Monday 30th May
Firecracker Recordings presents Heal Yourself & Move #3 w/ Panoram LIVE
Saturday 4th June
Sunday 5th June
Wednesday 8th June
KINDNESS DJ SET, TEESH NO.35
SATURDAY JUNE 11TH
KINO KIMINO, Commie Cars, Nice Church
Kino Kimino is the musical lovechild of a project from Kim Talon, featuring Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley and Lee Ranaldo. The debut album Bait Is For Sissies was recorded at Sonic Youth’s Echo Canyon West studio, and is out June 3rd via My Favourite Chords.
Check the new single below, premiered on Fader magazine. “Caste Out is kind of a love letter to my home city, Winnipeg,” Talon told The FADER in an email. “The song was initially inspired by the caste system in India and our (invisible/unnamed) Western equivalent to that. ‘Caste Out’ confesses the experience of being an outsider and speaks to the joy of finding others who swim against the current.”
Pls note Steve and Lee won’t be touring for these shows, but Kino Kimino will be a full band.
Nu Fire: JullianY performs ‘The Set Up Mixtape’ live
Little Love and the Friendly Vibes, Universal Thee, PAL
NOAHNOAH is a new band from Edinburgh, Scotland comprising of an amalgam of established musicians. NOAHNOAH presents a unique look at indie/electro/pop/rock and keep you engaged with close harmony and tight, driving synth. The band have been working tirelessly to bring this exciting new sound to the masses.
In March 2016, NOAHNOAH debuted their track ‘Lips’ to much positive feedback. The band travelled the UK promoting their sound in support of the lovely Kirsten Adamson on a two week tour.
Taking influence from major and local bands – such as Chrvches, Fatherson, Prides, Biffy Clyro and The Killers – NOAHNOAH are currently in the studio recording their latest EP. Facebook
TEEK combine piercing melodies and chunky hooks for an intoxicating live sound oscillating between alt rock, hip hop and pop.
Firecracker Recordings ‘Heal Yourself and Move’ with Panoram (live)
Panoram‘s inspirations are manifold – classic ambient, jazz, IDM, library music, Vangelis, instrumental hip-hop, early avant-garde synthesizer music, Eric Satie and Boards of Canada, for starters – but the music he makes rarely sounds like the work of anyone else. Firecracker released the Rome-native’s debut LP in 2014 and claimed the The Vinyl Factory award of ‘Album Of The Year’. He is rarely seen to perform in public so this is a rare treat; a ‘bonne bouche’ for the ear and mind indeed.
Panoram on stage at 12.30.
House Of Crud.
PFTP presents CLOUDS & GENERAL LUDD
Party for the People presents….
For our first party in Scotland we’re taking over Sneaky Pete’s with support from Clouds, General Ludd and Lezure!
As always, all profits from the event will be donated to charity.
In partnership with the artists we will be supporting The Joshua Nolan Foundation and Streetwork.
Full details HERE
LOST IN VANCOUVER EP Launch, Return To The Sun, Shambolics, plus special guests Jamie & Shoony
Fortune Promotions is proud to annouce that we will be hosting Lost In Vancouver Ep Launch in June at Sneaky Pete’s. This is one powerful and explosive band who have a great future ahead of them. “What you have seen so far is mearly scratching the surfice of what they have to offer”
From the moment the doors open the night will be kicked into overdrive and we will also be inviting our good friends and speical hosts Jamie & Shoony to come down and get the party going.
