Eighties icon Tiffany heading to Edinburgh

Eighties icon Tiffany heading to Edinburgh

Following the release of her new album Pieces of Me, former teen queen Tiffany visits the Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh next week (Monday, 5 November). Now 47, the I Think We’re Alone Now and Could’ve Been hitmaker has also just announced she’ll be going the road next year for two massive tours. The Californian singer is joining former teen idols New Kids On The Block for their highly anticipated 2019 US tour – The MixTape…

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Spanish indie band Hinds heading for Edinburgh

Spanish indie band Hinds heading for Edinburgh

After releasing their highly anticipated sophomore album I Don’t Run in April, Spanish indie band Hinds head out on their UK tour this November – and it includes a visit to Edinburgh. With 17 shows in the UK – including a visit to The Caves on 28 November – this will be the Madrid band’s longest and largest UK tour to-date, and it will include a special one day Hinds’ curated mini-festival at London’s 1,500 capacity Hackney Arts Centre…

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Manic Street Preachers announce Edinburgh gig

Manic Street Preachers announce Edinburgh gig

Welsh rockers Manic Street Preachers have  confirmed details of a UK and Ireland tour and special re-release to mark the 20th anniversary of their classic album This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours. Full dates, including a visit to the Usher Hall in Edinburgh, are below. This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours was released in 1998 and features the singles If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next, Tsunami and You Stole The Sun…

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Loyle Carner to visit Edinburgh on UK tour

Loyle Carner to visit Edinburgh on UK tour

South London rapper Loyle Carner has announced details of a UK and Ireland tour for next spring – and it includes a return visit to Edinburgh. The Bricks and More Tour will see the Mercury Prize-nominated star performing in seven cities – Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester, Brighton, Bristol, London and Dublin. Last week, Carner released new single Ottolenghi, which features Jordan Rakei. You can listen to it below. Tickets for the tour go on sale on…

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Former Mansun frontman Paul Draper wants local support act for Edinburgh show

Former Mansun frontman Paul Draper wants local support act for Edinburgh show

Former Mansun frontman Paul Draper is heading off on his first national solo acoustic tour this November – and he’s playing Edinburgh Pleasance Theatre on the 23 November. Draper will be performing tracks from his debut solo album Spooky Action, as well as Mansun Official classics and deep cuts – plus as yet unheard songs from his second solo album, due 2019 Wanting the shows to be an intimate affair, he is running a competition…

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Review: They Might Be Giants, Queen’s Hall

Review: They Might Be Giants, Queen’s Hall

Talk about giving the fans their money’s worth. They Might Be Giants – sans supporting cast – performed not one but two epic sets at the Queen’s Hall on Friday night as they charged through their extensive, glorious back catalogue. And still they found time to throw in a couple more during the encore – much to the crowd’s delight. Some 35-years into their career, the Brooklyn-based nerd-pop duo have somehow only ever made it…

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Richard Ashcroft to visit Edinburgh during 2019 UK and Ireland tour

Richard Ashcroft to visit Edinburgh during 2019 UK and Ireland tour

Indie icon Richard Ashcroft has announced a UK & Ireland headline tour for 2019, which includes a visit to Edinburgh. The former fromtman of The Verve, who is gearing up to release fifth solo studio album Natural Rebel, will perform at the Capital’s Usher Hall on Tuesday, 23 April. Ashcroft will also play gigs in London, Newcastle, Birmingham and Dublin, among other cities. Natural Rebel will be released on 19 October. It follows Alone With…

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Interview: They Might Be Giants

Interview: They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants now an unstoppable force John Flansburgh, the co-frontman for They Might Be Giants, once referred to his band as “the most stoppable force in rock music”. He was referring to TMBG’s early years as a duo – with co-conspirator John Linnell – and the fact that they had few music industry connections and little more than an abundance of creativity going for them. Now, more than 35 years since the pair…

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Christina Bianco to visit Edinburgh with new show

Christina Bianco to visit Edinburgh with new show

To celebrate the release of her debut album Life of the Party, US singing sensation Christina Bianco has announced five UK dates. The ‘girl of a thousand voices’ will be appearing live in October and her new show is set to wow audiences in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Hastings and Manchester. Showcasing her soaring vocals and rapid-fire, spot-on impersonations, audiences can expect Christina’s greatest impressions along with new material from the album, which was crowdfunded by…

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Listen: Whites Lies share comeback single and announce UK tour

Listen: Whites Lies share comeback single and announce UK tour

London doom-and-gloom merchants White Lies have announced details of new album Five, as well as debuting lead single Time To Give. Listen to it below and check out their UK tour dates – which includes a visit to Edinburgh early next year. Set for release on February 1, 2019, Five was recorded on both sides of the Atlantic, and sees the group joining forces with songwriter Ed Buller, who previously worked on their 2009 debut….

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