Music

Laura Marling – ‘Wildfire’

4 /5 stars Ahead of her upcoming album Semper Femina, Laura Marling has released a beautiful, fluttering little taste of what’s to come in the form of ‘Wild Fire’. Whilst still possessing the shy vulnerability of past albums, this single...

Girl Band live at Summerhall

Girl Band made a long-awaited return to Edinburgh as part of the impressive Nothing Ever Happens Here program at Summerhall. If you have not heard of Girl Band you would be forgiven for thinking they were a regular indie guitar band. A drummer, a...

Los Campesinos! – ‘5 Flucloxacillin’

Marking the second single to be released ahead of Los Campesinos!’s sixth album, Sick Scenes (out in February 2017), ‘5 Flucloxacillin’ demonstrates an  ostensibly energetic, uplifting attitude. Opening with cheerful guitar and piano chords...

Bonobo – Migration

Simon Green’s newest album, provocatively titled Migration, comes after the artist’s move from the UK to California. Following on from three excellent offerings on the Ninja Tune label – Days to Come (2006), Black Sands (2010) and The North...

The Flaming Lips – Oczy Mlody

In many ways, the title of The Flaming Lips’ 2017 release, Oczy Mlody, is succinctly representative of the album’s content. Phonetically reminiscent of the opiod ‘oxycodone’ and the term ‘melody’, the title translates from Polish as...

David Bowie – No Plan

There is no question that it is hard to objectively analyse a posthumously released album by someone as big as David Bowie. Does the audience want to hear something new? Something classic? What are these impossible expectations? It probably is to...

The XX – I See You

From the moment you hear the heraldic brass motif of the opening track ‘Dangerous’, you know that The xx’s third album I See You is going to be an innovation. The trumpet flare signals both an evolution from their former work as well as a...

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