AAA’s Top 5 Scottish Albums of 2016

AAA’s Top 5 Scottish Albums of 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, it’s time for AAA’s Top 5 Scottish Albums of the year, as picked by our team of music writers. Truth told, there’s been some outrageously good releases this year, and it was tough coming up with a Top 5. That’s exactly what we’ve done, though – so without further ado, here’s what we opted for… The Filthy Tongues, Jacob’s Ladder Under various guises, over many years, veterans of the…

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AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week

AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week

In our review of their sell-out gig at Liquid Room back in February, AAA Edinburgh’s Gary Flockhart wrote, “judging by the fantastically anthemic quality of the new songs aired, Fatherson’s eagerly-awaited sophomore effort will send them stratospheric when it drops this summer”. Leading up to the June release of Open Book, the Kilmarnock band have released new single Just Past The Point Of Breaking, the follow up to Always and Lost Little Boys – both of…

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Review: Fatherson, Liquid Room

Review: Fatherson, Liquid Room

It’s been two years since Fatherson released debut album I Am An Island, and judging by the fantastically anthemic quality of the new songs aired at Liquid Room on Friday night (Feb 12), their eagerly-awaited sophomore effort (Open Book) will send them stratospheric when it drops this summer. From the outset, it was evident that the Kilmarnock trio have returned ready prepared for the arena/festival stage. They have the tunes, they have the swagger and, most…

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Interview: Fatherson

Interview: Fatherson

If you thought being in a band was all sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll, you’d probably be disabused of the notion after half an hour in the company of Fatherson’s lead singer and guitarist Ross Leighton. Now, no one is suggesting he’s boring (far from it), it’s just not every day a rock star tells you he’s “just staying in the house today” because the weather’s “absolutely rotten”, although he might “play some badminton later on”. It’s admirable,…

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