REVIEW – Echo Arcadia EP Launch, The Wee Red Bar, 25th Nov

The artists formerly known as Brightside, Echo Arcadia have been slaving away in a hot studio and have now emerged with a shiny new EP – Broken Chapters – to promote. This free gig at The Wee Red Bar is as much a thank you to the band’s friends and fans as it is a […]

REVIEW – Augustalia EP Launch, Voodoo Rooms, 18 Nov

Augustalia are a four-piece band fronted by singer songwriter Hannah O’Reilly. The band are named after an ancient Roman festival – aptly enough, as this gig has all the hallmarks of celebration and decadence of a bacchanalian orgy. If only the Romans had invented the kazoo… This gig at the Voodoo Rooms’ Speakeasy is to […]

GIG REVIEW – A Fight You Can’t Win, Henry’s Cellar Bar, 10 Sep

A Fight You Can’t Win will sweat for you. If you’re lucky enough, they will share some of that sweat with you after their set – they’re that kind of caring band. This gig was the debut of AFYCW’s new guitarist, Lesley (she’s a lady, she doesn’t sweat – but she did glow quite a […]

PREVIEW – The Best of The Mine at The Liquid Rooms, 1st August

Edinburgh’s live music fans have been waiting for this for a long time… At last, The Liquid Rooms – the city’s best medium-sized gig venue – is ready to open its doors again, after being out of action since 2008’s fire in its Victoria Street home. Local music promoters Bainbridge Presents are amongst the first […]

REVIEW – Blaize Launch Party, The Bongo Club, 5th June

BLAIZE is a new entry on Edinburgh’s live music scene and is a student-friendly event run by enthusiastic (and hard to spell) promoter Rurigdh. He wants BLAIZE to be synonymous with being “loud, energetic and awesome”, and on the strength of this – the launch gig at The Bongo Club – he might just have […]

REVIEW – CD Quality at Henry’s Cellar Bar, 28 May (Bainbridge Presents)

Nirvana, post-Richey Manics, Therapy, Rod, Jane & Freddy – the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is crammed with bands who make more noise than three people have a right to. It’s appropriate then that 3/4 of the bands at tonight’s CD Quality gig are three-pieces, proving that Edinburgh’s got its fair share of rock […]


In the green room of Edinburgh’s Cabaret Voltaire, The Law are in confident mood. “We love gigging,” says singer Stuart Purvey, standing in long black coat and scarf and brushing the hair from his eyes. “We create a great energy on stage, and the crowd seem to pick up on that.” “Of course, we’re great […]

REVIEW – Jump: Press A, Henry’s Cellar Bar

The atmosphere inside Henry’s Cellar Bar is already hotter than an Icelandic volcano as Jump: Press A take the stage. They’re second up on one of the venue’s regular ‘Rock Chick’ nights, and the place is packed as they turn the heat up further by pouring their punk pop paraffin on the fire. J:PA appear […]

EVENT – May Day May Day music festival, 30 April – 2 May

This weekend sees the first May Day May Day music festival, an event being held to raise funds and awareness for national Save The Children week. Taking place at the Three Sisters, the festival runs over three days and features over 15 bands, artists and DJs. On Friday from 5pm, six folk and acoustic acts […]

REVIEW – The 10:04s, Fri 23rd April, Voodoo Rooms (We Luv Musik)

In the space of a few short months, Lee and Jay of We Luv Musik have established their gig nights as a regular and near essential part of the Edinburgh live music scene. This, their latest great value date at the Voodoo Rooms, was another tasty selection box of rock and roll goodness, headlined by […]