Ethan is a 14 year old solo artist from Livingston, Scotland.
His music features a unique style of melodic rap vocals similar to The Lafontaines, huge guitar riffs much like Oasis and The Stone Roses, massive sounding drums and a whole lot more!
Quiet Houses are a Manchester based indie-folk duo made up of Hannah Elliott (vocals, violin, keyboards) and Jamie Stewart (guitar, vocals). After forming in early 2018, the pair started writing songs rooted in the wistful folk sound-world of Laura Marling and Fleet Foxes and the quirky lyricism of indie songwriters Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile.
Live at Sneaky Pete’s
With Support from
The perpetual Cants
Doors open 7pm
Go To Girl play their first home town headline show at Sneaky Pete’s with support from The Girl Who Cried Wolf and The Gritty Kings. Prepare for indie pop goodness and a hint of festive cheer!
Tickets available now from https://gotogirl.bigcartel.com/
Romantic burnout, spiritual dereliction and existential sleaze served with a wry smile and cheeky sex appeal. Deliriously catchy saxophone melodies, a smattering of congas and some very funky wah-guitar abound.
Scottish alternative R&B artist Kohla announces her debut visual live show at Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s on Friday 20th December, performing with a full live band and backing dancers.
Citing FKA Twigs, Grimes, Tinashe and Kate Bush as influences, Kohla has received critical acclaim from BBC Introducing, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Rapal, and Amazing Radio, along with music blogs worldwide: New York’s Obscure Sound, Austin’s Wonky Sensitive, Germany’s Stereofox, Scotland’s The Skinny, Tenement TV, Alive & Amplified, Love Music; Love Life, Mockit Music and Australia’s Stoney Roads & Acid Stag, among many more.
“STUNNING INDUSTRIAL AND MOODY ELECTRO-NOIR” – BBC INTRODUCING (Nicola Meighan)
‘INTRICATE, ELEGANT AND INESCAPABLY CAPTIVATING’ – THE SKINNY
‘DEEPLY MOVING & SUBTLY HYPNOTIC’ – TENEMENT TV
‘AN ARTIST WHO’S POSED TO RISE’ – New York’s OBSCURE SOUND
*****Please note that there are limited tickets for this performance due to extended staging*****
Choreography by Kohla, Natalie Divine and Natalie Bullions.
Sub Violet headline Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh on the 21st of December 2019.
Really excited for this show! It’s going to be mental! It’s set to be a sell out so get your tickets before they’re gone!
Buy tickets online and collect at the venue on the night of the event.
“In this post-truth world where alternative facts get squeezed out via the distorted prism of social media, the simplicity of a band like JOHN makes for a refreshing tonic.” – Loud and Quiet Magazine.
AF Gang assemble for this one! John toured with IDLES this year, and are certainly one of the few 2-pieces that could match their fierce energy. JOHN is comprised of two blokes named John. From this simple premise comes a band who create a sound as punchy, pared down and to-the-point as their name suggests. Their live shows are utterly ferocious, leaning on tight, repetitive motifs and politically-driven lyrics that have been making crowds go wild.
Their live shows are utterly ferocious, leaning on tight, repetitive motifs and politically-driven lyrics that have been making crowds go mad. No wonder they’ve been sharing stages with the likes of IDLES, Metz and USA Nails.
Scottish Foursome Dootchi have been inspired from the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Royal Blood, and Red Hot Chili Peppers to create fuzzed out sound waves with a hint of elegance, and beauty mixed in, then adding some synth to this mix gives you the Dootchi sound. Playing together since high school, Dootchi always give a high energy performance with intense riffage, wild drum solos, and thrashing heads, while also slowing things down for a more intimate setting at points.
Warm your post-Christmas blues with a triple bill of Scottish pop magic at Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s on Saturday December 28th, 2019. Doors 7pm, Curfew 10pm.
All general admission tickets at £5.98 provide entry to full show.
