Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-01-24

At just 18, Cockenzie’s Johnny Brown is already a prolific songwriter, penning his first song at just 13. he has gigged in and around Edinburgh from a young age. In recent months, he has supported Kyle Falconer of the View, Adam Ficek of the Babyshambles and Sergeant.

Johnny made it to the Regional finals in Manchester for Teen Star 2015. Johnny has been privileged to be mentored by Edinburgh based musician and music producer David Whitmey over the last year and together they have produced his debut single called “Give Back the Sun”, a poignant reminder of the devastation of drug addiction.

Johnny will also release Brooklyn, a hauntingly beautiful song that reaches incredible vocal pitches. Johnny has a unique and very distinctive vibrato voice with powerful falsetto. Johnny Brown is definitely one to watch

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-01-25
Take Today 
“One of the hardest working new bands to break onto the Glasgow scene” – John Gilbert, G Note Events
 
“It’s only a matter of time, especially with what has been coming from the Take Today guys in the past year, it’s nothing short of brilliant” – New Hellfire Club Glasgow

FFO:- Biffy Clyro and Foo Fighters

WRTHLESS
4 piece pop-punk band from Scotland. Come get wavey.

FFO Neck Deep and Blink 182

THC Dreams
My life’s a porno. A joke turned mantra of the band. Inspired, like our music, by reality. From the salty taste in our mouths, left by the world of work, to getting smashed all the time. From daddy issues to love lost and found, THC Dreams has a finger on the throbbing, meaty pulse of a disenfranchised, apathetic sect of society. As 4 Bristol born and bred 20 somethings, unskilled and uneducated, feeling hopeless growing up in Tory Britain, our ears turned across the Atlantic. We were raised on a diet of Kerrang, Scuzz and emo; we barely avoided giving ourselves the big sweeping fringes. Spending our formative years in Bristol, a city with a vibrant musical history, opened us up to a vast array of genres. From DnB nights on Gloucester Road to UK hip hop blasting from house party sound systems, we have learned from and incorporated elements of the sounds that put our town on the musical map into our own brand of heavy, danceable emo.
Plus Local Support TBC
Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-01-26

Pleasure Heads – Falkirk four-piece Pleasure Heads channel the aggressive nature of the seminal Australian post punks into urgent guitar pop songs that propel indie rock into the present day.

Ørmstons – Ørmstons are a 4-piece Indie/Rock band from Leeds. Formed back in January 2016, they have been gigging and writing continuously. They have gained a supportive fan-based around Leeds, Newcastle, Manchester and London, especially since the release of their latest single ‘Mexico City’.

Moonlight Zoo – A primal mix of funky pop, beastly beats & growling riffs punctuated by sensible nonsense sang in three part harmony.

Fiendz – Fiendz are 4 eggs from the Southside who write hard boiled and scrambled punk

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-01-27

Shan Fabulist: A singer-songwriter based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Shan started learning the piano at the age of 7, but shortly thereafter stopped taking lessons because he was “quite rubbish”. By the time he decided to write his first song 20 years later, Shan had settled on the guitar as his instrument of choice because it was “much easier”. In 2018, Shan wrote and recorded his debut musical release, a concept EP, entitled ‘V’ which explores themes relating to mental health and the impact of mental illness on relationships. ‘V’ was released on 06/12/2018 and received generally favourable reviews from Shan’s friends and family, “I’m probably a bit biased but think it sounds fab.” – Shan’s Mum.

Spooky Books: Layering arcane fingerstyle guitar below beautifully personal, yet catchy and uplifting melody lines. Spooky Books find a sonic space of his own, reminiscent of Ben Howard with the attitude of The Menzingers.

Jake Poynter: Commonly mistaken for a professional model because of his dashing good looks, Jake is actually a professional musician! He is a veteran of the Edinburgh music scene, playing in several bands through the years including Hold The Suspect, Scotia, and many more! Jake’s band credentials certainly show he’s a team player but for this gig he’s flying solo! We’ll see if he lives up to his CV – “I work well independantly or as part of a team!”

