Bon Iver announce new album – listen to two new tracks here

Bon Iver announce new album – listen to two new tracks here

Grammy-winning Wisconsin indie band Bon Iver have announced that fourth album, i,i, will be released on August 30. You can listen to new tracks Jelmore and Faith below. The 13-track album also features the previously released tracks Hey, Ma and U (Man Like) (ft. Moses Sumney). Speaking about i,i, which follows 2016’s 22, A Million, Bon Iver mainman Justin Vernon said: “It feels very much like the most adult record, the most complete. “It feels…

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My Edinburgh: Magpie Blue (aka Millie Hanlon-Cole)

My Edinburgh: Magpie Blue (aka Millie Hanlon-Cole)

Millie Hanlon-Cole, the artist known as Magpie Blue, is very much one to watch. The 19-year-old, whose music has drawn comparisons to Anna Calvi and PJ Harvey, released stunning debut single Just In Time on June 14, and she went down a storm a day later when supporting The Proclaimers in Melrose. Just In Time was produced in Edinburgh by Rod Jones of Idlewild and features drummer Michael Reid of Man of Moon and guitarist…

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Watch: Belle and Sebastian share video for latest single and announce new album

Watch: Belle and Sebastian share video for latest single and announce new album

Scottish indie favourites Belle and Sebastian have announced a new album to be released in September. The news arrives with first single Sister Buddha and its accompanying video, which can be seen here. New album Days of the Bagnold Summer began life as a 2012 award-winning graphic novel by Joff Winterhart, was turned into a feature film and the directorial debut of Simon Bird (The Inbetweeners, Friday Night Dinner), and is now a wonderful, rich,…

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Pixies share trailer for new podcast ahead of Edinburgh gig

Pixies share trailer for new podcast ahead of Edinburgh gig

Ahead of their visit to Edinburgh in September, US music legends Pixies have shared a trailer for their new podcast, It’s A Pixies Podcast. The 12-episode series documents the making of their new album, Beneath The Eyrie, which is set to be released on September 13. British music journalist Tony Fletcher was given all areas access in the studio while the band recorded their seventh album. It’s A Pixies Podcast will start streaming on June…

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AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Bat For Lashes, Kids In The Dark

AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Bat For Lashes, Kids In The Dark

Bat For Lashes (aka Natasha Khan) has announced that she’ll follow up 2016’s The Bride with her fifth studio album, Lost Girls, on September 6. The multiple Mercury-nominee has also shared comeback single Kids In The Dark – and it’s AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week. You can listen to it here. Recorded in Los Angeles, Lost Girls is a 10-track concept album that pays homage to 80s films that influenced Khan. It revolves around…

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High 5, with Louise Connell

High 5, with Louise Connell

Scottish singer Louise Connell has announced the release of new album Squall Echo Rale – and you can hear it live when she visits the Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh tonight (28 May) Featuring some of her most powerful songs, this bumper 19-track offering is sure to resonate with fans old and new, as well as cementing her status as a gifted, emotive songwriter and a truly unique performer. Recording and performing previously as Reverieme, Louise…

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Larkins to visit Edinburgh on UK tour

Larkins to visit Edinburgh on UK tour

Manchester indie pop band Larkins have announced an extensive 16-date UK headline tour – and it includes a visit to Edinburgh in November. The announcement comes ahead of Larkins’ largest London headline show to date, where they will play Dingwalls on June 19. Tickets are available now via TicketWeb. Regarding the forthcoming tour frontman Josh Noble says, “The last tour that we set out on was pretty surreal. We knew that TV Dream had done…

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Davina and the Vagabonds share new song ahead of Edinburgh visit

Davina and the Vagabonds  share new song ahead of Edinburgh visit

Ahead of their visit to the Edinburgh Jazz And Blues Festival this summer, Davina and the Vagabonds have announced the release date for Sugar Drops, their first album for Red House Records. The popular American jazz-blues outfit have also shared the album’s title track, Little Miss Sunshine, which you can listen to right here. Minneapolis-based artist Davina Sowers says of the debut track, “My songs always begin with an emotion, so it started out as…

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Watch: The LaFontaines share video for new single Alpha

Watch: The LaFontaines share video for new single Alpha

Ahead of the June 14 release of latest album Junior, Scotland’s The LaFontaines have shared the video for their brand new single, Alpha. You can watch it here. Boasting groove-laden backbeats, a suave rap flow reminiscent of Mike Skinner and a gigantic pop chorus, Alpha displays the band at their very best – melding genres together to deliver a powerful and awe-inspiring punch. “Alpha comes as result of the losses we’ve had recently in this…

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New Model Army to visit Edinburgh on tour

New Model Army to visit Edinburgh on tour

Post-punk favourites New Model Army have announced a brand new album and UK tour, with a visit to Edinburgh’s Liquid Rooms. For those unfamiliar with the band, here’s the skinny… In October 1980, three musicians took to the stage in their hometown of Bradford to play a gig under the name New Model Army. Led by frontman and songwriter Justin Sullivan, this was the start of a remarkable journey which, almost 40 years on, has…

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