culture consumption: october 2017;

So, after getting all smug about nailing my Goodreads reading challenge for the year (because, apparently, I now live a lifestyle where 30 books in…

album review: taylor swift – reputation;

This review originally appeared on The Arts Desk. In “Look What You Made Me Do”, the tabloid-level diss track that heralded the arrival of Taylor…

don’t have any more left for anyone else: the rosie bans interview;

There’s a timeline in which Rosie Bans would have been expected to fade into the background. A fiery singer-songwriter with the voice of a Prohibition-era…

culture consumption: september 2017;

I cannot over-state how excited I am to have spent a weekend in my own bed, with no deadlines and nowhere to be, free to…

“a hundred or nothing”: the armellodie records interview;

There was a point, last year, when I started to wonder if Armellodie Records was done. Founded in 2007 by Al Nero and Scott Maple…

live review: margaret glaspy & leif vollebekk, cca, glasgow;

A simple piano line. A gentle bit of synth. Leif Vollebekk hasn’t even opened his mouth yet, and I’ve fallen in love. I’d agreed to…

culture consumption: august 2017;

So this is usually the column in which I round up the great and the not-so-great things I have read, watched and listened to in…