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Interview: Scott Taylor (Mason Hill)

Earlier this week we sat down with Scott Taylor, the frontman from Glasgow based band Mason Hill. We discussed the recent success of their debut album, Against the Wall, the thought process behind funding the album through Kickstarter and of course the upcoming tour that starts in September. However, before getting into the reason you …

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Opinion: The Stigma (and Sensation) of OnlyFans

OnlyFans launched in 2016 as a subscription based service that allowed content creators to directly interact with their fans, which more often than not required their fans to pay a monthly fee. Essentially, it’s an on going crowd funding model that also allows users to subscribe, tip and interact with anyone who creates content on …

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Review: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Season 1

Unlike WandaVision which lent itself perfectly to the episodic format of TV, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is basically a 6hr film chopped up into bite sized chunks and is effectively the fourth entry in the Captain America series as it pays off ideas and plot points first introduced in both Captain America: The …

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Review: Mortal Kombat (2021)

To say I was excited about Mortal Kombat would be an understatement. I’ve been looking forward to a new film in this universe for a long time but when this was first announced, I have to say I was apprehensive. It seemed to take forever before we saw anything from the film and the trailer …

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Review: Marti Pellow – “Stargazer”

While he is perhaps best known as the frontman of the iconic Wet Wet Wet, Marti Pellow is back with new music and his latest solo album, Stargazer however, what I think most people don’t seem to realise about Marti Pellow is that he’s actually released more material on his own at this point in …

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Opinion: Life Thru A Filter

Social media is not real life. We all know this yet we constantly have our nose stuck in a screen scrolling through endless drivel to see how the other half live and over the last decade or so we’ve become so accustom to using all sorts of social media platforms to communicate with our friends …

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Revisited: Mortal Kombat (1995)

Two things I loved growing up in the 90’s was Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Mortal Kombat. Even then I knew both of them were pretty bad but being bad doesn’t mean it can’t be entertaining and so I’d spend countless hours watching Power Rangers every morning before school and playing Mortal Kombat on the …

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Review: Sound of Metal

About a decade ago now, not long before I started out in music journalism, I popped my eardrum. I’m not really sure how it happened or even when but I do remember the feeling of absolute terror that overcame me as I thought I’d never hear out of my right ear ever again. It was …

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Review: The Fratellis – “Half Drunk Under A Full Moon”

I’ve never been a huge fan of The Fratellis. I’ve dipped in and out of their catalogue over the years but I never understood the hype connected to their music. It could be the fact that Chelsea Dagger haunted me for years working in Glasgow’s club scene or could be I was just wasn’t paying …

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Review: Thunder Force

Starring Melisa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer, Thunder Force is an action / comedy set in a world where sociopaths develop superpowers after the planet was struck by cosmic rays in the early 1980’s. The film sees two childhood friends reunite in adulthood to fight crime after they take an experimental treatment to give them superpowers …

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