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Sat 16th Dec 17 at 7.00pm

Moulettes plus Kate In The Kettle and Marjun

In early 2015, lead singer and songwriter Hannah Miller read a New Scientist article that described how the discovery of a microscopic creature had redefined the perimeters of life as we know it. The ‘Halicephalobus Mephisto’ Nematode Worm has none of the requirements of other known life forms – able to survive deep underground, without oxygen or sunlight. The seed was sown for ‘Preternatural’ – an eclectic 11-track opus for the Natural World, and the strange and beautiful creatures in it.

“It made me contemplate how much we still don’t know about the planet we live on, and to consider that
moving space between what we do know, and what we can never know; at the frontier of science and discovery.” says Miller. “The animal kingdom holds such a wealth of beauty, creativity, humour, ingenuity and artistry. I wanted to celebrate it, to underline its fragility, to hold up a mirror and compare our own species to others.”

The band, like the creatures they describe, have always been an evolving phenomenon, and each album has seen a significant leap into new unchartered territory, their unusual music vision prompting comparisons as disparate as «…the Kronos quartet, Roxy Music, Frank Zappa, Kate
Bush…echoes of early Pink Floyd, Bowie and Radiohead.. Kraftwerk and Björk» (R2 Magazine/Reuters.)

“We identify with bands who present their own kind of eclecticism,” says Oliver Austin. “From Zappa, and Gentle Giant to current bands like Field Music, John Grant, Snarky Puppy, Laura Mvula, My Brightest Diamond, tUnE-yArDs and Tortoise; these were all references for the record.”

It is a beautifully orchestrated ecosystem, experimental in parts but still accessible, fusing rich vocal harmonies, persuasive melodies, big riffs, detailed arrangements and sharp songcraft to make a genre-defying album, which explores the moving space between electronic and acoustic; DIY and big production.

The arrival of newest member Raevennan Husbandes catalysed a rockier mood, her stark and fluid electric guitar playing complementing Miller’s virtuosic cello to forge a muscular, unique sound-blend. Husbandes’ & Miller’s luminous voices deliver characteristic multi-layered harmonies locked in with a towering, thunderous rhythm section (Mortimore / Austin), the band’s synergy and tightness is a testament to their relentless touring schedule; their musical range described by Prog Magazine as “huge, complex and compelling. One of the most thrillingly nimble musical ensembles the UK has produced in decades.»

Incurably ambitious, this is a band that has always put an adventurous approach to Art at the heart of their craft. The front cover best demonstrates Moulettes for what it is: an eclectic, progressive hybrid, a bizarre and bombastic monster.

December 2017 is the concluding chapter of the two-year ‘Preternatural’ tour, and the last chance to see the «breathtaking» live show that has taken the band across Europe from Poland to Malta, and across Canada from Nova Scotia to Victoria Island.

Book early to avoid disappointment.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Sat 16th Dec 17 at 7.00pm

Joy Orbison, Jon Rust and Juice DJs
at Fireside, East Market Street

We don’t do outside events that often but when we do, it’s with our good friends who’ve played the club many times, and we host them at very special places.

Fireside, the derelict but soon to be developed lot at the end of Waverley Arches on East Market Street, is a set of towering vaults with a very special atmosphere.

Please also the enjoy Food in the courtyard by the pitt market, and Drinks by Paradise Palms.

Official afters is Wasabi Disco with the Apeiron Crew over from Copenhagen.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Sat 16th Dec 17 at 11.00pm

Apeiron Crew at Wasabi Disco

Cutting edge all female techno trio come to the city for the first time from Copenhagen to grace the Wasabi decks.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Sun 17th Dec 17 at 7.00pm

Donnie Willow & Pure Grief: Co-Headline Scottish Tour

Two of Scotland’s brightest rock bands will embark upon a co-headline tour this December that is sure to set venues, north of the border, alight. Glasgow’s alt-rock masters, Donnie Willow, will join forces with Caithness newcomers, Pure Grief, as they take their individual brands of rock to Glasgow, Inverness, Aberdeen and Edinburgh.

