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Wed 20th Jun 18 at 7.00pm

Her Name Is Calla

Celebrating over a decade together, Her name is Calla could hardly be considered an overnight success. Always difficult to pigeon hole, the band sit somewhere between light and shade. Post-rock and folk. Heart break and apocalypse. This difficulty to label has been a blessing and burden for the band. On one hand struggling to be accepted into genres, but on the other affording them a unique voice in the field.
Formed in 2004 by song-writer Tom Morris, Her Name Is Calla play intense, emotional guitar-rock, categorised by Morris’s haunting and distinctive vocals and the bands remarkable use of dynamics and atmosphere which of- ten finds audiences silenced both its delicacy and brutality.

Since their debut album The Heritage, in 2008 Her Name is Calla have endured a vigorous touring schedule which has seen support grow to a now international fan-base. The Quiet Lamb (2010) saw the band’s appeal and atten- tion grow through support from BBC Radio 1, 6 Music and Xfm amongst others. After a hiatus which would have destroyed most bands (and people), 2014 saw the release of their 3rd studio album, ‘Navigator’. The reflective and bi- ographical album was well received and saw further touring which has added to the insidious rise of Her name is Calla.

2015 saw the band celebrate a decade together with the film/ soundtrack A Wave Of Endorphins. 2016 + 17 saw a num- ber of festival appearances as well as contributions to Torch Songs, the mens mental health charity, a 7” releases with the lauded Leeds based singles club Come Play With Me, as well as the release of a live album recorded at Handmade Festival.

Her Name is Calla return in 2018 with a wealth of new material to be released as an EP in June and an album in October on Function Records.

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Wed 20th Jun 18 at 11.00pm

Heaters // Crême Fresh

Salutations.

Crème Fresh is being rotated out again.

Our last party with Heaters at Sneaks saw DEBONAIR deliver a blistering set (shouts to anyone accidentally playing warm up sets that are far harder than you originally thought). But this time it’s a solo mission from CF co-founder dü-sü.

Having spent the last 5 years standing beside the booth all night long it’s finally time to stand in the booth all night long. Expect: too many backspins; a curveball with a song played after it that’s way heavier; one song mixed into another; a DJ with glasses and kwaito.

Not content to just party at night dü-sü is also a founding member of Edinburgh’s new day time party Sundancin.

Peep some of his mixes here: https://soundcloud.com/duusuu/sets/mixes

Cya there
CF
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~ PARTY ~ MUSIC ~ ALL ~ NIGHT ~ LONG ~

£3 all night

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Thu 21st Jun 18 at 7.00pm

Dale Barclay & Laura St Jude plus guests

Dale Barclay, frontman of The Amazing Snakeheads and And Yet It Moves (easily one of the best gigs in Sneaks in the last year) collaborates with his partner Laura St. Jude and her eerie and brooding songwriting style.

Tickets available now!

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Fri 22nd Jun 18 at 7.00pm

The Super Moons , Colour Carnival, The Social Order, Stellar

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Fri 22nd Jun 18 at 11.00pm

Lostosc Nights: Seven Davis Jr

Edinburgh’s Lost Oscillation recording studio launch their night-time party imprint ‘Lostosc Nights’ with a long overdue Edinburgh debut from Ninja Tune heavyweight Seven Davis Jr, an artist well known for deep, immersive hybrid sets top-lined with his own soulful vocals.

The music will be enhanced by reactive audio-visual projections designed by the people at the Lost Oscillation studio, and a warm-up by Trembler & Passmore.

Lost Oscillation is a studio known for producing experimental music, hosting an eclectic range of artists/talents & repairing vintage audio equipment. It is also the home to Lionoil Industries, a beloved record label, supported by DJs all over Europe. LOSTOSC first experimented with putting on live music in collaboration with Edinburgh’s Rhythm Machine, who hosted them in their second room at Summerhall. After the success of that night, the LOSTOSC crew began to plan Lostosc Nights…

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Sat 23rd Jun 18 at 11.00pm

Definition

Over 10 years of parties, with almost all being soundtracked solely by the residents, Definition is Sneaky Pete’s longest running club night.Expect underground house & techno inspired by the likes of Sonar, Fabric, Pressure & Berghain from resident duo Mark Balneaves & Marty Lightbody.

