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£6 – DOOR

DOORS – 7:00PM


Singer songwriter Scott Candlish is preparing for the launch of his third EP, ‘A Little While, a Bit of Time’ at Sneaky Pete’s before embarking on his first European Tour.

After making the big move from his hometown of Melbourne to Scotland, Candlish has been refining his alt-folk style with regular shows in the vibrant city of Edinburgh.

Special Guests:


From the small Irish town of Carlow beams the light of joy that is Sarah Owens. Currently living in Edinburgh the singer songwriter performs at local bars frequently silencing large crowds with her hauntingly angelic voice. A blend of influences from her homeland help shape her pretty songs that capture the soul leaving listeners with an indelible bliss.


Unable to produce a decent sound with his voice, French-born Edinburgh based guitarist Vincent Gauchot takes acoustic guitar to a new level. Expect crazy melodies, insane percussive techniques, (too) honest talking, and hopefully great music.

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

Holiday Ghosts is a 4 piece Rock ‘n’ Roll group, from the small town of Falmouth, UK.

Starting as a solo project of Sam Stacpoole, of the The Black Tambourines, it has existed and evolved in the space between that band and running his studio since 2012. It is now a full collaboration between Sam, his girlfriend Katja Rackin, Ryan Cleave and Charlie Fairbairn.

Not just another product of the burgeoning DIY and garage rock scene in Falmouth, Holiday Ghosts have self recorded all their own material, set up D.I.Y gigs and developed a sound of their own rooted in their love of bands such as The Velvet Underground, Modern Lovers, The Clean e.t.c.

Their debut album was released by the Swedish label PNKSLM records in September 2017 and another is in the works already.

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

On Tuesday the 26th of March, East Lothian alt-folk songwriter, Baron Salmon headlines Sneaky Pete’s. The show will start with a solo slot from Mt. Doubt’s Leo Bargery.
Tickets £5.
Doors: 7pm
Mt. Doubt: 8pm
Baron Salmon: 9pm

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Temporary Band is putting together a wee gig to celebrate the release of their EP “Colours of Life” with support from
The Orange Tiles and Bad Protagonist Club.

Make sure to save the date as it is guaranteed to be a night filled with great music for everyone to enjoy!

Ticket link will be available soon.

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The Real Ink are embarking on their biggest UK tour yet going bringing the INK sound from south to north.
What is the INK sound? A mixture of Funk, Reggae, Jazz and Ska.
Its a momentum of sound. From when the first note of the saxophone hits to the last beat on the drum. Get ready for soulful vocals and funky bass and guitar. Get ready for something that you will be hard to comprehend but will hook you indefinitely.
Its a momentum of sound. From when the first note of the saxophone hits to the last beat on the drum. Get ready for soulful vocals and funky bass and guitar. Get ready for something that you will be hard to comprehend but will hook you indefinitely.

Supports come from the local and captivating five piece band – The VanderBlues. Expect upbeat, energetic… something very special.

Tickets on sale soon via Skiddle

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Scruff of the Neck presents

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“Majestic post-punk. Haunting and hypnotic.” – Louder Than War
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“Discovering and developing some great talent in Manchester and beyond, it’s exciting to be working with them” – Joe Vesayaporn, Music Glue




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Get ready to celebrate all the noise you’ve been making!

The Noisy Movement has had a really successful few months with #ThisIsNotConsent campaign and your support has been incredible. We want to keep making noise for this campaign as well as celebrate what has been achieved so far. So we are hosting a ‘Noisy Night’ at Sneaky Pete’s where you can have a drink and listen to some of Edinburgh’s finest bands and artists!

Acts to be revealed in the next few days so watch this space!

Tickets – £4 – on sale 11th March

Stay Noisy x

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Following their upcoming release of Dreamcatcher/You Wouldn’t Believe, Better Halves are taking the stage at Sneaky Pete’s to complete their Scottish tour with a headline show!

Better Halves are a 4 piece indie pop rock band from Edinburgh. With catchy lyrics and creamy licks, you’re bound to get a serious case of ear worms when Better Halves take the stage. The members of the band have played together for some years in different band constellations, but decided to form Better Halves in 2018. With inspiration drawn from bands like Fleetwood Mac, Electric Light Orchestra and The Killers, Better Halves are an energetic band that spans generations!

