AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Chvrches, Death Stranding

AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Chvrches, Death Stranding

Scottish synth-pop trio Chvrches have shared new track Death Stranding — and it’s our Hottest Record Of The Week. The Lauren Mayberry-fronted group debuted the track on The Late Late Show With James Corden. The song is for Hideo Kojima’s new game, also titled Death Stranding, and Chvrches band member Iain Cook has revealed to the BBC that the famed video game designer said it “made him cry”. Fellow band member Martin Doherty added: “He…

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Watch: Dua Lipa shares video for new single Don’t Start Now

Watch: Dua Lipa shares video for new single Don’t Start Now

New Rules hitmaker Dua Lipa has shared the video for her new dancefloor-friendly single, Don’t Start Now – and you can watch it righ there. The Brit Award-winner described Don’t Start Now as a “pure adrenalin fuelled, feel good dance floor anthem of positivity and self-empowerment”. “I chose to put this song out first so I could close one chapter of my life and start another,” she said. “Into a new era with a new…

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‘Unbelievable Jeff!’ Chris Kamara announces debut album

‘Unbelievable Jeff!’ Chris Kamara announces debut album

Chris ‘Kammy’ Kamara has announced his debut album, Here’s to Christmas, will be released on 15 November on So What. The presenter, known to many as being the voice of Saturday afternoons, lends his expressive croon to the sounds of brass, strings and swing on Christmas standards including Winter Wonderland, It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, and Santa Baby. ‘Unbelievable Jeff’? Maybe not! A love of big band music has always been in…

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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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