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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High 5, with Gringo Star

High 5, with Gringo Star

Having shared stages with the likes of Feist, Weezer, Cat Power, Best Coast, Wavves, Black Lips, The Toadies, and more, Atlanta quartet Gringo Star visit Scotland this Saturday (Feb 16) as part of their UK tour. Combining a love for the pioneers of the past with a sense of vital originality, the band seamlessly fuse garage rock, doo-wop harmonies straight from a fifties jukebox, and surfed-up alternative guitar riffs. There’s no premeditation, posturing, or overthinking…

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Interview: Simon Evans, stand-up comedian

Interview: Simon Evans, stand-up comedian

While everyone from your local barista to a modestly talented centre forward might be dubbed a ‘genius’ these days, stand-up Simon Evans is not sure that many people are truly deserving of such an accolade. In the funny and erudite Hove-based comic’s new touring show (the not surprisingly titled Genius), he bemoans the fact that genuine geniuses are low on the ground. “The show is about the notion of actual genius being hard to find…

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AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Dylan Thomas by Better Oblivion Community Center

AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Dylan Thomas by Better Oblivion Community Center

Better Oblivion Community Center have shared the surreal music video for debut single Dylan Thomas – and it’s our Hottest Record Of The Week. Last week saw Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst release their surprise collaboration album under the Better Oblivion Community Center moniker, and the pair have also just announced a UK and world tour. You can check out the tour dates below, as well as the video for Dylan Thomas, directed by Japanese…

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High 5, The 10:04s

High 5, The 10:04s

The 10:04s have been one of the mainstays of the Edinburgh music scene. But rather than peddling the same old, same old, they have continually evolved over the years. They draw from an eclectic blend of influences, and have opened for The Cribs, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Idlewild and, current darlings of the NME, The 1975. But these four fellas are headliners in their own right. Be sure of that. The group is made up of Steven Bolton…

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High 5, with Fiona Bevan

High 5, with Fiona Bevan

Fiona Bevan is a songwriter to the stars. She wrote One Direction’s Little Things, with Ed Sheeran, which was No.1 in 13 countries. She wrote Steps’ chart-topping comeback single, Afraid of the Dark last year. And she’s written the new Backstreet Boys single, as well as other songs for the likes of Aurora, Rita Ora and Tom Walker. She’s finally found some time for her own music, with a beautiful new EP – and you can hear that and…

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Interview: They Might Be Giants

Interview: They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants now an unstoppable force John Flansburgh, the co-frontman for They Might Be Giants, once referred to his band as “the most stoppable force in rock music”. He was referring to TMBG’s early years as a duo – with co-conspirator John Linnell – and the fact that they had few music industry connections and little more than an abundance of creativity going for them. Now, more than 35 years since the pair…

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