AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week – On Hold, by The xx

AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week – On Hold, by The xx

Rumours have been swirling around all week that The xx were about to drop their eagerly-awaited third album – but their forthcoming newbie, titled I See You, won’t be released until January 13. The album has been preceded by a single, On Hold, which marks a slight change of sound for the Mercury Prize-winners. Like almost everything the three-piece of Romy Madley-Croft, Oliver Sims and Jamie Smith have released together, it’s bloody brilliant. As such,…

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AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week – Tachycardia by Conor Oberst

AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week – Tachycardia by Conor Oberst

Truth told, we could have picked any one of the ten songs on Conor Oberst’s just-dropped new solo album, Ruminations, and made it our hottest record of the week. It was a tough call, but we’ve gone for the album’s opening track, Tachycardia. You can listen to it below. Tachycardia, of course, refers to an abnormally fast heart rate, and Oberst was hospitalised with precisely that last year. A CT scan was followed by a MRI, which led to…

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AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week

AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week

Lana Del Rey has had an iffy relationship with live performance in the past – but her signature dark, cinematic pop noir never fails to hit the spot on record. In many ways, Del Rey is the perfect pop package. With her long lashes, big bouffant hairdo and bee-stung lips, she oozes old Hollywood glamour which, combined with the quality of her haunting retro-pop songs and hummingbird-like vocals, is a winning concoction. Earlier this week,…

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AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week

AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week

Edinburgh’s Honeyblood are releasing their sophomore album later this year – and the dynamic duo’s just-released comeback track, Ready For The Magic, is our Hottest Record of the Week. The twosome – guitarist/vocalist Stina Tweedale and drummer Cat Myers – are keeping details of the new album under wraps, but a series of Instagram posts over the last few days suggest their newbie will be titled Babes Never Die. Honeyblood are set to join Primal Scream and The Charlatans at…

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AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week

AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week

As anyone who witnessed her spectacular set on Glastonbury’s Other Stage at the weekend will tell you, Héloïse Letissier, aka Christine & The Queens, is going to be a huge star before the year is out. CATQ’S make what Letissier describes as “freakpop”, and frankly, we can’t get enough of it here at AAA Towers. Nantes-born Letissier is already a big star in her home country, and she’s set to repeat the trick in the UK and the US. The…

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AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week

AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week

Scottish electro-pop trio Chvrches have joined forces with Paramore’s Hayley Williams for a brand new version of Every Open Eye track Bury It – and it’s our hottest record of the week. Listen to it below. “We are all big fans of Paramore – musically, and in terms of the ethos of the band and the way they connect with their fanbase – but I also hugely admire Hayley as a vocalist and lyricist,” says…

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AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week

AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week

Here at AAA Towers, we’ve always been partial to a bit Natasha Khan, aka Bat For Lashes. Even if she does no longer dress like an extra from Labyrinth. We were right down the front when the Brighton belle played at the HMV Picture House in 2009, and we were in attendance at the same venue three years later when she ditched the trademark shimmery face paints, gold headdresses and hippy accessories to promote The Haunted Man, the third…

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AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week

AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week

Pete Doherty is in a good place right now – and long may he continue to be. Over the years, the most notorious rock star of his generation has made some memorable headlines – who can forget the time he made the front page of the Edinburgh Evening News after trying to score drugs from a stunned Edinburgh newsagent the morning after his city gig in 2006? – and he does still get the occasional…

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AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week

AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week

In our review of their sell-out gig at Liquid Room back in February, AAA Edinburgh’s Gary Flockhart wrote, “judging by the fantastically anthemic quality of the new songs aired, Fatherson’s eagerly-awaited sophomore effort will send them stratospheric when it drops this summer”. Leading up to the June release of Open Book, the Kilmarnock band have released new single Just Past The Point Of Breaking, the follow up to Always and Lost Little Boys – both of…

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AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week

AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week

Okay, break-time everyone. Stop that work, work, work, work, work, work for minute… the video for the brand new Rihanna track has just dropped – and it’s our Hottest Record Of The Week. The second single cut from new album ANTI, Kiss It Better is Prince-like in its balladry, and the video, shot entirely in black and white, focusses only on Rihanna (no bad thing, that). Admittedly, it’s a tad explicit (hey, it’s Rihanna!), so you…

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