Fri 21st Oct 16 at 7.00pm
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Luke Carey, Hugh Kelly

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them” …others, however, take a look at a top selling artist at the age of 17, think ‘I could do that’, pick up a guitar for the first time and within 3 years end up meeting said artist and having their debut EP reach the Top 10 in the iTunes chart.

Luke Carey is that guy. Shaping his own success with grit, determination and just a pinch of cockiness he set himself up to fail, but instead he is flying…

Luke is still developing his style and influences and isn’t scared to say he is being shaped by those he has met along his musical journey to date. And what a journey it’s been.

Born into a large Irish family in London, music was never a family trait for 21 year old Luke Carey. He’s a latecomer to music as a listener and performer, but boy has he caught up quickly!

A firm believer in the 10,000 hour rule, last year he set himself the challenge of playing 100 gigs in 100 days which proved a huge success and is one of the reasons he credits for making the Top 10 of the iTunes chart without a hint of PR.

Now a singer-songwriter with a genuine attention to the craft, in 2015 Luke won the Unsigned Stars Competition, a feat held previously by Stormzy, and will embark upon a U.K Tour in October to coincide with the release of his second EP.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Fri 21st Oct 16 at 11.00pm
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SLVR w/ Edit Select

Tony Scott (Edit Select) has been producing electronic music since the early nineties under various pseudonyms, but with Edit Select he has found his forte. His approach to production and editing has gained him a reputation of being a perfectionist with a very healthy back catalogue that includes the classic Bauer on Ostgut Ton , The Sliotar and Surface to Air on Edit Select Records, and debut album Phlox on Prologue.

Support from Goose, Murphy and Cuba.

Tickets £6 all night long.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Sat 22nd Oct 16 at 7.00pm

Mad Gerald, Bottle Note, Anomalies, Fabric Bear

What’s The Noise Presents a showcase with some of the best local talent live at Sneaky Pete’s on Saturday 22nd October

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Mad Gerald – Lankyboy and Jeepsaw’s songwriting, vox and guitars with Yiannis & Miguel’s rhythm machine.

Bottle Note – Alternative Rock Band from Edinburgh
Listen to EP Callant Now!

Anomalies – Ayrshire band focused on music but always open to all other forms of art.

Parallel Lights – Pop/Punk Alternate Rock
A four piece melodic punk rock band based in West Lothian

£6 Adv/ £7 | Doors 6.45PM – 10PM | Over 18’s only

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Sat 22nd Oct 16 at 11.00pm
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9 Years of Definition – Underground House & Techno since 2007

Saturday 22nd October
11pm – 3am

Definition returns on Saturday 22nd October for its 9th Birthday. Expect underground house and techno inspired by the likes of Sonar, Pressure, Berghain and the sadly closed Fabric.

With only 9 guests in 9 years, our resident duo of Mark Balneaves & Martin Lightbody are once again in control of the turntables, laptops and FX units all night long as we celebrate 9 years of Definition.

And, since its our birthday, its FREE ENTRY before 12 £5 after.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Wed 26th Oct 16 at 7.00pm
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Lake Komo with special guests Jargo

Mysterious, illusive yet seductive pop music. Lake Komo have moved in and out of sight. Difficult to pin down, the group released their debut single – proper – on rising London based boutique label Human Music with gossamer synths and ghostly harmonies, impassioned Bon Iver-style vocals with some Woman’s Hour dynamics. All galloping rhythms and superb pop impact, a cerebral and emotional sound.

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Thu 27th Oct 16 at 7.00pm
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Chuchoter plus special guests KLLO

Inspired by a mix of modern Pop and Disco, Chuchoter are a new Edinburgh act mixing deep-soul vocals, strong, self-assured lyrics and dirty jazz production to create a fresh sound with a club focus.

kllo: “This Australian duo impress with their new EP, which pays tribute to the best of early UK garage with its sweet, romantic melodies and skippy rhythms” – The Guardian

“These are love songs that use pop tropes and pay tribute to electronic music-making of the last decade and a half. We can’t wait for the album.

The buzz: “Dreamlike electropop.”

The truth: The best Australian facsimile of UKG … ever!

Most likely to: Achieve ecstasy.

Least likely to: Take ecstasy (in case Chloe’s mum’s reading).

What to buy: The Well Worn EP is released in August by Ghostly International.

