DANIEL AVERY at WITNESS
We’re very pleased to welcome back an old friend, Phantasy star, Fabric resident, DJ, producer and amiable chap Dan Avery, here to make sure we don’t get post-fest blues.
LADYKILLER CATERPILLAR, The Jacarandas, Huxtable
In Deep: JON K, Yves, Belch
GOLDLINK at NU FIRE
Author of the best goddamn mixtape of the year, the dude who rains gold coins on gigantic booties (see below), nex’ level rap talent Goldlink is live at Nu Fire and it’s…
He’s been working with Kaytranada and a whole bunch of the best breakthrough hip hop producers of the the past couple of years. This is an “I was there” show if ever there was one.
Ideal Mexico Presents
RAVIOLI ME AWAY, TUFF LOVE, Hausfrau, Bat Bike
(Good Job Records / Upset The Rhythm / London)
Ravioli Me Away are a dangerously ambitious & delusional all-girl jazzy, post-pop-punk/hip-funk outfit with a stylistic theme spanning all past, present & future human cultures and subcultures.
Featuring members of Plug & Spin Spin The Dogs, Ravioli Me Away have played a host of venues, galleries and festivals to date; each show different, fresh and always high-energy. The trio have also recorded & released an EP on Upset the Rhythm since forming last year and have a brand spanking new long player out on Good Job Records in August, as well as a tour only tape on Neen Records, recorded w/ Ben Wallers (The Rebel/Country Teasers) at the helm. WOO!
Tuff Love are Julie, Suse and Michael from Glasgow – makers of dazzling, sun-streaked guitar pop. Mesmerising lyrics, heart wrenching vocals, dreamy melodies.
Tuff Love clambered out of the ashes of Motherless Daughters, an all-singing, all-dirge-ing folk duo featuring Suse Bear on bass and Julie Eisenstein on guitar. Fortunately for all concerned, the project never made it beyond the confines of Suse’s flat, and after a short hiatus the pair regrouped with the intention of forming a grunge band. What happened instead has variously been described as funereal surf and filth disco, and the sound has flashes of early Take That on Quaaludes with a Shirley Temple to wash it all down. What happened instead was Tuff Love.
(Unknown Pleasures / Night School Records)
“Smearing the line between artifice and reality, HAUSFRAU is the pop construct of Glasgow based artist Claudia Nova. Themes of darkness and light are mutated into sensual shades by synth projections and Nova’s powerful voice, drawing the listener into a quasi sado-masochistic relationship with the performer-as-oracle.” Michael Kasparis
Bat Bike have a healthy disregard for trousers and recording studios, writing gloriously sloppy singalong anthems about Snacks, Love and Christmas. They are always a riot live, channelling the spirit of the Brian Jonestown Massacre, Mo Tucker and Bowling For Soup.
DJ CHEEBA’s After School Special at Soul Jam Hot
Another very special Soul Jam Special from DJ Cheeba. You’ll laugh cry and dance.
THE JUAN MACLEAN at COALITION
Back after 4 years, this time for DJ set, The Juan Maclean is one of Sneaks’ all time heroes.
Experimental rockers the Magik Markers formed in Hartford, CT, in 2001, featuring guitarist/vocalist Elisa Ambrogio, drummer Pete Nolan, and bassist Leah Quimby. Inspired by no wave and hardcore, the Magik Markers crafted a free-rocking sound that made the most of their stream-of-consciousness approach. The band made CD-Rs available at its shows and eventually caught the ear of Thurston Moore, who invited the group to play on Sonic Youth’s 2004 American tour. Moore’s Ecstatic Peace label co-released the band’s album “I Trust My Guitar, Etc.” with Apostasy Recordings in 2005. the Magik Markers were prolific in 2006, releasing “The Volodor Dance” (an installment in Southern Records Latitudes series) and “A Panegyric to the Things I Do Not Understand” (on Gulcher Records). That year, Leah Quimby left the group, and after auditioning several replacements, Ambrogio and Nolan decided to continue as a duo. On 2007′s “Boss”, the pair worked with Lee Ranaldo, who produced the album and chipped in guitar and glockenspiel parts. They moved to Drag City for 2009′s “Balf Quarry”, which found the band moving in a subdued but eclectic direction, before returning in 2013 with the brilliant “Surrender to the Fantasy”.
notsosilent 2nd Birthday with MOVE D all night
For our second birthday, we got all nostalgic and decided to invite back two of our favourite selectors to play a very special weekend of parties. Axel Boman, the headliner for our Glasgow launch party back in January last year, will be making his La Cheetah debut for an all night back to back set alongside Move D, who will also be making his Edinburgh debut at Sneaky Pete’s for an all night solo show
JUST KIDDIN at COALITION
Well known to Eton Messy subscribers, Just Kiddin have released jackin’ but lush house with Black Butter and HK Records.
MOUNTAINS UNDER OCEANS, Three Days From Retirement, Halo Tora, Vasa
Oui Love Tour:
ANDREA BALENCY, NLF3
Oui Love is about exciting French artists touring the UK with support from bureauexport (the French music export office) & the Institut Français. Oui Love launched in 2009 with a breakout 12-date tour of the UK showcasing the best up- and-coming French music to UK audiences and has since featured the likes of Jupiter, Housse de Racket, Team Ghost and Anoraak.
