AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Lana Del Rey, Venice Bitch

AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Lana Del Rey, Venice Bitch

US singer Lana Del Rey has shared new song Venice Bitch – and it’s AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week. You can listen to it here. The single comes hot on the heels of another recent new song, Mariners Apartment Complex (watch the video below), which was produced in collaboration with Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff. In the video for Venice Bitch, Del Rey talks on the phone before facing the camera and pretending to shoot at…

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Listen: Whites Lies share comeback single and announce UK tour

Listen: Whites Lies share comeback single and announce UK tour

London doom-and-gloom merchants White Lies have announced details of new album Five, as well as debuting lead single Time To Give. Listen to it below and check out their UK tour dates – which includes a visit to Edinburgh early next year. Set for release on February 1, 2019, Five was recorded on both sides of the Atlantic, and sees the group joining forces with songwriter Ed Buller, who previously worked on their 2009 debut….

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Listen to Prince’s piano demo of previously unheard song Why the Butterflies

Listen to Prince’s piano demo of previously unheard song Why the Butterflies

Prince’s estate has released the previously unheard Why the Butterflies, featured on the posthumous release Piano and a Microphone 1983. You can listen to it right here. The upcoming live album features just Prince in his home studio, singing and playing the piano. It will be released on September 21. The Deluxe CD+LP format will include a 12” booklet featuring brand new liner notes written by Prince’s engineer Don Batts, Paisley Park artist Jill Jones…

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Django Django announce new brand EP and share lead single

Django Django announce new brand EP and share lead single

Edinburgh-formed indie band Django Django have announced a new six-track EP – and shared a brand new single. You can watch the video for Swimming At Night below. The London-based band are following up the release of their third studio album, Marble Skies, which was released in January. Winter’s Beach is set for release on October 12 via Because Music. Produced by the band’s drummer, Dave Maclean, the six-track EP will be released on a…

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We Were Promised Jetpacks announce new album and tour

We Were Promised Jetpacks announce new album and tour

Edinburgh indie rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks have announced a brand new album – their first in four years – to be released on 14 September. The band will also embark on a huge tour in the UK, EU and US throughout September, October and November. The More I Sleep The Less I Dream marks a new chapter in We Were Promised Jetpacks’ career. It’s about going back to the heart of who they are – a…

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New Jesus And Mary Chain album in the works

New Jesus And Mary Chain album in the works

Legendary Scottish noisemongers The Jesus And Mary Chain have confirmed they’ll be working on their new album later this year. The band will begin working on it after their North American tour with Nine Inch Nails, which kicks off on September 13 and runs until December 12. “We’re thinking of doing a new album soon after this tour,” said lead singer Jim Reid. “I reckon that will be the next thing we do. “We work…

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High 5, with A Ritual Spirit

High 5, with A Ritual Spirit

Formed from the ashes of a previous band, A Ritual Spirit debuted in the Edinburgh live scene in early 2011 after self-recording a four-track demo during 2010. Shows around Scotland and Northern England followed, along with a three-track EP, before attention turned to writing, recording and touring an album. Carnival Carnivorous was released in 2013 with debut single The Way I Died leading the way, followed by a video for second single Visceral Decay, all…

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Slaves to visit Scotland on UK tour

Slaves to visit Scotland on UK tour

Punk duo Slaves have announced some of their biggest gigs to date – including a visit to Glasgow’s Barrowlands. The acclaimed outfit, who are set to release their eagerly-anticipated third album Acts Of Fear on August 17, will also play dates in Newcastle, Nottingham, Belfast, Dublin, Manchester and London, among other cities. You can see Slaves’ full UK and Ireland touring schedule below. Wednesday November 7 2018 – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE O2 Academy Newcastle Thursday November…

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Pale Waves announce details of debut album, and share new single

Pale Waves announce details of debut album, and share new single

Ahead of their visit to Scotland in September, indie darlings Pale Waves have announced details of their forthcoming debut album, My Mind Makes Noises. Along with news of the eagerly-awaited album, which will be released on Friday 14 September, the Manchester quartet have also unveiled a new song, Eighteen, which you can listen to here. Asked if the album would have much in common with their previous material, Heather Baron-Gracie replied: “You know, they’re pretty…

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Christine and the Queens star discusses new album

Christine and the Queens star discusses new album

Ahead of her visit to Edinburgh later this year, Christine and the Queens star Héloïse Letissier has shared new details about her eagerly-awaited second album, Chris. In an interview with The Times, the French pop sensation discussed her preference at being referred to as ‘Chris’ now, adding that she “enjoy[ed] this confusion” when asked how people should now address her. “Héloïse? Christine? Chris? Maybe I will be called C at some point. Well, Chris is…

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