File next to: New Portals, AlunaGeorge, Sweet Female Attitude, Conducta.

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Fri 28th Oct 16 at 7.00pm
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She Drew The Gun, fronted by singer-songwriter Louisa Roach offer dreamy lyrically evocative psych-pop from the banks of the Mersey. They released their debut Album, Memories of the Future in April 2016, the record is the result of Louisa Roach meeting with producer James Skelly in 2015 and working with him at independent record label Skeleton Key Records. Taking the bare bones of the songs- poetic narrative lyrics set to haunting riffs and melodies, they built up the tracks, developing an electronic element into Roach’s sound. The result is a dark but dreamlike collection of stories from the songwriter’s life and imagination caught in a bubble of psych-tinged pop. Exploring more conventional subject matter like delicate and dysfunctional relationships, unrequited love and loss, but also veering outside the norm with Sci-Fi protest songs, or more subterranean subjects, like drugs, alcohol, addiction and inequality.

The line up has shape-shifted and evolved into a full band since its inception as a solo project in 2013. Sian Monaghan was first to join, and the band have played in a number of formations. They supported Fink on a month long UK and European tour in autumn 2015 as a three piece with Jack Turner on guitar, latest addition Jenni Kickhefer completes the line up on keys. As a four piece they have travelled the UK on a recent headline album tour, supported The Coral, and played the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury Festival after winning over the judges at the Emerging Talent Competition 2016. They have just announced another string of UK dates for the Autumn.

Louisa’s underground roots lie in performing at open mic events and acoustic gigs, honing her skills along the way, she gained the attention of Radio 6Music last year when Steve Lamacq championed a first release, that led to an invitation to perform a BBC introducing live session at Maida Vale in 2015. BBC6 music continue to support the band, they made Memories of the Future ‘Album of the Day’ upon its release. The band and Album, without the backing of a major label, continue to win over fans with their lyrically evocative style coupled with meticulously layered psych-pop.

“Junkyard Scouse soul.. built ingeniously on a Wirral council budget” ???? Uncut

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Fri 28th Oct 16 at 11.00pm
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Onloop hosted by Moxie with guests Josey Rebelle and Telfort

Moxie’s back!

The first Onloop here was the single busiest night of 2016 so far. People without tickets got disappointed last time.

Heavyweight lineup!

Moxie is our favourite NTS selector and she’s held down shows for Radio1 too. One of the most deft selectors touching bases in every corner of underground dance, her mixes are simultaneously wildly esoteric but always funky and danceable.

Josey Rebelle is a former Plastic People resident with a weekly Rinse FM show, and has defied expectations of what’s allowed at clubs like Berghain’s Panorama Bar and XOYO by mixing across the board from rare groove right through to drum’n’bass.

Our man Telfort, him with the Good Place, is now getting recognition in a big way. His self-released vinyls are having to be repressed due to demand, he’s touring more, he’s getting premieres from the likes of Phonica… but his big releases are yet to come, with 12″s planned on some of our favourite labels.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Sun 30th Oct 16 at 7.00pm
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Johnny Foreigner with guests Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam

Freshly returned sobbing from Japan and promoting a record that even Pitchfork says is superawesome, we at Johnny Foreigner Inc. are superpsyched to announce a run of UK shows. A two-er, as we say here in Birmingham. Expect old songs, new songs, sweat and tears, a positive righteous partyzone atmosphere, and 10 years worth of heartbreak and distortion pedals condensed into an hour’s set list. (no encores)

([all shows up to and including 22/10] We’re also superhappy to inform you that we’ll be joined onstage by long time collaborator and tallest friend Ben Rausch, who’ll be providing live visuals using some kind of Keytar-Magic-Projector interface we still don’t fully understand.)

([all shows bar 25/10 and 27/10] Tour support comes from fellow 2nd city survivors and all round purveyors of bassless excellence Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam )

As always, if you work for the NHS and want to come see us, get in touch with us over the usual socials and we’ll get you in for free. #fuckhunt

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Mon 31st Oct 16 at 7.00pm
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BRIX & THE EXTRICATED feat. Members of The Fall

Brix & The Extricated feature original member of The Fall Brix Smith-Start on guitar and vocals, powerhouse duo Steve Hanley on bass and brother Paul Hanley on drums (‘The greatest rhythm section in rock n roll’ – Luke Haines), Steve Trafford on guitar and vocals and virtuoso Jason Brown on guitar, this is a dream line up for lovers of The Fall sound.

