SHE DREW THE GUN
FRIDAY 28TH OCTOBER
MOXIE (NTS), JOSEY REBELLE (PANORAMA BAR)
FRIDAY 28TH OCTOBER
sunday 30th october
TEESH 3D WORLD CLUB
SATURDAY 12TH NOVEMBER
SHE DREW THE GUN, Mamatung
She Drew The Gun, fronted by singer-songwriter Louisa Roach offer dreamy lyrically evocative psych-pop from the banks of the Mersey. They released their debut Album, Memories of the Future in April 2016, the record is the result of Louisa Roach meeting with producer James Skelly in 2015 and working with him at independent record label Skeleton Key Records.
Taking the bare bones of the songs- poetic narrative lyrics set to haunting riffs and melodies, they built up the tracks, developing an electronic element into Roach’s sound. The result is a dark but dreamlike collection of stories from the songwriter’s life and imagination caught in a bubble of psych-tinged pop. Exploring more conventional subject matter like delicate and dysfunctional relationships, unrequited love and loss, but also veering outside the norm with Sci-Fi protest songs, or more subterranean subjects, like drugs, alcohol, addiction and inequality.
The line up has shape-shifted and evolved into a full band since its inception as a solo project in 2013. Sian Monaghan was first to join, and the band have played in a number of formations. They supported Fink on a month long UK and European tour in autumn 2015 as a three piece with Jack Turner on guitar, latest addition Jenni Kickhefer completes the line up on keys. As a four piece they have travelled the UK on a recent headline album tour, supported The Coral, and played the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury Festival after winning over the judges at the Emerging Talent Competition 2016. They have just announced another string of UK dates for the Autumn.
Louisa’s underground roots lie in performing at open mic events and acoustic gigs, honing her skills along the way, she gained the attention of Radio 6Music last year when Steve Lamacq championed a first release, that led to an invitation to perform a BBC introducing live session at Maida Vale in 2015. BBC6 music continue to support the band, they made Memories of the Future ‘Album of the Day’ upon its release. The band and Album, without the backing of a major label, continue to win over fans with their lyrically evocative style coupled with meticulously layered psych-pop.
“Junkyard Scouse soul.. built ingeniously on a Wirral council budget” ???? Uncut
Onloop hosted by Moxie with guests Josey Rebelle and Telfort
The first Onloop here was the single busiest night of 2016 so far. People without tickets got disappointed last time.
Moxie is our favourite NTS selector and she’s held down shows for Radio1 too. One of the most deft selectors touching bases in every corner of underground dance, her mixes are simultaneously wildly esoteric but always funky and danceable.
Josey Rebelle is a former Plastic People resident with a weekly Rinse FM show, and has defied expectations of what’s allowed at clubs like Berghain’s Panorama Bar and XOYO by mixing across the board from rare groove right through to drum’n’bass.
Our man Telfort, him with the Good Place, is now getting recognition in a big way. His self-released vinyls are having to be repressed due to demand, he’s touring more, he’s getting premieres from the likes of Phonica… but his big releases are yet to come, with 12″s planned on some of our favourite labels.
Universal Thee, Echo Arcadia, IdKid
Universal Thee: “jingle, jangle and psych pop in all the right places” – The Daily Record
“I’ve pretty much had their new album on repeat” – Jim Gellatly, Scottish Sun
“Worthy Successors to The Vaselines” – Alan Morrison, The National
“Mature without being boring; intelligent without a hint of pretentiousness; pop without the pap: Echo Arcadia’s tasty portions of indie-pop come highly recommended from us and we’re already looking forward to the next helping.”
“Demonstrating their love of guitars and making some noise generally, West Lothian band IdKid power their song “Dawn’s New Day” entirely with youthful enthusiasm. I’d rather listen to this rather than Adele any day.” – Bluesbunny Music Reviews
5 Pound on the door.
Johnny Foreigner with guests Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam
Freshly returned sobbing from Japan and promoting a record that even Pitchfork says is superawesome, we at Johnny Foreigner Inc. are superpsyched to announce a run of UK shows. A two-er, as we say here in Birmingham. Expect old songs, new songs, sweat and tears, a positive righteous partyzone atmosphere, and 10 years worth of heartbreak and distortion pedals condensed into an hour’s set list. No encores.
