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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Biffy Clyro to visit Edinburgh on ‘MTV Unplugged tour’

Biffy Clyro to visit Edinburgh on ‘MTV Unplugged tour’

Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro have announced details of their first acoustic album – plus a UK and Ireland tour that will see them visit Edinburgh in September. Although their live shows are best known for their electrifying and explosive energy, the Ayrshire tio have often demonstrated that their songs possess an added poignancy when stripped back to their essence. Now the band have announced details of their first acoustic album, MTV Unplugged: Live At Roundhouse…

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Interview: Stuart McHugh, Jockrock

Interview: Stuart McHugh, Jockrock

Scotland’s longest-running indie music website, Jockrock.org, celebrates two decades since it crept onto the web (and into print) with a show this Friday (October 20). And what a line-up they’ve planned. To mark the occasion, Ballboy, Mitchell Museum, Stoor and David MacGregor (of Kid Canaveral) will perform at Stereo in Glasgow. It’s an early gig – doors at 7pm – with the throng able to retire across the road for DJs including Jim Gellatly spinning the finest moments in Scottish indie…

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TRNSMT festival to become a permanent fixture

TRNSMT festival to become a permanent fixture

TRNSMT boss Geoff Ellis has said that Scotland’s newest festival, which kicks off tomorrow at Glasgow Green, will become a permanent fixture. Ellis, CEO of DF Concerts who run TRNSMT and T in the Park, said TRNSMT was ‘never a replacement’ for the long-running Scottish festival and both can ‘coexist’ if the Strathallan event returns. He said: “It absolutely definitely is coming back next year. That was always the intention of TRNSMT – to be…

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TRNSMT: Belle and Sebastian can’t wait to open for “amazing” Radiohead

TRNSMT: Belle and Sebastian can’t wait to open for “amazing” Radiohead

Scottish indie darlings Belle and Sebastian will warm up the crowd Radiohead at TRNSMT tomorrow (July 7) – 20 years after they bottled out of supporting the mighty Oxford outfit. The Bellshill band were first invited to support Thom Yorke and co in 1997, but didn’t feel ready to go out on such a big arena tour. Tomorrow, the Belles will finally support their heroes when Scotland’s newest festival kicks off at Glasgow Green –…

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Listen to new Biffy Clyro song Animal Style

Listen to new Biffy Clyro song Animal Style

Alt-rockers Biffy Clyro have dropped a brand new track from their forthcoming album called Animal Style. The Scottish trio previously aired the song live during a Maida Vale session for BBC Radio 1, and you can hear a preview of the studio version below. “I think we’re saying something new with our seventh album,” Biffy frontman Simon Neil said recently on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show. “For the first time, we wanted to use the studio as…

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Mumford & Sons among new additions to Radio 1’s Big Weekend

Mumford & Sons among new additions to Radio 1’s Big Weekend

The full line-up for this year’s BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend has been announced, with Mumford & Sons, Iggy Azalea, Chvrches, Tame Impala and The Weeknd among those confirmed. The two day event will take place between May 28-29 at Powderham Castle in Devon, with 25,000 free tickets for the weekend allocated to local fans. Coldplay, Bring Me The Horizon, Ellie Goulding, The 1975, Chase and Status, Craig David and Jake Bugg had previously been confirmed, with new additions now…

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Johnny Marr to join Noel Gallagher at Glasgow Summer Sessions

Johnny Marr to join Noel Gallagher at Glasgow Summer Sessions

Legendary former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr is the first support act to be announced for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds show at Glasgow Summer Sessions on Friday 26, August. The show will take place at Bellahouston Park, Glasgow and will see the two Manchester icons join forces for NGHFB’s biggest headline show in Scotland. Marr is responsible for some of the most beloved songs in music and will bring his extensive back catalogue to Bellahouston Park this…

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Biffy Clyro talk new album Ellipsis – listen to new single Wolves Of Winter here

Biffy Clyro talk new album Ellipsis – listen to new single Wolves Of Winter here

Biffy Clyro fans rejoice. Not only did the Ayrshire power trio announce details of new album Ellipsis today, they also dropped brand new single Wolves Of Winter. The track premiered earlier today (March 21) on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show – and it’s pretty epic. “I think we’re saying something new with our seventh album,” Biffy frontman Simon Neil said, speaking to Zane Lowe. “For the first time, we wanted to use the studio as an instrument,…

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Interview: Fatherson

Interview: Fatherson

If you thought being in a band was all sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll, you’d probably be disabused of the notion after half an hour in the company of Fatherson’s lead singer and guitarist Ross Leighton. Now, no one is suggesting he’s boring (far from it), it’s just not every day a rock star tells you he’s “just staying in the house today” because the weather’s “absolutely rotten”, although he might “play some badminton later on”. It’s admirable,…

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