Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-07-08

Fidra is the latest project from Leith-based singer/songwriter Craig Salter. Bringing together musicians from across Scotland, Fidra evokes elements of traditional Scottish folk music combined with a modern edge, blending a wide range of acoustic and electronic sounds.
They launch their new EP on 8 July with special guests Arbor Green.


Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-07-09

Echo Division & Sneaky Pete’s presents:
JORDAN. with support from Kilokane & Justboy
For the first time in over 2 years, Kirkcaldy based singer/songwriter and producer, JORDAN. returns to the stage with a very special event. Comprising of a Setlist containing all brand new music from his upcoming debut album and with a few fan favourites thrown in for good measure, with songs such as “Anything Can Happen” and “In The Morning”.
After gaining exposure and praise through outlets such as Amazing Radio, various blogs and interviews, JORDAN. is back to showcase exactly what he’s been tinkering away with behind the closed doors of lockdown whilst also navigating new parenthood. Expect thumping club anthems, ambient soundscapes and heartbreaking ballads that help capture an idea of the signature blend of styles and genres JORDAN. is slowly mastering.
For fans of : James Blake, Frank Ocean, Kanye West, Bon Iver, Francis & The Lights…
Providing supporting slots for the evening are 2 other solo acts: Kilokane & Justboy
Justboy is the solo project from Inverness singer-songwriter Dale Sutherland. Dale is known for fronting the raging Alt Rock duo Alkanes, but since 2018 he has been rafting a more intimate and fragile form of songwriting which has grown into the Justboy material.
Inspired by indie-folk luminaries such as City and Colour, Bon Iver, Hozier and Phoebe Bridgers, Justboy’s often soulful vocal passages and atmospheric songwriting captures the vulnerability of his lyrics in visceral fashion.
Kilokane is a post 70-80s style of rock in the mix with a bit of Brit pop on the side. His influence come a lot from acts such as The Smiths, Joy Division & The Smiths as well as contemporaries in the field of todays bedroom indie scene.
As an individual, Kilokane sees music as a enabler for expression in the current age. Referring to life in songs he also harbours feelings of helplessness and dissolution which can be experienced for others, coating the canvas with vibrant colours but yet thick shadows.
Doors @ 7pm
Set Times TBA
18+ / Free Entry

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-07-12

Samuel is an Edinburgh-born, London-based Indie Rock frontman and writer. His first album “If You Be My” (2015) offered reflection on masculine vulnerability and love. His debut single, “Ballroom”, enjoyed the attention of KCRW’s Jason Kramer on his weekly radio show in the US. His sophomore LP, “Missing Persons Report” (Nov 2020) offered a fuller sound with newfound collaborator and producer, Caradog Jones and has received favourable online reviews and distribution by Mahogany. 2022 has begun with a sold-out full band show at The Old Blue Last and promises a busy live schedule with his third LP, Birthday Suit due for release in 2022. 

The subtleties in this track are simply stellar, accompany that with a well-paced flow and an exceptionally pleasing layered kaleidoscope of guitars and you have a lovely recipe for success.” – Jonah Holiday, IMR 

With love from KCRW already in the bag it won’t be long until more people fall in love with Samuel Nicholson’s works of art.” – It’s All Indie 

“We are in love with Samuel Nicholson’s vocal tone and nuances. This is the kind of voice that makes a song stand out both as a story and in power. “ – Where The Music Meets

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-07-14

\\THE NEW WAVE IS COMING TO EDINBURGH\\
The wait is over – The Ilfords of Ilford Road Metro Station of the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive of Newcastle upon Tyne are coming to Edinburgh FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY and they’re bringing more than 10 years of making bad decisions as a collective with them.
Some incredibly special guests will also be joining us – stay tuned for the reveals.
Come down to one of the finest live music establishments in Edinburgh, sweat out enough liquid to fill a small donkey and witness brilliant sets from our special guests. And after you’ve seen that, stick around and watch the Ilfords. Why not?
Hit the GOING button on Facebook, follow us on spotify (learn at least one of the tunes, howez), grab yourself and your mate a ticket and we’ll see you down there. It Will Sell Out x
For tickets, tunes and everything else:::linktr.ee/theilfords

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-07-16

SLIX are an unsigned five piece indie rock band based in Inverclyde and have just released their debut EP, Jingle Jangle. Having recently played two sold out King Tut’s shows, (one supporting The Roly Mo and one as a headline) SLIX are becoming known for their infectiously energetic live presence. Members include Robbie Peden, Harvey Todd, Alan Hunter, Niven Lowrie and Cameron Hyslop. ?“BANGER. That was wicked.” – Jack Saunders of BBC Radio 1 on Current Affairs.? “SOLD! Completely sold.” – BBC Introducing Scotland on Maga.? “SLIX bring a fresh and interesting sound to the Scottish music scene with their newest track and the catchiness of the hooks, lyrics and melodies is destined to leave you singing it to yourself after your first listen. ” – Discovery Music.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-07-18

Following their amazing show at Legends in March, we can’t wait to host DITZ again as part of Music Venue Trust and The National Lottery #revivelive tour. Tickets are buy one get one free, so bring that friend you’re always introducing new music to.

Provocative and experimental, Ditz’s steel splitting style is influenced by 90s noise rock and will wow fans of The Murder Capital and Girl Band. They’ve received praise from no less than IDLES and Slaves, and their magnetic live performances set them apart from their contemporaries time and time again.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-07-19

Having taken a break from music for a few years, South London’s ME REX began life in 2018 in the home of songwriter Myles McCabe experimenting with shouty, electronic bedroom pop.

Armed with a slew of “surging gargantuan hooks” and themes of friendship, forgiveness, joy and dinosaurs, McCabe was quickly joined by longtime friends Kathryn Woods (guitar/vocals), Phoebe Cross (drums/vocals) and Rich Mandell (bass/keys/vocals). Now, graduated from producing songs at home to recording at Resident Studios in North London with Mandell behind the mixing desk. ME REX spent the latter half of 2020 bashing down the doors to the indie world with double EP ‘Triceratops/Stegosuarus’.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-07-20

Creating songs that smell like ‘freshly-cut soaringambientdreampopexperimentalfolk’ music, Constant Follower’s acclaimed songwriting skills carry simple poignancy and hopeless beauty.

With support from talented local singer-songwriter Finn Brodie.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-07-22

This Glasgow based band spit their acerbic snarl into snaps of disillusioned surf punk and scuzzy power pop songs with a reckless, chaotic live show to accompany. Opening for acts such as The Stranglers, the Buzzcocks and The Ruts. The youths have quickly garnered attention for their performances and are tipped by Fred Perry to be ones to watch.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-07-23
Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-07-24

The Glasgow/Cologne-based neo-soul artist’s debut Scottish headline show.


