Kiwi pop sensation Lorde to visit Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on Solar Power world tour

Kiwi pop sensation Lorde to visit Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on Solar Power world tour

Lorde has just announced a massive world tour – and it includes a visit to Edinburgh. The Kiwi singer-songwriter’s Solar Power tour, in support of her upcoming new album of the same name, will include a visit to the Usher Hall on May 26, 2022. The UK leg of the tour also includes dates in Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham, and concludes with two shows in London at Camden’s Roundhouse. Tickets for all UK gigs go…

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AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Billie Eilish, You Should See Me In A Crown

AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Billie Eilish, You Should See Me In A Crown

The precociously talented Billie Eilish is still putting the finishing touches on her debut album, but if latest single You Should See Me In A Crown is any indication of what’s to come, her career is going to go stratospheric. Still only 16, but with songwriting abilities which belie her age, this silver-haired pop sensation is starting to look like the second coming of Lorde. Eilish made a name for herself with her Don’t Smile…

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Shirley Manson insists ‘men need to start policing their own’

Shirley Manson insists ‘men need to start policing their own’

Edinburgh rock star Shirley Manson has spoken out against the Grammy chief’s comments about women needing to “step up”. In response to the controversial comments from Neil Portnow, the Garbage singer said that “men need to start policing their own” when it comes to representing their gender. In an interview with The Independent, Stockbridge-raised Manson said: “If I were a dude, I would be so embarrassed to have my sex represented in this way. “It…

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AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week: Sigrid, Strangers

AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week: Sigrid, Strangers

Norwegian pop star Sigrid had one of the best songs of the year so far with Don’t Kill My Vibe – and the 21-year-old has only gone and repeated the trick with new single Strangers. It’s AAA’s Hottest Record Of The Week – and you can listen to it below. “It’s about wanting something to be something that it’s not,” Sigrid told NME. “A lot of people – especially people my age – want things…

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Django Django, Lorde and The xx feature on FIFA 18 soundtrack

Django Django, Lorde and The xx feature on FIFA 18 soundtrack

Edinburgh-formed indie band Django Django have contributed two new tracks to the soundtrack for FIFA 18. The eagerly-awaited new release from EA Sports will also feature a brand new Run The Jewels song, and tracks from The National, Lorde, The War On Drugs and many more. FIFA 18 is released worldwide on September 29. Meanwhile, EA Sports have announced that fans who preorder FIFA 18 will receive access to all-new, special edition team kits, designed…

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AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Lorde, Green Light

AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Lorde, Green Light

Hottest Record of the Week? This one’s so hot, you better watch your eyes don’t burn as you read this. Yes, Kiwi sensation Lorde returned today with her long-awaited comeback single, Green Light – and it’s an absolute belter. The 20-year-old New Zealander’s newbie was premiered tonight. Speaking to Zane Lowe on Beats 1, the singer said the track “had to be really special” and that it couldn’t “sound the same as the old stuff”. She…

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Lorde’s return given Green Light

Lorde’s return given Green Light

Kiwi wunderkind Lorde has confirmed Green Light as the title of her upcoming new single The New Zealand singer-songwriter had been teasing the track for the past few days and has now also confirmed that it will be released tomorrow (March 2). In a tweet, Lorde wrote: “I am so overjoyed to finally announce that my first single, GREEN LIGHT, is coming out tomorrow at 8am nz / 2pm nyc”. She added: “I am so proud of this…

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Brit Award winners enjoy sales surge

Brit Award winners enjoy sales surge

Adele’s success at the 2016 Brit Awards has seen the singer enjoy a substantial spike in sales of her comeback album, 25, which remains at the top of the Official Albums Chart. The Hello hitmaker, who will play two nights at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro Arena on March 25 and 26, scooped four awards at the ceremony on Wednesday night – including British album of the year for 25. The album has now spent nine non-consecutive weeks at No.1. Adele’s…

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