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Who They Are and Why You Should Listen to Them: Young Turtle

Sep
28

Samantha Spaccasi continues to explore artists who shape and push the boundaries of a genre. 
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The DIY scene holds a special place in my heart. For me, the thriving underground indie scene is a reminder that the legacy of punk’s democratic, egalitarian principles is still alive and can function in a neoliberal, capitalistic society. Even though I’m not in a band, the ethos of DIY encouraged me to start my own blog and be a music critic. While some would argue that the scene is becoming largely homogenous and stylistically rigid, and it’s true that some bands and artists are lured into the trap of making music that sounds exactly like the work of Mac Demarco and other lo-fi artists, there are some who are doing pioneering sound work in the DIY community while also working to radically reshape it. For many people, the DIY community can be a difficult space to navigate. I’ve read many books on the American indie underground, and I believe this phenomenon can be pinpointed to the fact that DIY shows became spaces where toxic masculinity ran unchecked. As Sharon Cheslow brilliantly stated, “Although many of the females have just as much anger, it [isn’t] socially acceptable for us to release. The angry young boy thing [is] very romanticised. Angry young girls [are] a threat.” Historically, DIY spaces haven’t been very welcoming to women, femmes, trans people, or people of colour. And while strides have been made in making the scene more inclusive, as a community, we still have a long way to go towards dismantling oppressive power structures that do exist and are present in our shows, stores, and publications.
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Content Call Out: Brand New TYCI Zine

Sep
16

After taking a bit of time to regroup behind the scenes, TYCI are looking for content for our soon-to-be relaunched zine, which will be published in the final quarter of 2016.

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NIMMO SHOW RESCHEDULED

Sep
15

Nimmo have rescheduled their UK tour which now means our show at The Dancehall at The Rum Shack will now take place on SUNDAY 20 NOVEMBER. All original tickets remain valid.

Message from Nimmo: “We’ve had to push back our UK tour to November (except London), but trust that all tickets remain valid. The reason for this will become clear soon! Sorry to make you all wait a little longer but we promise to make it worth the wait!”

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INTERVIEW // MICHELLE OVENS

Sep
15

TYCI interviews MBE Michelle Ovens ahead of PRS For Music‘s Edinburgh workshops. 

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INTERVIEW // LITTLE KITT

Sep
15

Gabrielle Corbett interviews inspiring entrepreneur Caoimhe about her own baby clothing range Little Kitt

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Who She Is And Why You Should Listen To Her: Jessy Lanza

Sep
09

Samantha Spaccasi brings us the first in a new series exploring artists who shape and push the boundaries of a genre. 

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I’ve always been a huge fan of electronic music. My father introduced me to artists like Gary Numan, Brian Eno, and Kraftwerk at a young age. But as I grew older and more aware of the unequal power dynamics between cisgender, straight men and non-men, I realised that the genre is heavily dominated by men, and the media is largely to blame for that, as the press tends to ignore the large and multifarious contributions of women electronic musicians. To correct this oppressive pattern, it’s important for those involved in music journalism to bring to light these great artists that have and continue to shape and push the boundaries of the genre. For my introductory post for the feature WHO SHE IS AND WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO HER, I will be discussing Jessy Lanza, one of my favourite up-and-coming electronic musicians.
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MY RAD FAT DIARY (AUGUST 2016)

Sep
04

Halina brings us the latest entry in her Rad Fat Diary series.

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Trigger Warning: This month’s MRFD includes discussion of trauma (including a mentally and physically abusive relationship) that has both caused and been caused by my experiences as a fat woman, discussion around being feminist and wanting to lose weight, and challenging one’s role in safe spaces.
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Revolution Girl Style Now Returns!

Aug
25

Revolution Girl Style Now returns to Edinburgh for its fourth show! 

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In May of this year, Selkie Music Agency founder, Ashley Stein made the decision to start a new diversifying gig night in Edinburgh.
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Divn’t Panic…

Aug
24

Harriet Johnston talks candidly about her thoughts on bravery. 

At the end of May, I landed a great job working for a ski and travel magazine in London. I nervously anticipated making the move from Newcastle to the South and starting anew. Though this migration is so common now, I don’t think that really makes it any less scary. Finding somewhere to live, making new friends, even figuring out how to work the Oyster card machine – all of it requires a certain level of courage.
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Not Your Average Teen Tits

Aug
22

Edinburgh-based design student Rosana Exposito tells us about her most recent project.

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This series of work initially started from the knowledge that a lot of women dislike their boobs. I hate it when my friends put themselves down, so these artworks could be considered the creative equivalent of the very female ritual of saying, “No, you’re beautiful! No, YOU’RE beautiful” and I’m okay with that.
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