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Scottish Student Journalist of the Year 2017. Been published by local/national news, magazines and others. Editor of conter.co.uk + scotlandstandup.co.uk.

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Benjamin Clementine on his ambitious new album

Former Mercury Prize winner Benjamin Clementine is set to perform new material at the Edinburgh International Festival. He tells The Skinny why it's his most ambitious work yet

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Siobhan Wilson Talks There Will Be No Saints

Elgin-born songwriter Siobhan Wilson talks to The Skinny about Paris, writing about mental health and coming full circle as an artist

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Live Review: Jamie Lenman @ King Tut's, May 6

Veteran artists often appear awkward trying to indulge different elements of their fanbase when they’ve changed style, but Lenman somehow retains his lovable personality despite multiple reinventions.

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Pulled Apart By Horses on new album The Haze - The Skinny

Pulled Apart By Horses have always been something of an anomaly in the UK rock landscape, ever since emerging at the turn of the decade. At a time when faceless post-punk revivalists ruled the airwaves, the Leeds four-piece carved their own riff-based niche.

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Live Review: Twelfth Day @ Hug and Pint, Glasgow, 7 April

Despite their taste for unorthodox arrangements, they possess a unique sound that manages to be both ethereal and experimental.

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Live Review: Modern Baseball @ SWG3, Glasgow

They inform us early on that frontman Brendan Lukens sadly isn’t performing tonight due to illness. It hardly seems to matter on tracks like Coals and The Weekend as the young audience shriek back every word as if it’s the most cathartic thing they’ve ever heard.

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Jens Lekman – Life Will See You Now Album Review

If you’re familiar with the work of Swedish pop veteran Jens Lekman then there’s little about Life Will See You Now that’ll surprise you. His songs are still endearingly garish, his vocals still bring to mind a quasi-operatic Stephin Merritt and his lyrics are still painstakingly specific.

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Kano @ The Garage, Glasgow, 16 Oct

Getting hyped and screaming down a mic isn’t all that gives Kano a buzz anymore. Judging by his meticulous approach, he has half an eye on his legacy.

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Rory O’B - Quit Rapping EP

Oban folk-rap troubadour Rory O’Byrne (styled as O’B) is exactly what Scottish hip hop needs right now.