Firecracker Recordings present ‘Heal Yourself & Move #8’: Nummer (Going Good)
Saturday 1st April
Stillhound plus special guest Emilie
Edinburgh based Stillhound, consisting of Fergus Cook, Laurie Corlett-Donald and Dave Lloyd met in 2009 at highschool taking inspiration from art, geography and the far flung soundscapes of their homeland, creating an avant-pop record with glacial electronics and packed with unashamed synth pop moments. In October 2016, they released their debut album ‘‘Bury Everything’, mixed by Gareth Jones (Depeche Mode, Interpol, Grizzly Bear) and was mastered at Abbey Road.
Their lead single ‘Time Enough For Love’ with it’s gossamer electronics provides a fitting backdrop for singer Fergus Cook’s hushed yet urgent vocals. The track racked up plays on BBC 6 Music, Amazing Radio, BBC Scotland and projected the band forwards to new horizons. This year will see the band releasing an EP entitled ‘Let The Best’ in March accompanied with a small tour of the UK, setting the foundation for the release of their second album. Most recently the band have been developing their live show into a slick beast that goes through the motions of intense to dreamy and understated over the course of a set.
Under The Spotlight feat. Shavonne Fraser, Jonnie Wallace, Ryan Pape
Tickets £4 on the door
Jules & the Blue Garnets with Martha L. Healy
Original folk/pop music that is ‘Fresh, clear…no saccharine. A bit like apple cider vinegar…tingly’
It has been a busy few months for Jules and the Blue Garnets including the release of their second EP, In the Early Hours, and a special live session for BBC Radio Scotland. On March the 31st, they are hosting a night of live music at their favourite Edinburgh Venue, Sneaky Pete’s. Their set will include tracks from the new EP, as well as some of the back catalogue.
Their sound has been described as ‘canned Summer’, ‘perfection’ and ‘stunningly beautiful’. When supporting Runrig, fans were told to expect ‘a beautiful voice and catchy songs’.
BBC Radio 4 host, and New York Anti-Folk creator, Lach, expressed ‘Jules and the Blue Garnets achieve a glittering smooth pop sound through confident melody and an enchanting songwriting style. An endearingly engaging band both live and on record. Highly recommended’.
BBC Radio Scotland’s Bryan Burnett wrote ‘JATBG’s live session was one of the highlights of BBC Radio Scotland Music Extra for me. It’s an infectious sound that we all fell in love with. They produce a bang on combination of pop harmonies and acoustic driven music’. Listen to the session here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04hj5m5
The night will also feature music from country/Americana singer/songwriter, Martha L. Healy, who was praised by Billy Block for having a ‘passionate voice that rings true and clear.’
J&tBG on Facebook: www.facebook.com/julesandthebluegarnets
HOT MESS is a queer dance party for freaks and lovers.
Simonotron selects acid thumpers, house bumpers, disco anthems and techno, um, manthems all night long.
Wear your best pants.
Firecracker Recordings present ‘Heal Yourself & Move #8’: Nummer (Going Good), House Of Traps
Nummer, AKA French producers Silvère Letellier and Emmanuel Corre, have been causing a stir in recent years with their dub wise and deeply spaced-out take on techno, house and weirder avenues in dance. Their unrelenting EPs of raw analogue house and techno on Going Good and Peur Bleue and Nummer Music were staples in The Living Mountain and have soundtracked many a HY&M since.
This month sees the duo’s long-anticipated and killer debut LP dropping also on Going Good. Not only skilled at a live club session, the duo are deadly selectors. Expect wild electronics, creeping electro, abstract & deep dance jams, cosmic techno, Detroit style tech-jazz all the way through to the roots – Italo, Disco, afro and dub. As usual, get down early as this promises to be a rammed one!
LaKyoto, Luna Delirious
“Pure pop bliss” – Tenement TV
“An impeccable sense of melody” – Clash
“Officially kicking ass” – Candid Magazine
“Pure unadulterated fun” – FAMEmagazine
“A prospect who’re impossible to ignore” – The Line Of Best Fit
The beauty is forever in the contrast. LaKyoto is representative of a new sound, for young people in ‘The Old City’. The band make electronic pop music with colossal melodies. Debut live performance will take place in Edinburgh on 2nd April 2017. Bring your war paint and your dancing shoes.
