West Lothian band The Snuts on longlist for Scottish Album of the Year Award

West Lothian band The Snuts on longlist for Scottish Album of the Year Award

After being forced to cancel their TRNSMT gig last weekend, The Snuts finally got some good news after their debut album was longlisted for the Scottish Album of the Year award. The West Lothian indie outfit, who cancelled their festival appearance after one band member and a crew member tested positive for Covid-19, will go up against the likes Biffy Clyro, Mogwai and Arab Strap for the prestigious prize. Twenty albums released during the pandemic…

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TRNSMT 2021: Festival-goers must take Covid test before attending event in Glasgow

TRNSMT 2021: Festival-goers  must take Covid test before attending event in Glasgow

Music fans will be forced to provide a negative Covid-19 lateral flow test before gaining entry to next month’s TRNSMT festival – with the same rules applying to the Biffy Clyro gig at the same venue. TRNSMT takes place from 10-12 September at Glasgow Green, following a massive outdoor show from Ayrshire trio Biffy the previous evening. Both are Scottish Government Gateway events. Following discussions with the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council, TRNSMT has…

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Biffy Clyro announce details of 2020 UK tour

Biffy Clyro announce details of 2020 UK tour

Scottish alt-rockers Biffy Clyro have revealed details of their first full-scale UK arena tour since 2016. The Ayrshire trio start the tour with two huge shows in Scotland, and the schedule also includes gargantuan 20,000 capacity venues in London and Manchester. The news follows the release of two very different songs from their eagerly anticipated new album, A Celebration of Endings. The apocalyptic synths and bombastic beats of lead track Instant History demonstrated the band’s…

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Biffy Clyro confirm release date for eighth studio album

Biffy Clyro confirm release date for eighth studio album

Scottish alt-rockers Biffy Clyro have confirmed that their eagerly-awaited eighth album will be released in the “first half” of 2020. The Ayrshire band revealed they were back in the studio last month, sharing a video of lead singer Simon Neil laying down vocals in Los Angeles. Speaking to music magazine NME, bassist James Johnston confirmed that Biffy fans won’t have long to wait long to hear the band’s new material. When pushed for a release…

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Paolo Nutini tops SAY Award most played list

Paolo Nutini tops SAY Award most played list

On today’s inaugural National Album Day, the Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA) has teamed up with music licensing company PPL to produce a Top 10 chart of the most-played artists who have been shortlisted for the prestigious Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award based on 21st century UK radio and television airplay. Celebrating, promoting and rewarding the most outstanding album releases each year, The SAY Award is Scotland’s national music prize which showcases the incredible strength and…

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Biffy Clyro to visit Edinburgh on ‘MTV Unplugged tour’

Biffy Clyro to visit Edinburgh on ‘MTV Unplugged tour’

Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro have announced details of their first acoustic album – plus a UK and Ireland tour that will see them visit Edinburgh in September. Although their live shows are best known for their electrifying and explosive energy, the Ayrshire tio have often demonstrated that their songs possess an added poignancy when stripped back to their essence. Now the band have announced details of their first acoustic album, MTV Unplugged: Live At Roundhouse…

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Interview: Stuart McHugh, Jockrock

Interview: Stuart McHugh, Jockrock

Scotland’s longest-running indie music website, Jockrock.org, celebrates two decades since it crept onto the web (and into print) with a show this Friday (October 20). And what a line-up they’ve planned. To mark the occasion, Ballboy, Mitchell Museum, Stoor and David MacGregor (of Kid Canaveral) will perform at Stereo in Glasgow. It’s an early gig – doors at 7pm – with the throng able to retire across the road for DJs including Jim Gellatly spinning the finest moments in Scottish indie…

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TRNSMT festival to become a permanent fixture

TRNSMT festival to become a permanent fixture

TRNSMT boss Geoff Ellis has said that Scotland’s newest festival, which kicks off tomorrow at Glasgow Green, will become a permanent fixture. Ellis, CEO of DF Concerts who run TRNSMT and T in the Park, said TRNSMT was ‘never a replacement’ for the long-running Scottish festival and both can ‘coexist’ if the Strathallan event returns. He said: “It absolutely definitely is coming back next year. That was always the intention of TRNSMT – to be…

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TRNSMT: Belle and Sebastian can’t wait to open for “amazing” Radiohead

TRNSMT: Belle and Sebastian can’t wait to open for “amazing” Radiohead

Scottish indie darlings Belle and Sebastian will warm up the crowd Radiohead at TRNSMT tomorrow (July 7) – 20 years after they bottled out of supporting the mighty Oxford outfit. The Bellshill band were first invited to support Thom Yorke and co in 1997, but didn’t feel ready to go out on such a big arena tour. Tomorrow, the Belles will finally support their heroes when Scotland’s newest festival kicks off at Glasgow Green –…

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Listen to new Biffy Clyro song Animal Style

Listen to new Biffy Clyro song Animal Style

Alt-rockers Biffy Clyro have dropped a brand new track from their forthcoming album called Animal Style. The Scottish trio previously aired the song live during a Maida Vale session for BBC Radio 1, and you can hear a preview of the studio version below. “I think we’re saying something new with our seventh album,” Biffy frontman Simon Neil said recently on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show. “For the first time, we wanted to use the studio as…

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