Echo & The Bunnymen share new song ahead of Edinburgh gig

Echo & The Bunnymen share new song ahead of Edinburgh gig

Ahead of their gig in Edinburgh tonight, indie legends Echo & The Bunnymen have shared a new track and announced a fresh set of UK and Ireland tour dates. You can listen to a reworking of the song Seven Seas and see their full touring itinerary below (new dates in bold). The new dates have been announced on the day that their latest tour kicks off at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall. In other news, Echo &…

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Jack White to play at the Usher Hall in October

Jack White to play at the Usher Hall in October

Rock legend Jack White will return to Edinburgh later year as part of wider UK tour. The Whites Stripes founder will visit the Usher Hall on Sunday, 21 October, with tickets to go on sale at 10am this Friday (25 May). White will also play gigs in Brighton, Birmingham, Hull and Liverpool this autumn. Fans won’t be surprised to hear the gigs are likely to be strictly mobile phone-free shows, with no photos, video or…

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First Aid Kit to visit Edinburgh on UK tour

First Aid Kit to visit Edinburgh on UK tour

Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit have announced their 2018 UK Rebel Heart headline tour, which includes a return visit to Edinburgh. The tour kicks off at The Telegraph Building in Belfast, and also includes dates in Perth and Glasgow. First Aid Kit, who released their fourth studio album in January to mass critical acclaim, will be joined by UK sister trio The Staves. In a joint statement about the tour, Klara and Johanna Soderberg:…

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This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

This Week’s Edinburgh Theatre: Top Tickets

We explore the best shows gracing Edinburgh stages this week. Edinburgh International Children’s Festival The Edinburgh International Children’s Festival presents the world’s best theatre and dance for young audiences. Various venues, Saturday 26 May to Sunday 3 June, various times and prices, 0131-228 1404, www.imaginate.org.uk/festival/ Pass Out Edinburgh College’s Performing Arts Studio Scotland returns to the Traverse with their unique take on showcase performances for graduate actors. This year, the students will work for two…

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Full list of winners from the Billboard Music Awards 2018

Full list of winners from the Billboard Music Awards 2018

The Billboard Music Awards took place in a glitzy ceremony in Las Vegas last night, and the winners on the night included Camila Cabello, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Kendrick Lamar. The evening kicked off opened on a emotional note with US singer Kelly Clarkson delivering a heartfelt tribute to the victims of Friday’s shooting in Santa Fe, which left 10 people dead. “I’m a Texas girl and my home state has had so much heartbreak over this…

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High 5, with Nina Nesbitt

High 5, with Nina Nesbitt

Ahead of her gig at Liquid Room on Tuesday night, AAA caught up with talented young singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt for a quick chat. Having grown-up in Balerno, just outside Edinburgh, Nina enjoyed a whirlwind of success with pop-filled debut album Peroxide, but she was soon ready to move on. An organic evolution, her 2016 track Chewing Gum was the sound of her breaking out of her comfort zone and indulging fully her love of pop….

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Here’s which songs The Rolling Stones will play in Edinburgh

Here’s which songs The Rolling Stones will play in Edinburgh

The Rolling Stones kicked off their European tour with a massive Dublin show last night, delivering some of their most iconic hits across 19 songs. The legendary rock band are unlikely to change up their setlist when they begin the UK leg of the tour, which brings them to BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh on June 9 – so here’s what fans in the Capital can expect. In a performance that marked their first appearance…

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Listen to Christine and the Queens’ comeback single, Girlfriend

Listen to Christine and the Queens’ comeback single, Girlfriend

Ahead of her eagerly-awaited visit to Edinburgh this year, French pop sensation Christine and the Queens has returned with new single Girlfriend – and you can listen to it right here. The Nantes-born singer-songwriter – real name Heloise Letissier – makes good on her earlier promise of “sweaty, tougher” material, and Girlfriend comes in two different versions, in English and in French. It’s the follow up to her 2015 self-titled album, Chaleur Humaine, which featured hits…

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Review: Vistas @ The Caves

Review: Vistas @ The Caves

Sunday night saw three Edinburgh-based bands on the bill at The Caves, an intimate venue tucked away in the cobbled streets of the Cowgate. Headliners for the night were four-piece Vistas, a band who have been winning praise from all quarters. From sessions for Vic Galloway’s radio show, appearances at Hit the North, Live at Leeds and Liverpool Sound City, to a headlining slot at the upcoming King Tut’s Summer Nights in July, this is…

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AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week – Pale Waves, Kiss

AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week – Pale Waves, Kiss

Indie darlings Pale Waves have shared new brand single Kiss – and this catchy goth-pop banger is our Hottest Record of the Week. You can take a listen to the song below. The track is lifted from the Manchester outfit’s forthcoming debut album, which is expected in August. Speaking about the album, drummer Ciara Doran stated recently: “You can’t not aim for a number one. I think it deserves it as well. We’ve only written…

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