What is home? At four years old Becky Sikasa is sat next to her mother in the music room of her parents‘ house at the piano, plays her first notes, sings with her siblings from a worn, frayed music book. Her move to Scotland in 2012 hones her songwriting skills. Sikasa’s first project there starts with the idea of giving a concert in Edinburgh every night for a month. She plays dozens of concerts, from grubby pubs and cute cafés through to dingy clubs and festivals. The songs are written away from all the hustle and bustle. Alone at night, away from the expectations of the day, flashing displays and unexpected phone calls. Sikasa’s songs are scenes from life, art and literature. With a voice as versatile as it is grounded, she delves deep to tie her heart to her words. Trails of vocal harmony weave effortlessly through colourful arrangements to complete explorative, vibrant off-pop tracks. Songs about those questions of belonging, identity and connection. About being more than just one. About the belief in finding a home in the in-between. A home in music. For Becky Sikasa and for all those who listen.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-07-27

Wiki has been a fixture of New York City hip-hop since he founded the boundary-defying group Ratking at just 17 years old, whose aggressive style represented a new generation of city kids and artists hungry for innovation and raw energy. In the years since he went solo, Wiki’s storytelling as the city’s young OG has never been more vivid, solidifying his role in carrying the torch for NYC’s master MCs.

The cult rapper’s sharp tongue and self-reflection put him in good company among peers like Earl Sweatshirt and Navy Blue, who feature on Wiki’s latest album Half God. The album sees a wise and angry Wiki revealing what it’s like to come of age in the city, painting lyrical pictures of the way it shapes, hardens and prematurely ages you. The album received rave reviews, with Pitchfork declaring “the New York rappers’ latest is one of his greatest.”

Following a string of Europe dates with Slowthai and a sold-out London show, Wiki comes to Sneaky Pete’s 27th July.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-07-28

Having roots both in Canada and the UK, YNES takes equal influence from the North American emo-punk scene (The Front Bottoms, Modern Baseball), and the Britpop revival of the late 2000’s (Kate Nash, Jamie T). Sitting messily between the two, YNES splashes tongue-in-cheek lyricism over a high-energy punk canvas.
With the unpredictable nature of lockdown affecting live gigs, YNES spent 2021 utilising social media to build an online presence – amassing 20,000 followers on TikTok alone. This momentum led to a string of gigs across the UK, as well as a main stage slot at Bigfoot Festival and an appearance at the Isle of Wight Festival.

Having previously supported the likes of GIRLI and Benefits, YNES spent April of 2022 on her debut headline tour – even stopping off to perform at Scruff of the Neck whilst in Manchester. YNES plays the Glastonbury’s Left Field Stage this June, before embarking on her EP launch tour.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-07-29

Infusing brit pop and post punk influences from the likes of Oasis, Courteeners and The Verve, indie rock quartet Skylights re building a palpable buzz in the North. Following on from their debut single, “YRA”, which was featured on Leeds United 100-year anniversary video , Skylights have sold out headlines shows at Belgrave Music Hall, The Wardrobe, and their upcoming gig at Leeds University sold out in less than a week.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-07-30

“rough-and-ready sound with a lot of appeal and an aptitude for captivating storytelling” Discovery Music

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-07-31

Effortlessly flowing among a myriad of musical influences – from the dreaminess of Tame Impala to the vulnerability of The Cure – PLASMAS are one of Scotland’s most exciting dream-pop prospects. With shimmering dream-pop melodies matched to an innate sense of grit, their DIY approach lets the band set the agenda.

“The future is looking ever brighter for this sensational Dundee outfit.” – Tenement TV

“Laden with a kind of sighing melancholy, ‘Is It Everything You Want?’ sounds like those imperial pop moments from The Cure matched to B-Town outfits such as Swim Deep or JAWS” – CLASH Magazine

“PLASMAS are blossoming into a key name on the breakthrough lists of 2021.” – One Great Song

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-08-04

Quiet Houses are an indie-folk duo made up of Edinburgh-bred, Manchester-based Jamie Stewart and Hannah Elliott. In December 2021 the duo released their debut EP ‘Big Town’ supported by singles ‘B-List’ (BBC Radio Scotland track of the week), ‘Cold Water Swimming’ (featured in Spotify’s ‘The Most Beautiful Songs In The World’) and ‘Ocean Avenue’.
The duo are inspired by the indie-folk world of Phoebe Bridgers, Adrianne Lenker and Bon Iver, and the indie-pop likes of Alvvays, Babygirl and Hovvdy. Following sold out launch parties both here at Sneaks and in Manchester for their independent release of ‘Big Town’ we welcome them back as part of our Central Belters season.

Also on the bill is the wonderful Eve Simpson! Inspired by the greats Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell, Eve uses honest and heartfelt songwriting to navigate just about everything. Receiving regular airplay and frequent support from BBC Introducing, Eve is also a representative for The Ivors Academy – we can’t wait for her debut gig at Sneaks!

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-08-05

Hailed as ‘one to watch’ by The Guardian, North London’s Surya Sen is somewhat of a radical presence in UK music, producing tracks that perfectly balance hip-hop and house whilst touching base with French touch, slick garage and boom-bap. Energetic and highly-animated, Surya Sen is guaranteed to bring a memorable show to the Sneaks sweatbox!

With support from Pearling! Pearling is a self taught electronic producer and songwriter from Glasgow, honing her ethereal sound from her passion for shoegaze music combined with her love of dance music. Although she only began producing over lockdown, Pearling has been performing across Glasgow since re-openings and has had airplay on BBC Introducing Dance by Jaguar on Radio 1 with her alt-pop anthem, “Demiurge”. Pearling aims to create atmospheric, other-worldly soundscapes that still capture the catchy, fun and exciting essence of pop music.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-08-06

It’s hard to work out what feels more exciting about 21-year-old rapper, Deema. The fact that his borderless approach to the rap is something that feels like it could only exist in today’s forward-thinking urban landscape. “I just try and make every song I do different to the last one,” he explains. Or the reassuring fact that amongst a now expansive UK rap culture splintering into cross-pollinating street sounds, a fresh-faced new name can raise his head with a flow that somehow feels just timeless. After catching his infectiously high-energy set at The Great Escape we are super excited for him to be joining our Central Belters line-up.

Joining Deema is sweet R&B songstress Nikhita plus lo-fi rapper randombrownkid.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-08-07

We can’t wait to host Slaves frontman Isaac Holman as Baby Dave this August as part of Music Venue Trust and The National Lottery #revivelive tour. Tickets are buy one get one free, so bring that friend you’re always introducing new music to. Tickets at LINK.

Despite being sonically disparate to Slaves, listeners will recognise Holman’s signature charisma and candidness permeating the Baby Dave project, this time channelled into expressing his personal quirks and anxieties. His new album ‘Monkey Brain’ explores a debilitating mental breakdown Holman suffered in 2019 and features trademark production contributions from Gorillaz’s Damon Albarn.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-08-08

It’s Eades from Leeds!

Eades’ sound is assembled somewhere within the shifting textures of rhythmic convulsions and low-fidelity rawness. It bounces with an after-hours hedonism. Lives on its wits. Snaps from the fingertips to the brain edges in a transmissible instant. Fidgety. Restless. Raw. Economical. Irresistible songs flecked with CBGB’s decadence. Offset by a Bukowski gutterball lyric. Always delivered with fearless abandon. Most bands cram you with theory, but rarely show you how hard the pavements are.

