Tickets for Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award live event in Edinburgh on sale now

Tickets for Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award live event in Edinburgh on sale now

On Friday, 26 July at The Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh, the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award will bring together incredible artists and music fans to celebrate the strength and diversity of Scottish music. Twenty outstanding Scottish albums will be announced as this year’s SAY Award Longlist, all in the running for the £20,000 prize and coveted title of Scottish Album of the Year. Ahead of the reveal at the Live at the Longlist…

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Scottish Album of the Year Award 2019 opens for entries

Scottish Album of the Year Award 2019 opens for entries

Eligible albums can now be submitted for consideration as Scotland’s national music prize, The SAY Award, launches today (Wed 11 May). Now in the eighth year, The SAY Award encourages artists, labels and music fans alike to submit eligible albums released between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019 to The SAY Award website. The award strives to be egalitarian in all stages of the campaign and this is reflected in that there is no…

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Review: Man Of Moon and Stillhound @ Sneaky Pete’s

Review: Man Of Moon and Stillhound @ Sneaky Pete’s

Choose Independent Venue Week. Choose Sneaky Pete’s. Choose Stillhound. Choose Man Of Moon. The world premiere of T2 Trainspotting may have been capturing the headlines but all the heat and sweat was elsewhere on Monday night as up-and-coming band Man Of Moon kicked off Independent Venue Week in the Capital in great style. The young Edinburgh duo of Chris Bainbridge and Michael Reid have been turning heads since the release of their 2015 debut single, The Road,…

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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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Honeyblood unveil spooky video for new single

Honeyblood unveil spooky video for new single

Just in time for Halloween, Edinburgh’s Honeyblood have unveiled the spooktacular video for new single Sea Hearts, which is taken from their forthcoming new album Babes Never Die. The video, which you can watch below, follows a witch as she emerges from the sea and crashes a creepy house party. The dynamic duo of Stina Tweeddale and Cat Myers are set to release their new album on 4 November – and anticipation is sky high.  It’s actually been done…

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Book Festival: Sylvia Patterson interview

Book Festival: Sylvia Patterson interview

Born To Be Wide returns to the Edinburgh International Book Festival tonight (23 Aug) with a free evening of interviews and live music at the Unbound Spiegeltent. The talk show is hosted by Olaf Furniss and his guests include veteran music journalist, Sylvia Patterson, who will be talking about her book I’m Not With The Band. Along with Honeyblood frontwoman Stina Tweeddale and Where You’re Meant To Be director/writer, Paul Fegan, she will also be take part…

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AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week

AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week

Edinburgh’s Honeyblood are releasing their sophomore album later this year – and the dynamic duo’s just-released comeback track, Ready For The Magic, is our Hottest Record of the Week. The twosome – guitarist/vocalist Stina Tweedale and drummer Cat Myers – are keeping details of the new album under wraps, but a series of Instagram posts over the last few days suggest their newbie will be titled Babes Never Die. Honeyblood are set to join Primal Scream and The Charlatans at…

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Honeyblood join Electric Fields festival line-up

Honeyblood join Electric Fields festival line-up

Edinburgh’s Honeyblood are the latest stellar act to sign up for this summer’s Electric Fields festival. The dynamic duo will join Primal Scream and The Charlatans at the star-studded event, located in the grounds of Drumlanrig Castle, just outside Thornhill in August. Also added to the line-up for this year’s Electric Fields festival are Fat White Family, Field Music and Eliza & the Bear. Previously announced acts include genre-defying indie outfit Everything Everything, corduroy-clad electro-archivists Public Service Broadcasting…

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Review: Biffy Clyro, Concert In The Gardens

Review: Biffy Clyro, Concert In The Gardens

In 2010, Biffy Clyro were booked to headline Concert in the Gardens, the showpiece event in Edinburgh’s world famous Hogmanay calendar. The Biffy army rejoiced. This was, after all, confirmation that a band who had been perennial underachievers for nigh on two decades were now in rock’s major league. Since then, the Ayrshire trio have gone on to even greater success – indeed, there’s a strong argument they are now Britain’s No.1 hard-rock band. Certainly,…

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