High 5, with Andrew Combs

High 5, with Andrew Combs

Nashville-based, Dallas-born singer-songwriter Andrew Combs, whose breakthrough album All These Dreams won him an army of admirers and comparisons to the late, great Leonard Cohen, can be seen in live action at Ednburgh’s The Caves tonight (6 May). The gig coincides with the release of Combs’s brilliant new album, Canyons of My Mind, which was co-produced by Skylar Wilson and Jordan Lehning. AAA caught up with the singer for a quick chat.     Favourite Film …

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High 5, with Ben Marwood

High 5, with Ben Marwood

Ben Marwood’s third album, Get Found, has been a long time in the making – but as anyone heading along to the talented singer-songwriter’s headline show in Edinburgh will discover, it’s been well worth the wait. After the successes of debut album Outside There’s A Curse (2011) and the follow-up Back Down (2013), Ben wasn’t sure he’d ever be able to play music again – or even if he’d want to. The Reading singer was struck down…

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(Ex-Bay City Rollers) Nobby Clark’s AAA Edinburgh

(Ex-Bay City Rollers) Nobby Clark’s AAA Edinburgh

Nobby Clark was the original frontman of Seventies sensations Bay City Rollers. The Edinburgh-born singer sang on all the band’s early hits, including Keep On Dancing, We Can Make Music, Manana, Remember, and the US No.1 Saturday Night. Nobby left the Rollers in 1974 – just before Rollermania really took off – and has since released three solo albums, as well as writing and producing for other artists. You can read more about Nobby’s incredible…

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Interview: Tony Black and Matt Neal on Bay of Martyrs

Interview: Tony Black and Matt Neal on Bay of Martyrs

True Detective set on Australia’s South Coast – that’s how Bay of Martyrs,  co-written by master of Tartan Noir Tony Black and Australian author and journalist Matt Neal, is billed. Clay Moloney, a cynical reporter with a regional Australian newspaper, is expecting an easy Sunday at work when the body of a young woman washes up at the Bay of Martyrs. The death is an inconvenience for Clay, who’s content filing obituaries and re-writing government…

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High 5, with Jarrod Dickenson

High 5, with Jarrod Dickenson

American blues folk singer Jarrod Dickenson hits Glasgow’s The Hug & Pint on Saturday night, armed with his soon-to-be-released new album, Ready The Horses. AAA caught up with the Texas-born, Brooklyn resident ahead of what’s one of the hottest tickets in town this weekend.     Favourite Film  I think I’d have to say Casablanca. Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman… love and war and heartache and heroism. What’s not to love? It’s a film I’ve seen a…

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AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week – Dean Owens, Julie’s Moon

AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week – Dean Owens, Julie’s Moon

Dean Owens is back with new single Julie’s Moon – and it’s another stunner from this incredibly talented Leither, who is widely regarded as one of Scotland’s best songwriters. Dean, who was formerly lead singer of Americana outfit The Felsons and counts Irvine Welsh and Russell Brand among his fans, has released Julie’s Moon (via iTunes, download sites) to coincide with Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal. In September 2015, Dean’s beloved big sister Julie finally lost her battle…

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High 5, with Callum Beattie

High 5, with Callum Beattie

Edinburgh-born Callum Beattie has been a well-known name on the local scene for years now – but 2017 is set to be the talented singer-songwriter’s big breakout year. After around a decade of performing across the Scottish capital, Beattie is now on the verge of very big things, having signed a record deal with 3Beat (part of major label Universal) to release his debut album. The former Radio Forth One To Watch winner will be in…

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AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Lorde, Green Light

AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Lorde, Green Light

Hottest Record of the Week? This one’s so hot, you better watch your eyes don’t burn as you read this. Yes, Kiwi sensation Lorde returned today with her long-awaited comeback single, Green Light – and it’s an absolute belter. The 20-year-old New Zealander’s newbie was premiered tonight. Speaking to Zane Lowe on Beats 1, the singer said the track “had to be really special” and that it couldn’t “sound the same as the old stuff”. She…

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High 5, with Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles

High 5, with Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles

Having cut himself loose from the hugely popular Catfish And The Bottlemen, Billy Bibby brings his new band, the Wry Smiles, to Stramash in Edinburgh’s Cowgate tomorrow (Friday, 3 March).  We caught up with Billy for a quick chat ahead of his visit to the Capital. 1. Favourite Film I’d have to say Blood Diamond… One of Leo Di Caprio’s underrated films, but a really good one with a fine performance from the man himself. I…

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Pollyanna McIntosh’s AAA Edinburgh

Pollyanna McIntosh’s AAA Edinburgh

The Walking Dead newcomer Pollyanna McIntosh – who plays the mysterious Jadis in the hit zombie series – is a three-time award-winning actress best known for the Sundance hit The Woman and for films as diverse as Sex and Death 101, Land of the Lost, Burke & Hare, Exam, FILTH, Love Eternal, Let Us Prey and White Settlers. The 37-year-old’s television work includes a series of Bob Servant Independent, playing Philippa Edwards, two series of MI…

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