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ATM Music presents their first ever Edinburgh show, featuring Dundee’s Billy Mitchell supported by Edinburgh bands The Bright Skies and Rum Runners. The show is the follow on from the ATM teams october sucess in Glasgow’s Record Factory.

The Bright Skies are a 4-piece Edinburgh based fresh indie/alternative rock band that takes inspiration from Oasis, The Stone Roses, Courteeners, The View and The Libertines.

They are a band who have burst onto the Edinburgh music scene, being described as Jim Gellatly as a “great wee band”. Lewis Lawler, an Edinburgh filmmaker, described them as having a “fresh indie sound”.

Prentice Robertson, lead singer and guitarist in skyrocketing Edinburgh indie/pop band Vistas said “They are full of high energy and sweaty gigs. If you’re into The View or The Libertines you should listen to them and head along to their gigs.”

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A multicultural group of people from different corners of the world, against all odds of ever meeting, joined forces to bring about a message of union and uprising against the forces that hold the every-man down.

From their base in Hollywood California, THE MÆNSION hit the road hot and fast, bringing their message across 16 countries to date, on hundreds of “riots” organized as a grassroots movement, without the backing of big corp, only thanks to the support of local communities embracing their vision and message.
Will you stand up and let your voice be heard?

“We are the army of the people, Power to us, Power to us!”, “Say it! Say it! We are not gonna follow you!”. These are just some of the slogans chanted along with the crowds during their “RIOTS” happening around the globe.

RÆVOLUTION world tour is happening now! Join the movement!

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Temporary, named after the drummer’s “Temporary” Tattoo, is a band new to the Edinburgh music scene with a sound full of pop, rock, indie, and even jazz, vibes. They play a variety of originals and covers from the likes of Twenty One Pilots to Mac Miller. Temporary consists of lead singer Eilidh Vaughan, lead guitarist Argam Hakobyan, bassist Adrian Banfi-Johansson, and drummer Zak Watt (again!).

Screamin’ Whisper are an Edinburgh based rock band, made up of songwriter Brian Hughes, guitarist Martin “Basser McRib”, and drummer Zak Watt. Having released their debut album in May 2018 to acclaim, the band continue to bring their blues-tinged sound to both new and old.

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Led by siblings Helen and Joe Hammill, Teesside’s Cattle & Cane are capable of shifting even the hardest of hearts with their perfect soaring harmonies. After spending 2017 sharing stages with the likes of Tom Odell, Brian Wilson and The Head & The Heart, not to mention performing countless sold-out headline dates across the UK, Cattle & Cane have been making quite a name for themselves with their magical live shows, and they have picked up some pretty high profile fans too:

“I love them” – Elton John

“They’re awesome” – Dermot O’Leary

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Though she be but little there is no mistaking Missy’s herculean sound.

Missy is a professionally trained vocalist with a broad vocal range. She has been influenced by contrasting female artists such as Lauryn Hill, Gwen Stefani and Debbie Harry. Her vocals contain elements of soul and RnB, yet punk influences have evolved Missy’s vocals into a unique, powerful and edgy sound.

An Edinburgh Native, Missy began her love for music and theatre at a young age. At the age of 18 Missy landed an extremely competitive place at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York City. Living in New York, during her time at AADA, she studied method acting and vocal training.

After graduating, Missy chose to further her career where her heart lies; in London. A close friend led her to London musician Anthony Mensah, founder of State of Play, in order to write and perform material in London.

Five years on, their sound continually evolving, Missy has also written and collaborated with other artists, with her creative focus with “State of Play”. The eclectic London based group have took to the stage in venues such as Camden Barfly, Hootenannys Brixton, The Garage downstairs, 02 Academy Islington, The 100 Club and Jazz Café Camden.

State of Play have just recently released their second E.P, in the summer of 2015 named ‘Talking in Static.’ The success of the E.P has become MTV accredited. MTV naming the project as “a banger”!

Support from EARFATHER and Acolyte.

