Review: Circa: Beyond, The Spiegeltent

Review: Circa: Beyond, The Spiegeltent

There are few shows that will have you teetering on the edge of your seat, watching with as much fear as adoration in your eyes, more than Circa: Beyond, the centrepiece of Edinburgh’s 2015 Christmas festivities. Performed by a talented acrobatic troupe from Australia, the hallucinogenic show is set in a dream-like world where the lines between animals and people, fantasy and reality, madness and sanity have become blurred. The show lacks a cohesive narrative,…

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Gig preview: Scouting for Girls, Edinburgh

Gig preview: Scouting for Girls, Edinburgh

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly ten years since Scouting for Girls burst onto the music scene with She’s So Lovely, the infectiously catchy pop tune that went on to dominate mainstream radio stations for months on end. The indie-pop trio, made up of frontman Roy Stride, bassist Greg Churchouse and drummer Pete Ellard, enjoyed a stratospheric rise to the top which included selling over two million albums, being nominated for four Brit Awards…

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Gig review: Stereophonics, Usher Hall

Gig review: Stereophonics, Usher Hall

They’ve been around for nearly two decades but Stereophonics are living proof that, when it comes to performing live, polished experience can sometimes trump a willingness to experiment. Tickets to their gig at Edinburgh’s majestic Usher Hall sold out in a matter of minutes, with fans eager to watch the band play a gig in the relatively small venue as a warm-up for their upcoming arena tour dates. Opening their set with I Wanna Get Lost With…

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