AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Bombay Bicycle Club, Is It Real

AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Bombay Bicycle Club, Is It Real

British indie rock favourites Bombay Bicycle Club have released the final teaser track from their soon-to-be-released new album Everything Else Has Gone Wrong – and it’s AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week. You can listen to the band’s newbie, Is It Real, below. Bombay Bicycle Club’s fifth studio album is due to be released this Friday (January 17) and has been proceeded with the singles I Can Hardly Speak, Racing Stripes, and Eat, Sleep, Wake…

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Kettle of Kites to visit Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s during Independent Venue Week

Kettle of Kites to visit Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s during Independent Venue Week

Making a rare live appearance in support of Independent Venue Week, Kettle of Kites will be bringing the sci-fi inspired, cinematic alt-rock of their recent album Arrows to Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh next week. The band fronted by ex-Admiral Fallow man Tom Stearn have unveiled a new re-work of Supernova, courtesy of London based producer Pour Atom Oil. Following a meeting of minds at a recent London show together, the two artists have collaborated on…

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Billie Eilish records the new James Bond theme

Billie Eilish records the new James Bond theme

Indie-pop sensation Billie Eilish has recorded the title track for the latest James Bond film, No Time To Die. The 18-year-old US singer becomes the youngest artist in history to write and record a theme for the franchise. “It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way,” said the singer, who described the assignment as “a huge honour”. “James Bond is the coolest film franchise ever to exist. I’m still in shock.”…

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Brit Awards 2020: Lewis Capaldi leads the way with four nominations

Brit Awards 2020: Lewis Capaldi leads the way with four nominations

West Lothian singer-songwtiter Lewis Capaldi and rapper Dave are the most nominated artists at this year’s BRIT Awards, with four nods apiece. The nominations were announced this today (January 11) in a televised programme featuring performances from Liam Payne, Mabel, Aitch, Freya Ridings and Dermot Kennedy. The winners will be revealed next month at the annual awards ceremony, which is due to take place at London’s The O2 on February 18. Capaldi is up for…

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Review: Goodbye Mr Mackenzie / The Filthy Tongues, Liquid Room

Review: Goodbye Mr Mackenzie / The Filthy Tongues, Liquid Room

Late December is a time for looking back on the past and making plans for the future. As Goodbye Mr Mackenzie wrap up their 2019 comeback tour with a wonderful romp through 16 of their finest songs from their days of yore, it’s uncertain if they’ll choose to do so again. However, the future is in good hands with the Filthy Tongues, the opening band and musical vehicle for three of the Mackenzies, both bands’…

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Twin Atlantic to launch new album with intimate Edinburgh gig

Twin Atlantic to launch new album with intimate Edinburgh gig

Hot on the heels of their new single Barcelona, Twin Atlantic have announced they will play a string of special UK album launch shows in January in the lead up to the release of fourth album Power – including a visit to The Caves in Edinburgh. A swelling mixture of emotion and colour, Barcelona is as pulsating as it is anthemic. Speaking on the themes of the track, frontman Sam McTrusty comments; “This is a…

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Beyoncé and Thom Yorke go head to head for best song at 2020 Oscars

Beyoncé and Thom Yorke go head to head for best song at 2020 Oscars

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke and US superstar Beyoncé have been named among the nominees for the Best Original Song at the 92nd Academy Awards. Yorke is in the running for Daily Battles from Motherless Brooklyn, while Beyoncé’s Spirit from The Lion King is also recognised for the top prize. Other big-name acts with entries include Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again from the Elton John biopic Rocketman, Randy Newman’s I Can’t…

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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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