Fringe interview: Bryony Twydle

Fringe interview: Bryony Twydle

Character comedian Bryony Twydle (BBC Radio 4’s Sketchorama, E!’s The Royals) presents her debut Edinburgh show. Join Bryony as she presents her chaotic collection of interconnected characters. Like Sylvanian families, but less furry. Is this your first time at the Fringe? It’s my first time as a solo performer, yes. For a few years I performed as part of a nine-person sketch group (yes, that is a thing, and yes, at times it was difficult…

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Fringe interview: Adele Cliff

Fringe interview: Adele Cliff

Popular nerd Adele Cliff presents her gag-packed debut hour, all about individuality, searching for friends, following, fitting in and actual sheep. Is this your first time at the Fringe? This is my debut hour but I have been up doing shorter shows and compilations before. I can’t wait to come back to Edinburgh and show off my first full show. Tell us a bit about the show you’re in this year? My show is called…

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Fringe interview: Scott Bennett

Fringe interview: Scott Bennett

People say it’s brave to do stand-up comedy. It’s braver to let someone you love do it. This year Scott Bennett has finally made a decision and it’s changed his life and the lives of those around him. What does it mean to follow your dreams when you feel like you have so much to lose? Rob Brydon tour support, BBC News Quiz writer, The Chris Ramsey Show writer and Amused Moose Edinburgh Award nominee…

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Fringe interview: Felicity Ward

Fringe interview: Felicity Ward

Fresh off the back of her new BBC Radio 4 series Appisodes, a Netflix special Live from the BBC, and regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist Podcast, Felicity Ward returns to the Edinburgh Fringe after a two-year hiatus. She’s back and ready to bust a nut-ful of jokes. You are something of a Fringe veteran now, right? Yes. This is number 8. Tell us a bit about the show you’re in this year? To be…

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Fringe interview: Chris Turner

Fringe interview: Chris Turner

Los Angeles hasn’t changed Chris Turner – he’s a Manchester lad, born and gluten-free bread. Tricksy wordplay, niche references, and jaw-dropping freestyle raps from an award-winning ‘virtuoso’ (Guardian). He promises to pronounce ‘aluminium garage’ correctly. Is this your first time at the Fringe? Despite my baby face, this will be my 12th Edinburgh Fringe. Admittedly, my first was as an actor in two appalling school plays, and my second was as guitarist in a noise band…

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Interview: AAA chat with Australian musician Ben Salter ahead of his visit to Scotland

Interview: AAA chat with Australian musician Ben Salter ahead of his visit to Scotland

Australia has produced its fair share of great songwriters, and this decade has seen the emergence of one of that country’s very best, Ben Salter. He’s touring the UK for the fifth time this month, and making his first ever – belated, he admits – visit to Scotland. A prolific member of acclaimed Australian bands including Giants of Science, The Gin Club and the Wilson Pickers, Salter embarked on his solo career in 2011 with The Cat,…

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AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week: Doesn’t Matter by Christine and the Queens

AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week: Doesn’t Matter by Christine and the Queens

Ahead of her eagerly-awaited visit to Edinburgh this year, French pop sensation Christine and the Queens has released the second single from her soon-to-be-released sophomore album – and it’s our Hottest Record Of The Week. Newbie Doesn’t Matter got its first airing on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show last night (July 5) – and you can listen to it right here. Following on from comeback single Girlfriend, Doesn’t Matter sees the Nantes-born singer-songwriter – real…

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High 5, with Robbie McSkimming, Dancing On Tables

High 5, with Robbie McSkimming, Dancing On Tables

Fresh from filming a new TV ad featuring his band’s single OH – airing for the first time last week – AAA caught up with Dancing On Tables frontman, Robbie McSkimming. Having grown-up in Dunfermline, on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Robbie, 22, formed the five-piece with friends from Queen Anne High School in 2014. Their track, OH, from recent EP Space Race is out now via LV Music and soundtracks Scottish Water’s new TV advert…

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AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week: The Filthy Tongues, Come On Home

AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week: The Filthy Tongues, Come On Home

The Filthy Tongues, who topped AAA’s Scottish Albums of the Year poll in 2016, are back with brand single Come On Home – and it’s our Hottest Record of the Week. You can listen to it 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 of…

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The Rolling Stones – 20 of their best songs

The Rolling Stones – 20 of their best songs

Ahead of the Rolling Stones’ visit to Edinburgh’s BT Murrayfield Stadium on Saturday, we’ve picked 20 of the legendary band’s best songs. It’s only rock ‘n’roll (but you’ll like it)… ‘She’s A Rainbow’ ‘Harlem Shuffle’ ‘Paint It Black’ ‘No Expectations’ ’19th Nervous Breakdown’ ‘Get Off My Cloud’ ‘Time Is On My Side’ ‘Factory Girl’ ‘Rocks Off’ ‘Loving Cup’ ‘All Down The Line’ ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’  ‘Wild Horses’ Brown Sugar’ ‘Shine A…

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