Brix & The Extricated feat. Members of The Fall
Brix & The Extricated feature original member of The Fall Brix Smith-Start on guitar and vocals, powerhouse duo Steve Hanley on bass and brother Paul Hanley on drums (‘The greatest rhythm section in rock n roll’ – Luke Haines), Steve Trafford on guitar and vocals and virtuoso Jason Brown on guitar, this is a dream line up for lovers of The Fall sound.
Growing up in the Hollywood Hills in the ’60s in a dilapidated pink mansion her life has taken her from luxury to destitution, from the cover of the NME to waitressing in California, via the industrial wasteland of Manchester in the 1980s. Brix is also well known appearing weekly in Gok’s Fashion Fix.
Simone Felice is a founding member of internationally acclaimed Catskill Mountain based artists The Felice Brothers, whose early seminal albums remain some of the most influential works of this century’s indie-folk revival.
Simone has been widely hailed as one of the most gifted songwriter poets of his generation and has recently co-written and produced Bat For Lashes critically acclaimed concept album The Bride, as well as the #1 worldwide hit Cleopatra album by The Lumineers.
Join him for his One Man Show, premiering new songs and re-imagining classics, in a select handful of intimate setting this Autumn.
B.Traits (BBCR1) All Night Long At Witness
BBC Radio1 DJ, producer and radio presenter B. Traits bridges underground music from techno to jungle to house. A perfect guest for Witness, she’s playing all night long to show her deeper side, in perhaps the most intimate setting she’s played.
Her regular Friday night radio slot between Annie Mac and the Essential Mix is all about Eclecticism, Evolution and Education. Expect the same at Sneaks, plus a party.
Soufon Fang, OceanCode, Prairie Wessman
The Take Home, Paper Rifles, The Dan Collins Band
THE TAKE HOME are an alt.rock band from Fife. Originally formed around singer/songwriter David Latto’s solo project the group started out playing americana tinged folk before embracing a bigger, electric sound with both punk rock and country influences
LOR @sneaky pete’s
Ladies on Rotation LOR @
Its our Sneaky Pete’s debut come the 4th November 2016 !
Simmone Black _ Natasha Kitty Katt _ Blonde Flash repin the LOR , all things Funk / Disco /Boogie / House !
We are looking forward to having a great time and hope you can all join , sweat box vibes …. you better believe that ha ha
Cant wait , to catch up with everyone , new and familair 🙂
Time : 11pm-3am
Door : £5 all night long .
The Lonely Together, Dead Electric
Hector’s House with Mash (Optimo Trax / Glasgow Underground)
Mash is resident for Buff Club’s outstanding and longstanding ‘Burn’ night, as well as a nightlife correspondent for many an influential rag. He knows what’s up and has done for a long time.
Alberta Cross (Stripped Back)
We welcome Petter Ericson Stakee’s Alberta Cross project for a solo show on Sunday 6th November. Heavily inspired by the late 60s / early 70s Laurel Canyon, California sound, these are big, stately songs, packed with rue as much as brio. For fans of My Morning Jacket, Dawes, Augustines or The Lumineers!
Lail Arad plus special guest Hamish Hawk
Smart, funny songs, Lail Arad enjoys tumbling lyrics that conjur Lou Reed at times. Stylised vocals, with sultry sing-speak passages and modulating licks, are equally suggestive of the Mediterranean and the metropolis. File next to Courtney Barnett.
Chris Barron (The Spin Doctors) + Lach plus special guest Megan Blyth
Back for a second time, we were very pleased to find at the first show that Chris Barron is a strikingly charismatic and talented performer and songwriter, not just the guy who wrote Two Princes.
