Tags : Scotland

Interview: Forgetting the Future

Forgetting the Future are an indie rock band from a town called Thurso in northern Scotland. The outfit consists of singer/songwriter Robbie McNicol, guitarist Jamie Mackay, bassist Max Paul and drummer Connor Wilson. They formed in 2014 when they were around fourteen; creating music together for that long and from such a young age has […]Read More

Theatre News: The Journey to return in 2021

Scott Silven’s The Journey will return to the Traverse Theatre‘s online performance space for one week only next Spring. This follows a completely sold-out October run of the acclaimed interactive show. Running from the 14th to the 18th of April 2021, fans of this “extraordinary illusionist, mentalist, and performance artist” will be given the opportunity […]Read More

‘Lost At Christmas’ Takes A Few Wrong Turns, But Gets

As a passionate Scot, I thought my review of Lost At Christmas could only go one of two ways. Either I was going to embrace every cheesy, clichéd moment of ‘Scotland’s first Christmas Movie,’ shamelessly pointing at every Scottish landmark I could find. Or, I was going to be humming and hawing at every inaccuracy and overplayed […]Read More

Theatre News: Scottish Government Gives Theatres £10m Fund To Ensure

The Scottish government has announced a £10 million fund to help theatres and performing arts venues survive the COVID-19 lockdown. The fund comes as part of the Scottish Government’s £185 million ‘Business Support Fund’. After the pandemic sent the UK into lockdown, many hospitality and entertainment venues such as restaurants, cinemas and, sadly, our beloved […]Read More

Single Review: Bruises // Lewis Capaldi

Scottish singer Lewis Capaldi has been waiting to captivate and make his mark on the country’s local music scene for some time – having conquered a sold-out show at the renowned King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut venue, Lewis has also succeeded in releasing a memorable, gorgeous debut single in ‘Bruises’. Lewis has an impassioned stirring voice […]Read More

Live Review: The Temper Trap // The Garage, Glasgow –

With the cold and dark Glaswegian winter nights drawing in, sparks were sure to fly on Sauchiehall Street as The Temper Trap graced Scotland’s biggest and best city with their presence once again. Back in May, they entertained the Art School, a month after releasing their fourth studio album, Thick As Thieves. Having toured the record […]Read More

Album Review: Ellipsis // Biffy Clyro

Biffy Clyro have reached the distinguished milestone of their seventh album and with it is the beginning of a new cycle in the band’s life. Biffy Clyro by their own admission are a band who embrace the three album cycle, in which there is a simple stylistic or thematic similarity grouping the trilogy together. The […]Read More

A Look at T in the Park 2016

T in the Park has cemented itself in being Scotland’s biggest music festival since its first weekend in 1994; in their first year, they hosted headliners Rage Against the Machine and Primal Scream. Since then, it has expanded into a three-day event, with acts now performing at the Strathallan Castle in Perthshire, during the second weekend of July. The main […]Read More

Poem of the Week: A Man’s A Man For A’

Robert Burns, while a hero to many Scots writers and poets, rarely crops up when you ask for poets South of the border or overseas. Probably because of his commitment to Scottish nationalism just after the Jacobite rebellions, or his noble insistence in writing in what was then common Scots dialect, he has never really […]Read More

Interview: Luna Webster

In anticipation of the release of a new EP, The Indiependent recently had a chat with the Mia Wallace of Scotland, Ms. Luna Webster. One half of the electronic duo Old Barber whose track ‘Prism (Part One) ‘ is premièring today on the site, Webster also finds time to record dark and sultry sounds under […]Read More

Film Review: Macbeth

‘Macbeth’ comes to us from director Justin Kurzel, whose previous projects include the critically acclaimed ‘The Snowtown Murders’. Kurzel is also working on the Assassins Creed movie, scheduled for release next year as is ‘Macbeth’ himself, starring Michael Fassbender in the lead role. The casting for Macbeth is excellent, with Marion Cotillard as Lady MacBeth, David […]Read More

Cybernats are not representative of the SNP

Social media is a powerful tool. It can start revolutions, both political and cultural. We have seen increasingly important events happen on social media, to the point where some events have shaped history (the Arab Spring, to name one such event). So, naturally, everybody wants to exploit social media for their gain. This includes political […]Read More