Claire Sawers

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Stylish imagination on show at Edinburgh College of Art's SHOW 2015

24 Apr 2015

This year's circus of a catwalk show proves there's some real talent at ECA

Filligree fancy, kawaii whimsy, sci-fi surrealism and haughty grandeur: last night’s SHOW 2015 at Edinburgh College of Art covered several hundred bases in just under 90 minutes, with its sprawling mix of theatricality and innovation. With John Foxx…

Guide to Scotland's Festivals 2015: Scotland's Year of Food and Drink

2 Feb 2015

There's much more to Scotland's food culture than deep fried Mars Bars

Hopefully, these days it’s only bad Edinburgh Fringe comedians that are making those jokes about all the food in Scotland being deep-fried. Yes, Scotland still does an excellent fish and chips (particularly good when eaten next to the sea, while dodging…

Holly Herndon – Platform

23 Apr 20154 stars

Herndon's geeky love of musical gadgetry and playful experimentation are all on show here

A few facts on the marmalade-haired electronic-whizz that is Holly Herndon. She’s currently studying as a doctoral candidate at Stanford’s Centre for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). She was born in Tennessee, but spent her formative…

Opinion: the SAY Award longlist is keeping Scotland’s musical conversation alive

23 Apr 2015

Scottish Album of the Year longlist is a strong showcase of the country’s musical output right now

Another beauty of a longlist emerged this morning from the SAY HQ. It features some of Scotland’s biggest hitters, one of whom will take the best album of the year award in June. As a playlist of the country’s musical output, what do these 20 albums…

The Hot 100 2014: 10-2

11 Dec 2014

Rachel Maclean, Young Fathers and National Collective among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

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2015 Highlights: Music

17 Dec 2014

Featuring: Belle & Sebastian, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Tectonics, Electric Frog and Kelvingrove

Cue euphoria for fans of Glasgow’s indie twee-pop superstars; they return in January with their new, ninth album, Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance, before playing a hometown arena gig in the summer, joined by the Scottish Festival Orchestra...

The Hot 100 2014: 20-11

11 Dec 2014

Summerhall, Ilan Volkov and Green Door Studios among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

Strange Electricity: Jim Tenors recalls making Sähkö The Movie

18 Feb 2015

Ahead of a rare screening in Glasgow, the director shares his memories of filming the documentary

Only the few will have seen Sähkö The Movie – regarded among certain technoheads as the ‘Holy Grail of electronic music documentaries’. Rarely screened live, besides the odd special event like Sonar festival, or a night at MoMA in New York, it’s coming…

The Hot 100 2014: 100-91

11 Dec 2014

Sophia George, Richard Youngs and Carina Contini among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

The Hot 100 2014: 50-41

11 Dec 2014

Braw Gigs, Rally & Broad and John Byrne among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2014

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

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The Hot 100 2014: 40-31

11 Dec 2014

The Twilight Sad, Drygate and The Scottish Ensemble among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

The Hot 100 2014: 30-21

11 Dec 2014

Karen Gillan, Paolo Nutini and Rose Leslie among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2014

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

Nicki Minaj heads to the Hydro with the Pinkprint tour

31 Mar 2015

Bringing the boom badoom boom bass back to Glasgow a few months after the MTV EMAs

Returning to the same spot where she helped host the MTV EMAs back in November, the cheeky-aggro-dollybird queen of rap – and proud advocate of the big booty – Nicki Minaj returns to the Hydro, this time with her Pinkprint tour. An occasionally…

The best Edinburgh Science Festival arts and culture events

26 Mar 2015

From drone orchestras to geek songs, we’ve picked our top tips for this year's science fest

The white coats are let out for the day to hop on their bikes as part of Edinburgh International Science Festival’s Street Science team. Engaging with audiences across the city, the aim is to shake up science, blow off the cobwebs and prove that it’s…

Glasgow Film Festival 2015: Music Highlights

12 Feb 2015

2015 GFF programme includes glimpses of Daft Punk, the Mekons and Talking Heads

We pick out some musical highlights from Glasgow Film Festival's 2015 programme, including Stop Making Sense, Revenge of the Mekons and The Fall of the House of Usher

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Interview: Gazelle Twin

12 Feb 2015

Taking a peek behind the angst-ridden mask of musician-producer Elizabeth Bernholz

Elizabeth Bernholz, aka Gazelle Twin, is a Brighton musician making ink-black, intoxicating experimental pop. Her droning, bleeping, pitch-shifting electronic tracks are nightmarish, unsettling takes on everything from mental health issues, societal…

The Hot 100 2014: 90-81

11 Dec 2014

Hanna Tuulikki, Vanishing Point and Bloody Scotland among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

The Hot 100 2014: 80-71

11 Dec 2014

Chvrches, Comar and Claire Cunningham among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2014

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

The Hot 100 2014: 70-61

11 Dec 2014

Counterflows, Glasgay and Daniel Sloss among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2014

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

The Hot 100 2014: 60-51

11 Dec 2014

The Glad Café, David Mackenzie and Still Game among Scotland's hottest cultural contributors in 2014

The Hot 100 is The List's annual celebration of the figures who've contributed most to the cultural landscape during the year. From chefs and theatre-makers to writers and musicians, you'll find them here.

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Christmas Gigs in Glasgow & Edinburgh

9 Dec 2014

December gigs including Trembling Bells, The Cosmic Dead, TYCI and Dune: The Musical

Stevie Wonder knows his answer already: ‘candles burning low, lots of mistletoe, choirs singing carols, right outside his door.’ But what does Christmas mean to you? If it’s an elaborately camp, musical remake of David Lynch’s Dune, adding an…

Opinion: Fielding Hope's contribution to Glasgow's underground live music scene

11 Nov 2014

Brains behind Cry Parrot live music is moving to London to become senior producer at Cafe OTO

After putting on some of Scotland’s weirdest, most fun, independent, DIY, new underground music events for almost eight years, Fielding Hope, the brains behind Cry Parrot live music, is moving to London to become senior producer at Cafe OTO. While it’s…

Christmas 2014: Top five Scottish craft markets

7 Nov 2014

Including Scotland Re:Designed, FaD Festive Shop & Designer Market and the 3D/ 2D Fair

Scotland Re:Designed A department store, but not as you know it. Local designers get a chance to emerge from their studios for this four-month pop-up shop in Ocean Terminal. Pick up items from ERIBÉ Knitwear, Iona Crawford and Kirsteen Stewart.

Album Roundup – November 2014

7 Nov 2014

Including new releases from Dean Blunt, Neil Landstrumm, TV On The Radio, Simple Minds and Micah P H

Neil Landstrumm – Nights of Shame EP (Kick + Clap) ●●●●● Silly-good new stuff from producer Neil Landstrumm, on Kick + Clap, a brand new all-vinyl label which he says, ‘jacks so hard, it has to be from Chicago’. In reality, these squelchy, chiming…

Exposure: General Ludd

21 Oct 2014

All you need to know about electronic Glasgow duo Tom Marshallsay and Richard McMaster

General Ludd fuses the talents of a bunch of Glasgow music acts we already loved. The duo of Tom Marshallsay (aka Dam Mantle), and Richard McMaster (from Golden Teacher, Lovers Rights and Silk Cut) was a shoo-in for good things, and recent DJ mixes and…