He’ll play it if you ask, but his current songs are so good you’ll probably ask for more of the new stuff.
BBC Radio 4 commissioned a third series of The Lach Chronicles this year recently. Edinburgh resident Lach is the founder of the Antifolk music and art movement in New York, cited as a main inspiration by hundreds of performers today from Beck and Jeffrey Lewis to Hamell on Trial, The Moldy Peaches and Regina Spektor in the US, to the likes of Laura Marling in the UK.
THE WAVE PICTURES, Golden Arm
Control Social Club #010
Roxy Agogo, The Cut, Lucia Fontaine, The Draynes
A showcase of Scotland’s finest Post-Punk / Gloom-Pop
THE CUT – band
Melting Pot is the Glasgow based club night that’s one of the longest running in the UK, 15 years and counting in 2016.
Giving DJs such as Floating Points, Joey Negro, 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.
They pay particular attention to their sound system which has made it one of the best sounding anywhere, with their guests raving about it!
To get the full Melting Pot effect they’ll be bringing their vintage UREi mixer and other assorted hi-fi trickery to make Sneak’s d&b soundsystem sing!
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.
“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.
TEESH / All You Can Eat Mind Buffet / 3D World Club
The last 2 months TEESH hosted 2 of the best parties we’ve had, with Jayda G and Ruf Dug each being 2 of the most inspiring DJ’s alive. Aside from playing incredible music, they really showed how to include the crowd in their playing.
This month we’ll be creating various immersive 3D experiences in the club to enjoy. Preview HERE
Every other month we’re joined by Semi Deluxe. He’s residencies around London at The Pickle Factory and Oslo Hackney, Glastonbury’s ‘The Beat Hotel’ dance tent (where he played on the bill with Ben UFO, Joy Orbison, Midland, John Talabot, Pender Street Steppers, Bill Brewster, Ruf Dug + many more) and Farmfestival Somerset with his Crucial & Fresh / New Business projects.
With past guests including ~ Kindness / Pearson Sound / Palms Trax / Lord Of The Isles / Glowing Palms / Project Pablo / Rüf Dug / Jayda G there is also a strong emphasis on visual art & video….
Logan Sama: East Coast Ends x Witness
At Cabaret Voltaire
It’s time to clash. Grime Pioneer Logan Sama in our backyard.
plus East Coast Ends residents x Witness residents
plus East Coast Ends MCs – 2T & more.
Jules & the Blue Garnets EP Launch, ft Al Shields and Andrew Robertson
Original folk/pop music that is ‘Fresh, clear…no saccharine. A bit like apple cider vinegar…tingly’
After a successful run of shows at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, J&tBG are thrilled to be launching a new EP at Sneaky Pete’s on Thursday the 17th November. 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’.
The evening will also feature sets from two of Edinburgh’s finest singer/songwriters; Al Shields and Andrew Robertson.
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American Clay, Shredd and more
One of the best new bands from Glasgow, having supported heroes Total Babes, Cheetahs and Krill, have hunkered down for the past few months penning a hot record that deserves their new headliner status.
Teutonic drums, jarring guitars, and wholehearted pop melodies elevate [previous single] Talk, making it a song that reverberates and sticks in the head.
From the Song 2 sounding intro to the Total Babes inspired melodies, Talk is a fuck-that’s-good debut from a band who can now back up the buzz. – Scottish Fiction
Tief with Francis Inferno Orchestra & Hesseltime
Francis Inferno Orchestra is the conductor of a new type of ensemble – made up of rich samples from disco’s back catalogue and an array of raw drum machine rhythms. Coming at house music from down under, his productions join the dots between soul, disco and the sample based music that inspired him as a teenager.
Presenting house and techno classics alongside rare oddities from beyond his years, FIOs DJ sets are a low-brow history lesson – respecting the past without being a slave to it. He has grown to become a key figure of Melbourne’s always growing underground dance scene, being invited across the country and further abroad. 2014 saw the release of FIO’s debut album A New Way of Living which was met with great reception and proved just how much talent this unique young artist holds. The same year saw FIO launch Superconscious Records with old friend Fantastic Man, this sits alongside FIO’s other label BBW which has become a sought after series for the functional music supporters.
