Listen: MGMT return with trippy new single

Listen: MGMT return with trippy new single

Brooklyn psychedelic rock band MGMT have returned with trippy new track In The Afternoon – and you can listen to it here. The latest release from the duo of Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser is accompanied by a video and also features on a new limited edition 12″ vinyl, alongside another new track titled As You Move Through The World. It’s set for release in March 2020. While their last album – 2018’s Little Dark…

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Crowded House announce 2020 UK tour – including Scottish date

Crowded House announce 2020 UK tour – including Scottish date

Iconic Kiwi band Crowded House announced they will visit Scotland next summer as part of a wider UK and European tour. The band will visit some of Europe’s most iconic venues along with featured performances at prestigious summer festivals including Pinkpop. Joining founding members Neil Finn and Nick Seymour will be Mitchell Froom, Liam Finn and Elroy Finn. In addition to touring, the band also recently noted that they are spending time in the studio…

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Celeste announced as winner of BRITs Rising Star Award

Celeste announced as winner of BRITs Rising Star Award

Soul singer Celeste has won the Brits’ Rising Star award, beating off competition from Beabadoobee and Joy Crookes to be presented with the prestigious industry award – previously known as the BRITs Critics’ Choice She said: “It’s a huge honour to be the recipient of the BRITs Rising Star Award 2020. Like many others, I grew up watching the BRITs and have been continually inspired by its nominees, winners and the performances. I hope to…

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Review: EH6 Festival, Biscuit Factory, Leith.

Review: EH6 Festival, Biscuit Factory, Leith.

After the flak the organisers had received from punters and artists, upset at both the manner in which the event was curtailed to a one day festival and the less than eclectic line up, the EH6 festival had some making up to do on Saturday. This year’s event was held in Leith’s Biscuit Factory, and with temperatures inside the venue as Baltic as outside, coats were the fashion item of the day. Fortunately, with 17…

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KT Tunstall to play charity gig in Edinburgh this January

KT Tunstall to play charity gig in Edinburgh this January

Edinburgh-born singer-songwriter KT Tunstall is set to return to her roots this January with a string of one-off charity gigs around Scotland in celebration of the countdown to Lidl’s 100th store. The week-long ‘Lidl Live’ tour will see Tunstall perform to thousands of fans in towns and cities around Scotland, taking in Aberdeen, Ayr and Highland town, Strathpeffer, before the grand finale show in Edinburgh on Burn’s Night. Alongside the ‘Lidl Live’ performances, which will…

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Camila Cabello to visit Scotland on 2020 UK and Ireland tour

Camila Cabello to visit Scotland on 2020 UK and Ireland tour

Senorita hitmaker Camila Cabello has announced she is bringing The Romance Tour to the UK and Ireland in June 2020 – and the tour will see the multi-Grammy-nominated Cuban singer visit Scotland. As well as a show at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on 9 June, Cabello will also play gigs in Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Dublin and London. You can see the full UK tour dates below. Fans can pre-order upcoming album Romance, out December 6 via…

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Lewis Capaldi shares new song ahead of Edinburgh gig

Lewis Capaldi shares new song ahead of Edinburgh gig

Bathgate chart-topper Lewis Capaldi has shared a new song ahead of his upcoming UK tour. You can listen to the track, titled Before You Go, here. The singer-songwriter, who has enjoyed an incredible year with mega-selling debut album Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent and his first UK and US No.1 single Someone You Loved, says the new track is his “most personal” offering to date. Before You Go is set to feature on an…

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Interview: Ed Cares, Childcare

Interview: Ed Cares, Childcare

London quartet Childcare bring the Sabi Tour to Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh on Saturday, 30 November – and AAA caught up with Ed Cares from the band for a chat ahead of the gig. As part of the group’s Get Well Soon wellness campaign, attendees can expect a mixture of “mindful eating, yogic breathing and mass meditation” alongside the band’s usual brand of leftfield softcore-psych. The Sabi Tour will also offer participants lavender scratch’n’sniff vinyl,…

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Watch: Thom Yorke performs new song Daily Battles

Watch: Thom Yorke performs new song Daily Battles

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has performed new solo song Daily Battles on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert – and you can watch it here. Daily Battles is taken from Motherless Brooklyn, the film based on the 1999 novel of the same name by Jonathan Lethem. The film is written, produced and directed by Edward Norton. Yorke recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel to play three songs from his new album, ANIMA. Yorke will visit Scotland…

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AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Chvrches, Death Stranding

AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Chvrches, Death Stranding

Scottish synth-pop trio Chvrches have shared new track Death Stranding — and it’s our Hottest Record Of The Week. The Lauren Mayberry-fronted group debuted the track on The Late Late Show With James Corden. The song is for Hideo Kojima’s new game, also titled Death Stranding, and Chvrches band member Iain Cook has revealed to the BBC that the famed video game designer said it “made him cry”. Fellow band member Martin Doherty added: “He…

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