Free before 12, £5 after

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Tue 26th Jun 18 at 7.00pm

Heavy Rapids, Gallus, Lucid Hound

Strong local line-up with a debut outing from Lucid Hound.

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Wed 27th Jun 18 at 7.00pm

Miscommunication, Fantanas, Screamin Whisper

Miscommunication are an experimental punk band from Edinburgh. Influenced by the likes of Nirvana, The Birthday Party, Strange Bones and False Heads, the band was formed by school friends Sam Harland-Sendra and Rory Garbutt, along with Maddy Baker, who had moved schools some years previously. The band began writing music and playing together at the Totally Sound music project on North Bridge, Edinburgh. After going through an alarming number of drummers during their first few live shows, Jamie Stewart was finally selected as a firm band member. The band have since steadily been playing the Edinburgh scene, and are planning to record a home recorded album online in the near future.

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Wed 27th Jun 18 at 11.00pm

Heaters // Andrea Montalto

For June’s last edition of Heaters we are proud to present Andrea Montalto all night long…

Andrea is a staple talent of Edinburgh nightlife, bringing his infectious party spirit to every set he plays. Whether he’s smashing out a deep groove and balearic set at Riviera Paraiso at Paradise Palms, bouncing around at Skin Tight or giving your ears some goodness on EH-FM you’re guaranteed a great time when he’s on decks!

Get yourself warmed up, this one’s going to get lively:
~ https://www.mixcloud.com/mondoritmo/mondoritmo-podcasts-05-andrea-montalto
~ https://www.mixcloud.com/automatradio/andrea-montalto-mercato-ortigia-260717/

£3 all night x

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Thu 28th Jun 18 at 11.00pm

Juice: Hi & Saberhägen

Juice host a final jaunt with homies Hi & Saberhägen before the latter leaves Edinburgh for new pastures in Deutschland.

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Sat 30th Jun 18 at 7.00pm

This Feeling:
Rituals, Motion + Spynn

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Thu 5th Jul 18 at 7.00pm

Fresh Produce
Zed Penguin and Long Distance

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Fri 6th Jul 18 at 11.00pm

Witness – The Last One

After 7 years, 526 Wednesdays, 7 monthly Fridays, hundreds of guests and a countless amount of hours spent planning, promoting and DJing at our favourite club we have decided to take a little step back.

Our ethos from day 1 was to push forward thinking electronic music & future beats, sounds that have shaped the current landscape in Edinburgh.

We’re now throwing one final party at Sneaky Pete’s.

We would love to invite all of you who have been with us over the last seven years to Witness, the last one…

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WITNESS: THE LAST ONE
SNEAKY PETE’S
11-03AM
£5 ALL NIGHT

Selectors:
ROSS WITNESS
FAULT LINES
UNSTABLE CREATIONS

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Sat 7th Jul 18 at 7.00pm

Moth Eat Moth, Sphincter

Moth Eat Moth are an Edinburgh based noise punk band with loud tones and a lot of love for fuzz.

Sphincter are three piece band from the wilderness of Aberdeenshire. High energy, freaky, fun loving vibes.

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Sat 7th Jul 18 at 11.00pm

Hectors X Eyeangle Records

To coincide with Liam’s excellent contribution to our twice-weekly series, we thought now would be a perfect time to announce our next bimonthly party at Sneaky Pete’s.

Following their spot-on room 1 takeover of Hectors at Cab Vol back in March, we’ve invited Eyeangle back to the Scottish capital to make their Sneakys debut.

The Livingston-based label has been making waves recently, with Liam Doc having had two of his tracks included in Denis Sulta’s recent Radio 1 Essential Mix!! The trio also travelled through to Edinburgh to play for free at our recent Crews Against Cancer fundraising party so they very much tick the box for being sound gents.

