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 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

Live: Velvet at Glasgow’s Classic Grand with support from The Frontiers, Paragon and Apna

Recent venue closures have really impacted local music scenes around Scotland. Nights like last Friday at Glasgow’s Classic Grand show how things used to be – and more importantly, why they should’ve never changed.   THE FRONTIERS The gig mostly featured hometown heroes local to Glasgow, but the openers were a slightly different breed. The Frontiers are based in Ayrshire, alongside other notable bands from … Continue reading Live: Velvet at Glasgow’s Classic Grand with support from The Frontiers, Paragon and Apna

Live: Aminé at SWG3

https://www.instagram.com/p/BuZa2TnnHSQ/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet On one of the last stops of his tour in support of his 2018 album OnePointFive, Aminé played in Scotland for the first time ever at SWG3 in Glasgow and brought his high energy rap with him. Since his breakout single Caroline was released in 2016, Aminé has began to make a name for himself working with rap powerhouses like Offset and also featuring … Continue reading Live: Aminé at SWG3

Live: Hobo Johnson and the Lovemakers at SWG3

Alternative hip-hop poet Hobo Johnson (and his lovemakers) shone bright in their first trip to Scotland, proving that his short rise to fame was more than justified. From his eccentric and outlandish music videos it would easy to presume that a fun vibe would be brought to the concert, but instead Hobo carried on stage an illness that left him unable to roar as loud, … Continue reading Live: Hobo Johnson and the Lovemakers at SWG3

Introducing: Jimi Get Your Funk On

Brand new Edinburgh based funk band, Jimi Get Your Funk On, played their debut gig on Tuesday night at Henry’s Cellar. Iain Leggat caught up with the bands founder and frontman Honza Kourimsky to chat through his post-gig emotions and find out what the band is all about. Listen to the interview and catch the best bits below. You can catch Iain’s full review of the … Continue reading Introducing: Jimi Get Your Funk On