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Review: Jamie Reid’s Taking Liberties @ Made in Paisley

22nd October 2021

Over 40 years on from designing the iconic Sex Pistols’ album cover, Jamie Reid’s work is just as relevant as ever. In a career spanning over five decades, it is a rare feat to find that the highly politicised and engaged works of artist Jamie Reid are still as emphatically relevant today. Reid’s exhibition Taking ...


In a Dollhouse: The ethics of playing with Twitch streamers’ lives

22nd October 2021

We delve into Jerma’s Dollhouse stream and wonder … just how far would an online audience with authority go? “I did something cool while I was gone; Jerma’s Dollhouse stream,” said Twitch streamer Ludwig at the tail-end of his three day hiatus from the world’s most popular streaming platform. “And if you have no idea ...


In conversation with GigSafe Glasgow

22nd October 2021

Amelia Boyle, the founder of the not-for-profit concert safety project, sat down with us to discuss their work. GigSafe first came onto the scene around 2019/20, changing attitudes towards gig-going in the city ever since. Over the past few years, they have set off a positive transformation of views in lieu of the more troubling ...


10 essential films you need to watch this Halloween!

21st October 2021

Tomek guides us through a commanding mix of movies that provide the slash and the silliness, guaranteed to provide you with the best spooky vibes for Halloween 2021.  Scary Movie 1 & 2 (Keenan Ivory Wayans 2000, 2001) NETFLIX I am kinda cheating here, forgive me. If you can cope with a little bit of ...


Interview: Kieran Hurley, Co-creator of The Enemy

20th October 2021

We catch up with theatre writer and former Glasgow Uni student, Kieran Hurley, about The Enemy – a modern re-working of Henrik Ibsen’s iconic play which has been re-imagined and relocated to Scotland. The playwright, writer, actor, and former University of Glasgow student, Kieran Hurley, is all set to debut his latest work, The Enemy, in ...


Review: Bad Boy Chiller Crew @ SWG3

20th October 2021

The Yorkshire hip-hop trio show how to electrify a crowd while shaking off the “self-indulgent wankery” of yesteryear’s rock stars. It’s cold and dark on the Clyde, but punters don’t seem put off. A frenetic, nervous energy moves through the queue snaking parallel to the river,  hidden away from the water by the walled train ...


Review: LANY @ O2 Academy

20th October 2021

Beneath the sugary synths and audience playfulness, Klein and co. struggle to break from their 2014 Tumblr mould. After a four-year absence, the O2 Academy hosted Los Angeles indie-pop darlings LANY upon their return to Glasgow. The 2021 BB GG XX tour saw the global impact of the emotional soft-boy infatuation, fuelled by Paul Klein ...


Review: Beautiful World, Where Are You

19th October 2021

Genevieve Brown immerses herself in Sally Rooney’s latest novel, giving personal insight into why it is yet another success. I love Sally Rooney discourse almost as much as I love Sally Rooney novels. It is a guilty pleasure, knowing as any Rooney fan knows how little the author enjoys the spotlight. With every article I ...


Review: Billie Marten @ King Tut’s

19th October 2021

From uploading covers to YouTube at 12 years old to selling out Glasgow a decade later, the Billie Marten story has been incredible so far.  Billie Marten, the 22 year old singer-songwriter from North Yorkshire, is finally able to tour her latest release, Flora Fauna. It is her third album to date, released back in ...


Review: Black Honey @ St Luke’s

19th October 2021

Black Honey back up their cinematic style with hypnotic sonic substance. Remembering Black Honey in their infancy is to recall their stronghold over the Tumblr-esque indie scene of the mid 2010’s. Culminating in a long haul stint touring with industry fodder Catfish and the Bottlemen, Black Honey’s doe-eyed stage presence satisfied the horny bouts of ...