Dave Grohl not ruling out future Nirvana shows

Dave Grohl not ruling out future Nirvana shows

Just weeks after Nirvana reunited to perform at Foo Fighters’ CalJam festival, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic have said they’re open to the prospect of more shows from the grunge icons. During the closing night of the LA festival, the surviving members of the legendary Seattle band reunited on stage. It was only the second time they have performed together since Kurt Cobain’s death in 1994. Grohl, Pat Smear and Novoselik performed six tracks – with Joan…

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Loyle Carner to visit Edinburgh on UK tour

Loyle Carner to visit Edinburgh on UK tour

South London rapper Loyle Carner has announced details of a UK and Ireland tour for next spring – and it includes a return visit to Edinburgh. The Bricks and More Tour will see the Mercury Prize-nominated star performing in seven cities – Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester, Brighton, Bristol, London and Dublin. Last week, Carner released new single Ottolenghi, which features Jordan Rakei. You can listen to it below. Tickets for the tour go on sale on…

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Paolo Nutini tops SAY Award most played list

Paolo Nutini tops SAY Award most played list

On today’s inaugural National Album Day, the Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA) has teamed up with music licensing company PPL to produce a Top 10 chart of the most-played artists who have been shortlisted for the prestigious Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award based on 21st century UK radio and television airplay. Celebrating, promoting and rewarding the most outstanding album releases each year, The SAY Award is Scotland’s national music prize which showcases the incredible strength and…

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Rare pre-fame interview with Arctic Monkeys unearthed

Rare pre-fame interview with Arctic Monkeys unearthed

A never-before-heard interview with a pre-fame Arctic Monkeys has been unearthed by music podcast Demo Tapes. The interview with frontman Alex Turner and drummer Matt Helders was recorded in April 2015, when the Sheffield band were still unsigned and six months away from exploding into the national consciousness with their chart-topping debut single I Bet You Look Good On the Dancefloor. Music journalist Rick Martin recorded the interview for a legendary feature in NME, which touted…

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Belle & Sebastian to score Days Of The Bagnold Summer

Belle & Sebastian to score Days Of The Bagnold Summer

Scottish indie favourites Belle & Sebastian will provide the official soundtrack to Simon Bird’s upcoming film, Days Of The Bagnold Summer. The project – which is an adaptation of Joff Winterhart’s graphic novel – will see Bird, who shot to stardom as Will McKenzie in The Inbetweeners, make his directional debut. The film will star Rob Brydon, Tamsin Greig and Earl Cave (The End of the F***ing World). According to a press release, Days Of…

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Review: Let It Be, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: Let It Be, Edinburgh Playhouse

It may be 48 years since the Beatles officially split but for one night you can party with the Fab Four in Let It Be the musical. The acclaimed West End production returned to Edinburgh Playhouse last night to pay homage to one of the most influential bands in the world, the Beatles. The show follows the band’s journey from one of their early performances at the Royal Variety Show in front of the Queen…

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Former Mansun frontman Paul Draper wants local support act for Edinburgh show

Former Mansun frontman Paul Draper wants local support act for Edinburgh show

Former Mansun frontman Paul Draper is heading off on his first national solo acoustic tour this November – and he’s playing Edinburgh Pleasance Theatre on the 23 November. Draper will be performing tracks from his debut solo album Spooky Action, as well as Mansun Official classics and deep cuts – plus as yet unheard songs from his second solo album, due 2019 Wanting the shows to be an intimate affair, he is running a competition…

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Review: They Might Be Giants, Queen’s Hall

Review: They Might Be Giants, Queen’s Hall

Talk about giving the fans their money’s worth. They Might Be Giants – sans supporting cast – performed not one but two epic sets at the Queen’s Hall on Friday night as they charged through their extensive, glorious back catalogue. And still they found time to throw in a couple more during the encore – much to the crowd’s delight. Some 35-years into their career, the Brooklyn-based nerd-pop duo have somehow only ever made it…

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Watch: Nirvana reunite live on stage in LA

Watch: Nirvana reunite live on stage in LA

Rock legends Nirvana reunited to perform at Foo Fighters’ CalJam festival on Saturday night – and you can check out the setlist and footage below. Last week, the Foos hinted on social media that a comeback performance could happen. “What else could we have up our sleeves???” Stay tuned…” they posted ahead of the event on Twitter. During the closing night of the LA festival, the surviving members of the Seattle legendary band reunited on stage….

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Synth-rock superstar Gary Numan announces new EP and live album

Synth-rock superstar Gary Numan announces new EP and live album

Ahead of his visit to Scotland next month, electro-pop legend Gary Numan has announced a new EP and live album. The Fallen EP, due for release on 9 November, consists of three new tracks – It Will End Here, The Promise and If We Had Known. It will be available as a Special Edition Tricolour 12” vinyl, digitally and on CD through the artist store: www.GaryNuman.com. As well as The Fallen EP, Numan will also…

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