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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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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.

We investigated the Scottish capital’s local scene and picked out a few of our favourite acts.

5 Edinburgh student bands you should know

We investigated the Scottish capital’s local scene and picked out a few of our favourite acts.

Iceage paint tortured postpunk anew in their latest single.

Hear This: Iceage - Broken Hours

Iceage paint tortured postpunk anew in their latest single.

An inspirational call-to-action from our extra-terrestrial comrades.

Live review: Henge @ Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh, 25/11/18

An inspirational call-to-action from our extra-terrestrial comrades.

As part of Book Week Scotland's theme 'rebel' we examine men and women of independent mind.

Book Week Scotland: Alasdair Gray, Scottish rebel

As part of Book Week Scotland's theme 'rebel' we examine men and women of independent mind.

Koto Kill’s confused mini album rests too comfortably on its influences.

Album review: Koto Kill - Fight Us All

Koto Kill’s confused mini album rests too comfortably on its influences.

The Bristol band chat cellos and choice samples while looking ahead to the release of their debut album.

Interview: Elder Island

The Bristol band chat cellos and choice samples while looking ahead to the release of their debut album.

HMLTD releases anxious vivisection of a post-truth America.

Hear This: HMLTD - Death Drive

HMLTD releases anxious vivisection of a post-truth America.

Estrons’ explosive debut barely lets up.
Your weekly guide to the best new releases, from scuzzy grunge and synth-pop to a palette of psychedelic soul.

Fresher Sounds - The best new music - 24/09/18

Your weekly guide to the best new releases, from scuzzy grunge and synth-pop to a palette of psychedelic soul.

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