Edinburgh International Festival line-up unveiled

Edinburgh International Festival line-up unveiled

Jarvis Cocker, Teenage Fanclub, Sir Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry are among the stars appearing at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival. Names from classical and contemporary music, theatre, opera and dance are among 2,600 artists taking part in the 72nd festival, which will be held between 2 and 26 August. Pulp singer Cocker will perform at the Capital’s Leith Theatre, which also hosts gigs by Neneh Cherry, Anna Calvi, Kate Tempest, Sharon Van Etten and…

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Gerard Love to leave Teenage Fanclub, due to “a continuing and sadly unresolvable difference of opinion”

Gerard Love to leave Teenage Fanclub, due to “a continuing and sadly unresolvable difference of opinion”

Scottish indie veterans Teenage Fanclub have announced that bassist Gerard Love will leave the band at the end of the year after nearly 30 years. Love, who co-founded the much-loved indie outfit back in 1989, is leaving the Fannies due to “a continuing and sadly unresolvable difference of opinion”. The move come into effect following Teenage Fanclub’s last scheduled show of 2018, which takes place on 15 November at London’s Electric Ballroom. Before then, Love will play three…

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Teenage Fanclub to revisit classic albums on UK tour

Teenage Fanclub to revisit classic albums on UK tour

Scottish indie veterans Teenage Fanclub are reissuing five of their classic albums on vinyl – and playing them live on tour. The legendary Scottish group, who Kurt Cobain once dubbed “the best band in the world”, will also be touring the UK, and are set to play three consecutive nights at Glasgow’s ABC in October. The band will also also play gigs in Manchester, Birmingham and London. The Fannies’ last studio album, Here, was released…

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Iggy Pop tops Rough Trade’s ‘100 Best Albums’ list

Iggy Pop tops Rough Trade’s ‘100 Best Albums’ list

Iconic record shop Rough Trade have shared their top 100 best albums of 2016, with Iggy Pop coming out on top with Post Pop Depression, followed by Anderson .Paak (Malibu) and Margo Price (Midwest Farmer’s Daughter). Mark Pritchard, with Under The Sun, and Charles Bradley’s Changes make up the top five. The likes of David Bowie (Blackstar), Radiohead (A Moon Shaped Pool) and Teenage Fanclub (Here) all feature outside of the top ten. Rough Trade…

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Teenage Fanclub talk about new album, HERE

Teenage Fanclub talk about new album, HERE

Teenage Fanclub make their long-awaited return with new album Here on September 9. The Scottish indie veterans, who Kurt Cobain once dubbed “the best band in the world”, will also be touring the UK around this time, and are set to visit Edinburgh’s Liquid Room on September 6. Here, the Fannies’ tenth album, comes six years after the release of 2010’s hugely-acclaimed Shadows. So what took them so long? “I find that as you get older, everything expands,”…

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