Thursday 17th October
Saint Agnes are a ferocious 4-piece from East London, with an unashamed rock sound and electrifying live shows to go with it. All of it is underpinned by the intense chemistry of the frontman/woman pairing of Kitty and Jon, who trade tales of love, lamentation and loathing.
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Alasdair Roberts is a Glasgow-based musician – primarily a songwriter/composer, singer, guitarist and interpreter of traditional songs and ballads.
Acclaimed by Folk Radio UK as ‘one of our most talented, important and relevant songwriters and song-adapters’, he has released several critically acclaimed albums of his music via Drag City Records over the past two decades, featuring both self-written material and interpretations of the traditional balladry and song of Scotland and beyond.
September 2019 will see the release of a new Drag City album, The Fiery Margin, featuring ten new songs written by Alasdair and featuring musical contributions from a fine set of collaborators, including Stevie Jones (upright bass), Alex Neilson (drums) and Ailbhe Nic Oireachtaigh (viola). Alasdair, Stevie, Alex and Ailbhe are touring the UK in support of the release in October 2019.
Skinny Pelembe is a multi-talented wonder, born in Johannesburg and raised in Doncaster, who crafts patchworks of personal and musical touchstones. First debuting in 2017, he’s honed a distinctive musical style; memories and observations are weaved together, sun-dazzled California folk diced with the murkier corners of the UK dance lineage. He celebrates flawed, post-recession Britain, exalting the UK in all of its imperfect, contradictory realities.
Releasing debut album “Dreaming Is Dead Now” in May 2019, he’s been tipped by The Observer, The Quietus and Huck. Singles “I Just Wanna Be Your Prisoner” and “Spit / Swallow” were both picked for BBC 6 Music’s A-List. He’s guested with Lauren Laverne, Mary Ann Hobbes and Tom Ravenscroft on 6 Music, with Jamz Supernova on BBC 1xtra, and recorded live sessions for The Vinyl Factory and Worldwide FM. He sold out a headline UK tour last year, was booked for 6 Music’s 2018 showcase at The Great Escape, and has supported Nightmares on Wax and Maribou State.
It was Future Bubblers, a Gilles Peterson- and Brownswood-founded, Arts Council-supported programme for unsigned artists, that provided Skinny with an important early launchpad. His track ‘Should You Go’, for instance, first self-released on his 2017 “Seven Year Curse” EP, was included on Gilles Peterson’s iconic Brownswood Bubblers series. It also sparked connections with other artists on Future Bubblers, such as Yazmin Lacey, who had been picked for the scheme in the previous year. The pair performed together at the 2018 edition of Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards, and Lacey featured on Skinny’s “Sleep More, Make More Friends” EP later that year.
His music has spurred new connections and garnered him attention from artists he’s long admired, such as legendary producer and label boss James Lavelle (Mo’Wax), who tapped him up earlier this year, asking him to open for UNKLE at the Royal Festival Hall. The album is co-produced by Malcolm Catto (The Heliocentrics), and the producer’s connection to the LA hip-hop world saw Skinny’s musical hero and iconic beatmaker Madlib drop by the studio during sessions for the record, while on the single “Dreaming Is Dead Now”, Skinny worked with a duo of foundational drum & bass producers – working under the covert alias of The Bleeding Edge – who he’s long looked up to. “When you have all these people that you hold in such high regard wanting to talk to you,” he says, “you’re kind of like, ‘Yeah, maybe I can add something to the conversation.’”
Growing up in Doncaster, he had moved there as a three-year-old from Johannesburg, where apartheid South Africa had driven his parents – a mixed race couple – to find somewhere else to live. His varied approach to his influences started early on. His two older brothers were heavily into hip-hop, while he would also absorb the West Coast folk and country music played by his dad. The former has always influenced the way he thinks about his lyrics. “It’s just trying to be so transparent that when you hear it,” he says, “you don’t feel like there’s any pretense or thought or over-deliberation.” The latter, meanwhile, has continued to inform the way he writes songs, balancing out his tracks’ tougher moments with three-part harmonies, calling back to the spirit of Crosby, Stills & Nash.