Coalition and Minival present:
Joy Orbison sold out
Rising star Dan Owen has announced his brand new single ‘Moonlight’, celebrating the release of his latest EP Open Hands and Enemies out today through LAB Records. His Open Hands and Enemies EP has already spawned the viral lead single ‘Made To Love You’, which has clocked up well over 1.3 MILLION streams on Spotify. It topped the Viral Chart in Belgium, hit No.2 in France and charted in the Netherlands, Hungary, Turkey and Indonesia.
‘Moonlight’ is a distinctly intimate insight into Dan’s stunning songwriting and jaw-dropping vocal abilities. It’s one of the most touching moments on the Open Hands and Enemies EP, a haunting love ballad that finds Dan at his most effortlessly smooth.
The remarkable singer is one of the most promising new voices in the UK today, gaining attention across the world with his deep, soulful, blues-inflected tones.
Dan Owen recently played a simply stunning sold-out headline show in the beautiful surrounds of St. Pancras Old Church, where he delivered an incredible performance, which stunned fans and critics alike.
Dan is currently playing in support of Birdy on her current UK are European tour, while he also joins Kaleo on the road for a nine-date tour throughout the UK and Europe.
Quickly becoming a globally resonating voice, Dan Owen is set to become one of the hottest news stars for 2017.
Posable Action Figures, ForeignFox, The Motion Poets
This year looks set to be a break out year for Posable Action Figures having already been tipped as one of, Vic Galloway of BBC Radio Scotland’s bands to watch in 2017 as well as being invited to start the year with a performance on STV.
With a self titled debut E.P. under there belt that was described as “marvellous” by The Scotsman and “Something a little bit special… an EP of the highest quality” by Netsounds. Posable Action Figures have developed a reputation for catchy punchy tunes paired with an explosive live show. Regular air play through 2016 and a jam packed gig schedule helped the band build an enthusiastic fan base.
From sneering garage rock and throbbing motorik, to blissed out space rock via experimental noise music.
l’Anatomie with Aera (Innervisions / Maeve), Hendry, and Kieran Apter
Aera AKA Ralf Schmidt was born in northern Germany in the mid 80’s, growing up in a small, grey town just in between the Baltic and the North Sea. When the first wave of house and techno swept through the suburbs, young Aera was right there in the middle of it.
In 2010, after years of honing his craft in the studio and buying records, Aera started his own label Aleph Music. The label became home to the majority of his own productions as well as remixes from the likes of Mano Le Tough, among others.
He spent the winter of 2013 on La Gomera (Canary Islands) and this trip would prove to play a major part in the development of him as an artist. He wrote a huge body of work and having never sent demos of his music to other labels before, Aera decided it was time for that to change.
His first demo (Freak Wave) was picked up by Innervisions immediately and so the spark was lit, a full EP with Maeve followed in the coming months and suddenly things were on the move.
2015 was a breakthrough year for Aera, with live shows at the Maeve showcase at Sonar Barcelona as well as the Ellum show at ADE in Amsterdam and Institut Für Zukunft Leipzig. DJ shows were also on the rise with clubs like Panorama Bar Berlin, Harry Klein Munich, Radion Amsterdam or The BPM Festival in Mexico all enlisting his skills.
With recent EPs on both John Talabot’s Hivern Discs and his own full four tracker on Innervisions, as well as continuing releases on Aleph Music, Aera has begun to take flight in his musical journey.
Watch this space!
This Feeling Club Night Presents
The Phantoms Single Launch: “Shadows”
“What Oasis would have sounded like if they had listened to The Doors rather than The Beatles” – Jim Gellatly
The Phantoms will be playing two headline shows as part of their single release. Their upcoming single ‘Shadows’ will be released Friday 21st April.
TEESH: All You Can Eat Mind Buffet
“I’m so sorry I was late!” – Palms Trax
“I think about it every day. I’d love to come back.” – Ruf Dug
“Just the best time!” – Project Pablo
So they say, but find come find out for yourself… Turn off the mind’s blinders and discern the heart’s truth at TEESH No. 45 with DJ Cheers and DJ Equipment taking turns in Sneaky Pete’s all night.
We don’t just play great music, we install a 7 dimension apparatus above the dancefloor and project retina swelling gorgeous psychedelia, sci-fi and dance inspiration throughout Like This
We also give away very nice posters Like This
Advance tickets secure entry (we regularly sell out) just £5
Live From TEESH Mix *Coming Soon*
This girl has it – the new ‘must’ Rolling Stone Magazine
Musically original and deliciously bonkers The Sunday Times
Hafdis Huld is one of Iceland’s most loved singers.
With a voice as pure as melt water and a razor-sharp wit to match any comedian, Hafdis’s shows are as memorable as the northern lights. She’s a regular on the major festival circuit and her European tours are a sell-out.
