JUST ANNOUNCED: TEESH PRESENTS RÜF DUG
SATURDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER
MATIAS AGUAYO & THE DESDEMONAS
WEDNESDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER
SUNDAY 11th SEPTEMBER
Nick’s Drum Workshop
All drums, all the time, all night. Nick Stewart and special guests bringing drum tracks to the club from across genres, to create a tropical rebel sound.
Scruff Of The Neck Records Showcase: We Came From Wolves, Exit the Theatre, We Came From the North
Based out of Manchester, Scruff of the Neck Records is an independent record label with their ears to the ground and their eyes to the future. A tireless work ethic has seen the label grow exponentially in both size, and reputation over the course of the last few years, and as a result they’re rapidly becoming one of the go-to grass-roots labels in the city.
Though their roster is predominately Manchester-centric, 2015 has seen Scruff spread both its wings, and its influence, and now their sights are set on becoming a truly national presence, forging relationships with artists and bands nationwide, always keeping in mind their mantra of putting the bands first.
Exit The Theatre
We Came From The North
Jamie Martin, The Emerald Armada
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.
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!
JOHNNY CAMPBELL, Roseanne Reid, Esperi
Johnny Campbell – From performing across UK, USA, Ireland, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Slovenia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Turkey…Johnny is embarking on a path performing new, old and traditional material from a wide repertoire, mostly original. Including Scottish, Irish folk music, mixing it with a punk edge.
Johnny Campbell Bandcamp
Roseanne Reid – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Nominee, singer-songwriter from Edinburgh.
Esperi is Scottish multi-instrumentalist Chris James Marr. His music ranges from acoustic storytelling to colourful electronica looping and combining different sounds with his acoustic guitar. He uses a host of instruments from the conventional to the unusual including his signature rainbow-coloured bells, which he plays with his feet! He writes about his home, his dogs and his family.
Based in Hertfordshire, River Child is a solo singer-songwriter who specialises in classy, soulful indie/folk. With an off kilter, rare and distinctive voice, In the last year RiverChild has performed live on the channel London Live and received warm support from BBC Introducing, R2 Mag, For Folk’s Sake and Amazing Radio.
TEESH presents RüF Dug
Joining us for his debut appearance at Sneaky Pete’s, and 1st time in Edinburgh no less, we are proud to present Rüf Dug!
Manchester’s Rüf Dug makes tunes that find their way into A-list record bags and has built a reputation for jamming out highly energetic DJ sets that reflect his wide range of influences.
DJs from Moodymann to Ben UFO to José Padilla reach for Ruffy’s tracks on labels as diverse as Unknown To The Unknown, Golf Channel, Music For Dreams and his own highly collectible RUF KUTZ imprint – not content to stay still stylistically, Ruf Dug’s sound is tough to pigeonhole.
Blame the esotericism on his nomadic background – brought up in Manchester with summers in Ibiza, Ruf Dug moved to Australia and got caught up in the post-millenial Sydney underground warehouse scene.
He’s back in Manchester these days, holding a residency at award-winning club the Soup Kitchen and is one of the minds behind the infamous Wet Play parties. He’s a regular guest at Bradley Zero’s Rhythm Section (they called him “The epitome of everything we stand for and an inspiration for all we aim to blossom into,”) presents a monthly show on NTS radio and has a knack for bringing the vibe to any room.
From the dirtiest cassette techno through the smoothest street soul to tropical island beats; from sensual sunset ambiences through late night disco peakers to burned out boogie – Ruf Dug joins dots like none other, never once losing the connection between the mind, the body, the soul, and the dance.
For the uninitiated, TEESH is resident DJ Cheers ‘All You Can Eat Mind Buffet’ through Cosmic Afro, Boogie, Classics, Disco, Funk, House, Hip Hop, Soul, arps, clicks, warm weirdness, subtle highs and occasional strandbar, throwing parties the 2nd Saturday, every month at Sneaky Pete’s.
With eclectic guests including ~ Kindness / Pearson Sound / Palms Trax / Lord Of The Isles / Glowing Palms / Project Pablo there is also a strong emphasis on visual art & video.