With Oui Love, the bureauexport and the Institut Français want to demonstrate that the depth of French talent runs far deeper than marquee names like Phoenix, M83, Justice or Woodkid, and the Oui Love tours put French artists on the road, allowing them to connect with audiences the length and breadth of the UK. Oui Love also aims to team French acts up with emerging young British talent – for example 2010 saw Oui Love promote an extremely successful tour of the UK featuring French bands The Shoes, Bewitched Hands on the Top of Our Heads, Revolver and Curry & Coco, along with English student bands Bella Diem and Jimi’s Parade.
Re-vamped for 2014, Oui Love showcases the cutting-edge creativity and pop nous of France’s current French exports, featuring the exquisite dubstep-R ‘n’ B-pop hybrid of Andrea Balency and the chiming, Afro-tinged experimental grooves of NLF3. The artists will be joined on each date by a local support act.
UNIVERSAL THEE, Echo Arcadia, The Mona Lisa’s
FRIEND WITHIN at WITNESS
With releases on Dirtybird, PETS and the mighty Disclosure’s Method Records, and a wealth of remixes for the cream of modern music talent including everyone from John Legend to MAUSI and Ella Eyre under his burgeoning belt, Friend Within is one producer that’s proved consistently difficult to ignore since bursting onto the scene in early 2013.
Arguably best known throughout 2013 for the monster ‘Renegade Master’ refix released in October on Method that soon soundtracked many an international Summer party, Friend Within has steadily enjoyed a growing wealth of support from all possible angles. From guesting on T.Williams Rinse FM show & Skream & Benga Radio 1 show, repeated radio plays from Annie Mac, Pete Tong, B Traits, Mistajam, DJ Cameo and Monki, Friend Within will place the icing on the cake by delivering his debut BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix to air in early January 2014.
With further support coming from a huge range of publications including RA, XLR8R, Dancing Astronaut and Trap Magazine to name just a few, Friend Within has been living up to his name following an invitation to feature on the ‘Monki & Friends’ Red Bull collaboration project alongside Karma Kid and Yasmin for their track ‘Feeling (So Special).’ Friend Within has successfully carved himself a niche as the go-to-guy for underground party music, licked with that commercial edge: a fact proven by Disclosure inviting him to support them on their biggest ever UK headline shows to date.
There’s no denying 2013 was a great set up year for Friend Within, and with forthcoming releases to come on Hypercolour, plus shows at Warehouse Project / Chibuku / XOYO / We Are Festival, Annie Mac Presents, 2014 is shaping up to be fit to bursting with even more friends for Friend Within.
EAGULLS, Autobahn, Deathcats
Last few tickets available via the link above.
IN DEEP: GHOST CULTURE & BILL BREWSTER
Continuing our affair with Erol Alkan’s Phantasy label, we present a special set from their new signing, Ghost Culture, from whom we expect big things.
Bill Brewster is the veteran DJ behind the books Last Night A DJ Saved My Life and How To DJ (Properly) as well as curator of the website djhistory.com. He’s one hell of a lovely guy and knows everything about how to move a crowd to rapture.
DANNY AND THE CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD, Trevor Moss & Hannah Lou, Lainie and the Crows
The new sensation of the national soul scene, pure dynamite on stage.
Rolling Stone (Spain)
A voice, a rhythm and a magic that is contagious.
Listening to them takes you back to a world and a time when music was real, thrilling
and had real soul.
Ruta 66 (Spain)
The Excitements aren’t just a band, they are an atomic bomb.
Their concerts are a mystical experience. You have to see them live to understand it.
Rolling Stone (Italy)
EROL ALKAN & JD TWITCH
Erol wanted to come back, we wanted him to come back, but we wanted the show to be even more special than the previous one so… he’ll be playing alongside our old pal Twitch from Optimo!
ONE LAST SECRET, Art Of Privilege, Seneka
B DOLAN Strange Famous / Speech Development Tour with SCROOBIUS PIP (MC/DJ) and WRREN PEACE
Conscious rapper B Dolan turned from spoken word performer play his Edinburgh debut for us.
In 2011 rapper/spoken word artist Scroobius Pip formed Speech Development Records, now the home of warrenpeace, Jackamo Brown, polarbear and the UK home of Sage Francis & B Dolan. This Nov they are taking the label on the road for the first time. With the triumphant UK return of label favourite B Dolan and the first tour of the hugely hyped warrenpeace the tour is already assured to be memorable. Add Pip holding the reigns in hosting, guesting and DJing the whole affair and the first ever Speech Development Tour is surely not to be missed.
WARRENPEACE are Buddy Peace and Worgie.They have been making music together since Summer 2012 after both performing on Scroobius Pip’s Distraction Pieces tour.
Buddy Peace makes beats and blips and is best known for his work with Sage Francis and Strange Famous Records.
Worgie makes guitar noise, beats and blips and is best known for his work with Scroobius Pip and Speech Development Records.