Review: Humbird – Pharmakon Rating 95%

Review: Humbird – Pharmakon

Named after a small dot of a town in central Wisconsin, Humbird is the creative guise of Siri Undlin, a singer-songwriter from Minneapolis. After a series of well-received EPs and extensive touring (either solo, as part of a duo or with a full band), Humbird has now released her first full-length album, Pharmakon (the concept that something can either be a poison or a cure, depending on how much is consumed).



Review: I Choose Elena by Lucia Osborne-Crowley Rating 88%

Review: I Choose Elena by Lucia Osborne-Crowley

A significant essay, published by The Indigo Press, is Lucia Osborne-Crowley's I Choose Elena, which was mostly about the insidious effect that trauma can have on the physical make-up of the body. Aged 15 and on track to be an Olympic gymnast, she was violently raped on a night out. The injuries she sustained that evening ended her gymnastics career, and eventually manifested in life-long chronic illnesses, which medical professionals now believe can be caused by untreated trauma.



Calum Baird: The song is a critique of masculinity as a social construct

Calum Baird has new single out, Modern Man, at the end of this month, 20th September. A song that focuses on the social construct of masculinity and the values and systems around it, The Fountain thought it time to catch up with Calum to tell us more about the new single and futher plans.


Review: The Souvenir Rating 20%

Review: The Souvenir

Joanna Hogg’s The Souvenir shows that not every bad relationship makes good cinema. Introduced for selected screenings in Glasgow by the charity-funded project Reclaim the Frame, which supports female-directed works, this widely acclaimed film teases with an exciting cast and artistic sensitivity. But while watching the film, I found the awkward script, uncritical depiction of class and static characterisation hard to chew and left the cinema with an upset stomach full of second-hand embarrassments.


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