DMA’s confirm release date of MTV Unplugged Live album

DMA’s confirm release date of MTV Unplugged Live album

Hot on the heels of their sell-out gig at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh last night (April 9), Sydney trio DMA’S have announced the release of their MTV Unplugged Live album on June 14. It was recorded at Melbourne’s intimate Memo Music Hall last October, with DMA’S becoming one of the first Australian bands to play the iconic MTV Unplugged session. It’s a format steeped in history following classic sets from Nirvana, Oasis, REM, and…

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Stereophonics’ Kelly Jones to kick off solo tour in Edinburgh

Stereophonics’ Kelly Jones to kick off solo tour in Edinburgh

Stereophonics’ Kelly Jones will kick off his solo tour in Edinburgh this summer. The 44-year-old Welshman, who released his debut album Only the Names Have Been Changed in 2007, will begin the tour at the Capital’s Usher Hall on June 1 and wrap things up in Nottingham on July 3. Fans have been promised a set filled with 22 years’ of Stereophonics music as well as Jones’ solo material. Jones said: “I’ll be performing some…

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Nick Cave to visit Edinburgh on UK and European tour

Nick Cave to visit Edinburgh on UK and European tour

Nick Cave is bringing his Conversations tour to Edinburgh’s Usher Hall this summer as part of a UK and European tour. Following from a sell-out run in Australia and New Zealand, the tour sees the Bad Seeds legend answering a selection of questions from fans and performing some of his most iconic tracks on piano. Describing the tour as “an exercise in connectivity”, Cave said: “I thought that a direct conversation with the audience might…

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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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