Donnie Willow have been one of the most dominant acts in the UK live scene since 2013 and continue to grab the attention of their audiences with their energetic live performances and fresh approach to songwriting. The band has received regular airplay on BBC Radio 1, BBC Introducing, XFM and Amazing Radio with numerous features and exclusives from some of the UK’s biggest music magazines/blogs including Rock Sound and Kerrang!.
Drummer Peter Bunting said “We’re really excited to get out and play some Scottish shows again. We’ve mainly been touring down south over the past couple of years, so it will be great fun doing a run of dates on home turf. Can’t wait to see the Pure Grief lads rip it up every night as well, it’s gonna be pure swell.”

Although relatively new to the live circuit, Caithness’ Pure Grief have wowed audiences with their blistering riffs and earworm melodies, gaining them support slots with rising stars Fatherson and Scottish chart-toppers, The View, as well as a nomination for best Alt/Rock at this year’s Scottish Alternative Music Awards. The band’s last single “Hearse Me” gained them a lot of attention with one reviewer calling it a “supremely catchy slab of heavy alt-rock”.
Guitarist and Singer, Peter Bacon, is looking forward to visiting new cities and venues “We’re keen to get out and test drive these new songs in front of audiences we’ve never played to before. It’s also a treat to be out with the Donnie Willow boys. These are gonna be some great shows!”

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Tue 19th Dec 17 at 11.00pm

Soul Jam: Austin Ato (Phonica / Futureboogie)

For the first festive 5am we’ve invited along Austin Ato – a new guise of Drums Of Death – who’s recently released some bubbly house on Phonica White (home to heavy hitters like Midland and Peggy Gou) and Futureboogie earlier this year.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Fri 22nd Dec 17 at 7.00pm

A Night to Celebrate the Genius of Grant Hart

A Tribute to Grant Hart of Husker Du, featuring members of Part Chimp and a host of other musicians. Proceeds to Canongate Youth.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Fri 22nd Dec 17 at 11.00pm

Minival: Esa Presents Eclair Fifi & Beesmunt Soundsystem

Minival returns to Edinburgh and invites good friend and overall legend Esa to curate a full evening with fellow friends and great selectors Eclair Fifi and Beesmunt Soundsystem.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Sat 23rd Dec 17 at 11.00pm

Definition – 10th Birthday + Christmas Foodbank Fundraiser

Underground house & techno party from a crew that has been soundtracking dancefloor joy at Sneaky’s since 2007.

With only 8 guests in 10 years, Definition has focussed on its’ residents and so its seems right that the selectors for our 10th birthday will be our original resident duo of Mark Balneaves & Marty Lightbody.

11pm – 5am. Free before midnight, £5 after.

All proceeds will be donated to Edinburgh Foodbanks.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Fri 29th Dec 17 at 11.00pm

HOT MESS Christmas Party

It’s the HOT MESS Christmas party! We don’t care if you’ve been naughty or nice, we just want to dance with you.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Sat 30th Dec 17 at 11.00pm


Live fast die young, RIDE gals do it well. Lollz and Cheeky Checks bring in the NYEE with 00s rnb and 90s hip hop and put their lighters up right through til 5am.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Sun 31st Dec 17 at 10.00pm

NYE: Call Super & Coalition Residents

We have a cracking early doors set for the bells from a true electronic visionary and one of the most deft selectors in the game right now – Call Super.

After the bells, the Coalition tribe take over – our longest running weekly party, with a solid resident crew who’ll take us right to the end.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Mon 1st Jan 18 at 11.00pm

Tweak_ NYD Afterparty

Tweak_ trot down to Sneaks after their NYD belter at SKY bar, with their secret guest in tow, for the final festive 5am.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Sat 13th Jan 18 at 7.00pm

Palmiros, The Motion Poets, Sleepless Giants, Caitlin Buchanan

Palmiros are a three-piece Rock n Roll outfit with a 21st century edge. Blues, Country and Pop combine in a triangle of Guitar, Bass and Drums.

Sleepless Giants identify with the Alternate Rock genre, but the sum of its parts have broader musical interests which reflect well on the band’s output. Their debut single entitled ‘The Ship is Sinking’ offers subtle harmonies which play with the soft guitar noise, while the lead vocal and rhythm section work together to drive the song forward in an intense and climactic fashion

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Thu 18th Jan 18 at 12.20pm

wonderboy, Blind Circuits and The Nelson Wong Experience

Wonderboy are an Edinburgh based four-piece who still can’t quite put their fingers on what genre they are (somewhere between alternative rock, pop and prog).

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Sun 21st Jan 18 at 7.00pm

John Martyn’s Solid Air: Start To End

Start to End return with a live band interpretation of John Martyn’s classic 4th solo studio album ‘Solid Air’.