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-01-28

Makeness can be mapped to the vast, open hills of Scotland, and a desolate ridge of the same name where producer and songwriter Kyle Molleson arrived after a less-trodden path. His childhood was spent moving between Edinburgh, The Outer Hebrides and South West England, before an interest in music and technology in part led to a degree in Electronics at Leeds University. Here, playing bass in Glad Hand led to numerous trips north of the border to work on albums in the hillside studio he helped build.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-01-29

Brigid Mae Power is an Irish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who paints her songs in dreamily expansive strokes, transporting earthly compositions into universal and exultant realms.

“The Two Worlds churns like rough seas, Power’s voice veering between steely warning and piercing transcendence” – THE GUARDIAN

Her self-titled debut on Tompkins Square was a majestic suite of reverb-swathed laments for voice, guitar, piano, accordion, and harmonium, recorded at the Portland studio of key musical foil Peter Broderick. Themes include transformation, change, motherhood, acceptance, strength, courage and trust. In the words of Power, the album is about “trusting if you lose yourself or your way — you can come back”.

Upcoming album The Two Worlds is another masterful collection of effortless, affecting folk, and an album that furthers the songwriter and multi-instrumentalist’s already stellar reputation.

“The Two Worlds is Power’s most ambitious and her most introspective” – PITCHFORK

“The two worlds coexist beautifully here, the soft Power and the raw” – UNCUT

Live, Brigid can encapsulate the timeless magic of her songs either solo or as a duo with Peter. Thus far she has toured throughout Ireland, UK and the US together with artists including Lee Ranaldo, Richard Dawson, Alasdair Roberts, Peter Broderick and Ryley Walker, with performances at Le Guess Who? and TUSK festivals along the way.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-01-30

Independent Venue Week is a bit like Record Store Day, but for music venues, and it’s a week, not a day. You get the idea.

Our fourth Independent Venue Week is definitely our most punk rock one so far, with amps and attitudes turned up to 11.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-01-31

Rascalton are one of the most exciting punk orientated bands to come out of Glasgow at the moment. Support from Strange Bones.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-02-01

Fresh Produce present a line-up of upcoming bands from Scotland and beyond.

Feral Family (Sheffield)
The Roques (Dundee)
Third Party (Glasgow)

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-02-02

Heavy Rapids are an Alternative Punk/Rock band based in Glasgow, formed in 2017. The group is composed of Dillon Squire, Johnathan Boyd, Antony Becirspahic & Jamie Crawford.

In their first year the band have had multiple festival appearances including TRNSMT’s Jack Rock Stage w/TF and Glasgow’s Tenement Trail which highlights the best new music in the UK right now.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-02-03

Tasters are just coming out of Allusinlove’s outstanding new record they have nailed with the producers behind some of the best rock records of the last two decades, such as St Vincent’s ‘Masseduction’, Foals ‘Holy Fire’, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s ‘Fever to Tell’, Korn ‘Korn’, Smashing Pumpkins ‘Siamese Dream’ and Royal Blood ‘Royal Blood’.

It’s fair to say this is a band with a very bright future.

TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY 12TH DECEMBER.

Independent Venue Week is a bit like Record Store Day, but for music venues, and it’s a week, not a day. You get the idea.

Our fourth Independent Venue Week is definitely our most punk rock one so far, with amps and attitudes turned up to 11.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-02-06

THE BAND: Consisting of Scott Macleod (bass, vocals), Calum Fraser (guitar) and David Matheson (drums), the band didn’t form its current guise until the duo moved to Glasgow. With Scott and Calum having already performed together in high school, they recruited Outer Hebridean expat David to join forces and One Big Fuse were officially born. Since then they have picked up support from Jim Gellatly’s New Music column in The Sun as well as airplay on Amazing Radio and BBC Rapal.

THE SONG: Growing up on the Isle of Lewis, One Big Fuse spent their youth escaping their surroundings by ripping MP3’s of ’90s radio-rock bands. The ’90s-style pop-punk influence can be heard immediately on “Swimming Pool” as One Big Fuse showcase their quirky, upbeat sensibilities for almost 3 minutes worth of uplifting rock music. Heartfelt vocals, expertly delivered by Scott Macleod, are accented by soaring fuzzy guitar segments, reminiscent of blue album era Weezer, and are impressively brought neatly together by a hip shaking beat.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-02-07

“Shimmery psych guitar, spacey grooves and indie falsetto vocals. Ones to watch.” – Mojo Magazine.

