interview



Alfie Templeman: ‘It’s going to be magical seeing so many people turn up to gigs and finally experiencing these songs in real-time.’

20th May 2021

18-year-old Alfie Templeman reflects on a surreal year spent in lockdown and discusses his newest mini-album, Forever Isn’t Long Enough. Alfie Templeman spent lockdown in his bedroom and celebrated his 18th birthday at home like any other teenager his age. Yet, there’s one remarkable difference. Alfie plays everything – from drums to guitar to the piano ...


Nathan Evans: “The fact that everyone’s feeling alone … a sea shanty gives you a feeling of togetherness”

2nd March 2021

The Glasgow Guardian interviews Nathan Evans; a former postman from Airdrie who found overnight fame when his covers of sea-shanties blew up on TikTok, gaining viral fame and a three record-deal. I’ll admit it – I’m far too obsessed with TikTok for my own good. And, as the overly avid fan of the app that ...


Musicians of Glasgow Uni: Loup Havenith

6th February 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 musician’s background, music, interests, and how they’re finding life as a student at UofG (in a pandemic). This time, The ...


IDESTROY: ‘The punk scene has welcomed us with open arms’

6th February 2021

IDESTROY guitarist and vocalist Bec Jevons chats with writer Joe Evans about the punk scene, her experience of groping at gigs, guitars being stolen (and rescued) in Glasgow, and their upcoming debut album, We Are Girls. CW: Sexual harassment and assault IDESTROY are a three-piece Bristol band composed of Bec Jevons (vocals/guitar), Nicola Wilton-Baker (bass/backing ...


Queen Margaret Union support arms divestment

26th January 2021

The Glasgow Guardian sits down with QMU board members to discuss their future statement supporting arms divestment. The Queen Margaret Union (QMU) has created a statement on arms divestment and the Universities involved with arms trade. QMU President Ruaraidh Campbell and Current Student Representative Miles Grant. The Glasgow Guardian: Can you explain the statements the ...


Future World Changers: changing the world through poetry

14th January 2021

In this article, The Glasgow Guardian interviews Shehzar Doja, founder of The Luxembourg Review, and a PhD student of Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. Shehzar’s passion for poetry and the impact it has had on his life made him want to use it to change the world. This ambition prompted him to apply ...


Gorbals street art: Your space or mine

14th January 2021

 Interview with artist Molly Hankinson Your space or mine is an initiative organised by Jack Arts. The main aim of this itinerant project, which has seen the participation of nine cities across the UK, is to bring art to the streets through poster campaigns, transforming the urban landscape into a free and inclusive outdoor art ...


Musicians of Glasgow Uni: Fin from Yellow Helen

19th November 2020

Music Editor Jodie Leith continues the Musicians of Glasgow Uni series; highlighting the rich musical talent gracing our lecture halls and featuring quick-fire profiles of up-and-coming UofG musicians. The series offers a fleeting insight into their background, music, interests and how they’re finding life as students at UofG (especially amidst a pandemic).  To kick off ...


Tourists: ‘We’ve been together for a while now, and finally developed the sound we wanted’

18th November 2020

Fin Logie chats with frontman Jamie Giles of shoegaze meets post-punk group Tourists about their upcoming debut album Another Slate, music inspirations, planning gigs with a baby on the way and working with War on Drugs and DIIV producer Daniel Schlett. Torquay-based dream-pop outfit Tourists’ debut album Another State has been a long-time coming. They’ve ...


The Snuts: “We want the sector recognised for what it is – a hard working, talented sector of skilled individuals who can’t just put down tools and retrain.”

13th November 2020

The Glasgow Guardian catches up with Callum Wilson of The Snuts about the West Lothian band’s latest single Always, contributing to the renowned FIFA soundtrack with their track That’s All It Isand the #LetTheMusicPlay campaign. It seems The Snuts have been an upward trajectory since the four-piece began playing together in high school at the ...