Fringe Q&A: Bethany Heath, Definitely Louise

Fringe Q&A: Bethany Heath, Definitely Louise

From the comfort of her flat, an excitable, precocious, irrepressible woman with a dirty mouth and a lot to say discusses life, her many opinions and her best friend, all the while avoiding the advances of her over-eager neighbour. At times both funny and moving, this one-woman show explores themes of confidence and insecurities, friendship and loss, and finding your way in the modern world. Is this your first time at the Fringe? My first…

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Fringe Q&A: Tom Houghton

Fringe Q&A: Tom Houghton

Tom was sent to all-boys boarding school at age six. A world where ‘day kids’ are shunned and girls? None existent. But when, in his second last year the school decided to go co-ed, everything was to change. The total Fringe sell-out, star of Comedy Central’s Roast Battle and ultra-privileged Tower of London resident, Tom Houghton lifts the controversial lid on the incubators responsible for producing many of our country’s leaders. With a little help…

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Fringe Q&A: Lucie Pohl

Fringe Q&A: Lucie Pohl

NYC comedian Lucie Pohl brings you a show about being a video game celebrity with a bathtub in her kitchen. As seen on Red Dwarf XI, Homeland, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. Times Critic’s Pick. AAA caught up with Lucie ahead of the Fringe. Is this your first time at the Fringe? No. I have done three shows at the Fringe. In 2014 I did Lucie Pohl: Hi, Hitler, in 2015 Lucie Pohl:…

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My Edinburgh: Magpie Blue (aka Millie Hanlon-Cole)

My Edinburgh: Magpie Blue (aka Millie Hanlon-Cole)

Millie Hanlon-Cole, the artist known as Magpie Blue, is very much one to watch. The 19-year-old, whose music has drawn comparisons to Anna Calvi and PJ Harvey, released stunning debut single Just In Time on June 14, and she went down a storm a day later when supporting The Proclaimers in Melrose. Just In Time was produced in Edinburgh by Rod Jones of Idlewild and features drummer Michael Reid of Man of Moon and guitarist…

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High 5, with Louise Connell

High 5, with Louise Connell

Scottish singer Louise Connell has announced the release of new album Squall Echo Rale – and you can hear it live when she visits the Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh tonight (28 May) Featuring some of her most powerful songs, this bumper 19-track offering is sure to resonate with fans old and new, as well as cementing her status as a gifted, emotive songwriter and a truly unique performer. Recording and performing previously as Reverieme, Louise…

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Martin Metcalfe’s AAA Edinburgh

Martin Metcalfe’s AAA Edinburgh

Iconic Edinburgh band Goodbye Mr Mackenzie celebrate the 30th anniversary of debut album Good Deeds and Dirty Rags with a double-header of gigs at Liquid Room on Saturday and Sunday. (25-26 May). Goodbye Mr MacKenzie released their first album, Good Deeds and Dirty Rags, in 1989. It entered the UK charts at No.16 and the band quickly attracted a large, loyal support north of the border. Incredible live shows and singles like the Rattler further…

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High 5, with Joey Landreth

High 5, with Joey Landreth

Originally forming one half of Juno Award-winning roots-rockers The Bros. Landreth, guitarist Joey Landreth has spent the last few years discovering his own sound as a solo act. After delivering his critically-praised debut album Whiskey in 2017, Joey recently returned with a new set of songs on his latest full-length album, Hindsight. Last week, Joey went down a storm during his gig at Audio Glasgow – and afterwards, AAA caught up with him for a…

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AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Little Trouble by Better Oblivion Community Center

AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Little Trouble by Better Oblivion Community Center

Better Oblivion Community Center have shared a new song called Little Trouble – and it’s our Hottest Record of the Week. Listen to it below. The indie rock duo comprised of Bright Eyes mainman Conor Oberst and Californian folk-rock singer Phoebe Bridgers have played the song at live shows in the US – but it was previously only available to buy as part of a two-track seven-inch. Little Trouble is now available both digitally and…

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AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Beck, Saw Lightning

AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Beck, Saw Lightning

Musical chameleon Beck has shared brand new single Saw Lightning – and it’s AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week. You can listen to it here. Alongside the release of the new track, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter announced his new album, Hyperspace. It’s due, according to a press release, “at an as yet undetermined point in the space time continuum.” Saw Lightening, which features a mix of slide guitar, harmonic and hip-hop beats, was co-written and co-produced…

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High 5, with Jack Lukeman

High 5, with Jack Lukeman

Irish singer Jack Lukeman will be a familiar face to fans of The Proclaimers. The talented troubadour supported the brothers Reid on their recent tour, going down a storm at venues up and down the country. But the 46-year-old from Athy, Kildare is headline material in his own right – be sure of that. A household name in his native Ireland, the multi-award-winning singer-songwriter is currently touring the UK – and he’s bringing his solo…

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