Wed 17th Jan 18 at 11.00pm

Heaters: Overground

Our new Wednesday Heaters teams up with local lo-fi acid krew Overground.

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

wonderboy, Blind Circuits and The Nelson Wong Experience

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

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

Kelora & Edinburgh Leisure

Kelora are the medieval futurist, nu-celtic folk band you never thought you needed. Edinburgh Leisure are local sample-mad-post-punk duo delivered by The Male Nurse and BAT-BIKE affilates.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Fri 19th Jan 18 at 11.00pm

Telfort’s Good Place: Karima F

Telfort invites another favourite and world-class DJ, Karima F, to join him in the Good Place. Karima makes her Edinburgh debut having played all over Europe, including recent performances at Panorama Bar, About Blank, Lost Village and Øyafestivalen. b2b business in true Good Place procedure.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Wasabi Square
Sat 20th Jan 18 at 11.00pm

Wasabi Disco

Mutant disco and sleazy electro throbbers spun til late in a trashy boozer. After a string of guests, we’re back to usual business with Kris Wasabi taking control awwh night.

I want to be with you everywhere

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

John Martyn’s Solid Air: Start To End

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

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

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

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

Sextile plus guests The Patryns

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

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

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

Both albums are available from the Felte label.

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

Mandolin Orange


“Effortless and beautiful” – NPR

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

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

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Fri 26th Jan 18 at 7.00pm

Cheep Teeth plus The Hollow Bodies

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Fri 26th Jan 18 at 11.00pm

Lionoil: anu & Sofay

Rhythm Section family anu joins west coast family Sofay for a night of belters, courtesy of Lionoil Industries.

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

Bloodlines, North Atlas and Static Union

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Sat 27th Jan 18 at 11.00pm


Live fast die young, RIDE gals do it well. Lola Lols and CheckiMate play 00s rnb and 90s hip hop and put their lighters up.

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

Independent Venue Week:
Rituals, The Ninth Wave and Wylde

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

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

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

Independent Venue Week:
Avalanche Party, Walt Disco, Shredd

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

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

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

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Wed 31st Jan 18 at 7.00pm

Independent Venue Week
Logan’s Close, Acting Strange, Undertow

Edinburgh natives Logan’s Close have been redefining the local indy rock sound with a backward-feeling but forward-thinking style since their formation in 2014. Juxtaposing a strong 60s influence and the modern musical context they create a truly unique old-meets-new sound.

On the back of two rammed single launches in 2017, it would be fair to say that this, their first show of 2018 is going to be a busy one.

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

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Wed 31st Jan 18 at 11.00pm

Heaters X Creme Fresh: DEBONAIR

DEBONAIR has been an integral part of the NTS Radio roster since 2011, where she seamlessly juxtaposes post-punk, coldwave, EBM, techno, italo-disco and classic house, creating positive energy from some dark materials.

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

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

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

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

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

Independent Venue Week:
WHITE, Callum Easter and more

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

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

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

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Fri 2nd Feb 18 at 11.00pm

Mina (Enchufada) at Witness

Mina is an artist whose reputation has steadily amplified over the years thanks to two acclaimed EPs for Enchufada and remixes for Mixpak, NLV Records & Man Recordings.

Influenced by her love of afrobeats, dancehall and UK funky, Mina’s vibrant and melodic tracks fuse together all kinds of syncopated rhythms from around the world.

Outside of the UK Mina has collaborated with vocalists and producers from Peru, Sierra Leone and Ghana, where she also ran a music production workshop for women, as well as recent tour stops in Mexico City, Paris, Oslo & Milan. Recognised by FACT Mag as a ‘producer to watch for 2016?, Mina has garnered consistent praise from the likes of Branko, Toddla T, Jamz Supernova and Nina Las Vegas, serving only to further confirm her status as one of the UK’s most exciting rising talents.

