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The Cure’s Robert Smith reveals his favourite album and movie of 2019

The Cure's Robert Smith
The much-loved frontman has selected his highlights of the year in a new interview

Here’s the SAY Award longlist for Scottish album of the year

The longlist for this year's SAY Award has been revealed. The award, given to the Scottish album of the year, was won in 2018 by Young Fathers for their third album 'Cocoa Sugar', and returns this year on September 6. Read more: “We’ll always miss him” – Frightened Rabbit, their closest friends and collaborators celebrate the beauty of Scott Hutchison Among the...

The Twilight Sad at Mad Cool 2019: more like group primal scream therapy than ‘entertainment’

There are some bands who have their stage moves choreographed like a ballet and banter scripted like a pantomime. The Twilight Sad are no such band. As the huge crowd that fills out the modest Mondo Sonoro Stage at Mad Cool 2019 discover, The ‘Sad pull off something that feels more like group primal scream therapy than anything you might...

“We’ll always miss him” – Frightened Rabbit, their closest friends and collaborators celebrate the beauty of Scott Hutchison

The remaining four members of Frightened Rabbit are gathered around a small table in a cafe in Glasgow. We're here to talk about the upcoming covers album of their fan-favourite 2008 record ‘The Midnight Organ Fight’. Having interviewed late frontman Scott Hutchison more than I have any other artist over the last dozen or so years, it’s weird – and...

The Twilight Sad announce 2019 UK shows and share vintage video for ‘Shooting Dennis Hopper Shooting’

The Twilight Sad have announced new UK shows for 2019 – check out the dates below. The Scottish group released their acclaimed fifth album, ‘IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME‘, back in January. In a four-star review, NME described their "11-track exorcism" as "a full-bodied and inescapable mood-piece, and a visceral account of their victory in the fight to exist." After airing the...

The Twilight Sad talk how Robert Smith and “birth, death, illness, uncertainty and self-hatred” shaped their new album

The Twilight Sad have spoken of how "uncertainty", the death of friend and Frightened Rabbit Scott Hutchison and the advice of The Cure's Robert Smith have led them to where they are now. The Scottish band are currently at Number Five in the midweek charts with their acclaimed fifth album 'IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME' – released...

The Twilight Sad – ‘It Won/t Be Like This All The Time’ review

This was an album that could so easily have not existed at all. The Twilight Sad’s 2007 debut ‘Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters’ was critically adored and soon became an indie cult favourite. Their dense – and intense – approach to wrought Scottish gloom and post-punk bloomed across three lauded records, until 2014’s ‘Nobody Wants To Be Here And...

Robert Smith’s ‘favourite band’ The Twilight Sad announce new album ‘IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME’

The Twilight Sad have announced details of their upcoming fifth album 'IT WON/T BE LIKE THIS ALL THE TIME', as well as sharing new single 'Videograms'. Check it out along with the artwork and tracklist below. Described by The Cure's Robert Smith as “the best band playing the best songs – consistently brilliant, emotional, intense, inspiring, entertaining,” The Twilight Sad were...

Frightened Rabbit announce first gig since Scott Hutchison’s death

Frightened Rabbit announce
Frightened Rabbit have announced their first live performance since the tragic death of singer Scott Hutchison, with a special show at Glasgow's Kelvingrove Bandstand on December 9. The show will be part of the Scotland-wide event 'Sleep In The Park' event, which also takes place in Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh. Frightened Rabbit played the event last year at the Edinburgh...

The Twilight Sad on the legacy of Scott Hutchison and being Robert Smith’s favourite band

Before The Twilight Sad took to the stage at British Summer Time in support of The Cure, frontman James Graham and guitarist Andy MacFarlane spoke to NME about their next album, having Robert Smith as a champion, and 'carrying on the legacy' of their late friend, Scott Hutchison. Check out our interview with the band below, as well as...