Listen: Thom Yorke premieres Don’t Fear the Light and Gawpers

Listen: Thom Yorke premieres Don’t Fear the Light and Gawpers

Thom Yorke’s classical compositions Don’t Fear the Light and Gawpers received their radio debut on BBC Radio 3’s Unclassified last night – and you can listen to them here. Both original songs were premiered in concert during the Minimalist Dream House performance at the Philharmonie de Paris on April 7. Unclassified’s broadcast of the pieces marks the first time they’ve been played on the radio. “[French piano duo] Katia and Marielle [Labèque] suggested for a…

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New Prince album of unreleased demos announced

New Prince album of unreleased demos announced

Prince’s estate has announced a new 15-track album, featuring the original versions of songs that he gave to other artists – including the Bangles, Vanity 6, Sheila E, and more. The Originals LP will stream on Tidal from June 7–20, before getting a physical release via Warner Bros on June 21. The album will largely comprise of songs from the late singer’s legendary vault, and spans the period from 1981 and 1991. It includes his…

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AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Little Trouble by Better Oblivion Community Center

AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Little Trouble by Better Oblivion Community Center

Better Oblivion Community Center have shared a new song called Little Trouble – and it’s our Hottest Record of the Week. Listen to it below. The indie rock duo comprised of Bright Eyes mainman Conor Oberst and Californian folk-rock singer Phoebe Bridgers have played the song at live shows in the US – but it was previously only available to buy as part of a two-track seven-inch. Little Trouble is now available both digitally and…

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Slowthai announces 99p tour venues – including Edinburgh

Slowthai announces 99p tour venues – including Edinburgh

Fast-rising rapper Slowthai will visit Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s venue as part of his budget-friendly ‘99p Tour’, which kicks off next month. The Northampton musician asked his fans on Twitter a fortnight ago for suggestions of intimate venues that he could visit on the tour, where all tickets will be sold for just 99p each. “I’ll come to every pub; your dad’s working men’s club – I just wanna see all of you and connect,” he…

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Prince memoir is being released in October

Prince memoir is being released in October

The long-awaited memoirs of the late pop star Prince have finally been given a release date – more than three years since they were announced. Plans for the book, titled The Beautiful Ones, were first revealed in March 2016, and it was being worked on by Prince until his death the following month. Now, it has been revealed that the book will be published on October 29 by Random House, in partnership with Prince’s estate….

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Madonna album release date announced – listen to lead single Medellin

Madonna album release date announced – listen to lead single Medellin

Madonna’s highly-anticipated 14th studio album Madame X will be released on June 14 globally from Live Nation, Interscope Records and Maverick. You can listen to the first track from the album, Medellín, here. Recorded over 18 months in Portugal, London, New York and Los Angeles, Madonna collaborated on Madame X with longtime producer Mirwais, as well as with producers Mike Dean and Diplo, among others. “Lisbon is where my record was born,” Madonna says. “I…

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AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Beck, Saw Lightning

AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Beck, Saw Lightning

Musical chameleon Beck has shared brand new single Saw Lightning – and it’s AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week. You can listen to it here. Alongside the release of the new track, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter announced his new album, Hyperspace. It’s due, according to a press release, “at an as yet undetermined point in the space time continuum.” Saw Lightening, which features a mix of slide guitar, harmonic and hip-hop beats, was co-written and co-produced…

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NOW That’s What I Call The 80s is coming to Edinburgh with a live tour

NOW That’s What I Call The 80s is coming to Edinburgh with a live tour

The world’s best-selling compilation album series is heading to Edinburgh on its very own live show tour, transporting the hits of one of the most pop-tastic decades to the Usher Hall this November. NOW That’s What I Call The 80s LIVE celebrates all that is great about the decade that saw household names rise to prominence featuring the giant hits of Whitney Houston, Duran Duran, Bon Jovi, Wham!, Madonna, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Billy…

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Emeli Sandé announces release of third album

Emeli Sandé announces release of third album

Scottish pop star Emeli Sandé has announced that her much anticipated third album, Real Life, will be released on June 7 on Virgin/EMI. Recorded following an intense personal journey of self-doubt and self-discovery, Real Life marks a brand-new chapter and with it a bold, confident and fearless new sound for the Aberdeen singer. Feeling attuned with the disenfranchised state of the world, the vision for Real Life is to give people hope and confidence. “Especially…

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DMA’s confirm release date of MTV Unplugged Live album

DMA’s confirm release date of MTV Unplugged Live album

Hot on the heels of their sell-out gig at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh last night (April 9), Sydney trio DMA’S have announced the release of their MTV Unplugged Live album on June 14. It was recorded at Melbourne’s intimate Memo Music Hall last October, with DMA’S becoming one of the first Australian bands to play the iconic MTV Unplugged session. It’s a format steeped in history following classic sets from Nirvana, Oasis, REM, and…

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