Lost In Vancouver are a 4 piece Rock band from Kirkcaldy Fife. Influenced from artists such as Jeff Buckley to Arctic Monkeys. Lost In Vancouver combine a sound of Rock, Britpop and Alternative Rock into their mix. Band includes members
Jim Gellatly –
“From the tracks I’ve heard, Lost In Vancouver have stacks of potential. With comparisons being made to Kings Of Leon and early Arctic Monkeys, it won’t be long until they break out of their local
Support From Return To The Sun & Shambolics
“Inspired debut by a young New Zealand singer-songwriter you’ll feel you’ve known forever.” **** MOJO
“Nadia Reid’s impeccable debut will maybe set a wider orbit in motion” **** Uncut
“A soothing, folky Americana album that recalls the work of Laura Marling, Gillian Welch, Hope Sandoval, and Sharon Van Etten” 7.2/10 – Pitchfork
“The self assurance of Reid’s voice, artfully undermined by the lyrics, announces an artist wise beyond her years.”Sunday Times (UK)
“For a new artists, her confident grace is all the more remarkable” Pitchfork
“Album Of The Day” BBC 6 Music
**** Sydney Morning Herald
“When I hear a young artist making an album as soulful and rich and self-possessed as ‘Listen To Formation, Look For The Signs’, I feel so thrilled not only for the existence of that record but for all the music they will make over all the years to come”. The Guardian (UK)
“Nadia Reid paints a picture wise beyond her years” Line of Best Fit
“Just listen and lose yourself in it, for it is often glorious.” – themusic.co.au
“Reid’s voice cuts a determined path across the dark and at times stormy sea below.” – The Listener (NZ)
“…Gorgeous and engrossing. A wonderful stand-alone gem.” – Simon Sweetman (NZ)
“Love is knowing what’s best for yourself. We grasp at straws trying understand what that is, but even in that knowledge, we betray our best intentions to get stupid about another person. On “Call the Days,” New Zealand folk artist Nadia Reid sings, “I was happy on my own / I would call the days as they were known” with a knowing yip, against a droning backdrop of closely mic’d acoustic guitars and longing cello. It’s a heartbroken song, but made self-assured by Reid’s warm, marbled alto. Phoebe Mackenzie and Emily Berryman direct this beautifully shot video for “Call the Days,” as the characters Nadia and Ross travel through New Zealand roads, forests and countrysides. Its muted palette is in keeping with the song’s calm, yet gray skies; they betray the days ahead.” – Lars Gotrich, NPR
A richness of voice; a depth of emotion; wisdom beyond her years; with brand new record Listen To Formation, Look For the Signs, out now on Spunk! Records, Nadia Reid has claimed her place as one of New Zealand’s most evocative and profound young songwriters. With youth spent in the company of folk clubs and the indie scene of Dunedin and Christchurch, Reid connected with the pre-and-post-quake Christchurch music milieu and quickly garnered a reputation among her peers for her penetrating songs belying her young age. In Listen to Formation… Reid presents a maturity that reflects on love and life’s blazes with a measure of intricacy and courage within the melancholy.
BIG DEAL, Fazerdaze, Joshua Gray
BIG DEAL have had continued support from BBC 6 Music and opened for Depeche Mode on their last tour. They make perfect grunge soaked pop and are a real joy live, with Kacey Underwood and Alice Costelloe sharing lead vocals.
“Their songs portray the gamut of romantic and sexual longing with the honesty you would expect from someone who recently experienced them, but with poise, melodic nous and a musical maturity that doesn’t forsake youthful vitality.” – Drowned In Sound
DAVE ARCARI, Lee Patterson
Alt.blues troubadour Dave Arcari’s sounds owe as much to rash country, punk and rockabilly as they do pre-war Delta blues. Expect gravel-laden vocals accompanied by bottleneck National steel guitar, banjo and stomp box and find out why this hell-raiser has become a favourite on the live circuit across the USA, UK and Europe.
Support comes from award-winning Edinburgh singer/songwriter Lee Patterson.
Bigfoot’s Tea Party
Bigfoot’s means big techno from up North. This year they are adding this foothold out East to their residencies at Sub Club and Farbfernseher Berlin. Residents Chris, Wrick, George & James share the decks all night.
After kicking off our residency at Sneaky Pete’s last month, we can’t wait for a return to the capital – what a club! £5 on the door, no advance tickets.
The story of Sneaky Pete continues…
– Bigfoot’s Tea Party –
Chris, Wrick, George, James
-> Fri 10 June
-> Sneaky Pete’s
£5 on the door / 23-03hr
Future dates: Friday 12 August
Kindness at TEESH No.35
By turn mellow and electrifying, Kindness channels funk’s rawness and the warmth of house music into what at first glance appears to be pop or R&B, but is actually much more fluid, done with a sweet sense of humour that manages to be knowing and naive at the same time.
