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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The Proclaimers announce double-header of Edinburgh gigs

The Proclaimers announce double-header of Edinburgh gigs

Scottish music legends The Proclaimers have announced a massive UK tour for 2018 – including two nights at the Edinburgh Playhouse in November. You can see the duo’s full UK tour schedule below. Identical twins Craig and Charlie Reid, who are best known for the hits I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles), Sunshine On Leith, I’m On My Way and Letter from America, have toured extensively throughout the world and have released 10 studio albums since…

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All-star TRNSMT line-up announced

All-star TRNSMT line-up announced

Heavyweights Radiohead, Biffy Clyro and Kasabian have been unveiled as headliners for exciting new Scottish music festival TRNSMT. The three headliners will be joned by Catfish and the Bottlemen, The 1975, Twin Atlantic, Belle & Sebastian and George Ezra. London Grammar, Blossoms, Two Door Cinema Club, The Kooks, Circa Waves and Rag’n’Bone Man will also appear on the three-day line-up, with performing across two stages. For more details about TRNSMT, visit www.trnsmtfest.com Check out some of…

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Shrek to return to the Edinburgh Playhouse

Shrek to return to the Edinburgh Playhouse

It’ll be a green Christmas in Edinburgh this year as Shrek the Musical returns to the Edinburgh Playhouse for an extended run. The larger than life production, which has previously enjoyed successful runs on Broadway and in London, will kick of a brand new UK tour in the Capital this December. The show will be directed by Nigel Harman, who originated the role of the villainous Lord Farquaad at London’s  Theatre Royal Drury Lane in…

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Liam Gallagher says he’d rather be part of a band

Liam Gallagher says he’d rather be part of a band

Brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher have hardly spoken in years – but there’s hope for an Oasis reunion yet. Speaking about his forthcoming solo album, Liam says he “can’t be arsed” to write his own songs and would rather be part of a band. The motormouthed Mancunian is set to release a solo album next year, but he also seems open to the idea of an Oasis reunion, if his latest interview is anything to…

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