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

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


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

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

Independent Venue Week:
Marshall Records presents:
King Creaure, Reigning Days, Press To Meco

Marshall is more than just an amp brand. Marshall is a music brand. Jim Marshall’s passion for music was the driver for all that he achieved, and the same motivation is now at the heart of our new record label, Marshall Records. Marshall are proud to be supporting Independent Venue Week with the ‘For The Record’ Tour – some of the country’s hottest new bands performing across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland over seven days.

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

Casey Lowry plus guests

Tickets on sale now

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

13 Crowes, Cold Years, Mick Hargan

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

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

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

Ded Rabbit, Acrylic, Chris Greig

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

Peach Pit plus guests

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

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

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

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

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

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Mon 12th Feb 18 at 7.00pm

Redfaces plus The Mink Stoles

In these dying days, as a brutal 2017 drags itself to a welcome end, guitars can seem rarer than hope.

RedFaces are rarer still – a brand new guitar band snapped up by a major label in open defiance of chart stats and marketing departments.

Newly signed to RCA and with a debut single – the incendiary ‘Kerosene’ – RedFaces are Harry Lyon, Isaac White, Charlie Yapp and Ryan Laycock. Four lads from Sheffield treading what was once a well-worn path, these days the road less travelled.

The journey started at 2Fly studios in Sheffield, recording demos with Alan Smyth, the man behind the Arctic Monkey’s first ventures.

Out of these sessions came the band’s first release ‘Katie Come Home’ in early 2015 – championed by BBC Introducing it also attracted the attention of the London A&R fraternity. An early gig in Sheffield saw representatives from every major label through the door.

2017 is dead. Long live 2018.

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

Spring King plus guests on Valentine’s Day

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

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

Friend Within presents Love Defined – All Night

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

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

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

“Undoubtedly delivers” – RA

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

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

2014 saw a notable collaboration with Disclosure on ‘The Mechanism’ soon followed, and seemingly outlined Friend Within as the go-to-guy for underground party music that’s licked with that commercial edge: a fact proven by Disclosure inviting him to support them on their biggest ever UK headline shows to date. With further support coming from a huge range of publications including RA, XLR8R, Dancing Astronaut and Trap Magazine to name just a few, Friend Within took his career to new heights with the launch of his very own imprint ‘He Loves you’- a culmination of an incredibly varied back catalogue that has underpinned his unique and genre-blurring take on house music – and oversaw its debut release for the aptly named ‘The Label’. The launch of ‘He Loves You’ also coincided with a debut headline sell out tour of the UK for ‘No Friends Within’ – a concept that took in five cities in five days with sets that lasted five hours and more. With a touring diary that has covered The Warehouse Project, Chibuku, XOYO, We Are FSTVL, Creamfields, Parklife, Fabric plus key European cities and festivals, Friend Within has also demonstrated his massively rising popularity with tours of Australia and the USA. Counting performances on the heralded party that is The Holy Ship! and Mexico’s EDC festival.

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

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

Orphan Colours

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

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

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

Nieves plus guests Dante

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

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

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

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

OUTLYA + Upstairs Open

OUTLYA Over the course of 2017 OUTLYA released taster tracks ‘Howl’, ‘Heaven’, ‘Higher’ and ‘The Light,’ garnering support from numerous online tastemakers including The Line of Best Fit, DIY Magazine, CLASH, Wonderland Magazine, All Things Go, The Tipping Point, Red Bull Music, God Is In The TV as well as featuring on Spotify’s New Music Friday and Hot New Bands playlists to name a few. They followed this up with the release of their ‘Volcano’ EP to a rapturous response and sold out their headline show at London’s Camden Assembly. They’re making bright, wide eyed music that takes you outside of everyday drudgery – and it reflects the band’s own relationship to music. Other artists “make this place that people go to in their own minds,” Will explains. “If you’re a fan of Grace Jones amongst other like minded people, you’re connected. You go to that same place. Subconsciously, the reason it’s so drilled into my brain is because that’s the way I’ve always seen it, ever since I started listening to music, there was always a place to go to. There are artists like Jon Hopkins and Bonobo who make specifically transportative music, but all music has it in some way. I hope ours will do too.”

