Music

Divide – Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran looks set to break all sorts of records with Divide. After shifting 232,000 copies on its first day, the Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter’s third album has already gone double platinum and clinched both the number one album and...

‘3ww’ – alt-J

Fans can certainly forgive alt-J for their year of silence. Their unusual, mesmerising sound and thoughtfully crafted lyrics can only be the product of time immersed in writing, thinking and playing. The new single was worth the wait. After a minute...

‘Green Light’ – Lorde

Rating: 3/5 stars The first single from Lorde’s highly anticipated sophomore album Melodrama, ‘Green Light,’ begins with the emotional torment and bite of a recently ended relationship. “She thinks you love the beach/you’re such a damn...

First impressions of Rhythm Machine @ Studio 24

Rhythm Machine is a semi-regular club night co-ordinated by the people of Bongo Club’s Soulsville and Summerhall’s Nothing Ever Happens Here, which has earned significant acclaim within Edinburgh’s art-school circles. The night is inspired by...

Gang Signs & Prayer – Stormzy

Rating: 4/5 stars Gang Signs and Prayer, the much-anticipated debut album from Stormzy, one of the UK’s most decorated rappers, is finally out. Kicking off with ‘First Things First’, Stormzy seems frustrated, particularly with the way he and...

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