The University of Edinburgh celebrated Saint Andrew’s day by holding their annual traditional music concert at St Cecilia’s […]
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In an interview with Canadian current affairs publication, Maclean’s Magazine, the iconic British singer-songwriter, Kate Bush, expressed her admiration for the UK Prime Minister. In the process, Bush has angered much of her fan-base.
When asked in the interview whether “the fear [of women in power] is stronger than ever” in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s defeat in the US Presidential election, Bush spoke approvingly of UK leader Theresa May.
“We have a female prime minister here in the UK. I actually really like her and think she’s wonderful. I think it’s the best thing that’s happened to us in a long time. She’s a very intelligent woman but I don’t see much to fear. I will say it is great to have a woman in charge of the country. She’s very sensible and I think that’s a good thing at this point in time.”
With its immediate chart success, use of artistic music videos, and a recent single cover already making BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, The Weeknd’s latest album Starboy seems to have made a huge impression on the music industry.
Released on Friday, the R&B singer’s third studio album, immediately catapulted to the number one spot in charts spanning 80 countries.
John Legend- ‘I Know Better’
The singer-songwriter and pianist has ten years of powerful melodies under his belt. And 2014’s smash-hit ‘All of Me’ proved that he’s far from losing his motive and talent.
Photograph taken by Bruce (Flickr) By Nadine Schwizer Father John Misty released a new song this morning via […]
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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.
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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 Stuart Iversen The Mercury Awards have come under fire this year for an “unadventurous” shortlist and a […]
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 […]
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The UK’s entry into the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 has been unveiled today on the official Eurovision website. […]
Monty Python’s Spamalot, a hit Broadway musical is opening at the Edinburgh Playhouse tonight. Written by Eric Idel […]
Bob Dylan has started recording his new studio album. This will be his 35th full-length effort and it […]
Sony music confirmed today that a number of Michael Jackson tracks were stolen when their website was hacked. […]
“Goodbye everybody – I’ve got to go, gotta leave you all behind and face the truth.” These are […]
This weekend sees the launch of ‘Fiddle 2011’ in Edinburgh city centre. Boasting traditional music, lively ceilidhs and […]
By Tony Garner If someone stopped you in the street and asked you to hum a piece of […]
by Sam Eastop The Bang are a Scottish band that are certainly making quite a name for themselves. […]
By Lisa Toner Edinburgh guitarist Rory Fitzsimmons has set up a live music event in the city to raise money […]
By Georgi Lindsey The pop sensation, Lady Gaga has just bought herself Scotland’s most expensive stately home in […]
By Conor Quinn The Hunstman in Mayfield closed its doors after a recent revival from its last closure […]