Annie Booth: ‘An Unforgiving Light’ – Album Review

Scottish singer Annie Booth is all set to make her debut this October with the release of An Unforgiving Light courtesy of Scottish Fiction and Last Night From Glasgow.  By Jamie McDonald This seminal record sees Annie Booth move away from her usual duties as an integral part of Edinburgh’s rising dark-pop outfit, Mt. Doubt and instead[…]

EXCLUSIVE! ‘Bleed It Out’ by Angus Munro

It is a delight to introduce the brand new single from a supremely gifted singer-songwriter with a penchant for pop, jazz, funk, soul and everything in between.  Our exclusive today comes from none other than Angus Munro. Famed for his four-octave vocal range, lightening-like piano playing and engaging on-stage charisma, Munro has put his all into the[…]

The FRU’s Premier League Player of the Season Picks

As the Premier League season comes to a close, Chelsea lead the race for the title with Spurs hot on their trail. The challenge for top four continues too with the likes of Liverpool, the Manchester clubs and Arsenal all fighting for a Champions League spot. At the other end of the table, Hull City[…]

Scotland: Signs of a revival, or too little too late?

By Luke Barry  It was looking like one of those games. A stereo-typically Scottish performance. Close, but no banana. Russell Martin headed the ball into the back of the net within the opening minutes but the ‘goal’ was disallowed as the centre back was adjudged to have pushed over the Slovenian defender to score the[…]

Rachel Sermanni at Summerhall 24.03.17 – Review

  By Jamie McDonald of the Reflex Hour.  Subtlety, intricacy, pain and whimsy. All words wrapped up in the charm of Rachel Sermanni’s ever broadening forays into love within her blend of folk-noir. Since her first EP, The Bothy Sessions, in 2011, Sermanni has taken on a journey of self discovery in her music. Through constant touring,[…]

Glass Peaks//Thirty Three Connection//ANNAHAR @ Electric Circus

By Sebastian Faugstad  The Electric Circus. On the one hand an alternative artsy venue. On the other, a rejected nightclub. It is not without charm, though. The mixture of light from the stage, candles, fairy lights on the roof and neon glow beneath the tables – all contribute to the chic atmosphere. And although the[…]

Long read: a look at Xabi Alonso’s illustrious career

By Jamie Braidwood  “Lived it. Loved it. Farewell beautiful game.” These were the seven short words that announced the end of Xabi Alonso’s career, and what a career it has been. At Real Sociedad, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, he lived it. Through his numerous honours, from league titles and Champions Leagues to European[…]