When the Circus Came to Town

“The closest Western Civilisation has come to unity since the Congress of Vienna in 1815 was the week the Sgt. Pepper album was released.”…

Forty Shades of Brexit

Why painting London town green this Friday is a good idea, and how art will help forge our post-Brexit future…

The xx – A Sort of Homecoming

Photo credit: O2 Academy, Brixton The xx presents Night + Day, Various venues, Brixton, London It started by announcing three homecoming…

xx marks the spot

The xx, Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany When I last saw the xx, they were performing two spellbinding Christmas shows in…

First Look: Beyond Carvaggio

It’s finally here. Hailed by The Irish Times as the Spring blockbuster exhibition where “painting’s bad boy rock star comes to…

25 years of UNKLE

Prepare to feel old. UNKLE are 25 years young this year. To mark the occasion, UNKLE’s maverick lynchpin James Lavelle…

The Man Who Fell to Leith

Photo: Alberto Gamazo Irvine Welsh is Scotland’s leading chronicler of all manners of junkies, miscreants, schemies, hooligans, psychos and misfits. His…