Through his collaborations with Philippe Zdar of Cassius, Trouble Funk, Dev Hynes/Blood Orange, Kelela, M.anifest, Robyn, Jimmy Douglass & Solange he has established himself as one of the most exciting talents in popular music production.
Early Bird Tickets HERE
Night Music: Palmbomen II (Live Hardware Set), Lockah, EARfATHER
As part of our Night Music series we welcome one of our absolute favourite acts of the past year, Palmbomen II
His debut album, released on Beats In Space, is a haze of transcendental slow-mp flying saucer house, “like a flashback scene from an old TV sitcom. Recorded directly from hardware to tape, it has a close and sticky humidity created by warped melodies and clouds of tape hiss” (Resident Advisor).
His subsequent release on 1080p has left us in no doubt about his genius and also his ability to shake dancefloors with the heft of his groove.
This is a completely live show using a couple of suitcases full of analogue gear from the 80s through the early 00s.
If you’re only going to discover one new electronic act this year, make it Palmbomen II.
Midnight curfew and free entry to Coalition after.
TREMBLING BELLS, Big Hogg, The Eastern Swell
Orchids: Poisonous Relationship, Liam René
Orchids returns to Sneaky Pete’s with another episode of inclusive, sensual dance music in Scotland’s best club.
This month we are joined by special guests:
Poisonous Relationship – Glasgow based artist/singer/producer Jamie Crewe brings beautifully anguished r’n’b to Orchids as Poisonous Relationship. Adding an emotional edge to upfront house music, their releases include ‘Garden Of Problems’ (Ecstasy, 2013) and the forthcoming LP ‘A Faggot In A Tempest’. Beyond their own records they have produced for Cakes Da Killa and Big Momma, remixed Holly Johnson and The 2 Bears, and been remixed by The Black Madonna and MikeQ. Not to be missed.
“One of Britain’s most fascinating pop performers” – Fantastic Man
“As I gather drinks, there’s some sort of commotion. Her name is Poisonous Relationship: bile-driven, strutting, croptop over hirsute belly. Revving her Rrrrs like a grime MC, she cuts wild circles in the parquet with her heels.” – ARTROCKER.TV
Liam René – AZTEC head-honcho Liam René has made his mark in Edinburgh over the last couple years playing for some of Edinburgh’s biggest nights. Liam René has supported the likes of Snakehips, Denis Sulta and Theo Kottis. He’s a bright spark but his music definitely sounds better in the dark.
Venue: Sneaky Pete’s
MOONLIGHT ZOO, Benedictus
This Feeling proudly presents “The UKs Most Rock’n’Roll Night Out” featuring Moonlight Zoo – the ferocious Dunfermline four piece who combine three part harmonies & primal funk rock into a wild fusion of feral grooves & untamed rhythms. Just having released their debut single Breaking Or Broken (“..the best debut single we’ve heard since Blossoms burst onto the scene.” – Gigslutz) the band will be treating the show as their live launch.
Also on the bill, Dundonians Benedictus will provide a heavier edge to the evening, as they perform “…hard hitting rock and roll music with lyrics of the harsh reality of growing up in a working class Scotland”.
Wasabi Disco presents Violet (Lisbon)
We are happy to be hosting the Scottish debut of Violet from Lisbon. Last year her cover version of Underground Resistance’s classic “Transition”, with an all-girl squad of vocal collaborations, caught the attention of the Underground Resistance crew themselves as well as Ben Sims, Pitchfork, Fact Magazine and NPR. Later in 2015, Versace used it for their SS16 collection and commissioned her to do a new piece for the Haute Couture collection of the same season (see below!).Those pieces were acclaimed by press outlets like Vogue, Dazed, The New York Times and personalities like Alexander Wang and Donatella Versace herself who deemed Violet her new music diva on The Sunday Times. In 2016 she once again recruited some of the freshest talent around to join her in an all-girl squad and cover Mike Dunn’s Chicago house classic ‘So Let It Be House’ to celebrate International Women’s Day – with all proceeds from downloads being donated to Equality Now, an NGO that works for gender equality around the globe.
Violet’s DJ sets and hybrid live acts create journeys that embrace classic house as well as abrasive techno, mutant jack beats and her own melodic, percussive productions.