~ Tickets, £5, available from any of the bands AND limited available on the door
~ 14+, anyone under 18 MUST be accompanied by and adult



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Barbe Rousse are back and they’re over the moon to announce they’ll be launching their new single, ‘Well Dressed Salad’, into the stratosphere on April 2nd at Sneaky Pete’s!

Support comes from:

Harry Higgs –

30 years in the making, Harry has been writing for years and has an obscure catalog of songs ranging from delicate songs of loss to rebellious guitar rock. Joined by two of his cohorts, together they’ll walk you by hand into the void where nothing will make sense anymore.


Ruth Gillies –

An Edinburgh based singer/songwriter who has had successes such as being featured on BBC radio Scotland’s track of the week with former band Oceancode, an invitation to an international songwriting camp in Holland and working on Scottish Music Centres acclaimed ‘Hit the Road’ tour several years ago.

Recently, Ruth has been focussing on her solo material and sourcing inspiration from many genres and styles. She has now created a melancholic collection of pop songs laced with hooks and stand out melodies.

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Alex Rex is the solo project from Alex Neilson (Trembling Bells/ Bonnie “Prince” Billy) and friends. Singing songs of love, loss and loathing. This is their first UK tour promote new album OTTERBURN (Tin Angel Records). Misanthropy has never sounded so glorious.

Jill Lorean is the nom de guerre of Jill O’Sullivan – founding member of Sparrow & The Workshop and BDY PRTS – two of the most innovative and incendiary bands to come out of Glasgow in the past 15 years. Uptight and soulful with a smear of gut-bucket Blues, Lorean is the perfect culmination of Jill’s distinctive songwriting.

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Warmup DJ support from Craig Smith (6th Borough Project), plus free club entry after.

When you listen to the music of Joseph ‘Amp’ Fiddler your ears are picking up something a little different; authentic funk straight from the heart of Detroit in a sea of beige imitations. But then you don’t play with two of the greatest RnB groups ever created (namely Enchantment and Parliament/Funkadelic), teach J Dilla how to use the MPC60, and write and record music with the likes of Prince and Seal without knowing how to make very fly soul music.

Catch the legend himself playing LIVE for Popular Music – get in quick!

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Craig is the perfect guest DJ to warm up for and then follow on from Amp Fiddler. More than just one of Scotland’s finest house heads, Craig is deep in hip hop and funk too.

It’s free to stick around after Amp Fiddler, or £3 if you’re for just in for the club.

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Fresh Produce are gearing up excitedly for Friday April 5th line up and it’s looking pretty dynamic to say the least.

Bringing to you:
PYRO the punchy, confident energetic teenage duo from Bathgate delivering a sound so confident that you’d think they’d been around for years.

The powerful voice and strong stage performance of Amy Lou and her band with their catchy pop melodies guaranteed to make even the shy dancers move.

Kick-starting the night will be Edinburghs homegrown talent The Party Slogan. 5 young lads making their way into the Scottish music scene and getting attention too. 80’s post-punk influenced amongst other genre’s what’s not to like?

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

See Moteh Parrott & Friends and Nicky Murray on their joint headline Scottish tour this April, with local support.

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LaKyoto celebrate the release of their brand new single ‘INVINCIBLE’ with a headline show at Sneaky Pete’s on Wednesday 10th April. Support from Radials.

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On sale 9th November 10am

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

Singer-songwriter Archie Faulks playing as part of his headline UK tour. As heard on Radio 1, Radio X and seen on tour with Isaac Gracie, Rhodes, and Asgier.

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EDINBURGH, Sneaky Pete’s

Walt Disco + Beta Waves + Zoe Graham + Lizzie Reid
Doors: 7pm
Age: 14+

Tickets on sale now >>

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Top drawer, hard hitting garage-punk from Australia.

Fiercely independent, their debut album – Late Teens – was mixed, recorded and produced entirely by the band during an intense six week period in the bassist’s house.

With current single ‘Headwreck’ being picked up by Radio One and Kerrang! radio, 2019 is looking to be a big one for Press Club.

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With influences ranging from traditional folk to the more rocky bands like Gogel Bordello, Cold War Kids and Jack White, HM&TC are a band on top of their game right now. They might just be one of the hardest working bands in the country, with constant touring that has included appearances at the likes of Glastonbury, Bestival and Boomtown festivals, as well as critical acclaim that has led to an ever growing fanbase across the world. Their music has recently been used in the Oceans 8 film as an added bonus for the band. A live show not to be missed!

