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Paradise Palms Records: purveyor of Edinburgh’s electronica

Part 1 of a series on local record labels  Paradise Palms Records has been operating from the small, unassuming, yet typically neon-illuminated office above its namesake bar since 2016. During that time, the label has churned out a steady stream of electronica releases providing a platform for local artists, as well as three installations of […]

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News

Fringe Festival 2019: Are increasing visitors a boost for locals?

A surge of locals attending shows helped the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe to another record year at the box office. Over three million tickets were sold at the 2019 event, marking the seventh successive yearly box office increase.This 12 percent rise from 2018 was helped by the highest-ever 856,541 tickets sold to Edinburgh residents. The […]

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Music New Sounds

Beatroots: fresh sounds and a good cause at the Wee Red

“We cordially invite you to a night of sweet vibrations from distant nations; we’ll play tunes that may cause hip gyrations, emotional elations and perhaps physical relations.” Beatroots will be pioneered at the Wee Red Bar next Friday, 9 February. A night dedicated to everything roots, from dub and dancehall to reggae, it’s the perfect wind-down […]

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Live Music

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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Live Music

Preview: Upcoming Gigs in Week Five

This upcoming week is a good one for those with eclectic taste, the highlight is John Carpenter’s career retrospective. Known for directing a series of slasher flicks that defined campy 80s horror, Carpenter has experienced a renaissance as a composer of eerie synth music. His ‘night of terror’ will take place at Usher Hall on […]

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Live Music

The Student Guide to Clubbing

Welcome Week is over, the post-Welcome Week lull is left behind, and a new wave of mid-term hustle is on its way. My purpose here is to separate the wheat from the chaff, since I have observed a great number of obsessive partygoers, reality escapers, wouldntminders and rare visitors dancing/chatting/drinking/standing/fighting to the beats of completely […]

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Live Music

FLY Open Air: A Fresh Festival Offering on Edinburgh’s Dance Scene

Prince’s Street Gardens 24 September   FLY’s Open Air Festival brings Edinburgh’s very first electronic and dance festival right into the heart of the city’s historic hub; the throngs of people heading towards the castle make up a very different troop from usual tourists.  Situated in the same gardens as plays and performances have been […]

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Live Music

Sundara Karma: Rousing and on the rise

The Liquid Room, Edinburgh 23 September For a band citing Shakespeare as an influence, Reading-based four-piece Sundara Karma deliver a pleasingly accessible brand of indie-rock. While they are not exactly rocking the anthemic-indie boat with their upbeat, melodic tales of drugged-up relationships and escapism, their self-described ‘consumable’ sound translates well to a live show, surrounded […]