“A fast rising band of astral voyagers.” – Clashmusic.com

‘This band will soon be up there with their Manchester mates Blossoms.” Dave Monks, BBC Introducing

One thing The Vryll Society aren’t short of is admirers, Lauded at just about every turn by press and public alike, the release of their debut LP for Deltasonic Records has brought great critical acclaim loads more fans and has led to sold out shows on their recent UK tour.

Discovered and nurtured by the late and much missed Deltasonic founder Alan Wills, they fitted the type for him perfectly. He instantly saw in them similar attributes he’d previously found in the early days of The Coral. The confident swagger, the solid union formed by their band-of-brothers gang mentality, their willingness to stand outside the conventional and often stifling jangly Liverpool scene, and the work ethic. Always the work ethic.

“Alan taught us that all you need to conquer the world is a rehearsal room, your instruments, a good work ethic and a positive attitude and you’ll get there. He kind of taught us the rules and the attributes that you need to have to be successful so we’ve just continued on that path” says frontman Mike Ellis.

That unit have spent the intervening time creating and honing their own brand new-psych sound, and building up a fanbase with their superlative live shows. Live, The Vryll Society are a formidable force as seen on their recent UK tour with sold out shows across the UK they have begun to see a groundswell of fans growing fast. Crowds singing their songs along with them is what they have been working towards and is making their unique live shows unforgettable.

Drawing from an eclectic palette of influence from deep funk to Krautrock, electronica and prog, they’ve created a heady, intoxicating, pin sharp, and tightly wound groove, It is at once blissful, dizzying and madly infectious. It’s that eclecticism, that kaleidoscopic swirl of influences which brings together hip-hop flavours, with the prog stylings of names such as Aphrodite’s Child and The Verve – pre Urban Hymns – when the drugs were still working.

Their gang mentality binds them together over the ideas formed by spending long hours together in the rehearsal every day. Hotwiring these ideas into the heads of the crowd through extended psych jams and deep solid grooves gives a different show every time, and with each and every set, the offer gets better.

The songs that fill the delicious grooves of debut album “Course Of The Satellite” weren’t so much written as devised or developed, brought together organically over months in the band’s underground lair, or over weeks in Liverpool’s Parr Street Studios. Working closely with producers, Wills’ right-hand man and Deltasonic brother-in-arms Joe Fearon and Tom Longworth. The result is a work of impressive confidence and stature.

The world is ready, willing and more than able to take The Vryll Society even deeper to their heart. The path Alan Wills showed them awaits. It’s a path that leads to greatness.

We are proud to be a PRS Foundation ‘Talent Development Partner’ and with their help we have been able to curate our ‘New Waves’, ‘Night Music’ and ‘Central Belters’ programmes.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-02-08

Hailing from all corners of Ireland, The Murder Capital are a post-punk band driven by the desire to affect cultural change.

We are proud to be a PRS Foundation ‘Talent Development Partner’ and with their help we have been able to curate our ‘New Waves’, ‘Night Music’ and ‘Central Belters’ programmes.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-02-09

Krow:
is a Punk EDM Band based out of Edinburgh. She is know for her powerful vocals and strong lyrics. Truly an exciting attention demanding show, fantastic music!

Mother eat moth:
Is a noisy Rocky band based out of Edinburgh/Glasgow. A loud and high energy show…!

Special guest TBC

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-02-14

One of Edinburgh’s most dynamic and explosive jazz-funk acts! Boasting a monstrous 3-piece horn section, and driven hard by keys player/singer-songwriter Mike Kearney, the Edinburgh 7-piece blends the best of all styles in their high-octane and colourful original material, inspired by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Steely Dan and James Brown. Old school regulars at Edinburgh’s award-winning Jazz Bar, The Katet have long forgotten how to disappoint. Dance music for the thinking man!