He threw himself into the pockets of creativity he could find in his Yorkshire hometown, such as the Higher Rhythm studio (where much of “Dreaming Is Dead Now” was recorded), where he would started going to record music when he was 16. Its owner, Steven Mundin, would give him and his friends free recording time, and put them onto music, tipping him off to old funk, Gil Scott-Heron and Gilles Peterson’s radio show. Other reference points have come through chance encounters. It was a meeting at Leeds train station, where he was a student at the time, which led to the offer of a job in a boutique clothes store, where he was introduced to psych and experimental guitar bands he’d not heard before, and which saw him going over to Liverpool Psych Fest each year with his workmates.
The references for the artwork for “Dreaming Is Dead Now” speak to the diverse palette of influences which have always underlaid his approach, nodding to two of his favourite albums, Alice Coltrane’s “Journey to Satchidananda” and The White Stripes’ “White Blood Cells”. The album sees all of these different markers melded into something altogether new. Bright stitches of colour are threaded through dark-hued, heavyweight material, luminous guitar riffs slicing through tough, tight-programmed drum beats, much of it washed over with feedback and layers of reverb.
On “Dreaming Is Dead Now”, Skinny underscores his distinctive position as an artist. It’s a rare kind of debut record – the kind where the messy, in-between musical spaces are given space to shine, where hitherto untapped tangents are unfurled to see what might be found inside.
The five piece indie punk band from Glasgow make the trip to the capital following an incredible performance at a SOLD OUT King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut Summer Nights’ 19!
“The best club in the UK for future rock & roll stars” Noel Gallagher
Diving Station’s harp-driven dream pop delineates the sound of a young band in full bloom. A culmination of four contrasting creative personalities results in detailed, interwoven arrangements framing memorable, dynamic songs. The band found common ground over the likes of Big Thief, Dirty Projectors and Alvvays, and have worked together since 2015 to self-release two distinct EPs that demonstrate their ingenuity with a combination of ethereal, energetic and lyrically poignant material.
Their sophomore EP ‘Feather Mouth’, released December 2018, is the band’s most accomplished creative contribution yet. The lead single, ‘You’re Not Listening’, has been featured on both Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson’s BBC Radio 6 shows, as well as BBC Introducing in Manchester.
Diving Station have performed across the UK and supported bands such as Caro, Thyla and Indian Queens, with festival appearances at Bluedot Festival and Head For The Hills on top of selling out several headline shows in Manchester.
Hot on the heels of a breakthrough year, Bristol based electronic jazz outfit Ishmael Ensemble hit the road for their first official U.K. tour.
2017 saw Ishmael Ensemble’s debut EP, Songs for Knotty, followed by a remix for Detroit techno demigod Carl Craig. These formative steps became a sprint in 2018, as a string of 7”s entitled Severn Songs began flowing out across the year. The Bristol-inspired records variously bridged fleet-footed jazz, lush downtempo, modulated electronica, Fourth World tones, and all manner of stirring sonic swells.
It’s no surprise the records caught the attention of tastemakers & DJs across the board, receiving regular radio play on BBC6Music, Jazz FM & Worldwide FM plus a performance on Gilles Peterson’s U.K. Jazz Special live from the legendary Maida Vale Studios. Tiptoeing between the current British jazz boom and Bristol’s rich musical ancestry, the group have found a truly unique and refreshing voice.
BILK paint pictures of British youth culture with an energetic, brash and raw, unapologetic nature. They’ve been filling intimate venues around the country and look to take it to the next level this Autumn.
Catch them at Sneaky Pete’s in October.
FFO: Ratboy, The Streets
Throughout the year AOK EVENTS have brought you live shows across Scotland. As the year draws to a close with the festive season fast approaching, this one here is a party to Elevate your spirits. With performances from Skyy Boii, AiiTee, Cling and Birmingham’s own B Best, this is an occasion not to be missed.
