Britpop legends Suede return to Scotland

Britpop legends Suede return to Scotland

Britpop legends Suede return to Scotland on February 8 for an exclusive performance at The Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow to coincide with their new album and feature film Night Thoughts, released on January 22. A unique experience where Suede will perform the Night Thoughts in full, using the film as a backdrop during the first half before moving on to a traditional set. Fronted by Brett Anderson, the band made a name for themselves in the early nineties…

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Film of the Week: Spectre review + official trailer

Film of the Week: Spectre review + official trailer

SPECTRE (12A, 148 mins) Action/Thriller/Romance. Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Andrew Scott, Naomie Harris, Dave Bautista, Jesper Christensen. Director: Sam Mendes. The last James Bond flick was the most successful in the franchise’s long history, becoming the seventh highest-grossing movie of all time on its way to joining the exclusive billion dollar box-office club. No pressure, then. Following his own Skyfall, director Sam Mendes is back at the helm, while Daniel Craig, in his fourth…

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Calvin Harris biography extract + exclusive foreword by author Douglas Wight

Calvin Harris biography extract + exclusive foreword by author Douglas Wight

Calvin Harris is a phenomenon, writes Douglas Wight, whose biography of the Scot has just been published (read an extract below). A Dumfries lad who wrote and produced his first album from his bedroom while stacking shelves in Marks and Spencer, he is now the most successful DJ in the world and the go-to producer for some of pop’s biggest names. He first came to my attention in 2007 when posters started spreading around London heralding…

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Irvine Welsh brings back Begbie in new novel

Irvine Welsh brings back Begbie in new novel

Edinburgh author Irvine Welsh is bringing savage Trainspotting psycho Begbie back next year with his very own novel, The Blade Artist. Welsh had previously revived the character in an exclusive story penned for The Big Issue in 2013 titled He Ain’t Lager – a tale of the violent and unpredictable Begbie’s rehabilitation through art and falling in love. In He Ain’t Lager, Begbie – played by actor Robert Carlyle in Danny Boyle’s 1996 screen adaption of the 1993 novel…

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See the video for the brand new Adele song

See the video for the brand new Adele song

It was the moment fans have waited years for – and it arrived on Nick Grimshaw’s BBC Radio 1 breakfast show this morning as Adele’s comeback single, Hello, was played in full for the first time anywhere in the world. The multi-million selling singer had already revealed her third album, 25, will be released on November 20 – and she admitted she was nervous ahead of the first airing of her new single. “I feel…

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Bay City Rollers film could be in the offing

Bay City Rollers film could be in the offing

With the recent announcement about the much-anticipated return of The Bay City Rollers – Rollermania is back in full swing. As reported, the Rollers will play the Capital’s Usher Hall on December 27 and 28, having already sold out four gigs at Glasgow’s Barrowland. And now, a Salford man has written a film script about the Edinburgh pop sensations, which he hopes will soon be turned into a hit movie. Former drummer and joiner Allan Birkin has penned a love…

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Win New Calvin Harris Biography

Win New Calvin Harris Biography

He’s worth $100 million, is the richest DJ in the world, and has worked with all of the top names in pop. But just who is Calvin Harris? Harris, it’s fair to say, has come a long way since the days when he was simply humble Adam Wiles, stacking shelves in a supermarket in his native Dumfries. Since bursting on to the music scene with Acceptable In The 80s in 2007, he has broken Michael…

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Here’s The New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

Here’s The New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer

It’s the most eagerly-awaited movie of the year – and now the official full length trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been unveiled. The trailer, which clocks in at two minutes and 23 seconds, can be seen below, and gives fans at sneak peak at what to expect from the film. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release in Edinburgh – and nationwide – cinemas on December 17, and in the US…

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Simply Red to play Edinburgh Castle

Simply Red to play Edinburgh Castle

They played a sold out concert at Edinburgh Castle’s famous Esplanade in 2010 – and soul-pop veterans Simply Red are set to return to the historic venue next summer. Mick Hucknall’s band are about to kick off a world tour to celebrate their 30th anniversary, and the flame-haired singer has promised fans a hit-packed set – including Holding Back The Years, Money’s Too Tight To Mention, Fairground and Stars – plus a selection of newer…

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Mercury Music Prize shortlist announced – Young Fathers denied

Mercury Music Prize shortlist announced – Young Fathers denied

Edinburgh’s Young Fathers have been denied a chance of making history after they failed to make the shortlist for this year’s Mercury Music Prize. Having scooped the prestigious award in 2014 with second album Dead, the Capital trio looked like they could become the first act to win the award in two consecutive years when latest offering White Men Are Black Men Too was included on a longlist of 290 eligible albums earlier this year….

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