14+ show

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Fusing elements of Latin, funk, psychedelia, soul and hip-hop, hotly tipped trio Peluche are a troupe of intrepid troubadours, whose freewheeling artistry cemented their position as a standout force in London’s diverse music scene.

High praise has been heaped on them from Noisey, i-D, Q, NME and The Guardian, describing their sound as “dub spaciousness and pop sensibility, one that John Peel might have played on his show circa 1981”.

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It’s a clear sky but the sun is nowhere to be seen.

Support to be confirmed.

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The story of Ten Fé is a love story, of sorts. For the songwriters at the centre of it – Ben Moorhouse and Leo Duncan – the band is the eventual realisation of two respective careers spent navigating the bumpy terrain of the music industry. Both have been in bands before, some successful, some less so, until in each-other they finally found a musical partnership built on a deeper understanding.
Leo Duncan is from the Black country – the ‘armpit of England’, he jokes – raised in an Irish household, steeped in a tradition of folk singing. Ben Moorhouse is from East London and found his musical feet at school  – picking up a guitar, and moving through Britpop into psychedelia and then jazz as he progressed through his teenage years and onto a Royal Academy music degree. They met around the time Ben was enjoying success playing bass in indie outfit Golden Silvers and the pair began working together on the side-lines. Between busking on the London underground, they wrote songs in each-other’s bedrooms, and eventually in 2015 started releasing music in their own right. Ten Fé was formed. Their debut album Hit the Light arrived in early-2017 and received widespread acclaim, with comparisons to Britain’s Madchester scene of the late 80s and early 90s and Springsteen-esque Americana. It struck a chord, enjoying in excess of 30 million streams on Spotify and inspiring sold out shows in the UK, America, and Europe.
They felt a renewed sense of confidence when it came to writing the ever-daunting follow up. They set up shop in a vacant driving licence office in Walthamstow where the majority of the writing has been done. As they neared the end of the process, they took their collection of songs and the rest of the expanded Ten Fé band – Rob Shipley, Johnny Drain and Alex Hammond – to Oslo where they tracked the record before returning to London to finish it off with producer Luke Smith (Foals, Depeche Mode, Petite Noir, Anna of the North) and have it mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, Florence & The Machine, Amen Dunes).

Finding a sweet spot somewhere between the woozy drawl of War on Drugs and the taut melodrama of Fleetwood Mac, they focused their sound into something distinctively Ten Fé.  The duo’s songwriting has matured since their debut to become something more subtle, evocative and emotionally compelling.

All attention is now focused on the resultant record – ‘Future Perfect, Present Tense’ – which is due for release on 8 March 2019 via Some Kinda Love/PIAS. It is a poignant, uplifting meditation on everything that’s brought them to this point, and all they’ve left behind in getting there. Already introduced by first single ‘Not Tonight, and now brand-new offering ‘Won’t Happen’; an early standout which bounces with a lithe groove while Leo Duncan, on vocals, laments and repents for his past indiscretions. 

What ‘Future Perfect, Present Tense’ adds up to is a record about time – the time it takes, the time you’ll never get back, and the times still to come – from a band with a deep appreciation of taking the rough with the smooth. The journey to its completion has been about stripping away the distractions and being truthful to themselves. 

After everything, Ben and Leo have finally stopped chasing other people’s dreams and brought it back to a simple connection that is unique to the two of them. Translated into English, Ten Fé is the Spanish for “have faith”. New album title “Future Perfect, Present Tense” conveys further their commitment to the cause and a reminder of their unwavering optimism. Both of these mottos are apt for the pair of songwriters – a band who’ve learnt to trust each-other, and know the rest will follow.

We are proud to be a PRS Foundation ‘Talent Development Partner’ and with their help we have been able to curate our ‘New Waves’, ‘Night Music’ and ‘Central Belters’ programmes.

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Amber Cross released her debut album “You Can Come In” in March of 2013. Country Music People Magazine/UK, discovered the album and gave it a 5 Star Review and CD Of The Month, saying “Every now and again a debut CD arrives and you know about 30 seconds in that you are experiencing something a bit special… it’s appeal is likely to be broad, from bluegrass, rootsy Appalachian, to country or honky-tonk.”

