Alisa Wylie

Freelance Journalist

United Kingdom

Young Journalist of the Year finalist at the Scottish Magazine Awards 2017.

Former editor-in-chief of the Strathclyde Telegraph in 2017, previously the music editor in 2016.

I'm based in Glasgow, Scotland but cover everything from local to international issues.

My two favourite things to write about are music and mental health

For any contact/commission enquires: alisawwrites [at] gmail [dot] com


Music - live reviews

Young Fathers, O2 Academy, Glasgow

It seems appropriate that Young Fathers play Glasgow on a cold, wet November night. Notably, it's also St Andrew's Day - but the collective turn up the heat all the way up to 11.

Strathclyde Telegraph
Knuckle Puck, Tiny Moving Parts & Movements at SWG3

Photo credit: Nathan Matheson. The first thing you notice about Southern Californian band Movements' frontman Patrick Miranda is how genuinely appreciative he seems to be that so many people showed up early to see his band play. The 450-capacity room started to fill up at a reasonable rate, despite the early doors of 6pm.

Strathclyde Telegraph
Boston Manor, Microwave at SWG3

Photo credit: Nathan Matheson. While SWG3 is not immediately what you might have in mind when you think of where pop-punk underdogs Boston Manor would play while in Glasgow, but it seems fitting. The Warehouse, one of the smaller rooms in the multi-purpose arts venue is filled comfortably with emo kids young and (slightly) old(er).

Strathclyde Telegraph
Live review: The Xcerts

While a similar sentiment was shared when the Strathclyde Telegraph last reported on a live music event taking place in the hallowed hall that is St Luke's, it would act as a disservice to not mention that there is, indeed, a buzz in the air prior to The Xcerts' biggest Glasgow headline show to date....

Strathclyde Telegraph
Live review: Gregory Alan Isakov @ King Tut's Wah Wah Hut

By Alisa Wylie, Music Editor When Leif Vollebekk takes to the stage and sits down to his keyboard at the front, right-hand side of the stage - you quickly notice that there's something peculiar in his movements when he plays. His upper limbs jerkily move almost continuously as he makes contact with his instruments.

Strathclyde Telegraph
Live review: Phoebe Bridgers

Ever wanted to feel like someone was caressing the skin over your torso with their soft hands, singing softly to you while the hum of a baritone guitar serenades you in the background? That sounds nice, right? Imagine now, just when you're just about reach that euphoric sense of nirvana; that the hands cut through...

Strathclyde Telegraph
Live review: Lewis Capaldi

There is a palpable excitement in the air, as we await for 20-year-old Lewis Capaldi to take to the stage for his biggest headline gig in Glasgow to date in St Luke's. It's obvious that he has a strong fanbase already, despite the fact that at time of writing this, he only has 2 songs...
Live review: The Wonder Years

It's no surprise given the heavy subject matter of the majority of their material, that when The Wonder Years (★★★★★) perform, it feels almost holy. After selling out an intimate UK tour in less than an hour, the band take to their alter at Glasgow's Stereo in front of a very eager crowd.

Strathclyde Telegraph
Live review: PUP

At King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, on the 6th September 2016. Brazen, Canadian punks PUP rightly take the stage for their first headline tour this side of the Atlantic this month. They have previously supported pop punk's front runners, Modern Baseball and The Front Bottoms, with those slots being beneficial by way of reach -...

Strathclyde Telegraph
Live review: Rachel Sermanni

Oran Mor 6/10/15 By Alisa Wylie Tonight, the Oran Mor has been transformed into a folklore dream. Wooden chairs have been laid out in front of the stage in two sections, with an aisle down the middle of the corresponding sides. You would think you had walked into the middle of an elaborate evening wedding without knowing.

Strathclyde Telegraph
Coffee House Sessions: Eoin Glackin

The Priory this past Friday was blessed with a performance from Irish singer-songwriter Eoin Glackin. If you're currently living in Ireland, you might have already heard of him, as he seems to making waves over the water. This tour has enabled him to travel up and down mainland Britain to give him the push he...

Live review: Neck Deep, Roam, Cavaliers, Flakes at Audio, 17/1/14 - ravechild

The corner outside McDonalds at Glasgow's famed 'four corners' will be quiet tonight. Why? Neck Deep, the new kids on the pop-punk scene, are playing at Audio. The first and youngest band of the night are Flakes, with singer Sean MacKay only being a ripe 16 years of age - which entails the young audience ...

Strathclyde Telegraph
Coffee House Sessions: James McLaren

On seeing James McLaren at the Priory on Halloween for the first time, I initially think of Alex Gaskarth. With his long hair swept over his face, he seems like a token poster boy. Being in a university setting, though, it might be a bit out of place to start singing saccharine pop songs fit...

Strathclyde Telegraph
Coffee House Sessions: Florrie

This past friday the Starbucks in the Union not only brought half price frappuccinos to round off the week quite nicely, but an acoustic performance from the lovely Florrie. This is the last date of her two week Coffee House sessions tour and we were second of the three performances scheduled for that day.