REVIEW – Bastille – VS (Other People’s Heartache, Pt III)

Collaborations can be make-or-break for artists. Some duets can leave you wanting to wash out your ears (Robbie Williams and Nicole Kidman, anyone?). Yet some feel like someone has opened a new door in your life to fantastic music and you want that collaboration just to become a band in its own right. A band […]

REVIEW: Union J – You Got It All

Union J first burst onto our screens on the ninth series of the X Factor. Two years down the line, they’ve released a full length album, opened for Selena Gomez in Lisbon, embarked on their own UK headline tour and are about to release their second album, You Got It All,  on 8 December. The […]

LIVE REVIEW: Little Dragon

Little Dragon O2 ABC, Glasgow, 23/11/14 Little Dragon, the Swedish four-piece known for their off the wall RnB electro pop, creep onstage without much of a fuss. They enter slowly, wild figures flickering under the lights, largely masked by steam and smoke. Much like their audience, the silhouettes are all beards and man buns, apart from […]

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 […]

REVIEW: Cheryl – Only Human

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini’s new album, Only Human, was supposed to be the X Factor judge’s chance to show that she has found her feet, she’s starting afresh and stripping away everything to show what she’s really about. I was optimistic but, unfortunately, was left disappointed. I was hoping for fewer gimmicks, more talent and more sincerity. […]

LIVE REVIEW: Ed Sheeran, SSE Hydro, Glasgow

Ed Sheeran Support: Jamie Lawson, Saint Raymond SSE Hydro, Glasgow, 31/10/14 Even with hours before the doors were scheduled to open, Ed Sheeran’s fans were queueing outside The Hydro, waiting to get in. From the start it was clear this was not a show to miss. Fans were pushing and shoving to be the first […]

LIVE REVIEW: Twin Atlantic

Twin Atlantic Support: Nothing But Thieves, The Xcerts Barrowlands, Glasgow, 25/10/14 It’s not often that the Twin Atlantic boys get the chance to perform in front of their home crowd, so when they do it’s clear that they take every opportunity to embrace it while on stage. Saturday night was no exception. The Glaswegian band […]

REVIEW: Taylor Swift – 1989

Don’t know if you’ve heard – it’s been kept relatively quiet (ahem), but Swifty has a new album out. Pop fans of the world, rejoice! Because that’s what 1989 is – pure pop. Tay’s taken a step away from her country roots (although, how ‘country’ was she really?) to go full on pop princess. And […]

REVIEW: Mallory Know – Asymmetry

British rock band Mallory Knox today release their highly anticipated second album, Asymmetry – and you’re definitely going to want to give it a listen to if you’re a fan of the alternative rock genre. Following up from their debut album Signals, Asymmetry does not disappoint. Like the lyrics of the opening track state, this […]