By Pau Llosa and Nadine Schwizer The Beach Boys have been announced as the closing act […]
by Stuart Mackenzie The Australian music sensation is back, and just in time to spread more holiday cheer. […]
by Eoghan Scott
In a month that has brought about the election of Apprentice-star Donald J. Trump as President of the United States, and a year that has seen the UK vote to leave the EU, sometimes you just need the comfort of knowing that some things never change.
That’s not to say Bobby Gillespie and Co. have ever been content just to keep things the way they are. Over the course of 11 albums and almost three decades, the Glaswegian band has been defined by a willingness to reach out and experiment with new and exciting sounds. Even so, it’s just nice to think that Primal Scream will always be Primal Scream, regardless of what new or exciting sounds they choose to explore.
Monday night in Usher Hall saw the legendary Scottish band amongst a home crowd, so anticipation was high.
Stuck in the capital this week with nothing to do? Follow our guide to find the best events […]
Kanye West has been admitted to hospital in Los […]
by Noemi Distefano Edinburgh’s Christmas Market has opened to the public this weekend. The market, one of the […]
The Grand Tour opens with a woeful scene as Jeremy Clarkson makes his way to a London Airport. News reports are conveniently edited together with the grey British weather in an attempt to create a sense of misery regarding the BBC’s decision to drop Clarkson and his band of merry men.
As Clarkson finds himself in LA, he switches from the modest black cab to an extravagant Mustang. Much of the episode is spent giving the middle finger to his former employer and this switch from gloom to sunshine, whilst being serenaded by the dulcet tones of Hothouse Flowers, serves as overkill.
This opening sequence alone is said to have cost over three million pounds to produce and while overly lavish, does set a tone for the new series.
A story of three middle class, white, British men freed from the shackles of the BBC and free to be as racist, sexist and politically incoherent as they like. The three men drive off into the sunset and are joined by armies of fans on a variety of vehicles in the open desert.
by Nadine Schwizer ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’ premiered worldwide last weekend to the delight of […]
Music buff Stuart Mackenzie shares his top musical picks with edinburghnapiernews.com
- Bruno Mars- Chunky
With the new album’s release on Friday, the Hawaiian harmoniser is out with yet another funky single that is sure to get you grooving. Following suit from the previous jams such as, ‘24K Magic’ and ‘Versace on the Floor’, the new song indulges us into a romanticised old-skool aura with classic R&B sounds. The only thing that mattered back then was the size of your girls’ backside. Opening with a short synth-solo, we are instantly greeted by the classic Mars voice and a nostalgic, Rapper’s Delight-esque bassline. As the tune increases in party-rhythm, we are led into a chorus melody not dissimilar from past-hit ‘Treasure’. The song may not make it to party-anthem territory, but it is definitely one to tap your toes and cruise with your crew to.
- John Mayer- Love on the Weekend
Mayer the Player has been toying with his social media followers all week with the repeated announcement of this song dropping. This single is the first we’ve heard of the mega-guitarist since his acclaimed stab at Country in 2013 (not counting his cover of Beyonce’s ‘XO’). The ‘Your Body is a Wonderland’ singer is back to his usual ways with his new single, well almost. The drum-tempo and guitar-strumming sounds like classic Mayer, however his vocal melody and production have remnants of his Country-exploration. Mixing the two genres is far from a bad thing as the romance song is a tranquil piece that reminds you that after 15 years of making music, Mayer has still got it. His seventh album is definitely one to look out for.
by Giulia Maccagli and Koldo Sandoval The 23rd edition of the Italian Film Festival comes at the Filmhouse […]
Scotland has seen a 5.5% increase in visitor numbers in 2015, with Edinburgh Castle leading the surge of […]
By Anthie Parisi & Giulia Maccagli Edinburgh has been voted the fourth most beautiful city in the […]
By Ari Brynjolfsson. Three ‘quirky’ Christmas markets will open this Sunday (13th December) in Edinburgh, according to events […]
West Lothian Council are encouraging residents to spend their money locally tomorrow as part of a campaign to […]
Paloma Ferreira The Edinburgh Botanic Lights Show was cancelled this week for safety reasons, due to the forecast wind […]
A Spanish restaurant has been named the best in the world in an online poll. TripAdvisor users named […]
By Philip Askew Creative Scotland, the public body that subsides arts across the country, has defended the use […]
Edinburgh has been ranked as the UK’s second-best student city this year despite the rising demand for cheaper […]
By Adam Wilson Police are continuing to hunt for an attacker who sexually assaulted a young woman on […]
By Carolina Morais Scottish organisations funded by the National Lottery Council have applauded its “vital” and “valuable” work, as it celebrates […]
by Nicola Brown and Alex Watson In March 2013 BrewDog beer took to Twitter, inviting followers to create […]
View of Tron Kirk from the Royal Mile Photo: Kim Traynor
By Jordan Hooks
Tron Kirk, a historic church located on the Royal Mile, has become the new location for a Victorian-style market.
Proposals to convert the A-listed church into a market say the church would become the new home to a dozen stalls selling pottery, jewelry, tweed and whisky. It will also include tourist information points.
by Rachael Bell Book Week Scotland kicked off on Monday with over 100 events taking place in Edinburgh. […]
By Alasdair Crews The successful launch of the new Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles has been overshadowed […]
By Hamza Jabir Dundee has lost its bid to be crowned UK Capital of Culture for 2017, losing […]
By Melissa Steel The King’s Theatre pantomime will have more bite to it this year thanks to a […]
By Melissa Fernie Four law students are at the centre of a race row after painting their faces […]
What’s happening in Edinburgh on the week of the 22nd April 2013. Includes Tradfest, 30 Days of IPA, […]
Record Store Day took place this weekend, and saw musicians, artists and the record-buying public come together to […]
The Edinburgh International Festival has today announced it has appointed a new artistic director. Fergus Linehan, the former […]