Music – The Shires will showcase new album Brave in Edinburgh

With their hearts in the Home Counties and their heads in Nashville, USA, The Shires combine the best of both musical worlds on their eagerly anticipated debut album ‘Brave’ which will be released tomorrow.  Combining the classic pop-rock drive of Fleetwood Mac with the uplifting singalong anthems of The Lumineers, British duo Crissie Rhodes and More...

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By John Hislop On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
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East Coast FM brings 60’s music legends to Haddington

Community radio station East Coast FM has teamed up with 60’s legends The Animals and The Troggs as part of fund raising efforts to support the local broadcasting service. The bands will appear live at the More...

By Kieran Scott On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
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The Edinburgh Reporter in conversation with Ghostpoet

Three albums into his already promising music career, Ghostpoet (aka Obaro Ejimiwe) has already won a Mercury Prize nomination, only losing out to PJ Harvey’s Let England Shake. Ghostpoet’s new record, Shedding More...

By Kieran Scott On Monday, February 23rd, 2015
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Young Kato to release debut album

Six-piece Young Kato are to release their debut album Don’t Wait ’til Tomorrow on 3 May through the Republic of Music label. The first single from their new album will be entitled ‘Children More...

By Kieran Scott On Thursday, February 19th, 2015
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T in the Park announces 2015 line-up

Kasabian and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds will join The Libertines as the headliners of this year’s T in the Park. The festival is due to move its festivities to Strathallan Castle from Balado More...

By Kieran Scott On Thursday, February 19th, 2015
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Ghostpoet announces new album and UK tour dates

British musician Ghostpoet has published details of his upcoming album release, Shedding Skin, which is to be released on 2 March 2015 through the label Play It Again Sam. Ghostpoet, born Obaro Ejimiwe, released More...

By Kieran Scott On Wednesday, February 18th, 2015
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Django Django announce new album and tour dates

Edinburgh-formed, London-based band Django Django have announced details of their new album, Born Under Saturn, that will be released on 4th May. The band will also head out on an 11-date UK tour to support the More...

By Kieran Scott On Monday, February 16th, 2015
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REVIEW: Django Django at Liquid Room

The buzz around some bands these days has become a case of ‘been there, done that’. But when you take five sounds and mash them up together to the point where you have a resounding mix of surf, psych, More...

By Kieran Scott On Saturday, February 14th, 2015
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REVIEW – Prides at Liquid Room

2014 was the year of Chvrches, 2015 is the year of Prides. Chvrches rose from supporting the likes of Two Door Cinema Club and Depeche Mode, while making a deep impression on the American music scene whom have More...

By Kieran Scott On Friday, February 13th, 2015
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Music – Interview with Prides

Out of the blue, Prides were asked to play during the Commonwealth Games when their song ‘Messiah’ was acclaimed as representing the sporting event most appropriately. The band had been writing and More...