Interview: AAA chat with Australian musician Ben Salter ahead of his visit to Scotland

Interview: AAA chat with Australian musician Ben Salter ahead of his visit to Scotland

Australia has produced its fair share of great songwriters, and this decade has seen the emergence of one of that country’s very best, Ben Salter. He’s touring the UK for the fifth time this month, and making his first ever – belated, he admits – visit to Scotland. A prolific member of acclaimed Australian bands including Giants of Science, The Gin Club and the Wilson Pickers, Salter embarked on his solo career in 2011 with The Cat,…

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The Lovely Eggs to return to Edinburgh on autumn tour

The Lovely Eggs to return to Edinburgh on autumn tour

Psychedelic punks The Lovely Eggs have announced new live dates for the autumn – including a visit to Edinburgh. The Lovely Eggs, whose latest album This Is Eggland was released in February, have been hailed as one of the most unique, innovative and genuine bands on the British Underground music scene. Setting themselves apart from the mainstream, they’ve built up a cult following which is due to blow wide open with their mild-melting new album,…

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Shirley Manson opens up about her struggles with fame, a cancer scare, and how she came to enjoy Garbage’s success

Shirley Manson opens up about her struggles with fame, a cancer scare, and how she came to enjoy Garbage’s success

Ahead of Garbage’s visit to the Festival Theatre in September, Edinburgh-born singer Shirley Manson has discussed her struggles with fame, a cancer scare, and how she came to enjoy the band’s worldwide success in a new interview with NME. Garbage recently released a 20th anniversary of Version 2.0 ahead of a tour that sees them visit the Capital on September 4. This year’s NME Icon winner told the magazine: “When Version 2.0 came out it…

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Morrissey cancels entire UK tour – including Edinburgh gig

Morrissey cancels entire UK tour – including Edinburgh gig

Morrissey has cancelled all of his UK and European tour dates in July – including his visit to Edinburgh next week – because of ‘logistical problems’, his management has announced. The former Smiths frontman had been due to play the Usher Hall on Wednesday, 4 July, before two shows at Castlefield Bowl in his hometown of Manchester on 7 and 8 July. He also had shows scheduled for Portsmouth and Reading during the month. A…

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Morrissey’s management issue statement about anti-racism protest at his concert

Morrissey’s management issue statement about anti-racism protest at his concert

Morrissey, who plays at Usher Hall in Edinburgh next week, has responded through his management to ‘former fans’ holding anti-racism protest to coincide with his upcoming gig in Manchester. The protest is organised by journalist Dave Haslam and will see the former Smiths singer’s critics demonstating against his recent comments about EDL founder Tommy Robinson, who was jailed for 13 months. Posting on Facebook, Morrissey’s management hit out at Haslam – describing him as a…

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Gaz Coombes to open for Noel Gallagher at Edinburgh Castle

Gaz Coombes to open for Noel Gallagher at Edinburgh Castle

Former Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes will open for Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds at Edinburgh Castle this summer. The one-time Britpop star, who has gone on to enjoy a hugely successful career, including a nomination for the Mercury Music Prize, will kick off proceedings for the former Oasis man at the famous Castle Esplanade on Thursday, 19 July. World’s Strongest Man, Coombes’ third and most recent solo album, is his most personal and confessional record….

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The Ruts to visit Edinburgh to mark 40th anniversary of legendary album

The Ruts to visit Edinburgh to mark 40th anniversary of legendary album

The Ruts (now The Ruts DC) have announced a 2019 UK tour to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their legendary album The Crack – including a show at the Liquid Room in Edinburgh. Released in September of 1979, The Ruts’ one and only studio album was an extraordinary statement of intent. As the energy and attitude of punk’s first wave started to dissipate, here was a band that exploded onto the scene with everything to…

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The Proclaimers announce new album ahead of UK tour

The Proclaimers announce new album ahead of UK tour

Ahead of their two-night stint at the Edinburgh Playhouse later this year, Scottish music legends The Proclaimers have announced the release of their first album since 2015’s Let’s Hear It For The Dogs. Due for release on August 10 through Cooking Vinyl, Angry Cyclist finds the Reid brothers at the peak of their songwriting prowess. The album opens with the title track (also the first single). Strings soundtrack a song full of Craig and Charlie’s…

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Don Broco announce massive Edinburgh gig

Don Broco announce massive Edinburgh gig

Indie outfit Don Broco have announced a UK in early 2019 – and it includes a visit to Edinburgh in February. The Bedford quartet have also released a new video for Greatness, which follows the release of new album Technology earlier this year. You can watch the video for Greatness below. Singer Rob Damiani said: “Our video for Greatness picks up 10 years after what went down in Come Out to LA and Technology. “My…

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The Rolling Stones – 20 of their best songs

The Rolling Stones – 20 of their best songs

Ahead of the Rolling Stones’ visit to Edinburgh’s BT Murrayfield Stadium on Saturday, we’ve picked 20 of the legendary band’s best songs. It’s only rock ‘n’roll (but you’ll like it)… ‘She’s A Rainbow’ ‘Harlem Shuffle’ ‘Paint It Black’ ‘No Expectations’ ’19th Nervous Breakdown’ ‘Get Off My Cloud’ ‘Time Is On My Side’ ‘Factory Girl’ ‘Rocks Off’ ‘Loving Cup’ ‘All Down The Line’ ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’  ‘Wild Horses’ Brown Sugar’ ‘Shine A…

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