Bryde, Skjør, The Nowes
Thursday 27th April
Campbells Wild, Alkanes & Broadsea
Alternative Rock/Alt Metal bands from Scotland. For fans of Biffy Clyro, Arcane Roots, Oceansize and Fightstar.
JT Forrest, Gazing, Craig Meighan
Hailing from the east end of Glasgow comes a wave of acoustic guitars, electronic beats and synths in the form of Jt Forrest. Playing in and around Glasgow for several years in different guises, only recently has he settled on a style that feels all his own. Merging the sad of 90’s indie (Elliott Smith) and the happy of 60’s pop (Beach Boys), catchy choruses and thoughtful lyrics clash to create an intimate and poppy sound. First headlining show in Edinburgh so expect a party.
Bryde, Skjør, The Nowes
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!
Chrissy (Smart Bar Chicago) at Juice
Chrissy is a genre-bending DJ/producer with productions on esteemed labels like File Under Disco, Tugboat Edits, Hypercolour, Classic, and on his weekly “Year Of Edits” blog. He co-runs The Nite Owl Diner label with Alex Burkat.
“The hardest-working motherfucker in Chicago” — Stool Pigeon
Chrissy is also a well-regarded dance music historian—he ran the popular “My Year of Mixtapes” blog, where he posted an original genre-focused DJ mix every week for a year. He also conducted interviews and wrote liner notes for the recent “Hardcore Traxx: Dance Mania Records 1986-1997? compilation for Strut Records.
“A virtual walking encyclopedia of the last 30 years of dance music” — XLR8R
In his previous incarnation as Chrissy Murderbot, he helped introduce the world to footwork music through his DJ gigs and releases on Planet Mu. He organized the first international tour of footwork dancers, and still runs the successful juke/footwork label Loose Squares.
“He provides a unique perspective as one of the earliest people to connect the dots, laying the groundwork for the explosion of interest in juke and footwork by the UK bass community and beyond.” — Resident Advisor
TeenCanteen, Emme Woods, Ama
“Ace….really, really great…..it is a beautiful thing….you know how much I love the band…..” Marc Riley, BBC 6Music
“…a delightful riot of massive beats, swooning harmonies and the gutsy-sweet wonder of front woman Carla Easton and co….” The National
“….part Wall of Sound, part Postcard Records.” Ion Magazine
“Say It All With A Kiss is packed full of infectiously catchy, sing-into-your-hairbrush indie pop anthems that’ll make you feel 14 again.” The Skinny
“…irresistible girl-group harmonies, sweet melodies and a stomping Wall of Sound style backdrop.” The Evening Times
Following the runaway sellout success of debut album ‘Say It All With A Kiss” TeenCanteen release the SIRENS EP via Last Night From Glasgow on 22.04.17 Record Store Day UK.
Support from Agony Ant + Emme Woods
1. What You Gonna Do About Me
2. Can’t Go Back (Starry Eyed)
4. Sirens (Piano Mix)
Produced by Stephen A Watkins – Record Producer & Mixer
Mastered by Joe Kane.
Recorded at La Chunky Studio, Glasgow
Translucent red and blue with white splatter 10” vinyl – featuring sleeve artwork by Brian Sweeney.
PRE ORDER EP: http://tinyurl.com/zf89qgr
Lionoil: Ajukaja & Thinktank
Ajukaja, a.k.a. Raul Saaremets, self-proclaimed ‘messiah of leftfield house’ joins local hero Thinktank a.k.a. Colvin Cruickshank for a momentous meeting of minds at this quarter’s Lionoil conference at Sneaky’s.
TL;DR – this’ll be a special one.
We first came across Ajukaja a while back through a couple of standout, cheeky, oddball 12’s with Andrevski on Levels. Dig a little deeper, and it quickly becomes clear that Raul is a deeply rooted stalwart of the Estonian music scene – running monthly Tallinn institution Mutant Disco for the past 20 years; putting out wildly eclectic and highly sought after records on his Porridge Bullet label; not to mention his 90s output as Hüpnosaurus (with Aivar Tõnso) which endure as relevant today as when they were made.
Similarly Colvin’s Edinburgh roots go deep; long time venue manager of the Wee Red Bar, fiercely eclectic record collector (with a penchant for dancehall); leader of post-punky electro unit Snide Rhythms; all round soundcunt. Last year he re-booted a couple of highly sought after tracks from 2000 on a soon to be highly sought after 10″, this year he provided the inaugural release on Stepback’s label, and in the very near future we will be dropping an EP from him on Lionoil (more on that to follow soon!).
As we say, momentous meeting of minds…
RIDE (Nineties & Noughties Hip Hop & R’n’B)
Live fast die young RIDE girls do it well. RIDE is our monthly nineties & noughties Hip Hop & R’n’B jams party. With DJ’s Lauren Ill, Check Yersel & friends.