A live performance by Brix Smith Start and her band The Extricated to celebrate the release of her memoir “The Rise, The Fall and The Rise”. Best known for her work in The Fall at the time when they were perhaps the most powerful and influential anti-authoritarian postpunk band in the world, Brix spent ten years in The Fall before a disintegration of the band led to her exit and the end of her marriage with Mark E Smith.

Growing up in the Hollywood Hills in the ’60s in a dilapidated pink mansion her life has taken her from luxury to destitution, from the cover of the NME to waitressing in California, via the industrial wasteland of Manchester in the 1980s. Brix is also well known appearing weekly in Gok’s Fashion Fix.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Tue 1st Nov 16 at 7.00pm
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Simone Felice is a founding member of internationally acclaimed Catskill Mountain based artists The Felice Brothers, whose early seminal albums remain some of the most influential works of this century’s indie-folk revival.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Wed 2nd Nov 16 at 11.00pm
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B.Traits (BBCR1) All Night Long At Witness

BBC Radio1 DJ, producer and radio presenter B. Traits bridges underground music from techno to jungle to house. A perfect guest for Witness, she’s playing all night long to show her deeper side, in perhaps the most intimate setting she’s played.

Her regular Friday night radio slot between Annie Mac and the Essential Mix is all about Eclecticism, Evolution and Education. Expect the same at Sneaks, plus a party.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Thu 3rd Nov 16 at 7.00pm

Soufon Fang, OceanCode, Prairie Wessman

Tickets on sale Thursday 13th October.

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Fri 4th Nov 16 at 7.00pm
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The Take Home, Paper Rifles, The Dan Collins Band

THE TAKE HOME are an alt.rock band from Fife. Originally formed around singer/songwriter David Latto’s solo project the group started out playing americana tinged folk before embracing a bigger, electric sound with both punk rock and country influences

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Fri 4th Nov 16 at 11.00pm
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LOR @sneaky pete’s

Ladies on Rotation LOR @
Sneaky Pete’s

Its our Sneaky Pete’s debut come the 4th November 2016 !
Simmone Black _ Natasha Kitty Katt _ Blonde Flash repin the LOR , all things Funk / Disco /Boogie / House !

We are looking forward to having a great time and hope you can all join , sweat box vibes …. you better believe that ha ha

Cant wait , to catch up with everyone , new and familair 🙂

Time : 11pm-3am
Door : £5 all night long .

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Sat 5th Nov 16 at 7.00pm


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We welcome Petter Ericson Stakee’s Alberta Cross project for a solo show on Sunday 6th November. Heavily inspired by the late 60s / early 70s Laurel Canyon, California sound, these are big, stately songs, packed with rue as much as brio. For fans of My Morning Jacket, Dawes, Augustines or The Lumineers!

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Lail Arad Square
Mon 7th Nov 16 at 7.00pm
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Smart, funny songs, Lail Arad enjoys tumbling lyrics that conjur Lou Reed at times. Stylised vocals, with sultry sing-speak passages and modulating licks, are equally suggestive of the Mediterranean and the metropolis. File next to Courtney Barnett.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Wed 9th Nov 16 at 7.00pm
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Chris Barron (The Spin Doctors) + Lach

Back for a second time, we were very pleased to find at the first show that Chris Barron is a strikingly charismatic and talented performer and songwriter, not just the guy who wrote Two Princes.

He’ll play it if you ask, but his current songs are so good you’ll probably ask for more of the new stuff.

BBC Radio 4 commissioned a third series of The Lach Chronicles this year recently. Edinburgh resident Lach is the founder of the Antifolk music and art movement in New York, cited as a main inspiration by hundreds of performers today from Beck and Jeffrey Lewis to Hamell on Trial, The Moldy Peaches and Regina Spektor in the US, to the likes of Laura Marling in the UK.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Thu 10th Nov 16 at 7.00pm
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One of our consistent favourites here, among the hardest working and most fun bands in the UK, we’re delighted to welcome The Wave Pictures back, toting a new album whose name we are not yet privvy to!

Support from Edinburgh’s Golden Arm

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Fri 11th Nov 16 at 11.00pm
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Melting Pot

Melting Pot is the Glasgow based club night that’s one of the longest running in the UK, 15 years and counting in 2016.

