The Mill – 14/01/2009 – Òran Mór

January 14th saw Òran Mór host the latest Glasgow date of the Mill series of free gigs for the “best of emerging music”. The Glasgow-based three-piece Foxface played a first set slightly scaled down from their…

The Animal Collective – Merriweather Post Pavillion – Domino

Declan McKay It’s hard to know where to begin when reviewing this album; very rarely is this avid music vampire left speechless, but this New York/Washington-based three-piece may as well have sewn my lips shut. ‘Merriweather Post Pavilion’, their…

Antony & The Johnsons – The Crying Light – Rough Trade

Catriona Reilly Many people may be familiar with Antony Hegarty’s unusual vocals, albeit unwittingly, through Hercules and Love Affair’s indie club favourite ‘Blind’ or perhaps from Bjork’s ‘Dull Flame of Desire’. His musical endeavours, however, extend further than collaborations…

Again?

Gerry McKeever With the advent of the new year, once again everybody and their neighbour is jumping to make predictions as to who and what is going to be big in music this year.  The BBC has released it’s…

The Secret Life of Bees (Dir: Gina Prince-Blythewood)

Victoria Gemmill The marketing campaign behind The Secret Life of Bees gave me the impression that the film would be two hours of overemphasised metaphor and sentimental mush. In reality, this can be considered a fairly accurate assessment, but…

West Side is the best

Tom Bonnick is impressed by the musical classic at the Theatre Royal Revived for its 50th anniversary, and briefly in Glasgow as part of a world tour that has earned global acclaim, the arrival of West Side Story —…

Snowballing out of control

Tom Bonnick Beauty is, that old maxim goes, in the eye of the beholder, and with the exception of Julianne Moore, whose beauty is wholly objective, this has always been one cliché I have subscribed to. Bearing that in…

Truth and Beauty Bombs

… gets sucked into offbeat cartoon series A Softer World, and the lives of its creators (all images courtesy of Emily Horne and Joey Comeau) A Softer World is a three panel comic created by Canadian…

Tears to the eye

Lewis Porteous There is nothing I enjoy more than queuing for longer than advertised, voluntarily entering a poorly ventilated fire-trap with inadequate seating facilities and subjecting myself to the lies, tired shock tactics and thinly-veiled self-publication of a disappointingly…

An ocean of rain

Lewis Porteous It seems as though I am dealt some sort of awful experience whenever I abandon Internet retail in favour of its physical equivalent, with real people and shops and things. These usually revolve around being made to…