The LaFontaines announce new album and UK headline tour

The LaFontaines announce new album and UK headline tour

The LaFontaines have announced the release date of their new album – as well as details of a headline tour which includes a visit to Edinburgh in June. New album Junior will be out on June 14 via So Recordings and it is proceeded by brand new single All In. You can check out the video below. Tickets for the Motherwell band’s headline tour – which includes a visit to The Caves on June 17…

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Review: The Ruts, Liquid Room

Review: The Ruts, Liquid Room

1979 was a good year for music, with the speed-fuelled rush of punk augmented by a creative flowering which comes as bands evolve and develop. Groups such as The Clash, Blondie and The Jam were at the top of their game while the likes of Joy Division, The Specials and Echo & the Bunnymen were staking a claim. Coventry’s Specials were back at number one last month, a remarkable achievement for the 2-Tone pioneers. The…

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Happy Mondays announce Greatest Hits tour

Happy Mondays announce Greatest Hits tour

Legendary Manchester band Happy Mondays have announced a marathon twenty-nine date Greatest Hits Tour for October, November and December 2019. The Happy Mondays’ classic line-up of front man Shaun Ryder, Bez (freaky dancing and percussion), Rowetta (vocals), Gary Whelan (drums), Paul Ryder (bass), Mark Day (guitar) and and Dan Broad (MD/guitar/keys) will perform timeless hits such as Step On, Kinky Afro, Hallelujah, W.F.L.,  Loose Fit, Judge Fudge and 24 Hour Party People, amongst many others. The tour begins on 23 October and ends on 21 December, stopping off along the way London’s Roundhouse on 31s October. Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder said:…

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Hozier to visit Edinburgh this summer on UK tour

Hozier to visit Edinburgh this summer on UK tour

Multi-platinum singer and songwriter Hozier will visit the Usher Hall in Edinburgh this summer on the UK leg to promote second album Wasteland, Baby! The Take Me To Church hitmaker will conclude his UK tour with four very special shows at the London Palladium. In an interview with NME, the Irish singer revealed that Wasteland, Baby! was inspired by the darkened state of the world when he began writing the record in 2016. “It’s trying…

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Review: Holy Loaf/Public Practice/Heavy Rapids at Sneaky Pete’s

Review: Holy Loaf/Public Practice/Heavy Rapids at Sneaky Pete’s

Sneaky Pete’s during Independent Venue Week (IVW) always serves up a potent mix of bands that blast out the defining message of the week: small venues make great bands, so lose them at your peril. This year was no exception with Radio 6’s Steve Lamacq kicking off IVW from Sneakys on Monday and the venue packed throughout the week. On Saturday night, it was the turn of local band Holy Loaf, NYC’s punk-funk outfit Public…

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Rock legends The Who announce Wembley gig

Rock legends The Who announce Wembley gig

The Who have announced they are to play Wembley Stadium this summer. It’s not known at this stage if the iconic band will embark on a full UK tour or if the Wembeley Stadium gig – on July 6 – will be a one off event. Supporting The Who in London this summer will be Eddie Vedder and Kaiser Chiefs. The Who revealed details of the Wembley Stadium gig on Twitter. They post read: ‘We’re…

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Slaves to visit Scotland on UK tour

Slaves to visit Scotland on UK tour

Punk duo Slaves have announced some of their biggest gigs to date – including a visit to Glasgow’s Barrowlands. The acclaimed outfit, who are set to release their eagerly-anticipated third album Acts Of Fear on August 17, will also play dates in Newcastle, Nottingham, Belfast, Dublin, Manchester and London, among other cities. You can see Slaves’ full UK and Ireland touring schedule below. Wednesday November 7 2018 – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE O2 Academy Newcastle Thursday November…

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Paul McCartney to visit Scotland this year on UK tour

Paul McCartney to visit Scotland this year on UK tour

Sir Paul McCartney has announced his first UK dates in over three years – and the legendary Beatle will visit Scotland in December. Macca will play gigs in Glasgow, Liverpool and London later this year in support of his upcoming 17th solo album, Egypt Station, which is due for release on September 7. Speaking about the UK gigs, McCartney said: “There’s nothing like performing in front of your home crowd, especially when it’s been a…

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Pale Waves to visit Scotland on UK tour

Pale Waves to visit Scotland on UK tour

Indie darlings Pale Waves have announced their biggest headline shows to date, including a night at SWG3 in Glasgow. The Manchester four-piece, who recently picked up AAA Edinburgh’s Hottest Record of the Week accolade for catchy new single Kiss, will also play shows in London, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield, among other UK cities. Tickets for the shows go on sale Friday at 9am. The full list of dates can be found below. June 9 –…

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Britney Spears coming to Scotland on UK tour

Britney Spears coming to Scotland on UK tour

Britney Spears has announced her first UK tour in six years – and it includes a date in Scotland this summer. The Mississippi-born, Louisiana-raised pop star is taking her Las Vegas residency on the road and will play shows in Scarborough, Manchester, Dublin, Glasgow and London. Tickets for the final ever Piece of Me shows go on sale this Saturday, January 27 at 10am. Britney, who has sold a staggering 100 million albums worldwide, concluded…

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