High 5, with Fiona Bevan

High 5, with Fiona Bevan

Fiona Bevan is a songwriter to the stars. She wrote One Direction’s Little Things, with Ed Sheeran, which was No.1 in 13 countries. She wrote Steps’ chart-topping comeback single, Afraid of the Dark last year. And she’s written the new Backstreet Boys single, as well as other songs for the likes of Aurora, Rita Ora and Tom Walker. She’s finally found some time for her own music, with a beautiful new EP – and you can hear that and…

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Review: Hinds at The Caves

Review: Hinds at The Caves

Good tunes and a good time. That was the night those in attendance at The Caves had as Spanish indie rockers Hinds played in the Capital in midweek. Storm Diane may have been battering the streets of Edinburgh, but inside the tiny venue it was all about the sunshine vibe as the all-girl four-piece from Madrid entertained in their own energetic, ramshackle way. With a super-catchy songs such as British Minds, Bamboo and Garden, Hinds…

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The Slow Readers Club to visit Edinburgh on 2019 tour

The Slow Readers Club to visit Edinburgh on 2019 tour

Manchester four-piece The Slow Readers Club have announced an extensive UK tour for 2019 – and it will include a return visit to Edinburgh. Following their sold-out headline dates in Glasgow, London and Manchester next month, the 2019 tour will see the band play 32 intimate shows across the country throughout March and April. Tickets will be available at 10am on Friday (Nov 30th) via theslowreadersclub.com. Regarding the tour next year, frontman Aaron Starkie says:…

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Paul Weller to play Edinburgh Castle next summer

Paul Weller to play Edinburgh Castle next summer

Paul Weller, aka The Modfather, is the latest big-name act to be announced for 2019’s Castle Concerts series, following the recent announcement of gigs by Kylie Minogue and The Proclaimers. The former frontman of The Jam and The Style Council will take to the famous Esplanade at Edinburgh Castle on Thursday, 11 July. Tickets go on sale Friday, 30 November. Tickets prices below. Weller’s latest release, True Meanings, entered the UK charts at No 2. It is his 14th solo album…

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Papa Roach to visit Edinburgh on 2019 UK tour

Papa Roach to visit Edinburgh on 2019 UK tour

Californian rockers Papa Roach have announced details of a massive UK tour for spring 2019 – including a visit to Edinburgh. The Last Resort hitmakers will play 12 dates across April to support their 10th album, Who Do You Trust, which is due to be released on January 19. The band will visit the Usher Hall in Edinburgh on April 24. “We are really excited to go deep in the UK and double the number…

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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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