Friday 19th August
Dixon Avenue Basement Jams & Big Miz (5am Finish Starts)
Friday 5th August
TEESH NO.37 ~ Semi Deluxe & DJ Cheers
Saturday 13th August
SUNDAY 11th SEPTEMBER
JUST ANNOUNCED: LAIL ARAD
monday 7 november
Tongue Trap EP Launch
**** ‘Riot Grrrl acolytes Tongue Trap…fun, poppy punk, sparkling with the right doses of playful gusto and pointed feminist lyricism’ – THE SKINNY
Tongue Trap release their debut EP upon the world.
From their girl meets girl meets girl beginnings at Girls Rock School Edinburgh to their live debut and their first festival appearance, they’ve been winning fans in all the right places.
Taking influences from the DIY scene past and present, Tongue Trap give their fresh, feminist perspective on life in a punk/ riot grrrl/ grunge style. And although the subjects might be serious, their tongues are frequently firmly in cheek (and other places as well).
More details to be announced.
YOUNG STATES, Concrete Kingdoms, Robyn Herdman
Norwich based four piece Young States have announced the release of their debut EP ‘Down To You’ on the 7th of August 2015. With two members having only just turned 18, Young States are a young band, aiming high. Rather than taking their cues from the flavour-of-the-week trends, the overproduced sounds of the ’00s, or the race-to-the-bottom intentional lo-fi pretenders, Young States play the sort of rock reminiscent of the genre’s halcyon days. You know, when rock and roll was simply rock and roll. Formed at the end of 2014, the band met at Access To Music in Norwich. Libby was on a sound engineering course, the others on a music performance course. Amy got Young States together as she was bored of seeing male band after male band, and wanted to form an all female group. She approached the others in the corridors of college after seeing them carrying their instruments. With a love of Brand New, Arcane Roots and Mallory Knox, Young States quickly wrote and recorded their debut EP ‘Down to You’.Young States first single ‘No More’ received TV play from Scuzz TV, as well as support from Amazing Radio and BBC Norfolk Introducing.
The electrifying foursome Concrete Kingdoms, from Dunfermline, have been around since summer 2014. Formed by frontman Neil and Lead Guitarist Ben, the band has gone from strength to strength. With influences such as Velvet Revolver, Soundgarden and Stereophonics, Concrete Kingdoms have brought heavy rock music back to life. In recent months the boys have recorded demos of just some of many songs on their musical roster. This summer you should expect an official single release thanks to their recent signing to independent record label, Flat 14 Records.
Young, Scottish, haunting keyboard based rock, Robyn Herdman is an 18 year old aspiring singer/songwriter.
MY ELECTRIC LOVE AFFAIR, Lizzies Arcade, The Radars, Luna Delirious
ITHICA, Sapien, Orphan Works
Dixon Avenue Basement Jams & Big Miz (5am Licence)
Dixon Avenue Basement Jams are the sound of house and raw techno in Glasgow right now, and since their residency last year have been touring Europe and the States. No let up from the guys with the best pooch in the game. Joining them, having just played alongside Jackmaster, we’re in good hands for our first 5am finish of the festival with DABJ artist Big Miz.
Firecracker Recordings Present ‘Heal Yourself & Move #4’ Linkwood vs House Of Traps vs Fudge Fingas
Curated by Firecracker Recordings, the Edinburgh label with international reach and acclaim, specialising in oddball house, techno and electronics. Their handmade collectable editions, produced since 2004, regularly top the ’Best Of’ lists. Celebrate another festival season with outer-national dance music present and past from a full Firecracker crew all night long!
TEESH No.37 ~ Sat 14th Aug ~ Semi Deluxe & DJ Cheers ~ Special 5am Licence
For the uninitiated, TEESH is an ‘All You Can Eat Mind Buffet’ through Afro, Cosmic Disco, Soul, Funk, Boogie, Classics, House, Hip Hop, arps, clicks, warm weirdness, subtle highs and occasional strandbar, throwing parties since 2013 at Sneaky Pete’s. Every other month we’re joined by Semi Deluxe, who has residencies around London at The Pickle Factory, Oslo Hackney, Glastonbury’s The Beat Hotel (where he played with Fresh from the 2nd year of his residency at Glastonbury’s ‘The Beat Hotel’ alongside many favourites of ours – Ben UFO, Joy Orbison, Midland, John Talabot, Pender Street Steppers, Bill Brewster, Ruf Dug + many more) and Farmfestival Somerset with his Crucial & Fresh / New Business projects.
