Live Review: Big Thief

By Niall Christie CCA, Glasgow, 6 November 2017 A cold night in Glasgow welcomed rising stars of indie folk, Big Thief, to the dreary delights of Sauchiehall Street for the second time since August. This time the main event, the band's edge was present as in their previous visit but lacking was a focus which … Continue reading Live Review: Big Thief

June and Winter: Picks of the week

By Niall Christie and Tony Inglis Here’s a rundown of the music released, films screening, shows playing, books read, events happening and stuff going on that we think is worth talking about this week. Borg McEnroe - Released September 22 It may seem strange, but a tennis film following the battle between two of the … Continue reading June and Winter: Picks of the week

Sexist, anglophilic and right-leaning: Question Time has got to go

By Niall Christie With the grand return of a British TV favourite, should we be asking if political panel show Question Time is now past its sell-by date? Turning 38 later this month, this institution of political television returns to our screen late this Thursday night. As the usual viewership of anywhere between 2m and … Continue reading Sexist, anglophilic and right-leaning: Question Time has got to go

Interview: Former Hector Bizerk frontman Louie John Lowis takes his talents to the stage

By Niall Christie Loud, brash and often provocative, former Hector Bizerk MC Louie John Lowis is back, this time tackling one of Scotland’s salient issues with a slightly unfamiliar medium. Arriving at the Platform Theatre after a slow and tentative wander through, what looked to be through my unfamiliar, Dundonian eyes, deepest, darkest Easterhouse, I’m … Continue reading Interview: Former Hector Bizerk frontman Louie John Lowis takes his talents to the stage

Interview: Indie clothes designer Ed Phillips of By Sea By Land

By Niall Christie Since its inception towards the end of 2011, Highland-based indie clothing brand By Sea By Land have been styling an increasingly loyal band of followers. Now sending clothes across continents, founder and designer Ed Phillips talked to June & Winter about how the label came about, how to take the next step using … Continue reading Interview: Indie clothes designer Ed Phillips of By Sea By Land

Live Review: Conor Oberst

By Niall Christie O2 ABC, Glasgow, 22 August 2017 It was a triumphant return to Glasgow for troubled troubadour Conor Oberst as he sailed through what seemed like a greatest hits tour, with the adoration of fans pouring on to the stage throughout. With men and women alike proclaiming their love for the singer, and … Continue reading Live Review: Conor Oberst

Women come out on top at Belladrum Tartan Heart 2017

By Niall Christie Last weekend's Belladrum Festival proved to be one of my favourites, and having attended every year since 2005, that is a reasonable complement coming from me. But, the one thing I noticed, having thought about and taken in all that I saw during the festival, when asked who my top three performers … Continue reading Women come out on top at Belladrum Tartan Heart 2017

June and Winter: Picks of the week

By Niall Christie Here's a rundown of the music released, films screening, shows playing, books read, events happening and stuff going on that we think is worth talking about this week. Out Lines Announced earlier this week, this exciting collaboration has set hearts aflutter across the country. Bringing together the ethereal voice of 2015 Scottish … Continue reading June and Winter: Picks of the week

Gin, jute and journalism – Verdant Gin, Dundee

By Niall Christie A city once well known for it's preserves, textile and writing industries, here at June & Winter we're taking a look at a new product which usurps the jam and includes the jute. Meanwhile, we'll have a go at the journalism. Based in an area which was once one of the many … Continue reading Gin, jute and journalism – Verdant Gin, Dundee

Theatre Review: Inheritance

By Niall Christie Platform Theatre, Glasgow. 13 July. Although it may have been a one night only production, Inheritance will have had a lasting effect on those in the audience with its brutally honest portrayal of Glaswegian prejudice. Speaking beforehand, writer Louie John Lowis stated his wish to shock and provoke the audience. That, without … Continue reading Theatre Review: Inheritance