EDINBURGH. You guys might not know this but people in Glasgow like to go to these things called ‘Land of Rubber Men Gigs’ where lots (and lots) of people go to the same place and listen to the famous rock music group ‘Land of Rubber Men’. WELL NOW YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE THIS.
SNEAKY PETE’S TUESDAY THE 5TH OF NOVEMBER
THERE WILL BE FIREWORKS
Joining us will be GLASS SHIPS and FAMILY PORTRAIT. Both citizens of Largentina
Tickets are ONLY 5 POUNDS.
THIS GIG IS 100% TYPHOON PROOF
As part of Project Smok’s Winter Tour, the Neo-trad trio will be performing at Sneaky Pete’s, as their first public performance in the Capital!
Project Smok is a trio which comprises of multi award-winning musicians Ali Levack (Pipes & Whistles), Pablo Lafuente (Guitar) and Ewan Baird (Bodhrán). Already fast becoming a recognised and household name in the Traditional Music Scene, Project Smok brings together an array of musical aspects; immense instrumental virtuosity, blistering drive, infectious rhythm, delicate sensitivity…
After the success of the first Thursday is the New Friday we’re back bringing you the best upcoming bands.
The last one sold out so grab your tickets fast!
Doors – 7PM
On his right forearm, East of Eli frontman Nathan West proudly brandishes the phrase, “Music is medicine for the soul.” It echoes loudly as a personal and artistic mantra for the singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and philanthropist. As such, his music extracts and excavates identifiable emotion from the union of Americana song craft, electronic unpredictability, and rock ballast. Just above this ever-changing soundscape, he holds nothing back lyrically and dispenses a sonic remedy of his own.
The EOE META TOUR is focused on giving back and raising awareness for charities on behalf of all attendees,10% of all ticket & merchandise sales will donated to local charities in the cities that host EOE live concert events.
Get ready for a night of loud, electrifying garage rock and passionate punk as Felix And The Sunsets play their first Edinburgh headline.
Already hailed by label owner and mentor Alan McGee as “one of the great Scottish bands”, Shambolics are a fervently ambitious outfit from Scotland ready to take on the world. A far cry from the rag-tag chaos their name would perhaps imply, Shambolics have a knack for artfully honed and irresistibly dreamy rock’n’roll that calls to mind the indelible sounds of the genre’s lauded masters, from The La’s Official to The Beatles.
Breaking out of the Fife scene and quickly accruing a burgeoning and passionately devoted fanbase across wider Scotland, the band scooped the 2017 SAMA Award for ‘Best Rock/Alternative Act’ and have continued on an upwards trajectory ever since. From earning critical acclaim from press tastemakers including BBC Radio Scotland (Vic Galloway), This Feeling, Radio X, Virgin Radio UK (Edith Bowman) & Fred Perry Subculture, to sharing huge stages with the likes of The Sherlocks & The View performing at some of the UK’s biggest festivals including Isle of Wight Festival, Tramlines and Reading Festival & Leeds Festival; Shambolics glitter with all the hallmarks of a band destined for greatness.
With the rumours from the underground growing ever louder to a soundtrack of languid, reverb-washed singles with melodies each more timeless than the last; it was surely only matter of time before word of the Shambolics became music to the ears to one of Glasgow’s most musically in-tune sons: Alan McGee. With an irrefutable ear for talent, McGee (who famously signed classic acts the likes of Oasis, Primal Scream, The Jesus And Mary Chain to his Creation Records label), it wasn’t long before McGee snapped up the band for his label.
Speaking about what attracted him to signing the band to Creation23, McGee says: ‘Scottish indie music is having a renaissance at the moment and I was so glad I came up to Edinburgh to see the Shambolics live. After I saw them I just had to sign them. One of the best Scottish artists out there. A classic creation band. Big tunes and they look great!’
A meeting of minds that matches one of Scotland’s greatest musical business heads with one of its most promising emerging talents, this is a signing Shambolic in name only
You can’t start a band called Cocaine Piss and be serious at the same time, can you? It would be the equivalent of naming your kid something like Kick Me In The Head Throughout Life Whenever Possible Smith.
