Mercury Prize 2019: Dave wins for Psychodrama

Mercury Prize 2019: Dave wins for Psychodrama

South London rapper Dave has won the Mercury Prize for his debut album, Psychodrama. The Streatham-born star beat off competition from the likes of The 1975, Foals and Anna Calvi to claim the prize, which recognises the best British album of the last year. Released in March, Psychodrama reached No.1 in the UK charts and has sold 129,354, copies to date. It has been hailed as “the boldest and best British rap album in a…

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Mystery Jets postpone new album and cancel Edinburgh gig

Mystery Jets postpone new album and cancel Edinburgh gig

Indie rock band Mystery Jets have postponed the release of new album A Billion Heartbeats and all forthcoming UK tour dates – including a visit to Edinburgh in November. It comes after the band’s lead singer, Blaine Harrison, was hospitalised over the weekend for an emergency operation after being struck down by an infection. In a post on the band’s official Twitter page, Harrison wrote: “It is with a lump in my throat that I…

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The 1975 to play two gigs in Scotland on 2020 UK tour

The 1975 to play two gigs in Scotland on 2020 UK tour

Indie darlings The 1975 will visit Scotland next year as part of a massive arena tour of UK and Ireland. As the Manchester band prepare to unveil fourth album Notes On A Conditional Form, they’ll hit the road in February – with an Aberdeen show on February 29 and Glasgow gig on March 1. Check out the dates in full below. February 2020 15 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham 16 – Utilita Arena, Newcastle 17 –…

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Miles Kane shares video for new single ahead of Edinburgh show

Miles Kane shares video for new single ahead of Edinburgh show

Ahead of this visit to Edinburgh next month, Miles Kane has released a feel-good video for his latest single, Blame It On The Summertime – and you can watch it right here. Shot in sun-soaked Ibiza by Charlie Lightening (Paul McCartney, Liam Gallagher) the video sees Miles lap up the perfect summers day, cruising the stunning landscapes of the island, before ending the night playing a sold-out acoustic show at legendary venue, Pikes. Speaking of…

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The Who to visit Scotland on UK tour – here’s how to get tickets

The Who to visit Scotland on UK tour – here’s how to get tickets

Rock legends The Who will visit Scotland next year with a full orchestra as part of a wider UK tour. As well as a visit to Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, the band will also play gigs in Manchester, Dublin, Newcastle, Leeds, Cardiff, Birmingham, Nottingham, Liverpool and London. The Who have also announced their first new album in 13 years entitled Who. It is due for release on 22 November and is preceded by Ball and Chain,…

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Glam rockers The Struts heading to Edinburgh

Glam rockers The Struts heading to Edinburgh

British glam rockers The Struts will visit Edinburgh next month as part of a UK headline tour. Speaking ahead of the gig, lead singer Luke Spiller says: “Finally we are making our way back to our motherland. “Can’t wait for the second tour of the UK this year as it’s sure to be filled with friends, family, and lots of new fans to be made. The tour follows the launch of Harley-Davidson’s global ad campaign…

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Bat For Lashes to visit Edinburgh in November

Bat For Lashes to visit Edinburgh in November

Bat For Lashes (aka Natasha Khan) has announced details of a UK tour for November – and it includes a visit to Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall. You can check out full dates below. Last week saw Khan release fifth album Lost Girls – and now, to promote the record, she will head out on tour this winter. Tickets go on sale from 9am on September 19. Speaking to NME recently, Khan explained the origins of Lost…

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Auntie Flo’s Radio Highlife wins Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) award

Auntie Flo’s Radio Highlife wins Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) award

Radio Highlife, by Auntie Flo, won the 2019 Scottish Album of the Year (Say) award. at a ceremony in Edinburgh last night. The award has earned Brian d’Souza, who performs as Auntie Flo, a £20,000 prize. The Glasgow-based producer and DJ was unable to attend the award ceremony at the Capital’s Assemby Rooms as he was playing at the Skye Live Festival in Portree, Isle of Skye. The album was shortlisted against nine others, eight…

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Miles Kane shares new single – and announces intimate Edinburgh gig

Miles Kane shares new single – and announces intimate Edinburgh gig

Following a string of summer festival dates, Miles Kane has returned with new single Blame It On The Summertime, which you can listen to here. Kane has also announced he will head out on a special intimate run of UK dates this October to road test some new material, including a show at Edinburgh’s Liquid Room on Saturday, 19 October. Produced by Cam Blackwood (George Ezra,) and Jamie Biles and written by Kane, Jamie Biles…

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Bombay Bicycle Club announce new album and UK and Ireland tour dates

Bombay Bicycle Club announce new album and UK and Ireland tour dates

British indie rock favourites Bombay Bicycle Club have announced details of their fifth album and a 13-date UK and Ireland headline tour which immediately follows its release in Janaury 2020. Everything Else Has Gone Wrong will be released on the 17 January through Caroline International/Island Records. It is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to the band’s No.1-charting, Mercury Music Prize-nominated fourth album, So Long, See You Tomorrow, released back in 2014. The new album was largely…

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