Review: His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet

Depicting a crofting community in Applecross and a despicable crime, told through accounts, Graeme Macrae Burnet’s second novel, His Bloody Project, is a wonderfully callous and course evocation of a dire Scotland. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2016, the Scottish author has been widely read across the breadth of the country with rallied support from publishers and booksellers alike. A fantastic story for the Scottish book trade.

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Review: Super Furry Animals

It’s been a long time since I have seen fans so enthused by a gig so deafening with energy that the PA system in a venue like the size of the Usher Hall blew; being reminded of having been a kid in the nineties when your tape would start playing up, the Super Furry Animals had to take themselves off stage mid-way through playing their first album, Fuzzy Logic, in consecutive order.

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Reminiscent of Wild Beasts and Anthony (or Anohni) from Anthony and the Johnsons, GENGAHR took to the stage of Sneaky Petes with little in the way of stage presence, albeit technically proficient. Feeling a little like I had time warped into the 90s with fringes that hang into their eyes and a t-shirt that screamed bring back Kurt Cobain I got the vibe that there was a little too much reference and influence on stage, rather than four experienced lads comfortable in the skin that is Genghar.

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Jess Orr: Do what you always wish you dared

In only its second year, the Audacious Women Festival will come to fruition next February with a culturally rich and unusual programme of events, which should appeal to most senses it would seem.
The Fountain interviewed one of its volunteers, Jess Orr, ahead of the festival to discuss its aims, programme and where it looks to venture in the future.

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