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Review: LANY @ O2 Academy

20th October 2021

Beneath the sugary synths and audience playfulness, Klein and co. struggle to break from their 2014 Tumblr mould. After a four-year absence, the O2 Academy hosted Los Angeles indie-pop darlings LANY upon their return to Glasgow. The 2021 BB GG XX tour saw the global impact of the emotional soft-boy infatuation, fuelled by Paul Klein ...


TikTok: Overpathologizing everyday life?

25th April 2021

Writer Elisabetta Comin considers the dangers of overpathologizing everyday experiences on apps like TikTok and Tumblr. “Put a finger down if you have a messy room, put a finger down if you keep procrastinating despite feeling anxious about your assignments, put a finger down if you’ve ever cried yourself to sleep…” It’s 1am, I’m once ...


TikTok: it’s time to protect users

24th October 2020

Michael Wright compares the toxic side of Tumblr to the appearance of similar tropes on TikTok.  Content Warning: Contains references to suicide, self-harm, and eating disorders.  It’s likely that you’ve heard about TikTok; but what exactly is TikTok? The answer is not as simple as it may seem. If you google it, you’ll read that ...