Eyeangle residents, Chris Roux and Kealin Lennon, will join Liam to warm-up for Edinburgh Don Gareth Sommerville, before closing the night with some Hectors X Eyeangle B2B action. Keemon.

DOOR TAX:

£0 on guestlist before 11.30pm (text 07450 220 272)
£4 on guesty after 11.30pm
£5 on the door for everyone else

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Tue 10th Jul 18 at 7.00pm

Fast Car To Florence plus guests

Since their inception early last year, Fast Car To Florence have moved from strength to strength, establishing themselves as one of the most intriguing and exciting up and coming bands the UK has to offer. 

The Nottinghamshire trio’s unique brand of emotionally fuelled indie pop rock has garnered appraisal from blogs and local radio alike, as well an excitable and rapidly growing fan base – resulting in multiple sold out shows across the UK not even a year into the band’s existence.

Debut EP ‘Address the World’ – originally released exclusively through the band’s website as a five-day, interactive experience – perfectly encapsulates Fast Car To Florence’s unfaltering DIY attitude and refusal to conform to normal practices – as well as a staggering chemistry and an undeniably ferocious sense of ambition.

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Wed 11th Jul 18 at 11.00pm

Heaters // haptic

The mighty haptic crew step up to the plates for an all night Heaters takeover and their Sneaky Pete’s debut!

Since beginning stamping their presence onto the Edinburgh scene just over 2 years ago with riotous resident parties this bunch have gone from strength to strength. They’ve welcomed and supported names such as Baltra, Lord Of The Isles, Krywald & Farrer and most recently Fear-E to name a few. Their parties are always a riot, packed full of good times, about time they hit the sweatbox!

This will kick off, you really shouldn’t miss it.

£3 all night x

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Thu 12th Jul 18 at 7.00pm

Verse Metrics, Nonimals


Verse Metrics are an indie/post rock band based in Glasgow. Due to release a follow up single to 2016’s EP ‘We’ll Be Listening and Remembering Until We’re Old and Unsteady’, they are playing a short tour of Scotland and the north of England. FFO – Death Cab for Cutie, Mogwai, The Appleseed Cast.

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Fri 13th Jul 18 at 11.00pm

Texture: Dona a.k.a. DJ Plant Texture

Texture return to Sneaks with an all night exploration into the sound of Italy’s DJ Plant Texture.

Expect 4 quality entertainment hours of everything from dusty house cuts to nostalgic breaks to ruthless Jungle workouts.

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Sat 14th Jul 18 at 11.00pm

Sneaks 10th Birthday
TEESH w/ Jamie Tiller

“For ten years this venue has championed new and underground music so consistently and passionately it has merited an international reputation as one of the world’s best.

We are truly honoured to be hosting the 10th Birthday club show and have invited someone we feel reflects Sneaks’ characteristic spirit!”

Jamie Tiller runs the label Music From Memory alongside Tako Reyenga and Abel Nagengast. Music From Memory has quickly established itself as one of the go-to labels for visionary electronic music from the past and present. Jamie also runs the Music From Memory sub-label for contemporary and genre-bending dance music, Second Circle. Jamie is also part of the original crew who set up Amsterdam’s cult record store, Red Light Records, the former buyer for the store and apparently Hunee’s favourite DJ!

He has been diving for pearls in the murky waters of the great record unknown with a boundless enthusiasm for music and an often unrivalled knack for repeatedly discovering amazing records. Championing his finds as a DJ, his sets are never driven by genre but instead are purely musical; seamlessly, through records that sound like the best new dance music you’ve never heard.

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Thu 19th Jul 18 at 7.00pm

The Alphabox ‘Ghost Rhythms’ Album Launch, with Number Stations and Itchy Hashy

An album launch gig to promote The Alphabox’s second album ‘Ghost Rhythms’, scheduled for release in August 2018.