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Choka are a psychedelic rock band based in Edinburgh (but with members from Glasgow and Dundee as well as the capital) currently building an underground following in the Scottish scene. The band take influence from artists such as The Wyches, The Black Angels and Queens of the Stone Age and despite only being a three piece the bands live sound has been described as “Monstrous” meaning they are not ones to be missed.

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Mother Eat Moth live at Sneaky Pete’s, support from The Shan and more to be announced. A night of groovy noise, dark sounds, powerful beats and beer beer beer, bring your friends and fiends, it’s going to be a weird one. The show will also come equipped with its own live dinner performance, see it and believe it.

Mother Eat Moth 
A trio of loud dwellers from the depths of Edinburgh, forming in 2018 and bringing distorted fun for both your eardrums all year round. Hot tones and bassy kicks with a lot of love for fuzz. Catch them while our ears are still ringing.

The Shan
Formed in 2018 through a mutual love of garage and punk music, The Shan rip through songs with an intensity that feels like an atomic blast, merging punk ferocity with an eclectic range of influences from the earliest rock n roll heroes to the current day warriors.

SECRET ADMIRER are looking for love. They have a mix of fudgey Brown, toffee brown and creamy blond hair. They like 3 piece cringy surf rock’n’roll, quiet board games, the Beano and walks on the beach.

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The 21st of December will see three young musicians raising money for Edinburgh’s homeless community. With her debut performance, ‘Raab’ blends her influences of blues and country to offer a refreshing sound to Scotlands music scene. Next on the bill is singer/songwriter Baron Salmon who brings his newly-formed band to enforce his alt-folk songs. The night will be closed by Gus Harrower, his marriage of jazzy pop and classical training produces a captivating unpredictability tied, invariably, to a gripping and cathartic resolution.

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Christmas has come early on the Cowgate as we play Sneaky Pete’s for one last show this year!
Support from our good friends First Offence and Bad Protagonist Club to put you into the Christmas spirit.

Doors open from 7pm with tickets available for £6.

Hope to see you all there!

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Joshua “Kouk” Koukpaki is a 20 year old Scottish rapper born and raised in Leith. Mixing a blend of classic HipHop/Rap with elements of R&B and Soul, Kouk creates a contemporary sound which is compounded by an energetic and highly entertaining live performance.

After launching himself into the Scottish live scene with his debut show in Dundee’s Door Below supporting Scholsey (April 2018), packing out a hometown gig at the Brig Below (October 2018) and after recently being shortlisted in Scottie Media’s “RepYourCity” Top 10 amidst the likes of Glasgow rapper and author Loki, KOUK will headline Edinburgh’s Sneaky Petes to much anticipation.

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Deep Sea Creature is the Scottish alternative rock (somewhat dirtydarkindiefolkjazzpop) project of Singer/Songwriter, Liam Dempsey.
By collaborating with musicians James Callaghan and Mark Hennys (Mt. Doubt/Bronston),
the trio work together to create their own unique sound: bouncy, tightly stumbling but enthusiastic,
anxiety driven rhythms complimented by the beautifully raw vocals of Dempsey.
Taking influences from bands such as Car Seat Headrest, Neutral Milk Hotel, Modest Mouse, Eels and Wolf Parade; Deep Sea Creature aspire to inspire.
Redolent is an adjective that perfectly describes the creative output of Redolent.
Flitting between the lines of style and mood: aggressive, electronic, melancholy, orchestral.
Never contrived and always redolent of something to someone.
Future cult favourites.
Dinosaur 94:
Four piece innocent punk band from Edinburgh.
“God creates dinosaurs, god destroys dinosaurs, god creates man,
man destroys god, man creates dinosaurs…”
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Oxhead is an experimental project of Edinburgh musician Ollie Turbitt. Taking influence from a wide range of styles, Oxhead releases primarily focus on dark, ambient and electronic soundscapes.

Support fro AVU and Stylo.

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Lo Rays formed when finnish singer Laura gave up her old life and came to Glasgow to dedicate herself to music. After releasing their debut single ”Optional” last June, they are now here with their debut EP ”Unstable Air”.

Lo Rays combines catchy melodies with heavy breakdowns and quirky rhythms. Fearlessly led by Laura’s flexible vocals the band’s style is described as ”soft cotton candy and dark Scandinavian pain”.