Performing songs from a brand new album as well as firm favourites such as Tomoko and Action Man, Hafdis will beguile you with her bubbly charm and supremely original songs.
I love her Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2
Love her to bits! Phil Jupitus
Hafdis is brilliant! Lauren Laverne, BBC 6Music
Sublime – charismatic story-telling pop of the highest quality Clash Magazine
Award winning rhythm and blues band The Blueswater will be playing a hometown Edinburgh gig to kick off their UK tour. They will be playing new original songs, and laying down their usual mix of hard rhythm and blues.
The Blueswater is a young award-winning, Edinburgh-based band that tours internationally. Influenced by gritty, old-school rhythm and blues they blend the Chicago sound of Chess records with the earthy, droning grooves of Mississippi to create a style that is truly unique. Thick guitar riffs and frenzied harmonica solos are built around driving rhythms to create raucous, high-energy performances.
In 2011, they premiered their show BLUES! At the Edinburgh Fringe to great acclaim, and in 2012 received a Mervyn Stutter Spirit of the Fringe Award. The show, a musical history of the blues genre, now regularly tours across the UK.
‘Edinburgh act The Blueswater have built a solid reputation in blues circles, both in Scotland and further afield’ The Scotsman
Dr Dunks (Rub n Tug, DFA) at Juice
Eric Duncan aka Dr. Dunks is a New York City based DJ/Producer best known for being one half of the legendary DJ & production duo Rub n Tug, half of DFA’s ‘Still Going’ and best pal of seminal Radio Show/Record Label Beats In Space!
Over the past couple years Eric has been working with Dean Meredith (Chicken Lips) releasing on Golf Channel Records under the name ‘The Rhythm Odyssey & Dr. Dunks
His latest adventure, ‘HAPPY FAMILY’ is a rugged analog machine music project with long time buddy Justin Vandervolgen (My Rules, TBD, !!!)
On his own or as part of one of the various partnerships, Eric has remixed artists like Roxy Music to Zero 7, Lcd Soundsystem, Cold Play, Todd Terje, Grace Jones, Chic Chic Chic and The Beastie Boys, just to name a few.
This will be an incendiary time on our dancefloor. Tickets advised!
PINS – Sold Out
One of our favourite Manchester band PINS have announced new single Aggrophobe, which will be the debut release from their forthcoming EP, and features a guest vocal from the legendary Iggy Pop.
PINS have tightened up into one of the most original outfits around, shimmering with controlled aggression. After their first US West Coast tour and performances at New York’s CMJ festival last year, PINS played at three sold out UK shows before touring with Sleater-Kinney, Drenge, Wire and Babes in Toyland. Get tickets to see them here on April 15th, it will sell out!
Robert Kilmurry Falling Down E.P Launch (Debut Release) with Venus As A Boy (Cameron Phair), Maxine Meighan, and art by Alex Weir
Ayrshire-born Singer/Songwriter Robert Kilmurry has been performing in the capital for the past few years. His recent efforts have seen him play the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for 3 years running, tour with Dave McPherson (InMe) and Jonah Matranga (Far).
Rob completed his first solo tour in the east of the U.S in summer 2016 playing shows in New York, Chicago and Wisconsin as well as recording his debut E.P in Woodstock which is due for release in April 2017. He quickly made a name for himself as a known artist amongst students at Napier University, where he himself studies.
With his vast variety of original material and emotional lyrics, as well as the passion for which he performs them, Robert’s performance style really lends a human element to his music.
Having supported Number One artists such as Wretch 32, Duke Dumont and Second City, his reputation continues to grow.
Coalition’s Easter Sunday with AIDO
Driven by Berlin techno synths/melodies and powered oomphs and rolling drums from Italian producers. Brace as you’ll feel the energy behind the decks and on the floor.
Bathgate born AIDO (Alan Garden) hitched onto the scene early 2012 finding love within the capital’s old town dance floors. After years, his decision to ‘move up’ and to get behind the wheel of rhythms and sounds which still to this day thinks so highly of. His mixing will always follow a path off leaving the light behind and to go dark. In the depths this is where he found his passion.
Bellarose, Bad Jeff, Glass Ships
Bellarose are a riff based rock band from Edinburgh. Over the last year band have been steadily gaining an underground following recently making it to the Soundwaves music competition playing at the 02 ABC in Glasgow. Always bringing a high energy performance they are not ones to be missed.
