Loyle Carner to visit Edinburgh on UK tour

Loyle Carner to visit Edinburgh on UK tour

South London rapper Loyle Carner has announced details of a UK and Ireland tour for next spring – and it includes a return visit to Edinburgh. The Bricks and More Tour will see the Mercury Prize-nominated star performing in seven cities – Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester, Brighton, Bristol, London and Dublin. Last week, Carner released new single Ottolenghi, which features Jordan Rakei. You can listen to it below. Tickets for the tour go on sale on…

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Synth-rock superstar Gary Numan announces new EP and live album

Synth-rock superstar Gary Numan announces new EP and live album

Ahead of his visit to Scotland next month, electro-pop legend Gary Numan has announced a new EP and live album. The Fallen EP, due for release on 9 November, consists of three new tracks – It Will End Here, The Promise and If We Had Known. It will be available as a Special Edition Tricolour 12” vinyl, digitally and on CD through the artist store: www.GaryNuman.com. As well as The Fallen EP, Numan will also…

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St Vincent announces piano-led album – and shares stripped-back version of Saviour

St Vincent announces piano-led album – and shares stripped-back version of Saviour

American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist St Vincent, AKA Annie Clark, has announced the release of a reworked version of 2017’s acclaimed MASSEDUCTION. The hugely-acclaimed Texan, who appeared at the Playhouse in August as part of the Edinburgh International Festival (EIF), is set to release piano-led album MassEducation next week. A collaboration with Thomas Barlett (AKA Doveman), the stripped back compositions were showcased at An Intimate Evening With St Vincent’ when the pair performed at London’s Cadogan…

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Listen: Thom Yorke shares haunting new song

Listen: Thom Yorke shares haunting new song

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has shared a new track from his score for Luca Guadagnino’s film Suspiria – you can listen to it here. Has Ended, which features Yorke’s son Noah on drums, is a haunting, atmospheric track with Eastern vibes. Yorke recently revealed the story behind his score for forthcoming horror remake Suspiria. Speaking at the Venice Film Festival, Yorke said that scoring the film was “an odd process from the beginning”. “Suspiria is…

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Watch: Richard Ashcroft shares video for Born To Be Strangers

Watch: Richard Ashcroft shares video for Born To Be Strangers

Ahead of his visit to Scotland next month, Richard Ashcroft has shared the second single from his soon-to-be-released new album, Natural Rebel. You can watch the video for Born To Be Strangers right here. Following on from first single Surprised By The Joy, Born To Be Strangers is a slick rock ‘n’ roll record bristling with charisma, featuring authentic guitars and Ashcroft’s vocals shine with splendour. “This record has more guitar playing on it than…

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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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