YUNGBLUD Life On Mars Tour: “Raw Magnetism”

After reviewing YUNGBLUD’s 2020 album, I was already able to look beyond the singer’s vocal talent and focus on the way he relates with his fans. My visit to YUNGBLUD’s Monday night gig at Edinburgh’s 02 Academy further entrenched my views on the singer’s connection with his fan-base.  Despite the more intimate setting, the buzz I felt surrounding YUNGBLUD’s Edinburgh visit was, just as (if … Continue reading YUNGBLUD Life On Mars Tour: “Raw Magnetism”

DMA’S talk covers, touring and recording their upcoming MTV Unplugged Live album

ENRG Music caught up with Tommy O’Dell, frontman of Australian rock band DMA’S, ahead of their headline show at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall. The Aussie 3-piece are half way through their tour of the UK. We caught up with a very chill Tommy in the band’s understated dressing room before one of their biggest headline gigs in Scotland to date. How has the UK tour been … Continue reading DMA’S talk covers, touring and recording their upcoming MTV Unplugged Live album

The VanderBlues: Glassroom Session No. 5

In an unconventional 5th Glassroom Session, The VanderBlues crammed themselves into our Journalism studio for a wonderful live set. The VanderBlues are a five piece Indie-Folk band based at Edinburgh Napier University. Their music is upbeat, energetic and thoughtful, focussing on teenage and student life. The young band performed their first show in March last year, and have since sold out headline shows at Sneaky … Continue reading The VanderBlues: Glassroom Session No. 5

The Japanese House on band names, touring and crafting her debut album

I ventured underground in Edinburgh’s most unusual venue, The Caves, to sit down with 23-year-old Amber Bain, more commonly known as The Japanese House. Amber is chilling in her makeshift green room in Marlin’s Wynd, a slightly smaller but just as impressive cave, with her incredibly handsome German Shepard Calvin who, Amber reveals, has his own fan-made Instagram page. After becoming mildly distracted by Calvin’s new … Continue reading The Japanese House on band names, touring and crafting her debut album

Live: LANY with support from lovelytheband

ENRG Music’s Luka Kenyon took a trip to Newcastle on Sunday to catch LANY on their world tour, with support from lovelytheband. Though LANY are playing at SWG3 in Glasgow on Friday, I travelled to Newcastle to catch lovelytheband on their penultimate night as support on the tour. Having caught up with lovelytheband in Glasgow when they supported 5SOS back in October, I was super keen … Continue reading Live: LANY with support from lovelytheband

Interview: The Slow Readers Club

ENRG Music’s Bryce Arthur caught up with Manchester-born band The Slow Readers Club as they stopped off at Edinburgh’s own Liquid Rooms on their 47-date UK/Europe Tour.  The Slow Readers Club have a strange little history. Frontman Aaron Starkie was also leading man for early 2000s band Omerta (alongside current Slow Readers bassist James Ryan), who made three singles, all of which sold out fairly … Continue reading Interview: The Slow Readers Club

Review: Obelisk – Graham Costello’s STRATA

The future of Scottish jazz is alive and hungry with Graham Costello’s STRATA debut album Obelisk  bursting at the seams with energy and musicality. Essentially a six-piece jazz group, led by Graham Costello on the drums, the band layer minimalist compositions with progressive rock and experimental jazz making for a breathtaking sound. Formed out of the Glasgow jazz scene; the group is littered with talent … Continue reading Review: Obelisk – Graham Costello’s STRATA

Live: Flying By Mirrors and Nü-Cross at Nice’n’Sleazy

Rock ruled at Nice ‘n’ Sleazy last weekend as two Glasgow-born bands brought the house down. Before I talk about the music, I’d just like to praise Nice ‘n’ Sleazy as the epitome of the small music venue. It’s literally underground, there’s graffiti everywhere, and if not for the ventilation system you’d be 90% sweat before you even started dancing. The roof is so low … Continue reading Live: Flying By Mirrors and Nü-Cross at Nice’n’Sleazy