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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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Magpie Blue talks through the collaborators on her latest track and praises Edinburgh’s local scene.

Introducing: Magpie Blue

Magpie Blue talks through the collaborators on her latest track and praises Edinburgh’s local scene.

Celebrity Mansions sounds better than ever but lacks the piercing social commentary it teases.

Album Review: Dinosaur Pile-Up - Celebrity Mansions

Celebrity Mansions sounds better than ever but lacks the piercing social commentary it teases.

The concerns of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic have lost no poignancy in times of ecological crisis.

Looking back at Frank Herbert’s Dune, the birth of high science fiction

The concerns of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic have lost no poignancy in times of ecological crisis.

Honeyblood’s homecoming gig with a new line-up meets an ecstatic reception at Summerhall.

Live Review: Honeyblood & LUCIA @ Summerhall, Edinburgh, 03/06/19

Honeyblood’s homecoming gig with a new line-up meets an ecstatic reception at Summerhall.

Daniel Pilley discusses the inspiration and development of his device to help the hard of hearing.

Edinburgh Napier student's invention allows deaf people to experience music

Daniel Pilley discusses the inspiration and development of his device to help the hard of hearing.

This week’s picks include feminist surf rock, ostentatious lyrics and lo-fi Manchester trap.

Fresher Sounds - The best new music - 27/05/19

This week’s picks include feminist surf rock, ostentatious lyrics and lo-fi Manchester trap.

The slacker saint slumps despite some moments of redemption.

Album Review: Mac DeMarco - Here Comes The Cowboy

The slacker saint slumps despite some moments of redemption.

Jonah and Morgan talk band democracy and Edinburgh and Glasgow’s respective music scenes.

Introducing: The Motion Poets

Jonah and Morgan talk band democracy and Edinburgh and Glasgow’s respective music scenes.

This week’s selection of top tunes includes Russian post-rock, acoustic indie and DIY hip hop.

Fresher Sounds - The best new music - 06/05/19

This week’s selection of top tunes includes Russian post-rock, acoustic indie and DIY hip hop.

Fishing for Fishies’ brand of bluesy boogie is the stale medium used to flippantly communicate the crucial need to conserve our planet.

Album Review: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Fishing for Fishies

Fishing for Fishies’ brand of bluesy boogie is the stale medium used to flippantly communicate the crucial need to conserve our planet.

FONTAINES D.C. brings together a debut album of effervescent wit and bold authenticity amounting to a 2019 must-listen.

Album Review: FONTAINES D.C. - Dogrel

FONTAINES D.C. brings together a debut album of effervescent wit and bold authenticity amounting to a 2019 must-listen.

A study by the University of Glasgow and University of Oslo examines the economic and environmental impact of music consumption.

How we pay for our streaming habits: priced-out artists and server CO2

A study by the University of Glasgow and University of Oslo examines the economic and environmental impact of music consumption.

Antwerp proved a portentous weekend for drum and bass anthems likely to soundtrack the summer.

Here's what happened at Rampage Festival 2019

Antwerp proved a portentous weekend for drum and bass anthems likely to soundtrack the summer.

Lo-fi legend, Mac DeMarco releases his second single from 'Here Comes the Cowboy'.

Hear This: Mac DeMarco - All Of Our Yesterdays

Lo-fi legend, Mac DeMarco releases his second single from 'Here Comes the Cowboy'.

Denmark’s Roskilde returns for another week of music and arts.

Festival Preview: Roskilde 2019

Denmark’s Roskilde returns for another week of music and arts.

This week’s top tunes include Norwegian bangers, psychedelic solos and Yorkshire art rock.

Fresher Sounds - The best new music - 18/03/19

This week’s top tunes include Norwegian bangers, psychedelic solos and Yorkshire art rock.

Louisa Roach lauds Liverpool’s music scene and discusses the politics of 'Revolution of Mind'.

Interview: She Drew The Gun

Louisa Roach lauds Liverpool’s music scene and discusses the politics of 'Revolution of Mind'.

Foals don’t transcend their weaknesses but play up their strengths on the dynamic and danceable first part of a 2019 double-bill.

Album Review: Foals - Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Pt. 1

Foals don’t transcend their weaknesses but play up their strengths on the dynamic and danceable first part of a 2019 double-bill.

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