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Born in Oslo in 1980, experimental songwriter Jenny Hval’s music career began with gothic metal band Shellyz Raven, whose sole, doom-tinge...
Massive Attack are one of the two titans of trip-hop. Their style was so unique and popular in the 1990s that they came to represent this genre ...
One of the most widely-loved British bands of the 90s, The Charlatans were formed in the West Midlands in 1988 by bassist Martin Blunt, with the...
Slayer are one of the big four of 80s thrash metal, and arguably the one of the four that has survived best into the 21st century. Their third a...
Formed in Atlanta, Georgia in 2001, ‘ambient punks’ Deerhunter’s line-up has ever since been based around a core of guitarist,...
A frightened rabbit freezes in front of car headlights, but Frightened Rabbit didn’t freeze when the musical spotlight was shone on them. ...
Formed in New York in 2002, Battles origins exist firmly within the indie rock subgenre known as ‘math rock’ – so named t...
Formed in Glasgow in 2004, Errors were originally a bedroom recording project consisting of Simon Ward, Stephen Livingstone and Greg Paterson. F...
Thu 26 Apr
War Horse - 2018 Tour
Festival Theatre, 13 / 29 Nicolson Street
14:30 - , Entry £26.50 - £55.50
“The sound of the earth vomiting” is how co-founding drummer Paul Ferguson describes Killing Joke, which is entirely in line with th...
Franz Ferdinand have taken their stylish brand of angular art-rock all over the world on tour, sold millions of records, and were responsible fo...
As the singer-songwriter at the head of The Czars, John Grant found critical appreciation but precious little in the way of commercial success. ...
The Pictish Trail
Johnny Lynch was the boss of acclaimed Scottish indie label Fence Records for ten years and now runs Lost Map Records, is the organiser of Away ...
Viet Cong are set to change their name due to the controversy that it has sparked, but they’ll be worth following in the future, however n...
Malcolm Middleton may be best known as one half - the musical half at the back of the stage - of Arab Strap, but he’s released some fantas...
Boards of Canada
Boards of Canada blend sounds from hundreds of sources, including recorded nature and computer-made beats, into warm, evocative collages, rarely...
Supermoon is the latest group formed by Neil Pennycook, who became one of Edinburgh’s best known local artists thanks to his previous band...
Mogwai are one of Scotland’s greatest rock bands, but they’re not rock in the conventional style of the Rolling Stones or U2 or a mi...
The Phantom Band
The Glasgow-based Phantom Band were an unknown quantity for their first few years; to themselves, as much as to anyone else. They found their fe...
Algiers are a modern rarity: a band with something to say about big issues, both existential and global, with a high bar set without fear of mis...
Bristol-based duo Andrew Hung and Benjamin John Power chose their name because it was playful and abrasive: an...
Born in Sydney, Australia, Courtney Barnett moved to Melbourne after studying at the Tasmanian School of Art and played in bands such as Immigrant Union, ...
Blanck Mass is the stage name of Benjamin John Power’s solo project, when he’s not acting as one half of drone outfit Fuck Buttons. ...
El-P / Run the Jewels
Brooklyn’s own cat-loving MC is recognisable for his eloquent, aggressive approach to high-speed wordplay; he’s technically gifted a...
Warpaint Drummer Stella Mozgawa jokingly described the LA four-piece as a "bunch of witches" in an interview with The Skinny in 2014, and you'd ...
Hip Hop Academic: Dave Hook on Solareye's new album
by Jonathan Rimmer
Glasgow International 2018 Openings: Booze Guide
by Rosie Priest
We Deserve Love: Arcade Fire on defying backlash
by Joe Goggins
A look ahead to Glasgow International with its artists and curators
by Adam Benmakhlouf
Irvine Welsh on Dead Men's Trousers
by Heather McDaid
A whistlestop tour of RSA New Contemporaries 2018
by Adam Benmakhlouf
Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison on The Midnight Organ Fight
by Scott Hutchison
How to be a better feminist this International Women's Day
by Megan Wallace