Scottish Album of the Year Award 2019 opens for entries

Scottish Album of the Year Award 2019 opens for entries

Eligible albums can now be submitted for consideration as Scotland’s national music prize, The SAY Award, launches today (Wed 11 May). Now in the eighth year, The SAY Award encourages artists, labels and music fans alike to submit eligible albums released between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019 to The SAY Award website. The award strives to be egalitarian in all stages of the campaign and this is reflected in that there is no…

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Lewis Capaldi to headline Edinburgh Summer Sessions

Lewis Capaldi to headline Edinburgh Summer Sessions

Chart-topping Scottish singer Lewis Capaldi will headline Edinburgh Summer Sessions on 14 August. We Were Promised Jetpacks and The Lightning Seeds also join the star-studded line-up of Florence + the Machine, CHVRCHES, James, Courteeners, Madness, Primal Scream, Johnny Marr and more. Edinburgh Summer Sessions will see eight dates of incredible music brought to the Capital, against the one of a kind backdrop of Edinburgh Castle in the Ross Bandstand, during Edinburgh International Festival. Bathgate boy…

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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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Chvrches announce 2019 UK and Ireland tour

Chvrches announce 2019 UK and Ireland tour

Scottish electro-pop three-piece Chvrches have announced a UK and Ireland tour for February next year, kicking off with a night at London’s iconic Alexandra Palace and taking in a homecoming show at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow. The announcement follows the release of their acclaimed third album Love Is Dead and comes in the midst of Chvrches run of huge summer festival performances across the world, including TRNSMT, Parklife and Citadel in the UK, NOS Alive…

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TRNSMT Festival, closing day round-up

TRNSMT Festival, closing day round-up

On the closing day of weekend 2, Hudson Taylor took to the Main Stage looking effortless as their set got the final day off to a flying start. Lewis Capaldi was up next, with the local boy putting on an amazing performance as he graduated from the King Tut’s Stage Powered by Utilita in 2017 to the Main Stage in 2018, where he delivered a set that proved why he was tipped to be a…

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Listen: Chvrches share new track called Miracle

Listen: Chvrches share new track called Miracle

Scottish electro-pop three-piece Chvrches have released a brand new track called Miracle. You can listen to it here. The track appears on their forthcoming third album, Love Is Dead, and follows Never Say Die, Get Out and My Enemy, which features The National’s Matt Berninger. The Lauren Mayberry-fronted trio aired Miracle as the Hottest Record on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show. Speaking to the DJ, Chvrches revealed that the track was recorded with pop…

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AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week – Chvrches, Never Say Die

AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week – Chvrches, Never Say Die

Scottish synth-pop trio Chvrches have shared new track Never Say Die — and it’s our Hottest Record Of The Week. The Lauren Mayberry-fronted group returned recently with comeback single Get Out, which was followed by the Matt Berninger-featuring My Enemy. Never Say Die is one of the first songs Chvrches recorded with producer Greg Kurstin for forthcoming new album Love Is Dead — and Mayberry says it’s one of her favourite songs on the new record. “It’s…

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Listen: Chvrches share new track featuring The National’s Matt Berninger

Listen: Chvrches share new track featuring The National’s Matt Berninger

Scottish synth-pop darlings Chvrches have shared new track My Enemy – featuring The National‘s Matt Berninger – and you can listen to it here. The Lauren Mayberry-fronted group returned recently with comeback single Get Out, and the follow-up to 2015’s Every Open Eye is due later this year. “We’ve all been huge fans of The National for a long time,” says Mayberry. “We had played a few festivals together but really got to know Matt when we…

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Chvrches reveal tracklist for new album Love Is Dead

Chvrches reveal tracklist for new album Love Is Dead

Scottish electro-pop three-piece Chvrches have shared the tracklist for their hotly-anticipated third album, Love Is Dead. The Lauren Mayberry-fronted group returned recently with comeback single Get Out, and the follow-up to 2015’s Every Open Eye is due later this year. Taking to Twitter, Chvrches confirmed that the title of their third record will be Love Is Dead, as well as sharing tracklist, which you can see below. A few days ago, a leak on streaming…

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AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Chvrches, Get Out

AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Chvrches, Get Out

Scottish synth-pop darlings Chvrches are back with brand new single Get Out – and it’s our Hottest Record of the Week. The track is a collaboration with Greg Kurstin, the Grammy-winning Producer of the Year for the past two years in a row. Speaking about their first new single since the 2015, the Glasgow-based electro-pop three-piece say: “Working with Greg was so different to what we’d done before, but it also felt so comfortable and…

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