Frank Iero to bring his new band to Edinburgh on joint tour with Laura Jane Grace

Frank Iero to bring his new band to Edinburgh on joint tour with Laura Jane Grace

Former My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero and his band Future Violents will visit Edinburgh this summer. The US outfit are set to head out on a joint UK tour with Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers, and, as well as a show at Liquid Room on August 27, further appearances will take place in Glasgow, Manchester, London, Bristol and Birmingham. Iero and his band will then make their way to Amsterdam, beginning a…

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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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Goodbye Mr Mackenzie to reform for 30th anniversary shows

Goodbye Mr Mackenzie to reform for 30th anniversary shows

Iconic Edinburgh band Goodbye Mr Mackenzie are reforming to celebrate the 30th anniversary of debut album Good Deeds and Dirty Rags, which they will play in its entirety at three gigs in Scotland in May. One of the most acclaimed bands ever to rise through the ranks of the Edinburgh music scene, the Mackenzies last played together at The Garage in Glasgow in 1995 – and they are returning to very same venue for the…

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The Ruts to visit Edinburgh to mark 40th anniversary of legendary album

The Ruts to visit Edinburgh to mark 40th anniversary of legendary album

The Ruts (now The Ruts DC) have announced a 2019 UK tour to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their legendary album The Crack – including a show at the Liquid Room in Edinburgh. Released in September of 1979, The Ruts’ one and only studio album was an extraordinary statement of intent. As the energy and attitude of punk’s first wave started to dissipate, here was a band that exploded onto the scene with everything to…

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Frank Turner shares Make America Great Again video ahead of Edinburgh gig

Frank Turner shares Make America Great Again video ahead of Edinburgh gig

Ahead of his visit to Edinburgh next week, Frank Turner has shared a video for his new song Make America Great Again, in which he takes aim at US President Donald Trump. Turner’s new album, Be More Kind, will be released on May 4. It’s his seventh studio album. Make America Great Again has been described as a “riposte to the invective of Trump” and sees the folk/rock troubadour offering some advice on how Trump could…

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Watch: The Sherlocks unveil acoustic video for Chasing Shadows ahead of Edinburgh gig

Watch: The Sherlocks unveil acoustic video for Chasing Shadows ahead of Edinburgh gig

Ahead of their visit to Edinburgh next week, Sheffield four-piece The Sherlocks have unveiled a new acoustic video for Chasing Shadows. You can watch it right here. The track is lifted from the young band’s debut album, Live For The Moment. The Sherlocks’ debut album was released last year to rave reviews and entered the official UK charts at No.6, making it the biggest selling debut album for a band this year. “It’s starting to…

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Watch: Jorja Smith plays a hitwoman in Let Me Down video

Watch: Jorja Smith plays a hitwoman in Let Me Down video

Ahead of her visit to Edinburgh next month, Jorja Smith has shared the video for her Stormzy collaboration Let Me Down, which sees her play a hitwoman plotting against a ballet dancer. You can watch it below. The Walsall-born singer , who visits Liquid Room on February 6 as part of wider UK tour, was recently announced as the Brits Critics’ Choice Award winner for 2018. The prize recognises “the future stars of British recording…

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High 5, with Callum Beattie

High 5, with Callum Beattie

Edinburgh-born Callum Beattie has been a well-known name on the local scene for years now – but 2017 has been his breakout year. After around a decade of performing across the Scottish capital, Beattie gained heaps of critical acclaim following the release of his debut EP, We Are Stars, in March. The former Radio Forth One To Watch winner will be in live action at Edinburgh’s Liquid Room this Friday night (Nov 18). Ahead of…

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The Courteeners’ Liam Fray to kick off intimate tour in Edinburgh

The Courteeners’ Liam Fray to kick off intimate tour in Edinburgh

The Courteeners’ frontman Liam Fray has announced a series of intimate shows across the country this autumn – and it all kicks off at Edinburgh’s Liquid Room on Thursday, 19 October. At the gigs, Fray promises Courteeners’ classics as well as a deep dive into rarely heard songs from the band’s decade-old back catalogue. The Courteeners’ fifth album, Mapping the Rendezvous, was released last October and the band went down a storm playing a string of UK festival…

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Review: Airbourne, Liquid Room

Review: Airbourne, Liquid Room

If you like your rock’n’roll loud, hairy and drenched in sweat and beer (and let’s face it, who doesn’t?) then Airbourne are probably the band for you. Four Aussie lads from Warrnambool, led by mad-eyed lead singer and guitarist Joel O’Keeffe with his brother Ryan on drums, Justin Street on bass and a new member since their last Edinburgh gig, Harri “The Riff Doctor” Harrison on rhythm guitar, this appears to be the third time…

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