Wasabi Disco is 8 Yrs Old! w/ Cowboy Rhythmbox (Cómeme/Phantasy)
Cowboy Rhythmbox aka Nathan Gregory Wilkins is somewhat of an enigma. He’s been in the music game for two decades, making and playing music that is as unique as it is funky, you can hear there’s a whole lot of stuff going on inside his head. He brings together a wide range of influences, from disco and new wave to hip hop and industrial, in an offbeat way that will keep your feet moving for hours.
Nathan is the founder of the revered History Clock label that released edits and original tracks by Ivan Smagghe (with whom he had an NTS radio show), Raudive and Psychemagik among others.
Over the years Nathan has held numerous residencies, including those at Boombox, Tropical Hot Dog, Electric Stew, and David Lynch’s Paris club Silencio. We’re really looking forward to welcoming Nathan to Sneaky Petes!!
Josh Fuchs, Amy Hill, Hamish Hawk
“His songs are personal, nicely so and his voice portrays them in the sense they’re intended; slightly downtrodden, melancholic … folky pop played with a sense of irony” – 7ahead
Josh Fuchs is a singer-songwriter from Edinburgh who has been penning songs ever since he first picked up a battered acoustic guitar with duct tape on it as a sixteen-year-old. His brand of contemporary folk intersperses personal and distinctive lyrics with progressions influenced by the 50s ballads, surf and cowboy films that coloured his childhood. Josh recently teamed up with Andy Robinson (King Creosote) and has been recording a debut EP (‘Serle’) recently released in collaboration with the Fence Collective.
He has appeared on bills alongside the likes of Ethan Johns, King Creosote, Withered Hand and Dan Owen.
Copies of the EP will be available on the door. Kick off 7pm.
Bring a pal. x
Hannah Lou Clark
“From it’s opening drum machine thud and flicker of guitar to its lullaby like closer ‘My Game’, ‘Silent Type’ is assured and sublime” – NME
A tune that manages to suspend moments in time before unfurling and hurtling you into something not unlike Sharon Van Etten’s ‘Serpents’” – Drowned In Sound One’s To Watch
The EP marked the first public airing after her last project, Foe, disbanded two years ago : “A sort of cleansing process”.?Experimenting, writing and building up a stockpile of tunes as well as collaborating with such artists as Rob Ellis (Torres, Anna Calvi, PJ Harvey) and Deb Goodge (My Bloody Valentine) all contributed to Hannah’s debut EP.
Released in Nov 2014 on Quatre Femmes Records / Gravy records. The first single, Silent Type was premiered on Stereogum and Hannah was lauded by the likes of NME with an early Radar piece, a Clash Mag ‘Introducing’ piece and praise from The Line Of Best Fit and many others. With early radio support from John Kennedy, Steve Lamacq , Chris Hawkins and Tom Robinson. Guy Garvey also made ‘Silent Type’ his record of the week on 6 Music.
Hannah also received an early Music Week playlist with ‘Silent Type’
Hannah supported this release with a sold out, stunning first headline show at St. Pancras Old Church followed by a night at Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room. Support tours with Ezra Furman,Thurston Moore and Gaz Coombes followed, including a support for Gaz Coombes at London’s Roundhouse for the ‘In The Round’ Series of shows. Additionally she played across Europe completing a support tour in France (Paris, Lille and Strasbourg) plus London Calling and Amsterdam Woods festival in the Netherlands and Reeperbahn festival in Germany. Hannah also played The Great Escape Festival, Greenman and Secret Garden amongst others in 2015.
Hannah’s follow up EP ‘It’s Your Love’ was produced by Hannah at home on the 4-track and also in Press Play studios, London and then mixed by Tarek Musa of Spring King. It was then released in April 2016 once again on Quatre Femmes but this time through PIAS, to great critical acclaim. Hannah once again being championed by the likes of the NME, The Line of Best Fit and Clash Magazine including an interview and feature in The Quietus. Plus support from The 405 with a track review and London headline show in pictures on their site.