Violet was co-founder of Rádio Quântica and half of all-girl rap crew A.M.O.R. Since debuting via Wicked Bass Records, Violet’s music managed to grab the attention of key figures of the scene. Part of Portuguese rave crew One Eyed Jacks’ DNA, where Violet has released two EPs, she’s in the Berlin-bred label Snuff Trax roster and was also invited by Matias Aguayo to participate in a cover versions project for his acclaimed “The Visitor” album, released on Cómeme.
Mr Sneaky Pete himself Nick Stewart will be taking hold of the warm up!
BROWNBEAR plus support
Back with new single ‘Stop The World’ and a limited edition E.P that is only available to purchase at live shows, Brownbear are a brilliant indie/alternative act, fronted by songwriter Matt Hickman. The band released their debut single ‘Dead or Alive’ in May 2014 which subsequently gained them national radio exposure and high profile gigs which included supporting The Libertines at their comeback show at the iconic Barrowland Balllroom in Glasgow.
Brownbear then went on to join The Libertines again at their BST Summertime show at Hyde Park before playing at a number of festivals including T in The Park & Belladrum. An acoustic version of ‘Dead or Alive’ recorded in the BBC Treehouse became the most viewed clip online for T in the Park 2014 ahead of the likes of Arctic Monkeys & Biffy Clyro.
The bands first headline show in London sold out and received a positive 7/10 review from the NME. They then once again joined The Libertines as a support for their European tour before heading in to the studio to start work on their debut album.
Earlier this year brownbear supported The View on the Scottish dates of their UK tour before returning to the studio to finish working on their debut album, produced by ex ‘Superstar’ Joe McAlinden.
With the recording now complete, the band are gearing up to get back out playing live ahead of the album release in 2016!!
THE PACIFIC BLUES, Kapauldies Garage, The Hazy Shades, The Jacarandas | WTNP
THE DELTA SAINTS
CHRISTOBAL AND THE SEA, Should’ve Been An Astronaut, Caro Bridges & the River
The ongoing dispute over explorer Cristobal Columbus’ nationality shows some country disputes will stay unresolved, but others are born to harmonise, in the case of Cristobal And The Sea. The London-based union of Alejandro ‘Ale’ Romero (bass, vocals, Spain), João Seixas (guitar, vocals, Portgual), Leïla Seguin(flute, vocals, Corsica/France) and Joshua Oldershaw (drums, UK) harnesses an altogether fluid, rhythmic and exquisitely melodic energy as colourful and evocative as their band name, forged from different strands of DNA, primarily bossa-nova, Afro-pop and Western folk and rock, but even here it’s varied, as much Animal Collective as it is Arthur Lee’s Love.
This European concoction was first tasted on Cristobal and the Sea’s five-track EP debut Peach Bells in December 2014, and now it’s their equally stunning forthcoming debut album Sugar Now.
Charismatic, charming & beautifully boho, here’s a band embracing life as only the young & carefree know how! You can listen to the first single ‘Sunset of Our Troubles’ taken from their album here: https://soundcloud.com/cityslang/cristobal-and-the-sea-sunset-of-our-troubles/
The rich variety of sound apparent in ‘Sugar Now’ makes it hard to pin down the music’s true origins, “We don’t ever consciously make our music sound like a genre.” says João. Instrumentally, it’s led by Leïla’s jazzy flute as much as João’s bossa-nova preferences: “the Latin element is always there,” says Josh, “but it naturally adapts to whatever theme is most prevalent, whether it’s psychedelic, or more poppy, or sometimes a bit disco.”
A much stronger influence is Cristobal’s willingness to follow intuition rather than more rigid plans. That spirit, and their intrinsic jubilant and bittersweet mix, is infused in their album title. “We struggled to name the record for ages,” admits Ale, ‘Sunset of Our Troubles had a long outro, so Rusty decided we sing over it, but we didn’t know what… Throwing out pure spontaneous syllables, he just blurted “sugar now, sugar now!”… It was the opposite of everything else we’d thought’
“I guess it fits with is being sweet and tender!” João suggests, to which Ale adds, “The title is playful and naïve, which is just who we are, and how we are with the music.”
