Top 10: BBC The Social Creators

The Social is a project developed by the BBC to give young Scottish voices a platform. They aim to support content creators across a variety of subjects including comedy, music, gaming and life issues. They are based in Glasgow but encourage and develop new creative talent from all across Scotland.  So that’s just a little … Continue reading Top 10: BBC The Social Creators

Single Review: Maya Jane – Everyday’s the Same

Maya McCrae, who performs as Maya Jane is a teenage Scottish singer/songwriter and today I will be reviewing their debut single ‘Everyday’s the Same’ which was released on the 12th October 2020. The track was written by Maya to help better understand mental health, specifically because one of her friends had depression, and she wanted … Continue reading Single Review: Maya Jane – Everyday’s the Same

Single Review: Gerry Cinnamon – Hope Over Fear

Gerard Crosbie, more commonly known by his stage name Gerry Cinnamon is a singer/songwriter from Castlemilk, one of the districts of Glasgow. He had been performing music for several years after returning from London, eventually forming a band called The Cinnamons alongside Chris Marshall, Lori Duncan, Dave Bass and Gav Hunter, with Gerry serving as … Continue reading Single Review: Gerry Cinnamon – Hope Over Fear

Single Review: Late Fees – I Bet

Late Fees are a three piece outfit from Glasgow made up of Andrew Gordon on Guitar/Vocals, Michael Hamilton on Bass/Backing Vocals and Jack Mackenzie on Drums/Backing Vocals and they describe their music as “Shamefully Sincere Guitar Pop” and “Naive music for jaded people” both of which would easily rope me in as a potential listener. … Continue reading Single Review: Late Fees – I Bet

Single Review: Two Tone Television – Old News

Two Tone Television are a five piece, alternative/indie punk group from Glasgow made up of Liam McCombie on Vocals/Rhythm Guitar, Craig Bronsdon on Backing Vocals/Lead Guitar, Dave Murray on Bass Guitar, Neil Lovett on Keys and Chuck McAulay on Drums. Today, I will be reviewing their single ‘Old News’ which was released on the 3rd … Continue reading Single Review: Two Tone Television – Old News

Samhain – Witches New Year by Lilian Anderson

The 31st October and the surrounding days are a special time for many cultures, from the Día de Muertos (The Day of the Dead) in Mexico to the Christian All Saints' Day (also known as All Hallows' Day) and of course the secular Halloween celebrations. The pagan wheel of the year celebrates Samhain from sunset … Continue reading Samhain – Witches New Year by Lilian Anderson

 The Origins of Killieween by Lilian Anderson

The town I grew up in, Kilmarnock, located in the West of Scotland has many strange and interesting traditions, from the paper roses that the bride to be wears before marriage to the ‘Paper Roses’ that are sung at Rugby Park (the home of Kilmarnock F.C), to the obsessive cleaning of EVERYTHING before the bells … Continue reading  The Origins of Killieween by Lilian Anderson

A History of Jack-o’-lanterns by Lilian Anderson

I wrote yesterday about how Trick or Treating originated in Scotland and Ireland and has been repackaged and returned to us in modern times with an American slant. Today’s Halloween tradition has also made the same journey. The carved pumpkin is a tradition which is now strongly associated with Halloween, but the tradition of the … Continue reading A History of Jack-o’-lanterns by Lilian Anderson

Guising – A Celtic Tradition By Lilian Anderson

Trick or Treating, is that not an American tradition? I see people on social media every day claiming that Trick or Treating is just another sign of the over Americanisation of our children's lives and I guess in some ways they are right. But in so many other ways they are totally wrong! Guising in … Continue reading Guising – A Celtic Tradition By Lilian Anderson

Single Review: Roberta Childs – Colours

Roberta Childs is a singer/songwriter from Glasgow and today I'll be reviewing her single ‘Colours’ which was released on October 10th 2019.  ‘Colours’ opens fast with a heavy pounding bass sequence that builds until the vocal breakdown, where the tone and feel of the track shifts somewhat. It still maintains a high energy and there … Continue reading Single Review: Roberta Childs – Colours

Single Review: Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved

Lewis Capaldi is a singer/songwriter from West Lothian, Scotland who won the 2020 Brit Award for Best New Artist and whose single we will be reviewing today, ‘Someone You Loved’ remained at the top of the UK singles chart for 7 weeks, and also reached number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100. I think … Continue reading Single Review: Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved

Product Review: Tempo Tea Bar Monthly Subscription Box 

If you’ve never been to Tempo Tea Bar in Glasgow's Queens Street, you’ve never truly experienced incredible bubble tea. Established in 2013 by May Gem, Tempo has strived from day one to provide excellent drinks, excellent treats and put back into the local community. While they’ve offered online deliveries of all of their items (from … Continue reading Product Review: Tempo Tea Bar Monthly Subscription Box 

Single Review: Lisa Kowalski – No More Time

Lisa Kowalski is a Scottish singer-songwriter from Paisley, this isn’t the first time I’ve reviewed them and you can check that out by clicking here. If you are interested in finding out more about Lisa you can also check out this interview I did with them a while back as well by clicking here. Today … Continue reading Single Review: Lisa Kowalski – No More Time

Breathe by Victoria Sullivan

You can check out a video of the author reading this poem over on the Unchained Media Scotland Facebook Page by clicking here.  ‘I can’t breathe’, rasps the patientDown the COVID HelplineAn ambulance takes him awayAs blue light sirens whine ‘I can’t breathe’, is whisperedIt’s time to ventilateDoctors, nurses, heroesDecreasing the death rate ‘I can’t … Continue reading Breathe by Victoria Sullivan

The Lies by Victoria Sullivan

You can check out a video of the author reading this poem over on the Unchained Media Scotland Facebook Page by clicking here.  We’re supposed to believe the wiseThose guys in tiesAnd scientists that analyseBut they wear a disguiseAnd your loved one diesWithout any goodbyesAnd you know it’s all lies Those in power deceiveThey make … Continue reading The Lies by Victoria Sullivan