“Within 30 seconds of Clark’s solo set starting, the room was silent. Her voice poured over the gentle dissonance suggested by each chord” The Quietus
The lead track featured on Radio X’s Evening playlist and was selected as Steve Lamacq’s & Lauren Laverne’s ‘6 Music Recommends’ pick on BBC 6 Music plus spins from Huw Stephens on Radio 1 and continued support from Amazing Radio.
Hannah has also recently recorded a special 3-piece Radio X session for John Kennedy and a Daytrotter session went live in June 2016
Amongst Hannah’s Fans, Vevo are huge supporters. The video for ‘It’s Your Love’ was launched on their platforms and website and Hannah was asked to record a VEVO DSCVR session for the track ‘Cowboy Joe’ which has been streamed almost 80,000 times.
Hannah once again took to the road to support the release with a hugely successful first headline tour last May and followed this with a packed summer of festivals including Glastonbury, Tramlines, Standon Calling, Boardmasters and Always The Sun. Plus a special Record Store Day store in Point Ephemere in Paris for Rough Trade.
Hannah has just played the Vevo stage at Southsea Festival and will play the prestigious Iceland Airwaves festival in November.
“one of Edinburgh’s finest unsigned bands” Edinburgh Unearthed
Scotsman on Sunday – Artist of the Week (31/07/16)
Edinburgh-based indie rock band Skjør (pronounced ‘sure’) are due to release their debut single ‘Self Control’ and B-Side track ‘Without Hope’ on the 25th November 2016.
SKJØR are a 4-piece band who have been finely crafting their own version of indie, art rock in the outskirts of Edinburgh since 2014. Inspired by adventures in Norway, Louise McCraw has beautifully sequenced her distinctive and poetic lyrics with the band’s guitar driven melodies. Influenced by indie rock, pop and funk bands, SKJØR’s bold and heartfelt melodies, with help from bassist, Cameron Bradley, guitarist Callum La Barre and drummer Rebecca Anderson, encapsulates an accessible but distinctive sound.
2016 has already seen the band selected for the coveted ‘Hit the Road’ touring project whilst also being the only band in Scotland to have been awarded Young Scot ‘Nuture Talent’ funding in the summer.
SKJØR have had the pleasure of supporting the likes of the Paper Kites, Lisbon, Teleman and Lanterns on the Lake, have performed at Hidden Door Festival, The Big Discovery Festival and toured across Scotland with November Lights and Five Cousins in 2016.
Amy Becker for Witness
At only 21 years old Amy Becker has stormed her way through the past few years, displaying a unique ability to mix genres, while expressing an impeccable selection of everything from garage and grime to hip hop and footwork to UK funky and bassline.
Since then, Amy has appeared on Boiler Room, Rinse FM and NTS, and released mixes for Fabric London, Outlook Festival and Thump. Inspired by the likes of Oneman, EZ and Benji B, her radio and gig presence has received international acclaim from some of the biggest names in the industry and propelled her to the forefront of the UK’s thriving bass scene.
St Jude’s Infirmary, Hamish Hawk, Allen Ginsberg Trio
Saint Jude’s Infirmary reconvene their 2009 tour to support their critically acclaimed, if somewhat presciently entitled second album ‘This will be the death of us.’
Named after a hospital ship, emerging from Fife and ascending to Leith, the band released their second album, which featured collaborations with Ian Rankin and Jack Vettriano in 2009 before imploding ferociously mid-tour in Liverpool. Seven years later they return (GW) to debut this savagely cursed album and new material in a special gig.