Authenticity is a difficult thing to measure in American roots music. It’s not in the hat you wear, or the twang in your voice. It’s in how well you understand that the music comes from the land, and that its roots run deep. Americana songwriter Amber Cross understands this, and on her new album, Savage on the Downhill, she makes music as beholden to the landscapes of Northern and Pacific California, where she lives and travels, as to the visually-rich songwriting she crafts around it. Her songs hang heavy with the yellow dust of dirt roads, plunge deep into the soft loam of the forest. Cross connected with other great American songwriters, Gurf Morlix and Tim O’Brien, who both came onboard for the album, with O’Brien complimenting her “no bullshit style of singing.” If there’s a rawness to Cross’ voice, a plainness to the words, it comes from the fact that Cross knows the roots of this music aren’t fancy. They’re built by hand and filled with honest words and hard-won truths.

The songs on Savage on the Downhill are deeply visual and inextricably tied to nature, whether the California forests that Cross roams through, or the high deserts outside Austin, Texas, where she recorded the album. Throughout, Cross moves easily through different styles of country and folk songwriting, from Bakersfield outlaw attitude to Woody Guthrie plain-spoken folk.

“Every once in a while music comes along that you just know instantly that you are going to like. Amber’s melodies are more than complemented by thoughtful, interesting and honest lyrics, along with fine, understated musicianship that proves the old adage that “less is more”. The result is a set of superbly crafted, well-rounded, addictive songs that stay with you long after the last notes have ended, and make you hungry for more.” -Duncan Warwick, Country Music People Magazine, UK

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

EYRE LLEW will be touring the UK, playing a string of intimate shows to celebrate the release of a new Split EP collaboration they recorded with their South Korean tour exchange friends.

The split began in 2018 between Asia tour dates when both bands went into the studio together during their time in Seoul. It marks the end of an international tour exchange and an incredible time on the road together. We can’t wait for you to hear it. Learn more at

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Conall Adam is a singer/songwriter from Dunfermline. Conall is a one man, one guitar performer that creates a full backing track of harmonies, rhythms, beats and riffs to create his unique sound.

Conall’s main influences are a mix of Passenger and Ed Sheeran and uses techniques to create a full show for everyone to hear live.

Conall earlier EP, Fall Asleep and gained the status of more streams on iTunes in Ireland than Adele’s “21” and Ed Sheerans “+” in November.

Conall has released his brand new EP out summer 2018 and is set to travel around Scotland to share this new release of music. He is recording his brand new EP in Edinburgh set to release in Summer 2019.

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allusinlove are a four-headed monster. A rock and roll band that play pop music in high-velocity assaults. They make music to move you. Music to fuck to. Music to fight to. Music to fall in love to.

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

Tom Speight is making up for lost time. Laid low by illness, beset by problems both personal and professional, the songwriter returned to what he does best: writing songs.

Using his convalescence as a musical break, Tom found that music simply tumbled forth, a torrent of ideas, a flood of melody. “I wanted to do it,” he says. “I came out of a big relationship – four or five years – and then I was pretty low. I’d just come out of two major operations, so it was a good, cathartic way of getting on with things.”

“You have to live life, don’t you? Get your heart broken, meet someone and start something new. Experience things.”

Armed with some of his finest songs to date, when Tom Speight finally decided to push the button he did so in remarkable style. Four Eps were released across 12 months, racking up more than 12 million Spotify plays, earning support from Radio 2 and a high profile session on Jo Whiley’s show. Desperate to play live, he chalked up more than 80 shows in less than 12 months, from London to Poland, from the Scottish Highlands to the continent.

“It’s amazing, yeah,” he admits with a smile. “We went to number one in Brazil. We were number seven in the global viral chart, and number one in their viral chart. Nothing’s changed, really. I always thought the songs were good, otherwise I wouldn’t have put them out there.”

Supremely confident in his own work, Tom has developed a close relationship to producer Chris Bond. Working at Bond’s barnyard studio – “No phone signal, no internet… there’s not even running water!” – the pair focus purely on music, getting as close to the songs as they possibly can.

“We did all the foundations live,” he explains. “And then strings, cello, and piano we’d put over it afterwards as overdubs. I think you can hear it in the songs, that it’s not polished. It’s a human thing, which I think is missing in music.”

