Watch as the Spice Girls rehearse for their Edinburgh gig

Watch as the Spice Girls rehearse for their Edinburgh gig

Ahead of their visit to Edinburgh this summer, the Spice Girls have shared footage of their first day of rehearsals. The hugely popular girl group are due to play at the Capital’s BT Murrayfield Stadium on Saturday, June 8, as well as shows in Manchester, London, Coventry, Sunderland and Bristol this summer. Ahead of the tour, the Spice Girls posted a short video, which you can view below. Spice Girls will play: Wednesday May 29,…

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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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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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Theatre preview: Sound Symphony

Theatre preview: Sound Symphony

Sound Symphony is a highly interactive, sensory music theatre performance made specially for young audiences with profound autism (8 years and older). The show celebrates making music your own way by weaving together live classical instruments, singing and a wide range of weird and wonderful sounds. Sound Symphony provides a sensory-rich environment, where the audience can feel the music through their whole body. Sound Symphony is created and directed by Ellie Griffiths and is performed…

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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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Wallace & Gromit are coming to Edinburgh

Wallace & Gromit are coming to Edinburgh

Wallace & Gromit will bring their Musical Marvels show to Edinburgh for the first time in June, featuring the iconic characters on the big screen with live orchestral accompaniment. Ticket holders will be treated to brand new music to accompany Musical Marvels, which was first screened at the BBC Proms in 2012, along with interactive escapades and enthusiastic entertainment by presenter Matthew Sharp and the Picture House Orchestra. This is a fantastic opportunity for young…

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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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PJ Harvey shares two new songs from All About Eve play

PJ Harvey shares two new songs from All About Eve play

Two-time Mercury Prize winner PJ Harvey has shared two new songs written to accompany the stage adaptation of the classic 1950 film All About Eve. You can listen to both tracks here. The songs, Descending and The Moth, will feature on the upcoming soundtrack for All About Eve, which is due to be released on April 12. Descending features vocals from Lily James, while The Moth is an instrumental track. Speaking about the score, PJ…

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Listen to two new songs from Vampire Weekend

Listen to two new songs from Vampire Weekend

Ahead of their visit to Edinburgh later this year, Vampire Weekend have shared two new tracks from their forthcoming album. You can listen to them right here. The New York indie favourites, who will call at the Usher Hall on 7 November before playing headline shows in Manchester, Birmingham and London, continue to preview Father of The Bride ahead its release. The band’s last album was 2013’s Modern Vampires Of The City. After previously debuting…

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