AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week: The Filthy Tongues, Come On Home

AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week: The Filthy Tongues, Come On Home

The Filthy Tongues, who topped AAA’s Scottish Albums of the Year poll in 2016, are back with brand single Come On Home – and it’s our Hottest Record of the Week. You can listen to it here. Veterans of the Edinburgh indie scene, The Filthy Tongues have occupied a unique place at the heart of Scottish alternative rock in various manifestations since the mid-80s. Martin Metcalfe, Fin Wilson and Derek Kelly were the core-members of…

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Scottish Water taps into landscape with help of “the new Coldplay”

Scottish Water taps into landscape with help of “the new Coldplay”

Scottish Water has secured the talents of the band dubbed “the new Coldplay” to soundtrack its new TV ad featuring the country’s famous scenery. Dunfermline five-piece group, Dancing on Tables, provide the musical backdrop to the ‘Your Water, Your Life’ campaign. The ad also features the renowned Scottish landscape in a slick, watercolour animation by Edinburgh agency Always Be Content. Hailed by BAFTA as “the UK’s most exciting emerging band for this year” the young Scottish group recorded…

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The Proclaimers announce new album ahead of UK tour

The Proclaimers announce new album ahead of UK tour

Ahead of their two-night stint at the Edinburgh Playhouse later this year, Scottish music legends The Proclaimers have announced the release of their first album since 2015’s Let’s Hear It For The Dogs. Due for release on August 10 through Cooking Vinyl, Angry Cyclist finds the Reid brothers at the peak of their songwriting prowess. The album opens with the title track (also the first single). Strings soundtrack a song full of Craig and Charlie’s…

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Ex-Silencers stars JJ Gilmour and Joe Donnelly form new band

Ex-Silencers stars JJ Gilmour and Joe Donnelly form new band

An exciting new music project has been born after a reunion between former members of Scots group, The Silencers. JJ Gilmour and Joe Donnelly enjoyed great success and critical acclaim during their individual stints with the band and toured with music greats such as Simple Minds, David Bowie, U2 and The Pretenders. Despite not playing in The Silencers at the same time, Joe and JJ bonded immediately during an emotional week in Glasgow as all…

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St Vincent says poptastic rework of Slow Disco was inspired by Taylor Swift

St Vincent says poptastic rework of Slow Disco was inspired by Taylor Swift

Ahead of her eagerly-awaited visit to Edinburgh this summer, St Vincent has said that the pop reworking of her track Slow Disco was encouraged by Taylor Swift. Last week, the American songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, real name Annie Clark, unveiled an uptempo version of the 2017 ballad. Fast Slow Disco sees St Vincent go into full-on pop mode – and it’s been a standout moment from her recent live shows. In Matt Wilkinson on his Beats 1 show,…

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AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week: Suede, The Invisibles

AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week: Suede, The Invisibles

Britpop legends Suede have shared new single The Invisibles – and it’s our Hottest Record Of The Week. You can watch the video for The Invisibles below. The track is taken from their soon-to-be-released new album, The Blue Hour, which is out on September 21. The Invisibles was aired for the first time last night on Steve Lamacq’s show on BBC 6 Music. The video, which you can check out below, shows a woman lip…

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Pale Waves to visit Scotland on UK tour

Pale Waves to visit Scotland on UK tour

Indie darlings Pale Waves have announced their biggest headline shows to date, including a night at SWG3 in Glasgow. The Manchester four-piece, who recently picked up AAA Edinburgh’s Hottest Record of the Week accolade for catchy new single Kiss, will also play shows in London, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield, among other UK cities. Tickets for the shows go on sale Friday at 9am. The full list of dates can be found below. June 9 –…

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Johnny Marr to visit Scotland on UK tour

Johnny Marr to visit Scotland on UK tour

Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has announced a new raft of 2018 UK and Ireland tour dates – including a visit to Scotland. The legendary guitarist is set to release his latest solo album, Call The Comet, on June 15. Following a run of intimate shows, Marr returns to the live arena in November for some bigger shows. The new tour will kick off in Belfast on November 1, before visiting a further 12 cities,…

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Lykke Li drops two more tracks from forthcoming album

Lykke Li drops two more tracks from forthcoming album

Swedish pop sensation Lykke Li has shared two tracks from her soon-to-be-released new album. You can listen to them right here. So Sad So Sexy, the 32-year-old singer’s fourth album, will be released on June 8 via RCA. It follows on from 2014’s I Never Learn. Ahead of the album’s release, Lykke has shared two more songs – Sex Money Feelings Die and Two Nights (Feat Aminé). Recently, Lykke Li shared the tracks Hard Rain…

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Snow Patrol announce massive UK and Ireland tour

Snow Patrol announce massive UK and Ireland tour

Snow Patrol have announced details of a massive UK and Ireland arena tour – and it includes a visit to Scotland. The Irish band, who recently returned from a long hiatus with seventh album Wildness, will hit the road in December and January. You can check out the band’s full touring schedule below. Tickets are on sale from 8 June at 9am. Speaking recently about Wildness – their first album in seven years – lead singer…

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