Music



Review: Schemers

19th October 2020

An energetic trailer and promising premise lead to disappointment in the cinema. My first film review for this paper was going to be a momentous event. I walked to The Everyman with buoyant optimism, to watch a film that had the look of a Scottish classic. Schemers is based on a true story, set in ...


Our top 5 NPR Tiny Desk (home) gigs

19th October 2020

Writer Oliva Marrins shares the greatest Tiny Desk concerts, from their home to yours. How can we enjoy live music now? Generations left lost without a mosh pit, the electricity of the crowd, or pint of suspicious smelling “beer” thrown towards them; was it even worth experiencing a concert via YouTube? The introduction of the ...


WAP: Women’s Agency Performed

9th October 2020

Why the chart-topper shouldn’t just be dismissed as vulgar nonsense and why it may point to a true feminist hit. The release of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s new single WAP was accompanied by the internet’s equivalent of a pitchfork-bearing crowd. Conservative activists were quick to call the song out for its overtly sexual ...


Gender inequality is headlining the main stage (again)

6th October 2020

The Reading and Leeds 2021 lineup gender imbalance is due to a lack of consideration for female talent rather than a lack of talented female artists. The 2021 Reading and Leeds Festival lineup was recently announced and, 50 years after its establishment, we are still waiting for a bill which appropriately reflects the talented female ...


Glasgow teen organises live stream charity gig Sam’s Night with Lewis Capaldi, The Snuts and more

5th October 2020

The Glasgow Guardian spoke to 19-year-old Liam Hannah about Sam’s Night, his podcast Get Oan Wae It and showcasing Scottish musical talent. 19-year-old Glasgow teen and music lover Liam Hannah has organised an online festival in memory of his younger brother Sam Hannah, who passed away this year after battling with leukaemia, at just 14 ...


Not So Cool Britannia

2nd October 2020

Is Rule Britannia inappropriate for today’s day and age? Should we say goodbye to the controversial patriotic song? Rule Britannia has for generations been the song associated with Britain. Growing up in America, I instantly associated the tune with Squidward and his Big Ben watch; the Queen; and posh White people with ridiculous accents drinking ...


Review: Young, Hard and Handsome by Walt Disco

1st October 2020

Founded at University of Glasgow, Walt Disco’s latest EP channels the hyper-pop of SOPHIE, androgyny of David Bowie and punk defiance of Scotland’s Postcard Records artists. Walt Disco are one of the most exciting bands to burst onto the Glasgow music scene in recent years. Their androgynous style coupled with a New Romantic-inspired sound sets ...


Review: RE-ANIMATOR by Everything Everything

26th September 2020

Everything Everything’s fifth album RE-ANIMATOR is an innovative masterclass in millennial despair, soundtracking the age of fatbergs and internet trolls while remaining radio-friendly. The group ditch their detail-oriented studio finish for a live, flawed, and honest sound. There has been an increasing trend in recent years for alternative pop acts to drop their self-indulgent narratives ...


The Magic Gang: “The record is basically navigating your twenties and what’s expected of you”

25th September 2020

Music Editor Jodie Leith chats with Paeris Giles of The Magic Gang about their new album Death of the Party, adulting, playing faster for Scottish crowds, Teenage Fanclub, and the fear of sounding like an episode of Skins when singing about parties. Until the release of Death of the Party, The Magic Gang were known ...


Review: Dreamland by Glass Animals

17th September 2020

 We take a look at Dreamland, an album which seems like the perfect soundtrack for those stuck in the internet age, especially in this age of increasingly online society. “We have these curated versions of ourselves on the internet,” Glass Animals’ frontman Dave Bayley comments on Instagram, “Edited, cool, distilled versions of us.” The band’s ...