“Dynamic, danceable, and dastardly catchy” – Sunday Mail ****

“Edinburgh funk behemoths… a masterclass in the madness of jazz-funk” – Channel 7A”

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-02-15

We’re thrilled to welcome Drag City artist Alasdair Roberts with his new collaborative project ‘What News’. Alasdair has worked with Will Oldham, Jason Molina, Josephine Foster, Mairi Morrison and Karine Polwart as well as members of Arab Strap and Trembling Bells.

This may be his nest work to date, and as Songlines put it “Roberts is in excellent voice… Skuse’s fascinating use of electronics marks her out as a unique composer-musician, and the keyboard work is minimal and perfectly weighted against Roberts’ vocals. What News just might be the best of Roberts’ trad albums – and that makes it essential listening”.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-02-17

A ‘Nerd Disco’ project from Founders/co-writers of The Moonlandingz, Adrian Flanagan & Dean Honer in cahoots with vocalist Leonore Wheatley.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-02-19

The Virginmarys make honest, hard-hitting indie rock and their sophomore LP ‘Northern Sun Session’ has received widespread acclaim from the likes of Clash, CoS and even the Wall Street Journal.

They will sound bloody mega in Sneaks, a proper dance floor gig – we’re excited to be hosting this one!

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-02-20

Art Brut! Top Of The Pops!

Heads up, this show is set to sell out fairly soon.

We are proud to be a PRS Foundation ‘Talent Development Partner’ and with their help we have been able to curate our ‘New Waves’, ‘Night Music’ and ‘Central Belters’ programmes.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-02-21

Songs are inspired by aliens, space and the extraterrestrial.

I’m writing to apologise for my recent behaviour, and to set the record straight on a few things.

It turns out that sound-proofing a garage is pretty damn hard and to get the guitar tone I like I have to turn my amp up all the way, otherwise it sounds like the beach boys throwing up.

All at the same time.

In harmony.

I’m sure you understand.

I am particularly embarrassed about the burger wrapper that blew into your pond.

Who knew fish would want to eat that stuff?

Anyway, I hope they’re now ok.

I think I’ve managed to recover all of the clothes that were taken from your clothes-line.

I personally didn’t find it funny when Eddy dressed up in your wife’s clothes, but you’re only 20 once.

Unfortunately the midnight tones are essential – but I’ll be more selective about who I invite over in the future.

I’ll also try to be more careful about knocking your bins over with my car.

The trouble is that it’s quite long and really awkward to turn.

Oh and for those who asked, I call it surf rock.

But whatever, Homemade stuff all sounds the same to me.

Come hang with me sometime.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-02-22

After 4 sell out shows in a row in Glasgow including two at the legendary King Tut’s venue, Luna The Professor make their Edinburgh debut with a headline show at Sneaky Pete’s. The gig is to promote the release of their infectious debut single ‘You’ which will be released on all major streaming platforms on 15th February

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Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-02-23

We are proud to be a PRS Foundation ‘Talent Development Partner’ and with their help we have been able to curate our ‘New Waves’, ‘Night Music’ and ‘Central Belters’ programmes.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-02-24

One of our favourite breaking bands this year, check out their amazing single ‘Painkiller’.

Reading 5 piece Valeras are ready to make 2019 their own. The music this dynamic 5-piece produce belies their years with Rose Yagmur, Max Sealy, Katie King, Cat Beazley and George Parnell all being aged between 17-20. Live the band have paid their dues picking up a wild and devoted following. This year alone they have already toured with The Wombats, Yonaka, The Amazons, The Regrettes, Fickle Friends, Demob Happy and have appeared at Reading & Leeds Festivals, The Great Escape and Live At Leeds.

Already tipped by Radio 1, BBC Introducing, Radio X and Spotify, their single’s ‘Painkiller’ and ‘Louder’, produced by Larry Hibbitt (Sundara Karma, Nothing But Thieves) pack a punch with the band’s gorgeous vocal harmonies complimenting the raw guitars throughout. Latest single ‘Painkiller’ was added to the Radio 1 Daytime Playlist by BBC Introducing Berkshire.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-02-25

The ever-grafting son of the smith, Seán McGowan, is barrelling into 2019 via his favourite place: the road.

With 2018 an indelible highlight and highpoint of his decade of crafting songs, Seán is stepping up his already considerable efforts to bring his smart wordplay and clash of sad and riotous tunes to everyone he can muster.

