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TV Review: Bojack Horseman Season 3

Bojack Horseman isn’t the easiest show to recommend to people. After all, we’re talking about an animated dramedy that follows a talking horse (Will Arnett in the performance of his career) who used to be on a Full House-esque sitcom and is now struggling to move past his former glory and find happiness. You could […]Read More

Festival Review: T in the Park 2016 // Day 3

Waking up on the Sunday of a festival is never fun. You’re sore, tired and hungover (and in this case covered in mud), so it’s no surprise that the atmosphere at T was a lot gloomier than before. Thankfully, though, we still had one more day of exciting acts to choose from, and – for […]Read More

Festival Review: T in the Park 2016 // Day 1

T in the Park has always seen its fair share of controversy – and indeed this year is no different – but one thing you can always rely on it for is the atmosphere. It’s dirty, loud and ugly at times, but there’s something about the crowds at T that make them pretty unmatchable. Heading […]Read More

EP Review: VCR & Chill // The Jepettos Feat. New

New Portals are an Irish indie pop duo comprised of husband and wife Michael and Ruth Aiken, although as it turns out they didn’t always go by that name. And they never used to dabble with synths much, either. They actually used to go by The Jepettos, and their music was indeed as folky as the name […]Read More

Festival Review: T in the Park 2016 // Day 2

“Happy T in the Park, everyone,” Fatherson’s frontman Ross Leighton toasted to the crowd during their triumphant slot in the King Tut’s Tent. Day 2 at the Scottish festival saw the weather return to its usual muddy self, but none of that seemed to deter neither the campers nor the bands. The aforementioned Fatherson were one […]Read More

Album Review: HOKA // Nahko and Medicine for The People

Considering the tragic circumstances surrounding his birth and the doubtless emotional fallout of discovering these circumstances, there’s a surprising amount of positivity radiating from HOKA, the third studio album from Nahko and Medicine for The People. Nahko, who is of Apache, Puerto Rican, and Filipino descent, was adopted by a white middle-class American family from birth and only came […]Read More

Track Review: Think Sharp Kid // Furr

Furr, an alternative rock quartet from Leeds, have just released the video for their debut single ‘Think Sharp Kid’, and with its raw, angst-ridden riffs and riotously catchy chorus, it’s one that pretty much already establishes them as a band to start getting excited about. The video sees all four members (Jack Byrne on vocals and guitar; Sam Jackson on […]Read More

Track Review: Lady Lion // inSaturn

Describing themselves as “an auditory supernova”, the debut track ‘Lady Lions’ from inSaturn proves this statement and then some with its stunning soundtrack and phenomenally ethereal vocal work from frontwoman Beth Cannon, whose voice, both soft and infinitely powerful, instantly calls to mind that of Kate Bush and Florence Welch. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/259573411″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”100″ iframe=”true” […]Read More

Track Review: Exertion // Sean Duncan

‘Exertion’ is the debut single from Sean Duncan, who, after years of making collaborative music as a member of various other bands (such as Boy on Guitar, Kid Mud, Seanario, Duncan Booth and Thombie to name a few), is finally venturing it out as a solo artist. Mixing elements of indie pop, alternative rock and electronica, the song […]Read More

Interview: Revolving Doors

Glasgow is pretty renowned for its thriving music scene. We have both the Barrowlands and King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, and we’ve also produced the likes of Belle & Sebastian, Franz Ferdinand, Mogwai and Primal Scream, to name a few. The thing we might just be most celebrated for, however, is our independent music scene, and one of the […]Read More

The Indiependent’s Best of Britpop

2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the chart battle between Blur’s ‘Country House’ and Oasis’ ‘Roll With It’, a time when Britpop dominated the airwaves and the UK was witnessing a new age in Rock ‘n’ Roll. Britpop was born as a form of rebellion against the heavier, grungier sounds coming from the USA in […]Read More

Live Review: alt-J // The SSE Hydro, Glasgow 07.12.15

After a triumphant summer of having their festival performances being talked up by just about every major music publication, alt-J have embarked upon their biggest tour yet and opted to try their hand at tackling the UK’s arena circuit. Monday night saw them make their debut in Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, a decision which came as somewhat of a surprise upon […]Read More

Track Review: Robots // October Drift

Not much is known about October Drift due to their surprising lack of an online presence (one they say is down to wanting their music to “spread organically” as opposed to “spoon feeding people”), however this bewildering mysteriousness only further fuels their overall intrigue. They’ve somehow managed to sell out half the shows on their debut tour on word […]Read More

20 Years Strong: Celebrating Pulp’s ‘Different Class’

30th October 2015 marked the 20th anniversary of Pulp’s number one, four-times platinum, Mercury Prize winning album Different Class. Ranked at number 6 in NME’s 500 greatest albums of all time, Pulp’s fifth studio album was released at the height of Britpop and helped propel the band to nationwide fame. To celebrate the anniversary of […]Read More

Track Review: Daggers // Blush

One of the most exciting tracks to be released over the past month is ‘Daggers’ by indie rock four-piece Blush. With its honest lyrics, a marching but danceable beat and an almost synthetic guitar riff, it’s a song that flows together so perfectly it’s somewhat hard to believe that this is only the band’s first demo. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/220509384″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”150″ iframe=”true” /] Opening with the […]Read More