Music



Review: Bad Boy Chiller Crew @ SWG3

20th October 2021

The Yorkshire hip-hop trio show how to electrify a crowd while shaking off the “self-indulgent wankery” of yesteryear’s rock stars. It’s cold and dark on the Clyde, but punters don’t seem put off. A frenetic, nervous energy moves through the queue snaking parallel to the river,  hidden away from the water by the walled train ...


‘That’s not music, that’s just noise!’

16th October 2021

Why are the alien sounds of noise music entering the mainstream? You would be hard pressed to find any experimental genre of music conceived over the last century which has not been dismissed as “noise”. Almost every challenging new addition to the collective sonic palette is, at first, met with disapproval and accusations of its ...


‘Here we go again’ and again and again…

16th October 2021

Will ABBA Voyage be enough for the band to find their place in a world out with time? When ABBA make their debut in the 21st century, they are entering into a very different world to the one that brought them success in the early 70s. As they return to the future it will be ...


Review: People Just Do Nothing: Big in Japan

14th October 2021

The mischievous MCs are back with charm in their recent Tokyo adventure. Known for its mockumentary style and quirky take on British life, sitcom People Just Do Nothing has made waves in the UK comedy scene since its commission by BBC Three in 2014. The show, which follows the chaotic lives of five working class ...


Review: Drop the Baby @ The Garage Glasgow

25th September 2021

Dylan Brewerton-Harper reviews one of Glasgow’s fastest rising punk bands, Drop the Baby, as they headline The Garage. Jumping onto the stage to what can only be described as a fast “donk-ed” remix of the Coronation Street theme tune, I didn’t know exactly what to expect from Glasgow punk rockers, Drop the Baby, at their ...


Review: dodie @ the O2 Academy

25th September 2021

YouTube phenomenon turned singer-songwriting sensation dodie lights up the O2 with her brand of indie-pop. “Very good; very gay” is how a show-attendee described dodie’s show on the subway home. I couldn’t have summed it up better myself.  Dorothy Miranda Clark, better known as “dodie”, has cultivated a loyal fanbase since the beginnings of her ...


My first post-lockdown gig: anticipation & anxiety

21st September 2021

The lifting of restrictions is not without its share of worries, for artists and gig-goers alike. The last concert I attended was in February 2020, making this my longest period of time without live music since I was seven. So, you’d be forgiven for thinking that having tickets to the upcoming Sports Team concert at ...


Make some NOISE: Glasgow’s loudest new indie band

19th September 2021

NOISE hail from Dumbarton, a town to the west of Glasgow just as colourful in its culture as rough around the edges. Nothing about the four-man-band’s King Tuts set was rough around the edges, though: the six song show was seamless in its execution, a mix of older songs intermingled with never-played-before gems – Victor ...


Johnny Took: The Glow, Gallagher, and Greenock

15th September 2021

Our Editors-in-Chief Hailie and Lucy caught up with Johnny Took of the DMAs in the run-up to their long-awaited return to the UK Johnny Took, Tommy O’Dell, and Matt Mason make up the Sydney-based three-piece band that is DMA’s. Known for their Britpop vibe and having previously supported Liam Gallagher in 2019, the band are ...


The problem with Kanye West’s Donda

12th September 2021

A dark, confusing, rambling album with an unacceptable feature: it’s time to stop idealising the shock-rapper’s idea of “bravely” defying public opinion I first discovered Kanye West through an early 2010’s obsession with a Dash-owning, Playboy-modelling Kim Kardashian and her band of merrymen (a Brady–Bunch-on-acid family who doubled as co-stars). The seemingly quiet rapper...