Bay City Rollers: We were bigger than One Direction

Bay City Rollers: We were bigger than One Direction

Speaking ahead of their eagerly-awaited reunion tour, Bay City Rollers’ guitarist Stuart ‘Woody’ Wood has claimed the tartan-clad band were bigger than 1D in their 1970s heyday. “We were bigger than One Direction,” the 58-year-old from Edinburgh said in an interview with the Daily Mail. “We were huge.” A fanciful as that might sound to today’s teenagers, ‘Woody’ might be right. After all, as of March this year, 1D had sold only six million albums worldwide, while…

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Enya to release first new album in seven years

Enya to release first new album in seven years

Folk superstar Enya is set to release her first new album in seven years later this month. Entitled Dark Sky Island, the four-time Grammy Award winner’s newbie will go on sale on November 20. One of Ireland’s most successful recording artists of all time, Enya has sold over 75 million albums worldwide and won countess awards. The singer’s new record has been kept under wraps until now, but Hot Press revealed recently that she’s been…

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Film of the Week: Brooklyn review + official trailer

Film of the Week: Brooklyn review + official trailer

BROOKLYN (12A, 112 mins) Drama/Romance. Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, Julie Walters, Emily Bett Rickards, Eve Macklin, Mary O’Driscoll, Nora-Jane Noone, Jim Broadbent, Brid Brennan, Jane Brennan, Fiona Glascott, Jessica Pare. Director: John Crowley. With plenty of Oscar buzz surrounding it, Brooklyn is one of this year’s must-see movies. Directed by Intermission’s John Crowley and with a screenplay by High Fidelity author Nick Hornby, the big screen adaptation of Colm Tóibin’s historical novel stars Saoirse…

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Billy Elliot to twirl into Edinburgh

Billy Elliot to twirl into Edinburgh

Billy Elliot the Musical is set to make its Edinburgh debut as part of its first ever tour of Ireland and the UK. The hit show, which is currently running at London’s Victoria Palace Theatre, will twirl into the Edinburgh Playhouse from Tuesday, September 20 until Saturday, October 22 next year for its only Scottish tour dates. The musical, which has been running in London’s West End since 2005 and features an original score composed…

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Watch the first trailer for Disney’s Alice Through The Looking Glass

Watch the first trailer for Disney’s Alice Through The Looking Glass

The eagerly-awaited sequel to Disney’s live-action take on Alice In Wonderland is due in Edinburgh cinemas next spring and, following a series of teasers, the first trailer for Alice Through The Looking Glass has been released. “You’ve been gone too long, Alice. There are matters which might benefit from your attention”, are the eerie first words of trippy trailer, which can be seen below. The follow-up to 2010’s $1 billion-grossing Alice In Wonderland sees Johnny Depp…

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Katy Perry beats Taylor Swift as highest earning woman in music

Katy Perry beats Taylor Swift as highest earning woman in music

It’s not been the best of weeks for Taylor Swift. Firstly, news broke that she is being sued for allegedly ripping off the lyrics to her monster hit Shake It Off – and now, she’s been beaten to top spot of Forbes magazine’s highest earning women in music list by her biggest rival, Katy Perry. The pop princesses used to be pals but have been at odds for a while, with Swift admitting recently that…

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Mogwai to play next’s year’s Edinburgh International Festival

Mogwai to play next’s year’s Edinburgh International Festival

Scottish post-rockers Mogwai – famed for their moody, complex rock instrumentals – have signed up for next year’s Edinburgh International Festival, it was announced today. The Glasgow five-piece – who this week performed at Belle & Sebastian’s special benefit gig to raise funds for Save The Children’s Child Refugee Appeal – are set to perform their score for Mark Cousins’ documentary Atomic, Living In Dread And Promise in the Capital next summer. Next year’s EIF will also feature…

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Only Fools and Horses dinner show set for The Brunton

Only Fools and Horses dinner show set for The Brunton

If loveable rogue Del Boy Trotter is one of the guests you dream of inviting to your hypothetical celebrity dinner party, then a British theatre group have created the perfect show for you. Del & Rodney: The Comedy Dinner Show, which is set to arrive at The Brunton in Musselburgh on Wednesday, November 18 for one night only, promises to give fans of Only Fools and Horses the chance to dine with some of the…

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James Franco to release Smiths-inspired album

James Franco to release Smiths-inspired album

Hollywood actor James Franco and his band have penned a record deal and will release an album and film inspired by iconic indie outfit The Smiths. Daddy, a musical partnership between Franco and multi-instrumentalist Tim O’Keefe, have already released a song inspired by This Charming Man (see video below). And now, debut album Let Me Get What I Want – titled in reference to The Smiths’ 1984 song Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What…

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Jersey Boys to return to Edinburgh

Jersey Boys to return to Edinburgh

Jersey Boys is set to return to The Edinburgh Playhouse in March. The Olivier, Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical, which enjoyed a successful three-week run at the theatre in October last year as part of its first ever UK tour, will return to Edinburgh from Tuesday 1 – Saturday, 5 March 2016. The popular Broadway and West End musical, which has now been seen by nearly 23 million people worldwide, tells the remarkable story of…

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