“I could give him a dozen songs and he knew pretty much exactly what he was going to do with them. And that was a great feeling, as well. He had a real vision for them.”

As a kid, Tom Speight listened endlessly to those early Leonard Cohen albums, even going as far as to borrow his older sister’s classical guitar. That element of simplicity remains in his music, but his recent work feels more inclined towards Ryan Adams’ Autumnal romanticism, or even the simple yet affecting Celtic soul of Damian Rice, where each note has its own place driven by a deeply personal connection to the music.

That connection is something that fans feel, too. An entirely organic success story, Tom Speight has returned from the brink to find success in the only way he knows how – great songwriting, delivered on each and every gig. “Fans call me ‘friend’ – they think I’m their friend!” he exclaims. “I write messages for them when they buy the deluxe CD. You feel like you get to know people. I know what some of them do for jobs or how their wife is or something like that. It’s that nice feeling of having personal interactions with the fans. It’s important.”

With four more Eps planned for 2017 – and countless international shows on the books – Tom Speight is able to relax a little, to breathe a little easier. “I think there’s been months where I haven’t written a song,” he shrugs. “I don’t think that’s a bad thing, though. I don’t think you should force them out.”

Wholly natural and completely organic, Tom Speight is able to find success at his own pace. Time to get caught up.

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Connor Clark and the Matador Kings
The Bright Skies

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With nods to Warpaint, Ian Sweet, and Sleater Kinney, HAVVK produce a haunting and dynamic sound that steers the listener from moments of immersive shoe-gaze to thrashing punk rock, all fronted by a soaring, bewitching vocal.

HAVVK originally formed in London in 2014, and relocated to Berlin two summers ago. The band initially evolved around Julie Hawk’s solo project which was produced by their guitarist Matt Harris. Wanting to break away from the singer-songwriter niche, they redeveloped as something with more atmosphere, punch, and political edge than before. Their first EP, ‘HAVVK’, was produced by Dimitri Tikovoï (Placebo, The Horrors) and mixed by Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice). Their second EP ‘She Knows’ was self-produced alongside Belfast native Rocky O’ Reilly (And So I Watch You From Afar). Noizze said it featured what “could be the best opening track to any rock release.” In the close of 2017, the band released their double A-Side vinyl, “Can’t Explain // Below”, that juxtaposes the two sides of HAVVK’s distinctive sound. Vents Magazine described the record as a “gritty slice of indie grunge” met with “shimmering delicacy.”

Since moving to Berlin, they’ve supported And So I Watch You From Afar and The Drums at The Lido, as well as appearing on stages at Liverpool Soundcity, Other Voices, Hard Working Class Heroes, and The Great Escape. They’ve also performed alongside Bitch Falcon, Wyvern Lingo, The Altered Hours, Party Fears, and Saint Sister as well as touring with BARQ, ELM, and Harbouring Oceans. Amongst their online supporters are Gold Flake Paint, Nialler9, Noisey, Stereogum, Wonderland, DIY, and The Line Of Best Fit. HAVVK’s singles have had air-time on BBC 6 Music from Lauren Laverne, Tom Robinson, Steve Lamacq and Chris Hawkins, as well as appearing on RTE Radio 1, Today FM, XFM, Absolute Radio, 2XM, Amazing Radio, 98FM, and Dublin City FM.

In addition to their own music, the band have also founded their label, Veta Records, working with acts such as Maria Kelly, DYVR, and Sive. In 2017, Julie Hawk co-founded SelfMade, a platform to explore DIY music in Ireland through performance, discussion, and art. She also produced an illustration series, Female Fronted Drawn Together, celebrating women in music.

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Fortune Presents
The Lutras

British Rock foursome The Lutras formed in Dumfries, Scotland in 2016. Two years hitting the live circuit playing over three hundred shows to impassioned audiences across the UK, has seen The Lutras master their live set, build a strong fanbase and forged their very own unique sound which sits somewhere between Rock and Pop.

Clements & Heron’s songwriting displays fine examples of their influences on debut single ‘Run & Hide’ released on 22nd November ’18. The first release has seen the band’s fanbase grow from strength to strength with a sell out 350 cap hometown show at The Venue(Dumfries) in December to a sold-out support slot with Vida at Liquid Room, Edinburgh (800cap).