Jonas Rathsman at Coalition
The Swedish don of bubbling techno, Jonas Rathsman will be the guest of honour at our weekly Sunday Roast.
Pete Tong named him ‘Future Star of 2013’ and he didn’t disappoint, going on to release huge tracks on Crosstown Rebels, Defected and Kompakt.
Down that same line there’s been and Essential Mix, Beatport’s ‘Tune Of Miami Music Week’, ‘Essential New Tune’ a stack of times, and memorable shows for Parklife, Hideout, Electric Zoo (U.S), Warehouse Project, Space Ibiza and Phonox.
And now *this*. Another one of those crackin’ underplay shows we love to do, up close and very real. Expect a special set!
Ben Pearce at Mindset
You know the hit – ‘What I Might Do’ – but Ben’s got a lot more than that.
He’s a sensational non-conformist underground DJ who plays across genres, he’s the producer behind the Sextape Series of disco edits, he’s a label manager with over a dozen releases by other artists, and he’s also found time to remix and edits tracks for a mad variety of acts, despite a hectic touring schedule that takes in dates at Parklife, Sankeys Ibiza, We Are FSTVL and Lost Village.
Mindset runs every Monday at Sneaks.
Simon Joyner, Lach (antifolk), Hamish Hawk
“Omaha has given us the reigning heir to Henry Miller’s dark emotional mirror, Townes Van Zandt’s three-chord moan, and Lou Reed’s warehouse minimalism: his name is Simon Joyner.” — Gillian Welch
“Pound for pound Simon Joyner is my favorite lyricist of all time. He has shades of all the greats (Van Zandt, Cohen, Dylan) but exists in a space all his own … He truly is an American songwriting treasure. It is my hope that more people will discover his music and share in the unique joy that it brings.” — Conor Oberst, Bright Eyes
“Simon’s always been a secret handshake amongst me and my peers. He’s a pioneer. He’s helped pave the way for many people, myself included. He’s an artist in its purest form – for his only concern is crafting a perfect song – which he’s done time and time again.” – Kevin Morby
“Little bits of several folks that I like in what Simon does, but he ends up being his own man, no question.” — John Peel
The Parrots, YOWL, Womps
Initially ignored at home, they are now considered part of a Madrillean new wave that includes the band Hinds. After three years and half a dozen singles and EPs, they are ready to release their first album, Los Ninos Sin Miedo, on Heavenly.
The Parrots – aka The Fearless Kids – met at university in Madrid, began playing music together, and noisily hacked out a place for their primordial, loose-hipped rock’n’roll. They have played across Europe, the US and Central America – packed nights at the Shacklewell Arms and chelada-fuelled lunchtime showcases at SXSW, raucous gigs of elemental garage noise, feelgood ferocity and many, many stage invasions. “Everybody else gets very motivated when they see us play,” says frontman Diego.
They are joined on the night by fantastic London group YOWL
Five-piece YOWL have gained a reputation as a band of both balance and disharmony; their new EP, ‘Before the Sleep Sets in’, veers from impish morbidity to candid sincerity.
Shining a light on the human condition through several prisms, YOWL focus their outlook into one raging sound that cuts through the banality of the everyday and forces thought from the listener.
‘YOWL’s rough-edged, storytelling spirit has nothing to hide […] all brutal detail and faultless frustration’ – DIY
‘Brooding ruminations on life’s less brilliant parts set to dark, howling garage-rock’ – NME
Withered Hand, Singer Of Songs (SOLD OUT)
“The UK’s best lyricist” – King Creosote, in The Independent
Withered Hand is the songwriting output of Dan Willson. A cult figure in the Scottish music scene since 2009, Dan has released two widely acclaimed albums, New Gods (2014) and Good News (2009) and several lo-fi EPs. Currently working towards his third full length album, Withered Hand continues to tour and play one-off dates in venues from concert halls to living rooms.
“Killer melodies … wobbly folk grooves … tunes full of warm, woozy sing-song charm” – ‘Artist to Watch’ – Rolling Stone
“Endlessly loveable stuff” – NME
A Singer of Songs is the songwriting output of Lieven Scheerlinck. In 2016 he released “Fading”, his fifth album. These past 8 years he has toured the better and worse parts of Europe. His music has been compared to snow flakes falling in slow motion and a blanket on a cold night. Lieven lives in sunny Barcelona but he was born in Belgium, so he fully appreciates these comparisons.
“Lo-fi lullaby folk that falls on the ears as gently as snowflakes…” – Metro UK
“A deep whisper of Barzin and Damien Jurado, a dusty atmosphere which seems to refer to a Conor Oberst stripped of emphasis.” – Onda Rock
“Like a warm blanket you want to put over you after a bad day. It’s haunting and sweet but there is a tinge of despair laced within it.” – LAisthenewNY.com
The Calm Fiasco
“Sharp-edged guitar riffery collides with anthemic songwriting, with just a slight hint of something darker”. – Clash Music
Glaswegian four-piece indie rock band The Calm Fiasco have a combination of catchy, sharp guitar riffs, electric up beat drums and Glaswegian accented vocal, taking inspiration from bands such as The Strokes and the indie-pop hooks of Two Door Cinema Club just released their new EP ‘The Fear’.
