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Wed 29th Jun 16 at 7.00pm
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CHRISTOBAL AND THE SEA, Should’ve Been An Astronaut, Caro Bridges & the River

The ongoing dispute over explorer Cristobal Columbus’ nationality shows some country disputes will stay unresolved, but others are born to harmonise, in the case of Cristobal And The Sea. The London-based union of Alejandro ‘Ale’ Romero (bass, vocals, Spain), João Seixas (guitar, vocals, Portgual), Leïla Seguin(flute, vocals, Corsica/France) and Joshua Oldershaw (drums, UK) harnesses an altogether fluid, rhythmic and exquisitely melodic energy as colourful and evocative as their band name, forged from different strands of DNA, primarily bossa-nova, Afro-pop and Western folk and rock, but even here it’s varied, as much Animal Collective as it is Arthur Lee’s Love.

This European concoction was first tasted on Cristobal and the Sea’s five-track EP debut Peach Bells in December 2014, and now it’s their equally stunning forthcoming debut album Sugar Now.

Charismatic, charming & beautifully boho, here’s a band embracing life as only the young & carefree know how! You can listen to the first single ‘Sunset of Our Troubles’ taken from their album here: https://soundcloud.com/cityslang/cristobal-and-the-sea-sunset-of-our-troubles/

The rich variety of sound apparent in ‘Sugar Now’ makes it hard to pin down the music’s true origins, “We don’t ever consciously make our music sound like a genre.” says João. Instrumentally, it’s led by Leïla’s jazzy flute as much as João’s bossa-nova preferences: “the Latin element is always there,” says Josh, “but it naturally adapts to whatever theme is most prevalent, whether it’s psychedelic, or more poppy, or sometimes a bit disco.”

A much stronger influence is Cristobal’s willingness to follow intuition rather than more rigid plans. That spirit, and their intrinsic jubilant and bittersweet mix, is infused in their album title. “We struggled to name the record for ages,” admits Ale, ‘Sunset of Our Troubles had a long outro, so Rusty decided we sing over it, but we didn’t know what… Throwing out pure spontaneous syllables, he just blurted “sugar now, sugar now!”… It was the opposite of everything else we’d thought’

I guess it fits with is being sweet and tender!” João suggests, to which Ale adds, “The title is playful and naïve, which is just who we are, and how we are with the music.”

The way the band formed follows suit. Ale, João and Leïla were all international students at Loughborough University; the boys were flatmates who felt somewhat apart from what they discovered to be a sports-heavy campus, and so would often stay in, hosting house parties and jam sessions for friends. Leïla came to one of them, yet it was another year of jamming before the idea of a bona fide band was floated. “We never really took it seriously, there was no ‘we’re going to be in a band and we’re going to make it’ discussion,” says Ale.

But after moving to London after graduation, Cristobal became real. João and Ale flatted with, among others, Josh, which was handy as the trio were searching for a live drummer to replace their drum machine. The quartet’s initial gigs soon paid off, with a publishing deal leading to City Slang, who teamed them with Brooklyn producer Rusty Santos (Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear, Beach House).

Seeking a location to inspire them, and chasing the sun as well, the band and producer decamped toLisbon for the album, which allowed Sugar Now to come from a different place. “We’d previously used a lot of effects on our instruments, but when Rusty saw us rehearse, he said not to use any” João recalls. “It meant we had to play in a different way, which made things a bit funkier, and we liked it enough not to put the effects back! So the album is more stripped down and open-ended.”

The lyrics (mostly by João) mirror the music’s dynamic – dreamy, ecstatic and only occasionally melancholic. “It’s about the day-to-day experiences that people have, sometimes fun and sometimes cathartic,” says João. It’s not a dark record, but it has little twinges…”

Some songs are direct and simple, whilst other sentiments are slightly more complicated, The hope and anxiety of romance colours Sugar Now, “but not in any overblown sense, it’s more the realistic form,”Josh concludes. As João says, “It’s about a bunch of people asking for sugar! Everybody needs some sugar in their lives.”