The band are currently locked away writing and recording demos to take into the studio with Bruce Rintoul (Twin Atlantic, Fatherson, The Lapelles) with at least two new singles planned for release this year.

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Join Full Fat, Dixie Fried and The Violent Mood Swings at Sneaky Pete’s for a night of Rhythm and Blues.

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Hunter & The Bear are touring small intimate venues this May.

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We love New Zealand four-piece The Beths. They channel their longtime friendship into high-energy guitar pop with a smart lyrical bite.

Their debut EP, 2016’s Warm Blood, overflows with explosive guitar riffs and infectious indie-rock hooks. Produced by the band and featuring all members on joyful vocal harmonies that recall the best ‘60s pop, tracks like ace lead single “Whatever” and impossibly catchy standout “Idea/Intent” earned the all-killer, no-filler release rave reviews from the New Zealand music press.

2019 promises to be a breakout year for The Beths. A beloved live act across Australia and New Zealand, the band will tour the U.S. and Europe. Their freshman album, Future Me Hates Me, also produced by Pearce, arrived in August 2018 on Carpark Records; fans of artists like Sleater-Kinney and Best Coast should remain on high alert.

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Our good pal Johnny from DMA’s brought this one to our attention – it’s his brother’s band!

Sydney rock/pop outfit PLANET is the culmination of several years of trial and error in songcraft, performance and production. They were first brought together by their shared love of music: old and new, foreign and domestic. Drawing influences from past and present the four-piece combine pop laden guitar hooks with soaring vocal melodies. The result is a sound which is reminiscent of Britpop but remains undeniably Australian.

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

Crack Cloud is a 7-piece band and mixed-media collective based out of Vancouver, BC.

Modelled around harm reduction philosophy, Crack Cloud operates as a rehabilitative outlet for a revolving cast of multi-disciplinary artists across Canada.

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Crocodiles are a psychedelic noise-pop band hailing from San Diego. They were formed by guitarist Charles Rowell and singer Brandon Welchez after times in groups like The Plot To Blow Up The Eiffel Tower, Some Girls and Dum Dum Girls.

Since then, they’ve released seven studio albums and have been compared to bands like The Jesus And Mary Chain and Tommy James And The Shondells. Their new album, Love is Here, has just been released and is ace.

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The members of The Nude Party first came together in the freshman dormitories of Boone, North Carolina’s Appalachian State University in 2012. Patton Magee, and later Austin Brose, linked up with childhood friends Connor Mikita & Alec Castillo and step brothers Shaun Couture & Don Merrill. The following summer, the young men moved into a lake house outside of town to begin learning their respective instruments and jamming on rudimentary riffs. Friends came by the lake house to swim and party and soon there developed a group obsession with performing in the nude. They quickly gained a following as the house band at a notorious Boone party palace referred to as the 505 House, and the bare honesty of their performances was so contagious that their audience also started partying au naturel. While these traditions may appear risqué to the casual observer, the band explains, “These weren’t orgies, they weren’t sexual even. It was just kind of a wild exhibitionism that we felt gave us freedom.” Best known around campus as “the naked party band,” this informal aggregation of musicians became a defined unit and chose to call their group simply “The Nude Party.”

Ironically, they began playing fully-clothed as soon as they were christened since their birthday suits were not welcomed in any decent live music establishment. They hit the national tour circuit and soon found a mentor in Black Lips’ drummer, Oakley Munson. He produced their Hot Tub EP and in exchange for cheap rent and physical labor gave The Nude Party a new home deep in the Catskills Mountains. An isolated place to focus entirely on writing music and playing together, and the culmination of six years of experimentation and refinement of material, has resulted in the band’s first full-length.

Incessant road warriors who play 150+ dates a year, The Nude Party is currently on an extensive tour with Ron Gallo & Twen and will appear at Levitation Music Festival in Austin, TX later this month. The band will join Sunflower Bean for a stretch of dates this June followed by a headlining album release show at Rough Trade in Brooklyn, NY on July 5. Please see below for all dates and full tour details.

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Sonars are a two-piece Electro-Psych outfit from the UK and Italy. The band consists of Brighton-born Frederick Paysden and Serena Oldrati from Bergamo.