The Calm Fiasco create records that never lose their essence of a raw and authentic live performance with an in-your-face attitude, producing EPs that stick in your memory and hope to build upon the success of their 2016 single Lose Control.
I AM – Sneaky Pete’s Takeover
The Sub Club residents announce their return to the capital:
Tried and tested formula, Beta, Kappa & Greenman.
£5 on the door
Fuzzystar, Book Group, Jamie Broken Records (solo)
Launching their debut record, Fuzzystar perform indie rock filled with narrative, melodies and lo-fi fuzz. Comparisons have been made with Built to Spill, Sun Kil Moon and Dinosaur Jr. Clash described them as “Off-kilter indie pop laden with dream-like fuzz” whilst Gigslutz reckon their music has “Infectious reverb strewn hooks”
With support from:
One of the most reliably excellent guitar-based pop bands in Edinburgh. Book Group have been pushing out their own fuzzy, twisting and anthemic style of indie-pop for a few years now and their debut album, 2016’s ‘The Great Indoors’ was very well-received, earning them comparisons to Sebadoh and Guided by Voices.
Jamie Broken Records (solo)
The initimitable frontman from Broken Records, currently finalising their next record. Jamie will be performing some of their widescreen material in a more stripped down acoustic format
Tickets: £5 adv. / £6 on door
Concession: £4 adv. / £5 on door
Kishi Bashi (Jupiter One / Of Montreal) plus Tall Tall Trees
Kishi Bashi is an American singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter. He is a founding member of Jupiter One, and, for a few years, was a member of the band, Of Montreal.
Sam Gellaitry at Witness
A genre-defying producer from Stirling, but currently out in LA, Sam Gellaitry made huge waves with his 2015 EP – Short Stories released on LA label Soulection when he was still a teenager. Uniquely creating contrasting sounds, he sits atmospheric melodies alongside hard hitting bass with a variety of instrumental layers immersing the listener – every track stands out.
“Sam Gellaitry’s sound is eclectic and constantly evolving, and that’s why we can’t stop listening” –
Pigeons and Planes
He released his first two chapters of his ‘Escapism’ series on XL Recordings: intricate tracks with an exhuberant globetrotting aesthetic with middle-eastern strings, pitch-shifted dancehall vocals, lush 80’s synths, snake-charmer woodwind, harps under trap beats creating an aesthetic that shouldn’t work – but it does and it makes sense.
The final chapter in Gelliarty’s Escapism series showcases 5 tracks that are exactly what you would expect, he takes you on a mind bending, bass pumping, arpeggiated synth journey infused with live sounding strings and bells.
‘Ceremony’, up til now an room-shaking exclusive for when he plays out, continues the trance and rave influence of his previous EPs, and finally gets a recorded release with Escapism III.
“With the release of his eclectic five-track EP Escapism II…Sam Gellaitry cemented himself as one of the most exciting, boundary-pushing young producers in the electronic music scene right now.” – Hypetrak
“But Gellaitry’s gentle keyboard touch and far-swung bass lines grip fans in a way that music by few nineteen-year-olds can.” – New Yorker
“… the producer illustrates a penchant for turning instrumental dissonance into coherent stories on his newly released Escapism EP.” – Pigeons and Planes
“Five tracks of pure bliss “ – Hypebeast (on Escapism II)
“production wunderkind” – Red Bull
Sweaty Palms, Kaspar Hauser, Wylde
Glass Caves, Bellarose, Indigo Sixteen
‘Glass Caves quickly became a word of mouth phenomenon. Each song seemed to be carefully honed, with the band’s craftman-ship allowing them to gradually sand down rough edges, refining their voice on their travels.” – Clash Music
Four piece Edinburgh underground rock band produces consistently song-a-long-able tunes seasoned with catchy riffs and outstanding solos – Cantus Audio
Scruff of the Neck are described as a collective “making waves we shouldn’t ignore” (Hattie Pearson, Radio X) and a ”Super-cool imprint” (Manchester Evening News).
Onloop: Moxie, Alexander Nut & Nick Stewart
Moxie is back with another superb lineup!
Moxie is our favourite NTS selector and she’s held down shows for Radio1 too. Her ‘Moxie Presents’ compilation series have featured a broad selection of artists including Lone, Medlar, Ikonika, Kowton, SCNTST & Lord Tusk.
Alexander Nut, another NTS favourite also runs one our favourite labels Eglo Records alongside Floating Points. By far one of the most consistently high quality labels in the UK, their stage and boat parties at Dimensions Festival are an annual highlight – and Alex is our man who holds it together.