As he prepares for his biggest headline show to date, a Christmas homecoming in Southampton at the 1865 supported by friend and labelmate Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. (last remaining tickets here) Seán has now announced an extensive UK tour to kick off the new year.

Following the release of his debut album Son of the Smith in May 2018 – available on vinyl, CD and download from Xtra Mile Recordings now – Seán has had opportunity after opportunity to show all sorts of crowds what he’s made of. His biggest show saw him performing main stage at the legendary Camden Roundhouse as one of the main supports at Frank Turner’s Lost Evenings II. He toured with more friends and Xtra Mile family Skinny Lister, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. and Will Varley, as well as fellow working-class hero Billy Bragg.

He skirted the fringes of the island with a set of dates in lesser-played Scottish towns. And he ended a year of touring with a UK and European jaunt with eternal folk travellers The Levellers, in somewhat of a dream support slot.

Now, as always, he’s thinking big and now’s the time to see Seán get his band in on the act for this full UK tour in February and March 2019, with 21 stops and hardly a day off in between.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-02-26

This Brighton-based psych three-piece are just off tour with Jack White, and next they are showcasing their totally brilliant second LP ‘HOLY DOOM’ at Sneaks.

Turbo show for those who like their riffs chunky and their vocals screaming.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-02-28

Forgetting the Future are an indie rock act from the most Northernly part of Scotland. Having released their E.P ‘Under the Influence’ in 2018, this year will hopefully hold big things for the band.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-03-07

Amy Lou

Fiesty Indie Pop with a wee Scottish Growl , Amy Lou will have you singing for more after every chorus. From the musically historic town of Dunfermline , Amy Lou are breaking the waters and gaining industry attention with their debut single ‘Chania’ gaining the nod of approval from Scottish Muso Jim Gellatly after playing it several weeks in a row on his new music show after it’s October release.

LISTEN HERE

The Plastic Mac
“Living, breathing rock ‘n’ roll” – Let it Happen Blog. Indie Rock ‘n’ Roll band from Fife.

LISTEN HERE
https://open.spotify.com/track/3OnsnrOSYhWAupqqoH7Nhv…

Additional Support TBC

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-03-09

RAFFER is a DIY clean-cut indie-pop artist from Kent. Having supported household indie names like King No-One, The Academic, Airways and Indigo Husk. RAFFER – aka. Callum Rafferty – has jumped from stage to stage across the UK tearing up crowds wherever he goes.

RAFFER’s self-produced, upbeat singles have gained much love from the likes of TWRW Magazine, It’s All Indie and BBC Radio 1’s Abbie McCarthy, describing his music as “Songs I can guarantee will get lodged in your brain”.

With RAFFER’s feel good pop tunes and a powerful, energetic live set to match, he is destined for big things throughout the next year.

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2ZI6j0F8C6PXnsUvGjp6fg
FACEBOOOK: https://www.facebook.com/RAFFERmusic/

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-03-10

“AggroCULTURAL PUNKtronica from AnaLOGe Dendrophilia Mediators. Woodland Agitators. The Agricultural Kraftwerk. A kind of uptempo Krautrocky dance, like mashing up Shangaan triple-time-Casio electro with a ‘70s groove.”

Snapped Ankles may be the most exciting band in the UK right now, like the sounds of Can, Health and Fat Whites shaken in a barrel with vinegar and bicarb. The are ferocious, wildly creative, and utterly enthralling.

This show is part of our New Waves programme made possible by PRS Foundation.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-03-21

HIGH FADE
Funk tinged tunes from Edinburgh-based three-piece High Fade, New to the scene, these guys have been slowly making their way up the ranks.

From busking on Princes Street to headlining the Voodoo Rooms, High Fade play their debut show at Sneaky Pete’s.

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/HighFadeBand/

INSTAGRAM: @highfademusic

JIMI GET YOUR FUNK ON
The band takes its name from the psychedelic music of the ‘Jimi Hendrix Experience’, that influenced the music of many of the members. With psychedelic music in mind, the band set out to write their own version of psychedelic funk associated with acts such as Parliament, altered with the bands influence by jazz fusion artists such as Herbie Hancock. The band consists of two guitar players, two brass players, keys, bass, and drums, on top the entire band vocalising and improvising in turn.

