Lewis Capaldi to headline Edinburgh Summer Sessions

Lewis Capaldi to headline Edinburgh Summer Sessions

Chart-topping Scottish singer Lewis Capaldi will headline Edinburgh Summer Sessions on 14 August. We Were Promised Jetpacks and The Lightning Seeds also join the star-studded line-up of Florence + the Machine, CHVRCHES, James, Courteeners, Madness, Primal Scream, Johnny Marr and more. Edinburgh Summer Sessions will see eight dates of incredible music brought to the Capital, against the one of a kind backdrop of Edinburgh Castle in the Ross Bandstand, during Edinburgh International Festival. Bathgate boy…

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Primal Scream to kick off UK tour at Usher Hall

Primal Scream to kick off UK tour at Usher Hall

Primal Scream have announced a UK winter tour that will kick off at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall in November. The legendary Scottish rockers were forced to cancel a string of concerts this summer after frontman Bobby Gillespie took a fall while performing at a music festival in Switzerland in June. The band will now recommence their tour on November 21 at the Usher Hall, before playing gigs in Liverpool, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Oxford and Brighton. Further Scottish dates will see Primal…

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Honeyblood join Electric Fields festival line-up

Honeyblood join Electric Fields festival line-up

Edinburgh’s Honeyblood are the latest stellar act to sign up for this summer’s Electric Fields festival. The dynamic duo will join Primal Scream and The Charlatans at the star-studded event, located in the grounds of Drumlanrig Castle, just outside Thornhill in August. Also added to the line-up for this year’s Electric Fields festival are Fat White Family, Field Music and Eliza & the Bear. Previously announced acts include genre-defying indie outfit Everything Everything, corduroy-clad electro-archivists Public Service Broadcasting…

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Django Django and Young Fathers vie for SAY Award

Django Django and Young Fathers vie for SAY Award

Edinburgh bands Django Django and Young Fathers are both in the running for the coveted Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award 2016, after being named among the acts vying for the Scottish music industry’s most prestigious prize. Also on the longlist are former Beta Band frontman Steve Mason, electro pop trio Chvrches, indie legends Primal Scream, and the Franz Ferdinand and Sparks supergroup FFS. They are joined by Admiral Fallow, Anna Meredith, C Duncan, Lau, the Dunedin Consort, Iain Morrison, Emma Pollock and…

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Irvine Welsh writing script for Alan McGee biopic

Irvine Welsh writing script for Alan McGee biopic

Edinburgh author Irvine Welsh is to turn former Oasis manager Alan McGee’s memoirs on his time running Creation Records into a film, it has been announced. McGee’s iconic record label, which he ran from 1983 to 1999, was home to legendary bands including Primal Scream, Teenage Fanclub, The Pastels and The Jesus & The Mary Chain. The East Kilbride-born music mogul, pictured right, documented the early days of the label in the 2013 book The Creation Records…

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Breaking News: The Charlatans to co-headline Electric Fields

Breaking News: The Charlatans to co-headline Electric Fields

Scotland’s most exciting new music festival just got even better with the news that The Charlatans will join the Primal Scream as headliners for the third instalment of Electric Fields, with over 40 more artists added to the line-up. Those much-loved survivors of the Madchester era will be able to draw on an amazing back catalogue of hits – including Weirdo, Can’t Get Out Of Bed, The Only One I Know, North Country Boy and One To Another…

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Primal Scream to headline Electric Fields

Primal Scream to headline Electric Fields

Music lovers are in for a treat as Electric Fields returns for a third year with a stellar line-up featuring legendary Scottish rockers Primal Scream, genre-defying indie outfit Everything Everything, and corduroy-clad electro-archivists Public Service Broadcasting, among many others. Scotland’s most exciting new music festival returns to the picturesque 17th Century Drumlanrig Castle in Dumfries & Galloway on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 August, having this year expanded to two days for the first time, offering festival-goers even more…

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