At their own shows, or the recent support for Jose Gonzalez, Cristobal And The Sea have dished out the sugar, and received a lot back from audience and reviews alike. For some, life is sweet…

 

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Hot Chip Square
Fri 1st Jul 16 at 11.00pm
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FELIX HOT CHIP DJ

Whether it’s breezy funk or towering emotional house, Hot Chip have been filling dancefloors for 15 years. We are ecstatic to welcome Felix from the band to Sneaky Pete’s for the first time on Friday 1st July. He’s playing all night. You’re dancing all night!

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Sat 2nd Jul 16 at 11.00pm
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Hector’s Ultragroove w/ Fudge Fingas /// Saturday 2nd July at Sneakys /// Free guestlist

Having welcomed one of Glasgow’s classiest producers/selectors in the form of Milton Jackson to our bimonthly residency at Sneaky Pete’s in April, we’re keeping things a little more local next month with a past guest of both ourselves and Ultragroove, Gavin Sutherland aka Fudge Fingas.

Gavin’s a proper music head having either been making, playing or selling (many of you will know him from Underground Solu’shn) music for most of his life. As part of the key musical collective that is Firecracker Recordings, Gavin has helped to define their deeply jazz infused, organic, and left of centre house sound since their inception in 2004. Alongside label head honcho, House Of Traps, and Lord Of The Isles, Gavin played Firecracker’s Boiler Room in late 2014. He’s also released a number of tracks on labels such as Prime Numbers, Rush Hour, Dekmantel, as well as remixes on the likes of Burek, Lampuka and another of our future guest’s labels, Dixon Avenue Basement Jams.

Gavin will join us at Sneakys on Saturday 2nd July. As is now the norm for us at Sneakys, we’ll be operating a free guestlist for those who come down and join the ‘fray’ from the off. Ultragroove’s head honcho, Gareth Sommerville, is on warm-up duties guaranteeing four hours of classy music, so, as always, our events at Sneakys are for those who enjoy a bit of bang for their buck.

This will be Gavin’s first club gig of the year in the capital so we’re very much looking forward to the party :)

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Fudge Fingas (Firecracker Recordings / Prime Numbers) [3 hour set]
Gareth Sommerville (Ultragroove / Truth / Yip Yap)

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For FREE guestlist before 11.30pm or £5 after: text 07450 220 272
£6 everybody else

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
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Thu 7th Jul 16 at 7.00pm
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MADE AS MANNEQUINS, Tormain, Whitehill Grove

Tickets £5 on the door.

Made As Mannequins are a Scottish four piece indie set-up from Glasgow formed in 2013 who specialise in energetic pop tunes with catchy melodies

A Indie quartet born and bred in Scotland’s capital and named after a medium sized hill that lies on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Tormain came together, unexpected on a bleak winter night. Creating music based around many different influences of music and sharing the love of Buckfast Tonic Wine.

Whitehill Grove are an Indie rock band from Edinburgh making bangers and mash since 2014. Named after two streets.

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Fri 8th Jul 16 at 7.00pm
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THE INFINITY PARADE Album Launch Free Entry

Paul Taylor aka The Infinity Parade self-released his debut album CURVE through Left Wheel Records. Paul’s album of original singer / songwriter tracks combines vocal harmonies, guitar melodies with percussion, bass and lyrics that ask questions while telling stories. Paul is going to be playing with Martina Cannon and Dougie Mathieson from The Mean Reds, bringing cajon, backing vocals and bass to the party.

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The Julie-Ann Band – Julie-Ann is a singer / songwriter / guitarist from Inverness / Edinburgh. She has been playing music for as long as she can remember starting with the Bagpipes in Primary School. A folk, blues, Scottish style with influences such as…. Alanis Morissette to Pink Floyd. The Julie Ann Band was formed in 2015 in Edinburgh when Niall, Will, Rob and Dave joined Julie-Ann to form the band and gave the music a fuller sound.