L-VIS 1990 at Witness
Co-founder of label and club night Night Slugs alongside Bok Bok, L-VIS 1990 is an artist whose musicality has shifted from explosive hyperbass on his debut ‘Change The Game’ to propulsive Chicago house on ‘Club Constructions Vol.1’ all via the smooth pop sensibilities of his gatefold album ‘Neon Dreams’. His DJ knack for deconstructing then playfully reassembling hard edged dancefloor styles is one of the reasons he’s such an exciting performer.
Andrew Oliveri & The Mountaineers, The Dirty Lies
Andy Oliveri & the Mountaineers explore all angles of their collective musical heritage on their debut album which they will be showcasing on this tour. They take influences from college rock bands, britpop and shoegaze from the late 80’s and early 90’s. With airplay from BBC Introducing, Radio X, BBC 6 Music and a host of music publications this is a band definietly on the rise. Support from Edinburgh’s The Dirty Lies.
Dr. Rubinstein at Texture
Dr. Rubinstein has had one of the most authentic and homegrown rises to fame of any Techno DJ in recent history. Without any label affiliation or record releases to date, she has simply let the music do the talking. From club performances at her longtime residency at Berlin’s ://about_blank, a recent closing stint at Berghain, to a new residency at Oval Spaces alongside DJ Nobu. Add several festival bookings this Summer including Barcelona’s Sonar Festival b2b with Marcel Dettmann and we think you’ll agree it’s been quite the year for her. We can’t wait to see what her acid-drenched brand of techno will do in a 150-capacity venue. Not one to be missed.
Spectres plus guests
The reviews are in for Spectres‘ new record and – woah.
Essential show on 22nd April.
“‘Condition’ sounds huge, as if the quartet were playing at maximum volume in a canyon. Sudden shifts between grinding white-noise guitar and metronomic strumming – evoking vintage Steve Albini – are set off against terse riffs and hazy, choirboy vocals.” MOJO (4/5)
“Spectres’ pranks sometimes detract from the excellence of their music. ‘Condition’ obscures lovely melodies with disjointed electronica on deliberately self-destructive tracks like ‘Dissolve’.” Uncut (8/10)
“Spectres are not necessarily for people who wish to actually enjoy music in the conventional sense. Instead, they continue to carve their niche amongst listeners who wish to be moved, shaken, challenged and disgusted. A fitting soundtrack to the year’s dystopia.” Crack (7/10)
“‘Condition’ is loud. It is taut, it is coarse and it is hostile. But while each of its sprawling nine tracks is drenched in distortion, give it the respect it deserves and you’ll find melodic and compositional brilliance.” Loud And Quiet (8/10)
“‘Condition’ should come with a label on the front advising ‘approach with caution’. However, its creators’ intransigent desire to confound and confront should be applauded. Spectres: simply one of a kind.” Drowned In Sound (8/10)
“‘Condition’ often has a slught avant-garde feel to it, but it’s ultimately an album full of songs that sound like they’ve been raised with the sole intent of wanting to jump out of the speakers.” The Line Of Best Fit (7/10)
“This is a challenging, uncomfortable listen, but it’s all the more rewarding for it. Spectres are undoubtedly now emerging as their own strange and warped yet fascinating beast.” Louder Than War (8/10)
“This time out, the band has forsaken niceties like song structure, melody, and walls of sound in favour of elongated, almost formless pieces that sound the way a half-torn-down building looks. The pipes are exposed, the plaster is crumbling, and there are sparks spitting out of the outlets. ‘Condition’ is pure, creepy uneasy listening, a well-thought-out and executed deconstruction of their sound.” Allmusic
“It probably won’t come as a surprise that ‘Condition’ is not an album for the faint of heart, but as far as Spectres albums go, this is actually the most welcoming they’ve ever been.” Crackle Feedback (9/10)
“Finally there is a band that has taken what Sonic Youth did with guitars and run with it. ‘Condition’ is an absolute motherfucker. Anyone who still believes that new sounds can be drawn out of guitars and that loving noise doesn’t mean hating melody or structure should be all over this like a hungry octopus.” Soundblab (10/10)
Not The Sensational Alex Harvey Band
“Not The Sensational Alex Harvey Band” are not a tribute band. They are a rock ‘n roll band who only play music from “The Sensational Alex Harvey Band”. Any similarities are pure coincidence.
“These guys are my heroes.” – Chris Glen
“They are amazing.” – Zal Cleminson
Campbells Wild, Alkanes & Broadsea
Alternative Rock/Alt Metal bands from Scotland. For fans of Biffy Clyro, Arcane Roots, Oceansize and Fightstar.