For fans of… New Order, Boards of Canada, Underworld etc

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Wed 25th Jul 18 at 7.00pm

Xander Lyons

After an extended two year solo trip to Scandinavia, Xander Lyons has returned to Scotland with a fresh set of songs and a four piece backing band of his Napier University colleagues. With his upcoming singles ‘Scandi’ and ‘Demon in Me’ set for release in the near future, Xander and the band are playing gigs across Scotland aiming to bring an upbeat life to local music scenes!

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Thu 26th Jul 18 at 7.00pm

Hymn For Her, Awkward Family Portraits, OceanCode

Hymn for Her have been busy touring across the country and abroad over the past few years, injecting juiced-up backwoods country blues with a dose of desert rock psychedelia that has been described as “Hell’s Angels meets the Amish.”

The duo certainly covers a lot of musical territory in Smokin Flames. Their wild-eyed mash-up of country, blues and punk led U.K. music critic Steve Bennett to call H4H’s sound “a riotous, rocking roadkill stew,” while others have referenced such diverse bands as Captain Beefheart, Primus, X, R.L. Burnside, JS Blues Explosion and the Ramones.

Impressively, the two create their “ripsaw sounds” (Los Angeles Times’ Randy Lewis) with only a few instruments. Wayne (with the devilish voice), mainly playing the kick-drum, high-hat, acoustic guitar and harp, serves as the group’s rhythmic driving force. Lucy (of the fallen-angel voice) delivers a gritty squall on her “Lowebow” — a custom-made cigar-box guitar: “The Riff Monster.”

Awkward Family Portraite are a new and upcoming, Glasgow based, folk and Americana band playing their first headline gig at the Seven Song Club. Featuring Andrew Herrington on Bass, Millie Kidd on Drums, Timmy Allan on lead guitar and Julen Santamaria on guitar/vocals.

Carefully marrying the genres of folk, pop and rock together to create a distinctive sound with catchy melodies and clever hooks, OceanCode are a four-piece folk-pop band coming together from all across Scotland.

Formed in Edinburgh in late 2016, the band features vocalist/guitarist Ruth Gillies from Inverness, bassist Morgan Smith from Aberdeen, guitarist/vocalist Peter Wall from Dumfries and drummer David Burns from Glasgow. Since forming, they have received warm reactions from shows at Sneaky Pete’s, The Mash House, Electric Circus, King Tut’s and Mad Hatters.

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Fri 27th Jul 18 at 7.00pm

Sahara, Sleepless Giants, Crystal, Spynn

SAHARA are a 4 piece Indie-Rock Band Formed in 2015 in Dundee. They Released their debut 3 track EP in 2016 which created a boom putting SAHARA on the map as a quality Dundee band. They have recently released their new single ‘Never Get the Time’ released on 23rd March 2018 which is available on most major streaming sites. The band have played various major festivals such as TRNSMT, Y Not Festival, and have done features with brands such as Fred Perry and Jack Daniels. They also toured with The View in 2017. With a slight change in line up, they have more releases planned for 2018 with the aim of becoming more active in the near future.

Sleepless Giants- Sleepless Giants are an ambient-alt-rock band from Edinburgh. Formed in 2016 the band have already completed a Scottish tour and received significant radio airplay with their first release. They’ve just released their second single, ‘Somewhere’ and expect another exciting year.

Crystal- CRYSTAL are a four-piece grunge/punk band comprised of Anna Shields, Blair Crichton, Lizzie Reid and Aidan McAllister. After the success of supporting Paolo Nutini at the Night Afore gig in Edinburgh and being featured on Tony Visconti’s Unsigned Hero’s, CRYSTAL hosted a sold out EP launch night in Nice N Sleazy for their new EP SEX RICH. CRYSTAL have been added to the line-up of Electric Fields Festival 2018 and the band are looking forward to playing many more packed out gigs and festivals in and around their home city Glasgow. Most recently, CRYSTAL were chosen to showcase at Wide Days 2018 to a sold out La Belle Angele. CRYSTAL have just released their new single ‘Heaven’ which is heavily inspired by 90’s grunge and 2018 will see the band releasing more singles and playing more gigs in and around Scotland.

