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Alasdair Flett
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Hi, I'm Alasdair. Originally from Orkney, I now reside in the Scottish capital. As Music Editor, I'm always on the lookout for new sounds. Enquiries here: music.editor@thenationalstudent.com
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Cass McCombs is by turns dated and vintage, aside from an interesting foray into trip-hop, on his ninth full-length album.

Album Review: Cass McCombs - Tip of the Sphere

Cass McCombs is by turns dated and vintage, aside from an interesting foray into trip-hop, on his ninth full-length album.

Emo band Free Throw release the first single ahead of What’s Past Is Prologue, out 29th March.

Hear This: Free Throw - The Corner's Dilemma

Emo band Free Throw release the first single ahead of What’s Past Is Prologue, out 29th March.

Beirut curate a cross-continental buffet of brassy indulgence.

Album Review: Beirut - Gallipoli

Beirut curate a cross-continental buffet of brassy indulgence.

Sneaks delves into trap, reggae, and 90s rave while staying true to her post-punk roots.

Album Review: Sneaks - Highway Hypnosis

Sneaks delves into trap, reggae, and 90s rave while staying true to her post-punk roots.

Burns is often portrayed as the emotional complement to the intellectual Scottish Enlightenment, but he was very much of its ilk.

Robert Burns: Enlightenment against the establishment

Burns is often portrayed as the emotional complement to the intellectual Scottish Enlightenment, but he was very much of its ilk.

The Howl & The Hum endear with a soft spot for specificity alongside the theatrical HYYTS.

Live Review: The Howl & The Hum with HYYTS @ Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh, 22/01/19

The Howl & The Hum endear with a soft spot for specificity alongside the theatrical HYYTS.

Toro y Moi is stylistically muddled but vital as ever on his eclectic new album.

Album Review: Toro y Moi - Outer Peace

Toro y Moi is stylistically muddled but vital as ever on his eclectic new album.

A compelling evening’s entertainment from accomplished Edinburgh songsmiths.

Live Review: Deep Sea Creature @ Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh, 12/01/19

A compelling evening’s entertainment from accomplished Edinburgh songsmiths.

The Dutch artist is due to release an album of the same name later this month.

Hear This: Eerie Wanda - Pet Town

The Dutch artist is due to release an album of the same name later this month.

Assessing the ‘Bulletproof’ artist’s durability a decade since the synth-pop duo’s breakthrough album.

10 years on: revisiting La Roux's debut

Assessing the ‘Bulletproof’ artist’s durability a decade since the synth-pop duo’s breakthrough album.

Ambition outweighs originality on Tallies’ self-titled debut.

Album Review: Tallies - Tallies

Ambition outweighs originality on Tallies’ self-titled debut.

Muse’s most diverse, ambitious and cohesive album to date; we look back on the band’s 2009 achievement.

10 years on: revisiting Muse's 'The Resistance'

Muse’s most diverse, ambitious and cohesive album to date; we look back on the band’s 2009 achievement.

When vinyl comes without a download code I'll no longer be disappointed.

New Year's Resolution: No code, no problem

When vinyl comes without a download code I'll no longer be disappointed.

Pour one out to celebrate the bells as we look back on the best Scottish music from 2018.

Playlist: Hogmanay Jams for New Year Drams

Pour one out to celebrate the bells as we look back on the best Scottish music from 2018.

A poetic pioneer, passionate about language as authentically spoken; Tom Leonard has died aged 74.

Remembering Tom Leonard, Glaswegian poet and language pioneer

A poetic pioneer, passionate about language as authentically spoken; Tom Leonard has died aged 74.

The Raconteurs return after a 10-year hiatus with a twisted blues-rock ballad.

Hear This: The Raconteurs - Now That You're Gone

The Raconteurs return after a 10-year hiatus with a twisted blues-rock ballad.

Your weekly guide to the best new releases.

Fresher Sounds - The best new music - 10/12/18

Your weekly guide to the best new releases.

Toro y Moi won’t rest on his laurels, proving his prolific genius once more on this latest single.

Hear This: Toro y Moi - Ordinary Pleasure

Toro y Moi won’t rest on his laurels, proving his prolific genius once more on this latest single.

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