JT Forrest, Gazing, Craig Meighan
Hailing from the east end of Glasgow comes a wave of acoustic guitars, electronic beats and synths in the form of Jt Forrest. Playing in and around Glasgow for several years in different guises, only recently has he settled on a style that feels all his own. Merging the sad of 90’s indie (Elliott Smith) and the happy of 60’s pop (Beach Boys), catchy choruses and thoughtful lyrics clash to create an intimate and poppy sound. First headlining show in Edinburgh so expect a party.
Bryde, Skjør, The Nowes
As produced by one of our favourite musicians, this “girl & an electric guitar singing fierce & fragile songs” is making a much more fearsome sound than that suggests, like Savages with girl band hooks and some Tori Amos dead-eyed directness. Absolutely very highly recommended show to check out – tip!
Chrissy (Smart Bar Chicago) at Juice
Chrissy is a genre-bending DJ/producer with productions on esteemed labels like File Under Disco, Tugboat Edits, Hypercolour, Classic, and on his weekly “Year Of Edits” blog. He co-runs The Nite Owl Diner label with Alex Burkat.
“The hardest-working motherfucker in Chicago” — Stool Pigeon
Chrissy is also a well-regarded dance music historian—he ran the popular “My Year of Mixtapes” blog, where he posted an original genre-focused DJ mix every week for a year. He also conducted interviews and wrote liner notes for the recent “Hardcore Traxx: Dance Mania Records 1986-1997? compilation for Strut Records.
“A virtual walking encyclopedia of the last 30 years of dance music” — XLR8R
In his previous incarnation as Chrissy Murderbot, he helped introduce the world to footwork music through his DJ gigs and releases on Planet Mu. He organized the first international tour of footwork dancers, and still runs the successful juke/footwork label Loose Squares.
“He provides a unique perspective as one of the earliest people to connect the dots, laying the groundwork for the explosion of interest in juke and footwork by the UK bass community and beyond.” — Resident Advisor
TeenCanteen, Emme Woods, Agony Ant
“Ace….really, really great…..it is a beautiful thing….you know how much I love the band…..” Marc Riley, BBC 6Music
“…a delightful riot of massive beats, swooning harmonies and the gutsy-sweet wonder of front woman Carla Easton and co….” The National
“….part Wall of Sound, part Postcard Records.” Ion Magazine
“Say It All With A Kiss is packed full of infectiously catchy, sing-into-your-hairbrush indie pop anthems that’ll make you feel 14 again.” The Skinny
“…irresistible girl-group harmonies, sweet melodies and a stomping Wall of Sound style backdrop.” The Evening Times
Following the runaway sellout success of debut album ‘Say It All With A Kiss” TeenCanteen release the SIRENS EP via Last Night From Glasgow on 22.04.17 Record Store Day UK.
Support from Agony Ant + Emme Woods
1. What You Gonna Do About Me
2. Can’t Go Back (Starry Eyed)
4. Sirens (Piano Mix)
Produced by Stephen A Watkins – Record Producer & Mixer
Mastered by Joe Kane.
Recorded at La Chunky Studio, Glasgow
Translucent red and blue with white splatter 10” vinyl – featuring sleeve artwork by Brian Sweeney.
PRE ORDER EP: http://tinyurl.com/zf89qgr
Lionoil: Ajukaja & Thinktank
Ajukaja, a.k.a. Raul Saaremets, self-proclaimed ‘messiah of leftfield house’ joins local hero Thinktank a.k.a. Colvin Cruickshank for a momentous meeting of minds at this quarter’s Lionoil conference at Sneaky’s.
TL;DR – this’ll be a special one.
We first came across Ajukaja a while back through a couple of standout, cheeky, oddball 12’s with Andrevski on Levels. Dig a little deeper, and it quickly becomes clear that Raul is a deeply rooted stalwart of the Estonian music scene – running monthly Tallinn institution Mutant Disco for the past 20 years; putting out wildly eclectic and highly sought after records on his Porridge Bullet label; not to mention his 90s output as Hüpnosaurus (with Aivar Tõnso) which endure as relevant today as when they were made.
Similarly Colvin’s Edinburgh roots go deep; long time venue manager of the Wee Red Bar, fiercely eclectic record collector (with a penchant for dancehall); leader of post-punky electro unit Snide Rhythms; all round soundcunt. Last year he re-booted a couple of highly sought after tracks from 2000 on a soon to be highly sought after 10″, this year he provided the inaugural release on Stepback’s label, and in the very near future we will be dropping an EP from him on Lionoil (more on that to follow soon!).
