Franz Ferdinand

They’ve been hailed as Britain’s brightest musical prospect of 2004. Can the Glasgow band live up to the wild expectations? The List catches up with them as they prepare to embark on the prestigious NME Awards Tour along with the Rapture, Funeral for a Friend and the Von Bondies.

'Sex and drugs and

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If he was alive today, Robert Burns would have been Scotland’s answer to Eminem. We explain why the Scottish bard remains as important as


Ellsworth Kelly

One of the 20th century’s seminal painters, Ellsworth Kelly is on show in Edinburgh this month. The List takes a look at what made his abstract canvasses so influential.






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