AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Bombay Bicycle Club, Is It Real

AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Bombay Bicycle Club, Is It Real

British indie rock favourites Bombay Bicycle Club have released the final teaser track from their soon-to-be-released new album Everything Else Has Gone Wrong – and it’s AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week. You can listen to the band’s newbie, Is It Real, below. Bombay Bicycle Club’s fifth studio album is due to be released this Friday (January 17) and has been proceeded with the singles I Can Hardly Speak, Racing Stripes, and Eat, Sleep, Wake…

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Kettle of Kites to visit Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s during Independent Venue Week

Kettle of Kites to visit Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s during Independent Venue Week

Making a rare live appearance in support of Independent Venue Week, Kettle of Kites will be bringing the sci-fi inspired, cinematic alt-rock of their recent album Arrows to Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh next week. The band fronted by ex-Admiral Fallow man Tom Stearn have unveiled a new re-work of Supernova, courtesy of London based producer Pour Atom Oil. Following a meeting of minds at a recent London show together, the two artists have collaborated on…

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Billie Eilish records the new James Bond theme

Billie Eilish records the new James Bond theme

Indie-pop sensation Billie Eilish has recorded the title track for the latest James Bond film, No Time To Die. The 18-year-old US singer becomes the youngest artist in history to write and record a theme for the franchise. “It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way,” said the singer, who described the assignment as “a huge honour”. “James Bond is the coolest film franchise ever to exist. I’m still in shock.”…

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Twin Atlantic to launch new album with intimate Edinburgh gig

Twin Atlantic to launch new album with intimate Edinburgh gig

Hot on the heels of their new single Barcelona, Twin Atlantic have announced they will play a string of special UK album launch shows in January in the lead up to the release of fourth album Power – including a visit to The Caves in Edinburgh. A swelling mixture of emotion and colour, Barcelona is as pulsating as it is anthemic. Speaking on the themes of the track, frontman Sam McTrusty comments; “This is a…

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Listen: MGMT return with trippy new single

Listen: MGMT return with trippy new single

Brooklyn psychedelic rock band MGMT have returned with trippy new track In The Afternoon – and you can listen to it here. The latest release from the duo of Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser is accompanied by a video and also features on a new limited edition 12″ vinyl, alongside another new track titled As You Move Through The World. It’s set for release in March 2020. While their last album – 2018’s Little Dark…

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Celeste announced as winner of BRITs Rising Star Award

Celeste announced as winner of BRITs Rising Star Award

Soul singer Celeste has won the Brits’ Rising Star award, beating off competition from Beabadoobee and Joy Crookes to be presented with the prestigious industry award – previously known as the BRITs Critics’ Choice She said: “It’s a huge honour to be the recipient of the BRITs Rising Star Award 2020. Like many others, I grew up watching the BRITs and have been continually inspired by its nominees, winners and the performances. I hope to…

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Watch: Thom Yorke performs new song Daily Battles

Watch: Thom Yorke performs new song Daily Battles

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has performed new solo song Daily Battles on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert – and you can watch it here. Daily Battles is taken from Motherless Brooklyn, the film based on the 1999 novel of the same name by Jonathan Lethem. The film is written, produced and directed by Edward Norton. Yorke recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel to play three songs from his new album, ANIMA. Yorke will visit Scotland…

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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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