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Stag and Dagger Festival, Live Review

Loved dearly by those who know, Stag and Dagger Festival hosts some of the most exciting and groundbreaking upcoming talent the UK has to offer. Like all live music, Covid sent the typically annual affair into a two year hiatus, and those of us who bought tickets in the early months of 2020 were finally […]

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Meursault takes La Belle Angele

The quintessentially ‘La Belle Angele’ purple haze douses the famous room as a night of electronic folkness commences. A sprinkling of both new and old songs sees Jonnie Common enliven the crowd. His largely enjoyable set is perhaps most succinctly summed up by a comically fast guitar solo followed by the utterance of “eh, something […]

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Let Me Hear You Auld Reekie: Edinburgh’s Best Live Venues

What do you do when you first arrive in the wonderful Scottish capital? Unpack? No chance. Meet your flatmates? Maybe, if negotiating cupboard space in the kitchen emerges as a priority. First things first, sort out where the good music is. One thing you learn very quickly about Edinburgh though is that it’s not what […]

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Big Thief steal everyone’s hearts at La Belle Angele

2nd April 2018 La Belle Angèle, Edinburgh In less than two years Big Thief have released two LPs, Masterpiece and Capacity, both as magnificent as each other. Simultaneously classic and experimental, they produce vivid images of love and pain with aching wisdom. They move effortlessly through genre, from pulsating guitar music to raw and melodic […]

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Just a few of the best hangouts in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh Located on the bustling vein of Edinburgh nightlife that is Cowgate, Sneaky Pete’s is difficult to miss but snugly tucked away beneath the arch of George IV Bridge. As a poky, sweaty room that can hold 100 heads, most gigs will be a squeeze but for the many fans of Sneaky’s that’s […]

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A show of versatility and country-folk sensibility from Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit

Monday 27th March It has been almost a decade since Johnny Flynn emerged on the nu-folk scene with his band the Sussex Wit. Over four studio albums, their sound has changed little over time – while other artists of the genre (Laura Marling, Mumford & Sons) ventured to new realms and honed their sound, Johnny […]

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My Nu Leng Bring Bassline to La Belle Angele, Edinburgh

15 October La Belle Angele, Edinburgh   Bristol based duo My Nu Leng headlined La Belle Angele on 15 October, supported by Deadbeat UK. With supergroup TQD (the combined forces of Royal-T, DJ Q and Flava D) set to arrive in the upcoming month, and regular nights Loco Kamanchi (Wednesdays, The Bongo Club) and Church […]

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Nightvision Presents: Mr. Scruff @ La Belle Angele

From the birthday card animations to the wavy electro-swing that permeated the streets, it became apparent that Mr Scruff was in town last Saturday.  As part of the NightVision series of electronic sets, La Belle Angèle was proud to host this true legend.  The venue had been building up the anticipation right up until the […]