M. Ward to kick off 2020 UK tour in Edinburgh

M. Ward to kick off 2020 UK tour in Edinburgh

Southern California-based singer-songwriter M. Ward has announced a string of UK shows for 2020 – and he’ll be kicking off the mini tour at The Caves in Edinburgh on 27 October. The prolific writer, producer and performer’s new album, Migration Stories, will be released on 3 April. In just the last decade alone, Ward has teamed up with Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis, and Jim James to form the beloved supergroup Monsters of Folk, paired with…

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Listen: The Sherlocks share new single, One Day

Listen: The Sherlocks share new single, One Day

Ahead of their visit to Scotland later this month, Sheffield four-piece The Sherlocks have unveiled new single One Day – and you can listen to it here. Taken from second album Under Your Sky, One Day is a modern love song. It opens up with a mass of immediately energetic guitars and frontman Kiaran Crook’s effortless vocals leading the listener to an infectious stadium sized chorus – backed by subtle but effective vocal harmonies. As…

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Sparks announce brand new album and 2020 UK tour

Sparks announce brand new album and 2020 UK tour

Los Angeles art-rock duo Sparks have announced a string of UK dates to promote their forthcoming new album – including a return visit to Scotland. The band’s new album, A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip, will be released on May 15 via BMG. The announcement was made in typical Sparks style, via a surreal video featuring “A Sparks spokesperson”. “The boys have really taken it up a notch on these 14 tracks, some sounding even Grammy…

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Yungblud adds two more Scottish dates to UK tour

Yungblud adds two more Scottish dates to UK tour

Yungblud has announced four new UK tour dates to precede his run of sold-out London shows later this year – including two nights at Barrowlands in Glasgow. The Doncaster musician, real name Dominic Harrison, will play five shows in London at the O2 Forum Kentish Town on May 26-28 and June 3-4, with four of the five gigs already sold out. The Original Me hitmaker has now announced four more UK gigs. He’ll play two…

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AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Bombay Bicycle Club, Is It Real

AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week: Bombay Bicycle Club, Is It Real

British indie rock favourites Bombay Bicycle Club have released the final teaser track from their soon-to-be-released new album Everything Else Has Gone Wrong – and it’s AAA’s Hottest Record of the Week. You can listen to the band’s newbie, Is It Real, below. Bombay Bicycle Club’s fifth studio album is due to be released this Friday (January 17) and has been proceeded with the singles I Can Hardly Speak, Racing Stripes, and Eat, Sleep, Wake…

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Kettle of Kites to visit Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s during Independent Venue Week

Kettle of Kites to visit Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s during Independent Venue Week

Making a rare live appearance in support of Independent Venue Week, Kettle of Kites will be bringing the sci-fi inspired, cinematic alt-rock of their recent album Arrows to Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh next week. The band fronted by ex-Admiral Fallow man Tom Stearn have unveiled a new re-work of Supernova, courtesy of London based producer Pour Atom Oil. Following a meeting of minds at a recent London show together, the two artists have collaborated on…

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Billie Eilish records the new James Bond theme

Billie Eilish records the new James Bond theme

Indie-pop sensation Billie Eilish has recorded the title track for the latest James Bond film, No Time To Die. The 18-year-old US singer becomes the youngest artist in history to write and record a theme for the franchise. “It feels crazy to be a part of this in every way,” said the singer, who described the assignment as “a huge honour”. “James Bond is the coolest film franchise ever to exist. I’m still in shock.”…

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Twin Atlantic to launch new album with intimate Edinburgh gig

Twin Atlantic to launch new album with intimate Edinburgh gig

Hot on the heels of their new single Barcelona, Twin Atlantic have announced they will play a string of special UK album launch shows in January in the lead up to the release of fourth album Power – including a visit to The Caves in Edinburgh. A swelling mixture of emotion and colour, Barcelona is as pulsating as it is anthemic. Speaking on the themes of the track, frontman Sam McTrusty comments; “This is a…

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Listen: MGMT return with trippy new single

Listen: MGMT return with trippy new single

Brooklyn psychedelic rock band MGMT have returned with trippy new track In The Afternoon – and you can listen to it here. The latest release from the duo of Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser is accompanied by a video and also features on a new limited edition 12″ vinyl, alongside another new track titled As You Move Through The World. It’s set for release in March 2020. While their last album – 2018’s Little Dark…

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Celeste announced as winner of BRITs Rising Star Award

Celeste announced as winner of BRITs Rising Star Award

Soul singer Celeste has won the Brits’ Rising Star award, beating off competition from Beabadoobee and Joy Crookes to be presented with the prestigious industry award – previously known as the BRITs Critics’ Choice She said: “It’s a huge honour to be the recipient of the BRITs Rising Star Award 2020. Like many others, I grew up watching the BRITs and have been continually inspired by its nominees, winners and the performances. I hope to…

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