“I can hear this all over Radio 1” – Vic Galloway, BBC Introducing
“Glorious” – Nicola Meighan, BBC Scotland
Anna Sweeney has had a special 2019. The release of singles “Way Back When” and “Change the Way I Dress”, both championed by BBC Radio Scotland, saw her take her first steps into an exciting new level of momentum. Her sparkling live shows rained hook-laden “proper pop” all year, including at Austin’s SXSW festival and King Tut’s Summer Nights Festival. Anna prides herself on skilful songwriting and attention to detail, and draws influence from pop heavyweights such as HAIM, Taylor Swift and Robyn. Catch her last show of the year at Sneaky Pete’s on Dec 28th!
Neon Seas are an alt-pop band formed in Glasgow, at the beginning of 2018. Founded by members Davey Purdie, Samantha Kelly and Calum Brown. Dancing between different musical themes inspired by genres such as synthpop, shoegaze, electronica and post-punk, the band aims to bring something unique to the table.
MAN OF THE MINCH
“Forward-thinking folk music” – Rolling Stone
“Man of the Minch” is the aquatic alias of Glasgow based queer galactic folk-pop act and multi-instrumentalist Pedro Cameron. Drawing on lyrical themes of life and loves as a member of the LGBT community, the Man of the Minch sound blends sparkling electronic elements with rootsy Americana and traditional Celtic sounds. 2019 has been a bumper year for Man of the Minch, with the release of his double A side singles “Undertow” and “Better Off Alone” garnering extensive radio airplay and acclaim, including being named one the Top Country/Americana Songs to Hear Now by Rolling Stone magazine.
Cherry Red + Support – January 11th
Cherry Red’s first headlining gig at Sneaky Petes being supported by Molly Hall, Aidian Cross, First Offence !
Doors open 7pm
Tickets are £6
Tickets can be bought through a performer(s) or online.
MoJo PRESENTS ~ A DIAMOND DOGS SESSION
THE VANDERBLUES – ACOUSTIC SET
Tickets ~ £6
Head down to Sneaky Pete’s on 21st January for the *FIRST EVER*
DIAMOND DOGS SESSION ~ showcasing the best up-and-coming
talent in the Edinburgh music scene. Fresh off the road from a
recent Scottish tour, catch Hector Shaw in his *FIRST EVER*
Edinburgh headline gig, along with acoustic support sets from The
VanderBlues and Katie Gregson-MacLeod … You won’t want to
miss this. A MoJo / Diamond Dogs Event.
This album cries out to be played loud, it deserves to be, ensuring you give it your full undivided attention.’ Louder Than War
ADVANCE TICKETS: £7.00
AGE POLICY: 14+ (Under 18’s must be with an adult)
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Light & Noise Productions
The Last Hurrah proves lyrical perspective and a new melodic tone ready to rejuvenate Scottish music in 2019 Tenement TV
ADVANCE TICKETS: £7.00
AGE POLICY: 18+
Light & Noise Productions
Regular Music and Synergy Concerts present
Rev Magnetic and American Clay
Plus special guests Burnt Paw
Saturday 25 January
£10 + stbf
On sale now!
We are over the moon to host the most unexpected return of one of the coolest bands we’ve ever loved. PLUS there will be a very special guest performance from a well known Scottish artist to happens to be a massive Giant Drag fan.
The dreamy-but-tough indie rock of L.A.’s Giant Drag is the brainchild of singer/guitarist Annie Hardy, whose knowing lyrics and washes of guitar suggest a mix of My Bloody Valentine, the Breeders, PJ Harvey, and Mazzy Star. She’s so cool we love her!
Kettle of Kites is an indie art rock band. It’s a soaring crescendo and then a simple folk melody. It’s a vast wide open space and then an intimate living room – a geometric maze to find your way through.
Their debut album Loan was formed through humble means – recorded in a dingy, sweaty Italian basement by Scottish frontman/songwriter Tom Stearn and then sent half way across the world to A Pocket Full Of Stones studio in Australia to be mixed. Embarking on the launch of their new sci-fi inspired studio album Arrows, the band’s somewhat dispersed members (Pietro Martinelli, bass – Genoa // Marco Giongrandi, guitar – Brussels // Riccardo Chiaberta, drums – London) combine their unique experience in their respective music scenes to sculpt new worlds, new images, new stories.
