The Slow Readers Club announce new album – and Edinburgh gig

The Slow Readers Club announce new album – and Edinburgh gig

Manchester indie band The Slow Readers Club have announced their fifth studio album – and a tour for 2021 that will see them make a welcome return to Edinburgh. 91 Days in Isolation is due to release on October 23 via the band’s own label, SRC Records. The Slow Readers Club will play at the Liquid Room in Edinburgh on March 18, 2021. The band’s forthcoming newbie follows hot on the heels of Top 10…

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Mountain Goats announce new album – listen to lead single here

Mountain Goats announce new album – listen to lead single here

The Mountain Goats have announced details of new album Getting Into Knives – and you can listen to the lead single here. The announcement of the band’s 19th studio album comes with the release of the LP’s first single, As Many Candles As Possible, which features American organist Charles Hodges. According to Mountain Goats’ Twitter, the 13-track record was recorded in Memphis and March and will be released on October 23 through Merge. Getting Into…

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Shirley Manson reveals new Garbage album will be released next year

Shirley Manson reveals new Garbage album will be released next year

Edinburgh-born singer Shirley Manson has revealed that Garbage‘s next album is currently being mixed and is due for release next year. Speaking to Rolling Stone, Stockbridge-raised Shirley said that 2020 was set to be the band’s “most fun year we’ve had in quite some time” until the Covid-19 crisis put things on the backburner. “We’re restructuring our business and changing the way we release records from the way we have in the last eight years….

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Cast to visit Edinburgh on All Change anniversary tour

Cast to visit Edinburgh on All Change anniversary tour

Liverpool indie legends Cast have rescheduled their eight-date UK tour – and added new shows in Edinburgh, Oxford, Leicester, Southampton and Sheffield. The tour scheduled for October 2020 will now take place in April and May 2021. The live dates will see the band celebrating the 25th Anniversary of debut album All Change. Originally released on 16 October 1995 (with a deluxe edition released in November 2010), it became the highest-selling debut album in the…

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Laura Marling announces ticketed live-streamed show

Laura Marling announces ticketed live-streamed show

Laura Marling is to perform an intimate live-streamed show in support of new album Song For Our Daughter. The Mercury-nominated artist announced today (May 14) that she’ll be playing at London’s Union Chapel at 8pm on Saturday June 6, with the entire performance set to be live-streamed online to a limited number of ticketholders. The stream of the performance will be geo-blocked – but fans in the UK and Europe can buy tickets to access…

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My Edinburgh: Jordan Harvey, King Calaway

My Edinburgh: Jordan Harvey, King Calaway

Jordan Harvey has gone far since his schooldays in South Queensferry – all the way to Nashville in fact. Now a key member of country supergroup King Calaway, Jordan first came to the attention on the BBC One talent show, Let It Shine. As a band, King Calaway have performed on the Jimmy Kimmel Show, Neighbours and the Late Late Show With James Corden – not to mention performing on the main stage at Gibraltar…

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Simple Minds announce huge 2020 world tour

Simple Minds announce huge 2020 world tour

Simple Minds celebrate 40 iconic years in music by embarking upon a major world tour in 2020. Today the band announce details of the tour’s European dates, which covers 38 shows across 12 countries and culminate with a homecoming show at Glasgow’s The SSE Hydro on April 25. Tickets will go on sale from 9am on Friday October 4 and will be available from www.simpleminds.com, www.gigsinscotland.com and www.ticketmaster.co.uk . “Simple Minds are different now,” says…

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Review: Club Tropicana, Edinburgh Playhouse

Review: Club Tropicana, Edinburgh Playhouse

As former X Factor star Joe McElderry bounces onto the stage and demands the audience stand up to learn a synchronised dance routine, it’s difficult to have high expectations for Club Tropicana The Musical. Thankfully, the only way is up after such an anxiety-inducing intro and what follows is a surprisingly fun and professional stage show bursting with cheese, laughter and nostalgic 80’s hits. The Club Tropicana story is simple: it follows what happens when…

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Preview: Bahookie, Edinburgh

Preview: Bahookie, Edinburgh

Scotland’s leading rock/ceilidh band Bahookie will bring their unique blend of traditional music and Top 40 hits to Edinburgh on June 21, allowing revellers to celebrate the arrival of summer with traditional Scottish dancing to some of the best-loved music acts of the 80s, 90s and noughties. The band, best-known for mixing hits such as The Prodigy’s Breathe into their tracks and for their pre-match performance at the recent Scotland-Wales Six Nations match at Murrayfield,…

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Review: Dirty Dancing, Festival Theatre

Review: Dirty Dancing, Festival Theatre

“Sorry for the interruption, folks, but I always do the last dance of the season,” announces Michael O’Reilly as Dirty Dancing draws to a close on opening night. The iconic line is met with the type of deafening whoops and cheers that are usually reserved for chart-topping boy bands. Considering his likeness to the late Patrick Swayze, both physically and in the way he embraces his role as the tough-but-loveable Johnny Castle, it’s not surprising…

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