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Album Review: Keane – Cause and Effect

Album Review: Keane – Cause and Effect

Lorna Stallard September 21, 2019 0

Keane are a British band that have been beloved since their 2004 debut album Hopes and Fears for their ability to articulate difficult emotions. In 2016, frontman Tom Chaplin released his critically acclaimed solo

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Ariana Grande, Hydro, Glasgow

Ariana Grande, Hydro, Glasgow

Lorna Stallard September 19, 2019 0

Ariana Grande’s last visit to Glasgow’s Hydro in 2015 seems light-years from the pop culture icon she is today. While her last show at the 13,000 capacity Hydro was mostly full, her concert tickets

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Father John Misty, Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow

Father John Misty, Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow

Lorna Stallard August 10, 2019 0

Anyone attending Glasgow’s Summer Nights at the Bandstand can easily be subjected to inclement weather, but Father John Misty’s gig happens to fall on a balmy, crystal clear August evening. Kelvingrove Bandstand’s amphitheatre-style seating

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Album Review: Kristina Bazan – HV1

Album Review: Kristina Bazan – HV1

Lorna Stallard October 28, 2018 0

Instagram is not typically the social media platform of choice for launching a music career, but that’s exactly what Kristina Bazan has done with her debut EP, HV1 [Honey & Venom 1]. Bazan is

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Album Review: Alt-J – REDUXER

Album Review: Alt-J – REDUXER

Lorna Stallard September 27, 2018 0

Alt-J have embodied their particular brand of experimental, electronic indie rock with self-assurance ever since they released their Mercury Prize-winning debut album, An Awesome Wave, in 2012. It is a telling sign of their

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Album Review: Mt. Desolation – When The Night Calls

Album Review: Mt. Desolation – When The Night Calls

Lorna Stallard May 26, 2018 0

In 2010, Mt. Desolation – the side-project of Keane songwriter and pianist Tim Rice-Oxley and bassist Jesse Quin – released their eponymous debut album, a low-key yet impressive foray into country-rock. Eight years later,

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Hamilton, Victoria Palace Theatre, London

Hamilton, Victoria Palace Theatre, London

Lorna Stallard March 10, 2018 0

The subtitle for ‘Hamilton’ is ‘An American Musical’, but at this point, it should really be ‘America’s Musical’. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash hit Broadway show has won 11 Tony Awards, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama

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Music Video: Tom Chaplin – Midnight Mass

Music Video: Tom Chaplin – Midnight Mass

Lorna Stallard December 4, 2017 0

The poignant video for Tom Chaplin’s new single ‘Midnight Mass’ explores loneliness and isolation during the festive season. It stars Dudley Sutton, an actor from Lovejoy, one of Chaplin’s favourite ’90s TV shows. Midnight

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Pale Seas, The Hug and Pint, Glasgow

Pale Seas, The Hug and Pint, Glasgow

Lorna Stallard December 4, 2017 0

Pale Seas have been releasing music as far back as 2012, but the Southampton band only released their debut album, Stargazing For Beginners, in October this year. After a prolonged, self-imposed exile in a

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Album Review: Tom Chaplin – Twelve Tales of Christmas

Album Review: Tom Chaplin – Twelve Tales of Christmas

Lorna Stallard November 19, 2017 0

It has barely been a year since Keane frontman Tom Chaplin released his critically acclaimed debut solo album, The Wave, but he has already followed it up with a Christmas album, inspired by the

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