Experimental rockers the Magik Markers formed in Hartford, CT, in 2001, featuring guitarist/vocalist Elisa Ambrogio, drummer Pete Nolan, and bassist Leah Quimby. Inspired by no wave and hardcore, the Magik Markers crafted a free-rocking sound that made the most of their stream-of-consciousness approach. The band made CD-Rs available at its shows and eventually caught the ear of Thurston Moore, who invited the group to play on Sonic Youth’s 2004 American tour. Moore’s Ecstatic Peace label co-released the band’s album “I Trust My Guitar, Etc.” with Apostasy Recordings in 2005. the Magik Markers were prolific in 2006, releasing “The Volodor Dance” (an installment in Southern Records Latitudes series) and “A Panegyric to the Things I Do Not Understand” (on Gulcher Records). That year, Leah Quimby left the group, and after auditioning several replacements, Ambrogio and Nolan decided to continue as a duo. On 2007′s “Boss”, the pair worked with Lee Ranaldo, who produced the album and chipped in guitar and glockenspiel parts. They moved to Drag City for 2009′s “Balf Quarry”, which found the band moving in a subdued but eclectic direction, before returning in 2013 with the brilliant “Surrender to the Fantasy”.
VIGO THIEVES : SOLD OUT!
notsosilent 2nd Birthday with MOVE D all night
For our second birthday, we got all nostalgic and decided to invite back two of our favourite selectors to play a very special weekend of parties. Axel Boman, the headliner for our Glasgow launch party back in January last year, will be making his La Cheetah debut for an all night back to back set alongside Move D, who will also be making his Edinburgh debut at Sneaky Pete’s for an all night solo show
BROKEN BOY, Isaac & The Ransel Men, The Vibe, Boats In Bottles
JUST KIDDIN at COALITION
Well known to Eton Messy subscribers, Just Kiddin have released jackin’ but lush house with Black Butter and HK Records.
MOUNTAINS UNDER OCEANS, Three Days From Retirement, Halo Tora, Vasa
*Cancelled, sorry* DAN SARTAIN, The Jackhammers
Refunds are available from point of purchase.
Oui Love Tour:
ANDREA BALENCY, NLF3, MayHeGo
”Balency is in many great ways a contemporary of … FKA Twigs, Kelela and Jhené Aiko. It is quirkily rhythmic and quixotically melodic.” The Guardian
“The sound of something beautifully fragile shattering into a pearlescent emulsion.” Noisey
It’s difficult to pin a label on Franco-Mexican Balency except as part of an international wave of artists fashioning a very modern pop music from elements of R ‘n’B , dubstep and garage (or the “twisted R&B-sung-by-cutely-breathy females scene” as The Guardian called it). Gilles Peterson, Mount Kimbie and James Blake are confirmed fans and Balency has collaborated with Balency’s associate Airhead, while Mount Kimbie will feature on her debut album. Oh yes, and she’s also supported The Cure on a stadium tour of Mexico! The ‘Walls’ EP was released in June to widespread acclaim, and a remix EP (featuring returning French synth-wave hero Colder) followed in October.
“If the idea of 70s Italian session guys popping up Can for a soft-porn crime movie soundtrack appeals, then this is for you.” Mojo
“Few groups are so consistently interesting.” The Wire
Brothers Nicolas and Fabrice Laureau founded the influential Prohibited label nearly 25 years ago, initially to release music by their own hardcore group Prohibition. Since then, they’ve evolved with drummer Mitch into an instrumental powerhouse, drawing on the grooves of Can and Afrobeat, Tropicalia, psychedelia and modern electronic productions and dreaming up new soundtracks for films including Eisenstein’s Que Viva Mexico!. The ‘Three Dances’ EP, featuring a remix by Turzi, was released in June and previewed on The Quietus while the album Pink Renaissance – their most accessible to date – is out in the UK on 29th September.
Show is FREE but ticketed – reserve your place with the ticket link above.
Oui Love is about exciting French artists touring the UK with support from bureauexport (the French music export office) & the Institut Français. Oui Love launched in 2009 with a breakout 12-date tour of the UK showcasing the best up- and-coming French music to UK audiences and has since featured the likes of Jupiter, Housse de Racket, Team Ghost and Anoraak.
With Oui Love, the bureauexport and the Institut Français want to demonstrate that the depth of French talent runs far deeper than marquee names like Phoenix, M83, Justice or Woodkid, and the Oui Love tours put French artists on the road, allowing them to connect with audiences the length and breadth of the UK. Oui Love also aims to team French acts up with emerging young British talent – for example 2010 saw Oui Love promote an extremely successful tour of the UK featuring French bands The Shoes, Bewitched Hands on the Top of Our Heads, Revolver and Curry & Coco, along with English student bands Bella Diem and Jimi’s Parade.
