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Albums of the Year: Bright Green Field by Squid

27th January 2022

Brighton post-punkers Squid elevate the genre on Bright Green Field, our third Album of the Year for 2021. Perhaps no other album captured the grey, dystopian aura surrounding 2021 than Squid’s Bright Green Field. A dizzying record defined by angular guitars, syncopated rhythms, and the frantic shrieked vocals of frontman Ollie Judge, Bright Green Field ...


Albums of the Year 2021: An Evening with Silk Sonic by Silk Sonic

26th January 2022

Our second choice for Album of the Year 2021 sees the dream pairing of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak revisit the sounds of the 70s on a stunning set of soulful tracks. The hype machine leading towards Silk Sonic’s much anticipated debut LP promised a fittingly silk-smooth collection of 70s revivalist tracks that radiated joyous ...


Albums of the Year 2021: Red (Taylor’s Version) by Taylor Swift

24th January 2022

Last but by no means least, Taylor Swift’s singular vision is made crystal clear on our final album of the year: Red (Taylor’s Version). Marking an epochal moment in the most recent leg her career, Taylor’s return to 2012’s Red highlights her musical and emotional maturation. Bringing to light both previously unreleased tracks, as well ...


Albums of the Year 2021: Blue Weekend by Wolf Alice

24th January 2022

The Glasgow Guardian team reflect on the albums that shaped 2021. Up first, the grandiose musical statement Blue Weekend by modern indie legends Wolf Alice. Wolf Alice’s rise to alt-rock stardom has been nothing short of meteoric. With just three full-length albums under their belts since forming in 2010, the band has had a visceral ...


The 50:50 auteur/amateur canon

23rd January 2022

Megan considers actors who have done equal amounts tremendous and terrible work across their careers and the nuance they bring to ostensibly trashy projects. What makes a good film? It’s a question that’s difficult to answer even when viewing a finished product, so it must be infinitely harder for actors deciding to work on a ...


Review: The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice by Shon Faye

23rd January 2022

Writer Lorelai Patnaik delves into Shon Faye’s debut novel, and asks some important questions. At first glance, The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice by Shon Faye may seem like a mere introduction to transphobia in British society and culture. Yet the book goes above and beyond a simple introduction, as Faye literally and metaphorically ...


Review: Tick Tick…Boom!

13th January 2022

Jeevan praises Lin-Manuel Miranda’s film tribute to the late musical theatre genius Jonathan Larson. Self-righteous, self-aggrandising, inconsiderate. These could all describe Jonathan Larson aptly. He’s an unfortunately likeable protagonist, one that time and time again has you wincing because of his seeming lack of empathy, his inability to recognise his privilege, or his general folly. ...


Anticipating…Cyrano de Bergerac

11th January 2022

Micaela Levesque notes what can be expected from the play’s latest adaptation. Cyrano de Bergerac is coming to Glasgow! And no, not the new movie expected in cinemas this summer. A revival of the 2019 production of the play starring James McAvoy, Cyrano is coming to the Theatre Royal Glasgow this March for a limited ...


A book to make you cry: Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy

8th January 2022

As part of our monthly recommendation series, Kaitlyn Whitsitt explains why Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy will have you reaching for the tissues. Have you ever read a book that completely broke you down and then built you up, pulling you out of a reading slump because it was just so well-constructed? Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy ...


Should you finish every book you start?

6th January 2022

Rebecca Richard discusses whether authors have a responsibility to grip you from the beginning. I’m the worst for having multiple books on the go at once. One day I’m in the mood for a crime fiction thriller, the gorier the better. Other days I jump at my own shadow whilst home alone and must opt ...