Thursday, February 23, 2017
Music is Love is a group here at St Andrews that is dedicated to fostering the music scene within our community. One of their most beloved, recurring events is their Open Mic Night at The Byre – usually happening every other week on Wednesday evenings throughout the semester. However, they haven’t hosted one since last semester in late November,...
Everyone knows the cover art: that image of close-knit, jagged white lines on a black background that look like erratic heart rates, pulses of power outage, mountain ranges, anxiety, and the grooves of a vinyl all at once has appeared on millions of t-shirts. Despite the vast reproduction of the image, and the music that it is connected to,...

Nirvana’s In Utero

Elle Kosman explores the juxtapositions that makes Nirvana’s genius

Musings on a theme: pastoral

Zeb Baker-Smith explores Beethoven to Fleet Foxes and everything in between in this latest Musings on a Theme

The power of protest music

Exploring protest music’s striking relevance in a Trump/ Brexit society
It was back in ’32 when times were hard / He had a Colt .45 and a deck of cards / Stagger Lee... So begins the story of the nonchalant, vulgar Stagger Lee in the Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds song. He is one among the many characters we meet on the album Murder Ballads. From Kylie Minogue’s famous...
Zeb Baker-Smith writes a eulogy to Leonard Cohen praising his musical accomplishments and paying tribute to the broader causes he fought for.
A new musical collaboration between Music is Love and The Scottish Chamber Orchestra, is calling for applications from student songwriters and musicians to take part in its new initiative, VIBE.

Obituary: Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen, celebrated singer, songwriter, poet and novelist has died aged 82.
Fancy changing up your Spotify queue? Sam Mchilhagga recommended the hip-hop/synth trio Death Grips