New Jesus And Mary Chain album in the works

New Jesus And Mary Chain album in the works

Legendary Scottish noisemongers The Jesus And Mary Chain have confirmed they’ll be working on their new album later this year. The band will begin working on it after their North American tour with Nine Inch Nails, which kicks off on September 13 and runs until December 12. “We’re thinking of doing a new album soon after this tour,” said lead singer Jim Reid. “I reckon that will be the next thing we do. “We work…

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High 5, with A Ritual Spirit

High 5, with A Ritual Spirit

Formed from the ashes of a previous band, A Ritual Spirit debuted in the Edinburgh live scene in early 2011 after self-recording a four-track demo during 2010. Shows around Scotland and Northern England followed, along with a three-track EP, before attention turned to writing, recording and touring an album. Carnival Carnivorous was released in 2013 with debut single The Way I Died leading the way, followed by a video for second single Visceral Decay, all…

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Slaves to visit Scotland on UK tour

Slaves to visit Scotland on UK tour

Punk duo Slaves have announced some of their biggest gigs to date – including a visit to Glasgow’s Barrowlands. The acclaimed outfit, who are set to release their eagerly-anticipated third album Acts Of Fear on August 17, will also play dates in Newcastle, Nottingham, Belfast, Dublin, Manchester and London, among other cities. You can see Slaves’ full UK and Ireland touring schedule below. Wednesday November 7 2018 – NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE O2 Academy Newcastle Thursday November…

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Pale Waves announce details of debut album, and share new single

Pale Waves announce details of debut album, and share new single

Ahead of their visit to Scotland in September, indie darlings Pale Waves have announced details of their forthcoming debut album, My Mind Makes Noises. Along with news of the eagerly-awaited album, which will be released on Friday 14 September, the Manchester quartet have also unveiled a new song, Eighteen, which you can listen to here. Asked if the album would have much in common with their previous material, Heather Baron-Gracie replied: “You know, they’re pretty…

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Christine and the Queens star discusses new album

Christine and the Queens star discusses new album

Ahead of her visit to Edinburgh later this year, Christine and the Queens star Héloïse Letissier has shared new details about her eagerly-awaited second album, Chris. In an interview with The Times, the French pop sensation discussed her preference at being referred to as ‘Chris’ now, adding that she “enjoy[ed] this confusion” when asked how people should now address her. “Héloïse? Christine? Chris? Maybe I will be called C at some point. Well, Chris is…

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AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Billie Eilish, You Should See Me In A Crown

AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Billie Eilish, You Should See Me In A Crown

The precociously talented Billie Eilish is still putting the finishing touches on her debut album, but if latest single You Should See Me In A Crown is any indication of what’s to come, her career is going to go stratospheric. Still only 16, but with songwriting abilities which belie her age, this silver-haired pop sensation is starting to look like the second coming of Lorde. Eilish made a name for herself with her Don’t Smile…

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Here’s all you need to know about the new David Bowie box-set, Loving The Alien

Here’s all you need to know about the new David Bowie box-set, Loving The Alien

Loving The Alien, a new David Bowie box-set, is to be released later this year. The fourth in a series of career-spanning Bowie box-sets – dropping on October 21 through Parlophone – features eight albums from 1983-1988, as well as previously unreleased music. The collection includes a remastered version of 1987’s Never Let Me Down, and a brand new production of the record also features. The box-set also includes the never-previously-released live album Serious Moonlight….

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Watch: Jack White releases mysterious new video for Corporation

Watch: Jack White releases mysterious new video for Corporation

Jack White has shared the new video for his track Corporation – and you check out two teaser clips right here. The video sees the former Whites Stipes man the centre of a murder mystery. The song is lifted from White’s third solo LP Boarding House Reach, which was released back in March. The video for Corporation, which is set in rural America, begins with detectives investigating a crime scene in a grand country house…

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AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week: Doesn’t Matter by Christine and the Queens

AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week: Doesn’t Matter by Christine and the Queens

Ahead of her eagerly-awaited visit to Edinburgh this year, French pop sensation Christine and the Queens has released the second single from her soon-to-be-released sophomore album – and it’s our Hottest Record Of The Week. Newbie Doesn’t Matter got its first airing on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show last night (July 5) – and you can listen to it right here. Following on from comeback single Girlfriend, Doesn’t Matter sees the Nantes-born singer-songwriter – real…

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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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