Dale Radley – Dale is an Edinburgh based singer song writer. Dales unique vocal style ranges from bluesy soulful slumbers to jaunty jazzy numbers. Her songs are emotive and reflective and sung with passion and depth.

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Fri 8th Jul 16 at 11.00pm
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MELTING POT

Melting Pot is one of the longest running clubs in the UK, giving DJs such as Danny Krivit, Joaquin “Joe” Claussell, Francois K,, Greg Wilson and DJ Cosmo the opportunity to play whatever they feel: disco, house, techno, funk, soul and beyond. None of this would be possible without the fabulously knowledgeable dancers that have taken us into their hearts. The final ingredient is the attention to detail we pay to our sound system which has made it one of the best sounding anywhere, with our guests raving about it!

14 Years and counting of Melting Pot! Vintage UREi 1620 – Check, SME 309 – Check, Dynavector 20×2 – Check

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Sat 9th Jul 16 at 7.00pm
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SCOOPS

“Scoops” are fresh off a busy few months of touring around Europe with both headline and support slots in great countries such as Denmark, Sweden, Germany and the UK. This is of course on top of finding the time to do their own 7 date tour of their home country of Ireland, further more to this they have been playing shows in many of Ireland’s third level universities (NUI Maynooth, UCD, UCC) and Institutes of Technologies (WIT, CIT, AIT ) this year as well supporting some of Ireland’s biggest acts including Walking on Cars, Hudson Taylor, Hermitage Green, The Academic and more. Yet there are no signs of the lads in “Scoops” wanting to slow down as they took off to Denmark in November for a number of dates and promotional activities following on from their successful summer of playing the main summer festivals in Denmark, this being the country outside of Ireland where the band have arguably had the most success and have played in front of crowds of up to 1000 a show.

Following the Danish tour, they began their UK & Irish tour supporting Keywest throughout November and December of 2015 in which they performed multiple sold out shows in both London and Dublin, as well as further sold out dates up and down the UK and Ireland. Their debut EP was released to the charts going straight in at Number 2 in the iTunes Album charts right behind Adele, 2016 is set to be “Scoops” year both in Ireland and internationally and with the lads attitude to working hard and the guidance they have from people within the industry who is to say there is anything stopping them!

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
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Sat 9th Jul 16 at 11.00pm
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TEESH No.36 ~ Semi Deluxe & DJ Cheers

36 is both the square of 6 and a triangular number, making it a square triangular number. Records are circles and dancing = shapes. Please join us in combining all these at TEESH No.36

Joining us again we welcome back Tom Russell aka Semi Deluxe of London based duo Crucial & Fresh.

Tom’s most recent gigs have been alongside Francis Inferno Orchestra as well as hosting his superb radio show with guests Toby Tobias & Jamie Blanco.

Still to come before our party together, Tom returns to Glastonbury’s incredible lineup at dance tent The Beat Hotel. So you know he’s good. As such we are sure to be treated to a typically fantastic selection of music.

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Fri 15th Jul 16 at 7.00pm
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SWEATY PALMS, Facial Slurs, Peppermint Fiction, The Rotations

Tickets on the door, £5 or £10 with Double A Side Vinyl

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Fri 15th Jul 16 at 11.00pm
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Minival with Cristof, Gangs Of Seaton

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One of Scotlands leading collectives, and the north easts electronic carnival for freaks, heads back to the capital in a takeover of one of the best small, intimate club venues around. Just how we like, intimate, with our residents on the controls. Its time to clown up.

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Sat 16th Jul 16 at 7.00pm
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DED RABBIT, Rebel Westerns, The Dirty Vinyl Experience

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Sat 16th Jul 16 at 11.00pm
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Hashman Deejay [Mood Hut / Future Times] and Ramzi (live) [1080p / RVNG]

Having already given the Edinburgh debuts of PLO Man and Jayda G, WASABI DISCO is delighted to be butting heads with fellow Sneaky Pete’s night Heal Yourself & Move (Firecracker Records) to bring over another 2 amazing Canadians!

