AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week: The Filthy Tongues – Mummy Can’t Drive

AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week: The Filthy Tongues – Mummy Can’t Drive

The Filthy Tongues, who topped AAA’s Scottish Albums of the Year poll in 2016, are back with brand single Mummy Can’t Drive – and it’s our Hottest Record of the Week. You can listen to it right here. Veterans of the Edinburgh indie scene, The Filthy Tongues have occupied a unique place at the heart of Scottish alternative rock in various manifestations since the mid-80s. Martin Metcalfe, Fin Wilson and Derek Kelly were the core-members…

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Fringe Q&A: Jena Friedman

Fringe Q&A: Jena Friedman

As America slips into fascism, Jena celebrates free speech while she still has it, in this unapologetic political hour of comedy. Miscarriage of Justice is the US comic’s long-awaited return to the Fringe after her critically-acclaimed 2015 hit American C*nt. Having appeared on multiple top US shows including Conan and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jena brings her unique insight and acerbic wit back to Edinburgh at a time when politics in America and…

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Fringe Q&A: Kenny Emson, Rust

Fringe Q&A: Kenny Emson, Rust

‘Rule number eleven: we don’t talk about them. They don’t exist here’. Nadia and Daniel have a secret. In fact they have quite a few. They’ve just signed on the line for a studio flat. Under a pseudonym, naturally – Mr and Mrs White. After years of school pick-ups, TV takeaways, and the drudgery of married life, this is their chance to wipe the slate clean. But as much as they try and redefine the…

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Fringe Q&A: Manual Cinema’s Frankenstein

Fringe Q&A: Manual Cinema’s Frankenstein

Love, loss and creation merge in unexpected ways in this thrilling classic gothic tale conceived by Manual Cinema. Stories of Victory Frankenstein, Mary Shelley and her Monster expose how the forces of family, community and education shape personhood, or destroy it by their absence. Internationally renowned multimedia company Manual Cinema stitches together the classic story of Frankenstein with Mary Shelley’s own biography to create an unexpected story about the beauty and horror of creation. Manual…

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Fringe Q&A: Patrick Monahan

Fringe Q&A: Patrick Monahan

Smart and funny observations on a new-found, middle-class lifestyle with ski holidays, through the prism of poor, immigrant, living-in-a-caravan roots. As seen on The One Show (BBC), Fake Reaction (ITV), Celebrity Squares (ITV). AAA caught up with Patrick for a chat… This isn’t your first time at the Fringe… No, I’ve been coming to the festival for every year since 2003, but every year feels like the first time because I always write a brand…

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Fringe Q&A: Le Coup

Fringe Q&A: Le Coup

Company 2 brought you the smash hit Cantina followed by Scotch and Soda – and now they’re back with their latest and greatest work Le Coup. Place yourself in the world’s last travelling boxing tent for some hard-hitting acrobatics and aerial feats where you have nothing to lose and everything to gamble. Is this your first time at the Fringe? I have been to the Fringe as a punter and as an artists. Company2 was…

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Fringe Q&A: Konstantin Kisin: Orwell That Ends Well

Fringe Q&A: Konstantin Kisin: Orwell That Ends Well

Konstantin Kisin, who made international headlines by refusing to sign a safe space contract for a university gig, offers an intelligent, uncompromising look at free speech and “wokeness” in his debut show. Full of strong gags, tales of rags-to-riches, back-to-rags (as the son of a former oligarch) and razor-sharp observations about the world, Kisin’s comedy walks the line between offence and humour as he tears into the sacred myths of modern society. Directed by former…

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Fringe Q&A: Cirque Berserk!

Fringe Q&A: Cirque Berserk!

Britain’s biggest theatre-circus spectacular returns following its smash hit sell-out Fringe debut in 2018. Showcasing the finest in traditional circus thrills and skills, Cirque Berserk! brings this treasured form of live entertainment bang up-to-date in a jaw-dropping spectacular created especially for the theatre. Combining contemporary cirque-style artistry with adrenaline-fuelled stunt action, this astoundingly talented international troupe includes over 30 acrobats, aerialists, dancers, drummers and daredevil stuntmen.  Is this your first time at the Fringe? Last…

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Fringe Q&A: Any Suggestions, Doctor? The Improvised Doctor Who Parody – Matthew Stallworthy

Fringe Q&A: Any Suggestions, Doctor? The Improvised Doctor Who Parody – Matthew Stallworthy

The Improvised Doctor Who Parody is back! Travel anywhere in time and space with a live radiophonic workshop, on-stage TARDIS and a collection of hilarious improv comedy performers! Travel on an adventure made entirely from your suggestions and be home in time for tea. Allons-y! AAA caught up with Matthew Stallworthy of the Bound & Gagged Comedy troupe. This isn’t your first time at the Fringe? No! I’ve been coming up to the Fringe since…

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Fringe Q&A: Twonkey – Ten year twitch

Fringe Q&A: Twonkey – Ten year twitch

Twonkey’s 10th show is about grotesque cake decorating shop in the Dordogne that has been secretly making fake weather since 1982. Mr Twonkey says, ‘Last week I knocked on the door licking my lips in anticipation. The shopkeeper opened the door, a tiny woman who was all baggy eyes with a hard miserable face and fast little legs. I had made a horrible mistake?’ Winner of the Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality. This isn’t…

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