Fringe interview: Amanda Palmer

Fringe interview: Amanda Palmer

The unpindownable musical force known as Amanda Palmer (Dresden Dolls, Eveyln Evelyn) returns to the Fringe, this time armed with only a piano and a ukulele. Amanda’s shows are a combination of uplifting, humorous and tear-jerking, often all in the same song. Expect special guests ranging from local musicians to celebrity friends and husbands (her author husband, Neil Gaiman, occasionally duets). AAA caught up with Amanda for a chat ahead of her four-night stint at the…

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Listen: Ride share new song ahead of Edinburgh gig

Listen: Ride share new song ahead of Edinburgh gig

Ahead of their hotly-anticipated visit to Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall in a fortnight, shoegaze legends Ride have shared a brand new song called Pulsar. You can listen to it right here. The Oxford outfit – fronted by Oasis/Beady Eye‘s Andy Bell and Mark Gardener – released comeback album Weather Diaries during the summer. Their first new record in 21 years, it featured the singles Home Is A Feeling, Charm Assault and All I Want. Now, just days…

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Lisa Stansfield to visit Edinburgh on UK tour

Lisa Stansfield to visit Edinburgh on UK tour

Lisa Stansfield has announced that her new album, Deeper, will be released in spring 2018 – alongside a UK tour that brings her to the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh in April. In a video posted online, the All Around The World hitmaker revealed: “As you can see we’ve been busy in the studio and we are now putting all the final finishing touches to the album. “It sounds great. I just hope you think the…

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Deaf Havana announce new release ahead of Edinburgh gig

Deaf Havana announce new release ahead of Edinburgh gig

Ahead of their visit to the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh next month, Norfolk rockers Deaf Havana have announced they are releasing a reworked version of their album All These Countless Nights this Friday (Oct 27). All These Countless Nights – Reworked’ is a deluxe edition that sees the original album tracklisting appear on disc one, as well as a trio of bonus tracks, whilst disc two features the entire album reworked. The reworked tracks were…

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Listen: Rising star Georgie releases new single ahead of Edinburgh gig

Listen: Rising star Georgie releases new single ahead of Edinburgh gig

Ahead of her support slot with Jake Bugg at the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh next month, Mansfield troubadour Georgie has released new single Hard Times. You can listen to it here. The brand new track is beautifully stripped back, with the sparse piano arrangement laying her rich, powerful vocals and deft songwriting bare. Hard Times will be released alongside bonus acoustic track This Ain’t Heaven. Following the single release, Georgie will support Bugg across all…

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Live review: KT Tunstall, Nina Nesbitt, Queen’s Hall

Live review: KT Tunstall, Nina Nesbitt, Queen’s Hall

Edinburgh-born singer KT Tunstall was, by her own confession, burnt out and ready to give up music before rediscovering her mojo and recording her September-released sixth studio album, Kin. Given how much she seems to be enjoying herself on stage these days, it’s clear the time she spent in Venice Beach, California, where she relocated to in 2014 to recharge her batteries and start a new life following the breakup of her marriage, has done…

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Sparks announce new album, European tour, and Edinburgh gig

Sparks announce new album, European tour, and Edinburgh gig

Los Angeles art-rock duo Sparks will return with their first solo album in eight years in September – and they will visit Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall just a couple of weeks after its release. Musical mavericks Sparks – Californian brothers Ron and Russell Mael – will release Hippopotamus on September, 8 on BMG, accompanied by the first European dates of The Hippopotamus Tour. Recorded in Los Angeles, Hippopotamus sees them take the pop form, shake it…

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Review: Conor Oberst, Queen’s Hall

Review: Conor Oberst, Queen’s Hall

Dark times, they say, have the power to bring out the poets. With a dangerous, delusional lunatic freshly sworn in as the President of the United States, some might say that we are most certainly living in dark times right now. Enter, house left, Conor Oberst. On Friday night, at the Queen’s Hall, the mercurial singer-songwriter took a moment during his intimate-feeling, stripped-down gig to apologise – yes apologise – for his country. “I’m so sorry for…

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AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week – Tachycardia by Conor Oberst

AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week – Tachycardia by Conor Oberst

Truth told, we could have picked any one of the ten songs on Conor Oberst’s just-dropped new solo album, Ruminations, and made it our hottest record of the week. It was a tough call, but we’ve gone for the album’s opening track, Tachycardia. You can listen to it below. Tachycardia, of course, refers to an abnormally fast heart rate, and Oberst was hospitalised with precisely that last year. A CT scan was followed by a MRI, which led to…

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Conor Oberst hints at new Bright Eyes album

Conor Oberst hints at new Bright Eyes album

Indie folk icon Conor Oberst, who visits Edinburgh on a solo tour in February, says Bright Eyes have discussed making another album. The People’s Key was believed to be the last ever Bright Eyes record when it was released in 2011, but now Oberst, who releases new solo offering Ruminations later this month, reveals in the new issue of Uncut magazine that he’s not sure if it’ll be the cult band’s final album. “I don’t know if…

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