Sitting in a warm cozy theatre in Glasgow watching a group of men battle state censorship to get permission to put on a community screening of a film, creates an immediate confrontation with your own privilege.Read More
American indie pop band Lower Dens takes on a sinful load of synths on the self-discovery journey that is their fourth album. The Competition is a retro-sounding take on the contemporary issue of finding oneself in a world full of impressions and expectations.Read More
The Swedish festival located in Gothenburg takes place in two parts. The main acts go on before midnight in Slotsskogen park and thereafter the so-called Stay Out West commences. The smaller acts play on various smaller venues around the city. In theory, this sounds great because the city becomes a more active part of the festival – in practise, it is really hard to convince yourself to stay awake and drag yourself to another venue across town after being on your feet for 12 hours already.Read More
Tycho’s dream-pop project feels like a first kiss in many ways. The concept is intriguing, the immediate reaction is excitement but you quickly realise there is work to be done. Weather is the fifth studio release from Scott Hansen, better known as Tycho. While it largely moves within the same downtempo light electronic sphere of his 2016 Grammy-nominated album Epoch, Hansen is moving further from soundscapes and into pop music. This move can largely be attributed to one major decision: the introduction of a prominent vocal for the first time in Tycho’s extensive discography.Read More
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