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Music festivals 2010: Festival profiles

28 May 2010

Big or small, loud or quiet, dry or muddy – we love festivals whatever their size, sound or likelihood to leave you soaking wet. Over the next 20 pages we'll give you the lowdown on every major fest hitting Scotland this summer, and information on a few…

Laidback Luke, Derrick Carter, Andrew Weatherall, Beardyman, Nero and many more join 2011’s RockNess line-up

7 Apr 2011

Tons and tons of new names have been announced for this year’s RockNess. Laidback Luke, The Japanese Popstars, The Boxer Rebellion, Morning Parade, Twilight Sad, Nero, Skrillex, Beardyman, Sub Focus (live), Sons & Daughters, Broken Records, Chapel Club…

Ten days of music, film, comedy and spoken word at The Pleasance Sessions 2014

19 Sep 2014

Confirmed performers include The Twilight Trio, Vic Galloway, Roddy Hart, Neu! Reekie! and Paul Foot

It’s one of Edinburgh’s grandest venues, yet the Pleasance is often overlooked outside the month of August when it’s transformed into a bustling Fringe venue. Thankfully, after a successful first year – including a nomination for Best Small Festival at…

Broken Records - Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh, Thu 8 Aug 2013

22 Aug 20134 stars

Haddow on the Fringe gig reinforces the Scottish rock group's popularity on home turf

Rock Broken Records Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh, Thu 8 Aug As Edinburgh’s Broken Records take to the stage, the temperature goes up a notch (literally) with the intimate venue reaching capacity. The guys plough through a setlist that contains new…

eagleowl - The Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh, Fri 10 May 2013

22 May 20134 stars

It only took ten years, but eagleowl’s first album finally hatches

Despite being Edinburgh and UK gig-playing regulars for almost a decade now, this was the night they launched their debut LP This Silent Year, an evening that saw the Fence-signed sextet eagleowl beam in all their slowcore majesty. Well thought-out…

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Tinderbox Fest - Summerhall, Edinburgh, Sat 15 Dec

20 Dec 20124 stars

An eclectic evening of music featuring The Dark Jokes, North Atlantic Oscillation and Fox Gang

As Tinderbox Fest made it's yuletide debut, hopes for its innovative programme - a melange of film, art, stalls, workshops and an eclectic evening of music - were high. The event marked the two-year anniversary of the Tinderbox Project, a youth music…

All day gig-crawl Haddowfest is a crowd-pleaser, with The Cribs as headliners

13 Nov 20124 stars

Broken Records, The Gold Lions, The Stagger Rats and Meursault also perform

With an extra hour in bed and an earlyish start to the Sunday, you could have forgiven many of the Haddowfest goers for deciding to turn up a little later than expected for this year’s event. Thankfully that wasn’t the case, as a bright-eyed bunch…

Edinburgh's Retreat festival 2011

27 May 2011

A fine August ending to Edinburgh’s annual festival hoopla

It’ll be the fourth year running for the pocket-sized festival, which the organisers describe as ‘an independent micro music festival celebrating Edinburgh’s contribution to the international pop underground.’ And by ‘pop underground’, last year that…

Haddow Fest, various venues, Edinburgh 2–3 April 2010

13 Apr 20114 stars

REVIEW With over 100 bands in tow (many playing twice over the new two-day format), Haddowfest’s second year swept across Edinburgh’s music venues, promising the return of many artists recently off the radar (headliners Razorlight no exception) plus…

The Burns Unit and Broken Records set for Celtic Connections date

23 Dec 2010

‘Scottish-Canadian Supergroup’ peform at Glasgow's Old Fruitmarket

Kenny Anderson is setting the record straight. ‘Karine Polwart is not a folkie – she wants to try other stuff. And Emma Pollock is not just the indie queen that everyone thinks she is. And I’m not the … whatever.’ (Whatever he is, he is King…

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Autumn highlights: The best albums and gigs from Scottish bands

16 Sep 2010

The Phantom Band, The Twilight Sad and Errors set for action

The Phantom Band Chemikal Underground’s finest, most eclectic and most likely signings of recent years return with the follow-up to last year’s debut Checkmate Savage. The Wants is released on Chemikal Underground, Mon 18 Oct. The Scottish…

