The Deslondes – Hurry Home – Album Review

Words by James Shakeshaft Art courtesy of New West. I first came across this 5 piece after meeting Sam Doores whilst he was touring with Hurray for The Riff Raff in Manchester back in 2014. In that evening my musical horizons were broadened. After all, it’s not every day you see a cowboy slinking down…

Holiday Romance: A Tale of Two Hearts and a TV Crew.

Words by Heather Renton Art by Amarens Eggeraat (IG- @handsomebeautyfan22) I don’t know why this story has suddenly resurfaced. I’ve found myself telling it to four different people this week and now I’m even writing it up- making it available for future generations to read and laugh at. It’s a tale of expectation, love, disappointment, frustration,…

The Zebrafish Phenomenon

Words by Bella Spencer Art by Ana Ovilo A few miles outside of central Edinburgh a small room is lined from floor to ceiling with tanks full of zebrafish. It is not a disappointing zoo or a new Damien Hirst installation; it is the Centre for Neuroregeneration (CNR). The CNR is a hub for research…

Death of an Arrow

I’ve been thinking a lot about sex, gender roles, and feminism. I’ve always thought of myself as a sexual person; yesterday I heard myself telling this to a friend. When I was growing up I remember watching movies which had sex scenes with my mum at a very early age. I even remember being on…

Swiped, sealed, delivered

Tell me why… you use tinder? Coco, 19 Tinder dates: 7 Tinder is, in a roundabout way, a bit like marmite. You either use it seriously or you don’t. I’ve had it forabout one and half years now, and I’ve matched with the coolest, most interesting women that I never would have met otherwise. So…