Their soon to be released second album Arrows is inspired by the sci-fi world of the author Isaac Asimov – Sumptuous Fleet Foxes- esque sunsets, roaring Grizzly Bear reverbs and cyclic classical guitar lines, with an undercurrent of minimal electronic drums and synth reminiscent of Radiohead.
Not always destined for a life in music, Georgie had a promising career in professional football looming ahead of her, but the sudden discovery of a guitar and her uncle’s record collection whisked her off the pitch and into her bedroom to hone her musical craft. She quickly mastered the art of blagging her way into pubs underage in order to play open mic nights, and it wasn’t long before her rich soulful voice and honest, reflective songwriting had earned her local notoriety – after one pub crowd demanded a fourth set from her in a single evening, she failed the next day’s history GCSE exam due to the exhaustion.
It wasn’t too long before her relentless graft paid off when her music caught the attention of local hero Jake Bugg, who took her with him on an intimate UK support tour. Since then she has fulfilled support duties for stars ranging from Blossoms to Jack Savoretti, and was flown out to Virginia, USA to record her debut single ‘Company Of Thieves’ with the legendary Matthew E White and his Spacebomb house band. Blending her British Grit with such an accomplished American Soul band resulted in a truly spellbinding single that earned Georgie spots on a whole host of watch lists.
Glasgow 3-piece Cloth are a proper Sneaks favourite of the last year and we’re so excited to host them for Independent Venue Week alongside pals Last Night From Glasgow.
Cloth make angular alt-rock, cut through with deep electronic grooves. They’ve been picked up by BBC Radio 6 and Radio 1, playing on the BBC Introducing stage at Latitude this year, as well as selling out the CCA for their debut album launch. The album itself is an absolute belter!
Tickets on sale now.
Awkward Family Portraits are back rocking the Cowgate this January. Come and get loose!
Carla J. Easton makes pop music. Dreamy, lush and inescapable. Songs you’ll hear one day and still be humming a week later. Songs to dance to. Songs to drive to. Songs that make you wanna sing along.
First with Myspace-kids Futuristic Retro Champions, then with SAY longlisted TeenCanteen, then under the alias ETTE, before her first solo album Impossible Stuff, her tunes have seen her championed by Marc Riley, play festivals across the UK, and earn a growing number of dedicated fans.
With her sharp-dressed, white-hot band, her Dreamers on the Run, 2018 saw her release the SAY shortlisted Impossible Stuff. Working with Arcade Fire and British Sea Power producer Howard Bilerman, it’s a record that mixes analog synths, sparkling brass and Spector-esque strings with Easton’s finely tuned ear for a hook. ‘Lights in the Dark’ was Record of the Day. ‘Dreamer on the Run’ was Guardian Track of the Week. ‘Wanting What I Can’t Have’ was BBC Scotland Single of the Week. It’s a record that cuts through like the sun bursting through a storm.
A third album is in the works, with help from PRS Foundation’s Women Make Music Fund. It can’t come soon enough.
Flexible punk wordage & rickety lo-fi guitar vocabulary, coupled with cinematic organ fills is exactly what Cheap Teeth dispense. Their image projects that of the early 70s punk and post-punk scene of New York yet is alloyed with some Western garage rock influences of the 90s and late 00s. Erratic soundscapes are accessories to the focused songwriting and poised lyrical verse which encapsulate patrons at a stroke.
The band’s first release of ‘Fly on the Wall/The Vicar’s Fingers’ received critical acclaim from the likes of NME labelling them “deliciously grim”. This was certainly a direct result of having recorded the tracks at Glasgow’s Green Door Studio with ‘Sweaty Palm’ Ronan Fay twitching the faders.
Following on from their debut release, Cheap Teeth returned to Green Door’s velveteen walls, purloining the 70s once more, and releasing ‘Ageless (Half The Devil)’. The strain gallops and drives you through 3 and half minute location that yearns to be frequently revisited.
