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Ten noughties pop songs you tried to forget existed (but I still love them)

For someone purporting to be a music journalist, I actually have pretty shocking taste in music. Someone once said to me, ‘I like the way you like what you like’ which originally seemed like a complement – a high-five for being an individual and not following the flock – but the more I thought about it, the more I realised...

BFF According to Naty Ashba – Beauty, Fashion and Fitness

Naty has the IN with beauty, fashion and fitness. Not only does Nathalia Ashba represent each of those within herself, she is also representing it worldwide. Her new blog ‘According to Naty’ is currently being sponsored by 14 companies around the world and also has a Spanish translation for her followers.

Ten tours to top off 2014

We don’t mean to depress/excite you, but Christmas isn’t that far away (click here for a handy countdown) and soon enough it will be New Year’s Eve and 2014 will be over. Boom. Another year gone.

Top 5 alternative festivals

#453483626 / gettyimages.com There’s no shortage of great festivals on offer in the UK, including the likes of Glastonbury, V Festival and T in the Park. However, as well as these big name musical extravaganzas, there are a host of alternative events that are well worth checking out. Here are five of the best.

Dean Friedman Live in Concert – Review

There’s no denying that Dean Friedman is a talented musician and songwriter, with a specific knack for intertwining hilarious lyrics with perfectly thought-out musical compositions. Whilst most people probably still remember him solely for the hits he had in the Seventies, the multi-instrumentalist has been busy proving there’s a whole lot more to him than just Ariel and Lucky Stars.

The Cat in the Hat – Pleasance Courtyard review

This production of The Cat in the Hat is as zany, unpredictable and vibrant as the iconic Dr Seuss book. The Cat in the Hat tells the story of two young children who are bored because the rain is forcing them to stay indoors and find something to do. Their boredom is short-lived as, upon hearing of their unhappiness, an...

And I Ran With The Gang – Fringe Show Review

For a band that are so widely considered to be one of Scotland’s most famous exports, the amount of mystery that surrounds the demise of the Bay City Rollers and what became of its members post-tartan-induced-hysteria, is somewhat surprising.

Party at the Palace, Linlithgow – review

With a line-up that boasted many of Scotland’s biggest bands and an emphasis on both supporting and promoting local businesses, Party at the Palace set out to prove that there is much more to Linlithgow than Mary Queen of Scots, a beautiful loch and ladies who lunch.

Loot Crate: ‘Villains’ unboxing

It’s here!! We could hardly contain our excitement when we heard we were getting this months ‘Villains’ themed Loot Crate to review for you all. Currently celebrating their 2nd birthday with close to 1 million fans, Loot Crate is an epic monthly subscription box for geeks and gamers. Based in America, Loot Crate have been shipping to the UK for a...

Neon Jungle announce HMV album signings

Neon Jungle, the hippest new girl band on the block, have announced that they will be touring HMV stores to sign copies of their debut album, Welcome to the Jungle, later this month.

Jake Bugg confirmed for Ryder Cup concert

With the impending launch of the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup, sport looks set to dominate Scotland this year. However, there’s also plenty for music fans to look forward to as it has just been announced that a star-studded concert will be held at The Hydro in Glasgow to welcome the arrival of the Ryder Cup. Whilst a headlining...

Shane Filan announces ‘You and Me’ UK tour

Shane Filan is hitting the road again as part of his ‘You and Me Tour’. Shane will be performing tracks from his current album as well as performing many of the old Westlife favourites to the delight of his fans, this is one special show and a must for any Westlife or Shane fan, tickets are on sale now and...