Live review: Loyle Carner, Liquid Room

Live review: Loyle Carner, Liquid Room

With all the confidence and poise of a seasoned pro, Loyle Carner had a packed to the rafters Liquid Room under his spell from the very minute he stepped on stage. Sure, he’s already got an appearance at Glastonbury under his belt and has toured with the likes of MF Doom, Joey Badass and Kate Tempest, but you had to pinch yourself at times to remember this guy is just 22. The south London rapper is,…

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Interview: Loyle Carner

Interview: Loyle Carner

If you’ve been anywhere near a radio recently, chances are you’ll have heard a tune or two from South London rapper Loyle Carner, whose debut album was released last week to almost universal praise. Featuring the singles The Isle Of Arran and Ain’t Nothing Changed, Yesterday’s Gone is absolutely exquisite, and there’s little doubt that this precociously-talented 22-year-old is set to be one of 2017’s biggest breakthrough artists. As a kid, Loyle (real name Benjamin Coyle-Larner) appeared in a…

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The View to visit Edinburgh on UK tour

The View to visit Edinburgh on UK tour

The View will wrap up their Hats Off To The Buskers 10th anniversary tour in Edinburgh in May, it has been announced. The Dundee indie band, who have already booked six nights at King Tut’s in Glasgow next month, have also announced dates in Aberdeen, Manchester, London, Cardiff, Liverpool, Sheffield and Carlisle. Tickets for all shows go on sale at 9am on Friday, 27 January. The View played three consecutive nights at Edinburgh’s Liquid Room…

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Listen to new single from British Sea Power

Listen to new single from British Sea Power

With a new album just announced and a UK tour which brings them to Edinburgh in April, British Sea Power are gearing up for a busy year. The Brighton-based indie band have just released melancholic new single Bad Bohemian – and you can listen to it right here. The lead single launches their sixth studio album, Let The Dancers Inherit The Party, which is due to released on 31 March. “It was made to a background…

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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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Xylaroo to join Matt Berry in Edinburgh

Xylaroo to join Matt Berry in Edinburgh

Dynamic duo Xylaroo are set to join Matt Betty & The Maypoles at Edinburgh’s Liquid Room on October 27. Hailing for Papua New Guinea and now based in East London, Xylaroo create refreshing alt-country tracks with intelligent and socially conscious lyricism. The pair – sisters Holly and Coco Chant – join Berry on tour for the second time to play tracks from their superb debut album, Sweetooth. Danger, the fourth single to be taken from the…

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We Are Scientists to visit Edinburgh on UK tour

We Are Scientists to visit Edinburgh on UK tour

We Are Scientists have announced a mammoth 24-date tour this autumn, which includes a visit to Edinburgh in October. The Brooklyn-based indie outfit will be performing tracks from their latest releases Helter Seltzer and TV en Français, as well as a healthy dose from classics stretching right back to their 2005 major label debut, With Love and Squalor. The New Yorkers kick off their tour in Bognor Regis and will perform at Edinburgh’s Liquid Room on October 24. Check out new…

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Teenage Fanclub talk about new album, HERE

Teenage Fanclub talk about new album, HERE

Teenage Fanclub make their long-awaited return with new album Here on September 9. The Scottish indie veterans, who Kurt Cobain once dubbed “the best band in the world”, will also be touring the UK around this time, and are set to visit Edinburgh’s Liquid Room on September 6. Here, the Fannies’ tenth album, comes six years after the release of 2010’s hugely-acclaimed Shadows. So what took them so long? “I find that as you get older, everything expands,”…

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Michael Kiwanuka announces UK tour – including Edinburgh gig

Michael Kiwanuka announces UK tour – including Edinburgh gig

Ahead of the release of his eagerly-anticipated second album, Mercury Prize-nominated soul singer Michael Kiwanuka has announced an 11-date UK headline tour – including a show at Liquid Room in Edinburgh on Friday, 7 October. Londoner Kiwanuka’s critically-acclaimed 2012 debut album Home Again – a genre-defying nod to the heritage names of soul – marked him out as rare talent. Having taken a deep breath and relaxed into his musical approach, Kiwanuka is back with second album…

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Shaun Ryder’s Black Grape announce UK tour – including Edinburgh gig

Shaun Ryder’s Black Grape announce UK tour – including Edinburgh gig

Shaun Ryder’s Black Grape have announced new tour dates for later this year – which includes a visit to Edinburgh. The Manchester indie band, who have also revealed that they will record a new album, got back together for a series of gigs last year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of debut album It’s Great When You’re Straight… Yeah. Now, the band – which also includes Bez and Paul “Kermit” Leveridge – have added more live dates…

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