Norwegian pop sensation Sigrid announces Edinburgh gig

Norwegian pop sensation Sigrid announces Edinburgh gig

Norwegian pop sensation Sigrid will visit the Usher Hall in Edinburgh in November as part of her biggest headline tour to date. The precociously talented 22-year-old, who is set to release her highly anticipated debut album Sucker Punch on 8 March, will also play dates this winter in Leeds, Nottingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham and London. You can check out the full tour dates below. Having picked up AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week accolade no…

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Brit Awards 2019: Complete list of winners

Brit Awards 2019: Complete list of winners

Jorga Smith, The 1975, Ariana Grande and George Ezra were among the winners at the 2019 BRIT Awards, which took place at London’s O2 Arena last night (Feb 20). Smith won the Best British Female Solo Artist, The 1975 were named Best British Group, Ezra took home the Best British Male Solo Artist gong, and Grande scooped the Best International Female Solo statue. Dua Lipa and Calvin Harris won Best British Single went for their…

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Goodbye Mr Mackenzie to reform for 30th anniversary shows

Goodbye Mr Mackenzie to reform for 30th anniversary shows

Iconic Edinburgh band Goodbye Mr Mackenzie are reforming to celebrate the 30th anniversary of debut album Good Deeds and Dirty Rags, which they will play in its entirety at three gigs in Scotland in May. One of the most acclaimed bands ever to rise through the ranks of the Edinburgh music scene, the Mackenzies last played together at The Garage in Glasgow in 1995 – and they are returning to very same venue for the…

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TRNSMT festival announces star-studded line-up for 2019

TRNSMT festival announces star-studded line-up for 2019

Stormzy, Snow Patrol, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Bastille and George Ezra are among the big names booked to perform at this summer’s TRNSMT festival. The three-day event will take place on Glasgow Green from Friday 12 to Sunday 14 July. “We’ve put together three great days of music for the best audience in the world,” festival boss Geoff Ellis said. London rapper Stormzy headlines the festival’s opening day with Years & Years and Example also…

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Happy Mondays announce Greatest Hits tour

Happy Mondays announce Greatest Hits tour

Legendary Manchester band Happy Mondays have announced a marathon twenty-nine date Greatest Hits Tour for October, November and December 2019. The Happy Mondays’ classic line-up of front man Shaun Ryder, Bez (freaky dancing and percussion), Rowetta (vocals), Gary Whelan (drums), Paul Ryder (bass), Mark Day (guitar) and and Dan Broad (MD/guitar/keys) will perform timeless hits such as Step On, Kinky Afro, Hallelujah, W.F.L.,  Loose Fit, Judge Fudge and 24 Hour Party People, amongst many others. The tour begins on 23 October and ends on 21 December, stopping off along the way London’s Roundhouse on 31s October. Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder said:…

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Nick Cave to visit Edinburgh on UK and European tour

Nick Cave to visit Edinburgh on UK and European tour

Nick Cave is bringing his Conversations tour to Edinburgh’s Usher Hall this summer as part of a UK and European tour. Following from a sell-out run in Australia and New Zealand, the tour sees the Bad Seeds legend answering a selection of questions from fans and performing some of his most iconic tracks on piano. Describing the tour as “an exercise in connectivity”, Cave said: “I thought that a direct conversation with the audience might…

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Hozier to visit Edinburgh this summer on UK tour

Hozier to visit Edinburgh this summer on UK tour

Multi-platinum singer and songwriter Hozier will visit the Usher Hall in Edinburgh this summer on the UK leg to promote second album Wasteland, Baby! The Take Me To Church hitmaker will conclude his UK tour with four very special shows at the London Palladium. In an interview with NME, the Irish singer revealed that Wasteland, Baby! was inspired by the darkened state of the world when he began writing the record in 2016. “It’s trying…

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Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds announce Edinburgh gig – here’s how to get tickets

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds announce Edinburgh gig – here’s how to get tickets

Noel Gallagher and his band High Flying Birds have revealed they will perform an intimate gig at the Edinburgh Playhouse later this year. The former Oasis man will be joined by special guest Gaz Combes – best known as the lead vocalist of Supergrass. The Capital gig takes place on Tuesday, 7 May, and tickets go on sale this Monday at 10am. Gallagher’s gig at the Playhouse is one of just four all-seated shows in…

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Review: Craig Finn, Brian Fallon, Usher Hall

Review: Craig Finn, Brian Fallon, Usher Hall

A solo appearance at the Usher Hall would be a daunting prospect for any artist and two such souls broke away from leading their bands to grace the grand old stage last week. Brian Fallon, best known as frontman of Gaslight Anthem, with support from Craig Finn of The Hold Steady fame, had arrived in town for the Edinburgh leg of the Songs From The Hymnal tour and both had warm words of praise for…

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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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