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

A pre-show chat with Super Inuit

Edinburgh-based electro-pop duo Super Inuit supported Swedish group Holy Now at Leith Depot last Friday and I went along for a chat with them before their set. The duo, made up of Brian Pokora and Fern Morris, told me the story behind their name, how they put together their music and what 2019 holds for them. We start by talking about their name. As I … Continue reading A pre-show chat with Super Inuit

Live: The Internet at SWG3

View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Internet (@theinternet) Genre blending, soulful, and groovy; this is a band at the top of the game. The Internet’s ascent to stardom has been a little under the radar, but their journey has produced four gorgeous albums, culminating in the stunning Hive Mind. Spawning from the boisterous hip hop collective Odd Future, and picking up … Continue reading Live: The Internet at SWG3

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

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