By Tara Fitzpatrick “The old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now...” Having gone almost entirely off the grid since that celebrity-spat with Kanye and Kim Kardashian-West, Taylor Swift is back with a dramatic reinvention and her most ostentatious marketing campaign to date. ‘Reputation’ her sixth album, is a 15 track analysis of fame, friendship … Continue reading Album Review: Taylor Swift, reputation
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
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
By Tara Fitzpatrick Lana Del Rey returns with her fourth studio album full of her staple brand of bluesy, sultry melodies with a topical and often lighter twist. The most continuously striking thing about Lana Del Rey is how little her music, since her critically-acclaimed debut Born To Die in 2012, sounds like anything else … Continue reading Album Review: Lana Del Rey, Lust for Life
By Niall Christie This week marks one year from what may have been the last T in the Park, an infamous institution born out of love of music. Unfortunately, it was not the want of music and festival spirit that supported the festival for 23 years. Instead, wave after wave of insubordinate teenagers intent on … Continue reading In a post-T in the Park world, how are Scottish festivals going to fare?