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Review: Cian Ducrot supports emotional Ed Sheeran @ OVO Hydro

29th March 2023

An Irish and an English singer-songwriter, a rising star of Tiktok and one of the world’s best selling musicians, captivate one of Scotland’s largest gig venues. With new music on the horizon, Irish born singer/songwriter raised the roof of the OVO Hydro on Tuesday evening, rescheduling his own tour to support Ed Sheeran in concert ...


‘10,000 gecs’ is an album of eccentricity, still with an addictive pop sound as the main focus

27th March 2023

100 gecs’ new album refuses to shy away from insanity through a sound of ska revival, nu-metal and pop. 10,000 gecs was never going to be good. But keep in mind that it wasn’t really supposed to be either; Laura Les and Dylan Brady are more like surrealist cultural critics with guitars. They’ve won if ...


Glasgow Film Festival 2023: The Bad and the Beautiful

24th March 2023

A wonderful homage to the cinema industry and the legacy of films. The smell of coffee fills the air of the large cinema as it starts to fill with people. This early morning screening is part of a special strand of the Glasgow Film Festival, paying tribute to the late American actress and singer Gloria ...


Glasgow Film Festival 2023: Our Father, The Devil

20th March 2023

An almost promising debut, and almost successful departure from migrant narratives. Ellie Foumbi’s Our Father, The Devil (2021) has a straightforward premise. Marie, a refugee from Guinea, works as a chef in a retirement home located in a French town. When Father Patrick is appointed as the new Catholic priest at her workplace, she is ...


Daisy Jones & The Six Review: A remarkable show for a remarkable band

20th March 2023

The TV adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s novel embraces and strengthens its source material. “I’m not the muse, okay? I’m the somebody,” says the titular Daisy Jones in the first episode of Amazon Prime Video’s Daisy Jones & The Six. Over the ten-episode course of the miniseries, there’s an impressively concerted attempt to convince the ...


STAG: Storytelling: A Guide To Defeating Evil Review

14th March 2023

Another year, another high quality STAG production. Student Theatre At Glasgow’s eagerly awaited Semester 2 Main Stage performance took to the stage early this week in the QMU. A new piece of writing by Grace Yeghnazar and Kate McBurnie, Storytelling follows teenagers Hope (Anna Coupé), Gideon (Lewis Cooper) and Lyra (Kaitlyn Whitsitt) as they battle ...


Glasgow Film Festival 2023: Rye Lane

12th March 2023

The Scottish Premiere of Rye Lane very nearly sells out. Naming a rom-com after a bustling street running through Peckham (South London) emphasises the importance of setting to Rye Lane. The plethora of spaces which Dom (David Jonsson) and Yaz (Vivian Oparah) navigate are unmistakably and proudly in Zone 2, whether that be the chicken ...


Glasgow Film Festival 2023: What Sex Am I?

11th March 2023

Lee Grant’s documentary, including footage with Christine Jorgensen – the first person to undergo gender reassignment surgery – is shamefully important over thirty years after its release. Were it not for their gender, most of the people interviewed in What Sex Am I? would make pretty boring subjects. A former PE teacher and a computer ...


Broker Review: Intimate and ultimately very human

11th March 2023

Broker stands tall as a poignant and beautiful addition to Hirokazu Kore-eda’s filmography. “Thank you for being born.” It’s a simple yet beautiful line, especially considering its context in Hirokazu Kore-eda’s newest film, Broker. Who would have thought that a film about traffickers trying to sell a baby would be one of the most heartwarming ...


The birth of Martha May and her debut single

10th March 2023

Marcus Hyka talks to Martha May, whose adventure in being a solo artist involves squid, band breakups and 60s French pop. “I actually have a video of me filming a pod of big-fin glitter squid. They’re like tiny little squid, and when they turn sideways, they disappear. They’re like invisible.” Aged only 22 years old, ...