The Patryns

Barbe Rousse

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The Zangwills are a young, North West based band. Each member brings very different influences to the mix and this, along with Jake’s unique voice, is reflected in their distinctive sound which is instantly recognisable as The Zangwills. Described as being, ‘Like nothing else out there, an immensely valuable quality when so many bands disappear into a slurry of sameness’ – by Getintothis.

They are a charismatic band who are generating a lot of interest as their unusual, youthful vibe and energy sets them apart. The four-piece have a reputation for delivering strong performances which has gained them a growing army of enthusiastic followers who seem to be prepared to travel in significant numbers to watch them play live and can somehow already sing along to the lyrics even before the tracks are released.

‘The Zangwills took the stage by storm’ – Gigsandtours

‘You are immediately drawn in from the start of the set’ – Northern Alive

‘The chorus is divine and The Horrors of Sobriety can reasonably be described as a true banger’ – Halfway 2 Nowhere

‘A young band with a lot of talent’ – The Pentatonic

Patio Paradise – ‘from the initial riff the song has you hitched…. singer Jake’s unique and distinctive voice coupled with a chorus impossible to not sing along to, The Zangwills have smashed it’ – Popped Music

‘Next up, the bloody wonderful @thezangwillsuk’ – Sound City

Named after the classic 90’s Nokia phone, 32 tens are a retro video games and music obsessed indie outfit from the Northwestern town of Warrington. The band pioneer a unique blend of sing-along northern indie anthems with modern urban lyrical flows and authentic themes. They played their first gig in September 2017 to a crowd of more than 3000 people supporting Billy Bragg and Maximo Park.

Their first single Insane Asylum was released the same month followed by Lost in October 2017 which was playlisted and recommended by Spotify resulting in over 630,000 plays to date.

‘Sings like his Mum’s just told him to turn his X-box off’ – Robbie Williams

‘Quirky style, distinctive vocals and an endearing cheeky charm’ – Getintothis

‘These boys rock in a whole ‘indie’ style of their own’ Aurovine

“if you’ve got somethin’ to say, well you should go ahead and say it, don’t be afraid of your own words” – Max Vickers – 32 tens – Lost 2017.

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The Howl & The Hum are a miserable disco who write Bond themes for films where Jimmy is still hung up on that girl. They combine dark hypnotic pop with post-punk influences, pierced with lyrics that make you call your mum the next morning.

Following acclaimed sets at Neighbourhood Festival and Loopallu and a debut tour of the Scottish Highlands in 2017, the York-based 4-piece embarked on their first headline tour in England in early 2018 to coincide with the release of new single ‘Portrait I’. Following this the band are releasing a series of new songs leading up to their first festival season featuring appearances at Latitude, The Great Escape, Live at Leeds, Standon Calling and the BBC Biggest Weekend.

“expansive indie songwriting that nods towards Massive Attack or Portishead.” – Clash Magazine

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At just 18, Cockenzie’s Johnny Brown is already a prolific songwriter, penning his first song at just 13. he has gigged in and around Edinburgh from a young age. In recent months, he has supported Kyle Falconer of the View, Adam Ficek of the Babyshambles and Sergeant.

Johnny made it to the Regional finals in Manchester for Teen Star 2015. Johnny has been privileged to be mentored by Edinburgh based musician and music producer David Whitmey over the last year and together they have produced his debut single called “Give Back the Sun”, a poignant reminder of the devastation of drug addiction.

Johnny will also release Brooklyn, a hauntingly beautiful song that reaches incredible vocal pitches. Johnny has a unique and very distinctive vibrato voice with powerful falsetto. Johnny Brown is definitely one to watch

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Take Today 
“One of the hardest working new bands to break onto the Glasgow scene” – John Gilbert, G Note Events
“It’s only a matter of time, especially with what has been coming from the Take Today guys in the past year, it’s nothing short of brilliant” – New Hellfire Club Glasgow

FFO:- Biffy Clyro and Foo Fighters

4 piece pop-punk band from Scotland. Come get wavey.