Nick Stewart is the booker for Sneaks but his appearances behind the decks are pretty rare. Get down early to see why!
Desert Mountain Tribe, The Durty Wurks, VFLambda
R&R Concerts Proudly Presents…
Desert Mountain Tribe formed in London in 2012 (Holy Dotage Music) and got off to a flying start with early standout track ‘Coming Down’, which was featured on Reverb Conspiracy Volume 2, a release double-headed by the equally legendary imprints Fuzz Club Records and Austin Psych Fest.
Winter 2014/15 saw the band enjoy a first headline tour of Europe, Scandinavia and the Baltics, footage of which can be seen in early video for their single ‘Way Down’. The band has since performed at leading and well-respected festivals within the psych community like Eindhoven Psych Lab ’15 and Lisbon Psych Fest ’15.
In 2015, Desert Mountain Tribe was invited to participate with the Converse Rubber Tracks recording project in London, where they produced a handful of cool and well-received demos that would ultimately assist in finding an album deal with Membran Entertainment Group in Europe/UK, and Metropolis Records in North America. Their debut album ‘Either That Or The Moon’ was released in the spring of 2016 to a wealth of positive notices including respected platforms Drowned in Sound, Louder Than War Magazine and Classic Rock Magazine.
The band have recently completed their second European tour in support of debut album Either That Or The Moon, and is looking forward to the continued release of new material throughout Autumn/Winter of this year, and will again tour Europe and the U.S in the spring of 2017.
Their debut Album ‘Either That Or The Moon’ released March 4th 2016
“Desert Mountain Tribe have crafted one of 2016’s finest debuts..” – Drowned in Sound
“a daunting early-year marker for the competition.” – Louder Than War Magazine
“DMT’s playing is tight as fuck and they command the Observatory stage” – BSM
The Durty Wurks hail from Edinburgh and write, perform, promote and produce all their own songs, recordings and artwork. Making music for music lovers, from music lovers, with love.
In a few short months, VFLAMBDA have created a live performance that energises audiences, thanks to their heavy, foreboding riffs, experimental techniques and irresistible stage presence. VFLAMBDA are from Dundee who are currently recording, and performing around Scotland.
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
Pleasure House had a whirlwind 2016 – after a successful debut UK headline tour combined with three sold-out hometown headline shows alongside supporting the likes of Sundara Karma, Swim Deep, High Tyde, Black Honey, Fickle Friends, Inheaven & more.
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 2016, which also features their magnificent 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.
Her’s plus guests Ultras, Andrew R. Burns & The Tropicanas
Dream-pop outfit Her’s create 80s indie influenced songs with nods to Orange Juice and the capriciousness of Ariel Pink-ish pop.
The Media Whores, Geek Maggot Bingo, Peter & the Play Piece
Here is a band with punk rock attitude who merge their anger, rage and passion with a lyrical edge and some hook laden tunes that musically sees them explore an adventurous palette that takes them into new places. Its punk rock Jim, but not as you know it!!!
The Media Whores return with album number three – “Dangerous Minds” – that sees them continue to make huge strides forward. Their last album “Pornophonica” gathered massive plaudits from all over the world including 9/10 from Vive Le Rock, 8/10 from More Than Music here in the UK, 4/5 from I-94 Bar (Australia) and 8/10 from The Ox (Germany) to mention just a few. A marker was laid down with last years General Election Day release of the “Critical Political” EP, with songs like “Class War” The Media Whores meant some serious business.
Some of the tunes here could grace stadium gigs and lyrically they are not afraid to wear their political heart on their sleeve. Vive Le Rock gave them another 9/10 describing the band as “a modern Clash” while New York`s Angels Wear Red describe “Dangerous Minds” as “the most politically significant album by British band for decades”. The Media Whores have got something to say and they pull no punches – be it the attack on Welfare Reform in “Do You Think I`m Lying”, Police corruption in “Raking It In”, mediacensorship in “You Can`t Say Whore On The Radio” or the battle against fracking in “Frack Off”. Wrapped in a Warhol-esque sleeve featuring a host of the dangerous minds who blight our world this may be one of 2016`s most important releases that deserves to seep into the nations consciousness – an album to stimulate discussion and positive action but also a great rock`n`roll record !!
Following past headline tours and supports with bands ranging from The Damned (twice) and Ruts DC to The Legendary Shack Shakers and Stiff Little Fingers to The Dictators, to Big Country and upcoming dates with Spear of Destiny in April 2017 and at the legendary 100 club in London in August with Eddie and the Hot Rods, The Media Whores will tour “Dangerous Minds” extensively from its release in late 2016 and continuing in 2017 in these dangerous times.
The album will be available on CD and all DL platforms.
Echoic, Nasari, Glass Ships
“Echoic are ones to watch” – BBC Radio 1
“100% Unique, absolutely amazing” – Alex Baker, Kerrang!
