Listen: Bright Eyes share glorious new single ‘Forced Convalescence’

Listen: Bright Eyes share glorious new single ‘Forced Convalescence’

Bright Eyes have shared new song ‘Forced Convalescence’ – the second track to be released from their forthcoming new album. You can listen to it right here. The Ohama trio comprising Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott band announced their reunion back in February, as well as a world tour that sees them visit Scotland later this year. ‘Forced Convalescence’ follows on from recent comeback track ‘Persona Non Grata’, which was dropped last month…

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Listen: Bright Eyes share comeback single, Persona Non Grata

Listen: Bright Eyes share comeback single, Persona Non Grata

Indie darlings Bright Eyes have released new song Persona Non Grata – the band’s first new material since 2011. You can listen to it right here. The Ohama trio comprising Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott band announced their reunion back in February, as well as a world tour that sees them visit Scotland later this year. Now, they’ve shared Persona Non Grata, their first new music in nine years. “There’s a playground of…

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Bright Eyes announce UK tour – including Glasgow gig

Bright Eyes announce UK tour – including Glasgow gig

Indie darlings Bright Eyes have announced a string of UK and Ireland live dates as part of their 2020 world tour – and the run includes a visit to Scotland. The Ohama trio comprising Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott recently announced they were back together after a nine-year hiatus, having reunited last year to start working on their first new material since 2011’s The People’s Key. Having previously announced an appearance at End…

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M. Ward to kick off 2020 UK tour in Edinburgh

M. Ward to kick off 2020 UK tour in Edinburgh

Southern California-based singer-songwriter M. Ward has announced a string of UK shows for 2020 – and he’ll be kicking off the mini tour at The Caves in Edinburgh on 27 October. The prolific writer, producer and performer’s new album, Migration Stories, will be released on 3 April. In just the last decade alone, Ward has teamed up with Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis, and Jim James to form the beloved supergroup Monsters of Folk, paired with…

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AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Little Trouble by Better Oblivion Community Center

AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Little Trouble by Better Oblivion Community Center

Better Oblivion Community Center have shared a new song called Little Trouble – and it’s our Hottest Record of the Week. Listen to it below. The indie rock duo comprised of Bright Eyes mainman Conor Oberst and Californian folk-rock singer Phoebe Bridgers have played the song at live shows in the US – but it was previously only available to buy as part of a two-track seven-inch. Little Trouble is now available both digitally and…

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AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Dylan Thomas by Better Oblivion Community Center

AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Dylan Thomas by Better Oblivion Community Center

Better Oblivion Community Center have shared the surreal music video for debut single Dylan Thomas – and it’s our Hottest Record Of The Week. Last week saw Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst release their surprise collaboration album under the Better Oblivion Community Center moniker, and the pair have also just announced a UK and world tour. You can check out the tour dates below, as well as the video for Dylan Thomas, directed by Japanese…

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Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers release surprise collaborative album

Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers release surprise collaborative album

Bright Eyes mainman Conor Oberst and Californian folk-rock singer Phoebe Bridgers have released a surprise collaborative album under the name Better Oblivion Community Centre. Speaking to NME about the album, Bridgers said: “I really wanted to, because even before we started this I had a really good idea of what our hypothetical band would sound like. “I don’t think it does like sound that, so I wanted to make sure that people didn’t think it…

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AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Fireworks by First Aid Kit

AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Fireworks by First Aid Kit

Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit first came to our attention when their cover of Fleet Foxes’ Tiger Mountain Peasant Song became a YouTube sensation in 2008. AAA then caught them live supporting Conor Oberst on a couple of his European dates and were blown away by just how good they are. Not only are the girls easy on the eye, but their exquisite brand of indie-country is easy on the ear, with sibling harmony…

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Jenni Fagan’s AAA Edinburgh

Jenni Fagan’s AAA Edinburgh

Jenni Fagan was born in Livingston, and lives in Portobello – a seaside town in Edinburgh. She has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and was shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize, the Desmond Elliott Prize and the James Tait Black Prize. Jenni was selected as one of the Granta’s Best Young British Novelists in 2013 after the publication of her astonishing debut novel, The Panopticon. Her most recent novel, 2016’s The Sunlight…

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Ian Felice talks debut album ahead of Edinburgh gig

Ian Felice talks debut album ahead of Edinburgh gig

Ian Felice, lead singer of Conor Oberst’s recent touring band The Felice Brothers, brings his excellent solo debut album to Edinburgh’s Voodoo Rooms in November as part of a wider UK tour. Breaking from the Felice Brothers to release music under his own name for the first time, In The Kingdom Of Dreams sees Felice reflecting on chapters of his life, but not in a specifically literal or logical sequence. “The result is a pretty…

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