Single Review: Logan Gilmartin – Magaluf

Logan Gilmartin is an indie singer/songwriter from Perth, for this track he is joined by guitarist Tom McGregor, and the track is being released under the banner of the Scottish music collective and label Mi Familia. It tells the story of a visit to the titular Spanish town, and it captures the energy and vibe … Continue reading Single Review: Logan Gilmartin – Magaluf

Dearest, Darling, Decay by J.H. Laird

So this short story was written by our very own Jenna Laird for Ravenfest, a two day festival which took place on October 29th and 30th 2021. This event celebrates famous American author and poet, Edgar Allan Poe and so entrants were encouraged to write a piece of fiction, approximately 500 words in length in … Continue reading Dearest, Darling, Decay by J.H. Laird

EP Review: James McLaughlin – Desuetude

James McLaughlin is a freelance producer, sound designer and audio engineer from Scotland who has been playing and composing music for over 20 years. He has experience working with a variety of different clients over the years and is available for hire now, if you have need of his services head on over to his … Continue reading EP Review: James McLaughlin – Desuetude

Single Review: Lonely Lost Boy – Don’t Be A Fool

Gordon Hennessy who is performing as Lonely Lost Boy is a singer/songwriter from Dundee, who has been involved in music since he was fourteen. Over that time he has supported a variety of other acts such as The Twang, The Sherlocks and Gerry Cinnamon. Today I will be reviewing his debut single ‘Don’t Be A … Continue reading Single Review: Lonely Lost Boy – Don’t Be A Fool

Single Review: Caroline – Don’t You Know Me?

Caroline is a singer/songwriter from Scotland and today I will be reviewing their debut song ‘Don’t You Know Me?’ which was released on the 7th August 2020. 'Don’t You Know Me?’ has a heavy, atmospheric bassy opening, punctuated by light percussion that all blends together beneath her soft, emotional and angelic vocals. You just get … Continue reading Single Review: Caroline – Don’t You Know Me?

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

Samhain – Witches New Year

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

 The Origins of Killieween

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

Why I Celebrate the Green Witch

Many modern witches hate the cartoonish stereotypes of the green-faced witch. Look at her as she stoops, cackling and green-faced, with blackened broken teeth, a hooked nose and gnarled fingers, her hair hanging in knots. The picture of terror and evil, that is so removed from my own path of love, nature, healing and beauty.  … Continue reading Why I Celebrate the Green Witch

A History of Jack-o’-lanterns

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

Guising – A Celtic Tradition

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

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

Food 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 Food Review: Tempo Tea Bar Monthly Subscription Box