Spyyn- a four piece alternative rock band based in Edinburgh founded in 2018. The bands debut self released single ‘DIRTY DISCO’ IS OUT NOW.

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Sun 29th Jul 18 at 7.00pm

Amy Duncan, Candythief, Mock Deer

AMY DUNCAN is a singer and multi-instrumentalist combining intimate lyrics with acoustic guitar loops and instrumental textures.“Spacey, introspective, contemplative, acoustic pop with touches of Jazz and of classical minimalism” fRoots

CANDYTHIEF first emerged in association with Fife’s Fence records (King Creosote, James Yorkston, The Pictish Trail) in 2006 and spent formative time in the London Anti-folk scene. “A refreshingly unconventional pop folk album, Imaginary Medals has a liberated, magpie like ethos not unlike the output of Jane Weaver and Nadine Shah. De Cabarrus beguiles from the off with unusual song structures, psychedelic melodies and fresh takes on traditional songs”  The National

MOCK DEER (Ricky Damiani) is a self-taught musician with a unique playing and writing style, he has spent the majority of his life in the North of England and has re-immersed himself in the London’s Alt-folk scene over recent years, playing shows for many of the best local promoters as well as touring both in the UK and in Europe.
Gorgeous. This guy creates real atmosphere and depth within his songs.” London Gig Guide

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Mon 30th Jul 18 at 7.00pm

Missy Mcanulty, The Micro Band, Anna Sweeny

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Sun 26th Aug 18 at 7.00pm

The Weather Station

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The Weather Station is the fourth—and most forthright—album by The Weather Station, the project of Toronto songwriter Tamara Lindeman. Her most fully realized statement to date, it is a work of profound urgency, artistic generosity, and joy. Self-titled and self-produced, the album unearths a vital new energy from Lindeman’s acclaimed songwriting practice, marrying it to a bold new sense of confidence.

“I wanted to make a rock and roll record,” Lindeman explains, “but one that sounded how I wanted it to sound, which of course is nothing like rock and roll.” The result is a spirited, frequently topical tour de force that declares its understated feminist politics, and its ambitious new sonic directions, from its first moments. On past records, Lindeman has been a master of economy. Here her precisely detailed prose-poem narratives remain as exquisitely wrought as ever, but they inhabit an idiosyncratic, sometimes disorderly, and often daring album that feels, and reads, like a collection of obliquely gut-punching short stories.

Her previous album Loyalty was recorded at La Frette Studios in France in the winter of 2014 with Afie Jurvanen (Bahamas) and Robbie Lackritz (Feist). Nominated for the 2015 Polaris Music Prize, it earned praise from The Guardian, Pitchfork, NPR Music, Uncut, and MOJO, among many others, who celebrated its delicate, carefully worded verse, filled with double meanings, ambiguities, complex metaphors, and rich details of the everyday.

Lindeman and her band have toured extensively in North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan, both as a headliner and as support for artists such as The War on Drugs, The Mountain Goats, Damien Jurado, Bahamas, and Basia Bulat.

“Timeless… Measured, perceptive storytelling. A singer with an unmistakable & communicative voice, able to convey hope & hurt with equal clarity.” – Pitchfork

“She writes literate songs with unusual precision & sings them in an understated, open-hearted way that lends good poetry the directness of conversation.” – Uncut

“Bob Dylan aside, the singer-songwriter I’ve listened to most over the past year, & to whom I expect to be paying attention for many more to come, is Tamara Lindeman, who, under the name the Weather Station, performs songs notable for a conversational fluency, a diarist’s powers of observation, & a quiet refusal of emotional simplicities.” – Richard Williams, The Guardian

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Sat 15th Sep 18 at 7.00pm

Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

If King Gizzard’s name didn’t put you off then stay tuned for these guys – this is one mind-meltingly good psych band.

Since forming in 2015, Perth Australia natives Psychedelic Porn Crumpets have had a head spinningly busy 18 months.

