Articles tagged scotland

MacGillivray - “Night Skin” (audio) (Premiere)

With "Night Skin", the Scottish protest poet and singer MacGillivray paints a lyrical image of Marilyn Monroe over a dreamy electronic nocturne.

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The Proclaimers - “You Built Me Up” (video) (Premiere)

The long-running brotherly duo the Proclaimers display their fondness for their canine friends in the video to "You Built Me Up", from their forthcoming Let's Hear It for the Dogs LP.

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Reinventing Scotland, Reinventing Ourselves: After the Referendum

To be in the minority is the natural condition of artists. The referendum gave Scotland's creative community a brief respite from its sense of isolation.

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Undeclared Republics: Scotland’s Artistic Independence

As the campaign for national liberation progresses and evolves, new visions of a reborn Scotland have proven as much artistic as they are political. What role do Scottish artists play in their nation's destiny?

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25 Mar 2013 // 8:30 AM


The Knife's peculiar brand of steely synthpop finds a new champion in Glasgow's CHVRCHES.

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Texas to Release New Album, ‘The Conversation’

This year is the 25th anniversary of Scottish pop band Texas' founding and the group is returning (finally!) with a new album.

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Various Artists: Whaur the Pig Gaed on the Spree

The singers throughout the album, in universal folk song tradition, take on the voices of the poor and the pressured, which are the voices of themselves.

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Various: The Rough Guide to Scottish Folk

The admission of more rawness, grit, earthiness, would have been welcome.

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28 Oct 2008 // 10:00 PM

Julie Fowlis: Cuilidh

Fowlis has a sure voice, and her light, decisive handling of the songs is pleasant to hear.

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The Riddle of the Sands & The 39 Steps

Unlike their characters, Childers and Buchan refused to indulge in such nonchalant optimism. Their books are fine examples of the ‘Invasion Novel’, a sub-genre of thriller which flourished in the early years of the 20th century.

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Aly Bain and Ale Möller: Beyond the Stacks

Like many sequels, it gives you more of the same but you don't mind at all because you enjoyed everything so much the first time around that you didn't really want it to change.

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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