UPSTAIRS OPEN This has been a long time coming. Upstairs Open have an origin story that stretches back half a decade – it twists through serious illness and different career paths – but fate had more in store, and now Daniel James and Courtney Paynter are ready to embark upon the most exciting journey of their lives.

The pair met through a mutual friend, musical director Sam Kennedy (Foxes, Bastille) during a studio session in 2011. Both had no idea that years later they would create a band together. As Daniel’s solo career developed, he inked a deal with Capitol Records and toured with the likes of Hozier, but a series of events would force music into the backseat.

Upstairs Open began writing in early 2016, with weekly sessions in Daniel’s South London flat that allowed an organic, restraint-free nature of working, ideal for developing a new sound. ‘You Got Love’ is their first piece to get excited about, and their debut single. A genre-defying mix of natural and electronic tones produced by long time collaborator James Earp (Fickle Friends, Bipolar Sunshine). This self released single currently sits at over 300,000 streams on Spotify, and the band cannot wait to release their next single, ‘Chicago’, in early 2018.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Wed 28th Feb 18 at 7.00pm

Man of Moon

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


Vuromantics are a brand spanking new band who burst into life in March 2017. The band have already released their first 2 E.P’s and have been touring hard since their launch with regular dates in the north, the south and ventures into Scotland & Wales. The band blend pop sensibilities with a passion for electronic music and funk groove to create a very modern take on some retro ideas. With a debut album release in the pipeline and new shows being announced all the time, it won’t be long before Vuromantics appear on your radar.

Vuromantics 2018 UK tour dates revealed

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

Corella plus Noah Noah and Gypsy Circus

Scruff of the Neck & Fortune presents

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

TWEET: @Corellamnc


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

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

Hak Baker

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

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Wed 7th Mar 18 at 11.00pm

17 Steps Tour: Dusky + Christian Piers


London duo Dusky bring their 17 Steps label tour to Sneaks with special guest and label mate Christian Piers (Laszlo Dancehall / A1 Bassline).

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

Pretty Vicious

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

Martha Ffion plus guests

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

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

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

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

TAngerinecAT, Kapil Seshasayee, Dumb Muscle

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

In association with Through The Eyes Of Ruby


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

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

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

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

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

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

Featured on BBC 3 and BBC 6

Kapil Seshasayee

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

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

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

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

Dumb Muscle


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

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

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Thu 15th Mar 18 at 7.00pm


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

Eyre Llew

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

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

Banfi plus guests

Banfi is Joe Banfi, Aaron Graham and Chris McCuaig.

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

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

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

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

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

Novatines plus guests

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

Calva Louise

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
tiny bells
Tue 3rd Apr 18 at 7.00pm

Trembling Bells

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

Electronic Music Open Mic & Forum

The all Electronic Music Open Mic & Forum comes to Edinburgh as part of the UK wide tour. Hosted by Martin Christie (aka Poet & the Loops) lets discover the sounds of electronic Scotland.

Seeking all forms of electronic music including: dance, ambient, noise, electropop, techno, glitch, electrojazz, chiptune, hip hop, loopers, improvised, live coding, experimental, trance etc

Get out of the home studio and into the light of a listening and appreciative audience. Laptops, synths, drum machines, loop stations, groove boxes, sequencers, samplers, iPads, modular synths, apps, keyboards, decks, analogue and digital devices of all kinds welcome.

Meet other electronic music makers, share ideas and collaborate. There will be ample time and space to discuss this form of music making.

Slots are up to 15 minutes (including set up and pack down times). Sign up on the night with no advanced bookings. Get in touch with Martin Christie on Facebook or by email: for more details.

Sorry – no acoustic guitars – unless they are being used to generate soundscapes or some other style of music in keeping with the night. This is an acoustic free zone (there are already some super nights in Edinburgh to suit acoustic musicians).