+ Special Guests

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-08-09

Cultdreams are coming to Sneaks this July as part of Music Venue Trust and The National Lottery #revivelive tour. Tickets are buy one get one free, so bring that friend you’re always introducing new music to.

Self-described as sad lo-fi punk, Cultdreams have turned heads with their 2017 debut album Seafoam and their 2019 sophomore Things That Hurt, receiving lashings of praise from Kerrang! Magazine, The Skinny, Louder Than War and She Shreds (just to name a few!). The subject of their music is often raw but always poignant, addressing sexual harassment and misogyny in society.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-08-10

Cheap Teeth’s aim is to write songs that are in equal measure structurally, and lyrically experimental as they are accessible. They are a band inspired by the dark cracks in the places they have lived, namely Edinburgh, Leeds and London. The late 70’s night clubbing extravaganza is fronted by Joe Laycock, who’s vocal performance ranges from raspy Russian-novel-inspired rambles to pristine, room-filling howls. This is backed by growling, anthemic licks from Josef Ash, grunting bass lines that feel both refreshingly self-assured and gorgeously wonky from Jack Sharp, all protected by drummer Sandy Short, who journeys the jauntily swinging listener along to what SO YOUNG zine described as ‘a snotty garage rock tsunami’, seamlessly immersing them into his world with icily locked in punk rhythms.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-08-11

Edinburgh sweetheart Swiss Portrait will be stepping up to the Sneaks stage once again, following a sold out show with EHFM earlier this year. Expect nothing less than luscious dream-pop, ear-wormy hooks and sparkling energy from this well loved band! On top of all that we’ve got the wonderful Chartreuse who’ll be showing off their unique blend of trip-hop, soul, chamber pop and jazz. Packing out Sneaks during the 2021 edition of Stag and Dagger, Chartreuse were a true highlight of the festival and we’re very excited to welcome them back. Bringing up the rear on support is Jeshua. Hailing from Glasgow, Jeshua has garnered a loyal following across the belt with his hushed, indie-pop sensibilities.


Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-08-12

Given his name from the late Virgil Abloh, Edinburgh-based Billy Got Waves, like his great great grandfather Bert Marshall (an innovator in early jazz alongside Django Reinhardt) Billy is also innovating sounds in his own way. Merging genres and catchy hooks layered with witty lyricism and futuristic production, he has created his own world, which he sits comfortably in.

With his previous releases from 2018-2020 reaching over 1 million streams on Spotify alone, winning the IMA award for Best Scottish album and performing alongside the likes of Che Lingo, Kojey Radical, 808INK, A$AP Nast and Ramriddlz, Billy has since taken time out during the lockdown to redefine and hone his sound, gearing up for the release of his new album Rocket Boy.

With support from Bloody Shield and Kombo.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-08-13

Central belters Gelatine are no stranger to Sneaks having closed out Independent Venue Week for us and holding down numerous support slots, we’re super excited to have them back serving up their trademark gelatinous psychedelic rock as part of their electric live show.

Joing Gelatine is Peckham born and raised Sam Akpro who’s sound is like no other making him an exciting prospect for the UK music scene in 2022. Melding fuzzed out guitars and digi drums, his eclectic tastes pepper his output and offer alternative indie for a discerning modern ear. His latest EP, Drift (a Sneaks office favourite), succinctly pulls together all of Sam’s influence as it dips a toe in electronica, psychedelic rock and grunge, all wrapped up in lo-fi punk sensibilities.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-08-15

Much loved by BBC’s Steve Lamacq Gretel Hänlyn joins us for our Central Belters season this August. Dark, broody lamentations blend with melodic guitars bringing out the best in Gretel’s incredibly unique voice, heavily reminiscent of London Grammar’s Hannah Reid and even Sharon Van Etten. We were so impressed by her show at The Great Escape we couldn’t resist inviting her up to Edinburgh for all of you to see!

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-08-16

This is one helluva line-up.

Local heavyweights Dinosaur 94 step up to the Sneaks stage following their last feel-good show back in February. Known for their eccentric live performances and adoring fans, D94 will be bringing their bubbly and blissful tunes just in time for summer ?

Joining them are Eloi  (Ee–loy), an Edinburgh based 7-piece future-jazz/neo-soul group formed out of a previous incarnation of the local band Family Portrait. Alongside two sold-out headline gigs, they have supported local Scottish groups such as Grace and the Flatboys and Land of Rubber Men, as well as having played at Edinburgh’s Hidden Door Festival 2022. Inspired by the likes of Nubiyan Twist, Ezra Collective and Hiatus Kaiyote, they have just released their debut EP ‘Maya

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-08-16

Mickey Callisto is unlike anything around at the moment, he is a self-aware beacon of positivity who celebrates being yourself in the purest form. A new kind of popstar, he makes psychedelic, bedroom-made synth-pop bangers whilst he has separated the ego from the self, seeing everyone as equal and bringing a refreshing outlook and experience that is set to break out in 2022.

He joins us for a super special edition of Popular Music ?

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-08-17

Local neo-soul/jazz favourites Grace & the Flatboys return to Sneaks following their sold out show with EHFM earlier this year! Joining them are East London-based trio Human Interest who mix rock n roll with tongue-in-cheek wit and audacious charm. Forming last year in between lockdowns, they share an infections and inclusive joy and camaraderie. Following tours with Self Esteem, Hinds and Tribes, we welcome them for their debut Edinburgh show. With support from Glasgow’s fast-rising star Indoor Foxes! Esteemed for their “sharply honest lyrics” and “punk-edged voice” (The Skinny), this one is going to be a belter.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-08-18

Jack Botts is breath of fresh air out of the Northern Rivers of NSW, creating a brand of surf folk drenched in depth and substance. In just a handful of years on the scene, Jack Botts has gone from chippy-turned-busker-into full time touring musician and one of the fastest growing artists in the country.

His sound is perfect for bringing those coastal road trip vibes to life, and his live shows are no different, ranging from bars, venues and festivals, to busking on the streets across the Australian coastline.

Jack has recently announced his debut international tour, with a 22-stop run across Europe and the UK set to kick off in March next year. Summer 2022 now finds Botts kicking off his biggest Australian National tour to date, playing NYE On The Hill (AUS), as well as completing his Slow Mornings Australian Tour throughout Jan/Feb before heading to Europe.

Happy listening xx

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-08-19

You’ll need your earplugs for this one! Known for their manic live shows and raucous post-punk Beige Banquet return to Edinburgh once again following a sold out tour. With a blueprint inspired by krautrock and art-punk, the band’s sound is one of dissonance, repetition and simplicity.

Jumping on support we’ve got local heavyweights The Wife Guys of Reddit along with dazzling newcomers The Thaw. It’s going to be one hell of a show.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-08-20

A fresh arrival to the Glasgow music scene, Dutch Wine are a hard-hitting three piece characterised by atmospheric guitars, emotive vocals and driving rhythm. Joining them for their debut headline at Sneaks are London indie-rock outfit Sad Boys Club! Combining the sensibilities of 80s pop with an erudite brand of confessional lyricism, Sad Boys Club have released their latests singles to consistent acclaim.