FFO Neck Deep and Blink 182

THC Dreams
My life’s a porno. A joke turned mantra of the band. Inspired, like our music, by reality. From the salty taste in our mouths, left by the world of work, to getting smashed all the time. From daddy issues to love lost and found, THC Dreams has a finger on the throbbing, meaty pulse of a disenfranchised, apathetic sect of society. As 4 Bristol born and bred 20 somethings, unskilled and uneducated, feeling hopeless growing up in Tory Britain, our ears turned across the Atlantic. We were raised on a diet of Kerrang, Scuzz and emo; we barely avoided giving ourselves the big sweeping fringes. Spending our formative years in Bristol, a city with a vibrant musical history, opened us up to a vast array of genres. From DnB nights on Gloucester Road to UK hip hop blasting from house party sound systems, we have learned from and incorporated elements of the sounds that put our town on the musical map into our own brand of heavy, danceable emo.
Plus Local Support TBC
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Makeness can be mapped to the vast, open hills of Scotland, and a desolate ridge of the same name where producer and songwriter Kyle Molleson arrived after a less-trodden path. His childhood was spent moving between Edinburgh, The Outer Hebrides and South West England, before an interest in music and technology in part led to a degree in Electronics at Leeds University. Here, playing bass in Glad Hand led to numerous trips north of the border to work on albums in the hillside studio he helped build.

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Brigid Mae Power is an Irish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who paints her songs in dreamily expansive strokes, transporting earthly compositions into universal and exultant realms.

“The Two Worlds churns like rough seas, Power’s voice veering between steely warning and piercing transcendence” – THE GUARDIAN

Her self-titled debut on Tompkins Square was a majestic suite of reverb-swathed laments for voice, guitar, piano, accordion, and harmonium, recorded at the Portland studio of key musical foil Peter Broderick. Themes include transformation, change, motherhood, acceptance, strength, courage and trust. In the words of Power, the album is about “trusting if you lose yourself or your way — you can come back”.

Upcoming album The Two Worlds is another masterful collection of effortless, affecting folk, and an album that furthers the songwriter and multi-instrumentalist’s already stellar reputation.

“The Two Worlds is Power’s most ambitious and her most introspective” – PITCHFORK

“The two worlds coexist beautifully here, the soft Power and the raw” – UNCUT

Live, Brigid can encapsulate the timeless magic of her songs either solo or as a duo with Peter. Thus far she has toured throughout Ireland, UK and the US together with artists including Lee Ranaldo, Richard Dawson, Alasdair Roberts, Peter Broderick and Ryley Walker, with performances at Le Guess Who? and TUSK festivals along the way.

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Independent Venue Week is a bit like Record Store Day, but for music venues, and it’s a week, not a day. You get the idea.

Our fourth Independent Venue Week is definitely our most punk rock one so far, with amps and attitudes turned up to 11.

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Rascalton are one of the most exciting punk orientated bands to come out of Glasgow at the moment. Support from Strange Bones.

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Fresh Produce present a line-up of upcoming bands from Scotland and beyond.

Feral Family (Sheffield)
The Roques (Dundee)
Third Party (Glasgow)

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Heavy Rapids are an Alternative Punk/Rock band based in Glasgow, formed in 2017. The group is composed of Dillon Squire, Johnathan Boyd, Antony Becirspahic & Jamie Crawford.

In their first year the band have had multiple festival appearances including TRNSMT’s Jack Rock Stage w/TF and Glasgow’s Tenement Trail which highlights the best new music in the UK right now.

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Tasters are just coming out of Allusinlove’s outstanding new record they have nailed with the producers behind some of the best rock records of the last two decades, such as St Vincent’s ‘Masseduction’, Foals ‘Holy Fire’, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s ‘Fever to Tell’, Korn ‘Korn’, Smashing Pumpkins ‘Siamese Dream’ and Royal Blood ‘Royal Blood’.

It’s fair to say this is a band with a very bright future.


Independent Venue Week is a bit like Record Store Day, but for music venues, and it’s a week, not a day. You get the idea.

