Pixies share trailer for new podcast ahead of Edinburgh gig

Pixies share trailer for new podcast ahead of Edinburgh gig

Ahead of their visit to Edinburgh in September, US music legends Pixies have shared a trailer for their new podcast, It’s A Pixies Podcast. The 12-episode series documents the making of their new album, Beneath The Eyrie, which is set to be released on September 13. British music journalist Tony Fletcher was given all areas access in the studio while the band recorded their seventh album. It’s A Pixies Podcast will start streaming on June…

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Frank Iero to bring his new band to Edinburgh on joint tour with Laura Jane Grace

Frank Iero to bring his new band to Edinburgh on joint tour with Laura Jane Grace

Former My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero and his band Future Violents will visit Edinburgh this summer. The US outfit are set to head out on a joint UK tour with Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers, and, as well as a show at Liquid Room on August 27, further appearances will take place in Glasgow, Manchester, London, Bristol and Birmingham. Iero and his band will then make their way to Amsterdam, beginning a…

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Tenth annual MagicFest brings extra sparkle to Christmas and Hogmanay

Tenth annual MagicFest brings extra sparkle to Christmas and Hogmanay

The first details have been revealed for the 10th annual MagicFest – Edinburgh’s much-loved celebration of all things magical. It will perform a special trick of its own – vanishing from its old spot in the summer only to reappear, transformed, in the festive season at the end of December and early January. The event, which will have lots to entertain adults and children, will add extra sparkle to Scotland’s Christmas and Hogmanay with mind-blowingperformances plus…

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Fat White Family to visit Edinburgh on UK tour

Fat White Family to visit Edinburgh on UK tour

Fat White Family have announced details of a UK tour which will bring them to Edinburgh in early November. The south Londoners will visit Potterrow in support of their third album, Serfs Up!, which was released in April. Fat White Family kick off the tour in Leeds on November 20, and will visit Glasgow, Newcastle, Kendal, Liverpool, Cardiff, Birmingham and Brighton, before winding up with a four-night residency at London’s EartH Hall from December 2-5….

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Kaiser Chiefs to visit Edinburgh on 2020 UK tour

Kaiser Chiefs to visit Edinburgh on 2020 UK tour

Kaiser Chiefs will visit Edinburgh early next year in support of their upcoming new album, Duck. The Leeds band will kick off their 2020 arena tour in Hull on January 21 next year, before playing at the Usher Hall the following night. The tour concludes with a show at London’s The O2 on February 1. Support for the gigs will come from Razorlight, and tickets go on Friday (June 21) at 9am. Kaiser Chiefs release…

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Cage The Elephant cancel upcoming Edinburgh gig – and UK tour

Cage The Elephant cancel upcoming Edinburgh gig – and UK tour

Cage The Elephant have announced the cancellation of their UK tour – which included a visit to Edinburgh next week – after guitarist Nick Bockrath sustained a serious leg injury. Grammy Award-winning retro rockers called off a string of dates after Bockrath injured himself while performing at Sweden’s Pinkpop Festival last weekend. Cage The Elephant said in a statement: “We regret to inform the fans that Cage The Elephant will be cancelling the upcoming European…

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Radiohead make 18 hours of stolen OK Computer sessions available

Radiohead make 18 hours of stolen OK Computer sessions available

Radiohead have released 18 hours of previously unheard material from the making of their seminal 1997 album, OK Computer, after hackers got their hands on Thom Yorke’s private files and tried to hold the band to ransom. Last week, hours of previously unreleased material from the sessions for OK Computer was controversially shared online. It later emerged that a bootlegger who had acquired 18 minidiscs billed as ‘The Entire OK Computer Sessions’ was demanding “upwards…

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Frightened Rabbit announce auction for mental health charity

Frightened Rabbit announce auction for mental health charity

Scottish indie band Frightened Rabbit are to auction musical equipment in aid of Tiny Changes, the mental health charity founded in memory of their late frontman, Scott Hutchison. The singer tragically took his own life last year after a battle with depression. His family recently announced the foundation of the charity, which is aimed at improving mental health in children and young people. The online auction sees the band selling off the gear that they…

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AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Bat For Lashes, Kids In The Dark

AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Bat For Lashes, Kids In The Dark

Bat For Lashes (aka Natasha Khan) has announced that she’ll follow up 2016’s The Bride with her fifth studio album, Lost Girls, on September 6. The multiple Mercury-nominee has also shared comeback single Kids In The Dark – and it’s AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week. You can listen to it here. Recorded in Los Angeles, Lost Girls is a 10-track concept album that pays homage to 80s films that influenced Khan. It revolves around…

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Rap star Loyle Carner wants applicants for his cooking school

Rap star Loyle Carner wants applicants for his cooking school

South London rapper Loyle Carner is seeking applicants for his cookery school, Chilli Con Carner. It’s the fourth year the Mercury Prize-nominated star has run the school, which is open to teenagers aged 14-16 who have ADHD. The school will run in London this summer, with exact dates to be announced shortly. To apply, see the Chilli Con Carner website. Chilli Con Carner is in association with social media enterprise GOMA. Carner, who has ADHD,…

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