Galantis – “The Aviary”: Review

Dance music is often criticised for being all the same. There’s so many artists out there trying to replicate the successes of the likes of Avicii or Calvin Harris that they forget to forge their own style, and simply follow what seems to “work”. One duo that do things differently, though, are Galantis – and on new album The Aviary they manage to bring their own signature style to a brand new set of songs. Galantis’ last album, Pharmacy, was one I loved and had — Read more →

LCD Soundsystem – “american dream”: Review

Things are surreal at the moment.  In the last few years the world as we know it has changed entirely, and every new day brings some new surprise, most often bad. There are nice surprises though, and the return of LCD Soundsystem has been like a ray of light shining through the darkness.  It’s taken almost two years since their comeback was announced on Christmas Eve of 2015, but now “american dream” has been released and the seven-year wait for a new album is over. — Read more →

Programme for Government 2017-18

After a reasonably quiet summer in the political world, the Scottish Parliament re-convened this week and already there’s plenty to talk about. Last week Scottish Labour leader became the fifth to resign in the last six years, marking the end of another chapter in the party’s grim demise. The two front-runners are quite polar opposite approaches, with Anas Sarwar being a Labour veteran, representing a Westminster/Brownite faction of the party, and Richard Leonard, a newcomer to politics who leans to the left. It will be — Read more →

Call of Duty: WWII – Beta thoughts

Not just another Call of Duty

As sure as the seasons come and go, in November the next iteration of Call of Duty will be released, and even for seasoned fans of the series it’s hard to be that excited about that any more. This year might be a little different though, as Call of Duty: WWII has potential to breathe fresh life into a stale series – by going back to its roots. The beta of WWII’s multiplayer was available over the last two weekends, and for me at least — Read more →