Listen: Sean McGowan releases new single ahead of Edinburgh gig

Listen: Sean McGowan releases new single ahead of Edinburgh gig

Ahead of his visit to Edinburgh this month, punk poet Sean McGowan has released new single Auto Pilot. You can listen to the track here. Taken from the Southampton-based singer’s warmly-received debut album of last year, Auto Pilot is another prime example of the perfectly preened and poetic indie-pop that made Son Of The Smith such a rewarding listen. Brimful of McGowan’s distinctly wry social observations and set in vividly relatable situations, Auto Pilot is…

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AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Dylan Thomas by Better Oblivion Community Center

AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Dylan Thomas by Better Oblivion Community Center

Better Oblivion Community Center have shared the surreal music video for debut single Dylan Thomas – and it’s our Hottest Record Of The Week. Last week saw Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst release their surprise collaboration album under the Better Oblivion Community Center moniker, and the pair have also just announced a UK and world tour. You can check out the tour dates below, as well as the video for Dylan Thomas, directed by Japanese…

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Watch the futuristic video for Dua Lipa’s new single

Watch the futuristic video for Dua Lipa’s new single

Chart sensation Dua Lipa has released a new song called Swan Song, taken from the upcoming sci-fi film Alita: Battle Angel. You can watch the futuristic video for the track right here. The most-streamed female artist in the world co-wrote the song with Justin Tranter, Kennedi Lykken, Mattias Larsson, Robin Fredriksson and Tom Holkenborg. The video for Swan Song, directed by Floria Sigismondi, sees the London-born pop star in the film’s fictional Iron City. Speaking…

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Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers release surprise collaborative album

Conor Oberst and Phoebe Bridgers release surprise collaborative album

Bright Eyes mainman Conor Oberst and Californian folk-rock singer Phoebe Bridgers have released a surprise collaborative album under the name Better Oblivion Community Centre. Speaking to NME about the album, Bridgers said: “I really wanted to, because even before we started this I had a really good idea of what our hypothetical band would sound like. “I don’t think it does like sound that, so I wanted to make sure that people didn’t think it…

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The Slow Readers Club announce huge tour

The Slow Readers Club  announce huge tour

Manchester four-piece The Slow Readers Club have announced an extensive European tour for April and May. It follows their huge UK headline tour starting in March, which includes a visit to Edinburgh. Coming hot on the heels of their sold-out headline gigs in December – which saw them play the biggest shows of their career so far – the band will be playing 16 dates across Europe ahead of their shows at Bearded Theory Festival…

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Thom Yorke announces details of new album

Thom Yorke announces details of new album

Thom Yorke has announced details of a new classical composition. The Radiohead frontman – who recently wrote the soundtrack to horror remake Suspiria – told fans on social media he has now written a piece for French piano duo Katia and Marielle Labèque titeld Don’t Fear The Light, and will perform it live with the pair at shows in London and France. “Good afternoon,” said Yorke on Twitter. “I have written some new music for…

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Holy Moly & The Crackers announce debut album ahead of Edinburgh gig

Holy Moly & The Crackers announce debut album ahead of Edinburgh gig

Newcastle-based sextet Holy Moly & The Crackers have announced new album Take A Bite, as well as a string of UK headline shows that will see them visit Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s later this year. Led by the euphoric lead single All I Got Is You (check it out below), Take A Bite combines pop song craft with stomping, four to the floor backing, demonstrating the young band’s commerciality and ambition, as well as their ability…

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Vampire Weekend set to release double album

Vampire Weekend set to release double album

New York indie outfit Vampire Weekend have revealed they are to release an 18-song double album – with the first two songs set to drop next week. Frontman Ezra Koenig announced on Instagram that the band plans to release “three 2-song drops every month until the record is out,” starting next week. In the post, Koenig wrote: “This album didn’t really take any longer to write/record than MVOTC [‘Modern Vampires Of The City’]. We just…

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Watch: Loyle Carner shares video for new single, You Don’t Know

Watch: Loyle Carner shares video for new single, You Don’t Know

Ahead of his visit to Edinburgh later this year, South London rapper Loyle Carner has shared the video for his latest single, You Don’t Know – and you can watch it here. The new track featuring Rebel Kleff and Kiko Bun comes three months on from the release of Ottolenghi, which marked Carner’s first new solo material since the release of his massively acclaimed debut album, Yesterday’s Gone. Later this year, Carner returns to Edinburgh…

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Watch Spike Lee-directed video for The Killers’ new anti-Trump anthem

Watch Spike Lee-directed video for The Killers’ new anti-Trump anthem

Las Vegas indie-rockers The Killers have returned with anti-Donald Trump anthem Land Of The Free – and you can watch the Spike Lee-directed video here. Brandon Flowers and his band took to their social media accounts yesterday (January 13) to “tease something new” before making the track available via streaming services. Recorded at their own Battle Born Studios, the new song is inspired by current events under Trump’s administration and past events in the US….

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