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/jimigetyourfunkon/

Further support to be announced.
Tickets on the door-£7.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-03-23

BLACK DOVE make “fast-paced punk to heady rock singalongs” – TENEMENT TV

Support from Felix And The Sunsets and Echo Moon.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-03-23

BLACK DOVE “fast-paced punk to heady rock singalongs” TENEMENT TV

Plus more TBA

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-03-29

The Real Ink are embarking on their biggest UK tour yet going bringing the INK sound from south to north.
What is the INK sound? A mixture of Funk, Reggae, Jazz and Ska.
Its a momentum of sound. From when the first note of the saxophone hits to the last beat on the drum. Get ready for soulful vocals and funky bass and guitar. Get ready for something that you will be hard to comprehend but will hook you indefinitely.
Its a momentum of sound. From when the first note of the saxophone hits to the last beat on the drum. Get ready for soulful vocals and funky bass and guitar. Get ready for something that you will be hard to comprehend but will hook you indefinitely.

Supports come from the local and captivating five piece band – The VanderBlues. Expect upbeat, energetic… something very special.

Tickets on sale soon via Skiddle

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-03-30

Scruff of the Neck presents

ist ist
“Majestic post-punk. Haunting and hypnotic.” – Louder Than War
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ististmusic
LISTEN: https://soundcloud.com/ististbroadcasting
TWITTER: @ististmusic
INSTAGRAM: @ististmusic
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“a Super-cool imprint” – Manchester Evening News
“Scruff are proving themselves to be instrumental in bringing forward new talent” – Louder Than War
“A one-stop-shop for getting acts to the next level” – Ben Ryles, DHP Family
“Discovering and developing some great talent in Manchester and beyond, it’s exciting to be working with them” – Joe Vesayaporn, Music Glue

ADVANCE TICKETS: £8

AGE POLICY: 14+

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Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-04-03

Alex Rex is the solo project from Alex Neilson (Trembling Bells/ Bonnie “Prince” Billy) and friends. Singing songs of love, loss and loathing. This is their first UK tour promote new album OTTERBURN (Tin Angel Records). Misanthropy has never sounded so glorious.

Jill Lorean is the nom de guerre of Jill O’Sullivan – founding member of Sparrow & The Workshop and BDY PRTS – two of the most innovative and incendiary bands to come out of Glasgow in the past 15 years. Uptight and soulful with a smear of gut-bucket Blues, Lorean is the perfect culmination of Jill’s distinctive songwriting.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-04-11

On sale 9th November 10am

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-04-19

Top drawer, hard hitting garage-punk from Australia.

Fiercely independent, their debut album – Late Teens – was mixed, recorded and produced entirely by the band during an intense six week period in the bassist’s house.

With current single ‘Headwreck’ being picked up by Radio One and Kerrang! radio, 2019 is looking to be a big one for Press Club.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-04-20

With influences ranging from traditional folk to the more rocky bands like Gogel Bordello, Cold War Kids and Jack White, HM&TC are a band on top of their game right now. They might just be one of the hardest working bands in the country, with constant touring that has included appearances at the likes of Glastonbury, Bestival and Boomtown festivals, as well as critical acclaim that has led to an ever growing fanbase across the world. Their music has recently been used in the Oceans 8 film as an added bonus for the band. A live show not to be missed!

14+ show

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-04-25

The story of Ten Fé is a love story, of sorts. For the songwriters at the centre of it – Ben Moorhouse and Leo Duncan – the band is the eventual realisation of two respective careers spent navigating the bumpy terrain of the music industry. Both have been in bands before, some successful, some less so, until in each-other they finally found a musical partnership built on a deeper understanding.
 
