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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AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week: Suede, The Invisibles

AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week: Suede, The Invisibles

Britpop legends Suede have shared new single The Invisibles – and it’s our Hottest Record Of The Week. You can watch the video for The Invisibles below. The track is taken from their soon-to-be-released new album, The Blue Hour, which is out on September 21. The Invisibles was aired for the first time last night on Steve Lamacq’s show on BBC 6 Music. The video, which you can check out below, shows a woman lip…

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High 5, with Nina Nesbitt

High 5, with Nina Nesbitt

Ahead of her gig at Liquid Room on Tuesday night, AAA caught up with talented young singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt for a quick chat. Having grown-up in Balerno, just outside Edinburgh, Nina enjoyed a whirlwind of success with pop-filled debut album Peroxide, but she was soon ready to move on. An organic evolution, her 2016 track Chewing Gum was the sound of her breaking out of her comfort zone and indulging fully her love of pop….

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AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week – Pale Waves, Kiss

AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week – Pale Waves, Kiss

Indie darlings Pale Waves have shared new brand single Kiss – and this catchy goth-pop banger is our Hottest Record of the Week. You can take a listen to the song below. The track is lifted from the Manchester outfit’s forthcoming debut album, which is expected in August. Speaking about the album, drummer Ciara Doran stated recently: “You can’t not aim for a number one. I think it deserves it as well. We’ve only written…

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