Hashman Deejay will be bringing hazy deep beats to the Sneaky Pete’s decks, He’s released on Mood Hut, Future Times, Good Going and Falstaff. The guy knows whats up and we can’t wait to have him at the club!

Warming up will be a live set from RAMZi! Having just released her For Haku album on the highly acclaimed NYC label Rvng Intl. we’re catching Ramzi while she’s hot! But she’s rarely not been hot with 4 album in 3 years on the likes of Total Stasis and 1080p!! Her wigged out woozy beats plus unique talent makes her the perfect warm up for Hashman!

This is gonna be pure heat!!

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Sun 17th Jul 16 at 7.00pm
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*POSTPONED* THE VELVET OVERGROUND, feat members of Miracle Glass Company, William Douglas & The Wheel, Alfonzo, The Wellgreen, The Holy Ghosts, The Last Battle and MayHeGo

The Velvet Underground are recognised as being one of the most influential groups in the development of rock n’ roll. For one night only, experience the euphoria of hearing all the classic songs played live on stage.

Edinburgh resident song writers and musicians William Douglas (Miracle Glass Company, WD and the Wheel), Daniel McGeever (Alfonzo, The Wellgreen), Jon Mackenzie (The Holy Ghosts), Jon Bews (The Last Battle) and Jamie Dunleavey (May He Go) have come together under ‘The Velvet Overground’ to show their appreciation for the quintessential avant garde pop group.

Doors are at 7pm and the band are on stage at 8pm sharp for two hours of Velvets songs featuring an original 60s oil wheel light show.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
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Fri 22nd Jul 16 at 11.00pm
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Telfort’s Good Place: Smallpeople (Smallville Records, Hamburg)

“Right then this occasional one-off-special type effort at Sneaky Pete’s is back after a perfect start early in the year. :-)

Exceeeept, rather stepping things up this time and won’t just be going it alone as before. I’ll be welcoming !!! Smallpeople !!! over to Edinburgh and the mad sweatbox that is Sneaky’s for the first time!

Other than being absolutely class DJs in their own right, Smallpeeps—aka Julius Steinhoff and Just von Ahlefeld (or Dionne)—run the SMALLVILLE RECORDS label and shop. The Smallville shop is easily the best I’ve been in for club music of all kinds. Many of you will be familiar with the label and probably in love with it after 11 years of releasing some of the best house music ever including their own productions like the Salty Days LP and Black Ice EP, and then the work of like… Move D, Christopher Rau, Moomin, Lawrence, Benjamin Brunn and STL! Meanwhile, Smallpeople have released legit classics of their own on labels like Underground Quality and Laid.

As top selectors and two of my favs, it was very cool to hear they were supporting my music and playing it out. After a few hours in the Smallville shop during a stay in Hamburg and talking about this night happening, it all came together pretty seamlessly. Couldn’t be more excited. There is an actual belter incoming trust me!” – Telfort

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Sat 23rd Jul 16 at 11.00pm
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Definition

Underground House & Techno since 2007.

Sneaky Pete’s longest running club night returns on Saturday 23rd July for a resident’s summer showcase.

Prepare to dance until you have holes in the soles of your shoes as our resident duo of Mark Balneaves and Martin Lightbody use turntables, laptops and FX units to play Underground House & Techno inspired by the likes of Sonar, Fabric, Pressure and Berghain.

11pm – 3am

Free before 12, £5 after.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
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Thu 28th Jul 16 at 7.00pm
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Tongue Trap EP Launch

**** ‘Riot Grrrl acolytes Tongue Trap…fun, poppy punk, sparkling with the right doses of playful gusto and pointed feminist lyricism’ – THE SKINNY

Tongue Trap release their debut EP upon the world.

From their girl meets girl meets girl beginnings at Girls Rock School Edinburgh to their live debut and their first festival appearance, they’ve been winning fans in all the right places.