Featuring Sam West on vocals, who provided the voice for their performance of Jeff Buckley’s ‘Grace’ last year and a very special line-up of musicians from Pronto Mama, Roddy Hart, the Lonesome Fire, Admiral Fallow and more, this is a faithful and true celebration of one of the most seminal folk singer-songwriter albums ever recorded.

Band lineup: Sam West – Vocals/Guitar Gordon Turner – Guitar Craig McMahon – Keyboards Joe Rattray – Bass Martin Johnston – Drums/Percussion

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Tue 23rd Jan 18 at 7.00pm

Sextile plus guests

As a stable fixture in the Los Angeles underground, Sextile has been gaining a devout following since its creation in 2015. The four-piece outfit has all the makings of a revolutionary sound — boldly throwing convention out the window to create an entirely original, genre-bending imprint that combines the raw energy of 70’s punk with the intricate and sophisticated structural elements of 80’s post-punk and synthwave.

Sextile’s debut album, A Thousand Hands, had a signature sound that was a dark and primitive form of rock n’ roll, a blend of surf punk, early industrial, and post-punk marked by heavy use of distorted guitar feedback and primal drum beats against a backdrop of violent energy.

Their sophomore long player, Albeit Living, sets the tone for a politically charged, introspective album of impassioned observations on our world today. Musically, Albeit Living is a testament to the band’s growth in the songwriting department and effort spent fine-tuning their burgeoning compositional skills: the synth is in the forefront on this album, allowing it to shine through more powerfully than we saw on A Thousand Hands. Despite its more sophisticated sound, the album manages to match and even intensify the seductive energy of their live shows and debut album.

Both albums are available from the Felte label.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Thu 25th Jan 18 at 7.00pm

Mandolin Orange


“Effortless and beautiful” – NPR

“Honest music, shot through with coed harmonies, sweeping fiddle, mandolin, acoustic guitar and the sort of unfakeable intimacy that bonds simpatico musicians like Gillian Welch and David Rawlings.” – American Songwriter

From Chapel Hill, North Carolina, this Americana/Folk duo are a real treat to have in the club.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Mon 29th Jan 18 at 7.00pm

Independent Venue Week
Rituals, The Ninth Wave and Wylde

Two shades of a new wave of scuzz-goth from Scotland: organ-lead Rituals, and Glasgow’s blistering must-see The Ninth Wave, plus stampeding shoegaze from young team Wylde.

Independent Venue Week is a UK wide celebration of Grassroots Music Venues. We use it each year as an opportunity to showcase the best in current Scottish music.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Tue 30th Jan 18 at 7.00pm

Independent Venue Week:
Avalanche Party, Walt Disco, Shredd

Crowd baiting feral garage-punk act Avalanche Party have been frequently tipped as the most exciting live band in the UK right now.

Fuzzkill Records related acts Walt Disco and Shredd each have enough energy to rip the roof off the venue.

Independent Venue Week is a UK wide celebration of Grassroots Music Venues. We use it each year as an opportunity to showcase the best in current Scottish music.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Thu 1st Feb 18 at 7.00pm

Independent Venue Week:
The Van T’s and St Martiin’s

These tiny but tough grunge girls from Glasgow with big big tunes play alongside talented Dundee newcomers St Martiins.

Independent Venue Week is a UK wide celebration of Grassroots Music Venues. We use it each year as an opportunity to showcase the best in current Scottish music.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Fri 2nd Feb 18 at 7.00pm

Independent Venue Week
WHITE, Callum Easter and more

The breakthrough Scottish act of 2017, WHITE, give colossal and credible guitar band pop a very good name.

Callum Easter is one of our favourite acts whom, astonishingly, has never played the club before.

Independent Venue Week is a UK wide celebration of Grassroots Music Venues. We use it each year as an opportunity to showcase the best in current Scottish music.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Sat 3rd Feb 18 at 7.00pm

Independent Venue Week:
King Creosote, Tom Joshua and Annie Booth


A very special guest leads this great lineup, in the week of the year when the whole of the UK celebrates Grassroots Music Venues.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Wed 7th Feb 18 at 7.00pm

Casey Lowry plus guests

Tickets on sale now ?

