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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Watch trailer for Christine and the Queens’ new Apple Music documentary

Watch trailer for Christine and the Queens’ new Apple Music documentary

Ahead of her visit to Edinburgh later this year, Christine and the Queens star Héloïse Letissier has announced details of a new Apple music documentary. You can watch the trailer below. With her eagerly-awaited sophomore album Chris due to be released later this month, the French pop sensation has confirmed that a new documentary will offer answers to the mystery surrounding the album’s alter-ego. “Identity is a constant construction, you have to reassess all the…

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AAA playlist: Shirley Manson

AAA playlist: Shirley Manson

It’s 20 years since Garbage’s second studio album, Version 2.0, was released – and the American-Scottish alt-rockers are marking the occasion with a tour that brings them to the Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre on Tuesday (September 4). The album, which includes the likes of Push It, I Think I’m Paranoid, When I Grow Up and Special, has sold an impressive four million copies worldwide since its release – and a special 20th anniversary edition was released in June….

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We Were Promised Jetpacks announce new album and tour

We Were Promised Jetpacks announce new album and tour

Edinburgh indie rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks have announced a brand new album – their first in four years – to be released on 14 September. The band will also embark on a huge tour in the UK, EU and US throughout September, October and November. The More I Sleep The Less I Dream marks a new chapter in We Were Promised Jetpacks’ career. It’s about going back to the heart of who they are – a…

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Review: The Jesus and Mary Chain, Leith Theatre

Review: The Jesus and Mary Chain, Leith Theatre

In a city where live music has for decades been seen as a poor cousin to its noisy neighbour in the west, Edinburgh has done a fine job this summer in disabusing us of the notion that if you want to see big-name acts you have to hop along the M8. The slew of open-air gigs in Princes Street Gardens and Edinburgh Castle have been devoured by music lovers, and Hidden Door’s contribution to Edinburgh…

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Paul Carrack discusses new album – and announces UK tour dates

Paul Carrack discusses new album – and announces UK tour dates

Paul Carrack has announced a new album, plus UK tour dates – including a gig at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre. The former frontman of Ace, Squeeze and Mike & The Mechanics returns with new album These Days, released on 7 September on his own record label, Carrack-UK. In addition to the release of These Days, Carrack will embark on an extensive 30-date UK tour for 2019, which begins on 18th January in Liverpool’s Philharmonic Hall, and…

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Christine and the Queens star discusses new album

Christine and the Queens star discusses new album

Ahead of her visit to Edinburgh later this year, Christine and the Queens star Héloïse Letissier has shared new details about her eagerly-awaited second album, Chris. In an interview with The Times, the French pop sensation discussed her preference at being referred to as ‘Chris’ now, adding that she “enjoy[ed] this confusion” when asked how people should now address her. “Héloïse? Christine? Chris? Maybe I will be called C at some point. Well, Chris is…

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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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