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REVIEW – The Charlatans at The Usher Hall

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The Charlatans, like Ocean Colour Scene and several other British bands who appear to be everlasting, have been fortunate to enjoy their illustrious 26-year career playing to consistently healthy crowds – and the fans from...

REVIEW – Lissie at Liquid Rooms

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This tour shows folk rock star Lissie, formally known as Elizabeth Maurus, in a slightly different mood. She grew tired of touring with a band and is now going it alone, with an acoustic...

REVIEW – Bring Me The Horizon at Corn Exchange

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Bring Me The Horizon have managed to shape their sound into what an arena band should sound like: huge choruses and energy at the click of a finger. They have come a long way since...

REVIEW – Stiff Little Fingers at Liquid Rooms

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Photo by Ian Rook Stiff Little Fingers have toured widely, playing to many punk-adoring crowds for years. They play the Glasgow Barrowlands on St. Patrick's Day every year and manage to sell it out, and they...

REVIEW – James Morrison at The Queen’s Hall

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James Morrison was until recently a forgotten pop star who had three platinum albums nearly four years ago.The singer-songwriter has just returned with a new album, Higher Than Here, and times have changed.He's a father who says...

REVIEW – Beans on Toast at Voodoo Rooms

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Photo by Storm Boyd The Essex singer-songwriter Jay McAllister, who uses the moniker Beans on Toast as his stage name, barrelled through varying protest songs in his typical folk punk style that seemed to me to  become...

REVIEW – Garbage at The Usher Hall

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Garbage have spent the last few months setting aside the recording of their upcoming album to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their eponymous debut album, Garbage. The tour to commemorate the album, called '20...

REVIEW – The Shires at Liquid Rooms

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Liquid Rooms doesn't usually host concerts that involve country music. But tonight the venue witnesses an act that has made a significant impression in the UK with a top 10 debut album, and they've...

REVIEW – The Bohicas at Electric Circus

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It's encouraging to see a band play from the heart, more precisely an indie rock band that doesn't want to be analysed and branded as an obscure indie rock genre. Frontman Dominic McGuinness does, however,...

REVIEW – Rae Morris at Liquid Rooms

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Photo by Storm BoydRae Morris injected a vast amount of energy in her hour-long set and was greeted with a monumental applause after each song. She blushed at the Edinburgh crowd who she claimed was...

REVIEW – Nick Cave at the Playhouse

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The intimate setting and tranquillity of The Playhouse before Nick Cave's arrival didn't exactly feel like 3,000 people are at a concert. Within the confines of theatre it has the ambience of a Phantom of the...

REVIEW – Simple Minds at the Usher Hall

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Simple Minds were the archetypal 80's band: their emphatic, stadium-sized, harmonic and synth-filled hits meant that their studio energy transcended and inflated into a live phenomenon. Their friendly rivals, U2, pipped them to the...

REVIEW – Axis Of at Sneaky Pete’s

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For their 'Edinburgh album launch', the poky Sneaky Pete's wasn't so poky for Axis Of's first Sneaky Pete's gig, however they played it like it was rammed, sold-out and more spacious. The Northern Irish...

REVIEW – Prides at Liquid Room

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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...

REVIEW – Temples at Liquid Room

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Their debut album, Sun Structures, has been out for 10 months, yet Temples' take on music that originated in the 1960's doesn't sound dated at all. The psychedelic outfit, who on the night are accompanied by...

REVIEW – Passenger at Usher Hall

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Photo by Valentina PeruzzoWhat is a folk gig? Not a Passenger gig. He can boast all he wants, but in the end it is a pop gig with all the musical clichés in the...

REVIEW – Catfish and the Bottlemen

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This group have been on an impressive trajectory since the beginning of 2014. They were supporting Little Comets at the cramped Cabaret Voltaire only in February, then they headlined an even more confined Sneaky...

REVIEW – The Subways at Electric Circus

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 You wouldn't believe that Young for Eternity has been released for nearly ten years. The Subways reached considerable heights with that album – supporting AC/DC on their previous stadium tour and hitting up main stage at...

REVIEW – Eliza and the Bear at Electric Circus

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'I got friends, I got family here' rings out the first lines of Eliza and the Bear's vigorous set at Electric Circus. Beginning with arguably their best known song – solely because it has...

REVIEW – Twin Atlantic at Liquid Room

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Photo by Craig MitchellEver since 2008, the Glaswegian outfit have been on an impressive trajectory supporting the likes of Blink-182 and My Chemical Romance; while even being personally sought out and invited by Smashing...

REVIEW – Miles Kane at the Liquid Room

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Photo by Lindsay Forsyth There is no better way to spend your Friday night being entertained by the enthralling and enterprising music of Miles Kane.A Liam Gallagher, Fred Perry-ridden crowd go nuts for these sort...

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