Laura contributed to the pages of Source when she was a student. She’s now a high-flying magazine journalist, living and working in London.

REVIEW: Imagine Dragons – Smoke + Mirrors

Smoke + Mirrors is the follow up to Imagine Dragon’s breakthrough debut Night Visions. Fans have patiently waiting for the sequel to the 2012 smash and it’s certainly proved worthy of the wait. The quartet, based in Vegas, are reminiscent of Coldplay or The Killers (with a touch of U2) but project a sound that’s […]

REVIEW: Kiesza – Sound of a Woman

Ever since she took over with her huge hit Hideaway, fans have been desperate for Canadian singer/ songwriter Kiesza’s debut album. Now, Sound of a Woman is finally here and it does not disappoint. The album kicks off with Hideaway, a smart choice as it no doubt her most famous track to date and the […]

Social media mistakes

Attention social media addicts! If your security settings and internal filter (different from Mayfair on Instagram) aren’t up to speed, the tweets, selfies and status updates you post could damage your career. Laura Donaldson offers some advice on future-proofing your web presence… How private is private? No matter how secure you make your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, there’s still […]

REVIEW: Jamie T – Carry On The Grudge

Jamie T’s long-awaited third album is finally here. Carry on the Grudge is a world away from the 28-year-old’s previous street-wise efforts and paints a dark image of how the singer’s view on the world has changed since 2009’s Kings & Queens. Themes of obsession, social margins and addiction run coarse throughout the tracks – […]

Study survival

It’s a word that strikes fear in the hearts of students and school pupils across the land – exams. But with the right prep, you could be on your way to study success. Seasoned student Laura Donaldson offers some top tips to aid your revision this season… Preparation Preparation is one of the key factors in your studying, even if you don’t […]

REVIEW: Jason Derulo, O2 Academy, Glasgow

Jason Derulo Support: Conor Maynard O2 Academy, Glasgow, 31/3/14 US R&B sensation Jason Derulo finally made it to a Glasgow stage last night at the O2 Academy. The singer was supposed to play the SECC two years ago as part of his Future History world tour but was forced to cancel the entire jaunt after […]


If you’d noticed a rise in screaming girls around Glasgow towards the end of last week, it may be due to the fact that LA band R5 have been in town. The Californian five-piece, made up of three brothers (Rocky, Ross and Riker), a sister (Rydell) and a friend (Ellington), took to the stage at […]

Christmas Beauty Trends

Christmas is less than three weeks away (!) and if you’ve been too busy buying presents for your loved ones to treat yourselves to this year’s Christmas beauty trends, don’t fret! We’re here to show you the must have looks to make sure you look your best this festive season. STRONG EYEBROWS It’s the trend […]

INTERVIEW: Katie Sutherland

It’s Saturday 2 November, and Katie Sutherland is preparing for her first big performance. While the singer is no stranger to live shows, having supported stars such as Elton John and Sugababes in venues like Glasgow’s SECC, this could be seen as her big debut. Until this year, Katie had performed under the name Pearl […]