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Thu 8th Feb 18 at 7.00pm

13 Crowes, Cold Years, Mick Hargan

“Although punk rock, folk punk and rock n roll are often used in relation to 13 Crowes the band themselves refuse to be pigeon holed into genres. Swearing only by the mantra of “4 chords and the truth”.

Hailing from Southwest Scotland, 13 Crowes are a band that wear their heart and influences on their sleeves. They are a band of experience and there is no denying who influences 13 Crowes and neither do they, instead they pay homage to those who have brought them together and impacted their lives so greatly. Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Brian Fallon & poet Robert Burns to name a few. The storytellers who sing for the working class! Not trying to reinvent the wheel, the 13 Crowes are just trying to carry the torch and keep it burning.”

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Sat 10th Feb 18 at 7.00pm

Peach Pit plus guests

We got to know Peach Pit when their self-titled debut kept coming up on our Youtube next queue. They make some delicious melted-alt-indie with bummer summer vibes somewhere between Mac Demarco and Homeshake.

They’ve racked up millions of listens but they don’t have a big label or management, they’re from Vancouver, which is far from anywhere, we couldn’t work out why they were so popular.

Turns out in February 2017 someone uploaded YouTube channel sent their self-titled track “Peach Pit” viral after discovering it on their Bandcamp… and people are listening simply because the music is great! No corporate push, just millions of people falling in love with awesome music.

Now signed to the legendary Kingfisher indie label, they are set to get the push they deserve, so expect to hear a lot more from them.

With their laid back sound and lush lead vocals, their songs tell stories of backstabbing best friends and dying end of summer romances.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Wed 14th Feb 18 at 7.00pm

Spring King plus guests on Valentine’s Day

We’re back to play some shows in the smallest, sweatiest, most chaotic venues we could find. We’ve chosen some of our favourites of all time and some new ones we’ve never visited. Time to get 2018 warmed up!

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Wed 21st Feb 18 at 11.00pm

Friend Within presents Love Defined – All Night

One of our favourite past guests is back, and he’s playing all night.

Friend Within’s new project is called Love Defined, and it’s comprised of 22 tracks of his own new music.

Expect to hear it soon but expect this to sell out sooner!

“Undoubtedly delivers” – RA

With releases on DFTD, Rinse, Dirtybird, PETS, Hypercolour, Method Records, a Radio 1 Essential Mix, Diverse DJ support from the likes Pete Tong, MistaJam, Derrick Carter, Annie Mac, Oliver Heldens, Eats Everything and Carl Cox, plus a wealth of remixes for the cream of modern music talent under his burgeoning belt, Friend Within is one producer that’s proved consistently difficult to ignore since bursting onto the scene in early 2013.

A “producers’ producer” – the ‘Within’ has spent the last 4 years consistently delivering what is technically known as “bangers” from early EP’s such as The ‘Renegade EP’ released on Method to the twisted Hypercolour release ‘The Underground EP’. Always one to shy away from genres, lanes and boxes, the mysterious Friend Within just wants to make House Music… that’s it.

2014 saw a notable collaboration with Disclosure on ‘The Mechanism’ soon followed, and seemingly outlined Friend Within as the go-to-guy for underground party music that’s licked with that commercial edge: a fact proven by Disclosure inviting him to support them on their biggest ever UK headline shows to date. 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 took his career to new heights with the launch of his very own imprint ‘He Loves you’- a culmination of an incredibly varied back catalogue that has underpinned his unique and genre-blurring take on house music – and oversaw its debut release for the aptly named ‘The Label’. The launch of ‘He Loves You’ also coincided with a debut headline sell out tour of the UK for ‘No Friends Within’ – a concept that took in five cities in five days with sets that lasted five hours and more. With a touring diary that has covered The Warehouse Project, Chibuku, XOYO, We Are FSTVL, Creamfields, Parklife, Fabric plus key European cities and festivals, Friend Within has also demonstrated his massively rising popularity with tours of Australia and the USA. Counting performances on the heralded party that is The Holy Ship! and Mexico’s EDC festival.

Fast forward to 2017 and recently having released ‘Make Me Feel’ (Dirtybird) and the quirky ‘Get Dumb’ (DFTD) Friend Within is showing no signs of slowing down in momentum with his latest release with Kideko ‘Burnin’ Up’ (Rinse) gaining huge support at Radio 1 from Danny Howard / MistaJam / DJ Target plus a rather exciting project / concept in the making for release later in the year that will involve a lot of amazing music…watch this space!

