The Rolling Stones announce new compilation album

The Rolling Stones announce new compilation album

Veteran rockers The Rolling Stones have announced a new compilation album, titled Honk. The new ‘best of’ collection will consist of classic tracks from 1971 onwards, as well as recent recordings of 10 live tracks. Honk will be released on CD, vinyl (a special, fan edition deluxe 4xLP coloured vinyl will also be released) and digitally. The final of the three discs will contain recordings of the Stones’ live duets with the likes of Ed…

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The LaFontaines announce new album and UK headline tour

The LaFontaines announce new album and UK headline tour

The LaFontaines have announced the release date of their new album – as well as details of a headline tour which includes a visit to Edinburgh in June. New album Junior will be out on June 14 via So Recordings and it is proceeded by brand new single All In. You can check out the video below. Tickets for the Motherwell band’s headline tour – which includes a visit to The Caves on June 17…

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Listen: Sean McGowan releases new single ahead of Edinburgh gig

Listen: Sean McGowan releases new single ahead of Edinburgh gig

Ahead of his visit to Edinburgh this month, punk poet Sean McGowan has released new single Auto Pilot. You can listen to the track here. Taken from the Southampton-based singer’s warmly-received debut album of last year, Auto Pilot is another prime example of the perfectly preened and poetic indie-pop that made Son Of The Smith such a rewarding listen. Brimful of McGowan’s distinctly wry social observations and set in vividly relatable situations, Auto Pilot is…

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AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Dylan Thomas by Better Oblivion Community Center

AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Dylan Thomas by Better Oblivion Community Center

Better Oblivion Community Center have shared the surreal music video for debut single Dylan Thomas – and it’s our Hottest Record Of The Week. Last week saw Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst release their surprise collaboration album under the Better Oblivion Community Center moniker, and the pair have also just announced a UK and world tour. You can check out the tour dates below, as well as the video for Dylan Thomas, directed by Japanese…

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Watch the futuristic video for Dua Lipa’s new single

Watch the futuristic video for Dua Lipa’s new single

Chart sensation Dua Lipa has released a new song called Swan Song, taken from the upcoming sci-fi film Alita: Battle Angel. You can watch the futuristic video for the track right here. The most-streamed female artist in the world co-wrote the song with Justin Tranter, Kennedi Lykken, Mattias Larsson, Robin Fredriksson and Tom Holkenborg. The video for Swan Song, directed by Floria Sigismondi, sees the London-born pop star in the film’s fictional Iron City. Speaking…

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Listen: Vampire Weekend share new songs Harmony Hall and 2021

Listen: Vampire Weekend share new songs Harmony Hall and 2021

New York indie favourites Vampire Weekend have returned with their first new material in six years – and you can listen to new tracks Harmony Hall and 2021 here. Lifted from forthcoming album Father Of The Bride, the two tracks were teased earlier this week in a two-hour instrumental video. Now, the band have finally shared the songs. Harmony Hall was written by Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig and produced by Ariel Rechtshaid and Koenig,…

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Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers release surprise collaborative album

Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers release surprise collaborative album

Bright Eyes mainman Conor Oberst and Californian folk-rock singer Phoebe Bridgers have released a surprise collaborative album under the name Better Oblivion Community Centre. Speaking to NME about the album, Bridgers said: “I really wanted to, because even before we started this I had a really good idea of what our hypothetical band would sound like. “I don’t think it does like sound that, so I wanted to make sure that people didn’t think it…

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The Slow Readers Club announce huge tour

The Slow Readers Club  announce huge tour

Manchester four-piece The Slow Readers Club have announced an extensive European tour for April and May. It follows their huge UK headline tour starting in March, which includes a visit to Edinburgh. Coming hot on the heels of their sold-out headline gigs in December – which saw them play the biggest shows of their career so far – the band will be playing 16 dates across Europe ahead of their shows at Bearded Theory Festival…

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Thom Yorke announces details of new album

Thom Yorke announces details of new album

Thom Yorke has announced details of a new classical composition. The Radiohead frontman – who recently wrote the soundtrack to horror remake Suspiria – told fans on social media he has now written a piece for French piano duo Katia and Marielle Labèque titeld Don’t Fear The Light, and will perform it live with the pair at shows in London and France. “Good afternoon,” said Yorke on Twitter. “I have written some new music for…

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Holy Moly & The Crackers announce debut album ahead of Edinburgh gig

Holy Moly & The Crackers announce debut album ahead of Edinburgh gig

Newcastle-based sextet Holy Moly & The Crackers have announced new album Take A Bite, as well as a string of UK headline shows that will see them visit Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s later this year. Led by the euphoric lead single All I Got Is You (check it out below), Take A Bite combines pop song craft with stomping, four to the floor backing, demonstrating the young band’s commerciality and ambition, as well as their ability…

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