> Stephen McColgan, Author at SNACK: Music, film, arts and culture magazine for Scotland

Single Review – Lay Me Down by racecar

East Lothian’s premier palindromic trio have been curiously below our radars since the release ...

Gallus – We Don’t Like The People We’ve Become – Track by Track review

When you’ve built a solid reputation based on your live performances, canning that gig ...

Track by Track: Indigo De Souza – All of This Will End

Writing music reviews while avoiding reductive clichés can be trickier than it seems. It’s ...

Track by Track: Desire Marea – On the Romance of Being

South African duo FAKA have been prominent standard bearers of queer culture in their ...

Track by Track: U.S. Girls – Bless This Mess

It’s unfair on artists that get categorised according to their label yet everything associated ...

Track by Track: Sault – 11

The history of the long-playing record in popular music is littered with cautionary tales ...

Track by Track: Blew the veils – Lampwork

A collaborative output from someone primarily known as a singer-songwriter and someone known primarily ...

Track by Track: Amateur Cult – The Mirrored Pattern

The debut album by Edinburgh’s Amateur Cult seems able to leave a deeply personal ...

Track by Track: Ultraflex – Infinite Wellness

To a neutral, long-term observer, it may appear as though we harbour some sort ...

EP review: The Wife Guys of Reddit – The Wife Guys Walk into Oncoming Traffic

Hot on the heels of February’s frenetic single ‘Pig Fat’ and last year’s accomplished ...

Album Review: beabadoobee – Beatopia

It seems hard to believe that beabadoobee (Beatrice Laus) has been nudging her way ...