This will be the first time DJ Cheers & Semi Deluxe have played a full 6 hours together and after July’s rapturous danceflloor, this bodes very well indeed.
With eclectic guests including ~ Kindness / Pearson Sound / Palms Trax / Lord Of The Isles / Glowing Palms / Project Pablo there is also a strong emphasis on visual art & video.
Highlife Annual Sun Ritual
Sun Ritual pays a special tribute to the thing we don’t nearly get enough of in Scotland.
We’re providing shades for the first 50 through the door so either bring your own or get down early.
The DJs will be in charge of the lights, bringing in the dawn themselves so you can bask in the glow. Get a taste from the live show video from his awesome Boiler Room this year. That’s Laurie on drums who will DJ for this one.
One of the most truly original production talents of recent times, Auntie Flo offers a gateway to lesser-known strands of music that need exploring
Auntie Flo has become a central figure in “the new strand of club music fusing electronic and world influences alongside the likes of Daphni, Four Tet, Romare, Sinkane and John Wizards” (Joe Muggs, The Wire, 2013). Originally from Glasgow but now residing in London, he has been travelled the world extensively pushing his unique ‘Afro-futurist’ sound either with the Auntie Flo live show or solo as a DJ.
Auntie Flo’s debut mini album ‘Future Rhythm Machine’ (H+P 2012) introduced him as one of the ‘most truly original production talents around’ (Crack Magazine, 2012), garnered a nomination for a SAY Award (Scottish Album of the Year) and was rated as one of the best albums of 2012 (Bleep.com). He has released EP/Singles on Kompakt, Permanent Vacation, Mule Musiq, Comeme, Autonomous Africa, Enchufada, and remixed the likes of Chrvrches, Crystal Fighters, Red Snapper and more.
Highlife champions exciting artists from around the world including the likes of Rebolledo, Nicolas Jaar, Matias Aguayo, Esa, Shackleton, Actress, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Charanjit Singh, amongst many others. Highlife is also a radio show with monthly slots on Rinse FM and record label, releasing the 3-part Highlife World Series in 2015.
LuckyMe 9th Annual Festival Party: Benji B, Eclair Fifi, Piu Piu, S-Type, Inkke, The Blessings
at la Belle Angele
SNEAKY PETE’S STAGE AT ELECTRIC FIELDS 2016
We are really proud to say that Electric Fields will be giving us our very own stage for 2016. The festival is bigger then ever before! We’re now stretching to two full days of amazing music at the beautiful Drumlanrig Castle on the 26th and 27th of August!
Primal Scream / The Charlatans / Everything Everything / Wild Beasts / PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING / The Twilight Sad (Official) / The Sugarhill Gang / Steve Mason / Erol Alkan / Joy Orbison / Songhoy Blues / Admiral Fallow / the go! team / Factory Floor / DJ Yoda / Eclair Fifi / C Duncan / Don Letts / Sundara Karma / Tuff Love / Bill Ryder-Jones / BABY STRANGE / WHITE / Emma Pollock / Denis Sulta / Dixon Avenue Basement Jams / Neon Waltz / Model Aeroplanes / Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5 / Jamie Roy / Horsebeach / Barstow Bats / Onr / Lisbon / Sean Vs The Robots / MØGEN / Riding the Low / TeenCanteen / The Van T’s / The Lapelles / Be Charlotte / Bella and the Bear / Yucatan / Documenta / Blueprint Blue / Hot Vestry / Mark W. Georgsson / Sweaty Palms / Elara Caluna / Tim Burgess DJ Set / Howling Rhythm / Wasabi Disco / TEESH / Juice at Sneaky Pete’s / Social Club / Soul Jam / Witness – Sneaky Petes / Hector’s House Edinburgh / Deep Fried Soul / Bowie Disco / Northern Soul Dance Class
+ more acts to be announced!
In 2016 we will also have a range of boutique camping options, a real ale bar, and more fun for kids – all with the same amazing atmosphere of the past two years.
Every acoustic singer-songwriter will claim they were born with music in their blood, but few were born with music in their basement. Rory Butler’s childhood home was built on music; his father ran a recording studio in the cellar.