But ever since coming into twisted existence in 2014 in the Belgian city of Liège, pretty much as a bad taste joke, Cocaine Piss just revved the engine of the piss rocket and watched it launch, and before they knew it, it was flying sky-high.
Cocaine Piss are a chaotic mess with their high octane blend of punk and noise that’s all over within 20/25 minutes. It’s like Dead Kennedys, Bikini Kill and Melt Banana all playing at once while really high on their namesake substance, right up until the venue cuts the power and everything’s suddenly over, leaving you euphoric, disoriented and punching walls just for fun.
Wild doesn’t even begin to cut it with this band, we’re so excited to have them here ever since they melted our faces off at The Great Escape.
Having recently released their debut album This Is Not a Zen Garden to rave reviews and launched with a SOLD OUT show at The Old Hairdressers in Glasgow, Domiciles bring their meditative genre-defying live show to Sneaky Pete’s on 13h November. Come along, get voided.
Based around the joint songwriting of Nick & Rory, Domiciles draw from a myriad of different influences; hints of krautrock & shoegaze permeate their music, whilst also touching on sneering garage, blissed-out space rock & experimental noise. Dark & heavy psychedelic grooves are interspersed with jarring guitar leads, droning feedback & sharp synthesisers; resulting in genre-defying multi-dimensional compositions. In 2018, the band signed with Glasgow-based record label Last Night From Glasgow. The bands debut album ‘This Is Not a Zen Garden’ a work of passion and years of work was released August 2019. The self produced album was recorded in the secluded Scottish Highlands and was launched with a sold out Glasgow show. The album has been well received by both press and public with positive features from national publications such as Louder than War Magazine, The Skinny and Scotland on Sunday. The band continue to go from strength to strength.
Beats provided by Exiled From Culture & visuals throughout the night. Support TBA (but we know you’re going to dig them).
The Sea Atlas will be on tour this autumn, supporting new singles, Cavalier and London.
Atmospheric indie rock from the Hebrides, The Sea Atlas is like all maps, sheltered havens to open expanses that will weather the harshest storms.
Backed by a four-piece band made up of close friends, he has achieved an almost orchestral-like indie rock sound that will have you both dancing through the night and quietly soul-searching.
TICKETS only £3 ? http://bit.ly/Edinburgh-15Nov19
Hailing from Edinburgh, 19-year-old singer songwriter SOPHIE PENMAN was highly commended in the Song Academy UK Young Songwriters Competition and a top 10 finalist (from 2,800 entrants), in a UK / Australia talent search. Sophie has performed at Edinburgh Castle thanks to The List magazine’s ‘Knight At The Castle’ event and released her single ‘Take Me’ last year on the Musicplus+ Presents compilation album. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SPenmanmusic/
Support from 17-year-old Dumfries singer songwriter KATE KYLE https://www.facebook.com/katekylemusic/ and HECTOR SHAW https://www.facebook.com/hecshawmusic/
Please note: this gig is for everyone age 14 years and over, anyone under 18 years old MUST be accompanied by an adult at all times (please remember to take ID if applicable), Young Scot Card, Passport, Driving License, National ID card etc
Hit The Road is a national youth music project that provides young musicians living in Scotland, age 14-19 years old, the opportunity to learn about the live industry before embarking on a professionally managed tour. The project is managed by Scottish Music Centre and funded by Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative (YMI) and PRS Foundation
Xiu Xiu is the conduit for the uncompromising and unnervingly personal musical works of Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist Jamie Stewart, plus a roll call of collaborators both in studio and onstage.. Streaming forth a ceaseless torrent of releases, side projects, art offerings and extensive international touring since 2002, Xiu Xiu’s music has veered from damaged avant-pop to artfully orchestrated rock, squalls of black-hearted noise and most bases around and between, ever served with a bruising honesty and intensity that has ripped out the hearts of a legion of obsessive listeners.