Not only have the psyche rockers dropped two head rattling LP’s, ‘High Visceral’ Part One and Part Two to rave reviews “Entrancing, mind altering, and a breath of fresh air. Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are revitalising the Psych Rock genre one riff at a time”. Happy. “Truly brilliant, intricate guitar riffs, great percussion and mesmerising vocals 9/10.” Xpress. They have sold out both national tours, supported the likes of King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, The Murlocs, Dune Rats, Black Mountain, and Skeggs.

Renowned for their crowd surfing inducing, mosh pit embracing live show as best described by The Music “The bands overpowering energy fractures the boundaries of logic & sound”. The four piece have also created their own independent record label, What Reality? Records.

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Tue 18th Sep 18 at 7.00pm

Skinny Pelembe

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Sun 23rd Sep 18 at 8.47am

Royal-T & Skillis

Royal-T returns to Sneaks! ?

We hosted him with TQD, then Q returned and crushed it, and last time T played he was fire too.

So he returns for round two, with Headset’s Skillis on the warm up.

Tickets went very fast for the last ones, don’t miss.

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Mon 24th Sep 18 at 7.00pm

Yassassin

Part of our New Waves season, supported by PRS Foundation, where we showcase some one the best upcoming acts in the UK.

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Wed 26th Sep 18 at 7.00pm

The Lake Poets

The Lake Poets, the solo vehicle for left-field folk artist Marty Longstaff, will release a new EP on 29th December consisting of live recordings made at the Sage in Gateshead during a show at that venue shortly before Xmas 2016. Featuring the string section of the Young Musicians Programme (a Sage backed initiative), it includes a version of the single ‘Your Face’, which has racked up over 7 million plays on Spotify, plus five more songs from his self-titled 2015 debut album.

Currently completing the recording of a new album, Longstaff has announced a tour of intimate venues for April and May 2018. Album two is coming very, very soon. I can’t wait to get back out and about playing shows around the UK debuting new material, as well as seeing old friends and meeting new faces along the way.” Marty Longstaff

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Thu 27th Sep 18 at 7.00pm

L Space, Cloth, Domiciles

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Fri 28th Sep 18 at 7.00pm

Alasdair Roberts, Amble Skuse and David McGuinness

We’re thrilled to welcome Drag City signed artist Alasdair Roberts with his new collaborative project What News. Alasdair has worked with Will Oldham, Jason Molina, Josephine Foster, Mairi Morrison and Karine Polwart as well as members of Arab Strap and Trembling Bells.

This may be his finest work to date, and as Songlines put it “Roberts is in excellent voice… Skuse’s fascinating use of electronics marks her out as a unique composer-musician, and the keyboard work is minimal and perfectly weighted against Roberts’ vocals. What News just might be the best of Roberts’ trad albums – and that makes it essential listening”.

This show is part of our Central Belters season of shows supported by PRS Foundation.

Featuring eight interpretations of old Scots ballads – muckle sangs – arranged for voice, piano and electronics, the critically lauded new record What News is Roberts’ fourth such album-length foray into traditional song, informed by archival researches and steeped in a deep respect for the singers of Scotland’s past. However, the idiosyncratic, forward-thinking arrangements wrought by his collaborators – pianist David McGuinness (on a selection of rare keyboard instruments) and electronic musician Amble Skuse (on processing and sonics) – make this album genuinely pioneering and thoroughly unique.

For their autumn 2018 tour dates, Alasdair, Amble and David will be presenting What News in its entirety – and in all its variety, from the stirring opener ‘The Dun Broon Bride‘ through the rollicking ‘Johnny o’ the Brine‘, the macabre and eerie ‘Young Johnstone‘, the spare and tender ‘Rosie Anderson‘ and ‘Long A-Growing‘ to the near-overwhelming sonic maelstrom of ‘Clerk Colven‘. This will be a rare chance to experience an extraordinary collaboration, sure to appeal to aficionados of traditional song and experimental music alike.