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Thu 22nd Feb 18 at 7.00pm

Orphan Colours

After the indefinite hiatus in 2013 of popular UK alt-country outfit ahab, songwriter Steven Llewellyn went on to form his own band with the help of ahab originator Dave Burn and former bassist Graham Knight.

Being firmly part of the London Americana scene made it easy to get involved in collaborations with members of bands like Danny & The Champions of The World, who’s drummer Steve Brookes, having already toured heavily with ahab, quickly became a permanent member of Orphan Colours, along with Fred Abbott, lead guitarist with Noah & the Whale.

The band have some impressive credentials with writers Llewellyn and Burn honing their songwriting craft during their tenure with ahab, who swiftly built a reputation as an unmissable live act after their electric performances almost every major UK festival, and subsequent tours in Scandinavia, Germany & Australia.

Their debut EP High Hopes was released in February 2016 with the catchy, Tom Petty-esque lead single Won’t Let You Down creating a huge buzz.

The band are currently putting the finishing touches on their debut album – to be released in 2018

Highly, highly recommended.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Fri 23rd Feb 18 at 7.00pm

Nieves plus guests

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Sat 24th Feb 18 at 7.00pm

An Evening Of Instrumental Music
Three Days From Retirement, Those Amongst Us Are Wolves, All I See Is An Empty Circle

AN EVENING OF INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC (Unable to fit all band names into the event title ?) That’s post rock for ya!

Edinburgh’s instrumental rockers ‘Three Days From Retirement’ will be back performing at Sneaky Pete’s on Saturday 24th of February alongside fantastic instrumental/post rock band ‘Those Amongst Us Are Wolves’ from Coventry and the awesome instrumental/stoner/psyche/grunge rock of Edinburgh’s ‘All I See Is An Empty Circle’.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Sat 3rd Mar 18 at 7.00pm

Corella + special guests

Scruff of the Neck & Fortune presents

“Tipped as being the next big Manchester band” – Imagine FM

TWEET: @Corellamnc


“Making waves we shouldn’t ignore” – Hattie Pearson, Key 103 & ex-Radio X
“Super-cool imprint” – Manchester Evening News
“Scruff are proving themselves to be instrumental in bringing forward new talent” – Louder Than War
“A one-stop-shop for getting acts to the next level” – Ben Ryles, DHP Family
“Discovering and developing some great talent in Manchester and beyond, it’s exciting to be working with them” – Joe Vesayaporn, Music Glue

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Sun 4th Mar 18 at 7.00pm

Hak Baker

Describing his style as G-folk, Has Baker blended the beats of hip-hop with the strums of indie-folk. Originally securing rave reviews as part of the grime collective Bomb Squad, Has Baker found his fit in guitar grooves, where he felt his style was at its most sincere.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Fri 9th Mar 18 at 7.00pm

Martha Ffion plus guests

Martha Ffion is the musical project of songwriter Claire Martha Ffion McKay, who has just signed to Turnstile – home to the likes of Gruff Rhys and Cate Le Bon.

Her latest release via Lost Map Records has introduced Martha to a whole new international audience, seeing her tipped as “an artist that seems ready-made for wider acclaim” (Tom Johnson, Goldflakepaint).

Since the release of her 2014 self-released debut EP ‘Go’, there has been a major development in her sound. Performing with a full band for the past year has transformed Martha’s songwriting process, and the new material has adopted a punchier edge with echoes of Sharon Van Etten and Engel Olsen. But her core influences remain consistent and tangible: 60s icons like The Beatles, the Shangri-Las and Nancy Sinatra. There’s a hint of Blondie too, particularly in the wry delivery of her lyrics.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Sat 10th Mar 18 at 7.00pm

TAngerinecAT, Kapil Seshasayee, Dumb Muscle

Cute Owl Promotions proudly presents a night of unusual live electronica with experimental undertones and an astonishing interplay of many different musical instruments, featuring high energy politically relevant acts who are winning the praise and acknowledgment of a wide range of audiences.

In association with Through The Eyes Of Ruby


The huge many faceted sound of a virtuously played hurdy-gurdy with effect pedals, fierce yet tender vocals, personal political lyrics, floaty whistles, massive drone bass & field recordings seamlessly combine with industrial-techno beats in an utterly captivating show.