With support from The Tropicanas

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-08-21
Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-08-22

Surprise Chef are Melbournes cinematic soul journeymen, pushing moody shades of instrumental jazz-funk with a DIY mentality.
The centerpiece of the College Of Knowledge Records roster, Surprise Chef’s output reflects a meticulous education of 1970’s soul, touching on the legacies of composer/producers David Axelrod & Isaac Hayes, with cues also taken from the catalogues of Daptone and Truth & Soul.
Their debut LP All News Is Good News, released on College Of Knowledge in November 2019 and will be released worldwide via Mr. Bongo in the Spring 2020.
The LP slipped rapidly into the collective consciousness of underground music lovers around the world, with the first pressing selling out worldwide within a week of its release.
Surprise Chef’s live show is an odyssey through dark landscapes of analogue synth-laden funk and left-field library music-esque scenes; a flowing, linear puzzle of vivid minor-key expressions.’

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-08-23
Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-08-26

Fresh-faced new kids on the block, MADDS, are a solo bedroom project turned exciting alternative 5 piece band. In the little time they’ve been kicking about they have played some well loved venues, including here at Sneaks as a part of Independent Venue Week. MADDS bring their catchy, indie-rock tunes to each gig they play, alongside their engaging stage presence

Joining MADDS are much-loved locals waverley. who, with a rich blend of Americana-infused Indie Rock, Folk-rooted songwriting, and fierce dynamic shifts, are proving themselves to be one of the most exciting and innovative new acts to arrive on the Scottish music scene. Fresh off the release of two new singles in 2021 (the anthemic, pop-tinged, indie rocker “An Encore (All I Need)”, as well as the darker, more contemplative “Missing Thing”), the band are looking forward to a bright 2022 with the release of new single, “Shore” which sees waverley. take a more folk-rooted direction, expanding upon their already diverse musical palette.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-08-27

Like all the best pipedreams, STRABE first came about in the smoking area. Four year ago, whilst attending Cork Jazz Festival, Angelica Black and Emmet Carey met by chance in the smoking area and quickly realised they shared a spookily similar taste in music.

Emmet and Angelica eventually began writing together around Dublin, creating pulsing and woozy tracks that build a soft, uplifting soundscape worthy of bedroom dance parties.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-08-29

Chameleon Lady are back, returning to Sneaky Pete’s after a phenomenal sell out show in November 2021! They are ready to sell out once again and put on one hell of a show. Since they last performed at Sneaky Pete’s Chameleon Lady have performed a remarkable show at The Mash House in Edinburgh, played a live session on BBC Radio Scotland on the Afternoon Show with Grant Stott and performed a set at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh. In addition they have performed at various festivals this summer including Speyfest (July) where they shared the stage with Skerryvore, Rura and many others. Chameleon Lady have started to build a loyal and vast fan base. Be sure to pick up your tickets quickly as they will sell fast.

The nucleus of Chameleon Lady came together at school in Musselburgh four years ago, and after an apprenticeship served busking folk songs and pop music, they set about developing their writing and production skills in pursuit of a unique sound and style. The band’s first song (Home, The Highlands) quickly and unexpectedly became a Scottish festival anthem with a debut video to match, taking them to festivals in Scotland and France. An EP entitled Calling Card was then released to promote their first gigs on the Scottish circuit. The band spent the last eighteen months experimenting, writing and recording in the confines of their home studios. And now, four university degrees, fifty gigs and several costume changes later, Chameleon Lady have a new energy in the shape of an album of brand new songs freshly recorded, and a stage show ready to hit the road.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-08-30

Cola started collaborating in fall 2019 when Darcy and Stidworthy, both formerly of Ought, reached out to their friend Cartwright, who they had frequently met on the road while he was drumming with various other projects. “It wasn’t the post-Ought band right off the bat,” Darcy says, “we really just took time to enjoy the process of collaborating and writing songs together.” The band’s organic chemistry solidified quickly after a few sessions of jamming in-person.  Then, as the pandemic began, they were forced to decamp and write songs separately.  Working in solitude ended up becoming a “defining color as well as a barrier” to the album, says Darcy.  He notes that he wrote the lyrics to “Fulton Park” as a “dream landscape”, a sort of alternative to the frustration and depression he was experiencing at the time. 

The resulting record delights in its aversion to superficiality.  Although Darcy’s characteristically wry voice remains front-and-center, shifting from decisive to distressed and detached, his lyrical invocations remain only the first key to a much more intricate universe of sound and longing.  Individual tracks often feel like small revelations, and each element contributes to a streamlined and yet poetically expansive set of meanings, as the rhythms of the punchy and exuberant guitar parts, urgent basslines, and unexpected drum patterns all tangle with each other in an elegant dance.  Much greater than the sum of its parts, Deep in View is an album of artful and energetic post-punk that sparks novel interpretations with every listen, like an object that takes on new shape with each angle from which you hold it.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-08-31

Following their meeting and forming at college in Guildford, via a revelatory FIDLAR gig that made
them all re-set their ambitions, Blackwaters decided that the medieval market town had probably
had quite enough of their notorious yard parties, house gigs, and general noise and felt it was about
time somewhere else had a dose of them.
One glance at the heart-palpitating rental prices and a keen desire not to play the sort of games
bands in London are so often forced into sent Max Tanner (vocals), David Carpenter (guitar), Ollie
Franklin (bass), and James Watkins (drums) off looking for options. As a result, Sheffield became
home.
Blackwaters headstrong approach has seen them set up their own Jarred Up Records as a way of
getting their releases out to fans in the form of limited, handmade CDs and vinyl, and have gone on
to sign other local bands to their roster. Their Jarred Up Arts Lab is a constantly evolving project that
aims to unite musicians, artists, and creatives of all types to create a cohesive and productive fusion
of minds and ideas, similarly to the hubs that spurred on the work of many 1960s dreamers and
idealists. Their lifestyle is a ‘live together, drink together, work together, play together’ one, which
cements the idea that Blackwaters isn’t a hobby, a pastime, or something to do when they’re bored;
it’s the last gang in town, no plan B, backs to the wall, all-in. As it should always be.
Priding themselves on doing things their way rather than the way others might like to map out for

them, Blackwaters have become notorious in their adopted home city for their DIY approach. Pop-
up shops in their shared house and rammed gigs in their backyard have become the stuff of legend.

