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“How can the guys at school compare to the icon that is Elvis?” – A Priscilla review

24th January 2024

Sofia Coppola once again dazzles on the silver screen with her latest film Priscilla. In 2023, it seemed like the only films I saw twice at the cinema were those directed by women. Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, I saw twice over the summer, on both occasions clad in pink Barbie-approved attire. It was a film that ...


A review: Jockstrap at Glasgow Classic Grand

28th November 2023

It was perhaps the most Jockstrap thing ever… They’ve just opened for Blur at Wembley, have over two-hundred thousand monthly Spotify listeners, have an album shortlisted for a Mercury Prize and they still choose a tiny, intimate, bizarre 500-person venue on Glasgow’s energetic Jamaica Street to kick start their tour. The venue usually hosts a ...


Daft Punk: A Retrospective

28th November 2023

A love letter to “dafty punky thrash”. Forming in 1993 and disbanding in 2021, Daft Punk gifted the world 4 studio albums, 2 live albums, a soundtrack album, and two films. The impact the robots have had on both music and the wider world is difficult to explain. The duo sold over 10 million records ...


Watching Squid live from afar

28th November 2023

Music Editor Daniel sends out an expert team to review Squid live at the Barrowlands. Squid defy categorisation. They combine a plethora of approaches, from post-punk to krautrock, creating whirling compositions of tension and release. They are, naturally, a band which any good music editor should want to see; however, when duty calls elsewhere, who ...


A manifesto for deleting Spotify

24th November 2023

This current era of streaming hegemony needs to stop , and it can, if you’re willing to make your life just a little bit more annoying. On 25 October, it was leaked that Spotify are planning to make further cuts to their already stingy payments to artists for streams on the platform. Minimum stream numbers ...


Theatrical agony in The Virgin Suicides

24th November 2023

Jeffrey Eugenides’ debut celebrates its 30th year anniversary. CW: Suicide Written in 1993, Jeffrey Eugenides’ debut The Virgin Suicides celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. The Virgin Suicides’ plot is outlined within the first couple of pages, opening on “the morning the last Lisbon daughter took her turn at suicide.” There are five teenage girls ...


The devil’s in the details: a scathing review of The Killer

17th November 2023

David Fincher’s latest endeavour—The Killer—is another drop in Fincher’s bucket of mediocrity. David Fincher’s newest film, The Killer, is an unfortunate departure from his usual standard of craft. What used to differentiate Fincher from his peers was his range and variety. His catalogue, up until recently, was stellar. No one has the same favourite Fincher ...


In IMAX, no one can hear you scream! A 2001: A Space Odyssey review

17th November 2023

Kubrick’s legendary sci-fi visual tour-de-force is a terrifying glimpse into our near future The Glasgow Science Centre has been putting on an array of vintage and modern classics at their huge IMAX theatre over the last few weeks, and the opening feature was Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 sci-fi epic 2001: A Space Odyssey. Odyssey is widely ...


A Lovely, Dark, Deep review of Lovely, Dark and Deep

16th November 2023

Psychological horror meets supernatural thriller in Teresa Sutherland’s debut feature In the wide expanse of Teresa Sutherland’s directorial debut, the psychological horror Lovely, Dark and Deep, darkness lurks in the depths of the forest, and within those subjected to its terror. Sutherland, perhaps best known for her work as a staff writer on the Netflix ...


Love and Horror in Julia Armfield’s Our Wives Under The Sea

31st October 2023

A woman returns from the deep sea, irrevocably changed. In a small, tidy flat located in an unnamed British city that is “veined with water like the lines on the back of a hand,” housewife Miri tries desperately to reconnect with her wife Leah, who has returned from a disastrous deep-sea mission irrevocably changed. As ...