As we say, momentous meeting of minds…
Jonas Rathsman at Coalition
The Swedish don of bubbling techno, Jonas Rathsman will be the guest of honour at our weekly Sunday Roast.
Pete Tong named him ‘Future Star of 2013’ and he didn’t disappoint, going on to release huge tracks on Crosstown Rebels, Defected and Kompakt.
Down that same line there’s been and Essential Mix, Beatport’s ‘Tune Of Miami Music Week’, ‘Essential New Tune’ a stack of times, and memorable shows for Parklife, Hideout, Electric Zoo (U.S), Warehouse Project, Space Ibiza and Phonox.
And now *this*. Another one of those crackin’ underplay shows we love to do, up close and very real. Expect a special set!
“Omaha has given us the reigning heir to Henry Miller’s dark emotional?mirror, Townes Van Zandt’s three-chord moan, and Lou Reed’s warehouse?minimalism: his name is Simon Joyner.” — Gillian Welch
??”Pound for pound Simon Joyner is my favorite lyricist of all time. He?has shades of all the greats (Van Zandt, Cohen, Dylan) but exists in a?space all his own … He truly is an American songwriting treasure. It?is my hope that more people will discover his music and share in the?unique joy that it brings.” — Conor Oberst?, Bright Eyes
“Simon’s always been a secret handshake amongst me and my peers. He’s?a pioneer. He’s helped pave the way for many people, myself included.?He’s an artist in its purest form–for his only concern is crafting a?perfect song–which he’s done time and time again.” —Kevin Morby??”Little bits of several folks that I like in what Simon does, but he?ends up being his own man, no question.” — John Peel?
Initially ignored at home, they are now considered part of a Madrillean new wave that includes the band Hinds. After three years and half a dozen singles and EPs, they are ready to release their first album, Los Nin?os Sin Miedo, on Heavenly.
The Parrots – aka The Fearless Kids – met at university in Madrid, began playing music together, and noisily hacked out a place for their primordial, loose-hipped rock’n’roll. They have played across Europe, the US and Central America – packed nights at the Shacklewell Arms and chelada-fuelled lunchtime showcases at SXSW, raucous gigs of elemental garage noise, feelgood ferocity and many, many stage invasions. “Everybody else gets very motivated when they see us play,” says frontman Diego.
Withered Hand, Singer Of Songs
“The UK’s best lyricist” – King Creosote, in The Independent
Withered Hand is the songwriting output of Dan Willson. A cult figure in the Scottish music scene since 2009, Dan has released two widely acclaimed albums, New Gods (2014) and Good News (2009) and several lo-fi EPs. Currently working towards his third full length album, Withered Hand continues to tour and play one-off dates in venues from concert halls to living rooms.
“Killer melodies … wobbly folk grooves … tunes full of warm, woozy sing-song charm” – ‘Artist to Watch’ – Rolling Stone
“Endlessly loveable stuff” – NME
A Singer of Songs is the songwriting output of Lieven Scheerlinck. In 2016 he released “Fading”, his fifth album. These past 8 years he has toured the better and worse parts of Europe. His music has been compared to snow flakes falling in slow motion and a blanket on a cold night. Lieven lives in sunny Barcelona but he was born in Belgium, so he fully appreciates these comparisons.
“Lo-fi lullaby folk that falls on the ears as gently as snowflakes…” – Metro UK
“A deep whisper of Barzin and Damien Jurado, a dusty atmosphere which seems to refer to a Conor Oberst stripped of emphasis.” – Onda Rock
“Like a warm blanket you want to put over you after a bad day. It’s haunting and sweet but there is a tinge of despair laced within it.” – LAisthenewNY.com
Kishi Bashi (Jupiter One / Of Montreal)
Kishi Bashi is an American singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter. He is a founding member of Jupiter One, and, for a few years, was a member of the band, Of Montreal.
Glass Caves, Bellarose, Indigo Sixteen
‘Glass Caves quickly became a word of mouth phenomenon. Each song seemed to be carefully honed, with the band’s craftman-ship allowing them to gradually sand down rough edges, refining their voice on their travels.” – Clash Music
Four piece Edinburgh underground rock band produces consistently song-a-long-able tunes seasoned with catchy riffs and outstanding solos – Cantus Audio
Scruff of the Neck are described as a collective “making waves we shouldn’t ignore” (Hattie Pearson, Radio X) and a ”Super-cool imprint” (Manchester Evening News).
Onloop: Moxie, Alexander Nut & Nick Stewart
Moxie is back with another superb lineup!
