Independent Venue Week:
THE AMAZING SNAKEHEADS
Witness presents ASTRAL BLACK:
Jon Phonics, DJ Milktray, Dressin Red, Jaisu
Independent Venue Week:
THE SEXUAL OBJECTS, Snide Rhythms, Miracle Strip
Independent Venue Week:
WITHERED HAND, Adam Stafford
Notsosilent presents AFRO TEMPLE
Independent Venue Week:
BWANI and friends
Independent Venue Week:
HONEYBLOOD, Tuff Love, C Duncan
Honeyblood return to Sneaky Pete’s for a special show as part of Independent Venue Week. Honey blood played their second ever show at Sneaky Pete’s, where they were signed straight away by Fat Cat. Independent Venue Week is a new concept, like Records Store Day for live music, which will see a week of shows at 85 independent venues across the UK.
THE CHEATING HEARTS, The Bucky Rage, The Creeping Ivies
The Cheating Hearts are a boy/girl drum ‘n’ guitar 2 piece, straight from the wedding chapel, playing songs of guilt and lust; with VivaValli pounding the drums and Stu Black working the strings to hook up a hard driving beat and edgy strummed riffs, get ready for some raw, dirty and wild tunes – they’ll deliver the perfect soundtrack to your next breakup!
The Bucky Rage are the sultans of shambolic rock ‘n’ roll, masked up, fucked up, fuzzed up wrestling garage punk and zombie surf. This will also be the Edinburgh launch night for their new album, ‘ Under The Underground’.
£5 on the door
GOOD COP GREAT COP, Made As Mannequins, Sunset Abbey
IN DEEP: DIXON AVENUE BASEMENT JAMS
New Residents DABJ are Freaky basement techno curators and insiders at Rubabdub and Monox.
DABJ is a 12” label that’s earned a “buy it on sight” tag for putting out indefinable and incredible house and techno releases that sell out instantly. The hottest label in Glasgow is actually run by old hands Kenny Grieve and Dan Monox, who kicked off their Monox night way back in 2000. Goes to show that great taste is timeless.
THE DURTY WURKS, The Rich, The Indos, Lyndsey Ann Craig
Producers Theo Kottis and Izzy Demzky on the decks all night.
The Wave Pictures, Golden Arm
ONE NIGHT ONLY
One Night Only made a grand old return to our eardrums earlier this month, when they unveiled new single ‘Get Around To It’, their first release in well over two years. While they were previously known for their indie vibes and Burberry campaign, the boys have grown up, and taken their tunes in a whole new direction.
THE TWISTETTES, The Draynes, The Rag’n’Bone Man, Paul “Screaming Long” Montague
Jo and Nicky D’arc make up The Twistettes with their dirty, twisted bass sound, a hit of swinging flare and thumping driving drums. They are punk, riot grrl, real-deal indie with a touch of psychobilly. Newly formed in 2014, The Twistettes have already supported Alabama 3, Frightened Rabbit and Radical Dance Faction. They have performed at various venues from the legendary Glasgow Barrowlands to underground parties. Over summer The Twistettes performed at a number of festivals including Kelburn Garden Party, Loch Lomond Boat Party and Audio Soup as well as a free party in London. Now they are about to release the debut single, ‘I Think Not’ with a run of Scottish dates including a support with The Coathangers and a massive single launch party at the Glasgow University Union.
The Draynes are An Edinburgh garage-punk duo born out of a shared appreciation for raw rock n roll.”
The Rag N Bone Man released his debut EP “One Man Band Brutal Trash Blues” in early 2012 to high acclaim followed by his first LP “Headbutts & Uppercuts” released in 2013 on Petrol Bomb Records (UK). The Rag N Bone Man played over 150 shows in 2012/2013, all over the UK and Ireland. In 2014 The Rag N Bone Man released his second LP “Possessed By An Idiot” with a European tour of France, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany. ”
Filled with the fervour of human endeavour, propelled by the ever mutable nature of reality, Paul ‘Screaming Long’ Montague is the epitome of schizophrenic blues/folk/punk/jazz/powerpop.
IN DEEP: Deep Shit (Foals & Friendly Fires DJs)
Edwin from Foals and Jack from Friendly Fires are bi-monthly residents playing jacking house all night.
Foals and Friendly Fires both do indie-dance so well because of a deep grounding in house and techno. Edwin and Jack are impressive DJs, and host their underground Deep Shit parties in basement spaces and on NTS radio in London.
RETURN TO THE SUN, Moriaty, No Quarter, Empire By Day
TEESH’ Valentine Dance with DJ Cupid
In classical mythology, Cupid (Latin Cupido, meaning “desire”) is the god of desire, erotic love, attraction and affection. He is often portrayed as the son of the love goddess Venus, and is known in Latin also as Amor (“Love”). His Greek counterpart is Eros.
Although Eros appears in Classical Greek art as a slender winged youth, during the Hellenistic period, he was increasingly portrayed as a chubby boy. During this time, his iconography acquired the bow and arrow that represent his source of power: a person, or even a deity, who is shot by Cupid’s arrow is filled with uncontrollable desire. In myths, Cupid is a minor character who serves mostly to set the plot in motion. He is a main character only in the tale of Cupid and Psyche, when wounded by his own weapons he experiences the ordeal of love. Although other extended stories are not told about him, his tradition is rich in poetic themes and visual scenarios, such as “Love conquers all” and the retaliatory punishment or torture of Cupid.
