High 5, with Jack Lukeman

High 5, with Jack Lukeman

Irish singer Jack Lukeman will be a familiar face to fans of The Proclaimers. The talented troubadour supported the brothers Reid on their recent tour, going down a storm at venues up and down the country. But the 46-year-old from Athy, Kildare is headline material in his own right – be sure of that. A household name in his native Ireland, the multi-award-winning singer-songwriter is currently touring the UK – and he’s bringing his solo…

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Cage The Elephant announce intimate gig in Edinburgh

Cage The Elephant announce intimate gig in Edinburgh

Grammy Award-winning retro rockers Cage The Elephant have announced a small run of intimate UK gigs – including a visit to the Liquid Room in June. Alongside details of their upcoming new album, Social Cues, the six-piece confirmed their return to live action. The band, who last played in the UK in 2017, will play three UK dates this summer in promotion of their eagerly-awaited new album. Tickets for the shows – which also include…

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Christina Bianco to visit Edinburgh with new show

Christina Bianco to visit Edinburgh with new show

To celebrate the release of her debut album Life of the Party, US singing sensation Christina Bianco has announced five UK dates. The ‘girl of a thousand voices’ will be appearing live in October and her new show is set to wow audiences in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Hastings and Manchester. Showcasing her soaring vocals and rapid-fire, spot-on impersonations, audiences can expect Christina’s greatest impressions along with new material from the album, which was crowdfunded by…

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Live review: The Sherlocks, at Electric Circus

Live review: The Sherlocks, at Electric Circus

It may be steel city no more but Sheffield is still producing the goods with The Sherlocks, a four-piece made up of two sets of brothers, attracting plenty of attention and making all the right noises. With six singles released and a relentless touring schedule, the band have been championed by Radio 6’s Steve Lamacq, and were invited by BBC Introducing to play at last year’s SXSW festival, as well as becoming darlings of the music…

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Review: The Van T’s, Sneaky Pete’s

Review: The Van T’s, Sneaky Pete’s

It’s a young audience tonight (Thursday) taking full advantage of Sneaky Pete’s 14+ entry during Independent Venue Week. Three bands are on offer, with the Glasgow based four-piece Van T’s the headliners. Fronted by songwriting twin sisters Hannah and Chloe Van Thomson, the Van T’s arrive with a strong pedigree for such a young band. Two well received EPs, spots at T In The Park and Electric Fields, Scottish Alternative Music Award nominees and on…

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Review: C Duncan, Andrew Wasylyk @ Sneaky Pete’s

Review: C Duncan, Andrew Wasylyk @ Sneaky Pete’s

C Duncan could be the renaissance man of pop. A classically trained musician. A painter who exhibits throughout Scotland. A designer who creates his own sleeve artwork.  A performer who composes, arranges and records all his music – from the studio bedroom of his Glasgow flat. His appearance tonight (Jan 24), at a sold out Sneaky Pete’s, is something of a coup for the venue as he comes with an impressive catalogue. A Mercury Prize-nominated…

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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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Review: Them Things @ The Wee Red Bar

Review: Them Things @ The Wee Red Bar

If it’s an intimate gig you want, then look no further than the Wee Red Bar, nestled within the grounds of Edinburgh College of Art. A small dance floor with no raised stage, the gig area encourages a shared space and tonight (Jan 19), with four acts on the bill, the performers freely mix with the audience until their turn on ‘stage’. Playing intimate venues with smaller crowds can be at a cost for the…

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Listen to All Disco, the brand new song from Elbow

Listen to All Disco, the brand new song from Elbow

Elbow have unveiled a brand new song titled All Disco, inspired by Pixies legend Black Francis. Listen to it here. As reported on AAA recently, the Mercury Prize-winning band are set to release their seventh studio album, the long-awaited follow-up to 2014’s The Take Off And Landing Of Everything, on February 3, before heading out on a huge UK tour that will see them play two nights at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall in March. The cinematic-sounding All Disco…

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