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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Review: Whitehill Grove at Sneaky Pete’s

Review: Whitehill Grove at Sneaky Pete’s

Sneaky Pete’s is renowned for its raucous gig nights – so no better place to host the farewell show from Musselburgh’s greatest export since Luca’s ice cream, Whitehill Grove. From their first gig in February 2015 they quickly established themselves as a formidable live act and a succession of classy singles and EPs cemented their growing reputation. With a huge demand for tickets, the boys had already squeezed in an additional show the night before…

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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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Happy Mondays announce Greatest Hits tour

Happy Mondays announce Greatest Hits tour

Legendary Manchester band Happy Mondays have announced a marathon twenty-nine date Greatest Hits Tour for October, November and December 2019. The Happy Mondays’ classic line-up of front man Shaun Ryder, Bez (freaky dancing and percussion), Rowetta (vocals), Gary Whelan (drums), Paul Ryder (bass), Mark Day (guitar) and and Dan Broad (MD/guitar/keys) will perform timeless hits such as Step On, Kinky Afro, Hallelujah, W.F.L.,  Loose Fit, Judge Fudge and 24 Hour Party People, amongst many others. The tour begins on 23 October and ends on 21 December, stopping off along the way London’s Roundhouse on 31s October. Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder said:…

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Hozier to visit Edinburgh this summer on UK tour

Hozier to visit Edinburgh this summer on UK tour

Multi-platinum singer and songwriter Hozier will visit the Usher Hall in Edinburgh this summer on the UK leg to promote second album Wasteland, Baby! The Take Me To Church hitmaker will conclude his UK tour with four very special shows at the London Palladium. In an interview with NME, the Irish singer revealed that Wasteland, Baby! was inspired by the darkened state of the world when he began writing the record in 2016. “It’s trying…

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