After forming in Ukraine in 2008 where they toured extensively drawing crowds of several hundred, tAngerinecAt went on to tour further afield in Russia and later Wales and England. In 2016 they finally made it to Scotland playing a headline show in Edinburgh which was sold out. As part of their UK tour, tAngerinecAt will return to Edinburgh in March!

‘…this is some of the most powerful music I have heard in a long time, and holds a message too… difficult to believe there were only two musicians on stage.’ – LOUDER THAN WAR

‘Eugene’s a fantastic singer… as abrasive noise went, I liked them a whole lot.’ – ROCKNERD

‘Always a pleasure to have these guys back.. if you haven’t already seen them, you need to!’
– Nicholas Quirk, Entertainment/Venue Manager at Hope and Anchor London, Managing Director at Gestalt Productions, A&R and Showcases manager at X Phonics Music, Former Freelance Journalist at The Skinny Magazine

‘Tangerinecat exploded into my world and I’m a happier man for it! Awesome energy and multidisciplinary.’
– Jason Pollitt?, NEW ART EXCHANGE

Featured on BBC 3 and BBC 6

Kapil Seshasayee

Glaswegian art rocker Kapil Seshasayee is set to cause waves in the experimental music scene with his new single A Sacred Bore, out now on Liverpool based label Loner Noise.

Kapil Seshasayee is a polymath, and a true original talent, both as a songwriter and as a soundsmith, a one man combination of Scott Walker, Mark Hollis, Bjork, and Richard Dawson, creating something wholly unique. Combining Big Black style drum machine beats with thundering baritone guitar, stunning vocals and a penchant for unorthodox instrumentation such as the aquaphone, Kapil manages to be truly experimental yet still accessible.

Having performed across the UK with a raft of great and innovative acts such as Victor Villarreal, Blacklisters, USA Nails, Screaming Females and Carla Bozulich, Kapil has developed a reputation as an engrossing and engaging live performer, producing his stunning arrangements alone with a variety of instruments and tools at his disposal.

“Between Math Rock, Drum-Machine driven Punk, and Experimental Pop” – THE QUIETUS

Dumb Muscle


Dumb Muscle are two “men” who work jobs that are menial and have lives that are ordinary. We restrict our band members to two for reasons that don’t concern you. We hit drums and use analogue synths to produce sounds that keep you entertained and open to suggestion. We are influenced. We are just dumb muscle.

Dumb Muscle work for others who know better than them.
Dumb Muscle are in debt.
Dumb Muscle are over qualified and underpaid.
Dumb Muscle has found that coffee table they always wanted.
Dumb Muscle’s real job is to consume.
Dumb Muscle pours your drinks.
Dumb Muscle cooks your food.
Dumb Muscle knows what you did.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Fri 16th Mar 18 at 7.00pm

Eyre Llew

Eyre Llew are an ambient-rock trio from Nottingham, UK often compared to bands such as Sigur Ros, Bon Iver, Explosions in the Sky and A Winged Victory For The Sullen. Having formed in August 2014, they have since released nine singles and a self-recorded 12 track debut album entitled ‘Atelo’ in locations all over the country. With an expectant growing fanbase they released ‘Atelo’ on Thursday 19th October 2017

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Mon 19th Mar 18 at 7.00pm

Banfi plus guests

Banfi is Joe Banfi, Aaron Graham and Chris McCuaig.

Making spiky, dramatic pop music, Banfi’s first official shot across the bows ‘Where We Part’ was posted on Soundcloud in April 2015, which led to the band signing with Communion Records. 2016 was spent in the studio recording their debut album with producer Richard Wilkinson (Bombay Bicycle Club, Honne, Kaiser Chiefs) and the first release from these sessions, Happy When You Go, is out now!

‘Happy When You Go’ is a delicious earworm of a debut single, with its layers of guitar-inflected pop blending with bittersweet straight-talking lyrics. Banfi’s irresistible hooks and choruses take influence from left-field pop acts including Alt-J and The Knife as well as the minimal mathletics of Foals and the huge stagecraft of The Police. “The energy of The Police that is found in their live performance it’s something we want to try and put across.” said Joe.

Joe first came to the attention of Communion in 2012 off the back of an unsolicited solo demo. He released two EPs in 2013 – championed by Zane Lowe, John Kennedy and Mary Anne Hobbs, these acclaimed EPs were a distinctive hybrid of Joe’s influences from Nick Drake to the Deftones. Emboldened by critical acclaim, Joe went away to write and develop as an artist, and along with bandmates Aaron and Chris, Banfi was born.

