Vampire Weekend to kick off 2019 UK tour in Edinburgh

Vampire Weekend to kick off 2019 UK tour in Edinburgh

New York indie favourites Vampire Weekend will kick off their first full UK tour in six years in Edinburgh later this year. The band will call at the Usher Hall on 7 November before playing headline shows in Manchester, Birmingham and London. The tour news follows Vampire Weekend’s recent announcement that they will return to London later this month for a string of intimate shows. Vampire Weekend will be touring the UK this November in…

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The LaFontaines announce new album and UK headline tour

The LaFontaines announce new album and UK headline tour

The LaFontaines have announced the release date of their new album – as well as details of a headline tour which includes a visit to Edinburgh in June. New album Junior will be out on June 14 via So Recordings and it is proceeded by brand new single All In. You can check out the video below. Tickets for the Motherwell band’s headline tour – which includes a visit to The Caves on June 17…

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Nick Cave opens up about the ‘most emotional gig’ of his career

Nick Cave opens up about the ‘most emotional gig’ of his career

Nick Cave, who visits Edinburgh this summer, has spoken about his Manchester Arena show in September 2017 – describing the gig as the “most emotional concert of his career.” The Australian music legend played in Manchester with the Bad Seeds four months after 22 people died after a bomb was detonated at an Ariana Grande concert. And Cave has now called the gig the most emotional of his career. The frank admission came after a…

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Review: The Ruts, Liquid Room

Review: The Ruts, Liquid Room

1979 was a good year for music, with the speed-fuelled rush of punk augmented by a creative flowering which comes as bands evolve and develop. Groups such as The Clash, Blondie and The Jam were at the top of their game while the likes of Joy Division, The Specials and Echo & the Bunnymen were staking a claim. Coventry’s Specials were back at number one last month, a remarkable achievement for the 2-Tone pioneers. The…

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Flaming Lips announce Edinburgh gig

Flaming Lips announce Edinburgh gig

The Flaming Lips will celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Soft Bulletin by performing the classic album in its entirety during a special UK tour – and it includes a show at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh. Released in 1999, the album inclides the singles Race for the Prize and ‘Waitin’ for a Superman. Now, two decades later, it’s been announced that The Soft Bulletin will be showcased in full at shows in Edinburgh, Manchester,…

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High 5, with Jack Lukeman

High 5, with Jack Lukeman

Irish singer Jack Lukeman will be a familiar face to fans of The Proclaimers. The talented troubadour supported the brothers Reid on their recent tour, going down a storm at venues up and down the country. But the 46-year-old from Athy, Kildare is headline material in his own right – be sure of that. A household name in his native Ireland, the multi-award-winning singer-songwriter is currently touring the UK – and he’s bringing his solo…

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Review: Whitehill Grove at Sneaky Pete’s

Review: Whitehill Grove at Sneaky Pete’s

Sneaky Pete’s is renowned for its raucous gig nights – so no better place to host the farewell show from Musselburgh’s greatest export since Luca’s ice cream, Whitehill Grove. From their first gig in February 2015 they quickly established themselves as a formidable live act and a succession of classy singles and EPs cemented their growing reputation. With a huge demand for tickets, the boys had already squeezed in an additional show the night before…

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Bathgate’s Lewis Capaldi scores his first ever UK number one single

Bathgate’s Lewis Capaldi scores his first ever UK number one single

Lewis Capaldi has scored his first ever No.1 single on the Official UK singles chart with Someone You Loved. The 22-year-old, who grew up in the town of Bathgate, just under 20 miles from Edinburgh, had his song go from number three on the charts to the top spot, registering 58,000 combined sales, including a staggering six million audio streams. Someone You Loved (listen to it below) first entered the Top 100 at Number 66…

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Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett announces Edinburgh gig

Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett announces Edinburgh gig

Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett has shared new single This Ol’ World and also announced a UK tour – including a show at La Belle Angele in Edinburgh. You can listen to the single and get details of the tour below. This Ol’ World is everything a country song should be: infectious, upbeat and beautifully melancholic. “This ol’ world has lost its mind”, Chris chants, the call and response of the two electric guitars cleverly…

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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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