Those that manage to ram in gain “I was there when…” bragging rights, as well as being able to
shove two-fingers in the face of the “music isn’t exciting these days” nostalgia-vultures who so
regularly and eagerly wish to strip the carcass of the past at the expense of the present.
Fans of Blackwaters have come from both expected and unexpected places. Legendary producer
Youth latched on early, whisking them off to his Space Mountain Studios to work with them on their
debut EP, People Street, as well as inviting them along to be special guests on Killing Joke’s UK tour.
Support slots with the Marmozets, DMA’s, and Supergrass have also proved highlights for the band.
Given the frenetic, chaotic, volatile, and unpredictable live shows that are Blackwaters calling card,
it’s perhaps no surprise that the attention of Carl Barat was caught, getting them along for The
Libertines support slots and, along with Olly Burden, working on the tracks Let The Good Times Roll,
Down, So Far Out and Fuck Yeah with them.
2021 sees the release of Blackwaters debut album titled, ‘Something Good In Lost Time’ and taking
every opportunity they can to push things forward whilst avoiding tired clichés and pitfalls; a job
easier said than done in an industry that seems designed to break the minds and spirits of those not
up to the task. It’s getting harder and harder to be free; Blackwaters are here to make it seem not
just easy, but a whole lot of fun.

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2022-09-02

London desert-rockers The Howlers have quickly identified themselves as one of the UK’s must-see live acts. Gaining much deserved praise from radio royalty including BBC 6 Music, KEXP and BBC Radio 1 for their west coast sun soaked sound earning the band major programming on SoccerAm and Brooklyn 99 and Amazon Prime

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2022-09-03

Scottish singer/songwriter John Rush has played his folk-tinged pop songs in some of Glasgow’s greatest venues with regular appearances at legendary King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, O2 Academy, Barrowlands Ballroom and most recently The Royal Concert Hall. In 2018 he also played in New York’s Rockwood Music Hall and took his show to London.

New Album Beneath The Apple Tree, is a collection of acoustic stories, from fallen in love to sailing from cloud to cloud all the way to the moon. Blood On The Tracks meets God Willin’ & The Creek Don’t Risevia Govan.

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2022-09-04

Markel Scott, otherwise known as Bishop Nehru is an American rapper and producer, famed for bringing a fresh sound to the hip hop table. His passion for music surfaced as soon as he reached 13, writing jazz music and creating hip hop beats. By the time Bishop Nehru was just 15 years old, he dropped the debut mixtape, Nehruvia. Comprising 13 tracks, it boasted productions from J. Dllla, MF DOOM, DJ Premier and Madlib.

Since Bishop’s signing to Nas’ label, Mass Appeal Records in 2014, he has gone on to release music at an incredibly consistent rate. By 2014 he collaborated with MF DOOM on NehruvianDoom and in 2016 he dropped an entire LP, titled Magic 19. In 2017, Bishop Nehru released a string of albums, including Emperor Nehru’s New Groove, Strictly Flowz and Nehruvia on all streaming platforms.

Having performed the opening for Wu-Tang Clan’s 20th Anniversary, Nas, DOOM, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q & many others Bishop Nehru is a fresh rapper who is earning the respect of some of the greatest in the game.

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2022-09-05

WOODEN SHJIPS leader and MOON DUO member Ripley Johnson brings us ROSE CITY BAND!

It is impossible to talk about modern psychedelic music without mentioning Johnson. He has continually charted new cosmic paths that expand on the language of the genre. With Rose City Band, Johnson’s songwriting and beautiful guitar lines take center stage, the veil of psychedelia notably drawn back.

Rose City Band started purely as a recording project, with Johnson’s role mostly obscured for the self-titled debut album. Released with no promotion in the style of private press records, it was a liberating act, a focus on music without any expectations. Freedom from expectation and obligation gave Johnson the space to experiment with new instrumentation and arrangements. While his vocal treatment would be recognizable to any Wooden Shjips fan, the sparseness of the instrumentation lays bare the beauty of his writing. Shimmering guitar lines are free to shine, buoyed by driving rhythms. New to the mix are arrangements and instruments drawn directly from classic country, resulting in songs with more than a hint of twang. The aptly named Summerlong, Rose City Band’s sophomore album, is born of Johnson’s own fondness for the season an delivers an emotional lift—an expression akin to the joy of getting out there on a warm day, be it gathering for a BBQ, hopping onto a bike, leaping into a swimming hole, or simply reading in a park.

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2022-09-08

A fascinating mix of 90s grunge and Gen-Z DIY, Luxembourg-based duo Francis of Delirium signed to Dalliance Recordings following the success of debut single “Quit Fucking Around”. Led by 19-year-old Jana Bahrich, the duo completed by Chris Hewett, 30 years Jana’s senior, make songs that communicate Jana’s intense passion to connect with people intimately.

The band recently followed up their debut EP “All Change”, with “Wading”. “Wading” saw the band garner support from the likes of Pitchfork, NPR “[Bahrich] has a confident delivery for someone so young”, Stereogum, The Fader, Line of Best Fit, Paste Magazine, Consequence of Sound, DIY Magazine, Clash Magazine, BBC 1 and 6 Radio.

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2022-09-10

Propelled by a fondness for boundless jangle-pop, Toronto’s Ducks Ltd. (formerly Ducks Unlimited) is a duo that operates with the dynamism of a full band: Tom McGreevy (vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards) and Evan Lewis (guitar, bass, drum programming) met at a Dilly Dally show around the time they were both applying for permanent residency and playing in different local bands, quickly recognizing something in each other: a resolute love of underrated ‘80s indiepop a la Sarah Records (for Tom, U.K. groups like Close Lobsters and the Marxist band McCarthy; for Evan, The Go-Betweens and Flying Nun Records).

But impressive knowledge of niche pop music does not make a band: the pair started writing and recording together, taking the time to discover their musical identity. Their critically acclaimed debut EP, Get Bleak, released on Bobo Integral in 2019 and re-released on Carpark in 2021 with three additional songs reveals the key to Ducks Ltd.’s sound: simple charms, just like the music that inspired it, and a project best served when it’s just the two of them trusting the intensity of their creative relationship.

It’s worked out: Ducks Ltd. have played gigs with The Goon Sax, Weyes Blood and Juan Waters; they’ve received glowing praise in publications like Pitchfork, The A.V. Club and NME. But it’s their debut LP, Modern Fiction and its masterful melodies and depressive fun that confirms it: great things are here, and sometimes, all you need is a good friend to realize it.

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Ahead of your show at Sneaky Pete’s we kindly ask that you have a look at our rules:

* Proof of vaccination may be mandatory at the time of this show

* Please take a lateral flow test before you come to the venue 

* Don’t come if you test positive or have any symptoms

* Check in on our Test & Protect QR code on arrival

* Wear a face covering unless drinking or dancing

* Wear a face covering when ordering at the bar

* Use the hand sanitiser

* Please be respectful of others and leave space when moving around the venue or queueing

* Please don’t high five, handshake or hug staff

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2022-09-13

Following their killer show at Stag & Dagger Coach Party return to Edinburgh this September as part of Music Venue Trust and The National Lottery #revivelive tour. Tickets are buy one get one free, so bring that friend you’re always introducing new music to.