The band’s live spectre is what might be most enthralling. Replicating their racket, a Cheap Teeth performance consists of every good vintage gig proverb. Their live energy & intoxicating demeanour has led to them supporting the likes of Hinds & Sports Team which speaks volumes for the vigour being showcased. Beginning to now navigate the UK, the band are at the start of a compelling period whereby all as described and more are to be personally delivered to growing assemblages who won’t neglect in increasing.
Eastbourne is most commonly known as a retirement hub; an eden for the elderly, where life goes to notch down a gear. But just one listen to East-born and bred ROAM and it’s clear that not everyone in the southern town got the memo.
Though barely out of their college years, the quintet have made heady progress since their formation in September 2012, notching up a self released mini album, ‘No Common Ground’ (November 2012), and getting stuck into the national gigging circuit with commitment and rambunctious enthusiasm.
Their breakneck pace shows no sign of arresting either, with a sophomore release, 5 track mini-album ‘Head Down’ slated for release less than a year after its predecessor.
Positively bursting with infectious guitar licks and the kind of vocal hooks you may as well resign yourself to humming at regular intervals for the foreseeable future, ‘Head Down’ is a further leap for ROAM in their seemingly unstoppable forward march.
“Since we put out ‘…Common Ground’ we’ve been continually writing, trying out new songs live and changing parts until we felt the new songs were what we wanted,” says guitarist/vocalist Alex Adam; “Head Down is a collection of the best of those songs. We put a lot into them, and we think it shows.”
Completed by lead vocalist Costello, guitarist Sam Veness, bassist Matt Roskilly and drummer Charlie Pearson, ROAM have teamed up with Leeds based DIY label Pinky Swear Records (Neck Deep, Your Demise, Nai Harvest) for the physical release of ‘Head Down’.
“There’s a lot of people willing to sit back and let everything happen for them (or not as the case may be), and then they complain about the situation they’re in,” says Alex; “A lot of this EP is inspired by that bad mindset; it’s all about getting your head down and trying to do stuff yourself.”
The brazen and effortlessly cool duo Nova Twins are comprised of the bassist Georgia South and vocalist Amy Love.
Taking inspiration from all sonic corners via bands like N.E.R.D., Jack White, Missy Elliot, Princess Nokia and Rihanna, the best friends have captured fans of all demographics with their high-octane approach.
Scruff of the Neck presents
Family friendly post-gutter-skunk-funk band based in Edinburgh.
ADVANCE TICKETS: £7.00
AGE POLICY: 16+
Light & Noise Productions
“…catnip for fans of Protomartyr or The Fall…” The Ransom Note
The current wave of UK punk continues apace. Italia 90 have caught our eye a few times over the past couple of years, so we’re very pleased to finally be able to bring them to the club.
“…Very much rate this, and certainly don’t think that Wire, Alternative TV, Sauna Youth and Institute’s Catharsis LP are excessively flattering reference points…” The Quietus
“…The sound this four piece create, recalls those early Wire recordings, Joy Division cassettes and Gang of Four bootlegs at least one mate would own having sneaked a cassette recorder into the venue to record and listen to a few weeks later….” Louder Than War
Centred around Asha and O’Bryen, two 20 and 21-year-old childhood best friends, Sorry were signed by Domino after developing a reputation as the most thrilling new band on London’s underground circuit. Sorry’s lineup is completed by Lincoln Barrett on drums and bassist Campbell Baum.
Good Grief Presents:
With the release of Juillet, Parisian quintet En Attendant Ana make good on the promise of their album Lost & Found (2018, Trouble In Mind), diligently crafting a set of ten songs that shimmer, glide and sway with a sophistication only hinted at by their debut.