Echoic are a young and exciting Alt-Rock quartet from Reading, UK. The band formed in 2013 and blended their love for Indie and Alt-Rock music with Soulful Pop to create a truly unique and powerful sound, infused with electronic elements.
With their hard work ethic, the band have been gaining fans across the world, with their exciting live show leading them to secure highly rated support slots with bands such as Arcane Roots, The Coronas and Pulled Apart by Horses…
In December 2014 the band entered the studio to record their debut EP – ‘Testify’ with Jason Wilson (You Me At Six, Don Broco, We Are The Ocean) and the EP release generated huge national support via national press and national airplay from BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, Radio X, Kerrang Radio and also multiple BBC Introducing stations across the country.
The band continued in their hard work vein by relentlessly touring the UK with sold out shows, A headline tour across Europe & hitting the USA with festival appearances.
Their brand new single “Messed up Smiles” is out now and further UK/European Tours are planned for the remainder of the year.
With their unique sound, and soaring vocals – Echoic are the band everyone is talking about.
“Really good vocal range!” – Ian Camfield, Radio X
“Bloody brilliant, such a unique sound” – Linda Serck, BBC Introducing Berkshire
“A great band with great potential” – David White, BBC Introducing Cornwall
Samo DJ at Juice
Stockholm’s Samo DJ continually sabotages the model with distinctive productions that fearlessly compact a myriad of demented ideas with a twisted Scandinavian cheek. One-half of Sling & Samo and co-founder of their label Born Free, Samo also creates faux-fantasy original soundtracks with MaxxxBass as KWC 92, while studio time with Tzu Sing, Baba Stiltz and Cos/Mes further transmutes his sound.
Responsible for multiple standout L.I.E.S. releases, Samo’s tweaked out edits and remixes have also been issued by Public Possession, Macadam Mambo and Klasse Wrecks.
Athens of the North Disco
Athens of the North don’t really need or want guests at their night, but they do want friends with records. So for the next night their good friend The Mighty Zaf will be joining AOTN for an evening of rare disco shenanigans.
Zaf has been a solid man on the scene for time, co-owner of reckless records in soho from 1988-2006 he then continued dealing in rare disco to every single disco head d.j you care to mention including ourselves. Recently he got back into the record shop game with Lovevinyl in shoreditch which had become the music hub for that part of london. Despite rocking dancefloors all over the world for 20 years he has weirdly never been north of the border so we decided to put that right. Buy tickets up front to avoid disappointment
Nathassia Devine, SAAL, Original Primate
Nathassia – Feel The Future Now Tour is all about being immersed in the sights & sounds of the decades to come.
Surrounded by mesmerising visuals & futuristic backdrops by Deliberate Space.
Her band will be performing audaciously crafted live electronica with a seriously unique vocal style & stage show. Described by Eddie Gordon, multi-million selling Universal Music A&R & CEO Kings of Spins, USA as this generations Kate Bush “bewildering and far beyond the ordinary”.
DJ Sotofett at Wasabi Disco
Fresh from his releases on Sweden’s legendary Börft and his own Sex Tags Mania label, Norwegian DJ Sotofett takes to the decks at Sneaky Pete’s in May. The founder of the Sex Tags Mania & Amfibia imprints alongside his brother, and previous Wasabi Disco guest DJ Fett Burger. Their releases span house, techno, disco, afro funk, dub-reggae and everything else in between. Renowned for his wild, individual sets, the man has an exhilarating way of making far-out music both danceable and uplifting. We are very happy to have him play in Edinburgh for the first time! Not to be missed!
Belako, Barstow Bats
Belako are a group from the town of Munguía in Spain, where punk and post-punk’s relevance has never faded. The two girls and two guys are barely over 21 but have made waves at home already, playing major festivals like Primavera and Low. They have an EP on seminal UK label Cooking Vinyl coming, so we can expect to hear a lot more of them from here on.
Mystic Braves, Logan’s Close
A mirage of shimmering guitars, stadium-sized castanets and herculean drumming, Mystic Braves’ desert psychedelia is descending on Sneaky Pete’s.
After soaking in the acclaim of third LP Days Of Yesteryear – a collection strewn with twanging spread chords so grand you expect a cowboy to appear – their live shows are coolly delivered, knee-pulsing jams.
Reversing back in time to the trippy haze of the 70s, in May, Mystic Braves will take you there.
We are delighted to announce Logan’s Close as special guests
10,000 Russos, Is Bliss, Thee Rag N Bone Man
R&R Concerts Proudly Presents…
One of the biggest surprises of the new psych scene were a band from the outskirts of Europe, compromising elements of savage repetition rituals who can take Neu! and Suicide in equal measurements and are known for non stop shows who can lead people to a spiritual trance.