Moxie is our favourite NTS selector and she’s held down shows for Radio1 too. Her ‘Moxie Presents’ compilation series have featured a broad selection of artists including Lone, Medlar, Ikonika, Kowton, SCNTST & Lord Tusk.
Alexander Nut, another NTS favourite also runs one our favourite labels Eglo Records alongside Floating Points. By far one of the most consistently high quality labels in the UK, their stage and boat parties at Dimensions Festival are an annual highlight – and Alex is our man who holds it together.
Nick Stewart is the booker for Sneaks but his appearances behind the decks are pretty rare. Get down early to see why!
Her’s plus guests
Dream-pop outfit Her’s create 80s indie influenced songs with nods to Orange Juice and the capriciousness of Ariel Pink-ish pop.
Samo DJ at Juice
Stockholm’s Samo DJ continually sabotages the model with distinctive productions that fearlessly compact a myriad of demented ideas with a twisted Scandinavian cheek. One-half of Sling & Samo and co-founder of their label Born Free, Samo also creates faux-fantasy original soundtracks with MaxxxBass as KWC 92, while studio time with Tzu Sing, Baba Stiltz and Cos/Mes further transmutes his sound.
Responsible for multiple standout L.I.E.S. releases, Samo’s tweaked out edits and remixes have also been issued by Public Possession, Macadam Mambo and Klasse Wrecks.
Nathassia Devine, SAAL, Original Primate
Nathassia – Feel The Future Now Tour is all about being immersed in the sights & sounds of the decades to come.
Surrounded by mesmerising visuals & futuristic backdrops by Deliberate Space.
Her band will be performing audaciously crafted live electronica with a seriously unique vocal style & stage show. Described by Eddie Gordon, multi-million selling Universal Music A&R & CEO Kings of Spins, USA as this generations Kate Bush “bewildering and far beyond the ordinary”.
Belako plus guests
Belako are a group from the town of Munguía in Spain, where punk and post-punk’s relevance has never faded. The two girls and two guys are barely over 21 but have made waves at home already, playing major festivals like Primavera and Low. They have an EP on seminal UK label Cooking Vinyl coming, so we can expect to hear a lot more of them from here on.
His critically acclaimed debut EP “Physics” was celebrated for its unique combination of jazz soaked beats, folk melodies and effortless gospel harmonies as well as his poet like lyricism exploring love, longing and loss by the likes of NME, The 405, Julie Adengua and Clash Magazine
Singer/Songwriter Jordan Mackampa is often described as a troubadour, an artist with timeless soul and lyrics drenched in heart felt empathy. As a man who was born in Kinshasa, grew up in London and became an artist in Coventry, Jordan’s music is swimming in the sounds and stories of the cities he’s inhabited over the years.
With a follow up EP shortly on its way Jordan says, “there’s a smokier, darker sound to this one, it reflects the times we’re living in and poets and artists I’ve been immersing myself in.
Wovoka Gentle launched their first EP, Wovoka Gentle [Yellow], via Yucatan Records in July 2015 with a sold out show at London’s Cecil Sharp House. Their next EP Wovoka Gentle [Blue] followed in November 2015 with a sold out show at Electrowerkz. Third EP Wovoka Gentle [Red], produced by Gareth Jones (Grizzly Bear, Depeche Mode, Interpol) was released on October 7th 2016.
Craig Bratley at No Strings Attached
Craig Bratley is returning to NSA and headlines the first of our new irregular club nights taking place at Sneaky Pete’s.
His back catalogue of productions and remixes are nothing short of magic and his high quality output continues in 2017 with forthcoming remixes on Is it Balearic and Leng, a track on Rack and Ruin as well as a release on the next Moon Rocks compilation on Throne Of Blood.
“Our name comes from our hometown’s patron, the Virgin of Guadalupe —she protects us as we play the devil’s music,” say the members of Guadalupe Plata, with not a little bit of hopefulness.
Rising up from the town of Úbeda, deep in Andalusia near Jaén, Guadalupe Plata have become legends for their provocative, deeply affecting blues and boogie music, creating a psychedelic landscape that is as darkly surrealistic as it is infectious.
Guadalupe Plata — Pedro de Dios (guitar and voice), Carlos Jimena (drums), and Paco Luis Martos (bass, contrabalde, and guitar) — have met wide success with a string of recordings and constant touring in Spain and Portugal where they have become well known stars, even as they continue to play every sort of venue imaginable, from backyards to bordellos, giant music festivals, dirty bars, and extravagant night clubs. This is a no nonsense band, famous for their stripped-down sound and primitive equipment, most notably a washtub bass built with parts taken from the local graveyard and a chainsaw.
