Watch the first trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home

Watch the first trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home

Marvel has released the first trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home – and you can watch it right here. The trailer opens with Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) and Peter Parker (Tom Holland) working together on public events in New York after the former’s discovery at the end of 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming that her nephew is Spider-Man. Parker then heads off on a school trip to Europe, but while he’s enjoying himself in Venice, his past…

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Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes announce new album ahead of Edinburgh gig

Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes announce new album ahead of Edinburgh gig

Ahead of a visit to Edinburgh next month, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes have announced new album End of Suffering. The record follows on from 2017’s Modern Ruin and is proceeded by new single Crowbar – you can listen to it below. End of Suffering, which is named after the Buddhist term for enlightenment, is set to be released on May 3. You can see the tracklisting for the album below, and check out the…

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Watch Spike Lee-directed video for The Killers’ new anti-Trump anthem

Watch Spike Lee-directed video for The Killers’ new anti-Trump anthem

Las Vegas indie-rockers The Killers have returned with anti-Donald Trump anthem Land Of The Free – and you can watch the Spike Lee-directed video here. Brandon Flowers and his band took to their social media accounts yesterday (January 13) to “tease something new” before making the track available via streaming services. Recorded at their own Battle Born Studios, the new song is inspired by current events under Trump’s administration and past events in the US….

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Matt Healy says The 1975’s next album will be ‘more British-sounding’

Matt Healy says The 1975’s next album will be ‘more British-sounding’

Hot on the heels of their sell-out gig at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on Saturday night, The 1975 frontman Matt Healy has said that album number four is going to be more British-sounding. The Manchester foursome have experimented with different styles across their three previous releases, and Healy says next offering Notes On A Conditional Form will be more British-sounding than their current release, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. The band are recording…

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Listen to new Sigur Rós music

Listen to new Sigur Rós music

Icelandic post-rockers Sigur Ros have scored the soundtrack to a new Taiwanese dance performance entitled 22° Lunar Halo – and you can check out a trailer for the performance here. The piece, helmed by choreographer and artistic director Cheng Tsung-lung, is set to make its world premiere in Taiwan from April 13-28. In addition to Sigur Rós’ score, Berlin and Reykjavík-based artist Kjartan Holm will act as musical director for 22° Lunar Halo. In a…

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Disney’s The Lion King returning to Edinburgh Playhouse

Disney’s The Lion King returning to Edinburgh Playhouse

Award-winning musical The Lion King will return to the Edinburgh Playhouse in December 2019, the only Scottish dates on the second UK and Ireland tour. Tickets will go on sale in March 2019. Fans can sign up for priority access to tickets at www.thelionking.co.uk The tour coincides with The Lion King celebrating 20 years at London’s Lyceum Theatre. Since the UK premiere in London in October 1999, The Lion King has entertained over 15 million…

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Interview: Paul McCaffrey

Interview: Paul McCaffrey

There are plenty of contemporary comedians talking about the process of getting older but few are doing it quite so brilliantly as Paul McCaffrey. As a man who recently supported the likes of Sean Lock and Kevin Bridges, Paul is now all set to take I Thought I Would Have Grown Out Of This By Now, his first big touring show, on the road (the tour includes a visit to The Stand in Edinburgh on…

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Radiohead to snub Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Radiohead to snub Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has said the band have no intention of attending their forthcoming induction ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Oxford outfit are among seven acts being inducted for 2019, with the official ceremony set to take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on March 29. Speaking about Radiohead’s upcoming induction, Yorke told Variety that he and his bandmates have long been “very blase” when it comes to…

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Expanded programme announced for Wide Days 2019

Expanded programme announced for Wide Days 2019

Wide Days is set to celebrate its tenth edition with an expanded programme including more networking opportunities, pre-event activities and the addition of a significantly expanded live offering which will see three Scottish festivals each curate a venue. Delegates arriving in Edinburgh on Thursday, 11 April will have the option to take part in a guided tour of the city followed by pre-event entertainment. The Friday will continue with the conference at Teviot Row House, followed by…

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David Bowie vinyl box set of nine unreleased recordings coming soon

David Bowie vinyl box set of nine unreleased recordings coming soon

To mark what would have been his 72nd birthday, Parlophone will release a vinyl box set featuring nine unreleased recordings from David Bowie later this year. Spying Through A Keyhole will be a box set of nine 7″ singles that includes the earliest known versions of Space Oddity. The box set’s title is taken from Love All Around – a previously unknown song that was released for the first time last year. Although a specific…

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