Chvrches announce 2019 UK and Ireland tour

Chvrches announce 2019 UK and Ireland tour

Scottish electro-pop three-piece Chvrches have announced a UK and Ireland tour for February next year, kicking off with a night at London’s iconic Alexandra Palace and taking in a homecoming show at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow. The announcement follows the release of their acclaimed third album Love Is Dead and comes in the midst of Chvrches run of huge summer festival performances across the world, including TRNSMT, Parklife and Citadel in the UK, NOS Alive…

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New David Bowie documentary in the works

New David Bowie documentary in the works

A new documentary about David Bowie is in the works and will focus on the early years of the late icon. It will act as the prequel to David Bowie: Five Years and David Bowie: The Last Five Years, which previously aired on the BBC. David Bowie: Five Years was first screened back in 2013, while David Bowie: The Last Five Years, was shown in 2017. According to David Bowie News, the new documentary will…

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Review: The Band, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: The Band, Edinburgh Playhouse

The Smash Hits generation will be flocking to the Edinburgh Playhouse this week for the Scottish premiere of Tim Firth’s The Band which is, surprisingly, so much more than just a nostalgic run-through of the boyband’s greatest hits. First things first: The Band is not about Take That. Instead, it is a heartwarming tale about four estranged school friends – Rachel (Rachel Lumberg), Claire (Alison Fitzjohn), Zoe (Jayne McKenna) and Heather (Emily Joyce) – who…

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Interview: AAA chat with Australian musician Ben Salter ahead of his visit to Scotland

Interview: AAA chat with Australian musician Ben Salter ahead of his visit to Scotland

Australia has produced its fair share of great songwriters, and this decade has seen the emergence of one of that country’s very best, Ben Salter. He’s touring the UK for the fifth time this month, and making his first ever – belated, he admits – visit to Scotland. A prolific member of acclaimed Australian bands including Giants of Science, The Gin Club and the Wilson Pickers, Salter embarked on his solo career in 2011 with The Cat,…

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Tom Petty box set of unreleased music out in September

Tom Petty box set of unreleased music out in September

The late Tom Petty’s unreleased music is to be put out on a new box set, it has been announced. The forthcoming release will be titled American Treasure it will feature four CDs containing 60 tracks. Petty died from an accidental drug overdose on October 2, 2017 at the age of just 66. The boxset will feature both live and studio material from the rock legend’s career, curated by his wife Dana York, daughter Adria,…

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Johnny Depp being sued for ‘punching’ crew member on Biggie Smalls film

Johnny Depp being sued for ‘punching’ crew member on Biggie Smalls film

Johnny Depp is reportedly being sued by a location manager he allegedly punched on the set of City Of Lies – a movie about the killings of Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur. According to TMZ, location manager Gregg ‘Rocky’ Brooks claims that when he told the crew that the production would have to move on after one more take of a scene, Depp reacted violently and allegedly. “I don’t give a f**k who you are…

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Listen: Zayn Malik releases cover of Elvis’ Can’t Help Falling In Love

Listen: Zayn Malik releases cover of Elvis’ Can’t Help Falling In Love

Ahead of the release of his second album, former One Direction star Zayn Malik has released a cover of Elvis Presley’s Can’t Help Falling In Love – you can listen to the track here. Malik is set to release the follow-up to 2016’s debut album Mind Of Mine, and last month, the singer teased fans with the promise of “a few surprises” in regards to his next album. “It’s a bit different to my last…

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TRNSMT Festival, closing day round-up

TRNSMT Festival, closing day round-up

On the closing day of weekend 2, Hudson Taylor took to the Main Stage looking effortless as their set got the final day off to a flying start. Lewis Capaldi was up next, with the local boy putting on an amazing performance as he graduated from the King Tut’s Stage Powered by Utilita in 2017 to the Main Stage in 2018, where he delivered a set that proved why he was tipped to be a…

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The Killers to play intimate gig after TRNSMT festival

The Killers to play intimate gig after TRNSMT festival

Las Vegas indie rockers The Killers will play an intimate gig at Glasgow’s King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut after their headline show at TRNSMT festival tomorrow (July 8). Tickets to see Brandon Flowers and co sold out in just one minute, with a spokesperson for the venue saying this was “the fastest selling show ever at Tut’s.” Speaking to The Daily Record, drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr said: “We plan to play TRNSMT then right afterwards…

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AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week: Doesn’t Matter by Christine and the Queens

AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week: Doesn’t Matter by Christine and the Queens

Ahead of her eagerly-awaited visit to Edinburgh this year, French pop sensation Christine and the Queens has released the second single from her soon-to-be-released sophomore album – and it’s our Hottest Record Of The Week. Newbie Doesn’t Matter got its first airing on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show last night (July 5) – and you can listen to it right here. Following on from comeback single Girlfriend, Doesn’t Matter sees the Nantes-born singer-songwriter – real…

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