Leo Duncan is from the Black country – the ‘armpit of England’, he jokes – raised in an Irish household, steeped in a tradition of folk singing. Ben Moorhouse is from East London and found his musical feet at school  – picking up a guitar, and moving through Britpop into psychedelia and then jazz as he progressed through his teenage years and onto a Royal Academy music degree. They met around the time Ben was enjoying success playing bass in indie outfit Golden Silvers and the pair began working together on the side-lines. Between busking on the London underground, they wrote songs in each-other’s bedrooms, and eventually in 2015 started releasing music in their own right. Ten Fé was formed. Their debut album Hit the Light arrived in early-2017 and received widespread acclaim, with comparisons to Britain’s Madchester scene of the late 80s and early 90s and Springsteen-esque Americana. It struck a chord, enjoying in excess of 30 million streams on Spotify and inspiring sold out shows in the UK, America, and Europe.
 
They felt a renewed sense of confidence when it came to writing the ever-daunting follow up. They set up shop in a vacant driving licence office in Walthamstow where the majority of the writing has been done. As they neared the end of the process, they took their collection of songs and the rest of the expanded Ten Fé band – Rob Shipley, Johnny Drain and Alex Hammond – to Oslo where they tracked the record before returning to London to finish it off with producer Luke Smith (Foals, Depeche Mode, Petite Noir, Anna of the North) and have it mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Florence & The Machine, Amen Dunes).

Finding a sweet spot somewhere between the woozy drawl of War on Drugs and the taut melodrama of Fleetwood Mac, they focused their sound into something distinctively Ten Fé.  The duo’s songwriting has matured since their debut to become something more subtle, evocative and emotionally compelling.

All attention is now focused on the resultant record – ‘Future Perfect, Present Tense’ – which is due for release on 8 March 2019 via Some Kinda Love/PIAS. It is a poignant, uplifting meditation on everything that’s brought them to this point, and all they’ve left behind in getting there. Already introduced by first single ‘Not Tonight, and now brand-new offering ‘Won’t Happen’; an early standout which bounces with a lithe groove while Leo Duncan, on vocals, laments and repents for his past indiscretions. 

What ‘Future Perfect, Present Tense’ adds up to is a record about time – the time it takes, the time you’ll never get back, and the times still to come – from a band with a deep appreciation of taking the rough with the smooth. The journey to its completion has been about stripping away the distractions and being truthful to themselves. 

After everything, Ben and Leo have finally stopped chasing other people’s dreams and brought it back to a simple connection that is unique to the two of them. Translated into English, Ten Fé is the Spanish for “have faith”. New album title “Future Perfect, Present Tense” conveys further their commitment to the cause and a reminder of their unwavering optimism. Both of these mottos are apt for the pair of songwriters – a band who’ve learnt to trust each-other, and know the rest will follow.

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2019-04-26

Amber Cross released her debut album “You Can Come In” in March of 2013. Country Music People Magazine/UK, discovered the album and gave it a 5 Star Review and CD Of The Month, saying “Every now and again a debut CD arrives and you know about 30 seconds in that you are experiencing something a bit special… it’s appeal is likely to be broad, from bluegrass, rootsy Appalachian, to country or honky-tonk.”

Authenticity is a difficult thing to measure in American roots music. It’s not in the hat you wear, or the twang in your voice. It’s in how well you understand that the music comes from the land, and that its roots run deep. Americana songwriter Amber Cross understands this, and on her new album, Savage on the Downhill, she makes music as beholden to the landscapes of Northern and Pacific California, where she lives and travels, as to the visually-rich songwriting she crafts around it. Her songs hang heavy with the yellow dust of dirt roads, plunge deep into the soft loam of the forest. Cross connected with other great American songwriters, Gurf Morlix and Tim O’Brien, who both came onboard for the album, with O’Brien complimenting her “no bullshit style of singing.” If there’s a rawness to Cross’ voice, a plainness to the words, it comes from the fact that Cross knows the roots of this music aren’t fancy. They’re built by hand and filled with honest words and hard-won truths.

The songs on Savage on the Downhill are deeply visual and inextricably tied to nature, whether the California forests that Cross roams through, or the high deserts outside Austin, Texas, where she recorded the album. Throughout, Cross moves easily through different styles of country and folk songwriting, from Bakersfield outlaw attitude to Woody Guthrie plain-spoken folk.

