Listen: Edinburgh’s Django Django return with fabulous new single

Listen: Edinburgh’s Django Django return with fabulous new single

Edinburgh indie band Django Django are back – and you can listen to the brand new single from the Mercury Prize-shortlisted art-rockers right here. Sounding invigorated and more energised than ever, new track Spirals is a tantalising return to form for the Edinburgh College of Art formed four-piece. Beginning with elegant circling synths that grow into a never-more-relevant anthem to hope, it uses the image of DNA to muse on the connections we have as…

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Louise Rutkowski releases first single from forthcoming new album

Louise Rutkowski releases first single from forthcoming new album

Scots singer Louise Rutkowski is set to release the first single from her forthcoming album, Home. It’s been six years since music lovers had the pleasure of Louise’s distinctive vocals and the hotly anticipated new material has been worth the wait. Louise, who rose to prominence as part of the 4AD music project, This Mortal Coil, released her first solo album back in 2014. The first single from her newbie, Late Sun, is sure to…

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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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BET Awards: Beyonce, Roddy Ricch and LeBron James among the winners

BET Awards: Beyonce, Roddy Ricch and LeBron James among the winners

Beyonce stole the show at the 20th BET Awards last night, while breakthrough stars Roddy Ricch and Megan Thee Stallion were among the winners. During a virtual ceremony that celebrated black artists and sportspeople, Ricch scooped the album of the year award for his debut offering, while Megan Thee Stallion’s stellar year was also recognised. As expected, the recent protests against racial inequality featured heavily, while the evening also saw a show-stealing cameo from Beyonce….

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Watch: Arcade Fire’s Win Butler makes cameo in new Bill and Ted trailer

Watch: Arcade Fire’s Win Butler makes cameo in new Bill and Ted trailer

Arcade Fire’s Win Butler has made a cameo appearance in the new Bill and Ted Face the Music trailer – and you can watch it here. The first look at the long-awaited Bill and Ted sequel was shared yesterday, with Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves reprising their roles as Ted ‘Theodore’ Logan and Bill S. Preston respectively. Butler confirmed his cameo in a post on Instagram, writing: “Proud and humbled to be a member of…

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Interview: AAA catch up with hotly-tipped Scots band Vistas

Interview: AAA catch up with hotly-tipped Scots band Vistas

Tomorrow (Friday, 29 May) sees the release of Everything Changes In The End, the eagerly-awaited debut album from hotly-tipped Scottish trio Vistas. Everything Changes In The End is a record bursting with feel good indie tracks, and is long awaited after three years of singles and EPs, and hundreds of live shows and festivals across the UK and beyond. The album is packed full of teenage nostalgia encapsulating lost loves, new loves, long summers and unbreakable friendships….

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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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