Music



Review: Chemtrails Over The Country Club by Lana Del Rey

14th April 2021

Lana ditches the sugar daddies for memories of an independent youth. Announced the day her last album, and masterpiece, the 2019 Grammy-nominated Norman Fucking Rockwell!, was released, the seventh studio album from one of the most enigmatic and idiosyncratic voices in contemporary pop music, Elizabeth Grant, a.k.a. Lana Del Rey, finally saw the light of ...


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2021

13th April 2021

Does the last great musical gatekeeper have any place in the industry today?  With everything that’s going on in our lives today – you’d be forgiven for seeing the announcement of 2021’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees pass you by. In fact, you’d be forgiven for letting any year’s nominees and inductees pass you ...


Our post-lockdown Glasgow gig guide

13th April 2021

Whether you’re new to the city, or just looking for something to shake up your gig-going pattern, we have the perfect mix of artists from near and far that you just can’t miss next time they play Glasgow. My heart goes out to fellow students who may have moved to Glasgow for the first time ...


Movements That Shaped Us: Disco

13th April 2021

In this disco instalment we admire the fleeting (drug-fuelled) fun had under the disco-ball of venues like Loft and Studio 54 and ask: is there any place for the genre today? The origins of the disco scene remain somewhat uncertain; was it the discotheques of New York City in the 1960s (Le club, Regine’s and Arthur) ...


Lana Del Rey, ignorant allyship, and White privilege in music

31st March 2021

Trey Kyeremeh examines why negating racism with shallow, yet harmful, statements points to a larger flaw in White artists and dangerous, misguided allyship. Lana Del Rey has been in the media a lot lately, mainly due to criticism of her lyrical work and social commentary on women in the music industry. Arguably, Del Rey’s personal ...


Musicians of Glasgow Uni: Sajid Chowdhury

30th March 2021

A continuation of the Musicians of Glasgow Uni series, Music Editor Jodie Leith delivers some quick-fire questions to our music-making students. Highlighting the rich musical talent gracing our (online) lectures, we take a look at musicians’ background, music, interests, and how they’re finding life as a student at UofG (in a pandemic).  This time, The ...


Review: OK Human by Weezer

29th March 2021

Weezer brings a much-needed sonic shift on OK Human, and the result is the best album the band has released in decades. The Weezer discography is, in diplomatic terms, tumultuous. Following a pair of decade-defining albums in the 90s, the California group struggled to find an identity in the new millennium. Releases ranged from the ...


Review: We Could Be Friends by Lloyd’s House

29th March 2021

Glasgow-based artist Lloyd Ledingham of the Kundalini Genie and Supercloud goes solo with a dreamy debut of lilting lo-fi ballads recorded in isolation. Writing in the deepest throes of 2020, Lias Saoudi of the Fat White Family suggested that “it would be an understatement to say that a lot of people in music are bricking ...


Deconstructing the music biopic

29th March 2021

Taking a look at the music biopic and our obsession with seeing the on-screen backstory of our favourite stars. Films about musicians have been around for almost as long as films with sound have existed. Granted many of the earlier contenders like Dreams of Love and Casta Diva in 1935 were largely historical dramas centred ...


Free Britney

28th March 2021

This is how our toxic music industry continues to fail vulnerable artists. “Getting burnt by a fire she lit herself, it’s so easy in her business”, says Diane Sawyer of Britney Spears. When the interview aired in 2003, nobody would bat an eyelid at such a statement. But, in light of the Framing Britney Spears ...