Songs of the moment: 7th October

Zara Larsson & MNEK – Never Forget You If you haven’t heard this yet, you soon will.  Co-written with UK song-writer/producer Astronomyy, it features the powerful vocals of both Swedish pop-star Zara Larsson and the hit-making prodigy that is MNEK.  It’s a big modern-day romantic ballad that will no doubt be a radio favourite for some time.   Lapsley – Hurt Me I’ve been following Lapsley … Continue reading Songs of the moment: 7th October

Songs of the moment: 27th September

Spanning all musical genres, these are the best new releases from the past few weeks that I can’t get enough of.  Give them a listen and you’ll probably soon feel the same too. Love Ssega – Minds I was so excited to hear this track.  Ever since Love Ssega featured on Clean Bandit’s excellent ‘New Eyes’ album, I have been trying to get my hands on … Continue reading Songs of the moment: 27th September

Freshers’ Foodie Guide: St Andrews

From cosy cafés to a spot of fine dining at The Seafood Restaurant, our little town covers pretty much everything you could need. So, when you eventually tire of your hall’s seemingly never ending supply of potatoes, here are some of the best places to check out. Cafés Come, well, quite soon actually, when the Scottish winds are a-howling and the evenings increasingly dark, there’s … Continue reading Freshers’ Foodie Guide: St Andrews

Travel Guide: Galicia

After taking the half-crazy decision to study Spanish ab-initio last year, this summer saw me journeying to the land of Cervantes as an au-pair to put months of endless grammar work into practice.  Unlike previous fleeting school trips to Barcelona and Cantabria, this time I was heading to the North-western region of Galicia for a whole month, with a heady mix of trepidation and excitement … Continue reading Travel Guide: Galicia

Introducing: Clean Bandit

“So you think electronic music is boring?  You think…it’s stupid?  You think it’s repetitive?”.  So goes the playful intro to Clean Bandit’s first release ‘Mozart’s House’ – an addictive fusion of dance beats and Mozart’s String Quartet No.21 that cemented the band’s ‘electroquartet’ sound in 2013 and has since gone on to take the music world by storm.  With acts such as Disclosure, Rudimental and … Continue reading Introducing: Clean Bandit