Larkins to visit Edinburgh on UK tour

Larkins to visit Edinburgh on UK tour

Manchester indie pop band Larkins have announced an extensive 16-date UK headline tour – and it includes a visit to Edinburgh in November. The announcement comes ahead of Larkins’ largest London headline show to date, where they will play Dingwalls on June 19. Tickets are available now via TicketWeb. Regarding the forthcoming tour frontman Josh Noble says, “The last tour that we set out on was pretty surreal. We knew that TV Dream had done…

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Davina and the Vagabonds share new song ahead of Edinburgh visit

Davina and the Vagabonds  share new song ahead of Edinburgh visit

Ahead of their visit to the Edinburgh Jazz And Blues Festival this summer, Davina and the Vagabonds have announced the release date for Sugar Drops, their first album for Red House Records. The popular American jazz-blues outfit have also shared the album’s title track, Little Miss Sunshine, which you can listen to right here. Minneapolis-based artist Davina Sowers says of the debut track, “My songs always begin with an emotion, so it started out as…

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Watch: The LaFontaines share video for new single Alpha

Watch: The LaFontaines share video for new single Alpha

Ahead of the June 14 release of latest album Junior, Scotland’s The LaFontaines have shared the video for their brand new single, Alpha. You can watch it here. Boasting groove-laden backbeats, a suave rap flow reminiscent of Mike Skinner and a gigantic pop chorus, Alpha displays the band at their very best – melding genres together to deliver a powerful and awe-inspiring punch. “Alpha comes as result of the losses we’ve had recently in this…

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New Model Army to visit Edinburgh on tour

New Model Army to visit Edinburgh on tour

Post-punk favourites New Model Army have announced a brand new album and UK tour, with a visit to Edinburgh’s Liquid Rooms. For those unfamiliar with the band, here’s the skinny… In October 1980, three musicians took to the stage in their hometown of Bradford to play a gig under the name New Model Army. Led by frontman and songwriter Justin Sullivan, this was the start of a remarkable journey which, almost 40 years on, has…

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Listen: Noel Gallagher shares new single ahead of Edinburgh gig

Listen: Noel Gallagher shares new single ahead of Edinburgh gig

Ahead of his visit to the Edinburgh Playhouse next week (May 7), Noel Gallagher has announced new EP Black Star Dancing and shared the title track. You can listen to it here. The latest offering from the former Oasis man is his first new material since 2017’s Who Built The Moon. “It manages to combine the influences of David Bowie, INXS, U2, Queen, Indeep AND ZZ Top FFS!,” said Gallagher. “I might have been watching…

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Noel Gallagher hints at new material ahead of Edinburgh gig

Noel Gallagher hints at new material ahead of Edinburgh gig

Ahead of his visit to Edinburgh next week, Noel Gallagher has sparked rumours of imminent new material with a Twitter post that appears to be a smidgen of lyrics – or even a song or album title. The tweet, “Nature is dancing but we ain’t done yet”, has fans of the former Oasis man speculating that something new is on its way. Last month, The Who‘s Pete Townshend revealed that Gallagher was working with producer…

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Slowthai announces 99p tour venues – including Edinburgh

Slowthai announces 99p tour venues – including Edinburgh

Fast-rising rapper Slowthai will visit Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s venue as part of his budget-friendly ‘99p Tour’, which kicks off next month. The Northampton musician asked his fans on Twitter a fortnight ago for suggestions of intimate venues that he could visit on the tour, where all tickets will be sold for just 99p each. “I’ll come to every pub; your dad’s working men’s club – I just wanna see all of you and connect,” he…

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NOW That’s What I Call The 80s is coming to Edinburgh with a live tour

NOW That’s What I Call The 80s is coming to Edinburgh with a live tour

The world’s best-selling compilation album series is heading to Edinburgh on its very own live show tour, transporting the hits of one of the most pop-tastic decades to the Usher Hall this November. NOW That’s What I Call The 80s LIVE celebrates all that is great about the decade that saw household names rise to prominence featuring the giant hits of Whitney Houston, Duran Duran, Bon Jovi, Wham!, Madonna, Frankie Goes to Hollywood and Billy…

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DMA’s confirm release date of MTV Unplugged Live album

DMA’s confirm release date of MTV Unplugged Live album

Hot on the heels of their sell-out gig at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh last night (April 9), Sydney trio DMA’S have announced the release of their MTV Unplugged Live album on June 14. It was recorded at Melbourne’s intimate Memo Music Hall last October, with DMA’S becoming one of the first Australian bands to play the iconic MTV Unplugged session. It’s a format steeped in history following classic sets from Nirvana, Oasis, REM, and…

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Listen to two new songs from Vampire Weekend

Listen to two new songs from Vampire Weekend

Ahead of their visit to Edinburgh later this year, Vampire Weekend have shared two new tracks from their forthcoming album. You can listen to them right here. The New York indie favourites, who will call at the Usher Hall on 7 November before playing headline shows in Manchester, Birmingham and London, continue to preview Father of The Bride ahead its release. The band’s last album was 2013’s Modern Vampires Of The City. After previously debuting…

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