REVIEW: Demi Lovato – Confident

Confident is US songstress Demi Lovato’s fifth studio album, and though it contains the same impressive high notes and empowering lyrics as albums past, Confident has an air surrounding it that oozes Demi’s new found self-assurance, independence, and well, confidence. Through overcoming hurdles in her personal life; opening up about her past struggles with bullying, bipolar […]

LIVE REVIEW: Lucy Rose

Lucy Rose Support: Billie Marten, Jake Isaac Oran Mor, Glasgow, 28/10/15 On a windy wet evening in Glasgow, in a dark basement of the stunning converted church Oran Mor, spectators poured in to see the eagerly anticipated Lucy Rose live. Having chatted to the first support act, Billie Marten, a couple of weeks ago for […]

REVIEW: The Martian

Dir: Ridley Scott Rating: 12A Release date: 30/9/15 Who DOESN’T love Matt Damon? (If you’ve just raised your hand – get out. Now.) The US actor has talent in spades, and it really shines in his latest cinematic offering The Martian. Damon takes on the role of astronaut Mark Watney in the movie adaptation of […]

REVIEW: Legend

Dir: Brian Helgeland Rating: 18 Released: 9/9/15 The Kray twins have been subject of many an investigation, documentary and movie over the years. The infamous duo practically ran London in the 1960s, using terror, violence and some very scary pals to get their way. This year, Brian Helgeland took on the twins’ story with his […]

REVIEW : Chvrches – Every Open Eye

Chvrches have just released their second album exactly two years after their first one, bursting with fresh synth-pop jams, catapulted them into the spotlight. The second album can a make or break a band, and Chvrches certainly set themselves a high standard, but their new work sure as hell delivers. They’ve been called chrome pop, […]

REVIEW: The Man from U.N.C.L.E

Dir: Guy Ritchie Rating: 12A Released: 14 Aug 2015   If you’re after a fast-paced, high-action movie that’s heavy on fight scenes, car chases and general nonsense, The Man from U.N.C.L.E is the movie for you. Guy Ritchie’s first movie since Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows in 2015, The Man from U.N.C.L.E is based […]

REVIEW: Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road is the kind of film that 3D effects were made for. The two-hour epic car chase fires us through the scorched, scabrous dessert and packs more punch than any simulator ride that I’ve ever been on. Expect seat-clutching, back-to-back explosions and some occasional squealing. But first, a bit of background for […]

REVIEW: Florence + The Machine – How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful

When a band hasn’t released an album for three and a half years, you expect their new music to be amazing, right? After all, they’ve had long enough to work on it. Those where my exact thoughts while waiting for Florence + The Machine’s new album; but sadly, it didn’t live up to expectations. After […]

LIVE REVIEW: Twin Atlantic, SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Twin Atlantic Support: Lonely the Brave, Eliza and the Bear SSE Hydro, Glasgow, 9/5/15 I’ve been to the Hydro several times, to see some big names, but I’ve never seen anyone get as warm or as enthusiastic a reception as Twin Atlantic. The boys were home and Glasgow was so, so happy to have them. Lonely the […]