Dawes to visit Scotland on 2019 UK tour

Dawes to visit Scotland on 2019 UK tour

Los Angeles quartet Dawes have announced a UK and European tour with performances in cities including Glasgow, London, Manchester, Barcelona and Berlin. Fresh off their extensive North American tour supporting their latest record, Passwords, the band’s highly anticipated live return will find them performing hits and fan favorites from their catalogue for a live show that Gigwise says evokes “The Grateful Dead, and the abrasive guitar interplay of Crazy Horse at their indomitable best.” Tickets…

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The Libertines to visit Scotland in December on UK tour

The Libertines to visit Scotland in December on UK tour

Indie darlings The Libertines have announced details of a UK tour – and it sees the band return to Scotland. The London band, who are currently working on their fourth album, kick off the tour in Bournemouth and will play shows in Leeds, Dundee, Glasgow, Manchester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Bristol and London. You can see the full tour dates below. Tickets will go sale at 9am on Friday June 28. Frontman Pete Doherty recently likened the…

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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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Vampire Weekend “having more fun on the road” ahead of Edinburgh gig

Vampire Weekend “having more fun on the road” ahead of Edinburgh gig

Ahead of their visit to Edinburgh later this year, New York indie favourites Vampire Weekend have said expanding their live show and recruiting new members has changed their touring dynamic. Speaking to NME, Ezra Koenig said: “We’re having more fun on the road these days. In the early days, we never had enough people to cover all the parts. It was just a little more intense, playing live with only four people. “The records were…

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Lewis Capaldi extends 2020 UK and Ireland tour – check out the new dates here

Lewis Capaldi extends 2020 UK and Ireland tour – check out the new dates here

Due to phenomenal demand, Bathgate chart-topper Lewis Capaldi has extended his 2020 UK and Ireland tour. The Someone You Loved hitmaker will now perform a second night at London’s The SSE Arena Wembley on Friday, 13 March 2020, and has added a show at TECA in Aberdeen on Sunday, 15 March 2020. He is one of the first artists to sell out a huge arena tour before the release of a debut album. Tickets go…

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Two Door Cinema Club announce UK tour

Two Door Cinema Club announce UK tour

Hot on the heels of the announcement of their fourth studio album, Two Door Cinema Club have shared details of a six-date UK headline tour this October. As well as a visit to Glasgow’s O2 Academy, the tour will see the Bangor three-piece make a landmark return to London’s O2 Arena. The tour will also take in shows in Cardiff, Hull, Manchester and Plymouth. You can check out the full tour dates below. Out June…

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The Struts to visit Edinburgh on UK tour in October

The Struts to visit Edinburgh on UK tour in October

Swaggering glam rockers The Struts have announced a UK tour for October – and it includes a visit to the Liquid Room in Edinburgh. Kicking off in Manchester on the 11 October, the run also features a stop in London, among other UK cities, before the band play a further seven dates in Europe. Singer Luke Spiller comments: “Ladies and Gentlemen, we are very excited to announce these additional dates for our Young & Dangerous…

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Gig preview: Goldray, Bannerman’s, Edinburgh

Gig preview: Goldray, Bannerman’s, Edinburgh

Psych rock band Goldray are set to preview their soon-to-be-released new album in Edinburgh later this month – and it’s a gig not to be missed. The combo of REEF guitarist Kenwyn House and enchanting vocalist Leah Rasmussen (Hydrogen, EMI, Bedrock, Renaissance), Goldray will be visiting Cowgate venue Bannerman’s to air tracks from their highly-anticipated second album, Feel The Change. Set for release later this year, Feel The Change will follow the band’s excellent debut…

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Check of the full programme for Edinburgh Tradfest 2019

Check of the full programme for Edinburgh Tradfest 2019

Edinburgh Tradfest has launched its full programme for the 2019 festival – and you can see the line-up below. Now in its seventth year, Tradfest mixes the very best in traditional music, world cinema celebrating folk culture, and storytelling. This year’s music programme kicks off on April 26 at the Queen’s Hall with anarchic Irish folk band Lankum and continues for the next 11 days. Douglas Robertson, Founder of The Soundhouse Organisation and Programmer of…

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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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