They are 10 000 Russos and they hail from Porto, Portugal. The idea is not being a rock band, the idea is to kill that idea and do songs that take elements of rock n roll, give them a total desconstruction and create something really new. Something that goes fighting any idea of what a band should be: the drones of the bass embrace you, the guitar makes sonic landscapes and refuses the riff, the drummer goes motorik and he is also the singer. There is no bullshit talk between songs.
Signed to Fuzz Club Records and with the first record being sold out in the first edition in just one month. More than 87 shows around 3 european tours in one single year. Presence in the biggest festivals of the scene likeLiverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia, Eindhoven Psych Lab,DesertFest Berlin, Copenhagen Psych Fest and Fuzz Club Fest London.
They also featured in terms of records in a split 10 inch single with The Oscillation via Fuzz Club Records, on the compilation of Liverpool Psych Fest and on the remarkable compilation Reverb Conspiracy vol 4.
Also a box containing a live video of the band playing 4 songs at Lovebuzz Studio in South London its gonna be available on Fuzz Club from 22 of January of 2017
A new record is being released by Fuzz Club Records on May of 2017 and a european tour of 40 shows its gonna be the next step
Support comes from Portsmouth based Is Bliss have hooked up with Club AC30 for a new EP, and it tightens their noise pop aesthetic still further. The hooks feel more defined, while the production applied renewed clarity with Is Bliss displaying continuing confidence in their sound. Their new EP ‘The Honeycomb Explosion’ arrives on May 19th.
Thee Rag n Bone Man is a one man band from the bowels of Scotland. His primitive brutal trash blues is like the unwanted son of Charley Patton, The Dwarfs, and Crass. Amped up screaming slide guitar and howling fuzzed up harmonica riffs give way to punk/blues rock n roll madness.
Mt. Doubt, Life Model, Posable Action Figures, David James Ritchie
“Masters of distinctive, brooding melodies and unexpected waves of euphoria…”. Having recently supported We Were Promised Jetpacks and Admiral Fallow, and with two albums already to their name, Mt. Doubt will be performing brand new songs from their upcoming EP, ‘The Loneliness of the TV Watchers’.
His critically acclaimed debut EP “Physics” was celebrated for its unique combination of jazz soaked beats, folk melodies and effortless gospel harmonies as well as his poet like lyricism exploring love, longing and loss by the likes of NME, The 405, Julie Adengua and Clash Magazine
Singer/Songwriter Jordan Mackampa is often described as a troubadour, an artist with timeless soul and lyrics drenched in heart felt empathy. As a man who was born in Kinshasa, grew up in London and became an artist in Coventry, Jordan’s music is swimming in the sounds and stories of the cities he’s inhabited over the years.
With a follow up EP shortly on its way Jordan says, “there’s a smokier, darker sound to this one, it reflects the times we’re living in and poets and artists I’ve been immersing myself in.
Wovoka Gentle launched their first EP, Wovoka Gentle [Yellow], via Yucatan Records in July 2015 with a sold out show at London’s Cecil Sharp House. Their next EP Wovoka Gentle [Blue] followed in November 2015 with a sold out show at Electrowerkz. Third EP Wovoka Gentle [Red], produced by Gareth Jones (Grizzly Bear, Depeche Mode, Interpol) was released on October 7th 2016.
George FitzGerald: Hiding Places
A very special small room show from this very talented DJ and producer.
One of the best live bands we hosted in 2016 are back with a new record.
Heaters, from Grand Rapids, Michigan, have a spacey, driving take on West Coast psych rock. Tapping into both the twang of their ’60s garage compatriots and building their own brand of expansive, cosmic swells, Pitchfork calls the band “catchy and kinetic,” noting their “energy and hook writing are clearly on point.” Combining a seemingly constant output of “reverb-coated, fuzz-studded, hard-driven garage psych” with a kaleidoscopic, hip-shaking live set, Heaters are quickly forging something new and exciting.
Craig Bratley at No Strings Attached
His back catalogue of productions and remixes are nothing short of magic and his high quality output continues in 2017 with forthcoming remixes on Is it Balearic and Leng, a track on Rack and Ruin as well as a release on the next Moon Rocks compilation on Throne Of Blood.
Guadalupe Plata, ZED PENGUIN
“Our name comes from our hometown’s patron, the Virgin of Guadalupe —she protects us as we play the devil’s music,” say the members of Guadalupe Plata, with not a little bit of hopefulness.
Rising up from the town of Úbeda, deep in Andalusia near Jaén, Guadalupe Plata have become legends for their provocative, deeply affecting blues and boogie music, creating a psychedelic landscape that is as darkly surrealistic as it is infectious.
Mojo magazine has called them “culturally rich and instantly identifiable as excellent.”
“Qué he sacado con quererte” (“what have I gained from loving you”), the opening track on Guadalupe Plata’s new album – self-titled like all the others and probably destined to be known as the “pekinese” album – is a folk ballad that arrives like a voice from another world.