Our fourth Independent Venue Week is definitely our most punk rock one so far, with amps and attitudes turned up to 11.

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“ARMED with a highly-strung and robust sound that mirrors the youthful exuberance and undeterred ambition that they clearly have at their disposal, Edinburgh-based upstarts Fabric Bear are here to capture your imagination and deftly expands its horizons.”- Tenement TV

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“Shimmery psych guitar, spacey grooves and indie falsetto vocals. Ones to watch.” – Mojo Magazine.

“A fast rising band of astral voyagers.” –

‘This band will soon be up there with their Manchester mates Blossoms.” Dave Monks, BBC Introducing

One thing The Vryll Society aren’t short of is admirers, Lauded at just about every turn by press and public alike, the release of their debut LP for Deltasonic Records has brought great critical acclaim loads more fans and has led to sold out shows on their recent UK tour.

Discovered and nurtured by the late and much missed Deltasonic founder Alan Wills, they fitted the type for him perfectly. He instantly saw in them similar attributes he’d previously found in the early days of The Coral. The confident swagger, the solid union formed by their band-of-brothers gang mentality, their willingness to stand outside the conventional and often stifling jangly Liverpool scene, and the work ethic. Always the work ethic.

“Alan taught us that all you need to conquer the world is a rehearsal room, your instruments, a good work ethic and a positive attitude and you’ll get there. He kind of taught us the rules and the attributes that you need to have to be successful so we’ve just continued on that path” says frontman Mike Ellis.

That unit have spent the intervening time creating and honing their own brand new-psych sound, and building up a fanbase with their superlative live shows. Live, The Vryll Society are a formidable force as seen on their recent UK tour with sold out shows across the UK they have begun to see a groundswell of fans growing fast. Crowds singing their songs along with them is what they have been working towards and is making their unique live shows unforgettable.

Drawing from an eclectic palette of influence from deep funk to Krautrock, electronica and prog, they’ve created a heady, intoxicating, pin sharp, and tightly wound groove, It is at once blissful, dizzying and madly infectious. It’s that eclecticism, that kaleidoscopic swirl of influences which brings together hip-hop flavours, with the prog stylings of names such as Aphrodite’s Child and The Verve – pre Urban Hymns – when the drugs were still working.

Their gang mentality binds them together over the ideas formed by spending long hours together in the rehearsal every day. Hotwiring these ideas into the heads of the crowd through extended psych jams and deep solid grooves gives a different show every time, and with each and every set, the offer gets better.

The songs that fill the delicious grooves of debut album “Course Of The Satellite” weren’t so much written as devised or developed, brought together organically over months in the band’s underground lair, or over weeks in Liverpool’s Parr Street Studios. Working closely with producers, Wills’ right-hand man and Deltasonic brother-in-arms Joe Fearon and Tom Longworth. The result is a work of impressive confidence and stature.

The world is ready, willing and more than able to take The Vryll Society even deeper to their heart. The path Alan Wills showed them awaits. It’s a path that leads to greatness.

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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Hailing from all corners of Ireland, The Murder Capital are a post-punk band driven by the desire to affect cultural change.

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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is a Punk EDM Band based out of Edinburgh. She is know for her powerful vocals and strong lyrics. Truly an exciting attention demanding show, fantastic music!

Mother eat moth:
Is a noisy Rocky band based out of Edinburgh/Glasgow. A loud and high energy show…!

Special guest TBC

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We’re thrilled to welcome Drag City 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 nest 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”.

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A ‘Nerd Disco’ project from Founders/co-writers of The Moonlandingz, Adrian Flanagan & Dean Honer in cahoots with vocalist Leonore Wheatley.

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The Virginmarys make honest, hard-hitting indie rock and their sophomore LP ‘Northern Sun Session’ has received widespread acclaim from the likes of Clash, CoS and even the Wall Street Journal.

They will sound bloody mega in Sneaks, a proper dance floor gig – we’re excited to be hosting this one!

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Art Brut! Top Of The Pops!

Heads up, this show is set to sell out fairly soon.

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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Songs are inspired by aliens, space and the extraterrestrial.

I’m writing to apologise for my recent behaviour, and to set the record straight on a few things.