Signed to esteemed label Chess Club – whose past successes include Wolf Alice and Jungle – Coach Party found themselves subject to acclaim following the release of their debut EP Party Food. From Annie Mac to Clara Amfo to Huw Stephens, not to mention online tastemakers like NME, The Line of Best Fit and DIY, Coach Party have been lauded for their glittering indie-grunge that have drawn comparisons to Nirvana and Sonic Youth.

https://open.spotify.com/artist/4trP4C2bZ0TqMUxw0tLRAZ?si=-6vqmK6eRCqoN5A-iG5OEA
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2022-09-14

Blood Wizard sits between the worlds of art, punk and folk. Influenced by the likes of Cate Le Bon and Arthur Russel, Blood Wizard was born out of a fascination with folk-lore and a desire to challenge their creative limits as a writer. “There’s almost something to live up to with the name Blood Wizard. You can’t have this name and not make eccentric music. It almost forces you to be Avant Garde.”

An act that straddles genres to create a sound uniquely their own, Blood Wizard’s brand of ‘Wonky Folk’ blends components of classic folk with this aforementioned avant garde to create an environment to which their distinctive character can wander freely. Drawing similarities to the narrative led by murmurings of Kurt Vile as well as the unpredictability of Crack Cloud, it’s less about fitting in for Burns and more about developing a world, where the mystique and sheer eccentricity of Blood Wizard can be fully let loose.

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2022-09-15

“They’ve been making a great name for themselves at home in Liverpool and they’ve got a great cool blues thing going on” – Chris Hawkins, BBC Radio 6 Music

“Love it. Stunning, absolutely stunning” – Janice Long, BBC Radio Wales

Following their festival debut at the Liverpool International Music festival (LIMF) in 2019, Liverpool garage-blues rock band The Heavy North released their debut 4-track EP ‘Dive Bar Blues’ on limited edition 12” vinyl in December 2020
This year, The Heavy North released their long-awaited debut album ‘Electric Soul Machine’ on Saturday 23 rd April (Record Store Day) and have recently announced a UK headline tour in September 2022 including their biggest show to date at the Arts Club Theatre, Liverpool on Saturday 24 th
September where they’ll be performing Electric Soul Machine in full as a 12-piece band.
The Heavy North are Kenny Stuart (vocals), Jose Ibanez (producer/guitarist), Andrew Horrocks (bass
player), Ste Penn (keys player), Mark Rice (drummer) and Jack Birch (guitarist).

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2022-09-16

“Top class musicians… playing the music that absolutely feeds my soul” – BBC Introducing Scotland

“Seductively smooth soul music with incredible lead vocals” – Up and Coming Edinburgh

“I think it’s what the people need” – You Call That Radio?

Get ready for the epic vibrations of the Mother All Mighty sound! With their meticulously crafted songs and unique sound, this Edinburgh 7-piece produces powerful, original songs and soulful covers. 

Inspired by artists such as Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, Jorja Smith and Anderson .Paak, M.A.M are on a mission to bring you a fusion of Neo Soul, Hip Hop, RnB and Funk. 

Expect commanding vocals courtesy of formidable frontwoman Naledi Herman, complimented by a lush blend of vocal harmonies, all driven by a powerhouse rhythm section!

Follow M.A.M on Facebook and Instagram @motherallmighty for mighty fine musical releases, brought to you by a line-up of local talent.

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2022-09-20

When the moon and stars collided in 1953, something beautiful was born. It remained unbeknown to the general public until Courting formed, to shower the earth with their special brand of “music”. In 2020, after their ship was wrecked just off the coast of the Florida Keys, they found it within themselves to create a landmark piece of art. A piece of art so timeless, that they’ve been filling stadiums ever since. Indebted to their years of military training (and lessons in longform free-jazz), their debut EP Grand National is out April 9th

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2022-09-23

Billy Sullivan, former singer/songwriter of The Spitfires brings his new band to Edinburgh playing a set of new high octane songs alongside some more familiar material.

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2022-09-25

Outstanding singer-songwriter from Long Island Laura Stevenson hits a career artistic high with her eponymous 6th album.

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Ahead of your show at Sneaky Pete’s we kindly ask that you have a look at our rules:

* Proof of vaccination may be mandatory at the time of this show

* Please take a lateral flow test before you come to the venue 

* Don’t come if you test positive or have any symptoms

* Check in on our Test & Protect QR code on arrival

* Wear a face covering unless drinking or dancing

* Wear a face covering when ordering at the bar

* Use the hand sanitiser

* Please be respectful of others and leave space when moving around the venue or queueing

* Please don’t high five, handshake or hug staff

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-09-27

Plying their own distinct breed of art-punk – taking in fleet-footed guitar and drum motifs, bite-and-bark vocals and popping electronics – Speedy Wunderground’s The Lounge Society have made quite the reputation for themselves in their short time together. After releasing their debut EP Silk For The Starving to universal acclaim in 2021 (“The Lounge Society are assuredly blazing their own path” – NME) the band toured extensively throughout the UK last Autumn, performing sold-out, enthralling headline shows across the country, before taking their first steps onto European festival stages. This autumn, they hit the road again, playing shows that include their biggest Manchester headline so far at Gorilla, and London’s Village Underground, before capping things off with a special homecoming show at The Trades Club in Hebden Bridge. Their highly anticipated debut album is in the works with producer Dan Carey (Fontaines D.C., Kae Tempest, Squid, Grimes) again at the helm.

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2022-09-27

Unexpected viral stars FUR are “getting that balance where it doesn’t sound like a band from the ‘60s, it sounds like if a ’60s band were doing something modern. For some reason, even when we’d only written two songs, we already knew what FUR sounded like.” Without a label or famous friends, they’ve racked up millions of streams just by taking the age old love song and reinvigorating it, earning them critical plaudits from tastemakers such as Steve Lamacq and surprise fan Hugh Jackman. Their last show here sold out and since then they have supported Miles Kane and The Brian Jonestown Massacre.

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2022-09-29

Georgia Ellery and electronic producer Taylor Skye formed Jockstrap, with an intentionally crude name in stark contrast to their strange but sophisticated sounds. Ellery’s diaphanous songwriting and gentle vocals are disrupted by Skye’s harsh, unpredictable production. After releasing a handful of music independently, Jockstrap signed on with Warp (home of Aphex Twin) for the release of their 2020 EP Wicked City, which they toured on a series of sold out shows up and down the UK.

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2022-10-01

Heron Valley are a six piece energy-fuelled trad band from Scotland, rooted in Scottish and Irish traditional music.

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2022-10-05

“Every song LIFE put their name to has electricity coursing through it’s veins’’ CLASH 

LIFE are anchored by their hometown; the geography, history and community has always been the inspiration behind their creativity and on their new record the band pay homage to Hull and its folk. 

Their 3rd LP North East Coastal Town finds the band at the height of their powers as they carve up a wide-screen, brooding body of work that is drenched in a sense of belonging and reflection but still impressively maintains their trademark swagger and ear for pop sensibilities and guitar hooks.

“This band are flexing their creativity for sure, This is LIFE we are talking about, they’ll always have something to say, something to stand for, a band to get lost in for sure” Jack Saunders, BBC Radio 1

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2022-10-08
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2022-10-10

Door-to-door heartbreak salesmen, Nature TV, are heading to Edinburgh this October to tout their wares.

