THE MAGHREBAN AT TEESH 3D WORLD CLUB
SATURDAY 10TH DECEMBER
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!
Together with Robin Williamson and Clive Palmer, Mike Heron was a founder member of The Incredible String Band. Formed in Edinburgh in 1965, they soon broke from the folk club beginnings they shared with other emerging artists such as Bert Jansch, John Martyn, Davey Graham and Billy Connolly to pioneer an eclectic “world music” approach.
Signed by Joe Boyd to Witchseason, they produced over 10 seminal albums including “Five Thousand Spirits or the Layers of the Onion”, the Grammy nominated “The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter”, and “Wee Tam and The Big Huge”. In 1969 they were the only Scottish band to appear at Woodstock.
Trembling Bells have enjoyed much success since their inception in 2008. The band have gained favour with such musical titans as Joe Boyd, Paul Weller and the The Unthanks as well as unanimous critical acclaim for their first three albums, Carbeth and Abandoned Love and The Constand Pageant (all on Honest Jons records). They featured heavily in the Wire cover story alongside Alasdair Roberts documenting the emerging experimental folk scene in Scotland (Caledonia Dreaming, March 2010), while also being mentioned in Rob Young’s book, Electric Eden.
Spinning Coin, Andrew R Burns & The Tropicanas, Passion Pusher
Expect perfect Scottish indie fuzz, thrills, and earworm tunes. The supports conjur Jonathan Richman via Mac Demarco, honestly! Check them too Andrew R Burns & The Tropicanas
Living Body, Invisible Dears
Living Body is the new project from Leeds-based Chicagoan Jeff T. Smith (formerly, Juffage) featuring longtime collaborators Katie Harkin (Harkin, Sky Larkin, Wild Beasts, Sleater-Kinney) and Tom Evans (Vessels). Rising from the ashes of their acclaimed “Sonic Cauldron” concert at Left Bank Leeds in 2013, the group is now augmented by new and additional live members Alice Rowan (Mayshe-Mayshe) & Sarah Statham (Esper Scout). Expanding on the need for music to bring joy into the lives of others, and Smith’s fascination with the contortion of the pop song into a uniquely imaginative and immediate form, Living body aims to exist in a world of skin and information overload in 2016.
Invisible Dears is the brainchild of Melbourne multi-instrumentalist and Singer/Songwriter Thomas C. Baud. Drawing inspiration from his musical upbringing, Invisible Dears is the culmination of Thomas’ Folk, Psychedelic and Rock roots.
Impale The Llama, Hotel, Moto Sono
Impale The Llama are the undisputed pioneers of the $wag Punk genre.
A new underground style of music that fuses the Kanye-isms of modern hip hop with the energy of hardcore punk. After a series of “memorable” shows following the release of last years ‘Let’s Do It In The Backseat’, ‘Impale The Llama’ will be playing their first ever festive themed headline show at Sneaky Pete’s on the 23rd of December with support from indie rockers ‘Hotel’, and fusion inspired alt rock band Moto Sono.
Harri & Domenic’s Bank Holiday Belter
Subculture, now 21 years old, with Harri and Domenic at the helm, is the longest running weekly House night in the U.K. and very possibly worldwide. Subculture has hosted the cream of international House DJs and has a reputation as one of the best and most credible House nights in the world.
Harri’s 5 year London residency at London’s Plastic People with the late and greatly missed Kenny Hawkes was regarded as one of the UKs best house nights of the 90’s. Harri regularly travels to Europe, the USA, the USSR, Australia and Asia, where his blend of House and Techno has gained wide acclaim. The Face (R.I.P.) and many other leading music magazines have lauded Harri’s unique contribution to the UK House scene and he has been voted in the world’s top 100 DJ’s in the DJ Magazine poll on several occasions.
Domenic Cappello has maintained his weekly Subculture residency alongside Harri at Glasgow’s Sub Club, since 1994. He has established himself as one of the worlds’ most credible and consistently innovative DJs. His understanding of the dance floor, his ability to read a crowd and to build a groove, means that he never has to resort to a succession of ‘big tunes’ to move a crowd. Unafraid to take it deep and dark, Domenic’s sound represents a marriage between the underground house and techno sounds of Chicago and Detroit, an imagined future that is both hauntingly beautiful and yet uncompromisingly intoxicating.
