Review: Public Service Broadcasting, Usher Hall

Review: Public Service Broadcasting, Usher Hall

Dismissed in the early days as an “art-school novelty act”, J. Willgoose Esq’s musical brainchild has grown considerably. Not to gargantuan proportions, yet, but certainly headed in that direction. Back in 2010, while Public Service Broadcasting was still a solo project, the corduroy-clad multi-instrumentalist was playing to just a handful of punters during the Fringe. “It was tough… a right old slog,” the London-based songwriter told AAA Edinburgh recently. “I think I played to four…

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Interview: Public Service Broadcasting

Interview: Public Service Broadcasting

J. Willgoose Esq is reminiscing about his first visit to the Scottish capital, back when Public Service Broadcasting was still a solo project. “I know Edinburgh better than most cities that we pass through, because there was a very formative experience there doing the Fringe in 2010,” he says, speaking from his home in South London. “It was back when it was still a solo show. And it was tough. A right old slog. I think I played…

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KAZE unveil new single ahead of Edinburgh gig

KAZE unveil new single ahead of Edinburgh gig

Ahead of their visit to Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s later this month, hotly-tipped girl/boy duo KAZE have unveiled their first new music of 2018. You can listen to new single Fierce here. Though less than four minutes in duration, Fierce is a multi-faceted and masterful slice of prog-tinged pop, crammed with tight time signature changes, complex vocal harmonies, cacophonous riffs and operatic vocals that nod to their heroes Queen, Radiohead, and Steely Dan. Hailed as “fresh…

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Review: Gary Numan, Nightmare Air at Assembly Rooms

Review: Gary Numan, Nightmare Air at Assembly Rooms

The phrase “shut up and play the hits” is a well-worn trope whenever so-called ‘heritage acts’ head out on tour. There’s a certain breed of gig-goer who only wants to hear old favourites, while the artists themselves, who are often tired of playing the same songs over and over, year after year, just want to perform their newer material, which is the reason they hit the road in the first place. The iconic and highly influential Gary…

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Reef discuss new album and announce Edinburgh gig

Reef discuss new album and announce Edinburgh gig

Reef have announced their first album in 18 years – plus details of a UK tour that brings them to Edinburgh in May. Revelation, out on May 4, is the revitalised west-country quartet’s first studio album since 2000’s Getaway, their first with new guitarist Jesse Wood, and their first with new label earMUSIC, Europe’s premier rock label. The album was recorded in Ireland and has been produced by long-time collaborator George Drakoulias (The Black Crowes, Primal Scream,…

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Canadian music icon Steven Page announces Edinburgh gig

Canadian music icon Steven Page announces Edinburgh gig

Following a string of rip-roaring shows in the UK last year, Canadian music icon Steven Page will return to the UK this August for a new set of shows – including a performance at the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh. Of last year’s tour, playing as a trio, and the new dates, the founding member of legendary Canadian indie band Barenaked Ladies says: “After 10 years away, I brought my trio over to the UK last October…

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Kylie Minogue to visit Scotland on UK tour

Kylie Minogue to visit Scotland on UK tour

Australian pop icon Kylie Minogue has announced details of a huge UK and Ireland tour for later this year – including a visit to Scotland. The 49-year-old will hit the road in September and October to mark the release of her soon-to-be-released new album, Golden. The tour gets under way at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle on 18 September. From there it will head to Nottingham, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Cardiff, London, Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds…

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The Proclaimers announce double-header of Edinburgh gigs

The Proclaimers announce double-header of Edinburgh gigs

Scottish music legends The Proclaimers have announced a massive UK tour for 2018 – including two nights at the Edinburgh Playhouse in November. You can see the duo’s full UK tour schedule below. Identical twins Craig and Charlie Reid, who are best known for the hits I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles), Sunshine On Leith, I’m On My Way and Letter from America, have toured extensively throughout the world and have released 10 studio albums since…

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Camila Cabello to visit Scotland on first solo UK tour

Camila Cabello to visit Scotland on first solo UK tour

Hot on the heels of the news she will play the Isle of Wight Festival in June this year, Camila Cabello has announced a visit to Scotland in June. The Never Be The Same tour will see the former Fifth Harmony member-turned-solo-star embark on her first solo trip across the UK, performing in O2 Academy venues in Glasgow, Birmingham and London. The Havana hitmaker’s tour kicks off in Glasgow on June 5, ending in Brixton,…

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Kendrick Lamar set for Glasgow Summer Sessions

Kendrick Lamar set for Glasgow Summer Sessions

Hip-hop superstar Kendrick Lamar has been confirmed as the first headliner of this year’s Glasgow Summer Sessions. The Grammy-winning international icon is set to headline the outdoor festival in Glasgow on Wednesday 29, August 2018. One of the defining hip-hop artists of our generation, Lamar is a true visionary and era-defining performer and a massively exciting addition to the bustling Scottish live line-up in 2018. His fourth album, DAMN, saw him reach new heights, picking up Best Rap Album at…

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