High 5, with A Ritual Spirit

High 5, with A Ritual Spirit

Formed from the ashes of a previous band, A Ritual Spirit debuted in the Edinburgh live scene in early 2011 after self-recording a four-track demo during 2010. Shows around Scotland and Northern England followed, along with a three-track EP, before attention turned to writing, recording and touring an album. Carnival Carnivorous was released in 2013 with debut single The Way I Died leading the way, followed by a video for second single Visceral Decay, all…

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High 5, with Inkfields

High 5, with Inkfields

Edinburgh-based electronic indie pop act Inkfields has shared the video for new single Nights Like These. You can listen to it below. Nights Like These is the third single from Inkfields’ Creative Scotland-funded debut album, Beneath The Waves, and sees him in buoyant form as a soaring synth riff introduces Samuel James-Griffiths’ urgent vocals, culminating in a track of elevated indie-disco-inducing pop. Written out of frustration, the track recalls one night when things just didn’t go…

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High 5, with North Sis

High 5, with North Sis

Home to Robyn, MØ, Lykke Li, Icona Pop, Tove Lo, Annie and Zara Larsson, Sweden just keeps churning out hugely influential female musicians. Swedish siblings North Sis could be the next big things to come out of a Scandinavian country whose ability to punch above its weight in pop is legendary. Following the release of their debut track Here Lies Nothing, North Sis have announced the follow up, I’m Asking You. The new soul-influenced dance-pop single tells a tale of what happens…

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High 5, with Andrew Combs

High 5, with Andrew Combs

Nashville-based, Dallas-born singer-songwriter Andrew Combs, whose breakthrough album All These Dreams won him an army of admirers and comparisons to the late, great Leonard Cohen, can be seen in live action at Ednburgh’s The Caves tonight (6 May). The gig coincides with the release of Combs’s brilliant new album, Canyons of My Mind, which was co-produced by Skylar Wilson and Jordan Lehning. AAA caught up with the singer for a quick chat.     Favourite Film …

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High 5, with Ben Marwood

High 5, with Ben Marwood

Ben Marwood’s third album, Get Found, has been a long time in the making – but as anyone heading along to the talented singer-songwriter’s headline show in Edinburgh will discover, it’s been well worth the wait. After the successes of debut album Outside There’s A Curse (2011) and the follow-up Back Down (2013), Ben wasn’t sure he’d ever be able to play music again – or even if he’d want to. The Reading singer was struck down…

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High 5, with Jarrod Dickenson

High 5, with Jarrod Dickenson

American blues folk singer Jarrod Dickenson hits Glasgow’s The Hug & Pint on Saturday night, armed with his soon-to-be-released new album, Ready The Horses. AAA caught up with the Texas-born, Brooklyn resident ahead of what’s one of the hottest tickets in town this weekend.     Favourite Film  I think I’d have to say Casablanca. Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman… love and war and heartache and heroism. What’s not to love? It’s a film I’ve seen a…

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High 5, with Ally McErlaine (Red Sky July)

High 5, with Ally McErlaine (Red Sky July)

Back on the road to promote a brand new mini album, country rockers Red Sky July visit The Caves on Wednesday, 21 September. The band is comprised of husband and wife duo Ally McErlaine (also guitarist in Texas) and Shelly Poole (formerly one half of 90s pop duo Alisha’s Attic), along with former model Charity Hair, who was also in Alice Band. Titled Voyager, the new mini album features a small collection of new songs, and acts…

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High 5, with Lucy Mae

High 5, with Lucy Mae

On Sunday night (May 29) at Leith Depot, Manchester soul and jazz songstress Lucy Mae and her musical partner, French multi-instrumentalist Luc Phan (guitar, loop and saxophone), will be performing material from Lucy’s just-released self-titled EP, alongside some new pieces and jazz classics. According to the Manchester’s ALT Student Guide, ‘her style is filled to the brim with cool soul and jazz, her voice is deep and enticing. I think that if it were possible…

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