Straddling the line between indie-pop and psych-rock, their familiar yet unique sound is often compared to Peach Pit, Real Estate and Beach Fossils.

Highlights for the foursome include online support from tastemaker blogs for their last 2 EP’s, including DORKDIYGigwiseLine of Best Fit and many more. The singles have also received Radio XRadio One and BBC Introducing airplay as well as landing and maintaining Spotify playlisting on editorials including Hot New Bands, Garden Indie, Lovely Little Playlist, Lo-Fi Indie, Garden Indie and Alt Rocked, with their single ‘Hometown’ amassing over an incredible 1.4 million streams.

Their captivating and flawless live shows have earned them festivals spots at ILMCThe Great Escape and Wildpaths, invited to support PINS, VANT and Swimming Tapes, as well as touring the UK with Trudy & The Romance. 


“Dreamily beautiful indie pop” CLASH

“A shimmering blend of soulful indie-pop and a 70s soaked rhythm section” – The Line of Best Fit

“Indie’s newest shining stars”  DIY

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2022-10-10

Formed in the heart of England in the town of Northampton, Sarpa Salpa (named after a hallucinogenic fish!) have evolved both physically and musically to achieve their current form. Marcus Marooth, George Neath , Meg Amirghiasvand and Charlie Doe are four friends whose individual tastes and talents came together perfectly to become Sarpa Salpa. With influences spanning the breadth of the indie, pop and rock spectrum, Sarpa Salpa create a sound that is uniquely their own and has won them a loyal fanbase across the UK and beyond.

With extensive support from the likes of BBC 6 Music legend Steve Lamacq and BBC Radio 1 tastemaker Jack Saunders, Sarpa Salpa have amassed an impressive array of radio accolades including BBC Introducing Track of the Week (Casanova), Radio 1’s Next Wave (Say Something), and Jack Saunder’s Tune of the Week (Forwards Backwards). In addition, the band have received numerous plays on BBC Introducing, BBC 6 Music, Amazing Radio, Radio X and across the Student Radio Association Network (Class of 2021). Sarpa Salpa’s music has also been used several times on hit E4 series Made in Chelsea bringing their blend of indie disco to a whole new audience.

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2022-10-11

China Bears consist of twin brothers Ivan (guitar / vox) and Frazer (guitar) alongside bassist James and drummer Dean.  Their latest single is called ‘Back To How It Was’ and classic China Bears it was, too – all trembling guitars and mournful vocals building to a thoroughly piqued peak.
‘Back To How It Was’ is also taken from the forthcoming China Bears’ third EP ‘All That Distance’, which is due out in September followed by a UK tour in October, including a headline show at London’s Moth Club – full dates below.  The summertime will see the release of a brand new EP track called ‘Someone Kill This Party’, which encapsulates the increasingly vigorous, ever-vivacious China Bears live show, a set full of melodic thrust and half-maddened emotions, with emboldened singer Ivan driving the band onwards.
You get the sense that for China Bears there is little time to waste. One of the many, many casualties of the Covid 19 impact on SXSW ‘20, China Bears were then supposed to find some solace playing a springtime tour of the UK…which then got rescheduled for September…which was re-rescheduled for spring 2021…which finally took place in October last year. Making up for that lost time the Bears have hurtled into 2022, headlining a sell out show at The Lexington in London in February and storming through official showcases at SXSW in Austin, Focus Wales and The Great Escape in Brighton.
After self-releasing 3 singles the alt-indie five-piece teamed up with Fierce Panda Records for the release of the EPs ‘I’ve Never Met Anyone Like You’ and ‘Statue Still’, picking up attention from the likes of BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, BBC Introducing, Gigwise, NPR & Radio X. Along the way China Bears have played extensively around the UK, with notable support slots for bands such as: Genghar, The Districts, To Kill A King, Geneva, Neon Waltz and The Howl & The Hum. Next up they head out to these fine venues here, here and there…

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2022-10-13

Labelling his sound as ‘art-rap’ or ‘future R&B’, ATO’s fresh sound is reflective of his unique childhood that saw him jump between New York, Seoul and London before settling in York.

Taking influence from a rich diaspora of genres, ATO’s most recent work blends drum and bass with sparkling hyper-pop – all the while delivering nuanced reflections on race and identity with cut throat precision.

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2022-10-14

Formed late 2014 in Chester university digs, the three-piece band Peaness write catchy, fuzzy, harmony driven indie-pop songs about love, friendship, frustrations, Brexit and food waste.

The trio have been playing together since summer 2015, and their fun, friendships fuelled live performances have been winning the hearts and minds of people up and down the country. They have secured nationwide and international shows with bands such as The Beths, Kero Kero Bonito, The Cribs, We Are Scientists, The Big Moon & Dream Wife. They have performed at many festivals including Green Man, Benicassim, Truck, Great Escape, 2000 Trees, Kendal Calling & Indietracks. Peaness have received backing from across the BBC, including a live 6music session with Marc Riley, multiple plays on Radio 1, 2, 6music and have become firm favourites on their local BBC Introducing stations BBC Radio Wales and Merseyside. The band have also received support from Radio X with a live session with John Kennedy, as well as a multitude of press coverage from Kerrang! Magazine, Rolling Stone, Dork, Clash, Drowned in Sound and The Metro. The band have strong roots in the DIY scene, self-releasing their first EP ‘No Fun’, and releasing their critically acclaimed EP ‘Are You Sure?’ with UK independent label royalty Alcopop! They often make their own music videos, have close creative friends doing press shots and art work, and even have their mum’s making handmade squeaky peas for merchandise.

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2022-10-25

“Charlotte Cornfield is a songwriter like few others, so able to deftly create in her songs an emotional resonance that when plugged in, hits us all right where we can share in her memories.” – SPIN

“Highs in the Minuses is the kind of record you can tie your heart to; sharp, honest, and full of light.” – Gold Flake Paint

“What’s most striking about Highs in the Minuses is how Cornfield delves through crushing pain, disappointment, and anxiety without expressing a hint of bitterness or angst. The songs are raw but graceful, with an unrelenting openness that adds a strange sweetness to even Cornfield’s most harrowing memories and heartbreaking lines.” – All Music

“one of the year’s best records” – The Alternative

“There’s something deeply universal about the music Charlotte Cornfield makes, like the great story-telling songwriters she invites you into her world, and invites you to be a part of her stories. Her words resonate as if she’s dipped into your head and pulled your thoughts out to place them onto her lyrical page. If all of the Highs In The Minuses are this thrilling this could be a truly magical record.” – For The Rabbits

“‘Headlines’ is rootsy and warm and builds to a twisting chorus.” – Stereogum

“The beautiful thing about Charlotte Cornfield’s music is how she is able to make stories so personal to her, feel personal to you. On her fourth record Highs in the Minuses, Cornfield is her usual candid self, but she sounds steadier and her experiences are even more in focus.” -Exclaim!

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2022-10-29

Playing roots and rock driven alternative dance, MY BABY’s sound mixes the rawness of rock and punk, the warm sounds of roots and blues, with a touch of EDM and big beat. The Dutch-New Zealand trio have been spreading their psychedelic blues-trance-rave to the approval of audiences worldwide since 2012.