“Every once in a while music comes along that you just know instantly that you are going to like. Amber’s melodies are more than complemented by thoughtful, interesting and honest lyrics, along with fine, understated musicianship that proves the old adage that “less is more”. The result is a set of superbly crafted, well-rounded, addictive songs that stay with you long after the last notes have ended, and make you hungry for more.” -Duncan Warwick, Country Music People Magazine, UK

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-04-27
Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-04-28

EYRE LLEW will be touring the UK, playing a string of intimate shows to celebrate the release of a new Split EP collaboration they recorded with their South Korean tour exchange friends.

The split began in 2018 between Asia tour dates when both bands went into the studio together during their time in Seoul. It marks the end of an international tour exchange and an incredible time on the road together. We can’t wait for you to hear it. Learn more at www.eyrellew.com

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-05-02
Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-05-04

Tom Speight is making up for lost time. Laid low by illness, beset by problems both personal and professional, the songwriter returned to what he does best: writing songs.

Using his convalescence as a musical break, Tom found that music simply tumbled forth, a torrent of ideas, a flood of melody. “I wanted to do it,” he says. “I came out of a big relationship – four or five years – and then I was pretty low. I’d just come out of two major operations, so it was a good, cathartic way of getting on with things.”

“You have to live life, don’t you? Get your heart broken, meet someone and start something new. Experience things.”

Armed with some of his finest songs to date, when Tom Speight finally decided to push the button he did so in remarkable style. Four Eps were released across 12 months, racking up more than 12 million Spotify plays, earning support from Radio 2 and a high profile session on Jo Whiley’s show. Desperate to play live, he chalked up more than 80 shows in less than 12 months, from London to Poland, from the Scottish Highlands to the continent.

“It’s amazing, yeah,” he admits with a smile. “We went to number one in Brazil. We were number seven in the global viral chart, and number one in their viral chart. Nothing’s changed, really. I always thought the songs were good, otherwise I wouldn’t have put them out there.”

Supremely confident in his own work, Tom has developed a close relationship to producer Chris Bond. Working at Bond’s barnyard studio – “No phone signal, no internet… there’s not even running water!” – the pair focus purely on music, getting as close to the songs as they possibly can.

“We did all the foundations live,” he explains. “And then strings, cello, and piano we’d put over it afterwards as overdubs. I think you can hear it in the songs, that it’s not polished. It’s a human thing, which I think is missing in music.”

“I could give him a dozen songs and he knew pretty much exactly what he was going to do with them. And that was a great feeling, as well. He had a real vision for them.”

As a kid, Tom Speight listened endlessly to those early Leonard Cohen albums, even going as far as to borrow his older sister’s classical guitar. That element of simplicity remains in his music, but his recent work feels more inclined towards Ryan Adams’ Autumnal romanticism, or even the simple yet affecting Celtic soul of Damian Rice, where each note has its own place driven by a deeply personal connection to the music.

That connection is something that fans feel, too. An entirely organic success story, Tom Speight has returned from the brink to find success in the only way he knows how – great songwriting, delivered on each and every gig. “Fans call me ‘friend’ – they think I’m their friend!” he exclaims. “I write messages for them when they buy the deluxe CD. You feel like you get to know people. I know what some of them do for jobs or how their wife is or something like that. It’s that nice feeling of having personal interactions with the fans. It’s important.”

With four more Eps planned for 2017 – and countless international shows on the books – Tom Speight is able to relax a little, to breathe a little easier. “I think there’s been months where I haven’t written a song,” he shrugs. “I don’t think that’s a bad thing, though. I don’t think you should force them out.”

Wholly natural and completely organic, Tom Speight is able to find success at his own pace. Time to get caught up.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
2019-05-19
Sonars are a two-piece Electro-Psych outfit from the UK and Italy. The band consists of Brighton-born Frederick Paysden and Serena Oldrati from Bergamo.
Their live performance revolves around their loop stations which they use to recreate their songs layer by layer, drawing inspiration from Alt Rock, Psych Rock and Trip Hop.

In 2018 they released a new single which was played on several UK radio stations, followed by official showcases at SXSW (Austin, TX), Canadian Music Week (Toronto, ON) and an extensive UK tour. After a busy festival season, they went on to support Thirty Seconds To Mars and Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) at the open-air Milano Rocks festival in September, performing before a crowd of thousands of people.

https://soundcloud.com/sonarsmusic/tracks