The way the band formed follows suit. Ale, João and Leïla were all international students at Loughborough University; the boys were flatmates who felt somewhat apart from what they discovered to be a sports-heavy campus, and so would often stay in, hosting house parties and jam sessions for friends. Leïla came to one of them, yet it was another year of jamming before the idea of a bona fide band was floated. “We never really took it seriously, there was no ‘we’re going to be in a band and we’re going to make it’ discussion,” says Ale.
But after moving to London after graduation, Cristobal became real. João and Ale flatted with, among others, Josh, which was handy as the trio were searching for a live drummer to replace their drum machine. The quartet’s initial gigs soon paid off, with a publishing deal leading to City Slang, who teamed them with Brooklyn producer Rusty Santos (Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear, Beach House).
Seeking a location to inspire them, and chasing the sun as well, the band and producer decamped toLisbon for the album, which allowed Sugar Now to come from a different place. “We’d previously used a lot of effects on our instruments, but when Rusty saw us rehearse, he said not to use any” João recalls. “It meant we had to play in a different way, which made things a bit funkier, and we liked it enough not to put the effects back! So the album is more stripped down and open-ended.”
The lyrics (mostly by João) mirror the music’s dynamic – dreamy, ecstatic and only occasionally melancholic. “It’s about the day-to-day experiences that people have, sometimes fun and sometimes cathartic,” says João. It’s not a dark record, but it has little twinges…”
Some songs are direct and simple, whilst other sentiments are slightly more complicated, The hope and anxiety of romance colours Sugar Now, “but not in any overblown sense, it’s more the realistic form,”Josh concludes. As João says, “It’s about a bunch of people asking for sugar! Everybody needs some sugar in their lives.”
At their own shows, or the recent support for Jose Gonzalez, Cristobal And The Sea have dished out the sugar, and received a lot back from audience and reviews alike. For some, life is sweet…
FELIX HOT CHIP DJ
Whether it’s breezy funk or towering emotional house, Hot Chip have been filling dancefloors for 15 years. We are ecstatic to welcome Felix from the band to Sneaky Pete’s for the first time on Friday 1st July. He’s playing all night. You’re dancing all night!
“Scoops” are fresh off a busy few months of touring around Europe with both headline and support slots in great countries such as Denmark, Sweden, Germany and the UK. This is of course on top of finding the time to do their own 7 date tour of their home country of Ireland, further more to this they have been playing shows in many of Ireland’s third level universities (NUI Maynooth, UCD, UCC) and Institutes of Technologies (WIT, CIT, AIT ) this year as well supporting some of Ireland’s biggest acts including Walking on Cars, Hudson Taylor, Hermitage Green, The Academic and more. Yet there are no signs of the lads in “Scoops” wanting to slow down as they took off to Denmark in November for a number of dates and promotional activities following on from their successful summer of playing the main summer festivals in Denmark, this being the country outside of Ireland where the band have arguably had the most success and have played in front of crowds of up to 1000 a show.
Following the Danish tour, they began their UK & Irish tour supporting Keywest throughout November and December of 2015 in which they performed multiple sold out shows in both London and Dublin, as well as further sold out dates up and down the UK and Ireland. Their debut EP was released to the charts going straight in at Number 2 in the iTunes Album charts right behind Adele, 2016 is set to be “Scoops” year both in Ireland and internationally and with the lads attitude to working hard and the guidance they have from people within the industry who is to say there is anything stopping them!
THE VELVET OVERGROUND, feat members of Miracle Glass Company, William Douglas & The Wheel, Alfonzo, The Wellgreen, The Holy Ghosts, The Last Battle and MayHeGo
The Velvet Underground are recognised as being one of the most influential groups in the development of rock n’ roll. For one night only, experience the euphoria of hearing all the classic songs played live on stage.
Edinburgh resident song writers and musicians William Douglas (Miracle Glass Company, WD and the Wheel), Daniel McGeever (Alfonzo, The Wellgreen), Jon Mackenzie (The Holy Ghosts), Jon Bews (The Last Battle) and Jamie Dunleavey (May He Go) have come together under ‘The Velvet Overground’ to show their appreciation for the quintessential avant garde pop group.
Doors are at 7pm and the band are on stage at 8pm sharp for two hours of Velvets songs featuring an original 60s oil wheel light show.