The polished austerity of Andalusia shines ever so minimally, even in the names of their albums, every one which is called Guadalupe Plata, but known to fans by the year, the colour or the image on the record sleeve. This new record will probably come to be known as “the pekinese album”.
Their performance is a beguiling, bewitching thing, possessed by the sense of space, sex and the magic of the night which belongs to rock’n’roll and to much of the most nagging folk art.; a pounding sound, with its curious mythology centred around dogs, the devil, Christ, rats, black snakes and cats, where all the lovers are Frankie and Johnny, and which seems to co-opt blues, bebop or rockabilly as structure to an Andalucian tradition which already straddles romany, sephardic and moorish strains
Guadalupe Plata’s music will suggest, to anglophone ears, the raw edges of Hound Dog Taylor, Skip James, and John Lee Hooker, the insanity of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, the winding guitars of Elmore James and Ennio Morricone, the delirious psychedelic acercamiento to the blues of Canned Heat or The Doors, and the post-modern madness of Jon Spencer, The Fall, Captain Beefheart, and the Gun Club.
Like the flamenco players they watched growing up, they describe their process as ”training to be podrío“ — to be rotten — and speak of “duende,” and “hechizo” – literally demons and spells. But the results are uniquely their own: “Our music inhabits that place in our collective imagination where the demonic force straddles the blues and cante jondo,” they say.
In 2014 GUADALUPE PLATA began their trophy collection, picking up the coveted Impala Award for Best European Rock Album, as well as Artist of the Year, Best Live Act, and Best Rock Album from the Independent Music Awards, as well as Best Modern Music from Critical Eye. Their music has seeped into the American consciousness on such television shows as Showtime’s Shameless and HBOs How to Make it in America.
Best band in Edinburgh ZED PENGUIN are special guests.
Brevity is among Mannequin Pussy’s strengths, but a controlled volatility is the Philadelphia quartet’s calling card. The mood of any given song can zap with a disconcerting swiftness from the playful to the chaotic. This dynamic persists on record and on stage.
Mannequin Pussy’s dense towers of noise are underlined by Marisa Dabice’s evocative and passionate lyrical poetry. On their latest LP ‘Romantic’, she’s attempting to figure out what romance means in the 21st century. Less about the gooey stuff and more about everything that surrounds love — the triumphs, the failures and how we transform from the mess of it all. Mostly, it’s just a reminder to love someone. We love them.
Harlitones, Betty & the Bass, The City Below
Harlitones are an Aberdeen based rock ‘n’ roll band which formed in 2015. Consisting of Calum McGee, Joseph Quinlan and Jesus Rojas (along with ex – bassist Maurycy Jankowski) the band play loud, anthemic songs with driving riffs and soaring vocals.
Joseph J. Jones
Following on from the release of his debut single ‘The Video’ last year, Joseph J. Jones released his new EP ‘Hurricane’ on September 15th on Communion Records. The four track EP features rousing lead single ‘Whisper to a Hurricane’ and three new songs, ‘The Dirt’, ‘Face The Night’ and ‘Stay’. Demonstrating Jones’ powerful soulful vocal and songwriting prowess.
Residing out of Hornchurch, Essex from a family with both a strong pugilist history (his father an ABA champion) and musical heritage (his grandfather was a jazz guitarist with the BBC), 23 year-old Joseph J. Jones sings beautifully emotive songs that open up a window into his life.
Signed to Communion Records (Bear’s Den, Catfish and The Bottlemen, Michael Kiwanuka) and inspired by Johnny Cash, Chet Baker, Kanye West and West Ham United; Joseph J. Jones has spent the last year collaborating with writer / producer Richard Frenneaux.
Uncompromising and gifted with an incredible voice, JJ.J’s work is both intimate and soulful.
Last summer saw Joseph J. Jones play myriad festival and support dates including: The Great Escape, Bushstock, Boardmasters and more.
“Artful songwriting that packs a hefty punch, his music has a real sense of depth but is delivered with a romantic edge.” – CLASH
“Jones’ soulfully stunning vocal delivery is the star of the show, etched with a deep growl that’s simply divine” – The 405
“A soulful growl, an intimate piano arrangement – the first few seconds of The Video set the tone for Joseph J. Jones’ magnificent debut single. Sounding like he’s had to deal with a few punches in his life, Joseph combines Hozier’s blues with Sam Smith’s tenderness.” – Disco Naïveté
“A Guy Ritchie character who’s also super poetic and makes beautiful music.” – Buzzfeed’s Social Media Editor
“The haunting song is bolstered by the sepia-tinged clip. But the real star is Jones’ soulful growl, which soars over stark piano chords.” – Last.fm
Angus Munro, Josephine Sillars, Hinks
Edinburgh based singer-songwriter of alternative-pop, Angus Munro brings his multifaceted four octave vocal range, a songwriting style reminiscent of Jeff Buckley and a live show that has drawn comparisons to that of The Darkness fronted by Rufus Wainwright on the road for his new EP release “MIRROR MAN”.