Latest Xiu Xiu album ‘Girl with Basket of Fruit’ (out Feb 2019) is a rowdier, yet more stylistically splenetic offering than 2017’s ‘Forget’, with the usual eye-catching list of collaborators this time including Eugene Robinson (Oxbow), Devin Hoff and Haitian percussionists Emmanuel Obi and Ayo Okafor.
For 2019 live operations Xiu Xiu is manifest in the form of Stewart, Thor Harris (drums/percussion) and Christopher Pravdica (bass).
The bouncing two piece indie-pop from the midlands are returning to Edinburgh this November! Be sure to grab a ticket for a taste of the summer!
Himalayas are an indie / garage rock band from Cardiff made up of James Goulbourn (drums), Mike Griffiths (Guitar and Vocals), Louis Heaps (Bass) and Joe Williams (Guitar and Vocals). The band create a very cinematic sound and style that is guaranteed to leave audiences in awe. Their heavy guitar lines, dual vocals and huge anthemic hooks hold you captivated.
Going from strength to strength and gaining fans across the globe, Himalayas have definitely made their mark on the industry within the three years of being together. In the past year they have played both Reading and Leeds, Festival no. 6, SXSW, The Great Escape, Live at Chelsea, Isle of Wight, Liverpool Calling, Festival Jalles House Rock, Somerset Rocks, Y Not, Truck, Tramlines and an array of headline shows as well as supports including Kaiser Chiefs, Gang of Youths and Marmozets.
Himalayas have racked up an impressive 10 Million plus streams on Spotify and been included in Spotify playlists such as “walk like a badass”. The band have received radio play and support from big hitters including Edith Bowman (Virgin Radio), Huw Stephens (BBC Radio 1), Gordon Smart (Radio X), Greg James (BBC Radio 1), Clara Amfo and also over in the states, on KCRW.
Alex Rex is the solo project from Alex Neilson (Trembling Bells/ Bonnie “Prince” Billy) and friends. Singing songs of love, loss, loathing and sex, Alex wrote our Scottish Album of the Year, ‘Otterburn’.
Trembling Bells were one of our favourite acts to ever play the venue, and we can assure you that this new album is fantastic. Misanthropy has never sounded so glorious.
Magpie Blue embarks on her first headline tour this November.
Scottish Singer Songwriter and lyricist, Magpie Blue released her debut single ‘Just In Time’ on June 14th via Seahorse Music.
The track was produced in Edinburgh by Rod Jones of Idlewild and features drummer Michael Reid of Man of Moon and guitarist Louise McCraw of Goodnight Louisa.
“Lyrically, Magpie Blue delves into introspective yet sharply to-the-point subject matters from heartbreak to anxiety, investing her words with a raw truth. You get the sense listening to this number of an old head resting on young shoulders, of someone who has the emotional intelligence to channel real feeling into their art.
Having already gained comparisons at this early stage of her career to the likes of PJ Harvey and Anna Calvi, her Jeff Buckley-esque vocals inflect this number with a sense of raw melancholy. A husky, brooding start sets the track off on a low key, before her band, featuring the likes of drummer Michael Reid of Man of Moon and guitarist Louise McCraw of Goodnight Louisa, build proceedings to a mighty crescendo, subtle electronics adding an unexpected layer of depth. Production duties are confidently overseen by Idlewild’s Rod Jones, who brings his band’s keen ear for melodics to ensure this track remains firmly lodged in the ears after it’s finished.” – Bitter Sweet Symphonies
The artist uses her distinctive voice to illustrate her intriguing yet relatable lyrics, depicting heartbreak and the brutally honest inner thoughts of an anxious mind.
( “Magpie Blue AKA Millie Hanlon Cole debuts onto the scene with the phenomenal Just In Time. The Edinburgh-based singer/songwriter displays her unquestionable talent throughout this four minute track, allowing her powerhouse vocals to take centre stage.” – SAMA )
Doors at 7pm | £5 Entry | 14+
Tickets on sale now!