NAKED ‘Zone’ Album Launch, Soonbe, Michelle Hannah
A show courtesy of our LuckyMe family.
NAKED are Agnes Gryczkowska and Alexander Johnston and their debut album ZONE is a brutal and distorted experimental pop vision out September 30th worldwide.
Reflecting a disenchanted youth’s masochism of digital-overloading, the young band explore themes of human isolation and the contorted nature of sex and physicality. ZONE is our sensory system heightened – a raw, overwhelming and beautiful experience.
The album is co-produced with Paul Corley – the engineer and composer renowned for his work with Oneohtrix Point Never, Ben Frost and Anohni – and follows ‘Youth Mode’ EP released in 2015. In the last year they debuted at SXSW, produced Mykki Blanco’s ‘Moshin In The Front’, and the film score to ‘A Silent Man’ directed by Charlotte Colbert, starring Sophie Kennedy Clark.
“…macabre take on pop. Backlit and smoky, the group blasted the audience with as much white noise as lush melodies… Naked are not for the faint hearted but it’s not a case of emperor’s new clothes.” – The Guardian, March 2016
The video for the opening track of the album, also named ‘ZONE’, is a collaboration between the band, LuckyMe Studio, Hendrik Schneider & Andrew Grüne (Primitive London) – renowned film and image makers for fashion brands Cottweiler and Nasir Mazhar.
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
NIGHT MUSIC: MATIAS AGUAYO & THE DESDEMONAS
Perhaps known moreso for his production and deejaying, a hugely varied body of genre defying/melding work – a blend of deep shadows framed by blinding tropical sun, we are CHEESIN to welcome a full live band show from Matias Aguayo & The Desdemonas!
More about Matias ~
No matter the tag placed on his tracks, the primary focus and platform for building his music is, what he has always considered his main instrument, his voice. Calling upon his young adult background within the theatre (where he was directing, acting, and performing) Aguayo uses his voice to slip into different roles and imitate sounds to creating an aural illusion. This allows him to use a handful of machines and a microphone, to creating sonic ambiguity between vocals and instrumentation, bringing a surge of spontaneity to his recordings and intensely reactive improvisational element live sets as he feeds off the audience and layers his narratives.
Kompakt, the legendary Cologne-based techno label, has supported and released his music since his project Closer Musik (2001-2003), releasing his first solo record Are You Really Lost (2005), his second album Ay Ay Ay (2009), and continues to do so, releasing his latest EP, Legende (2014).
On his travels and tours, whether in Buenos Aires forming an arts and music project Juventud Clandestina [Clandestine Youth], or later street party happenings, or throwing underground parties in Cologne (Inspiring his A Night At The Tilehouse EP, SoulJazz Records-2007), Matias Aguayo has a magnetic personality that draws him to misfits and outsiders from all over the world that are making unique music and are free-thinking with regards to the musical process. Not one of these people would fit into a specific genre or school. He created Cómeme as a home for this motley crew.
Starting in 2009 Cómeme, is a loosely organised, yet flourishing complex of activity, that eschews traditional label strategies in favour of a collective that closely involves his friends and label-mates. Within its diverse catalogue, Cómeme has released Matias’ most recent album The Visitor (2013) and is a haven for adventurers making music as far and as near as London, Cologne, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Mexico City and Moscow.
Matias’ role in Comeme continues as a facilitator and old school style producer- using his resources and experience to help each artist to dive into their own music. He finds this is just as gratifying as working on his own releases- of which he always has many in the pipeline! It makes one wonder how Matias Aguayo finds time… If this was a job, then it would seem impossible, but Matias Aguayo’s work and career is instead a by-product of his life and imagination- wrought with creative visions that make his efforts fantastical, as well as possible.
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
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.” – L’anatomie
Marcus Worgull (Innervisions)
What’s The Noise Presents – Steal The Sun, Moto Sono, Colour Carnival, Burning Bridges
A variety of live music on offer through Country, Alternative Rock, Jazz and Funk.
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.