Recorded by Vincent Hivert and Alexis Fugain over the course of one week at Studio Claudio, an isolated studio in rural France, Juillet is the sound of a band reshaping itself, adapting to numerous transitions both within the band (‘Juillet’ is the first recording with current guitarist Maxence Tomasso) and in life. Primary lyricist & front person Margaux Bouchaudon says “I tend to consider it as a journey towards acceptation of losses (would they be friends, lovers or dreams through death, departure or disillusion…) but also towards self respect and independence.” Indeed many of the songs on Juillet feel hopeful, despite their melancholic tone, lacing a lilting melody or triumphant trumpet swell (courtesy of multi-instrumentalist Camille Fréchou) or charging guitar riffs from Tomasso or Bouchaudon. Famed French engineer Dominique Blanc-Francard mastered the whole affair with a deft hand, coaxing the subtleties of the mix without sacrificing its sonic wallop.
RIYL – Stereolab, Shopping, Electrelane, La Luz, Look Blue Go Purple, Pastels, Talulah Gosh, Comet Gain
Irma Vep (solo)
The unvarnished neo-psychedelia of Welsh guitarist/songwriter Edwin Stevens. Rare solo performance.
Jangly post-punk from Edinburgh. Somewhere between Captain Beefheart and Omni. New EP on Permanent Slump
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Dreamy, scintillating and melodic shoegaze from Hundredth, whose album ‘RARE’ made it onto Sterogum’s best of 2017.
Tickets on sale Friday!
Dry Cleaning are a 4-piece from South London channeling post-punk and new wave pop with a side order of low slung Americana. Their upcoming 6-track EP ‘Sweet Princess’ is a kaleidoscope of images pieced together, where the everyday collides with the profound.
“Anyone concerned with the absence of theatrics in rock’n’roll should pop their head into a HMLTD show” – The Guardian
Following their recent return with the explosive recent single
‘LOADED’, London based five piece HMLTD today announce news of the upcoming release of their long-awaited debut album, West of Eden, due for release on 7th February 2020 via UK independent label Lucky Number.
The expansive, labyrinthine debut has been several years in the making; a daring collection of songs created to incite conversation about proposed new visions of masculinity, the decadence of western capitalism and the violence of insecurity and repression. Across its 15 tracks, the band’s artistic vision is realised in full technicolour, with all shades of their sonic palette used to create an album that is equal parts lush and abrasive.
Malojian is the solo project for weird pop troubadour Steven Scullion. He’s worked with some of indie music’s brightest and best – including legendary producer Steve Albini.
2020 sees the release of his 5th album – a collaboration with Grandaddy’s Jason Lyttle, which developed from his tour support on Jason’s solo piano tour in 2019 (including a sold out show at St Augustine’s Church in Edinburgh).
Steven’s wry, perceptive lyrics, sense of humour and love for an off-kilter melody has garnered praise from 6 Music, Mojo and Q magazine.
“evokes such rich emotions” 8/10 MOJO Magazine
“I absolutely love his music… just beautiful” Cerys Matthews, BBC 6 Music
“achingly beautiful” Q Magazine
Being the daughter of Irish folk legend David McWilliams (Days of Pearly Spencer) may be big shoes to fill, but Mandy Bingham’s own songwriting lives up to the family name. She’s carved out a sound and voice of her own, yet still retain the folk tradition.
Opening the night we have Burnt Paw to cast his psych-folk spell over proceedings.
Reflekter shine bright like the molten sounds of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Black Keys, Oasis, Echo and the Bunnymen and Kasabian distilled; a fiery melting pot of energy, melody and psychedelia and undoubtedly one of Nottingham’s hottest new prospects right now. With a sound that swaggers, woozes and transfixes the listener, latest single ‘Alright’ pays tribute to the band’s heroes without ever slipping into the realms of nostalgia.
Reflekter formed in Nottingham in May 2018. Four lads in a bar, watching Fontaines DC at dot to dot festival in Nottingham. The lead singer and songwriter James had been on the circuit for 3 years, with a previous band called Same Streets, loved by BBC introducing decided that it was time to get the music recorded and put the band together from the ashes of same streets, and recruit the best musicians to bring it all to life. The local recording studio heard the demos who sent them to Jason Hart who manages Jake Bugg amongst others, who hired a crack studio team to produce and mix a complete album, recorded and mixed in two months.
