Emeli Sandé to play Edinburgh Castle this summer

Emeli Sandé to play Edinburgh Castle this summer

Read all about it… Emeli Sandé has announced a return visit to the Capital – and this time the chart-topping Scottish singer will perform a massive outdoor concert at Edinburgh Castle on Thursday, 13 July. Sandé, who only last week played a sell-out gig at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, returns to this city this summer as part of her Long Live The Angels world tour. The bequiffed singer, who was raised in Aberdeenshire before going on to study medicine at the University…

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Texas to visit Edinburgh on 21-date UK tour

Texas to visit Edinburgh on 21-date UK tour

With eagerly-awaited new album Jump On Board coming out next month, Texas have announced a 21-date UK tour this autumn – including a visit to Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on Saturday, 23 September. The much-loved Scottish band – fronted by singer Sharleen Spiteri – are set to release their first their first new studio album since The Conversation in 2013. New single Let’s Work It Out, with a video featuring Thierry Henry (watch it below), has been playlisted at Radio 2, while the band are set…

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200 Emeli Sande fans refused entry to Edinburgh gig

200 Emeli Sande fans refused entry to Edinburgh gig

According to reports, an estimated 200 Emeli Sande fans were refused entry to the singer’s gig at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh last night (March 16) after they unknowingly bought stolen tickets. The devastated fans only realised they had bought fakes when they arrived at the Lothian Road venue and were turned away by security. According to the Daily Record, the unlucky fans had bought tickets from secondary ticket websites after they had been stolen…

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Jarvis Cocker signs huge book deal ahead of Edinburgh gig

Jarvis Cocker signs huge book deal ahead of Edinburgh gig

Hot on the heels of the announcement of his Edinburgh International Festival appearance, Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker has signed a deal worth more than £100,000 to write a book on creativity. The Sheffield-born music icon has written a six-page proposal for a tome called This Book Is A Song, which is expected to combine biographical details, essays, illustrations and photographs. Those understood to have put offers on the table to Cocker’s literary agent Mónica Carmona include…

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Watch: Take That unveil video for new single Giants

Watch: Take That unveil video for new single Giants

Take That have released the video for brand new single Giants – watch it here. Giants is taken from their brand new album, Wonderland, which is set to be released on Friday, 24 March. The new album will be the former boyband’s first release since their 2014 chart-topper III and only their second as a three piece. Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald all appear in the video. Take That are one of the UK’s most…

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PJ Harvey and Jarvis Cocker booked for Edinburgh International Festival

PJ Harvey and Jarvis Cocker booked for Edinburgh International Festival

The Edinburgh International Festival has announced a wide-ranging contemporary music mix to its 2017 Festival programme, which runs from 4-28 August. Among the highlights is the appearance of PJ Harvey, will play two nights at the Playhouse, and Room 29, a brand new collaboration between former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker and piano virtuoso Chilly Gonzales. Alongside performances from the worlds of theatre, dance, opera and classical music, the International Festival invites some of today’s greatest musical…

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Live review: Mitski, at Electric Circus

Live review: Mitski, at Electric Circus

At only 26, Japanese-American singer-songwriter Mitski has already made quite an impression. Four critically acclaimed albums and being named by Rolling Stone in 2015 as one of ’10 artists you need to know’ have all added to the growing stature of this New York-based artist. With a childhood spent country hopping before settling in America as a teenager, it’s maybe no surprise that alienation and a sense of not belonging are common themes throughout her…

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High 5, with Jarrod Dickenson

High 5, with Jarrod Dickenson

American blues folk singer Jarrod Dickenson hits Glasgow’s The Hug & Pint on Saturday night, armed with his soon-to-be-released new album, Ready The Horses. AAA caught up with the Texas-born, Brooklyn resident ahead of what’s one of the hottest tickets in town this weekend.     Favourite Film  I think I’d have to say Casablanca. Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman… love and war and heartache and heroism. What’s not to love? It’s a film I’ve seen a…

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Live review: Callum Beattie, Cabaret Voltaire

Live review: Callum Beattie, Cabaret Voltaire

Local boy Callum Beattie is on the brink of big things, and the packed crowd at Cabaret Voltaire on Friday night were with him from first song until last. The fresh-faced singer-songwriter is no overnight success, having spent the best part of a decade honing his craft on the local music scene. In that time he’s scored support slots with the likes of KT Tunstall and James Blunt, but now, having signed a record deal…

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AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week – Dean Owens, Julie’s Moon

AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week – Dean Owens, Julie’s Moon

Dean Owens is back with new single Julie’s Moon – and it’s another stunner from this incredibly talented Leither, who is widely regarded as one of Scotland’s best songwriters. Dean, who was formerly lead singer of Americana outfit The Felsons and counts Irvine Welsh and Russell Brand among his fans, has released Julie’s Moon (via iTunes, download sites) to coincide with Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal. In September 2015, Dean’s beloved big sister Julie finally lost her battle…

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