To find out more about the artists or to get tickets hit the link https://tinyurl.com/mikemckenzie-sneakypetes
Scruff of the Neck presents
Ivory Caves are a five piece indie/alternative rock band from Dunfermline comprising of infectious bass riffs, huge driven guitars and catchy melodies sang in three part harmony.
If you are into shoegaze, dreampop or indie, you’re guaranteed to love this band to pieces.
ADVANCE TICKETS: £7.00
AGE POLICY: 18+
Light & Noise Productions
Bronston return to Sneaky Pete’s for a headline show.
Support comes from
A Sudden Burst of Colour
Deep Sea Creature
Bronston is a Scottish rock band formed in 2015 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Bronston released their first single, I Feel Safe, in 2016, showcasing their riff-oriented, synth- augmented, alternative rock style to a sold out audience at an accompanying show at Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh.
Their sound incorporates a variety of different styles and influences, taking inspiration from artists such as Arctic Monkeys, Tame Impala, Queens of the Stone Age, Foals, and Anderson .Paak.
Bronston’s music explores themes of external oppression, alternative realities, and anxieties about the future. Their lyrics link internal conflicts with notions of a future shaped by philosophical and technological advances.
Bristolian six-piece Cousin Kula met on the city’s progressive jazz scene and very quickly found themselves all living in a house together, rehearsing incessantly in their basement.
They bonded over their shared love for an incredibly eclectic range of music, all of which rear their heads in the band’s mind-bending fusion sound – at once sun-drenched pop and kaleidoscopic psyche with air-tight prog licks and infectious afrobeat-inspired rhythms.
We caught Cousin Kula at this year’s Great Escape Festival and had to pick our jaws up from the floor after their show. They are a seriously impressive band – one for the music ‘heads’ and the dancers.
Brighton based off-kilter dream-pop quartet RALPH TV are touring to support their latest release on Nice Guys Records.
Having already attracted over 1 million streams on Spotify for their self-produced debut EP, Ralph TV are being championed by BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music as “one’s to watch”. Their sound references the high points of artists such as Metronomy, Shuggie Otis, and Homeshake.
Formed in Colchester (Essex) by childhood friends Ben Brown (Guitar, Synth, Vocals) and Will Osborne (Bass, Vocals) the project was initially named Ralph’s World. However, after the threat of legal action by a children’s TV presenter in Chicago using the same name, it was changed to RALPH TV. The project was then relocated from Essex to Brighton where they met brothers Isaac (Drums, Vocals) and Luke (Lead guitar, Vocals) Vosper who now complete the line-up.
Following recent packed out shows in Brighton and London they’ll be broadcasting live around the UK in November. Stay tuned for further updates!
SCOTTISH alt.blues troubadour Dave Arcari’s returns from his latest USA tour for this Edinburgh show.
His alt.blues sounds owe as much to trash country, punk and rockabilly as they do pre-war Delta blues and have been showcased via ten internationally-acclaimed solo CD releases.
Special guest tba
Imperial Wax are the longest serving and last line up of The Fall.
The 11 year veterans Keiron Melling, Dave Spurr and Pete Greenway have teamed up with frontman Sam Curran and have already recorded forthcoming album “Gastwerk Saboteurs” scheduled for release this summer.
“The best club in the UK for future rock & roll stars” – Noel Gallagher.
The Lutras + more TBA
The DJs at This Feeling play (amongst many others).. The Arctic Monkeys, The Beatles, Black Honey, Blossoms, Blur, BRMC, Cabbage, Catfish & The Bottlemen, The Charlatans, The Cribs, The Coral, Courteeners, David Bowie, DMA’s, Doves, Kasabian, The La’s, The Libertines, Oasis, Primal Scream, Pulp, Reverend & The Makers, The Rifles, The Rolling Stones, The Smiths, Stone Roses, Super Furry Animals, The Strokes, Suede, Supergrass, Temples, Trampolene, The Shimmer Band, The Verve, The Who, Yonaka + lots more including all the best new bands in the land
Organically formed, South Coast Band, Wild Front, aim to pair the unrestrained emotions of music with the capricious nature of life. It came as no surprise when the band formed, as the four boys had been musically working together for years.