YOUNG STATES, Concrete Kingdoms, Robyn Herdman
Norwich based four piece Young States have announced the release of their debut EP ‘Down To You’ on the 7th of August 2015. With two members having only just turned 18, Young States are a young band, aiming high. Rather than taking their cues from the flavour-of-the-week trends, the overproduced sounds of the ’00s, or the race-to-the-bottom intentional lo-fi pretenders, Young States play the sort of rock reminiscent of the genre’s halcyon days. You know, when rock and roll was simply rock and roll. Formed at the end of 2014, the band met at Access To Music in Norwich. Libby was on a sound engineering course, the others on a music performance course. Amy got Young States together as she was bored of seeing male band after male band, and wanted to form an all female group. She approached the others in the corridors of college after seeing them carrying their instruments. With a love of Brand New, Arcane Roots and Mallory Knox, Young States quickly wrote and recorded their debut EP ‘Down to You’.Young States first single ‘No More’ received TV play from Scuzz TV, as well as support from Amazing Radio and BBC Norfolk Introducing.
The electrifying foursome Concrete Kingdoms, from Dunfermline, have been around since summer 2014. Formed by frontman Neil and Lead Guitarist Ben, the band has gone from strength to strength. With influences such as Velvet Revolver, Soundgarden and Stereophonics, Concrete Kingdoms have brought heavy rock music back to life. In recent months the boys have recorded demos of just some of many songs on their musical roster. This summer you should expect an official single release thanks to their recent signing to independent record label, Flat 14 Records.
Young, Scottish, haunting keyboard based rock, Robyn Herdman is an 18 year old aspiring singer/songwriter.
SNEAKY PETE’S STAGE AT ELECTRIC FIELDS 2016
We are really proud to say that Electric Fields will be giving us our very own stage for 2016. The festival is bigger then ever before! We’re now stretching to two full days of amazing music at the beautiful Drumlanrig Castle on the 26th and 27th of August!
Primal Scream / The Charlatans / Everything Everything / Wild Beasts / PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING / The Twilight Sad (Official) / The Sugarhill Gang / Steve Mason / Erol Alkan / Joy Orbison / Songhoy Blues / Admiral Fallow / the go! team / Factory Floor / DJ Yoda / Eclair Fifi / C Duncan / Don Letts / Sundara Karma / Tuff Love / Bill Ryder-Jones / BABY STRANGE / WHITE / Emma Pollock / Denis Sulta / Dixon Avenue Basement Jams / Neon Waltz / Model Aeroplanes / Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5 / Jamie Roy / Horsebeach / Barstow Bats / Onr / Lisbon / Sean Vs The Robots / MØGEN / Riding the Low / TeenCanteen / The Van T’s / The Lapelles / Be Charlotte / Bella and the Bear / Yucatan / Documenta / Blueprint Blue / Hot Vestry / Mark W. Georgsson / Sweaty Palms / Elara Caluna / Tim Burgess DJ Set / Howling Rhythm / Wasabi Disco / TEESH / Juice at Sneaky Pete’s / Social Club / Soul Jam / Witness – Sneaky Petes / Hector’s House Edinburgh / Deep Fried Soul / Bowie Disco / Northern Soul Dance Class
+ more acts to be announced!
In 2016 we will also have a range of boutique camping options, a real ale bar, and more fun for kids – all with the same amazing atmosphere of the past two years.
After an incredible year of touring supporting Simply Red, Suzanne Vega and Boyzone plus a full UK & Ireland headline tour of his own Ben Montague is back with his new single ‘We Start Over’.
Co-written with Jez Ashurst (Jamie Lawson/Little Mix/ Melanice C) & Charlie Grant (Simply Red) and produced by Peter John Vettese (Take That / Annie Lenox / Bee Gees / Ronan Keating), this is by far Ben’s most honest and heartfelt record to date. Taken from his third studio album ‘Back Into Paradise’, which reached number 14 in the iTunes Singer Songwriter charts in September 2015 and was pushed back up to number 17 in March / April 2016. Ben’s latest single “We Start Over” made Radio 2’s Record of the Week, and was kept on the A and B lists for over 6 weeks.