“We’re still scratching our heads as to why Saint Jude’s Infirmary didn’t make it big – but perhaps you get what you ask for when you name your band after the patron saint of lost causes” – AAA Edinburgh
Hamish Hawk is an Edinburgh-based songwriter. He self-released his debut album Aznavour in 2014. His Mull EP was released on vinyl in early 2016. Hawk performs regularly throughout Scotland alongside the likes of King Creosote, Emma Pollock, James Yorkston, Withered Hand, Euros Childs, Malcolm Middleton, Kathryn Joseph, Mt. Doubt and FOUND. He has appeared at Dougie Maclean’s Perthshire Amber Festival, Dunkeld and at the Iona Village Hall Music Festival, organised by Roddy Woomble of Idlewild. His songs have been featured on BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio 6 Music and Scottish Fiction.
“Hawk’s solo shows are a colourful and confident display of his wit, charm and sensitivity as a songwriter. A natural storyteller, he leaves audiences unwavering in their loyalty. Offering so much of himself yet revealing so little, Hawk’s ability to surprise, enchant and bewilder at every turn has rendered him a most endearing figure in the Scottish contemporary music scene.” Listen Here
The evening also marks the exciting return of the Allen Ginsberg Trio: “Magnificent, mourned no more, marred of heart, mind behind, married dreamed, mortal changed”.
Three Days From Retirement, Our Smallest Adventures, Cuttings
Waze & Odyssey All Night Long
Firas & Serge aka Waze & Odyssey, both started out as resident DJs, honed their skills and perfected their craft through countless opening sets and the often arduous task of setting the tone and mood of the club.
Now more established, new challenges for the duo arise.
Tipping moments such as 4-hour sets at Panorama bar as both times of inspiration and trial, Waze & Odyssey have always pushed themselves to exceed their own expectations and those of their fans. Extended sets are, in essence, designed take the reveler on a journey as the artist tells a story through selection. For Waze & Odyssey, these sets are a window of exploration through their true tastes, influences and hidden gems. Extended sets have always been a chance for them to play the more obscure records they don’t normally get to play, thus creating a one-off unique dancefloor experience.
Firas & Serge are really excited to present this run of intimate shows where through extended sets, they’ll show you a different side to Waze & Odyssey.
Erol Alkan for JUICE
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.
2014 was a breakthrough year for Gengahr, as they established themselves as one of the most exciting groups around. Debut single ‘Powder’ earned support from Huw Stephens, NME, The Guardian and Blogotheque, whilst being playlisted at BBC 6Music and XFM, as well as hitting the blog-aggregating Hype Machine charts. The band also took on festival stages across the globe, with Glastonbury, Latitude and MIDI among those subject to their smoky and catchy performances. Subsequent tours with fellow underground heroes Wolf Alice and Superfood slotted perfectly alongside the larger stages they shared with Jungle, Dry the River and Maccabees – the latter asking the band to join them on their upcoming UK tour. 2015 has been even more fruitful, with the band’s first ever tour down under to play Splendour in The Grass plus sold out sideshows.
While they bashfully describe their successes to dates as “happy accidents”, there’s clearly something greater at work behind Gengahr’s rise. A timelessness that has captured the hearts of all they’ve come into contact with and the recent release of their debut album, A Dream Outside are just the start. Comparisons to Radiohead are anything but reductive; there is sure to be a similarly twisting and enormous path ahead of this hypnotic North London quartet.
Bigfoot’s Tea Party – 8th Birthday
Retro Video Club, Audiokicks, November Lights
This 3 band co-headline tour, with alternating headliners, reaches Sneaky Pete’s on Sunday 11th December.
Edinburgh’s headliners will be locals Retro Video Club armed with new single ‘Recovery’. The bill is completed by Aberdeen’s Audiokicks and Ayrshire’s November Lights.
Daniel Avery All Night Long – DJ Kicks Tour
Dan’s back, this time touring his DJ Kicks mix.
You’ll need tickets for this one.
On sale Tuesday 27th September at midday.
Mike Heron (Incredible String Band) & Trembling Bells
Double bill with full Trembling Bells show before they play as Mike Heron’s Band!