Taking influences from the DIY scene past and present, Tongue Trap give their fresh, feminist perspective on life in a punk/ riot grrrl/ grunge style. And although the subjects might be serious, their tongues are frequently firmly in cheek (and other places as well).

Joining the fun for the evening are lo-fi loafers Fuzzystar and slacker storytellers Nice Church.

More details to be announced.

Entry: £6

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
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Fri 29th Jul 16 at 7.00pm
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YOUNG STATES, Concrete Kingdoms, Robyn Herdman

Norwich based four piece Young States have announced the release of their debut EP ‘Down To You’ on the 7th of August 2015. With two members having only just turned 18, Young States are a young band, aiming high. Rather than taking their cues from the flavour-of-the-week trends, the overproduced sounds of the ’00s, or the race-to-the-bottom intentional lo-fi pretenders, Young States play the sort of rock reminiscent of the genre’s halcyon days. You know, when rock and roll was simply rock and roll. Formed at the end of 2014, the band met at Access To Music in Norwich. Libby was on a sound engineering course, the others on a music performance course. Amy got Young States together as she was bored of seeing male band after male band, and wanted to form an all female group. She approached the others in the corridors of college after seeing them carrying their instruments. With a love of Brand New, Arcane Roots and Mallory Knox, Young States quickly wrote and recorded their debut EP ‘Down to You’.Young States first single ‘No More’ received TV play from Scuzz TV, as well as support from Amazing Radio and BBC Norfolk Introducing.

Concrete Kingdoms

The electrifying foursome Concrete Kingdoms, from Dunfermline, have been around since summer 2014. Formed by frontman Neil and Lead Guitarist Ben, the band has gone from strength to strength. With influences such as Velvet Revolver, Soundgarden and Stereophonics, Concrete Kingdoms have brought heavy rock music back to life. In recent months the boys have recorded demos of just some of many songs on their musical roster. This summer you should expect an official single release thanks to their recent signing to independent record label, Flat 14 Records.

Young, Scottish, haunting keyboard based rock, Robyn Herdman is an 18 year old aspiring singer/songwriter.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
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Sat 30th Jul 16 at 7.00pm
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MY ELECTRIC LOVE AFFAIR, Lizzies Arcade, The Radars, Luna

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
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Sun 31st Jul 16 at 7.00pm
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ITHICA, Sapien, Orphan Works

Hardcore London-based 5 piece Ithaca make their first trip to Scotland. Whilst loosely doning the genre of hardcore, the band cram in moments of mathcore, doom and melodic hardcore, to their chaotic and crushing sound. Following on from the recent success of their EP ‘Trespassers’ (released on Holy Roar Records and COF Records), Ithaca have been punishing crowds in both Europe and the UK. This is a set not to be missed! FFO – Maths, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Botch.
Support comes from Edinburgh doom riffers Sapien and chaotic noise rock band Orphan Works (featuring members of Sectioned, Britney and Thin Privelege), making their Edinburgh debut
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Fri 26th Aug 16 at 1.00pm
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SNEAKY PETE’S STAGE AT ELECTRIC FIELDS 2016

We are really proud to say that Electric Fields will be giving us our very own stage for 2016. The festival is bigger then ever before! We’re now stretching to two full days of amazing music at the beautiful Drumlanrig Castle on the 26th and 27th of August!

LINEUP

Primal Scream / The Charlatans / Everything Everything / Wild Beasts / PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING / The Twilight Sad (Official) / The Sugarhill Gang / Steve Mason / Erol Alkan / Joy Orbison / Songhoy Blues / Admiral Fallow / the go! team / Factory Floor / DJ Yoda / Eclair Fifi / C Duncan / Don Letts / Sundara Karma / Tuff Love / Bill Ryder-Jones / BABY STRANGE / WHITE / Emma Pollock / Denis Sulta / Dixon Avenue Basement Jams / Neon Waltz / Model Aeroplanes / Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5 / Jamie Roy / Horsebeach / Barstow Bats / Onr / Lisbon / Sean Vs The Robots / MØGEN / Riding the Low / TeenCanteen / The Van T’s / The Lapelles / Be Charlotte / Bella and the Bear / Yucatan / Documenta / Blueprint Blue / Hot Vestry / Mark W. Georgsson / Sweaty Palms / Elara Caluna / Tim Burgess DJ Set / Howling Rhythm / Wasabi Disco / TEESH / Juice at Sneaky Pete’s / Social Club / Soul Jam / Witness – Sneaky Petes / Hector’s House Edinburgh / Deep Fried Soul / Bowie Disco / Northern Soul Dance Class

+ more acts to be announced!