Banfi have performed support slots with Bear’s Den, Nathaniel Rateliff and Amber Run, as well as numerous festival appearances including Citadel, Great Escape and Bushstock.
They recently completed a monthly residency at The Old Blue Last and are working on their debut album. Their latest single ‘June’ is out now.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Tue 10th Apr 18 at 7.00pm

Goat Girl plus guests

“Goat Girl are ready to turn indie music on its head
And rip its guts out” – The Guardian

“Goat Girl are the whip – smart, politicized young Londoners
breaking into the big time” – DIY

Goat Girl head up an emerging set of groups from South London who have been inspired by the burgeoning local scene there. A classic sketch by the late great comedian Bill Hicks inspired their band name.

‘Cracker Drool’ & ‘Scream’ will be released by Rought Trade on the 15th December on Limited edition 7”. The track is available on all streaming services now.

The band will head out on a 12-date UK headline tour this spring. Tickets go on sale the 13th December.

Goat Girl are: Clottie Cream, Rosy Bones, Naima Jelly and L.E.D.See more

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Mon 16th Apr 18 at 7.00pm


Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Fri 27th Apr 18 at 7.00pm

Sam Brookes

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Tue 22nd May 18 at 7.00pm


Tickets on sale Friday 15th December.

In rock – as in life – change is unavoidable, often painful, but ultimately necessary, and Alicia Bognanno and her band Bully have dealt with a lot of it since their debut record Feels Like hit in 2015. Now with a new label and another couple years worth of life experience, the 12 new songs on Losing feel like perfect anthems for a generation still learning to harness the power of resistance. With a vocal style that is as pretty as it is powerful, and emotionally resonant lyrics, Alicia channels the loss of innocence and reveals a raw honesty in songs that are distinctly hers.

I love Bully the way I love Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr and the Breeders. Their sound takes me back to the stripped down and thoughtfully engineered songs that haunt me long after they’re gone and never get old. Another good reason to be with Sub Pop, who have always been associated with music that is built to last.

I feel like all my best work has been born of heartbreak and upheaval; maybe most musicians feel that way. “The title of the record –Losing – kind of says it all,” Alicia says. “After being on the road so long and coming back to Nashville we all had a lot of changes going on in our personal lives that we were trying to deal with / adjust to and that was really the motivation for this one.”

“Feel the Same” is about being stuck in the claustrophobia of a manic state of mind. It’s Alicia’s favorite song to scream. “Seeing It,” she says, is about the unique anxiety and vigilance about personal safety that comes with being a woman: “Such a blurring place to be / stuck in your own body.” Lately Alicia has been lending her voice as an advocate for gun control, women’s rights and speaking out in support of animal rights. In some ways my generation were in a bubble in the 90s; I never gave any thought to what Bill Clinton was up to, for instance – but in 2017, Losing sounds like a personal and necessary call to arms to me; we need rock n roll now more than ever.

– By Patty Schemel

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Fri 25th May 18 at 7.00pm

TTWM: Sonars / Wuh Oh / Teek

Showcasing music from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Brighton and Bergamo with Sonars, Wuh Oh and TEEK.

Sonars are a two-piece Electro-Psych outfit from Brighton (UK) and Bergamo (IT). The band was founded by Frederick Paysden and Serena Oldrati, who share guitar, keyboard, synthesizer and bass playing duties whilst also singing, thanks to the use of loop stations and drum machines. Their retro-futuristic sound draws inspiration from Electro-Psych bands such as Air, Gorillaz, Jagwar Ma, Radiohead, MGMT and Tame Impala, with a love for Sixties and Seventies rock.

In May 2017 they supported Splashh (UK/AUS) on the German leg of their tour. In June 2017 they performed at several important European festivals such as MIL (PT), Arezzo Wave Love Festival (IT) and Maifeld Derby (DE) alongside internationally acclaimed acts such as Slowdive(band), King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Thurston Moore, Primal scream, Spoon, Whitney and Parcels.

“Musically sitting somewhere between Tame Impala’s mind-expanding aural excursions and Ladytron’s polemic electro-pop, Sonars’ blend of ambient electro-pop and delicate shoegaze encapsulate the true spirit of Eurosonic in every conceivable way.” – Drowned in Sound

Wuh Oh


Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.