The Black Madonna 3 hr set / Edinburgh NYE / tickets on sale Friday 9am
Sneaky Pete’s & Bigfoot’s Tea Party present:
The Black Madonna is now rightly one of the most in demand DJs in the world; her energy, record bag, and technical skills are blowing people away from Sonar to Panorama Bar to Dekmantel and back again. We are extremely happy to say she’ll be bringing in the bells with you in Edinburgh, for what will be her debut in the Scottish capital. “It’s not to be missed” doesn’t even come close.
For the party, we’ll be taking over the unique Biscuit Factory, with two floors and a 7,500 square foot venue/gallery space, at Anderson Place, just off Bonnington Road. We’ll be bringing a bespoke lighting rig, massive sound system, and turning the top floor into a cocktail bar and chill out area. We don’t say this lightly that this multipurpose hub, housed in the former Crawford’s biscuit factory, is a truly special location.
Early days, we know, so we’ll be having a flash sale of 50 x reduced price tickets tomorrow Friday morning at 9am here: URL
Further ticket updates and line-up announcment to follow.
n.b. The Black Madonna will not be playing elsewhere in Scotland on NYE. Get your tickets now
Independent Venue Week:
Delving into more expansive and experimental territories, Glasgow’s prodigious talent C Duncan released his second album ’The Midnight Sun on 7th October to critical acclaim.
Blending electronic elements and sweeping synth sounds with his signature layered vocals and dreamy instrumentation, the follow up to his Mercury Prize nominated debut ‘Architect’ won huge praise from the likes of The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Mojo, Uncut and The Quietus.
’The Midnight Sun’ was recorded and produced entirely by C Duncan in his Glasgow flat, using his bedroom studio set-up, gradually adding each layer and each instrument one at a time. Though time-consuming, the process allowed him to lovingly assemble an intricate and subtle debut album that went on to receive incredible recognition. The singer and multi-instrumentalist cites the American sci-fi thriller television show The Twilight Zone, created by Rod Serling, as the conceptual starting point.
“I knew I wanted the album to have more of a theme/thread throughout it which ‘Architect’ didn’t have. I have always had a bit of an obsession with The Twilight Zone (the original 1960s series) – the strange stories, the often brooding atmosphere, and the stylised aesthetic.
No matter how different the stories in each episode are there’s a strong atmosphere and look to each episode which ties the all the episodes together. Although the songs themselves, I wanted to capture the atmosphere and create something that is almost an anthology series styled album, in which all the tracks tie together stylistically without being one big conceptual record.”
With a brand new and bigger live show in tow, C Duncan has blossomed into a fully accomplished live artist. Having fast-tracked from playing basement venues alone to selling out 900 cap venues within a year, his live show has come along hugely. Now joined by a four-piece band, they provide the perfect backdrop for his hushed vocals and help execute the plentiful harmonies with mesmerising precision.
“At the very centre of the nu-grunge quake are Menace Beach, who do it better than most” – Pitchfork
Wille & The Bandits
Essentially Wille and the Bandits is a classic blues rock three piece much in the vain of Cream or The Jimi Hendrix experience. But in a similar way to how these bands pushed the genre in their time, Wille and the Bandits try to take their sound beyond what is expected of such a traditional line up.
The use of more bizarre instrumentation and eclectic influences in the song writing often pushes them more into a world music or progressive category. Having toured with artists such as Deep Purple through to the John Butler trio and played major festivals across Europe, the band seem to leave an equally astounding impression on audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds with their energetic and soulful performances.
They have received great critical acclaim, being voted in the top ten must see bands at Glastonbury 2014 by BBC Radio 1 and reaching number 2 in the UK blues chart with their first single on downloads alone. Now touring their third independently released studio album Wille and the Bandits fan base, repertoire of sounds, styles and innovation seems to be growing at an exponential rate.
The band are praised in the press for their albums; bursting at the seams with textures, originality and soul. Rock legends such as Ian Paice, Joe Bonamassa and Francis Rossi have also praised the band’s musicianship and their unique edge to Rock and Blues.