Edinburgh Summer Sessions 2021: Anne-Marie joins line-up as latest headline act

Edinburgh Summer Sessions 2021: Anne-Marie joins line-up as latest headline act

Anne-Marie will perform a massive outdoor gig in Edinburgh this summer. The chart-topper will play Princes Street Gardens on Thursday, August 12. Essex singer-songwriter Anne-Marie, known to millions as one of four judges on ITV talent show The Voice, joins an already impressive line-up at the Edinburgh Summer Sessions 2021. Among the other stars booked to perform at this year’s event – to be held between August 6 and 15 – are Sir Tom Jones,…

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Chart star Tom Grennan to visit Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange on UK tour

Chart star Tom Grennan to visit Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange on UK tour

Tom Grennan has announced a visit to Edinburgh in September as part of a UK tour. The Little Bit of Love singer, whose second album is due for release in March, visits the Corn Exchange on Thursday, September 16. The previous night, Grennan opens his UK tour at Glasgow’s 02 Academy. Tickets will be available for pre-sale from March 3, with first access to tickets to all fans who pre-order new album Evering Road from…

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Midge Ure to revisit Ultravox classics on visit to Edinburgh

Midge Ure to revisit Ultravox classics on visit to Edinburgh

Midge Ure is heading for Edinburgh next year on a UK tour celebrating 40 years since 80s synth-pop legends Ultravox released two of their biggest albums. The iconic Scottish singer will visit The Usher Hall on March 3, 2022, with Band Electronica, to mark the milestone anniversary for both Rage In Eden and Quartet. Speaking ahead of the tour, Midge said: “I can’t begin to tell you how great it feels to be back out…

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Fontaines D.C. announce interactive livestream show ahead of Edinburgh gig

Fontaines D.C. announce interactive livestream show ahead of Edinburgh gig

Dublin post-punks Fontaines D.C. will give fans a glimpse of what they can expect from the band’s May 2021 visit to Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange during an interactive live-streamed event next week. Returning to the scene of their biggest sold-out London headline show to date, the virtual gig will take place on November 23 at 8.30pm from the O2 Academy Brixton. Fans around the globe will be able to experience the performance from the iconic London…

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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark to visit Edinburgh on massive UK tour

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark to visit Edinburgh on massive UK tour

British synth-pop legends OMD (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark) have announced a 15-date UK arena tour scheduled throughout November next year – and it includes a visit to Edinburgh’s Usher Hall. The tour – which will see the band perform songs from their iconic album Architecture & Morality, plus many more hits from their legendary back catalogue – will also stop off at Glasgow’s 02 Academy. OMD’s Andy McCluskey said: “After purgatory without the oxygen…

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Listen: Glasgow duo hit new HYYTS on latest single

Listen: Glasgow duo hit new HYYTS on latest single

Glasgow pop duo HYYTS confront the stigma associated with mental health on powerful new single SOS – and you can listen to it here. Right from the get-go, SOS plunges into its vital message, leading to an expansive bridge and unfurling a nostalgia-inducing climatic chorus with sonic flourishes of 80s synth-pop entwined with modern buoyancy. Discussing the track, Sam says: “It was written about a period of time we’d both simultaneously spent in quite a…

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Olly Murs to play Edinburgh Castle gig next summer

Olly Murs to play Edinburgh Castle gig next summer

Olly Murs has announced a massive headline tour for 2021 – and it includes a visit to Edinburgh Castle on July 25. The former X Factor contestant will also play shows in London, Leeds and Belfast, among other cities. Olly kicks off his tour on June 5 in Swansea, and tickets for all shows go on sale from October 9 at www.ollymurs.com. Nick Finnigan, Executive Manager of Edinburgh Castle, said: “We are delighted to be…

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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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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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