High 5, with Joey Landreth

High 5, with Joey Landreth

Originally forming one half of Juno Award-winning roots-rockers The Bros. Landreth, guitarist Joey Landreth has spent the last few years discovering his own sound as a solo act. After delivering his critically-praised debut album Whiskey in 2017, Joey recently returned with a new set of songs on his latest full-length album, Hindsight. Last week, Joey went down a storm during his gig at Audio Glasgow – and afterwards, AAA caught up with him for a…

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Loudon Wainwright III to play one-off Celtic Connections show

Loudon Wainwright III to play one-off Celtic Connections show

Loudon Wainwright III will play a special Celtic Connections show on Wednesday, 30 January. Following the release of two-disc collection Years In The Making earlier this year,  the Grammy Award winner makes a welcome return to Scotland. Years In The Making is a true “audio-biography” of 45 years of Loudon’s offbeaten, rare and unissued tracks, boasting orphaned album cuts, live recordings, radio appearances, home demos, and more, that come together to offer a never-before-seen perspective on Loudon’s public and…

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Bastille to visit Scotland on intimate UK tour

Bastille to visit Scotland on intimate UK tour

London four-piece Bastille have announced an intimate UK tour for 2019, including a visit to Scotland. The Pompeii hitmakers, who are soon to release their third album, will kick off the tour at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on 27 January, before touring across the UK. Among the cities they will visit is Glasgow. “We’ve spent most of this last year working on loads of new music and touring different versions of our songs so now we’re excited to…

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David Byrne announces his second Scottish gig of 2018

David Byrne announces his second Scottish gig of 2018

Ahead of his eagerly-anticipated visit to Glasgow this Friday, David Byrne has announced another series of tour dates that see the Talking Heads legend return to Scotland in October. Dumbarton-born Byrne, who is due to play at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall on Friday (15 June), will visit the SSE Hydro on 22 October. The 66-year-old icon is touring in support of his acclaimed latest album, American Utopia. He will also play gigs in Leeds, Dublin, Birmingham, Cardiff,…

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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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The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr to visit Scotland on UK tour

The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr to visit Scotland on UK tour

Albert Hammond Jr has announced a UK tour which will see The Strokes’ guitarist visit Scotland. In support of his fourth full-length album, the New Yorker will play dates in Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, London, Bristol and Brighton. You can see the full tour dates below. Speaking of his March-released album, Francis Trouble, Hammond Jr said: “What the music says may be serious, but as a medium it should not be questioned, analyzed or taken too…

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Johnny Marr to visit Scotland on UK tour

Johnny Marr to visit Scotland on UK tour

Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has announced a new raft of 2018 UK and Ireland tour dates – including a visit to Scotland. The legendary guitarist is set to release his latest solo album, Call The Comet, on June 15. Following a run of intimate shows, Marr returns to the live arena in November for some bigger shows. The new tour will kick off in Belfast on November 1, before visiting a further 12 cities,…

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David Byrne shares new playlist ahead of Scottish gig

David Byrne shares new playlist ahead of Scottish gig

Ahead of his eagerly-anticipated visit to Scotland this summer, David Byrne has shared a new playlist – and there’s some interesting choices. The 30-song ‘David Byrne Presents: Pop Music’ playlist, uploaded to his website, includes the likes of Rihanna, Grimes, Childish Gambino, The Weeknd, Drake, Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen and Migos. Byrne also included Selena Gomez’s hit song Bad Liar, which sampled Talking Heads’ Psycho Killer. In an accompanying post to the playlist, Byrne…

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Teenage Fanclub to revisit classic albums on UK tour

Teenage Fanclub to revisit classic albums on UK tour

Scottish indie veterans Teenage Fanclub are reissuing five of their classic albums on vinyl – and playing them live on tour. The legendary Scottish group, who Kurt Cobain once dubbed “the best band in the world”, will also be touring the UK, and are set to play three consecutive nights at Glasgow’s ABC in October. The band will also also play gigs in Manchester, Birmingham and London. The Fannies’ last studio album, Here, was released…

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Dua Lipa discusses sexism and harassment in the music industry ahead of Scottish gig

Dua Lipa discusses sexism and harassment in the music industry ahead of Scottish gig

Ahead of her visit to Scotland next month, Dua Lipa has spoken out about sexism in the music industry and the #MeToo movement. Appearing on the cover of the new issue of GQ, the New Rules hitmaker, who was the winner of Best British Female Solo artist at this year’s Brits, discusses changing attitudes towards misogyny. “For a female artist, it takes a lot more to be taken seriously if you’re not sat down at…

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