AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week: The Filthy Tongues, Come On Home

AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week: The Filthy Tongues, Come On Home

The Filthy Tongues, who topped AAA’s Scottish Albums of the Year poll in 2016, are back with brand single Come On Home – and it’s our Hottest Record of the Week. You can listen to it here. Veterans of the Edinburgh indie scene, The Filthy Tongues have occupied a unique place at the heart of Scottish alternative rock in various manifestations since the mid-80s. Martin Metcalfe, Fin Wilson and Derek Kelly were the core-members of…

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Scottish Water taps into landscape with help of “the new Coldplay”

Scottish Water taps into landscape with help of “the new Coldplay”

Scottish Water has secured the talents of the band dubbed “the new Coldplay” to soundtrack its new TV ad featuring the country’s famous scenery. Dunfermline five-piece group, Dancing on Tables, provide the musical backdrop to the ‘Your Water, Your Life’ campaign. The ad also features the renowned Scottish landscape in a slick, watercolour animation by Edinburgh agency Always Be Content. Hailed by BAFTA as “the UK’s most exciting emerging band for this year” the young Scottish group recorded…

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Shane set to return in The Walking Dead Season 9

Shane set to return in The Walking Dead Season 9

Jon Bernthal’s Shane is set to make a return to The Walking Dead in Season 9. Rumours of Bernthal’s return have been circulating for days after the actor was spotted around the set after being pictured at Nic & Norman’s restaurant (owned by The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus and executive producer Greg Nicotero) in Senoia, Georgia. Bernthal’s Shane was originally killed by former friend Rick Grimes in Season 2 of the hit zombie series….

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Elvis Costello announces new album ahead of visit to Edinburgh Playhouse

Elvis Costello announces new album ahead of visit to Edinburgh Playhouse

Ahead of his visit to Edinburgh this week, Elvis Costello has announced the release of a new album with his band The Imposters. It will be the first Imposters record the new wave icon has released since 2008’s Momofuku. Since then, the prolific Costello has released a further three studio albums – both as a solo artist and with The Roots. Full details for the new Elvis Costello and The Imposters album are yet to…

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The Proclaimers announce new album ahead of UK tour

The Proclaimers announce new album ahead of UK tour

Ahead of their two-night stint at the Edinburgh Playhouse later this year, Scottish music legends The Proclaimers have announced the release of their first album since 2015’s Let’s Hear It For The Dogs. Due for release on August 10 through Cooking Vinyl, Angry Cyclist finds the Reid brothers at the peak of their songwriting prowess. The album opens with the title track (also the first single). Strings soundtrack a song full of Craig and Charlie’s…

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Kurt Cobain’s personal belongings to go on display at new exhibition

Kurt Cobain’s personal belongings to go on display at new exhibition

The personal belongings of late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain will go on display at a new exhibition next month. The Museum of Style Icons in Ireland will feature the ‘Growing Up Cobain’ exhibit from July 19. Items on display will include the striped jumper that Cobain wore in the Smells Like Teen Spirit video, old photographs, and childhood drawings. Cobain’s daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, and mother, Wendy O’Connor, are said to be attending the opening…

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Twin Peaks star talks about “possible” fourth season

Twin Peaks star talks about “possible” fourth season

Twin Peaks star Kyle MacLachlan has talked about the chances of a fourth season of the cult show, saying it’s “certainly possible”. The David Lynch-helmed series was revived for a critically-acclaimed new season last year. Its return came more than 25 years after the original run. Ending on a huge cliffhanger, many fans are hopeful Twin Peaks will return to our screens once again. Now, MacLachlan – who plays agent Dale Cooper – has been…

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Edinburgh trio Young Fathers dropped from German festival for Israel boycott support

Edinburgh trio Young Fathers dropped from German festival for Israel boycott support

Mercury Prize-winning Edinburgh trio Young Fathers have been dropped from the line-up of a German music festival because of their support of the cultural boycott on Israel. Ruhrtriennale Festival say they asked the group to “distance” themselves from the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which aims to “end international support for Israel’s oppression of Palestinians” and make Israel comply with international law. In a statement on Ruhrtriennale’s website, festival organisers confirmed Young Fathers’ performance…

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Ex-Silencers stars JJ Gilmour and Joe Donnelly form new band

Ex-Silencers stars JJ Gilmour and Joe Donnelly form new band

An exciting new music project has been born after a reunion between former members of Scots group, The Silencers. JJ Gilmour and Joe Donnelly enjoyed great success and critical acclaim during their individual stints with the band and toured with music greats such as Simple Minds, David Bowie, U2 and The Pretenders. Despite not playing in The Silencers at the same time, Joe and JJ bonded immediately during an emotional week in Glasgow as all…

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David Byrne announces his second Scottish gig of 2018

David Byrne announces his second Scottish gig of 2018

Ahead of his eagerly-anticipated visit to Glasgow this Friday, David Byrne has announced another series of tour dates that see the Talking Heads legend return to Scotland in October. Dumbarton-born Byrne, who is due to play at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall on Friday (15 June), will visit the SSE Hydro on 22 October. The 66-year-old icon is touring in support of his acclaimed latest album, American Utopia. He will also play gigs in Leeds, Dublin, Birmingham, Cardiff,…

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