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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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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