“A voice like you wouldn’t believe…I don’t know how big his range is but it’s bonkers.” – The National
“Soulful and outrageous…the highest range I’ve ever heard.” – The Scotsman
“I’m almost in tears by how good his voice is and what he’s just written. Just incredible.” – BBC Radio Scotland
“Tightly energetic and precisely punchy” – **** The Herald
Mike Servito (New York/Ghostly) at Juice
Mike Servito is from a very special yet temporary and partially lost fertile crescent of techno / house / party DJing. It was a time when raves were still a fresh idea, almost felt like a revolution, and DJs like Claude Young, D Wynn, Derrick Carter and Mike Huckaby were informing an upcoming generation.
Detroit never forgot about Mike Servito, his upfront dirty deep and bitchy taste has had an impact on Detroit nightlife for over a decade. From debuting in 1995 at Dat’s Poorboy parties, to being a resident at blackbx and Ghostly’s Untitled (along with Derek Plaslaiko, Tadd Mullinix, Matthew Dear, and Ryan Elliott), contributing to the bizarrely popular, wild and free Dorkwave, and progressing that concept into Sass (the hippest queer party in Detroit at the time), to blowing minds at Interdimensional Transmissions’ No Way Back parties, Servito has made his impression. Moving to Brooklyn, Detroit’s loss has been their gain, as he has found a proper home with a residency at The Bunker, and representation by Beyond Booking in North America and Odd Fantastic in Europe.
Cherry Suede, Stewart Mac & Dean Roberts, Guy Jones
Join Randy Scott and Randy Young from Cherry Suede along with Stewart Mac & Dean Roberts plus Guy Jones for a triple headline show at Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh, UK on Sat July 15th, in an intimate show setting for a night of songs and stories.
Garnering near-cult status as purveyors of original genre-bending music, their musicality is magnetic with tightly wound dives and grooves. Echoes of jazz are coupled with mechanical Krautrock undertones. They are as punk as they are prog and as political as they are personal.
Port Erin are a band of three. Two brothers- Reuben Myles Tyghe, vocals and guitar, flanked by Jacob Myles Tyghe on bass and Cerys Brocklehurst on drums. They hail from Broughton Gifford (a very small village tucked away in South West England) and formed in January 2007.
The past decade has seen them extensively tour the U.K. performing over 600 shows at some of of the U.K.’s most prestigious venues. They have made appearances at many festivals including; Glastonbury Festival (‘10, ‘11, ‘13 & ’14 ), played live sessions for BBC Introducing and their music has been aired numerous times on BBC Radio 6.
Their musicality is magnetic with tightly wound dives and grooves. Cerys and Jacob’s rhythm section is a solid unit, Reuben drifts in-at times controlled and soulful but with moments of cornered fretting.
Electric Fields 2017
Jackmaster, Denis Sulta, Artwork, Space Dimension Controller live, Lord Of The Isles…
We’re running the dance tent at Electric Fields again this year!
Final release tickets on sale now!
Diet Cig plus guests
Diet Cig are here to have fun. They’re here to tear you away from the soul-sucking sanctity of your dumpster-fire life and replace it with pop-blessed punk jams about navigating the impending doom of adulthood when all you want is to have ice cream on your birthday.
Alex Luciano (guitar and vocals) and Noah Bowman (drums) have been playing music together ever since Luciano interrupted the set of Bowman’s previous band for a lighter. The New York duo have since released the infectious, 2015 ‘Over Easy’ EP that introduced consistent sing-a-long lyrics with thrashing drums and strums that never held back.
‘Swear I’m Good At This’ is the first full-length from the band and accumulates their tenacity for crafting life-affirming, relatable tales with a gutsy heart at their core. Luciano has the ability to write lyrics that are both vulnerable and badass, perfecting a storm of emotive reflection that creates a vision of a sweaty, pumped-up room screaming these lines in unison. Diet Cig make it okay to be the hot mess that you are.
But there’s also a deeper, more powerful fuck-you among the bangers that see Diet Cig grow into an unstoppable and inspiring force. “I’m not being dramatic, I’ve just fucking had it with the things that you say you think that I should be” spits Luciano on “Link in Bio”; “I am bigger than the outside shell of my body and if you touch it without asking then you’ll be sorry” she yells on “Maid Of The Mist”. It’s the sound of a band doing things on their own terms.
Wrapping up ‘Swear I’m Good At This’ on Halloween 2016, exactly two years after they finished recording ‘Over Easy’ on Halloween 2014, Diet Cig’s first, full-length LP validates the experiences of punks who aren’t always accepted first time around; the punks who throw their deuces up at the dominating bro-dudes and ignite the importance of owning everything that you are.