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lgbtqia

The Artists Bringing LGBT+ Narratives into Scottish Folk Music

We hung out with the musicians in Bogha-frois, a new collective pulling trad folk out of its strict hetero boundaries.
Ross McIndoe
1.22.19
Features

Why Scotland Has a Reputation for Making Potent, Political Pop

This summer, a major exhibition and the annual Edinburgh International Festival has said as much – but how much truth is there to that idea?
Assa Samaké-Roman
8.28.18
Premieres

Ride the Storm of Venomwolf's Grimy Punk-Infused Black Thrash

Stream 'Stormriding Power' from the lupine Scottish black thrashers, out March 13 via Iron Pegasus.
Kim Kelly
3.12.18
Premieres

Hellripper's 'Coagulating Darkness' Is Bloody Good Black/Speed Metal

Stream the Scottish hellhound's death-obsessed new full-length, out April 14
Kim Kelly
4.11.17
T in the Park

How T in the Park Was Forced to Be Reborn as a Different Festival

The Scottish festival's promoters have announced a new Glasgow event, TRNSMT—but what does this mean for T's complicated legacy?
Liam Turbett
2.13.17
Premieres

Cnoc An Tursa's Epic Folk Metal Comes Straight Outta the Scottish Highlands

Stream the Scottish folk/black metal quartet's new album, 'The Forty Five,' which drops 2/17 via Apocalyptic Witchcraft
Kim Kelly
2.7.17
music festivals

Is This the End for T in the Park?

The organisers of Scotland's largest music festival have cancelled 2017 and say they need to "take stock".
Noisey Staff
11.24.16
Premieres

Kelora's Video "BOY" Is a Beautiful but Nightmarish Vision of the Modern World

Putting a digital spin on folk songwriting, the Glasgow-based duo make music that reflects the sociopolitical reality of today: melancholic, fragile, and stormy.
Emma Garland
10.24.16
Interviews

Fuck Your Weak Views: 19-Year-Old Shogun Is Scotland’s Great Rap Hope

We visited Paisley to spend 48 hours with the teenager whose freestyles are setting YouTube alight.
Kamila Rymajdo
10.19.16
Music Video Premieres

Pleasure Symbols' Bleak and Stunning New Video Looks Like an Apocalyptic Hard Rubbish Day

A beautiful piece of modern dance contrasts with abandoned furniture and drab high rises on the Brisbane duo's new video.
Tim Scott
8.22.16
Interviews

Frightened Rabbit Try a New Type of Panic

The Scottish band reached a creative endpoint and reinvented themselves sonically, but the misery remains the same.
Alex Robert Ross
4.7.16
Objectively Correct Lists

18 Scotts Who Go Harder Than Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

Union-busting, woman-hating, Muslim-bashing, KKK-sympathizing former presidential candidate Scott Walker is definitely the worst Scott Walker.
VICE Staff
4.1.16
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