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Who are you kidding?

11th November 2008

Benzo Harris … receives a lesson in indie from Black Kids’ lead, Reggie Youngblood It has been a little over a year since Black Kids played the Athens pop festival, their first gig outside of their hometown in Jacksonville, Florida. Since then things have been skyrocketing ever upwards for the band, and already it’s a ...


Mystery Jets – 25/10/2008 – QMU

11th November 2008

Ellie Gallagher The grins on the faces of mid-pubescent crowd widened as the sirens of Hideaway signalled the Mystery Jets’ entrance, rolling out the opening of their set with fingers flying, but bodies still and faces straight (A little more vigour would be needed to impress, especially after less than enthusiastic support act, Golden Silvers, ...


Hot Chip – 02/11/2008 – Carling Academy

11th November 2008

Catriona Reilly Never has the clichéd phrase ‘the crowd was buzzing with excitement’ meant so much; by the time Hot Chip ascended to the stage of the cavernous Carling academy the crowd was ready to explode. Initiating the frenzy, the band launched into new single ‘One Pure Thought’, setting the pace with samba driven rhythm ...


Squarepusher – Just a Souvenir – Warp Records

11th November 2008

Rudi Zygadlo Squarepusher’s music is often tagged with genres like drill ‘n’ bass – Warp Records’ own online store categorizes him as breakcore. However, it is apparent from his latest installment, ‘Just a souvenir’ that the amen break is irrevocably dead and along with it many of the electronic innovations that Tom Jenkinson has brought ...


Deerhunter – Microcastle – Kranky Records

11th November 2008

Sanne Stienstra It was no surprise when Deerhunter’s third full-length release Microcastle leaked onto the internet nearly five months before it was due to come out. What was unexpected, however, was the mass of confusion following this regarding the date of release for the physical album, as well as the constant changes of cover art ...


Timeless qualities

11th November 2008

Gerry McKeever During the Smashing Pumpkins SECC show last year, notoriously onerous front-man Billy Corgan responded characteristically bluntly to the crowd’s light-hearted boos.  Glasgow’s finest had ‘feigned’ offence at the mere mention of England, through a reference to Manchester’s legendary Joy Division.  Corgan responded by questioning the proliferation of worthy musical talent ...


Losing the landlord lottery

11th November 2008

George Binning It is so often the case that International Students lose out in complications with their accommodation; for one thing they are not familiar with British law, and can be easily misled; secondly, any savvy landlord will know that these students will have to return to their home countries in a matter of months, ...


United States of whatever

11th November 2008

James Porteous While it may seem slightly self-indulgent to be writing an editorial based on the election process of another country, in a student newspaper, the momentous events in the United States that have taken place over the last week certainly merit mention within the pages of Guardian. The US has spent the last eight ...


Glasgow student nominated for helpline volunteer award

22nd October 2008

Kirstien Hodgson A Glasgow student has made it to the final stages of a competition that rewards the efforts of helpline workers. Morven Boyd was nominated by Chris Buckland, the Student Volunteer Support Service Coordinator, for the BT/THA Helpline Worker of the Year Awards 2008. Morven has been put forward for her work with the ...


Glasgow students protest banking bail-out

22nd October 2008

Pete Ramand Students and trade unionists demonstrated against bank-bailouts outside Halifax Bank of Scotland, Lloyds TSB and the Royal Bank of Scotland in Glasgow on October 18th. Danny McGregor, one of the organisers of the demonstration, outlined the demands of the protestors, highlighting the issues raised by rescuing big business with taxpayers’ money. He said: ...