With their first single ‘Caught in a Storm’ organically clocking up over 20,000 streams in a week, it wasn’t long before BBC Introducing’s Dean Jackson was hot on their heels, placing them high on the coveted “ones to watch list 2019”. Now with a second track unleashed for public devouring, ‘Alright’ truly captures the essence of their fist pumping, riff-shredding rock’n’roll.
Based in Edinburgh, swim school are a 4 piece, indie-pop band made up of Alice Johnson (Vocals/Guitar), Lewis Bunting (Guitar), Nairn Milne (Drums) and Matt Mitchell (Bass).
Announced in 2019, but having originally formed at the end of 2018, swim school already host an eclectic collection of songs featuring the inspired tones of The Cure, PALE WAVES and Wolf Alice.
swim school dived into Scotland’s burgeoning indie scene with their debut single ‘sway’ which was released on the 22nd February. The release of ‘sway’ turned heads, attracting the attention of TENEMENT TV, The Modern Record, The Sun newspaper and radio DJ, Jim Gellatly.
It’s been an exciting start for the foursome as they have already played some of Scotland’s biggest music festivals such as TRNSMT Festival, Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, XpoNorth and King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut Summer Nights to name a few. Alongside a trio of sold out shows with Indigo Velvet, Dancing On Tables and Scottish pop-rock giants The XCERTS.
“Edinburgh has another great indie guitar band in the making – so much potential” – Up and Coming Edinburgh
The Edinburgh indie-pop rockers’ released their second highly anticipated single ‘take you there’ on the 21st of June which has since been accredited by both Vic Galloway on BBC Radio Scotland and The Afternoon Show with Janice Forsyth & Grant Stott with multiple plays on BBC Radio Scotland.
It’s exciting times for swim school as they join forces with The Xcerts for a second time on their 10th anniversary tour of ‘In the Cold Wind We Smile’ across the UK in November/ December.
swim school continue to write and record music in their studio as they prepare for the headline show at Sneaky Pete’s in February
TEMPERS are a NYC-based duo comprised of Jasmine Golestaneh and Eddie Cooper. The duo’s dark, ice-cold electronica blends a sinister slow static disco with danceable beats, a hinting of pop sensibility imprisoned in an almost gothic, industrial soundscape.
Their previous singles, ‘Eyes Wide Wider’ b/w ‘Hell Hotline’ produced by Damian Taylor (Bjork), ‘Strange Harvest’ and ‘Killing for Company’ (Swans cover) received coverage across the US and UK blogs including Pitchfork, The Fader, Noisey, V Magazine and Interview. Their debut album “Services” was released in October 2015, and their EP “Fundamental Fantasy” was released via The Vinyl Factory Feb 2017.
In November 2018 Tempers released JUNKSPACE, feat. Rem Koolhaas on BMG. A unique concept album based on the ground-breaking essay by visionary architect REM KOOLHAAS about the architecture of consumerism. On the following EU/UK tour they sold out shows in London, Berlin and Warsaw.
The Tesla Coils are going to be Hanging Around Sneaky Pete’s. AND PLAYING MUSIC TOO!
Our comrades The Victor Pope Band and Dr Salad will also be Performing their Usual Pleasantries at this event too.
Entry: £5 on the door
£4 via Eventbrite link-
Glasgow’s Spinning Coin are a ramshackle quartet who make a singular indie pop sound. Since playing for us in 2016, they released belter album ‘Permo’ from Domino-affiliated label Geographic Music, run by The Pastels, and have supported Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks, Real Estate and Alvvays.
We can’t wait to have em back! Tickets on sale now.
NIMMO are two best friends from London, a queer pop duo, event curators and a fully independent female partnership. They work with a DIY ethos that is rooted in the foundations of community and the power of collaboration.
NIMMO have independently become an integral asset in the platforming of queer female talent, presenting to a wider audience. Combining punk roots with strong influence from the mid-90’s euphoria of their childhoods, NIMMO’s music reflects a nocturnal escapism.