Sick Kids Sunday 2

20 Jan 2010

It’s a bumper line-up with a definite wonky, folky, indie vibe as the GRV hosts this charity fundraiser. James Yorkston & Adrian Crowley take the headlining slot with their take on the songs of Daniel Johnson, with able backup from the likes of Broken…

Edinburgh's Hidden Door brings artists and musicians to Roxy Art House

15 Jan 2010

The poster for ‘Hidden Door’ says it all. Or rather, the shaky-handed woodcut-styled image advertising Edinburgh’s new cross-artform weekender at The Roxy Art House, doesn’t. As a shadowy, long-coated figure tentatively peers through the cracks of some…

Various Artists - Alternative Christmas

6 Jan 20104 stars

(Avalanche Records) Anticipating the annual landslide of pap music that descends round about Jesus’ birthday, and inspired by the Saddle Creek Christmas album, Avalanche Records commissioned a non-rubbish collection of Christmas songs, with no child…

Singles and Downloads

15 Oct 2009

From Julian Casablancas to Paulo Nutini, with some actual interesting stuff in between

Anticipating the arrival of a new White Stripes or Strokes release? Well, you’ll just have to make do with a couple of self-indulgent solo-projects via respective indie-rawk frontmen Jack and Julian. While the former cult icon and his Dead Weather…

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Broken Records, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Son of Pedro

28 Aug 20094 stars

The Mill, Oran Mor, Glasgow, 27 Aug 2009

With the free tickets long gone, it's a busy night at Oran Mor to see four of Scotland's promising young acts. Well three of them. For sadly, due to unforeseen illness, the sweet melodies of Sparrow and the Workshop are missing from the line-up. It's…

Broken Records

19 Aug 20093 stars

A dry atmosphere and a workmanlike performance

Promoted to the Queen's Hall after last year's Edge festival performance at the Liquid, and following a year of showing the world just how beautiful music can be, you'd think this old cacophonous church would be the ideal place to show off the…

Music hitlist

16 Aug 2009

Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham, A Band Called Quinn, Bill Callahan, Katy Perry, Soulsavers featuring Mark Lanegan, Trembling Bells and Ben Reynolds, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Broken Records, Sparrow and the Workshop, Some Young Pedro, Woodenbox with a…

We Were Promised Jetpacks, Broken Records, Sparrow & the Workshop and Some Young Pedro

16 Aug 2009

In celebration of their first year, The Mill has invited old favourites enthusiastic indie rockers We Were Promised Jetpacks and the multi-talented Broken Records to play a special anniversary show; they in turn have brought along two of the best bands…

Music Hitlist

10 Aug 2009

What to go see this week

GRV three-day music festival, The Juan McLean, Young Fathers and Unicorn Kid, Scotland at Night, St Kilda, Broken Records

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2009 Mercury Music Prize shortlist on show

24 Jul 2009

Regardless of who triumphs, contenders' nomination is gain enough

This past year has seen Elbow prove to all just what a Mercury win can do to a band's career. Though toiling for near 15 years in relative indie obscurity, seemingly destined to never play the arenas their songs merited, their 2008 victory for fourth…

David Byrne, The Streets and The Stranglers set for Edge Festival 2009

10 Jun 2009

David Byrne, The Streets, The Stranglers are amongst the highlights of the Edge Festival 2009 in Edinburgh. Other headliners include Múm, Enter Shikari, Mumford & Sons, Bluetones, Amanda Palmer, Andrew Bird, Emiliana Torrini and Foy Vance. Acts from…

Broken Records: Until the Earth Begins to Part

28 May 20094 stars

Positively brimming with ambition, confidence and diverse songsmithery, this debut album from the Edinburgh seven-piece folk rock outfit sees them leaving behind early comparisons to Arcade Fire and growing into their own skins beautifully. Opener…

Broken Records

28 May 2009

Glasgow has long been the focus in Scotland for all things indie, with Edinburgh a very poor second when it comes to generating quality bands, but there are signs that’s changing. You wouldn’t quite say the capital has caught up yet, but with more…

Maccabees instore gig set for Edinburgh's Avalanche Records

29 Apr 2009

The Maccabees are the latest act to perform in the recently refurbished Edinburgh branch of cult record shop Avalanche. An instore gig by the upcoming South London band takes place at 5pm ahead of their show at Studio 24 later the same…