Although 80’s rock and alternative indie is a love they all share, their primary musical influences are so different ranging from folk to hip hop. It’s this exotic mix that creates their unique and distinctive sound.
FOR FANS OF: Arctic Monkeys, JAWS, Marsicans
Edinburgh-based 5-piece The Wynntown Marshals formed in 2007 and have been described by the Metro as “arguably Scotland’s strongest band” and regarded by The Herald as “the best Americana band outside North America”. With three studio albums, several EPs, and a 10-year retrospective collection under their belts so far, the Marshals have recorded sessions for ‘Whispering Bob’ Harris’s BBC Radio 2 show, as well as BBC Radio Scotland sessions on ‘Another Country with Ricky Ross’ and an appearance on The Quay Sessions with Roddy Hart in 2018.
Their debut album “Westerner” was released in 2010 with the Belgian website RootsTime proclaiming it “the best alt.country album from Europe ever”, with the follow-up (“The Long Haul”) being placed at number 10 in the Sunday Herald’s list of the ‘Top 50 Scottish Albums of 2013’. “The End of the Golden Age” (2015) was awarded 8/10 in Uncut, referring to the band as “colonising the shadowland that lies between Tom Petty and Teenage Fanclub”.
In 2017, the band marked a decade together by releasing a 16-track retrospective entitled “After All These Years”, with Louder Than War awarding the compilation 9/10 and declaring that “The Marshals have been crafting songs of such high quality that they’re surely a national treasure”, and that they are “miles above the competition at this sort of thing”.
The Wynntown Marshals will play their first headline shows in over a year including a special date at Sneaky Pete’s on Thursday 5th December, where they will debut their new line-up as well as previewing material from their forthcoming studio album which will be released on Blue Rose Records in the spring of 2020.
NB: 14-17 year olds must be accompanied by an adult. No refunds will be given for incorrectly booked tickets. The venue management reserve the right to breathalyse anyone under the age of 18. Refusal or failure of the test will result in entry being denied.
Over 14s (under 16s with an adult)
There is an impressive maturity and attention to detail in Zoe Graham’s music that sets this accomplished young songwriter apart from her peers. On stage, you will find her either with band or fleshing out the instrumentation with loop pedals on solo outings.
But when Zoe pares it back to just a vocal and acoustic guitar, as she does on the achingly poignant The Anniesland Lights (from her recent Hacket & Knackered EP), that is when you know you’re in the company of someone very special indeed. Championed by BBC Radio Scotland‘s Roddy Hart and with multiple Celtic Connections appearances to her name, Zoe Graham’s understated charms will not stay below the radar for much longer.
We are extra pleased to present this very special solo show.
Vetiver is the long-running stage and recording name of San Francisco’s Andy Cabic. ‘Up On High’ is his seventh studio album and the first since 2015. Vetiver has toured around the world on headline tours and supporting artists that include Wilco, TheShins, Fleet Foxes, Beach House, Bob Weir & Phil Lesh, and Vashti Bunyan. Vetiver craft nuanced, understated songs that reward careful listening, building a rich duality; a space where sunshine is only a chord away from melancholy, an introspective lyric underlies an extroverted chorus and subtlety tries to be outgoing in an effort to connect the dots of life’s ellipsis.
‘Up On High’ was recorded with longtime collaborator Thom Monahan (Neko Case, Bedouine, Fruit Bats, The Donkeys, Peter Bjorn and John, Beachwood Sparks, Little Joy). Instrumentation comes from an all-world cast that includes Eric Johnson (Fruit Bats, EDJ), Gabriel Noel (Kendrick Lamar, Father John Misty, Tyler the Creator), Dan Iead (Kevin Morby, Cass McCombs), Josh Adams (Bedouine, Wild Nothing), and Tim Ramsey (Fruit Bats, Little Wings).
Mega punk 3-piece Lady Bird are Slaves’ fave new band and they might just be ours! Catch em tearing up Sneaks in December.
