ARTPOP: Reviewed

An apt gendered review of music's once most controversial pop icons. Lady Gaga's ARTPOP involves sex, synth and subtlety, read what Sarah Dickins and Roddy McGlynn thought about it…

Iolanthe: Reviewed

This week, the University of St Andrews Gilbert & Sullivan Society tackled “Iolanthe” – a story of fairies and politicians dripping with classic British satire. Having never seen or even heard any music of G&S, I was both intrigued and bewildered at the initial story line. From the initial shaky but steady start from the orchestra, the music gave away the light hearted, quirkiness that would characterise the rest of the play.

St Andrews’ Scene: Gabi Machado

We all know about The Other Guys, but surely St Andrews has more? Surely we can be a bit edgier than (very good and amusing) a capella, good as it is… Owl Eyes has been trawling the bubble web and the pubs' open mic nights to bring you a little info about what other musical talent there is in these 6.9 (according to evi) square miles. And while we have them, we’ve asked them what they’re listening to – now available to you on our 8tracks page…

St Andrews Scene: Youngerhall

We all know about The Other Guys, but surely St Andrews has more? Surely we can be a bit edgier than (very good and amusing) a capella, good as it is… Owl Eyes has been trawling the bubble web and the pubs' open mic nights to bring you a little info about what other musical talent there is in these 6.9 (according to evi) square miles. And while we have them, we’ve asked them what they’re listening to – now available to you on our 8tracks page…

This Charming Band

Stop me, oh-oh-oh stop me; stop me if you think that you’ve heard this one before. And I am not, of course, pretending that the following is original – my preschool musical wisdom comes about seventeen decades after initial acclaim; but the Smiths are a bit great. Like, more than a bit great. Though widely known of within the UK, many have relegated this Manchester-formed band to the pile of banal fogey-type indie rock. Today, they occasionally emerge from a dad/uncle/family friend’s pristine vinyl collection, as Maurice (or whoever) yodels on about misery for three minutes. Worse yet are groups of superkool, hip and trendy yoots, having recently discovered Vans and rollies, who ya know, just love the Smiths and proudly know (almost) all of the lyrics to ‘Cemetery Gates’. Hooray.

May Ball Review

May Ball is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year and I was looking forward to my first time at this event (especially after organising an intense queuing schedule for tickets that involved me getting up at 4am). Unfortunately, the normal classic ticket holder (such as myself), didn't entitle you to much. Aside from access to Kinkell itself the only bonus you got was access to the three fairground rides, one of the bigger highlights of the evening.

St Andrews’ Scene: Andrew Pearson & The Riflebirds

We all know about The Other Guys, but surely St Andrews has more? Surely we can be a bit edgier than (very good and amusing) a capella, good as it is… Owl Eyes has been trawling the bubble web and the pubs' open mic nights to bring you a little info about what other musical talent there is in these 6.9 (according to evi) square miles. And while we have them, we’ve asked them what they’re listening to – now available to you on our 8tracks page…

Pop-up party

I have long been a fan of St.Art magazine and this week I saw the start of an exciting new venture for the magazine. The music section of the magazine has flown the nest and become St.Art Music, a distinct (but not estranged) sibling magazine.