In 2016 we will also have a range of boutique camping options, a real ale bar, and more fun for kids – all with the same amazing atmosphere of the past two years.

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Fri 9th Sep 16 at 7.00pm
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RORY BUTLER

Every acoustic singer-songwriter will claim they were born with music in their blood, but few were born with music in their basement. Rory Butler’s childhood home was built on music; his father ran a recording studio in the cellar.

“I’ve never felt anything other than it being very normal to want to play music and write songs,” he says. “Everybody in the house and in the family was doing the same thing so I never really thought about doing anything else. We romanticised it as kids, trying to push the studio door open while bands were in recording songs. They still have some recordings of us babbling into microphones and making beat tracks behind it.”

It’s unsurprising then, that music became Rory’s world. Growing up in a town in the Dumfries area – “in the middle of nowhere, seven miles away from the nearest pub”– and then in Leith, Edinburgh, he wrote his first song aged seven, a “really crap song” called My Heart Goes Down When The Sun Goes Down. “I’ve listened to it since thinking ‘what the fuck was going on in my head?’” Encouraged by his parents and their love of Woody Guthrie, Joni Mitchell, Tim Buckley and early John Martyn, this creative young soul recorded whole albums of “very strange material” in the basement studio with his brother, the experimental post-rock foil to his budding acoustic artistry; the picture of an inside-out Sooty puppet on the pre-teen’s makeshift album sleeve was an early clue to his interest in subverting the conventions of comfort.

When he made the leap in 2013 to stay on the sofa with friends in Seven Sisters in North London, he found the streets were lined with fried chicken boxes rather than gold, but via countless open mic nights full of Elvis impersonators and stoned street poets, he eventually found his people, his niche. Fellow songwriters helped get him spots at proper acoustic gigs and he found himself a manager, dumbstruck by Rory’s rich, keening vocals, raw emotion and growing mastery of embedding political polemic within his stunning acoustic laments.

“It’s important for me to have a message behind songs or at least something you can get your teeth into,” Rory explains. “Everyone can relate to love but there’s a hell of a lot more out there to feel bad about. Once upon a time being a singer-songwriter was about being very openly engaged about what was happening socially and politically in the world and that’s kinda been lost. But I like the idea of being a voice that raises questions and engages debate but I have to earn it first. I’d rather engage in areas of social debate that matter but at the same time allow people to make decisions about them for themselves. One way of doing that is by writing political songs that also have love in the middle-eight, to relax the situation a wee bit.”

Within a year Rory had been introduced to Crispin Hunt, ex-Longpigs frontman and songwriter for Jake Bugg, Ellie Goulding, Lana Del Rey, Florence & The Machine and Newton Faulkner. Excited to have discovered an artist that could be a shard of real, honest humanity, cutting through the processed studio noise of pop artifice, Hunt worked with Rory in his home studio for six months to hone a demo, recorded in just a few days, of stunningly intimate recordings; one man, a guitar and a fresh window on the struggles of youth in a messed-up millennium.

Keeping up his job as a barista in an East London vegan café – “If my former self had met my current one, I probably would’ve kicked my own ass” – the original plan was to reveal Rory’s light gradually, with low-profile, one-off singles. But support slots with Scritti Politti at the Roundhouse and a Radio One play from Annie Mac at the end of 2015 had the major labels pounding down his door. “We were getting emails from major record labels asking me to go in and play them a song in the office, which I really liked,” he says. “I feel most comfortable in situations of unbelievable pressure and intimacy that’s absolutely terrifying, I respond really well to that.”