“I’ve never felt anything other than it being very normal to want to play music and write songs,” he says. “Everybody in the house and in the family was doing the same thing so I never really thought about doing anything else. We romanticised it as kids, trying to push the studio door open while bands were in recording songs. They still have some recordings of us babbling into microphones and making beat tracks behind it.”
It’s unsurprising then, that music became Rory’s world. Growing up in a town in the Dumfries area – “in the middle of nowhere, seven miles away from the nearest pub”– and then in Leith, Edinburgh, he wrote his first song aged seven, a “really crap song” called My Heart Goes Down When The Sun Goes Down. “I’ve listened to it since thinking ‘what the fuck was going on in my head?’” Encouraged by his parents and their love of Woody Guthrie, Joni Mitchell, Tim Buckley and early John Martyn, this creative young soul recorded whole albums of “very strange material” in the basement studio with his brother, the experimental post-rock foil to his budding acoustic artistry; the picture of an inside-out Sooty puppet on the pre-teen’s makeshift album sleeve was an early clue to his interest in subverting the conventions of comfort.
When he made the leap in 2013 to stay on the sofa with friends in Seven Sisters in North London, he found the streets were lined with fried chicken boxes rather than gold, but via countless open mic nights full of Elvis impersonators and stoned street poets, he eventually found his people, his niche. Fellow songwriters helped get him spots at proper acoustic gigs and he found himself a manager, dumbstruck by Rory’s rich, keening vocals, raw emotion and growing mastery of embedding political polemic within his stunning acoustic laments.
“It’s important for me to have a message behind songs or at least something you can get your teeth into,” Rory explains. “Everyone can relate to love but there’s a hell of a lot more out there to feel bad about. Once upon a time being a singer-songwriter was about being very openly engaged about what was happening socially and politically in the world and that’s kinda been lost. But I like the idea of being a voice that raises questions and engages debate but I have to earn it first. I’d rather engage in areas of social debate that matter but at the same time allow people to make decisions about them for themselves. One way of doing that is by writing political songs that also have love in the middle-eight, to relax the situation a wee bit.”
Within a year Rory had been introduced to Crispin Hunt, ex-Longpigs frontman and songwriter for Jake Bugg, Ellie Goulding, Lana Del Rey, Florence & The Machine and Newton Faulkner. Excited to have discovered an artist that could be a shard of real, honest humanity, cutting through the processed studio noise of pop artifice, Hunt worked with Rory in his home studio for six months to hone a demo, recorded in just a few days, of stunningly intimate recordings; one man, a guitar and a fresh window on the struggles of youth in a messed-up millennium.
Keeping up his job as a barista in an East London vegan café – “If my former self had met my current one, I probably would’ve kicked my own ass” – the original plan was to reveal Rory’s light gradually, with low-profile, one-off singles. But support slots with Scritti Politti at the Roundhouse and a Radio One play from Annie Mac at the end of 2015 had the major labels pounding down his door. “We were getting emails from major record labels asking me to go in and play them a song in the office, which I really liked,” he says. “I feel most comfortable in situations of unbelievable pressure and intimacy that’s absolutely terrifying, I respond really well to that.”
For the time being, though, the majors have been kept at arm’s length. “It all came very suddenly, there was no opportunity to respond to it reasonably. We thought ‘let’s wait a minute, record stuff ourselves and do it the way we want to do it before any of that has an influence over what we’re working towards’. The reason I came here was to try to make a noise, but I also wanted to see if what I was doing could make an impression.”
Rory Butler, you see, is a singer with principals, standards, a fresh outlook on modern singer-songwriting and an unwavering vision of how he wants it portrayed. “What I’d really like is an album of songs where each song is as important as the last and the next,” he says. “It’s important to me that it sounds like a man with a guitar playing a song, and it’s about the song and the man singing it.” Stark and simple, comic and confrontational, raw and radiant; it’s in Butler’s blood.
NAKED ‘Zone’ Album Launch
A show courtesy of our LuckyMe family.
NAKED are Agnes Gryczkowska and Alexander Johnston and their debut album ZONE is a brutal and distorted experimental pop vision out September 30th worldwide.