Eclectically deft producers Death On The Balcony fuse Disco, House and Deep Techno. Years of dedicated musical passion and an appreciation of numerous genres have lead to their sound receiving popularity across the board.
More than a refreshing take on a trusted formula, the track swims through a sea of infectious riffs and phasing refrains with a blissful confidence and a streetwise sincerity. Contagious chimes resound with the hazy heat of summer, a potent contrast to the uncompromising lyrics. ” – The Line Of Best Fit
Since their formation eighteen months ago, 20-something Birmingham quartet Pleasure House have created an entertaining brand of Indie Rock that is both uplifting and melancholy. The band released their debut EP ‘Show Your Colours’ in April, which also features their magnificent new single ‘Cyan’.
‘Cyan’ casts an electrifying spell. Unleashing full bodied production complete with sultry harmonies and haunting psych drum and guitar patterns. Their stellar live set has earned them high caliber support slots alongside the likes of Sundara Karma, Blossoms, Prides, Swim Deep, Fickle Friends, Japanese House & INHEAVEN
“Reinvigorating the sun-kissed and jangling guitar sounds that flooded through so much of Birmingham’s music scene a few years ago, “Cyan” nods back to the old favourites we’ve not had chance to rediscover.
TEENCANTEEN, Boohoohoo, Agony Ant
“To celebrate the release of our long awaited debut album, ‘SAY IT ALL WITH A KISS’, we’ll be playing SNEAKY PETE’S in Edinburgh on FRIDAY 30 SEPTEMBER. Supported by the hotly tipped BooHooHoo and introducing Agony Ant
Released via Last Night From Glasgow, SAY IT ALL WITH A KISS was recorded in mono at Tape Studio and Produced by Stephen A Watkins – Record Producer & Mixer – Tape Studio Edinburgh UK in Leith, ‘Say It All With A Kiss’ has a powerful polished pop sound with a post punk ethos at heart. Proudly featuring sonic sisterhood and soaring strings from the incredible Aurora Engine and The Cairn String Quartet.
Sparkling synth sounds, driving drums, classic three-part harmonies and pure pop songwriting, the 14 track ‘Say It All With A Kiss’ will be released on Limited Edition (300 copies only) 12” heavyweight vinyl in a gatefold sleeve with inner printed lyric bag featuring artwork by Ross Sinclair. The album also comes on USB Credit card format (very cool!) and all digital platforms – iTunes, Amazon etc
PRE ORDER HERE
BOOHOOHOO: Heat your oven to 237 degrees, place some synthesisers between sheets of cling film and bake for 2 years. Remove from the oven and bash with a drum stick really HARD. Garnish with 3 part harmonies and let it cool by an open window. There you have it – BooHooHoo, an electronic pop band from Glasgow. Simple. Rustic. Done. (May contain nuts).
AGONY ANT: Pocket-knifed sized anger sealed with a Lolita puckered kiss, Agony Ant are a fresh faced Guerilla-girl-band from the post-punk city of Edinburgh. Chiming out answers left hung out to dry by their riot grrrrl foresisters, they are born from the new-wave generation of girls making music in Scotland. Agony Ant are Emma, Eve, Claire and Doska – colony escaping crusaders on jetpacks to Venus armed with a bass, a guitar, some sticks and a mic.”
DROPKICK, The Wellgreen, Al Shields
‘Those who have yet to latch onto them are surely missing something special….Indie, powerpop, accomplished harmonies, alt.country tendencies. What’s not to love?’ The Herald newspaper (UK)
Edinburgh-based Dropkick released their latest album, Balance the Light, in March 2016 on Rock Indiana records. ‘Balance The Light’ is Dropkick’s most accomplished and creative collection of songs to date, demonstrating a growing maturity and confidence in their songwriting and arrangements. ‘Balance The Light’ showcases the ear for melody and harmony that has helped Dropkick’s music appeal to a growing band of fans around the world and is their most varied album of material to date. The album has gained many positive reviews and was also featured as the Record of Note on BBC Radio Scotland’s Roddy Hart show.
