Culture



A punter’s perspective of Glasgow’s Priory Bar

1st September 2020

Lloyd Russell explores Glasgow’s Priory Bar pre-lockdown and why this underrated venue remains at the heart of the Scottish music scene. Nestled on the hedonistically neon-soaked Sauchiehall Street lies what many people in the music scene perceive as the heart of Glasgow’s punk scene, The Priory. Loud, screeching guitars accompanied by the crashing of drums ...


TikTok killed the radio star

31st August 2020

Fred Bruce investigates the influence of social media sensation TikTok and why we shouldn’t discredit the “sounds” of today’s generation. A defining part of our millennial zeitgeist, Vine’s climb to the forefront of our collective consciousness was unlike anything the world had seen previously. Purchased by Twitter for $30m before its release to the public, ...


Movements that shaped us: Punk

31st August 2020

In the first of a series of articles examining movements in music which have shaped culture greatly, punk sets us off on a journey of defying societal norms, expressing individuality and rebelling against the unjust. Punk is a genre which has fluctuated in both its popularity in music and fashion since it came into being. ...


Stage to screen

29th August 2020

What does the Hamilton movie mean for the future of musical theatre? Broadway-to-film adaptations have long allowed people to enjoy the stories of musicals beyond their theatre run. While films based on musicals date as far back as the 1920s, this trend became increasingly popular in the 1950s and 60s with adaptations of The King ...


A Play, A Pie, and A Pint: Volume One

29th August 2020

Read six of the most critically acclaimed pieces staged at Oran Mor in one convenient book. For years, Glasgow’s residents, especially those in the West End, have been entertained at Oran Mor’s award-winning theatre program – A Play, A Pie, and A Pint. Having produced over 500 plays in the past 15 years, this lunchtime ...


Review: pillowtalk

28th August 2020

Live Witness Theatre deliver a new interpretation of theatre suited for the age lockdown. During lockdown people have either been forced to go without seeing their nearest and dearest, or have been forced to see them every second of every day. It’s taken a visible toll on many.  Following three couples during lockdown, Hayley Scott’s ...


Review: A Celebration of Endings by Biffy Clyro

20th August 2020

Ciara McAlinden talks us through the Kilmarnock legends’ latest album. In 2016, Biffy Clyro offered us an album that didn’t quite hit the spot, and ever since A Celebration of Endings was announced in October last year, my hopes haven’t been high. After listening to the Kilmarnock trio’s latest release for two days straight, I ...


Review: A Hero’s Death by Fontaines D.C.

20th August 2020

  Lloyd Russell examines A Hero’s Death, the latest album from Fontaines D.C. and whether it lives up to their critically acclaimed debut album Dogrel. Upon my initial discovery of Fontaines D.C. in late 2018, when they supported Shame at SWG3, live performances were a fortnightly occurrence rather than a fond and distant memory. I ...


White Riot: A Look Back at Rock Against Racism

13th July 2020

Jodie Leith Music Columnist Music Columnist Jodie Leith examines the Rock Against Racism movement of the 70s, and how its indelible legacy mirrors the Black Lives Matter movement and current world affairs today.  “We peeled away the Union Jack to reveal the swastika” – Red Saunders, founder of Rock Against Racism. Britain in the 1970s ...


Review: Normal People

10th June 2020

Jodie Leith  Music Columnist Our pull towards falling in love with Normal People, explained. When asked about the concept of normalcy within her 2018 best-selling novel Normal People at the London Review Bookshop, author Sally Rooney answers that she’s always loved “to read and to write about are experiences that, are in fact, completely banal ...