A degree of failure

Gavin Lavery argues for the revocation of disgraced banker Fred Goodwin’s honorary degree from the University of Glasgow At the end of summer 2008, the global economy found itself engulfed by a financial crisis that precipitated the most devastating…

Will sing for food

Oisín Kealy As the music industry continues it’s downward gyre into absolute insustainability, a new generation of DIY artist are showing that you don’t need to sell you soul and/or recording rights for the opportunity of reaching a wider…

The Boxer Rebellion – Union – Unsigned

Peter Kelly The second full-length release from London based The Boxer Rebellion is finally out in physical form, following an exclusive launch on iTunes in January of this year. After securing the fourth position on the iTunes UK album…

Volcano Choir – Unmap – Jagjaguwar

Oisín Kealy Justin Vernon doesn’t forget where he comes from. Earlier this year he sung with his old highschool jazz band, and now he is returning to this past musical endeavour. A collaboration with fellow Wisconsinites, Collections of Colonies…

Zero 7 – Yeah Ghost – Atlantic

Robin Perkins It has been three years since Zero 7’s last release The Garden and they return with Yeah Ghost, a marked change from their former trip-hop, lo-fi stylings. It is not a comfortable or convincing evolution. Gone are…

Sounds of the city

Oisín Kealy and Robin Perkins As ever, the Glasgow music scene is bubbling with new bands, new sounds and new directions. We take this opportunity to introduce a host of local talent from noise rock to future hip-hop, multi-instrumental…

Keeping it in the family

I spot Mumford’s Ted and Ben outside King Tut’s, they seem pleased to be recognised, I introduce and identify myself as having been sent to interview them. After a small tour around their dressing room and…

Red Bull X-Fighters

James Porteous meets up with Red Bull's X-Fighters, as they descend on Glasgow's George Square ahead of the freestyle motocross series' finale in…

Blue Man Group – Clyde Auditorium – 22/05/2009

James PorteousWhen talking to friends and colleagues about Blue Man Group, there is a vague knowledge that they exist, and that they are very well known in general, but also an odd confusion over what they actually get up…

Adopting the Metric system

Metric's Joshua Winstead talks to Oisín Kealy ahead of his band's sold out show at Oran…