This year has been one of the most successful for the band. Following a sold out launch show in Germany, the band played a short Scottish tour and also appeared as the Belladrum festival. They follow this hometown show with a headline Spanish tour and an appearance at The Darvel music festival.
‘There’s a controlled exuberance to these songs, a maturity; they are masters of their craft, each song works, the components fitting seamlessly, the sound a joyous machinery humming in harmony….A career high.’ Americana UK website
‘A guarantee of Instant melodic fulfilment….Dropkick triumph in giving new edge to familiar themes.’ (R2 Rock n Reel Magazine, UK)
‘….you could argue that Wilco and Teenage Fanclub contain a bit of Dropkick in them, sharing hook-laden songs with irresistible harmonies. Opening tune ‘Save Myself is extraordinary.’ Is This Music? Website (UK)
The Wellgreen combine classic sixties songwriting, early powerpop and psychedelia on top of vintage recording techniques to create a familiar yet fresh & original sound.
Having toured extensively over the last 2 years supporting Euros Childs & Stevie Jackson (as well as providing drums, bass, guitar and harmonies for both on their respective sets & records), 2013 saw The Wellgreen release their second album, Grin And Bear It on their own label, The Barne Society.
Al Shields is an Edinburgh-based songwriter, with influences rooted in old-time country, folk and blues music.
“Songs about bad work, bad luck and bad lovin’ show his ability not only to evoke the spirit of the lone bluesman, but also to pen some mighty fine tunes into the bargain” – Edinburgh Spotlight
“the hotly tipped Nottingham four-piece seem to continually expand, allowing their sound to reach epic realms” – Clash Magazine
2015 was a successful year for art-rock outfit Field Studies. Support from Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson and John Kennedy of Radio X saw the band make numerous national festival appearances, including a slot on the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury and an acclaimed appearance at Y Not Festival (described by BBC Introducing’s Emma Clifford as “spellbinding and incredible to experience”).
In 2016 the young 4-piece return with a dark, enveloping new EP that sees them hone their atmospheric craft. The long-awaited follow up to their mesmerising debut Celestial sees Field Studies explore more raw, bleak textures – the band self-recorded the EP over a long winter, almost exclusively at night, capturing the eerie environment of their frozen suburban recording space across 4 haunting tracks.
“atmospheric indie-pop in the vein of WU LYF”
“sparse, gossamery soundscapes…combined with gorgeous harmonic singing”
– BBC, for Glastonbury Festival
Formed in 2012 and having carved out their own distinct niche with blues-driven anthems and glorious four part harmonies, Tail Feather have already accomplished a lot in their relatively short career, while their acclaimed live shows have also led to them hitting the road with the likes of Wolf Alice, White Denim and Fun Lovin’ Criminals.
Marrying slick guitar lines that feel as if they’ve been crafted in the Golden State and turning up the thick bass-induced grooves to 11, new single ‘Space Travel’ also carries on Tail Feather’s long-standing collaboration with producer Graham Dominy (Robert Plant, Ray Davies).
Undeniably cool and essentially timeless, Tail Feather continue to blaze their own distinct trail in today’s music scene with their retro-induced time vessel of euphoric hooks and blissful harmonies. The release of ‘Space Travel’ is only likely to win them more fans, and with their debut album to come later this year, 2016 is looking set to be a breakthrough year for one of the most exciting new bands out there
“”Our favourite new band” – Music Week
“Tail Feather take things into altogether more sultry territory, with their bourbon-soaked blues rock bringing to mind the likes of Fleetwood Mac and Lynyrd Skynyrd. As the long-haired lotharios’ stunning five-way harmonies and lackadaisical grooves pulse and smoulder into the Purple Turtle’s very brickwork, it’s clear that we’re watching a band blessed with a total mastery of their craft. A real treat” – Kerrang
“Take the Allman Brothers, put Ray Manzarek on keyboards and layer the whole gumbo with CSN&Y style vocals; then play psychedelic tinged West Coast Rock” – 247
“Thumping, catchy, and sun-glazed – Tail Feather bring nostalgia and soul together for a 70s indebted experience.” – The 405
“Knocking imitators for six, Tail Feather’s sincerity will have them peddling their well honed craft for a long time to come” – Bristol Live Magazine
“The screeching guitars and rolling melody smell of leather, sheep skin, beards and matured bourbon – a fine concoction and one you should try.” – Art Rocker, Single of the Week
“…a smotheringly psychedelic affair made light by lucid riffs and soft-rock melodies that seem torn from Fleetwood Mac’s songbook.” – Shiny Shiny New
Bigfoot’s Tea Party with Innershades (Creme Organisation)
Strongly influenced by pioneers from Chicago & Detroit, Innershades caught the attention of DJ TLR in 2013, resulting in a prominent spot on the jacking Creme Organization label with a string of cracking EPs.