Their live performance revolves around their loop stations which they use to recreate their songs layer by layer, drawing inspiration from Alt Rock, Psych Rock and Trip Hop.In 2018 they released a new single which was played on several UK radio stations, followed by official showcases at SXSW (Austin, TX), Canadian Music Week (Toronto, ON) and an extensive UK tour. After a busy festival season, they went on to support Thirty Seconds To Mars and Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) at the open-air Milano Rocks festival in September, performing before a crowd of thousands of people.
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Prettiest Eyes are LA-based Puerto Ricans and Mexicans with psyche fizzing through their veins. We have them in on a day off from supporting The Oh Sees across Europe.

Prettiest Eyes craft a notoriously popular live show that blends elements of Psych-Punk, Noise, Krautrock and Industrial with a solid blues-based backbone. The end result is loaded with razor-sharp elements and buzzing keyboards processed through effect pedals for an excruciating crunch.

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

The Luka State

“Supergrass crossed with Kasabian? I think they’re very much better than that”, Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music

“This is huge, it is really good, really really like it!” Chris Murray, Amazing Radio

“They really know how to write a tune”, Gordon Smart, Radio X
This North West band just might be the hardest working unsigned rock act in the UK right now. In the 4 years since they formed they’ve toured the UK, Europe, North America and worked with producers from Alan Moulder (QOTSA Villains) to Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers) and Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters).

Their latest single, What My Problem, is a modern British take on the classic grunge sound and caps off a successful trilogy of tracks released in rapid succession since September 2018.

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

Australian group Retiree return to Bradley Zero’s Rhythm Section INTL in 2018 with a new record ‘House Or Home’.

Retiree ??is the musical project of three Sydney/ Melbourne mammals: ?Matt Crowley, Tori Holleman?? & ?Marco Vella??. Retiree have steadily congealed their broad influences into a unique emulsion of strongly rhythmic and emotional music. From two releases, they’ve been described as “pared back 1980s comfort pop for all occasions” by NOISEY, having “a whole lot of criss-crossing rhythm” by The FADER and containing “swirling synth flourishes, languid wistful vocals and strutting drum machine funk” by The 405.

House Or Home’s songs explore the theme of “house or home” and what that means in present day Australia for different people. They journey from an aboriginal tent embassy on the south coast of New South Wales, a retirement village, a one room flat in Ringwood and a sleepless 17 hour stop over in Malaysia. Their live set throws all their keyboards, guitar pedals and woodblocks on stage, resulting in long-legged convulsing to a drum machine under honest lyrics.

Retiree have teamed up with director Joey Knox and cinematographer Jesse Gohier-Fleet to create a series of interconnected film clips. Unraveling an intricate web of stories, the visuals pair seamlessly with the songs.

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Tickets available on the door

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

24th May – Erol Alkan All Night Long at Summerhall

We’re throwing a big party at Summerhall to welcome back producer, DJ, label founder and old pal Erol Alkan.

This is the third time Erol has played all night long in Edinburgh, after last year’s sell-out party at The Caves (and the one before that at Sneaky Petes), this is 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…

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The Good Arms – “Blistering urgent in your face garage rock n roll”

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

Midi Paul + Chuchoter + Krowne

Midi Paul is the alter ego of bassist/producer Phil McBride. Expect stuttering drums, spliced up disco samples, wobbly arpeggios and some computer funk. On stage, the music evolves like a DJ set but in place of the turntables you will get live bass, dirty analogue synths and old school breakbeats.

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Spanish psyche-satanic washtub blues group are back at Sneaks. This last show was an uproarious sellout and we’re expecting the same again.


Their newly minted fifth album is “a new attempt to go further and beyond, in our crusade for regression and the idea of creating our own personal ‘Gris Gris’.” The album sees them tracing back to more traditional folk music from their home country, channeling ceremonial, ‘un-Christian’ sounds.

“We chose to delve into the sound of the wash tub as the main bass sound, a drum amplified by the minimum number of mics so that it would sound as natural as possible and an electric guitar plugged directly into an amplifier, no intermediaries that would disturb the peace in the monastery.

“We dared to add some new instruments to the mix in some songs, such as a bottle of anise, a beat-up bandurria and some sounds made by old doors, in order to add a little bit of flavour of deep Spain.”

