The 1975 to play two gigs in Scotland on 2020 UK tour

The 1975 to play two gigs in Scotland on 2020 UK tour

Indie darlings The 1975 will visit Scotland next year as part of a massive arena tour of UK and Ireland. As the Manchester band prepare to unveil fourth album Notes On A Conditional Form, they’ll hit the road in February – with an Aberdeen show on February 29 and Glasgow gig on March 1. Check out the dates in full below. February 2020 15 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham 16 – Utilita Arena, Newcastle 17 –…

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Bombay Bicycle Club announce new album and UK and Ireland tour dates

Bombay Bicycle Club announce new album and UK and Ireland tour dates

British indie rock favourites Bombay Bicycle Club have announced details of their fifth album and a 13-date UK and Ireland headline tour which immediately follows its release in Janaury 2020. Everything Else Has Gone Wrong will be released on the 17 January through Caroline International/Island Records. It is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to the band’s No.1-charting, Mercury Music Prize-nominated fourth album, So Long, See You Tomorrow, released back in 2014. The new album was largely…

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Brandon Flowers discusses The Killers’ new album

Brandon Flowers discusses The Killers’ new album

Brandon Flowers, frontman of Las Vegas indie-rockers The Killers, has said he wanted to make a “more grown-up” record this time around with Wonderful Wonderful, the band’s soon-to-be-released newbie. The Killers, who visit Scotland in November on a UK tour, are set to release Wonderful Wonderful on September 22. It is the Somebody Told Me hitmaker’s first studio album in five years, following 2012’s Battle Born. Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine, Flowers and drummer Ronnie…

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Interview: Shaun Ryder, Black Grape

Interview: Shaun Ryder, Black Grape

Shaun Ryder is a man who needs little introduction, but we’ll give him one anyway. British indie’s most notorious hellraiser has fronted not one but two iconic bands – the Happy Mondays and Black Grape. As well as being responsible for some of the best music of the late-80s, early-90s, the Happy Mondays were never out of the headlines for their outrageous behaviour. Having become Madchester’s poster-boys with their tremendous third album, 1990’s Pills ‘N’…

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Blossoms add Scottish date to UK tour

Blossoms add Scottish date to UK tour

Indie band of the moment Blossoms have announced a new run of UK tour dates for 2017 – including a visit to Glasgow’s O2 Academy on April 1. It’s already been a massive year for the Stockport five-piece, and these will be the biggest headline shows they’ve played to date. Back when the Stockport indie outfit first announced a UK tour that brought them to Edinburgh’s Liquid Room in March, they were still very much in the…

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Gig preview: The Bluetones, Liquid Room

Gig preview: The Bluetones, Liquid Room

Back in 2011, Britpop favourites The Bluetones bade farewell to fans with a UK tour that was to be their last. The band all went off in different directions following their final gig, with frontman Mark Morriss doing the solo thing for a while. Last year, the band, who scored three top 10 albums and 13 top 40 singles, including Slight Return, got back together for a 20th anniversary tour. Morriss admits he had no idea if…

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We Are Scientists discuss new album Helter Seltzer

We Are Scientists discuss new album Helter Seltzer

Ahead of their upcoming visit to Scotland, We Are Scientists, the Brooklyn-based indie outfit, have been speaking about new album Helter Seltzer, which is released tomorrow (April 22). The popular duo, who stepped into the spotlight in 2005, have also just revealed new single Too Late, which is accompanied by a bizarre and amusing video, which you can watch below. Following massive success with hits such as Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt and After Hours, Helter…

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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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