Rascalton, a 4-piece indie rock outfit from Glasgow, are part of a new wave of Scottish acts who are reclaiming the word “band”, bringing it back to its roots of self-expression within a community, of like-minded individuals sharing art as not only a means of enjoyment but of survival.
Joined by fore-runners Declan Welsh & The Decadent West, Pleasure Heads, THE NINTH WAVE, and LUCIA, Rascalton spurred on by boredom and limited employment opportunities are carving out a new state of youth culture centred around local haunts like Stereo Cafe Bar and Priory Bar Sauchiehall Street. It seems where there is little distraction beautiful things are able to grow and blooming they are in Glasgow
Jack, Steve, Mark and Greig make up Rascalton and like most bands of note, the project was spawned from the tinkerings in a garage which somehow became succinct and digestible. Those same nascent noises are now the fully formed, somewhat brutal ruminations on life and love in the city that have come to define the band, with tracks like “Lust” and “Alone” bringing them acclaim from London Town to East Kilbride.
One of the many qualities of Rascalton is their disinterest in what other people think about their music. So many acts are trapped in this idea that a band has to look a certain way or make a certain song to get to a certain point so they can actually start making the music they really wanted to make in the first place. This new Glasgow set seem to have rejected that idea, rather embracing the age-old philosophy of “If you like it cool if not also cool (but go fuck yourself)”. Whilst most other bands and remnants of scenes are drowning in inadequacy Rascalton and co have their feet firmly on dry land.”
Frankly, The Smiths are a Scottish Smiths tribute act. The band have been together a short time, but have established themselves as Scotland’s premier tribute to The Smiths, playing regular shows across the country. The four piece delve deep into the indie legends’ back catalogue, performing lengthy shows that are sure to please both the casual and devoted fan. The band have gained a dedicated following, all of whom agree that this is the only tribute act to see for the ultimate Smiths experience. This will be their third appearance at Sneaky Pete’s, the last two of which were near sell outs, so be sure to book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment!
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!
In 2016, Beach Baby released their acclaimed debut album, No Mind No Money. Wistfully documenting mid-20’s malaise, and splicing the post-punk stylings of 80’s indie with the dreamy organ sounds of Beach House, the record quickly joined the multi-million streaming club, enjoyed firm support from the likes of Lauren Laverne and Annie Mac, and resulted in extensive UK and US touring.
But by the start of 2017, things had…changed. There really was no money. And whilst the first album had been recorded over an intensive two-month period in a cushy East London studio, if Beach Baby wanted to make more music, they were going to have to do it differently. Galvanised by two promising new demos from co-vocalists and songwriters Ollie Pash and Lawrence Pumfrey, the band repaired to the ‘summerhouse’ (read, shed) at the bottom of drummer Shep Hodgson’s garden, and converted it into a makeshift studio. The ‘Beast from the East’ was just around the corner. It was cold. Everyone was still working an inventory of crap jobs. But it was a start. And there was life in the old dog yet…
At the start of 2019, Lovin’ Feeling was the first song to emerge from this long and chilly period of hibernation. Remarkably self-assured, the song sees the band move towards a looser, groovier sound, inspired by 60’s and 70’s pop music. Featuring a deliriously catchy saxophone melody, a smattering of congas and some very funky wah-guitar, the song is a good entry point to Beach Baby’s forthcoming second record – Songs From the Limbo Lounge. Here, the band have created a whole new audio-visual world: the purgatorial hinterland of the Limbo Lounge — a place where romantic burnout, spiritual dereliction and existential sleaze reign supreme. But if that sounds all a bit dour – don’t worry – Beach Baby’s new music might be characteristically melancholic, but it serves up the sad stuff with a wry smile, a soupcon of sleaze, and some serious sex appeal. Hell, you might even find yourself dancing. Ideally in a dagger-collared shirt, a pair of sunglasses, with a Sazerac in your hand.
It’s sad, but it’s also a good time.
It’s limbo, baby.
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.
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 mad. No wonder they’ve been sharing stages with the likes of IDLES, Metz and USA Nails.
“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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.