TRNSMT festival: Day 1 round-up

TRNSMT festival: Day 1 round-up

A sun-drenched TRNSMT Festival opened the gates to thousands of music fans on Friday as Glasgow Green played host to some of the world’s biggest acts and a sold out crowd. Stormzy, Gerry Cinnamon, Example, Years & Years, AJ Tracey, The Big Moon, Inhaler, Chlobocop and more delivered an incredible festival that even featured a hugely surprising cover of Lewis Capaldi from closing act Stormzy. Opening the Main Stage on Day 1 was American pop…

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Bon Iver announce new album – listen to two new tracks here

Bon Iver announce new album – listen to two new tracks here

Grammy-winning Wisconsin indie band Bon Iver have announced that fourth album, i,i, will be released on August 30. You can listen to new tracks Jelmore and Faith below. The 13-track album also features the previously released tracks Hey, Ma and U (Man Like) (ft. Moses Sumney). Speaking about i,i, which follows 2016’s 22, A Million, Bon Iver mainman Justin Vernon said: “It feels very much like the most adult record, the most complete. “It feels…

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X Factor’s Lucy Spraggan to visit Edinburgh on UK tour

X Factor’s Lucy Spraggan to visit Edinburgh on UK tour

Singer-songwriter Lucy Spraggan will visit the Liquid Room in Edinburgh later this year as part of a 32-date UK and Ireland tour. The former X Factor star is enjoying a hugely successful year, having released fifth studio album Today Was A Good Day, played Glastonbury and SXSW, toured Europe and Scandinavia with Melissa Etheridge, and completed her own US and UK headline tours. Now she continues that momentum by announcing a tour which kicks off…

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Franz Ferdinand drummer injured by “ugly piece of art”

Franz Ferdinand drummer injured by “ugly piece of art”

Franz Ferdinand drummer Paul Thomson has pulled out of the band’s current tour after suffering an injury caused by a falling “ugly piece of art”. The Scottish indie outfit are currently out on the road playing in Europe, but over the weekend they revealed that former Portobello High School pupil Thomson was left unable to perform after injuring his finger at a hotel in Casablanca. The Glasgow-formed band were scheduled to play the Hippodrome Casa-Anfa…

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Dawes to visit Scotland on 2019 UK tour

Dawes to visit Scotland on 2019 UK tour

Los Angeles quartet Dawes have announced a UK and European tour with performances in cities including Glasgow, London, Manchester, Barcelona and Berlin. Fresh off their extensive North American tour supporting their latest record, Passwords, the band’s highly anticipated live return will find them performing hits and fan favorites from their catalogue for a live show that Gigwise says evokes “The Grateful Dead, and the abrasive guitar interplay of Crazy Horse at their indomitable best.” Tickets…

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Kylie Minogue heading to No.1 ahead of Edinburgh Castle concerts

Kylie Minogue heading to No.1 ahead of Edinburgh Castle concerts

Ahead of her visit to Edinburgh, Australian pop superstar Kylie Minogue is heading towards a seventh UK No.1 with her latest album Step Back In Time – The Definitive Collection. The 51-year-old is believed to be outselling her closest rival, Scottish singer Lewis Capaldi, whose debut album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent is currently atop the charts. Kylie’s new album was released only two days before she performed to a massive Glastonbury crowd in…

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Catfish And The Bottlemen add Scottish dates to UK tour

Catfish And The Bottlemen add Scottish dates to UK tour

Welsh alt-rockers Catfish And The Bottlemen have added some Scottish dates to their November arena tour. The original four gigs were announced back in April – but now the band have added shows at Aberdeen’s P&J Live on November 7 and Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on November 8. Tickets go on general sale this Friday, July 5 at 10am. The four-piece headline TRNSMT festivals in July. Catfish And The Bottlemen tour dates: NOVEMBER 4 – Birmingham…

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Watch: Belle and Sebastian share video for latest single and announce new album

Watch: Belle and Sebastian share video for latest single and announce new album

Scottish indie favourites Belle and Sebastian have announced a new album to be released in September. The news arrives with first single Sister Buddha and its accompanying video, which can be seen here. New album Days of the Bagnold Summer began life as a 2012 award-winning graphic novel by Joff Winterhart, was turned into a feature film and the directorial debut of Simon Bird (The Inbetweeners, Friday Night Dinner), and is now a wonderful, rich,…

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TRNSMT Festival reveal official afterparty venues

TRNSMT Festival reveal official afterparty venues

TRNSMT Festival is set to take over Glasgow in two weeks’ time and, today, the festival announced a series of official aftershows that will ensure fans can keep the party going after acts including Stormzy, Catfish and the Bottlemen, George Ezra, Gerry Cinnamon and Lewis Capaldi leave the Glasgow Green stage. As the sun sets on Glasgow Green from 12-14 July, the TRNSMT Festival party will continue at the exclusive midnight shows at the iconic…

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IDLES announce UK tour

IDLES announce UK tour

IDLES have announced details of their biggest UK tour to date – including a gig at the Barrowlands in Glasgow in December. The Bristol band will also play at Manchester Academy and Leeds O2 Academy before ending the tour by playing to 10,400 fans at Alexandra Palace. News of the tour comes after IDLES returned with Mercedes Marxist, their first new track of 2019. You can listen to it below. With their last shows selling…

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