For the time being, though, the majors have been kept at arm’s length. “It all came very suddenly, there was no opportunity to respond to it reasonably. We thought ‘let’s wait a minute, record stuff ourselves and do it the way we want to do it before any of that has an influence over what we’re working towards’. The reason I came here was to try to make a noise, but I also wanted to see if what I was doing could make an impression.”

Rory Butler, you see, is a singer with principals, standards, a fresh outlook on modern singer-songwriting and an unwavering vision of how he wants it portrayed. “What I’d really like is an album of songs where each song is as important as the last and the next,” he says. “It’s important to me that it sounds like a man with a guitar playing a song, and it’s about the song and the man singing it.” Stark and simple, comic and confrontational, raw and radiant; it’s in Butler’s blood.

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Tue 13th Sep 16 at 7.00pm
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MICHELE STODART (of The Magic Numbers)

Michele Stodart is a solo artist as well as bassist, vocalist and co-songwriter with the much-loved, Mercury-Prize-nominated and double platinum sellers The Magic Numbers. The band recently released their fourth studio album, Alias, in 2014 with several critics calling it their finest to date, receiving **** in Q and Uncut. Over the summer of 2014-15, The Magic Numbers supported Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Super Furry Animals and Train on their recent arena tour.

In 2012, Michele released an album of her own songs, Wide-Eyed Crossing, a southern-drenched journey into Americana country blues. In support of the record, Michele and her band toured with Villagers, Duke Special, Slow Club and Ben Ottewell of Gomez. She is currently touring with the Magic Numbers and working on a follow-up solo album to be released later this year.

Upon the release of her new solo record Michele will embark on two co-headline tours in Sept with The Goat Roper Rodeo Band and in Oct with Kathryn Williams.

More info HERE

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Fri 16th Sep 16 at 7.00pm
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L’anatomie with Marcus Worgull (Innervisions)

We are delighted to be throwing our first party to the sounds of legendary Berlin label Innervisions, through a man who has been an intrinsic part of its rise to prominence over the last decade with a number of releases for the label and consistently features at Lost in a Moment events.

We present Marcus Worgull. Cutting his teeth as a DJ at the infamous U-Club, Marcus has established himself as one of Germany’s finest disc jockeys known for his ability to effortlessly flit between genres and styles. Marcus’ affair with house isn’t a recent development however, with his position as the owner of Cologne’s Groove Attack record shop giving him an ideal position from which to survey a wide range of music over the past two decades.

When not making tracks for Innervisions, Marcus is still adoring the art of moving butts, spending his weekends on planes and trains to carry a bag of records to prized clubs like Robert Johnson, Fabric, Plastic People, Trouw or Sub Club on the regular. His combination of wonky, dark and atmospheric house and techno is what we’re all about and we can’t wait for him to grace the dance floor at Sneaky Pete’s.
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Line up:

Marcus Worgull (Innervisions)
Kieran Apter
Ian Hendry

Tickets:
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Fri 16th Sep 16 at 7.00pm
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THE LUCID DREAM

“Fusing layered, heavily effected guitar sounds with the futuristic punk awareness of Vanishing Point or XTRMNTR-era Primal Scream and general nonchalance of Seventies art rockers Suicide, their incendiary and occasionally visceral take on psychedelia is perhaps more post-modern than the band themselves realise.” – Drowned In Sound

 

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Mon 19th Sep 16 at 7.00pm
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ONLY SHADOWS

Following a huge 12 months, Only Shadows are hitting the road in September for their first headline tour. The band’s debut single, Be Still, received rave reviews for Gigwise, Subba Cultcha and Gigslutz to name a few and was also chosen to be used on the soundtrack to BAFTA award winning Made in Chelsea. With over 170,000 Facebook video views the band are following this with their new single, We Go Further.