Sneaky NYE: Gerd Janson *early!*, Telfort, Juice DJs
Gerd will play from 10pm til 12.30am, so get down early and join us for the bells. Then stick around for the party at Sneaks or come down to Leith to see The Black Madonna.
Using odd music to turn parties inside out is a Gerd Janson speciality. He gets known as a DJ’s DJ but what you’re really getting is a smiling guy playing all your favourite records you didn’t know existed. Oh yeah and he runs one of the most important dance labels of the decade, Running Back.
Taking us through til 5am are some of the best of the club’s residents. Telfort, Cheers, Kami & Dan will be working on a theme of “Belters”, which seem to be quite popular at this time of year.
The Black Madonna + nd_baumecker / Edinburgh NYE
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.
n.b. The Black Madonna will not be playing elsewhere in Scotland on NYE. Get your tickets now
l’Anatomie w/ Leon & Sandeman (Live)
Limited £3 Advance / £5 Standard & O.T.D / 11pm – 3am
Getting things underway at our new tri-monthly home we will have the pleasure of debuting the live show of a new project / collaboration between two very talented artists, Leon Power & Sandeman which we are very excited about. This will also double up as a welcome party for Sandeman joining our residents crew.
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.
Independent Venue Week:
Man Of Moon
“The effect is transportational…” **** The Guardian
“Out of this world” NME
“Edinburgh teens schooled in the mesmeric whirl of Mogwai and Krautrock bring an absorbing debut with a centrifugal groove” MOJO
“Just occasionally, something arrives to challenge preconceptions… their textured, monochromatic sound – sonic structures suggest they’re far older than aged 19 apiece” The Skinny?
“The Road is everything we want to hear in a first single… one of the best debuts we’ve heard in months” The Line Of Best Fit?
“The New Kings of Art Rock…. the best debut single by a British band since ‘Ceremony’ by New Order.” Observer New York
Man Of Moon
The debut EP released 06/05/2016 on Melodic.
“Medicine can be different things to different people; it can be good, bad, drugs, a cure, the answer or the problem.” Says Chris Bainbridge, one half of Edinburgh-based Man of Moon when discussing the title of the band’s debut EP. Mikey Reid makes up the other half of the group who, at 19 years old, decided to quit college and pursue music, such was the deep-set sonic bond the two had made when fusing their ideas and talents. ??In 2015 they released their debut single, led by the A-side of ‘The Road’, it was a gliding, motortik-driven piece of neo pop psychedelia, produced by Frightened Rabbit’s Andy Monaghan. Picking up a healthy dose of critical and fan acclaim along the way, the band had also pricked ears of other fellow Scottish groups, such as The Phantom Band and The Twilight Sad, the latter of whom invited the duo on tour, twice. On this EP they return to working with Monaghan, “It was a lot easier getting takes down on this EP, we went into the studio more confident and ready to record again. After having worked with Andy before, it was easier to work with him for a second time.’ Says Bainbridge.??It’s a confidence that shines throughout the EP’s four tracks. The shimmering psych glow of their previous material being developed into more structured, multifaceted, textured and slightly more aggressive songs, “We had been listening to a lot more heavier stuff before we went into the studio. It wasn’t intentional to make it heavier, we are still writing songs with atmospheric elements. This EP just represents the louder side of our music.” Whilst there are unquestionably louder moments there too are more sombre, quieter moments too, songs that reside in states of tranquillity and reflection, allowing gentle guitar lines to linger amongst the thick ambience of the production. Given some of the themes of the EP, such pace, space and occasional pathos is understandable, “The EP is about my family, my pals and loss. The sea is a running theme throughout the music.” Says Bainbridge who grew up in a small coastal dwelling on Scotland’s East Coast. In the same way the moon influences our tides, the ebb and flow of the North Sea is a constant inspiration for the group. ??Man of Moon are still in a formative state as a band but they already feel like they have slipped seamlessly into the rich lineage of British guitar music that precedes them, Medicine feels like the next step up the mountain, which only adds to the brimming sense of excitement and anticipation as to where this band will go next.
Independent Venue Week:
C Duncan, Andrew Wasylyk
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.
Independent Venue Week:
Moscow, Tormain, Shambolics
Emotive and upbeat indie pop.
