High 5, The 10:04s

High 5, The 10:04s

The 10:04s have been one of the mainstays of the Edinburgh music scene. But rather than peddling the same old, same old, they have continually evolved over the years. They draw from an eclectic blend of influences, and have opened for The Cribs, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Idlewild and, current darlings of the NME, The 1975. But these four fellas are headliners in their own right. Be sure of that. The group is made up of Steven Bolton…

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Young Fathers reinvited to German festival after being dropped over support of cultural boycott on Israel

Young Fathers reinvited to German festival after being dropped over support of cultural boycott on Israel

A German music festival which dropped Young Fathers from its line-up over their support of the cultural boycott on Israel has reinvited them to perform. As reported recently on AAA Edinburgh, Ruhrtriennale festival initially dropped the Edinburgh trio on the basis that the Mercury Prize-winning group had “regrettably failed to distance itself from BDS”. The earlier statement read: “We explicitly do not conclude from this that the band is anti-Semitic, and, in this context, I…

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Watch: Young Fathers share video for new single In My View

Watch: Young Fathers share video for new single In My View

Mercury Prize-winning Edinburgh trio Young Fathers have announced third album Cocoa Sugar and shared a video for new single In My View. You can watch it here. The new album follows 2014’s DEAD, and 2015’s White Men Are Black Men Too. Cocoa Sugar will be released on March 9 via Ninja Tune, and is available for pre-order now. Meanwhile, Young Fathers will perform a run of UK and EU dates throughout March and April 2018, including…

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Young Fathers unveil video for new track Lord

Young Fathers unveil video for new track Lord

Mercury Prize-winning Edinburgh trio Young Fathers, having recently announced the completion of a new album set for release next year, have shared the video for new single Lord. You can watch it right it here. Speaking about the Lord video, which was directed by Rianne White, Young Fathers’ Alloysious Massaquoi states: “For me, the video stemmed from… Like how do you describe an emotion, clearly and precisely when you’re completely immersed in it all? “An…

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Listen: Young Fathers share new track Lord

Listen: Young Fathers share new track Lord

Young Fathers have shared the first track to be taken from their eagerly-awaited third album – and you can listen to it right here. The Edinburgh trio, who won the 2014 Mercury Prize for debut album Dead, have confirmed that their third album is finished and celebrated the news with the release of Lord. Listen to it below. Often described as a hip-hop trio but impossible to pigeonhole, Young Fathers were formed in the Capital…

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Interview: The Begbies

Interview: The Begbies

Livingston outfit The Begbies have forged a well-deserved reputation as a dynamic live act, their unique fusion of ska and indie ensuring many a sweat-filled night. This is also a band with strong views on the current music and political scene. Their monthly magazine and regular Choose Rude club nights provide the band with the perfect platform for voicing their dissent and in their attempt to change how things are. AAA’s Alan Hotchkiss caught up with guitarist Liam Corbett to find out…

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Django Django discuss third album

Django Django discuss third album

Edinburgh-formed indie band Django Django have announced that their next album is set to released in January next year – and revealed that it features collaborations with both Slow Club and Metronomy. The Djangos are hard at work on their third album at a purpose-built studio in London, and the Mercury-nominated band enlisted the services of Metronomy drummer Anna Prior for after heavy touring prompted drummer/producer David Maclean to take a short break. “It’s where we all come to…

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Miracle Glass Company’s AAA Edinburgh

Miracle Glass Company’s AAA Edinburgh

Three stalwarts of the Capital’s music scene, William Douglas (William Douglas & the Wheel), Austen George (The Set Up) and Andy Duncan (Miyagi, The Black Diamond Express) combine their considerable talents to perform psychedelic rock under the Miracle Glass Company moniker. The three-piece are currently on the shortlist for Hog The Stage at this year’s Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, having been hand-picked by headliner Paolo Nutini for a chance to support him at Concert In The Gardens. As an Edinburgh…

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Review: Saint Jude’s Infirmary at Sneaky Pete’s

Review: Saint Jude’s Infirmary at Sneaky Pete’s

“At the time you imagine that you left some sort of mark, some imprint, to show for the flower of your youth, but coming before camera phones and the internet, there isn’t all that much out there.” So said Grant Campbell, Saint Jude’s Infirmary bassist and chief songwriter, in an interview with AAA Edinburgh, days before the five-piece made their return to the live stage after a seven-year hiatus. On Friday night at Sneaky Pete’s,…

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Davina Divine of The Mars Patrol’s AAA Edinburgh

Davina Divine of The Mars Patrol’s AAA Edinburgh

Given how long they’ve been around, it’s remarkable that The Mars Patrol are still to release their debut album. But that’s exactly what the talented Edinburgh six-piece are set do on 20 August. Human Condition is proceeded by the band’s excellent new single, Not About You, which features an accompanying video directed by John Hardwick (Travis, Noel Gallagher, Arctic Monkeys, Jake Bugg). Stalwarts of the local music scene, The Mars Patrol have been honing their…

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