Reflecting a disenchanted youth’s masochism of digital-overloading, the young band explore themes of human isolation and the contorted nature of sex and physicality. ZONE is our sensory system heightened – a raw, overwhelming and beautiful experience.
The album is co-produced with Paul Corley – the engineer and composer renowned for his work with Oneohtrix Point Never, Ben Frost and Anohni – and follows ‘Youth Mode’ EP released in 2015. In the last year they debuted at SXSW, produced Mykki Blanco’s ‘Moshin In The Front’, and the film score to ‘A Silent Man’ directed by Charlotte Colbert, starring Sophie Kennedy Clark.
“…macabre take on pop. Backlit and smoky, the group blasted the audience with as much white noise as lush melodies… Naked are not for the faint hearted but it’s not a case of emperor’s new clothes.” – The Guardian, March 2016
The video for the opening track of the album, also named ‘ZONE’, is a collaboration between the band, LuckyMe Studio, Hendrik Schneider & Andrew Grüne (Primitive London) – renowned film and image makers for fashion brands Cottweiler and Nasir Mazhar.
MICHELE STODART (of The Magic Numbers)
Michele Stodart is a solo artist as well as bassist, vocalist and co-songwriter with the much-loved, Mercury-Prize-nominated and double platinum sellers The Magic Numbers. The band recently released their fourth studio album, Alias, in 2014 with several critics calling it their finest to date, receiving **** in Q and Uncut. Over the summer of 2014-15, The Magic Numbers supported Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Super Furry Animals and Train on their recent arena tour.
In 2012, Michele released an album of her own songs, Wide-Eyed Crossing, a southern-drenched journey into Americana country blues. In support of the record, Michele and her band toured with Villagers, Duke Special, Slow Club and Ben Ottewell of Gomez. She is currently touring with the Magic Numbers and working on a follow-up solo album to be released later this year.
Upon the release of her new solo record Michele will embark on two co-headline tours in Sept with The Goat Roper Rodeo Band and in Oct with Kathryn Williams.
More info HERE
THE LUCID DREAM
“Fusing layered, heavily effected guitar sounds with the futuristic punk awareness of Vanishing Point or XTRMNTR-era Primal Scream and general nonchalance of Seventies art rockers Suicide, their incendiary and occasionally visceral take on psychedelia is perhaps more post-modern than the band themselves realise.” – Drowned In Sound
L’anatomie with Marcus Worgull (Innervisions)
“We are delighted to be throwing our first party to the sounds of legendary Berlin label Innervisions, through a man who has been an intrinsic part of its rise to prominence over the last decade with a number of releases for the label and consistently features at Lost in a Moment events.
We present Marcus Worgull. Cutting his teeth as a DJ at the infamous U-Club, Marcus has established himself as one of Germany’s finest disc jockeys known for his ability to effortlessly flit between genres and styles. Marcus’ affair with house isn’t a recent development however, with his position as the owner of Cologne’s Groove Attack record shop giving him an ideal position from which to survey a wide range of music over the past two decades.
When not making tracks for Innervisions, Marcus is still adoring the art of moving butts, spending his weekends on planes and trains to carry a bag of records to prized clubs like Robert Johnson, Fabric, Plastic People, Trouw or Sub Club on the regular. His combination of wonky, dark and atmospheric house and techno is what we’re all about and we can’t wait for him to grace the dance floor at Sneaky Pete’s.” – L’anatomie
Marcus Worgull (Innervisions)
Following a huge 12 months, Only Shadows are hitting the road in September for their first headline tour. The band’s debut single, Be Still, received rave reviews for Gigwise, Subba Cultcha and Gigslutz to name a few and was also chosen to be used on the soundtrack to BAFTA award winning Made in Chelsea. With over 170,000 Facebook video views the band are following this with their new single, We Go Further.
Gigwise: “Instantly catchy with killer vocals, this one will be stuck in your head for days”
Taking inspiration from Editors and Arcade Fire, the band have received fantastic backing from BBC Introducing (named BBC Introducing Band of the Month May 2016), and have gathered a staunch fan base across the UK.
Following support slots with the likes of Reef, Carl Barat, Young Kato and more, it’s now time for Only Shadows to take to the stage with their own headline tour.
“Reinvigorating the sun-kissed and jangling guitar sounds that flooded through so much of Birmingham’s music scene a few years ago, “Cyan” nods back to the old favourites we’ve not had chance to rediscover.
