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In conversation with Glasgow film director Gary Hewitt

13th October 2023

Emilija Morrison sits down and chats to Glasgow’s own Gary Hewitt about his latest film, The Defender There’s nothing quite as marvellous as seeing Scotland on the big screen. Whether it’s a few seconds in a big budget Hollywood blockbuster or an entire indie film set in Glasgow or Edinburgh, it is a feeling that ...


Five Books on Metafiction

12th October 2023

From Austen to Calvino; essential works of fiction about fiction. Generally one of the more challenging concepts in contemporary literary theory, metafiction is defined by the Oxford English dictionary as “fiction in which the author self-consciously alludes to the artificiality or literariness of a work by parodying or departing from novelistic conventions.” It is, at ...


“It’s the underbelly, the dark side of the story” – in conversation with David Grann

11th October 2023

Author David Grann talks to the Glasgow Guardian about his latest book, The Wager. After completing Killers of the Flower Moon — which has been adapted by Martin Scorsese, and is coming out later this month — David Grann knew he wanted to write about mutiny. It was whilst exploring this theme that he came ...


How we write abuse

11th October 2023

A reading of the controversial novel A Little Life. CW: Rape, Paedophilia, Self-Harm A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara chronicles the life of Jude St. Francis — whose past is shrouded in mystery — and his college friends Malcolm, Willem and Jean-Baptiste (aka JB). The story begins with the four of them plunging into New ...


A history of connection: popular music and the art school

11th October 2023

An analysis and history of an interconnected space: popular music and its relationship to the art school. Kim Gordon, a founding member of Sonic Youth and a graduate of the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California, once supposedly remarked that “art obsession is ideology … ideology can be made sexy, but ...


Is it sexist to hate the 1975?

10th October 2023

A discussion of what it means to be a fan, and the inherent sexism present in the media. The present era of musical culture is punctuated by the concept of fandoms. Certain individuals can become so captivated by a particular artist or subject that their knowledge and research exists lightyears ahead of music journalists. Die ...


Cocteau Twins: A Scottish dream

10th October 2023

An insight into the Cocteau Twins, a band who transcended their small – town, Scottish roots to create a sonic world unparalleled in music history. Formed in 1979, the Cocteau Twins have cemented themselves into music history as pioneers of dream pop and shoegaze, and enjoyed a successful, albeit turbulent, career until they disbanded in ...


Review: Yeule – Softscars

30th September 2023

Softscars, the latest release in Yeule’s boundlessly experimental catalogue, is the glitch princess’s very own alt – rock dreamscape. There is a strong argument that right now, in 2023, the musical landscape has become bleak. Major labels continue to dominate the industry, sounds remain shaped by algorithms, artificial intelligence threatens to dehumanise the nature of ...


An interview with Crawlers

29th September 2023

The Liverpool-based four-piece ‘Crawlers’ give their thoughts on their upcoming tour, their origins as a band, their unique and original sound, Glasgow as a city and more. Crawlers, recently signed to Polydor Records, are enjoying success with their hit single ‘Come Over (Again)’, which has racked up over 15.5 million streams on Spotify and one ...


Folly Group support Geese at King Tuts – Review

28th September 2023

Matthew Patrizio reviews Geese’s appearance at King Tuts this month ahead of the release of their second album. The New York quintet, Geese, returned to Glasgow’s infamous King Tuts for their second world tour celebrating the release of their new album “3D Country”. I was first made aware of Geese after the release of their ...