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

Goat Girl plus guests

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Melody Makers: Dropkick, The Wellgreen, Attic Lights and Star Trip

‘Those who have yet to latch onto them are surely missing something special….Indie, powerpop, accomplished harmonies, tendencies. What’s not to love?’ The Herald newspaper (UK)

Edinburgh-based Dropkick release their new album, Longwave, in March 2018 as a joint release with Pretty Olivia Records (Spain) and Sound Asleep Records (Sweden). ‘Longwave’ is Dropkick’s most accomplished and fully realised collection of songs to date, demonstrating a return to more direct, jangly guitar-orientated songs, showcasing their ear for melody and harmony. As well as Scottish dates, the band will be playing shows in Sweden and Spain to promote the new record.
‘A guarantee of Instant melodic fulfilment….Dropkick triumph in giving new edge to familiar themes.’ (R2 Rock n Reel Magazine, UK)

The Wellgreen combine classic sixties songwriting, early powerpop and psychedelia on top of vintage recording techniques to create a familiar yet fresh & original sound. ??Having toured extensively supporting Euros Childs & Stevie Jackson (as well as providing drums, bass, guitar and harmonies for both on their respective sets & records), The Wellgreen released their second album, Grin And Bear It on their own label, The Barne Society.

Formed in Glasgow’s West-End, Attic Lights‘ sound was moulded in a secluded attic inspired by The Beach Boys, Flaming Lips, Weezer and Guided By Voices. Attic Lights second album, ‘Super De Luxe’ was released by Elefant Records in May 2013.

“Chiming 12-string perfection” (The Guardian)

“Vocal harmonies weave in and out of this perfect pop” (The Sun)

Coming on like The Eagles lassoing Fountains Of Wayne to The Beach Boys…transcendent” (NME)

“Spellbinding” (The Fly)?”Sumptuous harmonies” (Q)

Star Trip are a Spanish band from Valencia who combine powerful, chiming guitars with a healthy dose of vocal harmonies, recalling bands such as Teenage Fanclub, Fountains of Wayne and Velvet Crush. This is their first time playing in Scotland.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Sat 14th Apr 18 at 11.00pm

Erol Alkan ‘To The Rhythm’ at The Caves

Following his recent critically acclaimed ‘Reworks Volume 1’ collection, and 2017’s thirteen-week sell out XOYO residency in London, Erol Alkan takes the distinct sound of ‘To The Rhythm’ to The Caves for an all-night set, care of his friends at Sneaky Pete’s.

This is the second time Erol Alkan has played all night long in Edinburgh, after last year’s sell out party at Sneaky Petes, another chance to present his unifying and unpredictable vision of club culture from open to close.

On a winding musical journey that has seen Alkan thrive as a producer, chameleonic remixer and radio host, from the era of seminal club ‘Trash’ to the present day, his spiritual home has been in the DJ booth…

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


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

Glass Caves, Lost in Vancouver, 100 Fables

Scruff of the Neck & Fortune presents

Glass Caves are “a word of mouth phenomenon” – CLASH

Lost In Vancouver are a four piece indie-rock band from Kirkcaldy in Fife

100 Fables were born from a shared love of the new wave movement and their passion for the mid 70s CBGBs scene

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Fri 20th Apr 18 at 7.00pm

The Sea Atlas plus Scott Wallace

The Sea Atlas is like all maps, sheltered havens to open expanses that will weather the harshest storms. Calum Buchanan is The Sea Atlas. The winter of 2016/17 seen a change in his life, where he ran home to an island in the North Atlantic. Here he locked himself away in a cabin on the shores of a sea loch on his ancestral family croft and wrote and recorded in a makeshift studio. The harsh winter surroundings and winter gales can be heard in the depths of the latest release “dreams”, this energy was transferred into the recordings creating an almost ethereal atmospheric indie folk sound, that is as much his sound as the sound of the islands. With the backing band of close friends he has been able to achieve an almost orchestral like indie rock sound from a four piece band that will have you torn between dancing through night to finding a lost part of you in the stripped back heartfelt songs.

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

Sam Brookes

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


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

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

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

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

– By Patty Schemel

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

TTWM: Sonars / Wuh Oh / Teek

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

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

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

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

Wuh Oh


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