At the end of 2018, NIMMO released their first EP featuring a collaboration with Maya Jane Coles and a remix from Shura. This in turn lead to the release of their debut album “The Power” in June 2019. NIMMO exhibited their new stripped back, high energy and extremely intimate live set at a sold out headline show in London.
This new set up will be taken on tour globally, including a stop off at Sneaks!
Litany is the alias of 25 year-old songstress Beth Cornell from Harrogate, England.
Described by The FADER as making “Icy pop that will make you dance and cry” Litany has created a unique brand of effortlessly cool alternative pop.
Formerly working with producer Jake Nicolaides, the duo created a sonic catalogue with a real ode to adolescence and had a stream of successful cult hits including Bedroom, taken from their debut EP, 4 Track. This saw Litany rocket to popularity with it’s whimsical synth melodies and candid lyrics being heralded by the likes of BBC Radio 1, Sirius XM and Beats1.
Now in Litany’s 2.0 solo venture, Cornell is back with a string of ear-worms, My Dude, Go Out and Love Letter; feel-good anthems for when you feel sad, narrating the clash of feelings that arise when meandering through young love. Complete with nostalgic references from Magic 8 Balls to MSN Messenger and 90’s-esque soundscapes, it’s trademark Litany with added punch.
Glasgow alt-rock band, Nieves, released their debut album ‘Exist & Expire’ in 2018 to much critical acclaim. That album saw the band play to sold out crowds across Scotland. With hints of new material in the pipeline, this tour is set to be a rare chance to catch one of Scotland’s finest bands in action.
For fans of Homeshake, D’Angelo, Shuggie Otis, Conan Mockasin.
Cool kids outta Brighton making woozy pop of the cool and danceable variety. We saw them at The Great Escape festival this year and were very impressed – one to see live!
Born in Salford and raised on romance, The Lottery Winners blend momentous guitar pop melodies with a humorous and wistful lyricism.
The band has built an extensive and loyal fanbase through consistent touring, earning a reputation for hugely entertaining, blisteringly loud live shows.
Recent support slots include Catfish And The Bottlemen, Blossoms, We Are Scientists, Madness, The View, Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott, The Futureheads, James Veck-Gilodi, Jamie Cullum, The Charlatans, Sleeper, The Wonderstuff, The Wedding Present and The Enemy.
The Lottery Winners have completed work on their debut album – recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales with producer Tristan Ivemy (Frank Turner, The Holloways) and mastered at Abbey Road by the legendary Frank Arkwright (Coldplay, The Smiths, Arcade Fire) and will release the first singles later this year.
Juniore are a French indie pop quartet from Paris led by singer/songwriter Anna Jean.
Before forming Juniore in 2013, Anna Jean collaborated with Samy Osta in an indie folk duo called Domingo, who released one LP in 2008. In the following years, her mysterious, sultry vocals would lead her to collaborations within the Parisian electro scene, appearing as a guest vocalist for artists like Jackson & His Computerband and Bot’Ox.
Working again with Osta, she formed Juniore originally as a duo, later expanding into a quartet. Mixing modern indie pop sensibilities with elements of retro French pop, dark, twangy surf guitar, and a vocal style that falls somewhere between Cat Power and Françoise Hardy, Juniore released their debut 7″ single, “Christine” b/w “Dans le Noir,” in late 2013 on the Parisian Enterprise label.
STAG & DAGGER EDINBURGH 2020
Saturday 2nd May
Various venues in Edinburgh
Sneaky Pete’s is proud to present Edinburgh’s newest multi-venue festival and new music showcase debuting on Saturday 2nd May 2020. First wave announcements coming soon!
Limited early bird tickets ON SALE NOW!
Stag & Dagger Glasgow previous guests include Lizzo, Ed Sheeran & Mac DeMarco to Frightened Rabbit, The Twilight Sad, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Courtney Barnett, DMA’s, Jungle, Glass Animals and many more.