A Day Overdue
Growing up in a small town in the periphery of London, guitar and piano were a big part of Charlie’s life.
“The whole ability to write songs is probably in a lot more people than they think. A lot of people can probably do it; it’s just hard knowing how to start,’ he admits. “I think what slowed me down was just over-thinking every possible thing. So now I know that if something feels right to just trust that.”
After a few years gigging and finding his feet in Oxford he left for Seville and ended up staying for two years. It was here he explored the different attitudes towards the guitar, and developed a fresh technique that was a catalyst for his creativity. Taking the percussive qualities of flamenco, his playing became sharp enough to craft songs laden with delicate flourishes, intricate melodic turns, and moments of stark introspection. His work continues to be both expansive and intimate.
“I guess the reason that it took so long for me to put something out was that I couldn’t play the way I wanted to play” he explains. “I knew how I wanted it to be, but I just couldn’t do it. I gave myself quite a tough time”
But this perfectionist streak results in some truly wonderful moments of musicality. Charlie Cunningham’s enormously suggestive songwriting is sonically beautiful while also packing an emotional punch. “I love all sorts of music, as long as there is an honesty to it” he says. “But it’s hard, really, to let yourself be exposed like that.”
Cunningham’s artistic development, mapped by his three EPs Outside Things, Breather, and Heights, took another leap forward with his debut album, Lines. His deft touch and restraint has produced a work of compositions that sound fresh and yet eerily familiar. Although his celebrated flamenco nods and vocal hooks are present, his musicianship and songwriting ability now takes centre stage. Fan favourites (Lights Off, Breather, While You Are Young) are still present but revisited as new versions and fine tuned productions, nestled within a diverse set of new songs. The lyrically confident Minimum and the vocally rhythmic Answers compliment new avenues scoped by the record’s production. His writing’s honesty and humility is matched with a confidence in its accomplishment.
The popularity of Charlie’s music is highlighted in over 4.7million Spotify plays across his three EPs and tens of thousands of views for his captivating online sessions reflect the enthusiasm for his live performances. This has been especially true on the continent, where he had played two sold out headline tours of Germany.
He has since returned to South London to promote this debut album and begin rehearsals for his biggest European tour to date, in Feb 2017.
Strange Bones, Blackwaters
Strange Bones come from Blackpool, and Blackpool is Strange Bones. A town in Lancashire but a town not ‘part’ of Lancashire. This is a town of total political autonomy, fiercely independent of mind
, body and spirit. Not ‘part’ of anything except itself. Strange Bones could come from nowhere else.
Strange Bones are a three piece from Blackpool. Bobby Bentham, vocals and guitar. Will Bentham, vocals and bass guitar and Stuart Newburn, drums. They are putting loud music out again, it’s worth listening to because it has a purpose. Their mum and dad are proud of them.
Hidden Charms plus special guests The Bay Rays
Hidden Charms Tickets on sale Friday 11th November at 10am.
“Simple rollicking guitar rock and Jagger-nodding showmanship rules the roost for these Londoners.” – DIY
“With strained, characterful vocals that could be likened to any of rock and roll’s legends and danceability that comes from somewhere deeper than the electronic thuds we’re used to, Hidden Charms are a welcome breath of whiskeyed cigarette smoke” – Wonderland Magazine
“As long as young bands are making music like this, rock will be just fine.” – Pigeons & Planes
Making a huge statement of intent with this new single, Hidden Charms sound more confident than ever before. Mounting a strong case for the title of UK’s most exciting guitar band, the 4 piece carefully hint at the psych-tinged, effervescent indie rock of their previous releases, but ‘I Just Wanna Be Left Alone’ is the sound of a band moving forward.
Written about the the claustrophobic nature of modern society – this new single is the sound of a band experimenting, finely tuning their craft – taking cues from from the past, but ultimately strengthening their grip on a fully-formed, modern rock n’ roll sound. Welding rollicking fret work together with an undeniably groovy rhythm section – Hidden Charms are the real deal.
Delivering propulsive, urgent rock n’ roll both on record and in their fierce live performances, the South London based quartet have carved out something totally unique – the secret of which lies in their powerful bond as musicians, their youthful energy, and their tireless search for new ways to create the music they love.
Capable of zigzagging from the sinister; as prowling guitar riffs snarl alongside thundering tribal drums – to the uplifting; as gritty dual vocals reach their soulful peak with melodies you’ll be humming down the shops and singing in the shower.
