Pixies share trailer for new podcast ahead of Edinburgh gig

Pixies share trailer for new podcast ahead of Edinburgh gig

Ahead of their visit to Edinburgh in September, US music legends Pixies have shared a trailer for their new podcast, It’s A Pixies Podcast. The 12-episode series documents the making of their new album, Beneath The Eyrie, which is set to be released on September 13. British music journalist Tony Fletcher was given all areas access in the studio while the band recorded their seventh album. It’s A Pixies Podcast will start streaming on June…

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Frank Iero to bring his new band to Edinburgh on joint tour with Laura Jane Grace

Frank Iero to bring his new band to Edinburgh on joint tour with Laura Jane Grace

Former My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero and his band Future Violents will visit Edinburgh this summer. The US outfit are set to head out on a joint UK tour with Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers, and, as well as a show at Liquid Room on August 27, further appearances will take place in Glasgow, Manchester, London, Bristol and Birmingham. Iero and his band will then make their way to Amsterdam, beginning a…

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Tenth annual MagicFest brings extra sparkle to Christmas and Hogmanay

Tenth annual MagicFest brings extra sparkle to Christmas and Hogmanay

The first details have been revealed for the 10th annual MagicFest – Edinburgh’s much-loved celebration of all things magical. It will perform a special trick of its own – vanishing from its old spot in the summer only to reappear, transformed, in the festive season at the end of December and early January. The event, which will have lots to entertain adults and children, will add extra sparkle to Scotland’s Christmas and Hogmanay with mind-blowingperformances plus…

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Kaiser Chiefs to visit Edinburgh on 2020 UK tour

Kaiser Chiefs to visit Edinburgh on 2020 UK tour

Kaiser Chiefs will visit Edinburgh early next year in support of their upcoming new album, Duck. The Leeds band will kick off their 2020 arena tour in Hull on January 21 next year, before playing at the Usher Hall the following night. The tour concludes with a show at London’s The O2 on February 1. Support for the gigs will come from Razorlight, and tickets go on Friday (June 21) at 9am. Kaiser Chiefs release…

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Edinburgh-bound Pixies announce new album – watch video for first single

Edinburgh-bound Pixies announce new album – watch video for first single

Ahead of their visit to Edinburgh in September, US music legends Pixies have officially announced their seventh studio album, Beneath The Eyrie. The eagerly-awaited follow-up to 2016’s Head Carrier will be released on September 13 on their new label, Infectious/BMG. Beneath The Eyrie will feature 12 new songs and was recorded in December at Dreamland Recordings near Woodstock, New York. Tom Dalgety, who also worked on Head Carrier, produced the record. In a press release,…

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Rona Munro discusses bold new staging of Frankenstein

Rona Munro discusses bold new staging of Frankenstein

A new theatrical adaptation of Mary Shelley’s seminal 1818 gothic horror novel, Frankenstein, is coming to the stage of the King’s Theatre in Edinburgh later this year. Adapted by award-winning writer Rona Munro, the production will tour nationwide from 2 September – 30 November 2019. Further dates and casting are yet to be announced. Munro’s brilliant new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Gothic masterpiece places the writer herself amongst the action as she wrestles with her…

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High 5, with Louise Connell

High 5, with Louise Connell

Scottish singer Louise Connell has announced the release of new album Squall Echo Rale – and you can hear it live when she visits the Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh tonight (28 May) Featuring some of her most powerful songs, this bumper 19-track offering is sure to resonate with fans old and new, as well as cementing her status as a gifted, emotive songwriter and a truly unique performer. Recording and performing previously as Reverieme, Louise…

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Marina to visit Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on UK tour

Marina to visit Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on UK tour

Marina [formerly And The Diamonds] has announced an autumn 2019 UK tour – and it includes a visit to Edinburgh in October. To promote latest album Love + Fear, Marina will be visiting some of the biggest venues of her career with shows at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh, Manchester’s 02 Apollo, Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena, London’s Eventim Apollo and Centre in Brighton. Tickets for all gigs go on sale from 10am on Friday, May 31….

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The Church cancel Edinburgh and UK dates

The Church cancel Edinburgh and UK dates

They were almost with us… Australia’s finest musical mystics The Church were due to play Edinburgh at La Belle Angele on June 11, but an injury suffered by drummer Tim Powles has meant the band have had to cancel their UK dates. The Church were wrapping up a 22-date US tour in Sonoma, California, when misfortune struck. In an announcement on May 25 the band said: “In the last minute of the last song, on…

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Larkins to visit Edinburgh on UK tour

Larkins to visit Edinburgh on UK tour

Manchester indie pop band Larkins have announced an extensive 16-date UK headline tour – and it includes a visit to Edinburgh in November. The announcement comes ahead of Larkins’ largest London headline show to date, where they will play Dingwalls on June 19. Tickets are available now via TicketWeb. Regarding the forthcoming tour frontman Josh Noble says, “The last tour that we set out on was pretty surreal. We knew that TV Dream had done…

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