Listen to new Wolf Alice track Beautifully Unconventional

Listen to new Wolf Alice track Beautifully Unconventional

Wolf Alice, who visit Scotland in November to play two nights at Barrowlands, have released the third track from their upcoming album – and you can listen to it here. Beautifully Unconventional, from the London indie band’s soon-t0-be-released second album Visions Of A Life, has been preceded by lead track Yuk Foo and Don’t Delete The Kisses. The new track premiered on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show as the hottest record tonight. Asked what fans can expect…

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Review: Benjamin Clementine, Edinburgh International Festival, Festival Theatre

Review: Benjamin Clementine, Edinburgh International Festival, Festival Theatre

Forty minutes after the advertised start time, and the only audible sounds emanating from the Festival Theatre’s PA were the obnoxious distortions of a soundcheck gone wrong. The crowd were beginning to get restless at the thought of this delay turning a pleasant evening into a late night. Just as glasses were running dry and hushed conversations were turning into open discussions, in the nick of time, on walked the band. Initially charming the Parisian arts…

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Conor Oberst opens up about brother’s death and false rape allegations

Conor Oberst opens up about brother’s death and false rape allegations

Ahead of this month’s visit to Scotland, indie-folk star Conor Oberst has talked about the death of his brother and the personal impact of being falsely accused of rape. The prolific Nebraskan, who fronts Bright Eyes, Desaparecidos and Monsters Of Folk, as well as enjoying a hugely successful solo career, was accused of sexual assault by an anonymous online commenter in 2014. After a long period in which Oberst vehemently denied the allegations, the accuser recanted her…

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Review: PJ Harvey, Edinburgh International Festival, The Playhouse

Review: PJ Harvey, Edinburgh International Festival, The Playhouse

‘Shamanic’, ‘utterly enthralling’, ‘incredible to behold’ and ‘more or less perfect’. These were just some of the epithets thrown the way of Polly Jean Harvey following the first of her two-night residency at the Edinburgh Playhouse. The second of the mercurial Ms Harvey’s two sold out EIF shows at the Greenside Place venue was no less spectacular. Performing tracks from her latest critically acclaimed album,  The Hope Six Demolition Project, as well as material from…

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Brandon Flowers discusses The Killers’ new album

Brandon Flowers discusses The Killers’ new album

Brandon Flowers, frontman of Las Vegas indie-rockers The Killers, has said he wanted to make a “more grown-up” record this time around with Wonderful Wonderful, the band’s soon-to-be-released newbie. The Killers, who visit Scotland in November on a UK tour, are set to release Wonderful Wonderful on September 22. It is the Somebody Told Me hitmaker’s first studio album in five years, following 2012’s Battle Born. Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine, Flowers and drummer Ronnie…

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Stars pay tribute to Glen Campbell, after country singer dies aged 81

Stars pay tribute to Glen Campbell, after country singer dies aged 81

Musicians lined up to pay tribute to Glen Campbell last night after the Rhinestone Cowboy singer died at the age of 81. Brian Wilson, of the Beach Boys, and country superstar Dolly Parton were among the first to pay tribute. “An incredible musician and an even better person. I’m at a loss. Love & Mercy,” Wilson wrote on Twitter. “I’m very broken up to hear about my friend Glen Campbell. An incredible musician and an…

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Fiona Grey set for four-night stint in Edinburgh

Fiona Grey set for four-night stint in Edinburgh

“Dirty pop” artist Fiona Grey has premiered the video for her latest single, Money, as she prepares to embark on a UK tour that will see her play four consecutive nights in Edinburgh this month. You can watch the video for Money HERE  (via Galore) and see Grey’s full touring schedule below. Drawing inspiration from fashion photographer Helmut Newton, Grey and her director Chase R. McCurdy filmed the video for Money in Paris, where they shot specific scenes in…

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Jake Bugg to visit Edinburgh on intimate UK tour

Jake Bugg to visit Edinburgh on intimate UK tour

Jake Bugg steps out on an intimate solo acoustic tour later this year to promote his soon-to-be-released new album – and the Nottingham singer-songwriter will visit Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall in November. Bugg releases the Nashville-recorded Hearts That Strain on September 1 via Virgin EMI. The first taste of the new album is the breezy single How Soon The Dawn (a collaboration with Dan Auerbach) – you can see the video for it below. Working with Grammy Award-winning producer David…

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Garbage release politically-charged video

Garbage release politically-charged video

Garbage, the American-Scottish alt-rock band fronted by Edinburgh-born singer Shirley Manson, have shared a politically-charged video for latest single No Horses. You can watch it right here. The track will benefit the International Committee of the Red Cross, with all profits from its sales and streams being donated to the charity at the end of 2018. Stockbridge-raised Manson appears in the video dressed in a red hooded cloak. Director Scott Stuckey said in a press release: “It’s…

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Liam Gallagher reveals the secret of Oasis’ success

Liam Gallagher reveals the secret of Oasis’ success

Former Oasis and Beady Eye frontman has told GQ that any doubt around his potential as a solo artist after being in “two failed bands” has inspired him to ‘come back stronger’.  “I’m f*cking glad I’m back, mate,” said the singer, who launched his solo career a couple of months back. “I know for a fact they’re sitting there – and you say they might be happy – but they’re sitting there going, ‘F*ck me, mate. He’s…

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