Gigwise: “Instantly catchy with killer vocals, this one will be stuck in your head for days”

Taking inspiration from Editors and Arcade Fire, the band have received fantastic backing from BBC Introducing (named BBC Introducing Band of the Month May 2016), and have gathered a staunch fan base across the UK.

Following support slots with the likes of Reef, Carl Barat, Young Kato and more, it’s now time for Only Shadows to take to the stage with their own headline tour.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/onlyshadowsuk
Twitter: www.twitter.com/onlyshadowsuk
Website: www.onlyshadows.co.uk

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Sat 15th Oct 16 at 7.00pm
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AUGUSTANA

After kicking off their career with “Boston,” a power ballad that took its cues from the Coldplay songbook, Augustana began to recast themselves as heartland rock & rollers. Released in 2008, Can’t Love, Can’t Hurt found them midway through that transition, but 2011’s Augustana — the band’s self-titled third album — completed the evolution, jettisoning the tenderhearted piano pop that filled All the Stars and Boulevards and replacing it with guitar-driven, chest-swelling anthems. Bruce Springsteen’s influence looms large, from the quaver of Dan Layus’ vocals to the Americana bombast of “Steal Your Heart” and “Wrong Side of Love,” two tunes that emulate Born to Run’s grandeur with glockenspiels, gang vocals, and the panoramic production of Kings of Leon collaborator Jacquire King.

This tour showcases their greatest hits alongside brand new songs in a stripped down style.

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Sat 12th Nov 16 at 7.00pm
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LEDDRA CHAPMAN

Leddra Chapman will be touring the UK in Nov/Dec 2016 in support of her brand new EP, Third Love. Third Love will be exclusively available on all dates throughout the tour, with the EP going on general sale the week after.

Third Love was written and recorded at Battersea Park Studios, London. Alongside Leddra, co writers Juan Ayala and Ali Thomson are putting the finishing touches to the tracks, all set to be ready for November 2016. Leddra has moved on once more in her musical journey and here is what she had to say:

“I was lucky enough to be brought up from a young age to be driven not by what could make me successful or wealthy, but by what will make me the happiest in life. The Third Love EP is a reflection of my endeavours in love and music, the two most important things in my life, the things that can leave me feeling broken yet completely ecstatic. The two things that make me the happiest consistently overtake one another and always have done- I feel like I’m finally learning now in my mid-20s not to fight it any longer, as I’m sure they will continue to battle it out throughout my life.”

Leddra Picked up a guitar at an early age and hasn’t looked back since. She has shared the stage with the likes of Ed Sheeran and Katie Melua, and was personally invited to support Sir Tom Jones during his sold out dates, playing in front of over 35,000 people.

Debut single ‘Story’, a track championed by the late Sir Terry Wogan on his Radio 2 Breakfast Show, was playlisted by the station with sensational feedback. The next 4 songs were also playlisted by the UK’s biggest Radio station including single of the week “All About You” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P81j5CQCc0M Sir Terry and Chris Evans (who took over as breakfast show host) championed all of Leddra’s 5 playlisted songs across their radio shows.

Third Love is another step forward and an exciting time for Leddra, who is pleased to be sharing her music with her fans on the road once more in 2016.

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Sat 3rd Dec 16 at 7.00pm
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BEN MONTAGUE

After an incredible year of touring supporting Simply Red, Suzanne Vega and Boyzone plus a full UK & Ireland headline tour of his own Ben Montague is back with his new single ‘We Start Over’.

Co-written with Jez Ashurst (Jamie Lawson/Little Mix/ Melanice C) & Charlie Grant (Simply Red) and produced by Peter John Vettese (Take That / Annie Lenox / Bee Gees / Ronan Keating), this is by far Ben’s most honest and heartfelt record to date. Taken from his third studio album ‘Back Into Paradise’, which reached number 14 in the iTunes Singer Songwriter charts in September 2015 and was pushed back up to number 17 in March / April 2016. Ben’s latest single “We Start Over” made Radio 2’s Record of the Week, and was kept on the A and B lists for over 6 weeks.

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