Speaking on the release of the new single, the band said: “I think the song is about feeling suffocated in the city. From the current political climate to today’s over populated planet you can’t help but feel claustrophobic in this modern world of technology – where everything and everyone are instantly available to you. Isolation if a long forgotten gift.”
Comprising of Vincent Davies (vocals/guitar/bass), Ranald Macdonald (vocals/keys), Josh Lewis (guitar) and Oscar Robertson (drums), Hidden Charms have gained a fierce reputation for their live shows with support slots for Benjamin Booker, Hanni El Khatib, X Ambassadors and YAK over the last 18 months alongside a four-week Club NME Koko residency.
Having received widespread airplay from the likes of Zane Lowe (Beats 1), Annie Mac (Radio 1) and Huw Stephens (Radio 1) – and playing well-received slots at the likes of Isle Of Wight Festival, Kendal Calling and The Great Escape over the summer, the new single looks set to propel them even further into the limelight.
Hidden Charms’ ‘I Just Wanna Be Left Alone’ was produced at Toe Rag studios by Liam Watson, whose production credits include classics such as The White Stripes’ “Elephant” – and more recent work with The Wytches, and Tame Impala.
“At the very centre of the nu-grunge quake are Menace Beach, who do it better than most” – Pitchfork
November Lights, Audiokicks, tinylittlerobots
Rescheduled from December.
Indigo Sixteen, The Mawb, Gracefell
Formed in 2013, West Lothian four-piece Indigo Sixteen have been making serious waves with a string of attention grabbing live shows with their sparky mix of cranked-up indie rock that comes over like a high-octane mix of Joy Division, Miles Kane and Blondie at their sharpest.
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.
Former Bluetones singer Mark is charming, witty, warm, candid, and a total pleasure to spend a night listening to. He also penned some of the best British indie hits of the 90s, so the music should be pretty good too.
Artwork presents… Art’s House (all night at Witness)
80% of tickets sold on day one of sales.
Arthur Smith all night, Mister 82 inna world.
The Imagineers are back with their debut album, due for release early 2017!
IDLES met as a quintet at the death of the indie scene in Bristol and began making visceral and sometimes unlistenable post-punk to a growing crowd. They began with their own club night Batcave and practicing religiously until they felt they had found their sound and their live show; with that in check they have now completed their first album and are savaged in hunger to play their music. They want to give themselves and their art to the audience in a concise and violent way unrivalled by their peers. They have no qualms in terrifying and entertaining in the same breath. They celebrate their influences in a vitriolic and belligerent sound that is both familiar and new. They are a nose-bleed on the ears and they’re here to show you they care.
Rising star Dan Owen has announced his brand new single ‘Moonlight’, celebrating the release of his latest EP Open Hands and Enemies out today through LAB Records. His Open Hands and Enemies EP has already spawned the viral lead single ‘Made To Love You’, which has clocked up well over 1.3 MILLION streams on Spotify. It topped the Viral Chart in Belgium, hit No.2 in France and charted in the Netherlands, Hungary, Turkey and Indonesia.
‘Moonlight’ is a distinctly intimate insight into Dan’s stunning songwriting and jaw-dropping vocal abilities. It’s one of the most touching moments on the Open Hands and Enemies EP, a haunting love ballad that finds Dan at his most effortlessly smooth.
The remarkable singer is one of the most promising new voices in the UK today, gaining attention across the world with his deep, soulful, blues-inflected tones.
Dan Owen recently played a simply stunning sold-out headline show in the beautiful surrounds of St. Pancras Old Church, where he delivered an incredible performance, which stunned fans and critics alike.
Dan is currently playing in support of Birdy on her current UK are European tour, while he also joins Kaleo on the road for a nine-date tour throughout the UK and Europe.
Quickly becoming a globally resonating voice, Dan Owen is set to become one of the hottest news stars for 2017.
Tickets on sale Thursday 9th December 10am
One of our favourite Manchester bands return to the venue.
As produced by one of our favourite musicians, this “girl & an electric guitar singing fierce & fragile songs” is making a much more fearsome sound than that suggests, like Savages with girl band hooks and some Tori Amos dead-eyed directness. Absolutely very highly recommended show to check out – tip!