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

vistas scottish headline tour

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

Violet Gang Edinburgh presents Cora Pearl + Special Guests at Sneaky Pete’s. Tuesday 25th June. £6 ADV // £8 OTD. // 7.00pm – 10.00pm. 18+ ??

? Cora Pearl ?

Cora Pearl have cemented their place as one of the most promising break out bands of 2019. With two releases in quick succession this year that have both gained national radio play from BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 6 Music and following on from a sell-out show headline show at The Leadmill, the band are set to storm the summer of 2019 with another new single and relentless touring & festivals across the UK including playing the main stage at this years Tramlines Festival 2019.

Tuesday 25th June
£6 ADV // £8 OTD // 18+

Sneaky Pete’s
73 Cowgate
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
In Association with Violet Gang, Crystal Ship Studios, English Rain Sheffield, College Radio, Fat Flowers Collective and more.

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

Gaygirl are a London based quartet making dark, melodic pop.

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

Formed in May 2017 in Bristol, through friendship, and a desperate need for artistic and sonic self-expression, Heavy Lungs went on a frenetic spree.

From the first packed out show at Crofters Rights, to recording an ep in 3 days, a raucous set at Simple Things last year, to supporting Idles then Metz. They went onto play outside Bristol home turf across the country and are now about to embark on a UK tour with brothers, Idles.

This is the beginning. This is Heavy Lungs.

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

Psyche and post-punk sit deep in the Brazillian musical psyche. You may have seen Boogarins support Tune-Yards on tour last year where they came across as a freakier Tame Impala. Their brilliant new LP ‘Sombrou Dúvida’ does not dispel the impression that these are some very avid psyche adventurers. Boogarins are thrillingly “other”, but they certainly know their way around a tune and they are pin-prick funky too.

Sombrou Dúvida is a question. A play on words in Boogarins’ native Brazilian Portuguese. It’s a contraction of “Sombra ou Dúvida”, the title track of the album, which translates as ‘Shadow or Doubt’. There might seem to be a darkness to the question, given that both choices aren’t exactly cheery. Yet, Dino, the smiling, Afro-donned singer of the group tells us that “shadow” refers to a feeling related to your comfort zone, whereas doubt is the uncertainty that hits people and leads them to follow their instincts.”

Boogarins’ own instincts led them to continue elaborating on the dark themes of 2017’s surprise-drop Lá Vem a Morte (Here Comes Death) in a rented house in Texas. The quartet completed several additional tracks before relocating their efforts to a nearby recording studio for multiple sessions with engineer Tim Gerron and producer Gordon Zacharias over the ensuing 2 years, alongside several North American and European tours.

For fans of previous works by the band, Fernando Almeida’s songwriting and soaring vocals guide Sombrou Dúvida in a way that’s reminiscent of the Latin Grammy-nominated second album Manual, which was a portrait of a live band exploring the professional recording studio for the first time. The new 10-song set builds on this premise while retaining many of the home-recorded electronic elements of Lá Vem a Morte.

The use of a large, tuned live room at Austin’s Space Recording Studio allowed Boogarins to include the bold sound of their live performances — heavy rock guitar from Benke Ferraz (also in the producer role) colliding with experimental synth noise and bass undercurrents from Raphael Vaz, all driven by the incredibly dynamic and effulgent drummer Ynaiã Benthroldo.

“We didn’t want to write songs telling people what to do, but instead help them find their own thing. So, there are more questions in the album than answers” Dino adds. In these days of uncertainty, perhaps there’s some comfort to be found by remaining in the shadows.

Sombrou Dúvida will be released worldwide on OAR on May 10, 2019 alongside major Summer festivals and an extensive Northern Hemisphere Fall club tour.

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

Heads up this show is at Summerhall not Sneaks!

Free Love is the latest manifestation of Scottish duo Suzanne Rodden and Lewis Cook (FKA Happy Meals) – a continuation and progression of their utopian dance pop experiments released on Night School Records and Optimo which have seen them nominated for Scottish Album of the Year and performing across the globe. Touring across Europe supporting Liars and The Flaming Lips, and with festival shows as far as Austin, Moscow and Bangalore, the band have become notorious for their sensual live ceremonies.

Using a table of all-hardware electronics, Free Love harness a charismatic chaos and unpredictable energy that sets them apart as one of the most exciting artists of 2019.

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

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.

Say hello to your new favourite band.