“It’s been quite a while since I’ve been so excited and enthralled by an album. There is an urgency to Alasdair’s commanding performances – he has never sung better nor more fearlessly, yet with such subtlety, gravity and beauty. The arrangements by David and Amble work perfectly – uncompromising, spirited, thrilling, tender and heart-breaking. Audacious too. What News is a triumph – a masterpiece. Album of the Year? Album of the Decade, I’d say.”– Shirley Collins

“Equal parts heartfelt to experimental with Roberts’ always-beautiful vocals to bind these elements together, What News is genuinely revelatory work from an artist no stranger to pushing his limits – and now ours” – Record Collector ****

“A beautiful delve into archival songs… a perfect album for the ingle at gloaming, shot through with scattered soundscapes” – Rock’n’Reel *****

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Wed 17th Oct 18 at 7.00pm

Kebu

Kebu (alias Sebastian Teir) from Finland is a bright comet in the world of synthesizer music, who recently won the German Schallwelle Award as Best Artist 2017. He is known for his YouTube videos, which have gathered over 25 million views and fans from all around the globe:

Kebu is a true synthesizer wizard, whose music is distinguished not only by a dedicated treatment of analogue synthesis but also of an audience-captivating live performance. His concerts radiate warmth and joy and show off a huge arsenal of analogue synths, which brings to mind the best solo synthesizer artists from the 1970’s and 1980’s. Indeed, Swedish Gaffa.se said in a rave review of one of Kebu’s gig that “Jarre’s successor has arrived”.

Following the release of “Perplexagon”, which debuted as number 6 on the Finnish album charts, Kebu has toured Europe and given over 70 concerts in eleven different countries. The concert in Oslo was recorded for a two-hour long live album (CD & DVD), which will be released by ZYX Music in autumn 2018. This autumn, Kebu embarks on a new Europe tour to support the release of the new live album. On this tour, a few new tunes from his upcoming studio album will be introduced as well.

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Tue 30th Oct 18 at 7.00pm

Eleanor Friedberger

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Thu 1st Nov 18 at 7.00pm

Bloxx

“Crisp, infectious, totally contagious indie pop songs” – Clash
“Bloxx might be your new favourite band” – The Line Of Best Fit

One of our favourite bands from The Great Escape this year where they played to huge elated crowd.

2017 was a terrific year for the red-hot Uxbridge based Bloxx – who arrived ferociously at the tail-end of the summer, with boundless energy and a fresh new charge of grunge-pop that the world was very ready for. Debut offerings ‘Your Boyfriend’ and the Radio 1 playlisted ‘You’ were swiftly followed up with an Annie Mac championed second double A-Side ‘Coke’ / ‘Curtains’ whilst the band toured relentlessly – supporting Sundara Karma, The Wombats, INHEAVEN up and down the country.

This year, they’re armed with more music, more touring and even more determination to conquer the world. The new single ‘Novocain’ is another very impressive step forward- once again demonstrating how good they are. It’s ragged and raw, but loaded with perfect pop hooks that stay with you for days – and that’s exactly why Bloxx are so alarmingly infectious; and with the boundless energy to match, there is no stopping them as they continue to ascend.

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Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
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Thu 8th Nov 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.

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Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
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Fri 30th Nov 18 at 7.00pm

Dave Arcari

SCOTTISH troubadour Dave Arcari returns from his latest US tour for an exclusive Edinburgh show at Sneaky Pete’s.

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 nine internationallyacclaimed solo releases.

Arcari’s latest album – Live at Memorial Hall – is the definitive collection of his material to date.

He tours throughout the UK, continental Europe, Scandinavia and the USA and is an official endorsee of National ResoPhonic Guitars, Reunion Blues, G7th Capos and Newtone Strings.

Official website: http://www.davearcari.com

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Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW
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Sat 15th Dec 18 at 7.00pm

Frankly, The Smiths

Frankly, The Smiths are a Scottish Smiths tribute act. The band have only been together a year but have already established themselves as Scotland’s premier tribute act, playing regular shows across the country. The four piece delve deep into the band’s back catalogue, keeping the audience on their toes and always guessing which Smiths classic or fan favourite they’re going to perform next. 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 second appearance at Sneaky Pete’s, the last of which was a near sell out, so be sure to book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment!

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