Mojo magazine has called them “culturally rich and instantly identifiable as excellent.”
“Qué he sacado con quererte” (“what have I gained from loving you”), the opening track on Guadalupe Plata’s new album – self-titled like all the others and probably destined to be known as the “pekinese” album – is a folk ballad that arrives like a voice from another world.
The polished austerity of Andalusia shines ever so minimally, even in the names of their albums, every one which is called Guadalupe Plata, but known to fans by the year, the colour or the image on the record sleeve. This new record will probably come to be known as “the pekinese album”.
Their performance is a beguiling, bewitching thing, possessed by the sense of space, sex and the magic of the night which belongs to rock’n’roll and to much of the most nagging folk art.; a pounding sound, with its curious mythology centred around dogs, the devil, Christ, rats, black snakes and cats, where all the lovers are Frankie and Johnny, and which seems to co-opt blues, bebop or rockabilly as structure to an Andalucian tradition which already straddles romany, sephardic and moorish strains
Guadalupe Plata’s music will suggest, to anglophone ears, the raw edges of Hound Dog Taylor, Skip James, and John Lee Hooker, the insanity of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, the winding guitars of Elmore James and Ennio Morricone, the delirious psychedelic acercamiento to the blues of Canned Heat or The Doors, and the post-modern madness of Jon Spencer, The Fall, Captain Beefheart, and the Gun Club.
Like the flamenco players they watched growing up, they describe their process as ”training to be podrío“ — to be rotten — and speak of “duende,” and “hechizo” – literally demons and spells. But the results are uniquely their own: “Our music inhabits that place in our collective imagination where the demonic force straddles the blues and cante jondo,” they say.
In 2014 GUADALUPE PLATA began their trophy collection, picking up the coveted Impala Award for Best European Rock Album, as well as Artist of the Year, Best Live Act, and Best Rock Album from the Independent Music Awards, as well as Best Modern Music from Critical Eye. Their music has seeped into the American consciousness on such television shows as Showtime’s Shameless and HBOs How to Make it in America.
Brevity is among Mannequin Pussy’s strengths, but a controlled volatility is the Philadelphia quartet’s calling card. The mood of any given song can zap with a disconcerting swiftness from the playful to the chaotic. This dynamic persists on record and on stage.
Mannequin Pussy’s dense towers of noise are underlined by Marisa Dabice’s evocative and passionate lyrical poetry. On their latest LP ‘Romantic’, she’s attempting to figure out what romance means in the 21st century. Less about the gooey stuff and more about everything that surrounds love — the triumphs, the failures and how we transform from the mess of it all. Mostly, it’s just a reminder to love someone. We love them.
Mike Servito (New York/Ghostly) at Juice
The Bunker New York – Ghostly – Brooklyn\
Mike Servito is from a very special yet temporary and partially lost fertile crescent of techno / house / party DJing. It was a time when raves were still a fresh idea, almost felt like a revolution, and DJs like Claude Young, D Wynn, Derrick Carter and Mike Huckaby were informing an upcoming generation. If you look directly to that inspired generation you will find the lost threads of Detroit Techno, House and beyond, you will find a group of DJs with insanely deep mixing skills, the ability to rock almost any kind of party with an improvisational approach that is so skilled it makes everything seem so well thought out that even they don’t know where their set will go. But, it will take you there! In the future, this special generation of deep midwest mixers will be remembered and revered as the wizards they are, long after the trendy players have lost their luster.
Detroit never forgot about Mike Servito, his upfront dirty deep and bitchy taste has had an impact on Detroit nightlife for over a decade. From debuting in 1995 at Dat’s Poorboy parties, to being a resident at blackbx and Ghostly’s Untitled (along with Derek Plaslaiko, Tadd Mullinix, Matthew Dear, and Ryan Elliott), contributing to the bizarrely popular, wild and free Dorkwave, and progressing that concept into Sass (the hippest queer party in Detroit at the time), to blowing minds at Interdimensional Transmissions’ No Way Back parties, Servito has made his impression. Moving to Brooklyn, Detroit’s loss has been their gain, as he has found a proper home with a residency at The Bunker, and representation by Beyond Booking in North America and Odd Fantastic in Europe.
Electric Fields 2017
Jackmaster, Denis Sulta, Artwork, Space Dimension Controller live, Lord Of The Isles…
We’re running the dance tent at Electric Fields again this year!
Final release tickets on sale now!