More than a refreshing take on a trusted formula, the track swims through a sea of infectious riffs and phasing refrains with a blissful confidence and a streetwise sincerity. Contagious chimes resound with the hazy heat of summer, a potent contrast to the uncompromising lyrics. ” – The Line Of Best Fit
Since their formation eighteen months ago, 20-something Birmingham quartet Pleasure House have created an entertaining brand of Indie Rock that is both uplifting and melancholy. The band released their debut EP ‘Show Your Colours’ in April, which also features their magnificent new single ‘Cyan’.
‘Cyan’ casts an electrifying spell. Unleashing full bodied production complete with sultry harmonies and haunting psych drum and guitar patterns. Their stellar live set has earned them high caliber support slots alongside the likes of Sundara Karma, Blossoms, Prides, Swim Deep, Fickle Friends, Japanese House & INHEAVEN
Formed in 2012 and having carved out their own distinct niche with blues-driven anthems and glorious four part harmonies, Tail Feather have already accomplished a lot in their relatively short career, while their acclaimed live shows have also led to them hitting the road with the likes of Wolf Alice, White Denim and Fun Lovin’ Criminals.
Marrying slick guitar lines that feel as if they’ve been crafted in the Golden State and turning up the thick bass-induced grooves to 11, new single ‘Space Travel’ also carries on Tail Feather’s long-standing collaboration with producer Graham Dominy (Robert Plant, Ray Davies).
Undeniably cool and essentially timeless, Tail Feather continue to blaze their own distinct trail in today’s music scene with their retro-induced time vessel of euphoric hooks and blissful harmonies. The release of ‘Space Travel’ is only likely to win them more fans, and with their debut album to come later this year, 2016 is looking set to be a breakthrough year for one of the most exciting new bands out there
“”Our favourite new band” – Music Week
“Tail Feather take things into altogether more sultry territory, with their bourbon-soaked blues rock bringing to mind the likes of Fleetwood Mac and Lynyrd Skynyrd. As the long-haired lotharios’ stunning five-way harmonies and lackadaisical grooves pulse and smoulder into the Purple Turtle’s very brickwork, it’s clear that we’re watching a band blessed with a total mastery of their craft. A real treat” – Kerrang
“Take the Allman Brothers, put Ray Manzarek on keyboards and layer the whole gumbo with CSN&Y style vocals; then play psychedelic tinged West Coast Rock” – 247
“Thumping, catchy, and sun-glazed – Tail Feather bring nostalgia and soul together for a 70s indebted experience.” – The 405
“Knocking imitators for six, Tail Feather’s sincerity will have them peddling their well honed craft for a long time to come” – Bristol Live Magazine
“The screeching guitars and rolling melody smell of leather, sheep skin, beards and matured bourbon – a fine concoction and one you should try.” – Art Rocker, Single of the Week
“…a smotheringly psychedelic affair made light by lucid riffs and soft-rock melodies that seem torn from Fleetwood Mac’s songbook.” – Shiny Shiny New
After kicking off their career with “Boston,” a power ballad that took its cues from the Coldplay songbook, Augustana began to recast themselves as heartland rock & rollers. Released in 2008, Can’t Love, Can’t Hurt found them midway through that transition, but 2011’s Augustana — the band’s self-titled third album — completed the evolution, jettisoning the tenderhearted piano pop that filled All the Stars and Boulevards and replacing it with guitar-driven, chest-swelling anthems. Bruce Springsteen’s influence looms large, from the quaver of Dan Layus’ vocals to the Americana bombast of “Steal Your Heart” and “Wrong Side of Love,” two tunes that emulate Born to Run’s grandeur with glockenspiels, gang vocals, and the panoramic production of Kings of Leon collaborator Jacquire King.
This tour showcases their greatest hits alongside brand new songs in a stripped down style.
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.
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.
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.
Simone has been widely hailed as one of the most gifted songwriter poets of his generation and has recently co-written and produced Bat For Lashes critically acclaimed concept album The Bride, as well as the #1 worldwide hit Cleopatra album by The Lumineers.
Join him for his One Man Show, premiering new songs and re-imagining classics, in a select handful of intimate setting this Autumn.
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.
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” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P81j5CQCc0M 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.
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.