Morrissey’s management issue statement about anti-racism protest at his concert

Morrissey’s management issue statement about anti-racism protest at his concert

Morrissey, who plays at Usher Hall in Edinburgh next week, has responded through his management to ‘former fans’ holding anti-racism protest to coincide with his upcoming gig in Manchester. The protest is organised by journalist Dave Haslam and will see the former Smiths singer’s critics demonstating against his recent comments about EDL founder Tommy Robinson, who was jailed for 13 months. Posting on Facebook, Morrissey’s management hit out at Haslam – describing him as a…

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Listen: Thom Yorke shares new music from Tarik Barri collaboration

Listen: Thom Yorke shares new music from Tarik Barri collaboration

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has previewed atmospheric new music from his collaboration with composer Tarik Barri. You can listen to it here. The shared clip is part of a new audiovisual installation titled City Rats, which was commissioned by Berlin’s Institute for Sound and Music. Yorke and Barri’s piece will play from the ISM Hexadome, a 54-speaker and six-screen structure, at the Martin Gropius Bau in Berlin this Saturday (April 21). Its description explains: “All…

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Review: Public Service Broadcasting, Usher Hall

Review: Public Service Broadcasting, Usher Hall

Dismissed in the early days as an “art-school novelty act”, J. Willgoose Esq’s musical brainchild has grown considerably. Not to gargantuan proportions, yet, but certainly headed in that direction. Back in 2010, while Public Service Broadcasting was still a solo project, the corduroy-clad multi-instrumentalist was playing to just a handful of punters during the Fringe. “It was tough… a right old slog,” the London-based songwriter told AAA Edinburgh recently. “I think I played to four…

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Interview: Public Service Broadcasting

Interview: Public Service Broadcasting

J. Willgoose Esq is reminiscing about his first visit to the Scottish capital, back when Public Service Broadcasting was still a solo project. “I know Edinburgh better than most cities that we pass through, because there was a very formative experience there doing the Fringe in 2010,” he says, speaking from his home in South London. “It was back when it was still a solo show. And it was tough. A right old slog. I think I played…

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Former Smiths members cancel reunion gigs just days after announcement

Former Smiths members cancel reunion gigs just days after announcement

Just days after it was announced, a string of classical concerts celebrating the music of legendary Manchester band The Smiths have been cancelled – after both Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce said they wanted nothing to do with them. It was previously reported that former Smiths drummer Joyce, bassist Rourke and second guitarist Craig Gannon were to debut ‘Classically Smiths’, joined by the Manchester Camerata Orchestra for shows in London, Manchester and Edinburgh before a full…

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Bright Light Bright Light discusses Erasure support slot

Bright Light Bright Light discusses Erasure support slot

Bright Light Bright Light – aka Rod Thomas – says he can’t wait to open for his musical heroes Erasure on their forthcoming UK tour, which includes a visit to Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on February 3. “My love of Erasure and how important I think they are both to the LGBT community and to music in general has been well documented,” says London/New York based Rod, whose albums Make Me Believe In Hope (2012), Life Is…

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Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats share new single ahead of Edinburgh visit

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats share new single ahead of Edinburgh visit

Ahead of their eagerly-anticipated visit to Edinburgh, Denver band Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats have shared a new single You Worry Me –you can listen to it here. The anthemic track is the lead single from their soon-to-be-released new album, Tearing At The Seams, which is out on March 9. The band are due to play at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh in April on the final date of their European tour – you can check out their…

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Watch: The National share new video for Sleep Well Beast

Watch: The National share new video for Sleep Well Beast

Cincinnati-based indie group The National have released the video for new single Sleep Well Beast – and you can watch it right here. The band – who went down an absolute storm during their two-night stint at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall in September – released their seventh studio album, also titled Sleep Well Beast, on 4AD a few months back. Now they have shared a video for the album’s title track. The abstract video was directed…

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Echo & The Bunnymen to kick off 2018 tour in Edinburgh

Echo & The Bunnymen to kick off 2018 tour in Edinburgh

Indie legends Echo & The Bunnymen have announced their return with a new album and a string of live dates – including a visit to Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on May 23. The Liverpool band, who last released a full-length studio album in 2014 – 12th album Meteorites – have now announced news of their next studio album. The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon will feature a mix of both new material and “Bunnymen classics…

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Joan Baez to visit Edinburgh on 2018 world tour

Joan Baez to visit Edinburgh on 2018 world tour

Legendary singer, songwriter, activist and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Joan Baez has announced an extensive 2018 world tour, including a visit to Edinburgh’s Usher Hall in March. In conjunction with the tour, Baez will release a new studio album, Whistle Down The Wind, (Proper Records), produced by Joe Henry, in early March 2018. This will be her first new record since 2008’s acclaimed Day After Tomorrow. Baez will also play dates in…

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