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The legendary Glasgow-based record store Volanic Tongue is closing after ten years activity! Run by former Charalambides member Heather Leigh Murray and her husband and writer David Keenan, it was a very relevant place for experimental music. Specializing in new, second-hand & rare underground music and sub-cultural ephemera including books, magazines and DVDs. After closing [...]


Walking a line between what has passed and what is yet to come, seminal trio to rococo rot have carved an identifiable niche for themselves, and one which has crossed a variety of styles; neither wholly in the realms of ambient or pure electronics. The presentation of their tenth album Instrument will be special, as [...]


The long planned tribute to Arthur Russell Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell is now available to listen! The 26-track collection includes covers by Robyn, Blood Orange, Hot Chip, Sufjan Stevens, Devendra Banhart and many more. The tribute has been put together by AIDS charity Red Hot. Stream the compilation in full via npr!


By now everyone must have heard about the news: Nine brand new episodes of Twin Peaks will go into production next year to be broadcast in 2016! David Lynch has been teasing the show’s return on Twitter for a while, and now a teaser trailer that typically gives not much else away has been released. [...]

McSweeney’s first ever student short story contest!

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Berlin’s annual Gallery Weekend is coming up, and this year Pointer Footwear and Lodown Magazine joined forces to revive an old institution, one that’s located right next to an even older institution that’s about to die after 121 years in business: good ol’ 95 Gallery – this is what it looked like back [...]


Two brilliant reissues have been announced recently: Grace Jones‘ 1981 LP Nightclubbing, which has been remastered from the original analogue tapes and expanded with 12″ mixes. This version also includes two unreleased tracks, including the fantastic Tubeway Army’s cover Me! I Disconnect From You!

The second is Any Other City, the legendary record by Glasgow’s Life [...]

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If you’re not interested in skateboarding, go read some Bill Murray (no joke) – but if you are, even remotely, don’t watch (okay, do watch), but more importantly: LISTEN to this.


Brilliant news! Slowdive officially announced their reunion coming up this year! The shoegazer band split up in 1995 after releasing their fantastic record Pygmalion. Another reason to book our festival tickets for Primavera festival, where the band will perform. The  beginner’s guide by Fact Magazine lists all you need to hear to get started on the [...]


Collaborations can generate amazing new things, but also bring up the best of each contributor. This might be the case in one of the most exciting fashion-art-collaborations. After seeing so much fashion design displayed in art institutions over the past two years, no wonder that the line starts to blur. The Fashion Weeks of the [...]