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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TRNSMT festival: Day 2 round-up

TRNSMT festival: Day 2 round-up

After a hugely successful sold-out opening day, music fans returned to the heart of Glasgow Green on Saturday for another unforgettable day of live music in the glorious Scottish sunshine for day two of TRNSMT Festival. The second day of another sold-out TRNSMT Festival featured yet another outstanding array of international stars, with artists from the likes of Australia, Canada and Norway performing at Scotland’s biggest music festival. And, for the third consecutive year, the…

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Frightened Rabbit announce auction for mental health charity

Frightened Rabbit announce auction for mental health charity

Scottish indie band Frightened Rabbit are to auction musical equipment in aid of Tiny Changes, the mental health charity founded in memory of their late frontman, Scott Hutchison. The singer tragically took his own life last year after a battle with depression. His family recently announced the foundation of the charity, which is aimed at improving mental health in children and young people. The online auction sees the band selling off the gear that they…

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AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Bat For Lashes, Kids In The Dark

AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Bat For Lashes, Kids In The Dark

Bat For Lashes (aka Natasha Khan) has announced that she’ll follow up 2016’s The Bride with her fifth studio album, Lost Girls, on September 6. The multiple Mercury-nominee has also shared comeback single Kids In The Dark – and it’s AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week. You can listen to it here. Recorded in Los Angeles, Lost Girls is a 10-track concept album that pays homage to 80s films that influenced Khan. It revolves around…

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Gig preview: Hyyts, The Mash House, Edinburgh

Gig preview: Hyyts, The Mash House, Edinburgh

Drawing from influences as diverse as Kanye West, Scissor Sisters, Arcade Fire and Frank Ocean, Hyyts meld concepts to create their progressive, unique take on pop. In just a few short months since the release of their debut track, Butterflies In My Head, things have moved at pace for this Glasgow duo – they’ve toured with The Howl & The Hum, been the only unsigned artist to perform at 2018’s Scottish Music Awards, supported Culture…

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Prodigy singer Keith Flint dies aged 49

Prodigy singer Keith Flint dies aged 49

The Prodigy’s Keith Flint has died aged 49, according to reports. He was found dead at his home in Dunmow, Essex, on Monday morning. Police said they were “called to concerns for the welfare of a man” just after 08:00 GMT. “Sadly, a 49-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. “The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.” The band confirmed the news of Flint’s…

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Cage The Elephant announce intimate gig in Edinburgh

Cage The Elephant announce intimate gig in Edinburgh

Grammy Award-winning retro rockers Cage The Elephant have announced a small run of intimate UK gigs – including a visit to the Liquid Room in June. Alongside details of their upcoming new album, Social Cues, the six-piece confirmed their return to live action. The band, who last played in the UK in 2017, will play three UK dates this summer in promotion of their eagerly-awaited new album. Tickets for the shows – which also include…

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High 5, with Gringo Star

High 5, with Gringo Star

Having shared stages with the likes of Feist, Weezer, Cat Power, Best Coast, Wavves, Black Lips, The Toadies, and more, Atlanta quartet Gringo Star visit Scotland this Saturday (Feb 16) as part of their UK tour. Combining a love for the pioneers of the past with a sense of vital originality, the band seamlessly fuse garage rock, doo-wop harmonies straight from a fifties jukebox, and surfed-up alternative guitar riffs. There’s no premeditation, posturing, or overthinking…

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Review: Nativity, Festival Theatre

Review: Nativity, Festival Theatre

Nothing conjures up childhood festive memories quite like a traditional school nativity. The chaotic nature of the annual school show was captured perfectly in 2009’s big screen hit Nativity so it’s a pleasure to see that the nostalgic charm which made the movie such an unexpected hit has been translated so well to the stage adaptation. Debbie Issit’s Nativity the Musical opened on London’s West End in 2017 and follows the story of what happens…

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Review: Peppa Pig’s Adventure, King’s Theatre

Review: Peppa Pig’s Adventure, King’s Theatre

To those of a certain age, Peppa Pig has near pop-star-like status. That much was evident when she arrived on stage at the King’s Theatre last week, her grand entrance eliciting high-pitched screams befitting of the billion-dollar grossing global icon she has become. Sure, those excitable pre-schoolers in attendance will eventually have their little heads turned by the pop stars of tomorrow. But for now the precocious piglet is the object of their affection. Peppa…

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