Giving DJs such as Floating Points, Joey Negro, Danny Krivit, Joaquin “Joe” Claussell, Francois K, Greg Wilson and DJ Cosmo the opportunity to play whatever they feel: disco, house, techno, funk, soul and beyond.

They pay particular attention to their sound system which has made it one of the best sounding anywhere, with their guests raving about it!

To get the full Melting Pot effect they’ll be bringing their vintage UREi mixer and other assorted hi-fi trickery to make Sneak’s d&b soundsystem sing!

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Sat 12th Nov 16 at 7.00pm


Leddra Chapman will be touring the UK in Nov/Dec 2016 in support of her brand new EP, Third Love. Third Love will be exclusively available on all dates throughout the tour, with the EP going on general sale the week after.

Third Love was written and recorded at Battersea Park Studios, London. Alongside Leddra, co writers Juan Ayala and Ali Thomson are putting the finishing touches to the tracks, all set to be ready for November 2016. Leddra has moved on once more in her musical journey and here is what she had to say:

“I was lucky enough to be brought up from a young age to be driven not by what could make me successful or wealthy, but by what will make me the happiest in life. The Third Love EP is a reflection of my endeavours in love and music, the two most important things in my life, the things that can leave me feeling broken yet completely ecstatic. The two things that make me the happiest consistently overtake one another and always have done- I feel like I’m finally learning now in my mid-20s not to fight it any longer, as I’m sure they will continue to battle it out throughout my life.”

Leddra Picked up a guitar at an early age and hasn’t looked back since. She has shared the stage with the likes of Ed Sheeran and Katie Melua, and was personally invited to support Sir Tom Jones during his sold out dates, playing in front of over 35,000 people.

Debut single ‘Story’, a track championed by the late Sir Terry Wogan on his Radio 2 Breakfast Show, was playlisted by the station with sensational feedback. The next 4 songs were also playlisted by the UK’s biggest Radio station including single of the week “All About You” Sir Terry and Chris Evans (who took over as breakfast show host) championed all of Leddra’s 5 playlisted songs across their radio shows.

Third Love is another step forward and an exciting time for Leddra, who is pleased to be sharing her music with her fans on the road once more in 2016.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Thu 17th Nov 16 at 7.00pm
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Jules & the Blue Garnets EP Launch, ft Al Shields and Andrew Robertson

Original folk/pop music that is ‘Fresh, clear…no saccharine. A bit like apple cider vinegar…tingly’

After a successful run of shows at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, J&tBG are thrilled to be launching a new EP at Sneaky Pete’s on Thursday the 17th November. Their set will include tracks from the new EP, as well as some of the back catalogue.

Their sound has been described as ‘canned Summer’, ‘perfection’ and ‘stunningly beautiful’. When supporting Runrig, fans were told to expect ‘a beautiful voice and catchy songs’. BBC Radio 4 host, and New York Anti-Folk creator, Lach, expressed ‘Jules and the Blue Garnets achieve a glittering smooth pop sound through confident melody and an enchanting songwriting style. An endearingly engaging band both live and on record. Highly recommended’.

The evening will also feature sets from two of Edinburgh’s finest singer/songwriters; Al Shields and Andrew Robertson.

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Fri 18th Nov 16 at 7.00pm
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American Clay, Shredd and more

One of the best new bands from Glasgow, having supported heroes Total Babes, Cheetahs and Krill, have hunkered down for the past few months penning a hot record that deserves their new headliner status.

Teutonic drums, jarring guitars, and wholehearted pop melodies elevate [previous single] Talk, making it a song that reverberates and sticks in the head.

From the Song 2 sounding intro to the Total Babes inspired melodies, Talk is a fuck-that’s-good debut from a band who can now back up the buzz. – Scottish Fiction

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Sun 20th Nov 16 at 7.00pm

Josh Fuchs, Amy Hill, Hamish Hawk

“His songs are personal, nicely so and his voice portrays them in the sense they’re intended; slightly downtrodden, melancholic … folky pop played with a sense of irony” – 7ahead

Josh Fuchs is a singer-songwriter from Edinburgh who has been penning songs ever since he first picked up a battered acoustic guitar with duct tape on it as a sixteen-year-old. His brand of contemporary folk intersperses personal and distinctive lyrics with progressions influenced by the 50s ballads, surf and cowboy films that coloured his childhood. Josh recently teamed up with Andy Robinson (King Creosote) and has been recording a debut EP (‘Serle’) recently released in collaboration with the Fence Collective.

