Local bands

EVENT – The Wee Dub Festival, 7 – 9 March 2014, Edinburgh

The Wee Dub Festival returns for 2014 This year sees the fourth edition of the pioneering dub and reggae weekender, taking place at venue throughout Edinburgh’s Old Town from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th March. Last year saw the festival almost sell-out, with over 2000 ticket buyers across all events, coming from across the UK and Europe. The […]

REVIEW – In The Dark EP by Holly Drummond

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In The Dark is the second EP release from talented young Edinburgh-born singer songwriter Holly Drummond. The five new songs (plus one remix) on offer here demonstrate an artist who is not only growing in terms of musical ability, but also in maturity. The lead track These Four Walls is a shimmering and accomplished opener, […]

REVIEW – Living The Dream, The Rah’s

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A young and talented four-piece from Prestonpans, The Rah’s have created quite a buzz in their short existence to date. Taking cues from contemporary and classic guitar-based bands, they have nevertheless created their own anthemic indie sound, which has won them many fans. Living The Dream is the lead track from their second EP and […]

REVIEW – Throes by The 10:04s

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Although past releases have proven them capable of ramming the foot down on the pop-punk floor and speeding off into the sunset, Edinburgh band The 10:04s take a different direction entirely with new single Throes. Understated and delicate — even romantic — the track fuses shimmering pulses of guitar and skipping rhythmical heartbeats into a […]

EVENT – Edinburgh’s Grand Hogmanay Ball, 31st December 2012, Assembly Rooms

Bring in 2013 in style with The Sunday Brunch Club’s 6th Grand Hogmanay Ball With 5 years’ experience of holding sell-out New Year’s Eve events in Scotland’s capital, the city’s leading social & activities network The Sunday Brunch Club are back with another Grand Hogmanay Ball, taking place on Monday 31 December from 8.30pm-1am at the newly-refurbished Assembly Rooms in George Street. Highly praised for their […]

EVENT – Charity Battle of the Bands – Friday 5th October 2012

What? A fantastic night for age 16+.  8 bands battle it out for top position – who will the judges pick? Come and find out. Cheer on your favourite band. Where? The Liquid Rooms, Victoria Street, Edinburgh When? Friday 5 October 2012 6pm to 10pm Cost? only £6 per ticket – there is also a […]

REVIEW – Going Nowhere, The Nature Boys

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Gatecrashing their way back into the Edinburgh scene, here come everyone’s favourite capital punksters, The Nature Boys. In the past, the band have never quite managed to nail the shambolic chaos of their legendary live gigs on record. Here, for perhaps the first time, they prove they are capable of just as much filth and […]

REVIEW – She Can’t Take It, Sacre Noir

Edinburgh band Sacre Noir walk a slightly different – and darker – path than many of their peers. Purveyors of ‘female-fronted lo-fi electronica’, according to their press material, Sacre Noir is the strange orphan child raised by Carrie Beattie, whose dark and twisted tales are given an equally skewed musical backing by a series of […]

COMPETITION – Win a place at the Bainbridge Rock Academy

With the summer holidays underway, here’s an idea to help keep musically-inclined youngsters occupied. Leith-based promoters and music studio Bainbridge Music are once again running their popular Bainbridge Rock Academy, running from July 16-20. Aimed at kids between 12 and 16 who want to get a taste of the music business, the workshop is designed […]

PREVIEW – The Rah’s EP launch, 26 May

Young Prestonpans band The Rah’s are beginning to make waves in the Scottish music scene with their great big servings of indie rock and good-time attitude. Drawing influences from modern-day heroes like Kasabian and Arctic Monkeys, their music is also coloured by the lads’ love of era-defining sounds from Hendrix & The Stones: combining together […]