UNIVERSAL THEE, Echo Arcadia, The Mona Lisa’s
FRIEND WITHIN at WITNESS
With releases on Dirtybird, PETS and the mighty Disclosure’s Method Records, and a wealth of remixes for the cream of modern music talent including everyone from John Legend to MAUSI and Ella Eyre under his burgeoning belt, Friend Within is one producer that’s proved consistently difficult to ignore since bursting onto the scene in early 2013.
Arguably best known throughout 2013 for the monster ‘Renegade Master’ refix released in October on Method that soon soundtracked many an international Summer party, Friend Within has steadily enjoyed a growing wealth of support from all possible angles. From guesting on T.Williams Rinse FM show & Skream & Benga Radio 1 show, repeated radio plays from Annie Mac, Pete Tong, B Traits, Mistajam, DJ Cameo and Monki, Friend Within will place the icing on the cake by delivering his debut BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix to air in early January 2014.
With further support coming from a huge range of publications including RA, XLR8R, Dancing Astronaut and Trap Magazine to name just a few, Friend Within has been living up to his name following an invitation to feature on the ‘Monki & Friends’ Red Bull collaboration project alongside Karma Kid and Yasmin for their track ‘Feeling (So Special).’ Friend Within has successfully carved himself a niche as the go-to-guy for underground party music, licked with that commercial edge: a fact proven by Disclosure inviting him to support them on their biggest ever UK headline shows to date.
There’s no denying 2013 was a great set up year for Friend Within, and with forthcoming releases to come on Hypercolour, plus shows at Warehouse Project / Chibuku / XOYO / We Are Festival, Annie Mac Presents, 2014 is shaping up to be fit to bursting with even more friends for Friend Within.
EAGULLS, Autobahn, Deathcats
IN DEEP: GHOST CULTURE & BILL BREWSTER
Continuing our affair with Erol Alkan’s Phantasy label, we present a special set from their new signing, Ghost Culture, from whom we expect big things.
Bill Brewster is the veteran DJ behind the books Last Night A DJ Saved My Life and How To DJ (Properly) as well as curator of the website djhistory.com. He’s one hell of a lovely guy and knows everything about how to move a crowd to rapture.
DANNY AND THE CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD, Trevor Moss & Hannah Lou, Lainie and the Crows
MONKI & Friends at Coalition
The new sensation of the national soul scene, pure dynamite on stage.
Rolling Stone (Spain)
A voice, a rhythm and a magic that is contagious.
Listening to them takes you back to a world and a time when music was real, thrilling
and had real soul.
Ruta 66 (Spain)
The Excitements aren’t just a band, they are an atomic bomb.
Their concerts are a mystical experience. You have to see them live to understand it.
Rolling Stone (Italy)
EROL ALKAN & JD TWITCH
Erol wanted to come back, we wanted him to come back, but we wanted the show to be even more special than the previous one so… he’ll be playing alongside our old pal Twitch from Optimo!
Halloweird: MEOW, SharpShooter, Dunt
SENEKA, The Art of Privilege, The Ooh La La’s
THE LOST BROTHERS
B DOLAN Strange Famous / Speech Development Tour with SCROOBIUS PIP (MC/DJ) and WRREN PEACE
Conscious rapper B Dolan turned from spoken word performer play his Edinburgh debut for us.
In 2011 rapper/spoken word artist Scroobius Pip formed Speech Development Records, now the home of warrenpeace, Jackamo Brown, polarbear and the UK home of Sage Francis & B Dolan. This Nov they are taking the label on the road for the first time. With the triumphant UK return of label favourite B Dolan and the first tour of the hugely hyped warrenpeace the tour is already assured to be memorable. Add Pip holding the reigns in hosting, guesting and DJing the whole affair and the first ever Speech Development Tour is surely not to be missed.
WARRENPEACE are Buddy Peace and Worgie.They have been making music together since Summer 2012 after both performing on Scroobius Pip’s Distraction Pieces tour.
Buddy Peace makes beats and blips and is best known for his work with Sage Francis and Strange Famous Records.
Worgie makes guitar noise, beats and blips and is best known for his work with Scroobius Pip and Speech Development Records.
Super thrilled to have one of our favourite ever acts – Sub Pop’s very finest – playing here!