Review: Maybe I Don’t Belong Here by David Harewood

When David Harewood was twenty-three, just as his acting career was taking off after leaving RADA, he had what he now understands to be a case of psychosis, and ended up being sectioned under the Mental Health Act. He was physically restrained by six police officers, sedated, then hospitalised and transferred to a locked ward where he was force fed sedatives such as Diazepam.

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VEPS: They’ve loved the song since day one and have been very supportive of our creative decisions

Following the release of their nineties tinged track Ecstasy, Oslo’s VEPS have unleashed their raw Girl On TV. The track, which is accompanied by a stunning self-directed video, is the second to be taken from their forthcoming EP Open The Door, out via Kanine Records. VEPS spoke with The Fountain about the track as well as the pleasures of working with Kanine.

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Review: Girl One by Sara Flannery Murphy

Girl One is the second novel from Sara Flannery Murphy after The Possessions was published in 2017. A twisty supernatural thriller about female power and the bonds of sisterhood, this novel follows Josephine Morrow as Girl One, the first of nine “Miracle Babies” conceived without male DNA, raised on an experimental commune known as the Homestead.

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Review: Brickwork – A Biography of The Arches by David Bratchpiece and Kirstin Innes

Brickwork: A Biography of The Arches is the first book that has focussed on The Arches from its humble beginnings as the potential for an art venue, which soon became the venue that DJs such as Carl Cox, Daft Punk and David Guetta were all keen to perform in. Having attended several arts performances, gigs and club nights in this Glasgow institution this book throws me back into those gigs, the smells, the bass, the unkempt undergroundness of it all in the early noughties. Offering an uncompromised flavour of the Glasgow art scene, whether it was the nightclub, the theatre, the creative hub, it was one of the most significant and pivotal venues in Scotland, Britain and Europe: for almost 25 years, The Arches was the beating heart of Glasgow.

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Ali & The Parade: We’ll be releasing the rest of the Losing Sleep EP and then playing some shows in and around Glasgow

Scottish alt-pop newcomer Ali & The Parade has released of latest single Losing Sleep. This exciting new material from Glasgow-based singer and multi-instrumentalist Ali Robertson is written about the early stages of a new relationship. The Fountain caught with Ali to discuss the response to the new single and plans for the rest of 2021, which includes some live shows.

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