REVIEW: Blur – The Magic Whip

With over ten years since Blur’s last album, The Magic Whip is a god-send to all fans of the quartet. With their reunion back in 2009, where they headlined summer festivals throughout the UK, many people expected an album to follow – and finally it’s here, albeit six years later. But is this album up […]

REVIEW: Mini Mansions – The Great Pretenders

You’d do well to watch out for Mini Mansions. The LA trio’s much-hyped sophomore album has been released just in time for the hip-band-hijack ahead of festival season. Like loads of great bands – don’t be put off by their naff name. They may sound like the latest thing from Toys R Us but in […]

REVIEW: James Bay – Chaos And The Calm

With a popular radio hit single ‘Hold Back The River’, winning the BRIT Awards Critics’ Choice Award and now releasing his first album Chaos And The Calm, it’s clear that 2015 is the year that James Bay dominates the music world and gets the recognition he deserves. James’ passion is clear throughout the album, as he […]

REVIEW: Rebecca Ferguson – Lady Sings the Blues

I remember watching Rebecca Ferguson on The X Factor in 2010 and being annoyed that Matt Cardle who claimed the title. Since then, she kind of fell off the radar for me. I didn’t really hear her debut album, Heaven or her second album, Freedom. However, I’m glad that I’ve had the chance to listen […]

LIVE REVIEW: The Decemberists

The Decemberists 02 Academy, Glasgow 13/2/15 After four years of silence following the success of their number 1 album The King is Dead , everyone’s favorite indie-rock oddballs are back, at last, with a brand new album. And what better place to kick of a seven-stop UK tour than the undisputable hometown of folky-rocky-pop? Glasgow’s […]

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: Fall Out Boy – American Beauty/American Psycho

Flashback to 2009 and you may recall the beginning of a three-year hiatus from the band that brought us hits such as Sugar We’re Goin’ Down and Thnks Fr Th Mmrs. Fans were beginning to lose hope and wonder if they’d ever hear another hit from the four-piece again. Flash-forward to 2015, and Fall Out Boy have […]

REVIEW: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Some Source readers won’t even have been born when Peter Jackson’s journey through Middle Earth began filming in New Zealand 15 years ago, but now, as it comes to an end with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the world of immortal elves, disgruntled dwarves, and evil orcs is more popular than ever. […]

LIVE REVIEW: Nina Nesbitt

Nina Nesbitt The Arches, Glasgow, 5/12/14 Scottish lass Nina Nesbitt  returned home to a sold out show at the Arches in Glasgow last Friday night. The chilled, underground venue (which is first and foremost a bar) suited the show well, with the gig itself being entirely acoustic. The three opening acts all contributed to the […]