Listen: Thom Yorke shares new music from Tarik Barri collaboration

Listen: Thom Yorke shares new music from Tarik Barri collaboration

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has previewed atmospheric new music from his collaboration with composer Tarik Barri. You can listen to it here. The shared clip is part of a new audiovisual installation titled City Rats, which was commissioned by Berlin’s Institute for Sound and Music. Yorke and Barri’s piece will play from the ISM Hexadome, a 54-speaker and six-screen structure, at the Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin this Saturday (April 21). Its description explains: “All…

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Review: Public Service Broadcasting, Usher Hall

Review: Public Service Broadcasting, Usher Hall

Dismissed in the early days as an “art-school novelty act”, J. Willgoose Esq’s musical brainchild has grown considerably. Not to gargantuan proportions, yet, but certainly headed in that direction. Back in 2010, while Public Service Broadcasting was still a solo project, the corduroy-clad multi-instrumentalist was playing to just a handful of punters during the Fringe. “It was tough… a right old slog,” the London-based songwriter told AAA Edinburgh recently. “I think I played to four…

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Biffy Clyro to visit Edinburgh on ‘MTV Unplugged tour’

Biffy Clyro to visit Edinburgh on ‘MTV Unplugged tour’

Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro have announced details of their first acoustic album – plus a UK and Ireland tour that will see them visit Edinburgh in September. Although their live shows are best known for their electrifying and explosive energy, the Ayrshire tio have often demonstrated that their songs possess an added poignancy when stripped back to their essence. Now the band have announced details of their first acoustic album, MTV Unplugged: Live At Roundhouse…

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Frank Turner shares Make America Great Again video ahead of Edinburgh gig

Frank Turner shares Make America Great Again video ahead of Edinburgh gig

Ahead of his visit to Edinburgh next week, Frank Turner has shared a video for his new song Make America Great Again, in which he takes aim at US President Donald Trump. Turner’s new album, Be More Kind, will be released on May 4. It’s his seventh studio album. Make America Great Again has been described as a “riposte to the invective of Trump” and sees the folk/rock troubadour offering some advice on how Trump could…

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KAZE unveil new single ahead of Edinburgh gig

KAZE unveil new single ahead of Edinburgh gig

Ahead of their visit to Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s later this month, hotly-tipped girl/boy duo KAZE have unveiled their first new music of 2018. You can listen to new single Fierce here. Though less than four minutes in duration, Fierce is a multi-faceted and masterful slice of prog-tinged pop, crammed with tight time signature changes, complex vocal harmonies, cacophonous riffs and operatic vocals that nod to their heroes Queen, Radiohead, and Steely Dan. Hailed as “fresh…

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Ben Howard to visit Edinburgh Playhouse in June

Ben Howard to visit Edinburgh Playhouse in June

Two-time Brit Award winner Ben Howard has returned with a new single, a new album, and details of a UK tour that sees him visit Edinburgh’s Playhouse Theatre in June. You can listen the seven-minute-long A Boat To An Island On The Wall below, and check out Howard’s full touring schedule. Tickets for all dates on the tour go on sale from 9am on Friday, April 13. The new single is a taster of the British troubadour’s forthcoming third…

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Shirley Manson’s Garbage to reissue Version 2.0 ahead of Edinburgh gig

Shirley Manson’s Garbage to reissue Version 2.0 ahead of Edinburgh gig

Having recently announced shows in Edinburgh and Glasgow to mark the 20th anniversary of Version 2.0, American-Scottish alt-rockers Garbage have now confirmed a reissue of their classic second album. The band have also shared the bonus track Lick The Pavement – and you can listen to it below. The album, which contains the hit singles I Think I’m Paranoid and Push It, will be re-released on June 22 ahead of an anniversary tour that sees them…

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AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week: Nina Nesbitt, Sasha Sloan and Charlotte Lawrence, Psychopath

AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week: Nina Nesbitt, Sasha Sloan and Charlotte Lawrence, Psychopath

Edinburgh singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt – in collaboration with emerging female artists Sasha Sloan and Charlotte Lawrence – has revealed new track Psychopath for the launch of Spotify ‘Louder Together’ – and it’s our Hottest Record Of The Week. You can listen to it here. Louder Together is a program bringing artists together to collaborate on an original Spotify Singles song in the spirit of community, empowerment and inspiration. Coinciding with Women’s History Month, Louder Together’s debut single…

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Noel Gallagher says he wants Damon Albarn to appear on his next album

Noel Gallagher says he wants Damon Albarn to appear on his next album

Ahead of his visit to Edinburgh, Noel Gallagher has admitted that he wants his one-time arch-rival Damon Albarn to appear on his next album. Gallagher, who plays a massive outdoor gig at Edinburgh Castle on 19 July, also revealed his favourite Blur song. Albarn’s Blur and Gallagher’s Oasis were bitter rivals during the Britpop era, and in an interview in 1995 Gallagher said he hoped Damon Albarn and Alex James would “get Aids” – although…

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Listen: The Slow Readers Club share new single

Listen: The Slow Readers Club share new single

Ahead of their visit to Scotland, Manchester-based four piece The Slow Readers Club have released new single You Opened Up My Heart. You can listen to it right here. A hugely infectious piece of dark electro pop, You Opened Up My Heart is taken from the band’s upcoming album Build A Tower, which is due to be released on May 4 via Modern Sky. Simultaneously brooding and uplifting, it follows the tracks Lunatic and Through…

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