New Prince album of unreleased demos announced

New Prince album of unreleased demos announced

Prince’s estate has announced a new 15-track album, featuring the original versions of songs that he gave to other artists – including the Bangles, Vanity 6, Sheila E, and more. The Originals LP will stream on Tidal from June 7–20, before getting a physical release via Warner Bros on June 21. The album will largely comprise of songs from the late singer’s legendary vault, and spans the period from 1981 and 1991. It includes his…

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AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Little Trouble by Better Oblivion Community Center

AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Little Trouble by Better Oblivion Community Center

Better Oblivion Community Center have shared a new song called Little Trouble – and it’s our Hottest Record of the Week. Listen to it below. The indie rock duo comprised of Bright Eyes mainman Conor Oberst and Californian folk-rock singer Phoebe Bridgers have played the song at live shows in the US – but it was previously only available to buy as part of a two-track seven-inch. Little Trouble is now available both digitally and…

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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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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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Review: Matilda The Musical, Edinburgh Playhouse *****

Review: Matilda The Musical, Edinburgh Playhouse *****

There’s been a lot of hype surrounding Matilda The Musical. After all, this Royal Shakespeare Company production has already bagged over 90 awards, and it doesn’t take a minute to see why Roald Dahl’s beloved tale has become such a global smash-hit. Starring the fabulous Scarlett Cecil as Matilda Wormwood, this delightful show tells the story of an extraordinary little girl who develops magical powers on her quest to find happiness. But that’s not without…

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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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Beyoncé and Adidas team up to create sneakers

Beyoncé and Adidas team up to create sneakers

Beyoncé has signed a new deal to relaunch her Ivy Park clothing line with Adidas, including the launch of some “signature sneakers”. The former Destiny’s Child singer launched her activewear brand in 2016, with products being available to purchase from Topshop. However, Beyoncé cut ties with the fashion chain last year after owner Philip Green was accused of sexual harassment (Green has denied all allegations against him). Now, Adidas and Beyoncé have announced a “multi-layered…

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ABBA’s new music to be released in ‘September or October’

ABBA’s new music to be released in ‘September or October’

Mamma Mia! Here we go again… ABBA have revealed they will release new music this autumn. Last year, the Swedish supergroup announced the intention to record new material – more than 35 years on from their last foray into the recording studio. The new songs will arrive prior to a digital avatar tour which is set to take place later this year. ABBA – which comprises Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstand…

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Pixies to visit Edinburgh on huge UK and European tour

Pixies to visit Edinburgh on huge UK and European tour

US music legends Pixies have announced details of a UK and European tour for September and October – and it includes a visit to Edinburgh. Pixies, who last played live in Edinburgh at Meadowbank Stadium in August 2005, will perform at the Usher Hall on Monday, 23 September. The tour, kicking off in September, coincides with the release of the band’s new album – the follow-up to 2016’s acclaimed Head Carrier. On the UK leg…

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