One thing you won’t be able to avoid on Bambara’s Stray is death. It’s everywhere and inescapable, abstract and personified – perhaps the key to the whole record. Death, however, won’t be the first thing that strikes you about the group’s fourth – and greatest – album to date. That instead will be its pulverising soundscape; by turns, vast, atmospheric, cool, broiling and at times – on stand out tracks like “Sing Me To The Street” and “Serafina” – simply overwhelming
Bambara – twin brothers Reid and Blaze Bateh, singer/guitarist and drummer respectively, and bassist William Brookshire – have been evolving their midnight-black noise into something more subtle and expansive ever since the release of their 2013 debut Dreamviolence. That process greatly accelerated on 2018’s Shadow On Everything, their first on New York’s Wharf Cat Records and a huge stride forward for the band both lyrically and sonically.
The album was rapturously received by the press, listeners and their peers. NPR called it a “mesmerising…western, gothic opus,” Bandcamp called the “horror-house rampage” “one of the year’s most gripping listens,” and Alexis Marshall of Daughters named it his “favorite record of 2018.” Shadow also garnered much acclaim on the other side of the Atlantic. Influential British 6Music DJ Steve Lamacq, dubbed them the best band of 2019’s SXSW, and Joe Talbot of the UK band IDLES said, “The best thing I heard last year was easily Bambara and their album Shadow On Everything.” The question was, though, how to follow it?
To start, the band did what they always do: they locked themselves in their windowless Brooklyn basement to write. Decisions were made early on to try and experiment with new instrumentation and song structures, even if the resulting compositions would force the band to adapt their storied live set, known for its tenacity and technical prowess. Throughout the songwriting process, the band pulled from their deep well of creative references, drawing on the likes of Leonard Cohen, Ennio Morricone, Sade, classic French noir L’Ascenseur Pour L’Echafraud, as well as Southern Gothic stalwarts Flannery O’Connor and Harry Crews.
Once the building blocks were set in place, they met with producer Drew Vandenberg, who mixed Shadow On Everything, in Athens, GA to record the foundation of Stray. After recruiting friends Adam Markiewicz (The Dreebs) on violin, Sean Smith (Klavenauts) on trumpet and a crucial blend of backing vocals by Drew Citron (Public Practice) and Anina Ivry-Block (Palberta), Bambara convened in a remote cabin in rural Georgia, where Reid laid down his vocals.
The finished product represents both the band’s most experimental and accessible work to date. The addition of Citron and Ivory-Block’s vocals create a hauntingly beautiful contrast to Bateh’s commanding baritone on tracks like “Sing Me to the Street”, “Death Croons” and “Stay Cruel,” while the Dick Dale inspired guitar riffs on “Serafina” and “Heat Lightning” and the call-and-response choruses throughout the album showcase Bambara’s ability to write songs that immediately demand repeat listens.
While the music itself is evocative and propulsive, a fever dream all of its own, the lyrical content pushes the record even further into its own darkly thrilling realm. If the songs on Shadow On Everything were like chapters in a novel, then this time they’re short stories. Short stories connected by death and its effect on the characters in contact with it. “Death is what you make it” runs a lyric in “Sweat,” a line which may very well be the thread that ties these stories together.
But it would be wrong to characterize Stray as simply the sound of the graveyard. Light frequently streams through and, whether refracted through the love and longing found on songs like “Made for Me” or the fantastical nihilism on display in tracks like the anthemic “Serafina,” reveals this album to be the monumental step forward that it is. Here Bambara sound like they’ve locked into what they were always destined to achieve, and the effect is nothing short of electrifying.
Ever since we hosted this New York four-piece in Independent Venue Week with Heavy Rapids, we knew we had to have them back!
Public Practice harness the coolest funkiest bits of CBGB proto-punk with an astonishing textural awareness and sass. We are THRILLED to have them back in the club.
Rosalie Cunningham (mastermind behind psychedelic prog band Purson) released her debut solo album in July 2019 to overwhelming admiration from fans and critical acclaim. She is now embarking on a Spring Tour with select dates in the UK, before heading over to Europe and the US later in the year.