Biffy Clyro to headline Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

Biffy Clyro to headline Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

Music fans in Edinburgh this Hogmanay will be encouraged to turn Concert in the Gardens into a sea of tartan – with headliners Biffy Clyro joined at the event by locals Idlewild and Honeyblood in an all-Scottish affair. Cult rockers Biffy Clyro headlined the event back in 2010,  having gone from rock’s amiable underdogs to one of the biggest acts in Europe around that time. The Ayrshire trio went down an absolute storm back then, and you’d…

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Carrie Mac’s AAA Edinburgh

Carrie Mac’s AAA Edinburgh

Like any young girl with dreams of becoming a pop star, Carrie Mac started off singing in her bedroom in front of the mirror “with the hairbrush and stuff”. She says she used to have two tape recorders set up in her room – “one playing the Spice Girls, the other to record me singing along to them singing”. As a teenager, she enrolled on a full-time music course at Jewel and Esk Valley College – and it…

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Gig review: Foo Fighters, Murrayfield Stadium

Gig review: Foo Fighters, Murrayfield Stadium

As the opening chords to All My Life rang out and a black curtain dramatically fell to reveal Dave Grohl sitting atop a mechanical throne, it was clear that the ringmaster of modern rock was here to make amends. Foo Fighters fans were left bitterly disappointed when the American rockers were forced to cancel the Edinburgh date of their tour after Grohl broke one of his legs at a gig in Gothenburg. Yet last night,…

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Nina Nesbitt’s AAA Edinburgh

Nina Nesbitt’s AAA Edinburgh

It’s fair to say that former Balerno High pupil turned pop princess Nina Nesbitt has come a long way since being discovered by Ed Sheeran at the age of 16. Now 21, she’s firmly established herself as one of the brightest young talents around. Having stormed on to the scene with some impressive early singles and EPs, the half Scottish, half Swedish singer released debut album Peroxide last year to rave reviews. It reached a very credible No.11…

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Live review: Art Garfunkel, Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Live review: Art Garfunkel, Usher Hall, Edinburgh

The word ‘legend’ is bandied about way too often these days, but Art Garfunkel is a legend in the truest sense. Known around the world as one half of one of the greatest musical duos of all time – Simon & Garfunkel – the 73-year-old native New Yorker has lent his honey-tongued vocals to some of the greatest pop songs ever written – including Bridge Over Troubled Water, Mrs Robinson, A Hazy Shade of Winter and The…

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Bring Me The Horizon announce Edinburgh gig

Bring Me The Horizon announce Edinburgh gig

With their highly-anticipated new album, That’s The Spirit, set for release next week, Sheffield’s Bring Me The Horizon have announced a UK headline tour for November, including a date at Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange. Bring Me The Horizon have had a whirlwind two years, which has seen them play sell-out shows around the world including Wembley Arena, score a Top 3 album, dominate Radio 1’s playlist with 260 plays of Drown alone, and sell over two…

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Five More Edinburgh Bands Everyone Should Know About

Five More Edinburgh Bands Everyone Should Know About

A few weeks back, we featured five Edinburgh bands everyone should know about, with the aim of flagging up a few of the local acts who we believe to be worthy of your attention. As recently as a few year’s back, Scotland’s Capital was considered the poor cousin of Glasgow when it came to producing quality bands – but that’s no longer the case. Indeed, after a long, long wait, Edinburgh’s music scene is now…

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Interview – The Valkarys

Interview – The Valkarys

Formed in 2006, Edinburgh’s The Valkarys are a garage/psyche outfit led by Scott Dunlop. The band announced itself with the release of their excellent single, Candy Girl, which earned them airplay on radio stations across the UK. After moving to London, the Valks released their self-titled debut LP, The Average Can Blind You To The Excellent. The album was well received by fans and critics alike, and tracks from the release were played by The Libertines’ Carl Barat…

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Young Fathers tipped as future headliners

Young Fathers tipped as future headliners

Reading and Leeds festival organiser Melvin Benn has tipped Edinburgh band Young Fathers as future headliners. Topping the bill this year were Mumford & Sons, The Libertines and Metallica, and Benn is convinced Young Fathers can follow in their footsteps – if they want to. Often described as a hip-hop trio but impossible to pigeonhole, Young Fathers were formed in the Capital in 2008 by Liberian-born Alloysious Massaquoi, Nigerian Kayus Bankole and Scot Graham “G” Hastings, and went…

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Kirsten Adamson’s AAA Edinburgh

Kirsten Adamson’s AAA Edinburgh

Kirsten Adamson is the daughter of the late Stuart Adamson, who co-founded punk band the Skids in Dunfermline and went on to enjoy global success with Big Country in the 1980s. Having followed in her father’s footsteps, Kirsten has been in several bands over the years, most notably country rock outfit The Gillyflowers. She recently released her debut album, which she says is “poppy with a darker side”. Most memorable Capital event? I guess it has to…

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