RED KITES, The Glass Caves, Joe Dolman, Lionel
IN DEEP: Highlife
Afro house and beyond from Auntie Flo & Esa.
Now bi-monthly, Auntie Flo and Esa bring their Afro house show to Sneaks. Highlife ran in the Sub Club in 2012-13 and we’re proud to be their new home. Their sellout 12” series on Phonica Records and Autonomous Africa set a standard for tight-knit warm grooves, and their DJ sets are revelatory.
Wasabi Disco with Young Marco (Rush Hour, Amsterdam)
Mutant Disco & Sleazy Electro Throbbers Spun Till Late in a Trashy Boozer.
Amsterdam native DJ, producer and certified dude Young Marco has been on the forefront of the city’s bustling underground scene for nearly a decade. Coming up through several now infamous residencies, he quickly gained notoriety for his genre-defying and ballsy DJ sets with a unique take on dance music, playing everything from lost proto-house and voodoo jaktrax to Libyan disco anthems.
After releasing several records on Rush Hour he soon found a home on Lovefingers’ ESP Institute where he continues to craft his signature zonked out house sound filled with broken drum computers and 90’s new-age synthesizers.
Since then Marco has steadily been playing all around the globe spreading his love for strange dance music and unclassics.
His releases are already becoming sought after collectables, which are getting support from heads like Dixon and James Murphy. His growing number of remixes range from Heatsick and Soft Rocks to Afro legend Francis Bebey with many more in the pipeline.
Coalition : Kry Wolf / Toucán
JUST BLAZE at Nu Fire
He’s back! One of the most influential hip hop producers of all time, behind countless hits for Jay-Z, Kanye West, Busta Rhymes, Diddy, Rick Ross, Drake and more.
He’s got more Billboard hits than you can shake 100 sticks at but Just Blaze still has love for the clubs and doesn’t mind playing Sneaks twice!
“Manchester’s Blossoms offer a lighter take on psychedelia, one that’s steeped in classic British pop songwriting” – NME
IN DEEP: Jon K & Illum Sphere
Hoya:Hoya boss Jon K is now a bi-monthly resident at Sneaks. His DJ partner Illum Sphere is along for the ride.
Leddra picked up a guitar and wrote her first song before she became a teenager; what followed has been the growth, development and evolution of a young singer-songwriter building to a point in December 2009 where she released her first album ‘Telling Tales’. After working alongside some of the best music collaborators the UK music scene has to offer, the collection of tracks was acclaimed as ‘pitch-perfect acoustic pop’ (The Independent).
RYAN HEMSWORTH “Sucker for Punishment” Tour at CABARET VOLTAIRE + DJ Milktray ( Astral Black )
The internet’s favourite Canadian DJ and producer, his style is all over the map, from hi tempo future bass to sad rap r’n’b slow jams. He’s added his take to records by Grimes, Frank Ocean and Tinashe.
Ryan’s sold out Sneaks twice now so we had to give him a bigger room. Please welcome him to Cabaret Voltaire for one night only.
IN DEEP: ONE NIGHT STAND
Team from Gasoline Dance Machine and beyond. Now bi-monthly.
Cheap Picasso and friends are stand up guys playing anything good in house and beyond.
THE RHEMEDIES, Mechanical Arms, Stellar Fuse, The Durty Wurks.
IN DEEP with Wolf Music DJs
WOLF Music Recordings began life in 2009 and was the brainchild of Matt Neale & Stu Clark; two house & disco fanatics who wanted an outlet for their creative endeavours. WOLF has always been about the real HOUSE culture; the music and expressions from day dot to the most modern interpretations. Bringing us artists such as Greymatter, KRL, Medlar, Bicep, Waze & Odyssey, James Welsh and Session Victim.
Culann – A band that has secured a loyal following, Culann have played the legendary King Tut’s not once – but an astonishing 10 times, including prestigious support slots with the likes of The Datsuns and Band of Skulls. They have also supported punk polemicists Capdown in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh.
Standing out from the crowd, Culann are in their element playing live, with huge tunes that create those ‘hairs on the back of your neck’ moments.
Having already released a number of excellent EPs over the last few years, Culann released their debut album in December 2012. Since then the band have played shows at The Barrowlands, The Wickerman festival & Celtic Park.
Ferric – One of Edinburgh’s most rauckus energetic alternative rock bands. Strap in and hold on, see you on the other side.
This hard touring crew packed in over 100 dates throughout UK and Europe last year, a sold out release show in Belfast’s Empire and over a month supporting LA legends The Bronx across the UK, and dozens of dates with And So I Watch You From Afar, as well as shows with Twin Atlantic, Deaf Havana and Lower Than Atlantis.
Kerrang and Rocksound both went ape about their debut record, and we expect their Sophomore effort to give people even more to scream about, especially fans of Biffy Clyro, Twin Atlantic, The Xcerts and Canterbury.
BRIDIE JACKSON and the Arbour
Bridie Jackson and the Arbour are a Newcastle quartet of folk-influenced musicians; creating works of haunting beauty, both sparse and detailed. With rich vocal harmonies and subtle string arrangements, they are led by Bridie’s remarkable voice and evocative wordplay, at once dark and playful, joyous and melancholic.