He has appeared on bills alongside the likes of Ethan Johns, King Creosote, Withered Hand and Dan Owen.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Tue 22nd Nov 16 at 9.00am
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Hannah Lou Clark

“From it’s opening drum machine thud and flicker of guitar to its lullaby like closer ‘My Game’, ‘Silent Type’ is assured and sublime” – NME

A tune that manages to suspend moments in time before unfurling and hurtling you into something not unlike Sharon Van Etten’s ‘Serpents’” – Drowned In Sound One’s To Watch

Amidst the endless suburban sprawl of the British home counties, Hannah set up a home studio to record he first EP ‘Silent Type’ using a combination of digital and analogue technology – a 4 track tape machine and her computer. Written and recorded by Hannah whilst living above a Quaker meeting house, her debut EP takes inspiration from the bizarre intensity of the silent worship happening below.

The EP marked the first public airing after her last project, Foe, disbanded two years ago : “A sort of cleansing process”.?Experimenting, writing and building up a stockpile of tunes as well as collaborating with such artists as Rob Ellis (Torres, Anna Calvi, PJ Harvey) and Deb Goodge (My Bloody Valentine) all contributed to Hannah’s debut EP.

Released in Nov 2014 on Quatre Femmes Records / Gravy records. The first single, Silent Type was premiered on Stereogum and Hannah was lauded by the likes of NME with an early Radar piece, a Clash Mag ‘Introducing’ piece and praise from The Line Of Best Fit and many others. With early radio support from John Kennedy, Steve Lamacq , Chris Hawkins and Tom Robinson. Guy Garvey also made ‘Silent Type’ his record of the week on 6 Music.
Hannah also received an early Music Week playlist with ‘Silent Type’

Hannah supported this release with a sold out, stunning first headline show at St. Pancras Old Church followed by a night at Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room. Support tours with Ezra Furman,Thurston Moore and Gaz Coombes followed, including a support for Gaz Coombes at London’s Roundhouse for the ‘In The Round’ Series of shows. Additionally she played across Europe completing a support tour in France (Paris, Lille and Strasbourg) plus London Calling and Amsterdam Woods festival in the Netherlands and Reeperbahn festival in Germany. Hannah also played The Great Escape Festival, Greenman and Secret Garden amongst others in 2015.

Hannah’s follow up EP ‘It’s Your Love’ was produced by Hannah at home on the 4-track and also in Press Play studios, London and then mixed by Tarek Musa of Spring King. It was then released in April 2016 once again on Quatre Femmes but this time through PIAS, to great critical acclaim. Hannah once again being championed by the likes of the NME, The Line of Best Fit and Clash Magazine including an interview and feature in The Quietus. Plus support from The 405 with a track review and London headline show in pictures on their site.
“Within 30 seconds of Clark’s solo set starting, the room was silent. Her voice poured over the gentle dissonance suggested by each chord” The Quietus

The lead track featured on Radio X’s Evening playlist and was selected as Steve Lamacq’s & Lauren Laverne’s ‘6 Music Recommends’ pick on BBC 6 Music plus spins from Huw Stephens on Radio 1 and continued support from Amazing Radio.

Hannah has also recently recorded a special 3-piece Radio X session for John Kennedy and a Daytrotter session went live in June 2016

Amongst Hannah’s Fans, Vevo are huge supporters. The video for ‘It’s Your Love’ was launched on their platforms and website and Hannah was asked to record a VEVO DSCVR session for the track ‘Cowboy Joe’ which has been streamed almost 80,000 times.

Hannah once again took to the road to support the release with a hugely successful first headline tour last May and followed this with a packed summer of festivals including Glastonbury, Tramlines, Standon Calling, Boardmasters and Always The Sun. Plus a special Record Store Day store in Point Ephemere in Paris for Rough Trade.

Hannah has just played the Vevo stage at Southsea Festival and will play the prestigious Iceland Airwaves festival in November.


Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Wed 23rd Nov 16 at 7.00pm

“one of Edinburgh’s finest unsigned bands” Edinburgh Unearthed

Scotsman on Sunday – Artist of the Week (31/07/16)

Edinburgh-based indie rock band Skjør (pronounced ‘sure’) are due to release their debut single ‘Self Control’ and B-Side track ‘Without Hope’ on the 25th November 2016.

SKJØR are a 4-piece band who have been finely crafting their own version of indie, art rock in the outskirts of Edinburgh since 2014. Inspired by adventures in Norway, Louise McCraw has beautifully sequenced her distinctive and poetic lyrics with the band’s guitar driven melodies. Influenced by indie rock, pop and funk bands, SKJØR’s bold and heartfelt melodies, with help from bassist, Cameron Bradley, guitarist Callum La Barre and drummer Rebecca Anderson, encapsulates an accessible but distinctive sound.

2016 has already seen the band selected for the coveted ‘Hit the Road’ touring project whilst also being the only band in Scotland to have been awarded Young Scot ‘Nuture Talent’ funding in the summer.

SKJØR have had the pleasure of supporting the likes of the Paper Kites, Lisbon, Teleman and Lanterns on the Lake, have performed at Hidden Door Festival, The Big Discovery Festival and toured across Scotland with November Lights and Five Cousins in 2016.

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Fri 25th Nov 16 at 7.00pm
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St Jude’s Infirmary, Hamish Hawk, Allen Ginsberg Trio

Saint Jude’s Infirmary reconvene their 2009 tour to support their critically acclaimed, if somewhat presciently entitled second album ‘This will be the death of us.’

Named after a hospital ship, emerging from Fife and ascending to Leith, the band released their second album, which featured collaborations with Ian Rankin and Jack Vettriano in 2009 before imploding ferociously mid-tour in Liverpool. Seven years later they return (GW) to debut this savagely cursed album and new material in a special gig.

“We’re still scratching our heads as to why Saint Jude’s Infirmary didn’t make it big – but perhaps you get what you ask for when you name your band after the patron saint of lost causes” – AAA Edinburgh

Hamish Hawk is an Edinburgh-based songwriter. He self-released his debut album Aznavour in 2014. His Mull EP was released on vinyl in early 2016. Hawk performs regularly throughout Scotland alongside the likes of King Creosote, Emma Pollock, James Yorkston, Withered Hand, Euros Childs, Malcolm Middleton, Kathryn Joseph, Mt. Doubt and FOUND. He has appeared at Dougie Maclean’s Perthshire Amber Festival, Dunkeld and at the Iona Village Hall Music Festival, organised by Roddy Woomble of Idlewild. His songs have been featured on BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio 6 Music and Scottish Fiction.

“Hawk’s solo shows are a colourful and confident display of his wit, charm and sensitivity as a songwriter. A natural storyteller, he leaves audiences unwavering in their loyalty. Offering so much of himself yet revealing so little, Hawk’s ability to surprise, enchant and bewilder at every turn has rendered him a most endearing figure in the Scottish contemporary music scene.” Listen Here

The evening also marks the exciting return of the Allen Ginsberg Trio: “Magnificent, mourned no more, marred of heart, mind behind, married dreamed, mortal changed”.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Sat 26th Nov 16 at 7.00pm
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Three Days From Retirement, Our Smallest Adventures, Cuttings

Three Days From Retirement are an utterly crushing post-rock band that will happily turn up and blow your mind.

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Sun 27th Nov 16 at 11.00pm
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Waze & Odyssey All Night Long

Firas & Serge aka Waze & Odyssey, both started out as resident DJs, honed their skills and perfected their craft through countless opening sets and the often arduous task of setting the tone and mood of the club.

Now more established, new challenges for the duo arise.

Tipping moments such as 4-hour sets at Panorama bar as both times of inspiration and trial, Waze & Odyssey have always pushed themselves to exceed their own expectations and those of their fans. Extended sets are, in essence, designed take the reveler on a journey as the artist tells a story through selection. For Waze & Odyssey, these sets are a window of exploration through their true tastes, influences and hidden gems. Extended sets have always been a chance for them to play the more obscure records they don’t normally get to play, thus creating a one-off unique dancefloor experience.

Firas & Serge are really excited to present this run of intimate shows where through extended sets, they’ll show you a different side to Waze & Odyssey.

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Sat 3rd Dec 16 at 7.00pm
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After an incredible year of touring supporting Simply Red, Suzanne Vega and Boyzone plus a full UK & Ireland headline tour of his own Ben Montague is back with his new single ‘We Start Over’.