The same variety and fun can be found in his DJ sets, while he also co-curates his own label Roze Balletten and releases music as Palermo Disco Squad. We are delighted to bring him to Edinburgh for the first time.
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.
OxjamLEANNE SMITH, Berni & James, Liam Stuart, Ruth Gillies
“Leanne Smith is a hidden gem of the Scottish music scene. Having some degree of renown in Perthshire, it has been over the last year that she’s been drawn into the light throughout the rest of the country. With two great EPs under her belt, Leanne has honed her sound and song writing to really display her own brand of soft country-pop. An emphasis on finger-picking and her overall style on guitar show hints of influence from the likes of Newton Faulkner, Fleetwood Mac and Amy MacDonald.”- Chrissy Mullen, New Hellfire Club, Glasgow
Berni & James Facebook are two Edinburgh based guitarists playing funk/blues/jazz based music accompanied by anybody who wants to jam!
Liam Stuart is a young singer/songwriter from Banff, Aberdeenshire.
Ruth Gillies is a young singer/songwriter from the Highlands of Scotland who is currently studying composition on Edinburgh Napiers esteemed BA(Hons) Popular Music course. Her music leans heavily towards folk but there are obvious influences from country, pop and rock.
Ruth has played at festivals such as Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival and Tiree Music Festival, many charity events and various different private functions. She was also heavily invoved with Music Plus+ and took part in the Scottish Music Centres ‘Hit The Road’ acoustic tour in September 2015.
Mysterious, illusive yet seductive pop music. Lake Komo have moved in and out of sight. Difficult to pin down, the group released their debut single – proper – on rising London based boutique label Human Music with gossamer synths and ghostly harmonies, impassioned Bon Iver-style vocals with some Woman’s Hour dynamics. All galloping rhythms and superb pop impact, a cerebral and emotional sound.
SHE DREW THE GUN
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
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.
A live performance by Brix Smith Start and her band The Extricated to celebrate the release of her memoir “The Rise, The Fall and The Rise”. Best known for her work in The Fall at the time when they were perhaps the most powerful and influential anti-authoritarian postpunk band in the world, Brix spent ten years in The Fall before a disintegration of the band led to her exit and the end of her marriage with Mark E Smith.
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.
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.
IAIN MORRISON, Lee Patterson
Iain Morrison, originally from the Isle of Lewis, has been gaining recognition and praise for his latest album ‘Eas’, songs that are based around piobaireachd, the classical music of the pipes.
‘Sonically experimental and musically evocative. Dark, haunting and sublime.’
‘Eas is something very magical… this is music that will cut you adrift from this world’ – Folk Radio UK
‘Nothing can prepare you for the otherwordly vocal harmonies and atmospheric sound of Iain Morrison’ – The National
‘Eas’ was longlisted in the final 20 for the Scottish Album of the Year Award in June 2016 and named ‘Album of the Year 2015’ on BBC Radio Scotland’s Roddy Hart show.
Iain’s latest album brings together both the traditional & contemporary influences that have been present through his musical journey and
demonstrates why he is considered to be one of Scotland’s most imaginative songwriters. He’ll be playing tonight with the full band, Pete Harvey (cello), Joe Smillie (drums), Lori Watson (fiddle) and Gordon MacLean (bass).
Support will be from acclaimed Edinburgh based singer/songwriter Lee Patterson.
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.
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.
Bigfoot’s Tea Party – 8th Birthday
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