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2022-11-03

With a kind word and a mean yodel, Nick hopes to put the ‘Try’ in country. Wielding an ethereal croon and masterful whistle crafted from a lifetime chasing lizards through the Ozark hills, Nick Shoulders is a living link to roots of country music with a penchant for the absurd – coming across like Mac DeMarco born in the wrong century. 

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Ahead of your show at Sneaky Pete’s we kindly ask that you have a look at our rules:

* Proof of vaccination may be mandatory at the time of this show

* Please take a lateral flow test before you come to the venue 

* Don’t come if you test positive or have any symptoms

* Check in on our Test & Protect QR code on arrival

* Wear a face covering unless drinking or dancing

* Wear a face covering when ordering at the bar

* Use the hand sanitiser

* Please be respectful of others and leave space when moving around the venue or queueing

* Please don’t high five, handshake or hug staff

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-11-08

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2022-11-09

Lime Garden – four friends jumping over genre boundaries to create a sound that is uplifting yet laid-back. Harnessing catchy melodies and earworm hooks into an almost nonchalant net of lo-fi sounds, sprinkled with a dry-wit to bring their world to life. It’s a world of late-night conversations and observations that strike a chord.

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2022-11-11

Pinty’s witty wordplay and effervescent club sound take influence from the introspective poetry of The Streets, the downbeat moods of King Krule and the jazz tinged house tones of production partner Maxwell Owin. The South London MC follows his guest features on Glenn Astro and Jamie Isaac tracks with his full debut EP on Rhythm Section International, while beginning to make waves with his distinctly individual live performances, appearances on Boiler Room and Just Jam, radio residencies on Reprezent and Balamii and the front cover of the Peckham Peculiar.

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2022-11-12

Hailing from towns around the UK and formed in Brighton, KEG have a propensity for complex, sweaty rhythms twinned with impish humour.

This broth is ready to clog your arteries.

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2022-11-13

After supporting Scouting For Girls on their two month UK tour last year, Ben McKelvey returns with his own headline tour including a date at Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh on Friday 11th November 2022. He’ll be promoting a brand new album recorded with Roy Stride of Scouting For Girls. Only 80 tickets available!

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2022-11-17

Randolph’s Leap make pop music for unpopular people. The 8-piece group, led by songwriter Adam Ross, combine buoyant energy and catchy melodies with tenuous rhyming couplets, self-deprecating, humorous lyrics and unexpected tender moments. The band have released an extensive and beloved back catalogue via Scottish DIY labels Fence, Lost Map and Olive Grove Records and are set to release a brand new album, ‘Spirit Level’ on Fika Recordings in February 2021.

In 2018 a touring theatre show called The Isle of Love was devised around the band’s back-catalogue. They’ve recorded several Marc Riley sessions, performed at Green Man, T in the Park, Indietracks and Celtic Connections and have toured with The Burning Hell and James Yorkston. 2020 saw Adam cement his reputation as one of Scotland’s most prolific songwriters, releasing around 40 home-recorded songs via Bandcamp and Patreon as a creative response to Covid-19 restrictions. He also released an album of country-pop music under the pseudonym A.R. Pinewood.  

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2022-11-18

Armed with only an old telecaster that’s seen better days and her voice, Malco has toured the UK and mainland Europe extensively with the likes of Julien Baker, Jenny Lewis, Bob Mould, Dawes and The Joy Formidable.

Malco is set to release her debut album, ‘Failures’ on 5th June 2020 on 6131 Records (Julien Baker, Worriers).

“Bracing and infectious rock-and-roll blowout” NPR

“There’s a powerful vulnerability at the core of Malco’s music, delivered with a resolute self-assurance as she bares her soul, that makes her such a remarkable songwriter.” LONDON IN STEREO

“Bruised, bloodied but unwavering, Katie Malco is a fighter staring down existential and everyday crises. 4****”DORK

“A surging return” CLASH

“Trembling and raw” STEREOGUM

“She’s poised to gain even more traction” CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

“Soon enough, up-and-coming singer-songwriter Katie Malco won’t be so ‘up-and-coming’ anymore” PASTE MAG

“If you’re into stuff like, say, the new Ratboys and Soccer Mommy albums, you’ll probably wanna hear this too.” BROOKLYN VEGAN

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Ahead of your show at Sneaky Pete’s we kindly ask that you have a look at our rules:

* Proof of vaccination may be mandatory at the time of this show

* Please take a lateral flow test before you come to the venue 

* Don’t come if you test positive or have any symptoms

* Check in on our Test & Protect QR code on arrival

* Wear a face covering unless drinking or dancing

* Wear a face covering when ordering at the bar

* Use the hand sanitiser

* Please be respectful of others and leave space when moving around the venue or queueing

* Please don’t high five, handshake or hug staff

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-11-23

Somewhere within a lifetime of repeats, reruns and reboots, UK-based producer TVAM lives, crafting sounds and visuals which touch on our memories but toy with our fears.

Hypnotic tracks which straddle an impressive spectrum of influence; with Boards of Canada’s irresistible nostalgia, Suicide’s deconstructed rock’n’roll and My Bloody Valentine’s infinite noise all becoming touch points in TVAM’s musical output.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2022-12-01

Armed with a forthcoming debut EP full of biting, streamlined indie – all taught, propulsive rhythms and witty, acerbic vocals – the omnipresent backbone of small-town living lies front and centre in everything that Lincoln trio The Rills create, from their tales of ‘Stardog’s and ‘Skint Eastwood’s to the driving ambition to make something bigger of themselves that rings in every cutthroat riff. ? If you can take the band out of Lincoln, then you can’t take the keen eye for wayward characters and hometown anti-heroes out of the band, and nor should you want to. Having spent the past 18 limbo months cultivating a fervent online following (their joke-filled TikTok currently stands at a not-too-shabby 4 million likes), now The Rills – vocalist/ guitarist Mitchell Spencer, bassist Callum Warner-Webb and drummer Mason Cassar – are ready to pick up that mantle and run with it. “Growing up in a small town has had such a huge influence on the way I approach songwriting,” Mitch begins, “and, coming from there, we always felt like the underdogs. No-one ever does anything from Lincoln, so we had to be the ones to make it happen.” ? See The Rills on tour: January 31st – Leicester, The Cookie February 1st – Swansea, The Bunkhouse 2nd – St. Albans, The Horn 3rd – York, Fulford Arms 4th – Sheffield, Sidney & Matilda 5th – Reading, Face Bar

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2023-02-16

Tellison are a four-piece alternative rock band from Hammersmith in West London. The four met after an earthquake on the Isle of Arran. Their powerful, guitar driven indie rock has gained them recognition, being featured on the hit comedy “The Inbetweeners” and have shared stages with bands like Biffy Clyro, Noah and the Whale, Tubelord, Hot Club de Paris, Johnny Foreigner and many many more. They have released a few EPs and two full length albums, entitled “Contact! Contact!” and “The Wages of Fear”.

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