Co-written with Jez Ashurst (Jamie Lawson/Little Mix/ Melanice C) & Charlie Grant (Simply Red) and produced by Peter John Vettese (Take That / Annie Lenox / Bee Gees / Ronan Keating), this is by far Ben’s most honest and heartfelt record to date. Taken from his third studio album ‘Back Into Paradise’, which reached number 14 in the iTunes Singer Songwriter charts in September 2015 and was pushed back up to number 17 in March / April 2016. Ben’s latest single “We Start Over” made Radio 2’s Record of the Week, and was kept on the A and B lists for over 6 weeks.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Mon 5th Dec 16 at 7.00pm


2014 was a breakthrough year for Gengahr, as they established themselves as one of the most exciting groups around. Debut single ‘Powder’ earned support from Huw Stephens, NME, The Guardian and Blogotheque, whilst being playlisted at BBC 6Music and XFM, as well as hitting the blog-aggregating Hype Machine charts. The band also took on festival stages across the globe, with Glastonbury, Latitude and MIDI among those subject to their smoky and catchy performances. Subsequent tours with fellow underground heroes Wolf Alice and Superfood slotted perfectly alongside the larger stages they shared with Jungle, Dry the River and Maccabees – the latter asking the band to join them on their upcoming UK tour. 2015 has been even more fruitful, with the band’s first ever tour down under to play Splendour in The Grass plus sold out sideshows.

While they bashfully describe their successes to dates as “happy accidents”, there’s clearly something greater at work behind Gengahr’s rise. A timelessness that has captured the hearts of all they’ve come into contact with and the recent release of their debut album, A Dream Outside are just the start. Comparisons to Radiohead are anything but reductive; there is sure to be a similarly twisting and enormous path ahead of this hypnotic North London quartet.

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Bigfoot's Square
Fri 9th Dec 16 at 11.00pm
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Bigfoot’s Tea Party – 8th Birthday

Bigfoot Strikes 8 – the Glasgow party crew will be celebrating their 8th birthday, kicking off at three dates around Scotland (EDI – GLA – ABZ). With the full team in tow, we invite you to come blow out some candles.


Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Sun 11th Dec 16 at 7.00pm

Retro Video Club, Audiokicks, November Lights

This 3 band co-headline tour, with alternating headliners, reaches Sneaky Pete’s on Sunday 11th December.

Edinburgh’s headliners will be locals Retro Video Club armed with new single ‘Recovery’. The bill is completed by Aberdeen’s Audiokicks and Ayrshire’s November Lights.

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
Wed 14th Dec 16 at 11.00pm
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Daniel Avery All Night Long – DJ Kicks Tour

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Dan’s back, this time touring his DJ Kicks mix.

You’ll need tickets for this one.

On sale Tuesday 27th September at midday.

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

MIKE HERON (Incredible String Band) & TREMBLING BELLS

Double bill with full Trembling Bells show before they play as Mike Heron’s Band!

Sneaky Pete's, 73 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JW.
The Black Madonna
Sat 31st Dec 16 at 10.00pm
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The Black Madonna 3 hr set / Edinburgh NYE / tickets on sale Friday 9am

Sneaky Pete’s & Bigfoot’s Tea Party present:


The Black Madonna is now rightly one of the most in demand DJs in the world; her energy, record bag, and technical skills are blowing people away from Sonar to Panorama Bar to Dekmantel and back again. We are extremely happy to say she’ll be bringing in the bells with you in Edinburgh, for what will be her debut in the Scottish capital. “It’s not to be missed” doesn’t even come close.

For the party, we’ll be taking over the unique Biscuit Factory, with two floors and a 7,500 square foot venue/gallery space, at Anderson Place, just off Bonnington Road. We’ll be bringing a bespoke lighting rig, massive sound system, and turning the top floor into a cocktail bar and chill out area. We don’t say this lightly that this multipurpose hub, housed in the former Crawford’s biscuit factory, is a truly special location.

Early days, we know, so we’ll be having a flash sale of 50 x reduced price tickets tomorrow Friday morning at 9am here: URL

Further ticket updates and line-up announcment to follow.


n.b. The Black Madonna will not be playing elsewhere in Scotland on NYE. Get your tickets now

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