It turns out that sound-proofing a garage is pretty damn hard and to get the guitar tone I like I have to turn my amp up all the way, otherwise it sounds like the beach boys throwing up.

All at the same time.

In harmony.

I’m sure you understand.

I am particularly embarrassed about the burger wrapper that blew into your pond.

Who knew fish would want to eat that stuff?

Anyway, I hope they’re now ok.

I think I’ve managed to recover all of the clothes that were taken from your clothes-line.

I personally didn’t find it funny when Eddy dressed up in your wife’s clothes, but you’re only 20 once.

Unfortunately the midnight tones are essential – but I’ll be more selective about who I invite over in the future.

I’ll also try to be more careful about knocking your bins over with my car.

The trouble is that it’s quite long and really awkward to turn.

Oh and for those who asked, I call it surf rock.

But whatever, Homemade stuff all sounds the same to me.

Come hang with me sometime.

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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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One of our favourite breaking bands this year, check out their amazing single ‘Painkiller’.

Reading 5 piece Valeras are ready to make 2019 their own. The music this dynamic 5-piece produce belies their years with Rose Yagmur, Max Sealy, Katie King, Cat Beazley and George Parnell all being aged between 17-20. Live the band have paid their dues picking up a wild and devoted following. This year alone they have already toured with The Wombats, Yonaka, The Amazons, The Regrettes, Fickle Friends, Demob Happy and have appeared at Reading & Leeds Festivals, The Great Escape and Live At Leeds.

Already tipped by Radio 1, BBC Introducing, Radio X and Spotify, their single’s ‘Painkiller’ and ‘Louder’, produced by Larry Hibbitt (Sundara Karma, Nothing But Thieves) pack a punch with the band’s gorgeous vocal harmonies complimenting the raw guitars throughout. Latest single ‘Painkiller’ was added to the Radio 1 Daytime Playlist by BBC Introducing Berkshire.

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The ever-grafting son of the smith, Seán McGowan, is barrelling into 2019 via his favourite place: the road.

With 2018 an indelible highlight and highpoint of his decade of crafting songs, Seán is stepping up his already considerable efforts to bring his smart wordplay and clash of sad and riotous tunes to everyone he can muster.

As he prepares for his biggest headline show to date, a Christmas homecoming in Southampton at the 1865 supported by friend and labelmate Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. (last remaining tickets here) Seán has now announced an extensive UK tour to kick off the new year.

Following the release of his debut album Son of the Smith in May 2018 – available on vinyl, CD and download from Xtra Mile Recordings now – Seán has had opportunity after opportunity to show all sorts of crowds what he’s made of. His biggest show saw him performing main stage at the legendary Camden Roundhouse as one of the main supports at Frank Turner’s Lost Evenings II. He toured with more friends and Xtra Mile family Skinny Lister, Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly. and Will Varley, as well as fellow working-class hero Billy Bragg.

He skirted the fringes of the island with a set of dates in lesser-played Scottish towns. And he ended a year of touring with a UK and European jaunt with eternal folk travellers The Levellers, in somewhat of a dream support slot.

Now, as always, he’s thinking big and now’s the time to see Seán get his band in on the act for this full UK tour in February and March 2019, with 21 stops and hardly a day off in between.

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This Brighton-based psych three-piece are just off tour with Jack White, and next they are showcasing their totally brilliant second LP ‘HOLY DOOM’ at Sneaks.

Turbo show for those who like their riffs chunky and their vocals screaming.

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“AggroCULTURAL PUNKtronica from AnaLOGe Dendrophilia Mediators. Woodland Agitators. The Agricultural Kraftwerk. A kind of uptempo Krautrocky dance, like mashing up Shangaan triple-time-Casio electro with a ‘70s groove.”

Snapped Ankles may be the most exciting band in the UK right now, like the sounds of Can, Health and Fat Whites shaken in a barrel with vinegar and bicarb. The are ferocious, wildly creative, and utterly enthralling.

This show is part of our New Waves programme made possible by PRS Foundation.

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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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On sale 9th November 10am

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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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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.

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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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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

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