You can’t start a band called Cocaine Piss and be serious at the same time, can you? It would be the equivalent of naming your kid something like Kick Me In The Head Throughout Life Whenever Possible Smith.
But ever since coming into twisted existence in 2014 in the Belgian city of Liège, pretty much as a bad taste joke, Cocaine Piss just revved the engine of the piss rocket and watched it launch, and before they knew it, it was flying sky-high.
Cocaine Piss are a chaotic mess with their high octane blend of punk and noise that’s all over within 20/25 minutes. It’s like Dead Kennedys, Bikini Kill and Melt Banana all playing at once while really high on their namesake substance, right up until the venue cuts the power and everything’s suddenly over, leaving you euphoric, disoriented and punching walls just for fun.
Wild doesn’t even begin to cut it with this band, we’re so excited to have them here ever since they melted our faces off at The Great Escape.
Having recently released their debut album This Is Not a Zen Garden to rave reviews and launched with a SOLD OUT show at The Old Hairdressers in Glasgow, Domiciles bring their meditative genre-defying live show to Sneaky Pete’s on 13h November. Come along, get voided.
Based around the joint songwriting of Nick & Rory, Domiciles draw from a myriad of different influences; hints of krautrock & shoegaze permeate their music, whilst also touching on sneering garage, blissed-out space rock & experimental noise. Dark & heavy psychedelic grooves are interspersed with jarring guitar leads, droning feedback & sharp synthesisers; resulting in genre-defying multi-dimensional compositions. In 2018, the band signed with Glasgow-based record label Last Night From Glasgow. The bands debut album ‘This Is Not a Zen Garden’ a work of passion and years of work was released August 2019. The self produced album was recorded in the secluded Scottish Highlands and was launched with a sold out Glasgow show. The album has been well received by both press and public with positive features from national publications such as Louder than War Magazine, The Skinny and Scotland on Sunday. The band continue to go from strength to strength.
Beats provided by Exiled From Culture & visuals throughout the night. Support TBA (but we know you’re going to dig them).
The Sea Atlas will be on tour this autumn, supporting new singles, Cavalier and London.
Atmospheric indie rock from the Hebrides, The Sea Atlas is like all maps, sheltered havens to open expanses that will weather the harshest storms.
Backed by a four-piece band made up of close friends, he has achieved an almost orchestral-like indie rock sound that will have you both dancing through the night and quietly soul-searching.
How many years does it take to make an overnight success? Hit The Road develop outstanding young musical talent, then take them on tour.
Previous Hit The Road acts include Lewis Capaldi, Man Of Moon and Be Charlotte, so as you can see they have form! This year’s crop of acts is a cracker, get down and take a chance to check out next year’s stars.
Xiu Xiu is the conduit for the uncompromising and unnervingly personal musical works of Los Angeles-based multi-instrumentalist Jamie Stewart, plus a roll call of collaborators both in studio and onstage.. Streaming forth a ceaseless torrent of releases, side projects, art offerings and extensive international touring since 2002, Xiu Xiu’s music has veered from damaged avant-pop to artfully orchestrated rock, squalls of black-hearted noise and most bases around and between, ever served with a bruising honesty and intensity that has ripped out the hearts of a legion of obsessive listeners.
Latest Xiu Xiu album ‘Girl with Basket of Fruit’ (out Feb 2019) is a rowdier, yet more stylistically splenetic offering than 2017’s ‘Forget’, with the usual eye-catching list of collaborators this time including Eugene Robinson (Oxbow), Devin Hoff and Haitian percussionists Emmanuel Obi and Ayo Okafor.
For 2019 live operations Xiu Xiu is manifest in the form of Stewart, Thor Harris (drums/percussion) and Christopher Pravdica (bass).
“effortlessly slick beach pop” NME
“their soundscapes evoke an exotic, dream-like state rife with tension and sexual danger” – Line of Best Fit
A Paris based trio who blend sweeping melodies, psychedelic reveries and a love of the song and story.
Founded by Lewis Lazar the painter and Christopher Willatt the mathematician, the two started writing songs together as childhood friends in Brussels before going on to pursue different things in different countries; Lewis explored poetry and song in New York and Christopher wrote and ran an underground venue in Edinburgh.
They reunited in Paris in 2017 to begin writing anew and reinvented themselves as the ‘Oracle Sisters’.
Julia Johansen, from Finland, who had just landed in Paris with her guitar and songs, joined them with harmonies and her secret talent on the drums.
Oracle Sisters soon attracted a family of artists and friends who helped shape and support their sound.
Their debut EP is due to be released in January 2020 before the band head to Mexico city to record their debut album.
The Micro Band is a constantly evolving entity built around the song writing and creative energy of Alex Auldsmith. Known for infamous late night party sets with a wild seven-member live show, the band are moving forward with a more intimate sound on their new Ep recorded at Abbey Road Studios.
The bouncing two piece indie-pop from the midlands are returning to Edinburgh this November! Be sure to grab a ticket for a taste of the summer!
There’s something in the water in Cardiff.
Out of the same scene that birthed our cool pals Boy Azooga, Himalayas are a harder-edges and more immediate prospect. Himalayas are all riffs, attitude and garage rock’n’roll with hits for days (and nights).
In our opinion, Alex Rex’s Otterburn is the best Scottish album of 2019. Its songs of love, loss and loathing meld genres unfathomably across swoonsome country balladry, primitive psychedelic funk and swampy cajun boogie.
Alex uses his uncommon and extraordinary voice to lyrically delve in the murky depths of bereavement, kink and cruelty. Alex ‘Rex’ Neilson is Trembling Bells’ drummer and songwriter and has toured and made albums with Bonny ‘Prince’ Billy. Alex’s songwriting and delivery is every bit that great man’s equal.
Magpie Blue embarks on her first headline tour this November.
Scottish Singer Songwriter and lyricist, Magpie Blue released her debut single ‘Just In Time’ on June 14th via Seahorse Music.
The track was produced in Edinburgh by Rod Jones of Idlewild and features drummer Michael Reid of Man of Moon and guitarist Louise McCraw of Goodnight Louisa.
“Lyrically, Magpie Blue delves into introspective yet sharply to-the-point subject matters from heartbreak to anxiety, investing her words with a raw truth. You get the sense listening to this number of an old head resting on young shoulders, of someone who has the emotional intelligence to channel real feeling into their art.
Having already gained comparisons at this early stage of her career to the likes of PJ Harvey and Anna Calvi, her Jeff Buckley-esque vocals inflect this number with a sense of raw melancholy. A husky, brooding start sets the track off on a low key, before her band, featuring the likes of drummer Michael Reid of Man of Moon and guitarist Louise McCraw of Goodnight Louisa, build proceedings to a mighty crescendo, subtle electronics adding an unexpected layer of depth. Production duties are confidently overseen by Idlewild’s Rod Jones, who brings his band’s keen ear for melodics to ensure this track remains firmly lodged in the ears after it’s finished.” – Bitter Sweet Symphonies
The artist uses her distinctive voice to illustrate her intriguing yet relatable lyrics, depicting heartbreak and the brutally honest inner thoughts of an anxious mind.
( “Magpie Blue AKA Millie Hanlon Cole debuts onto the scene with the phenomenal Just In Time. The Edinburgh-based singer/songwriter displays her unquestionable talent throughout this four minute track, allowing her powerhouse vocals to take centre stage.” – SAMA )
Doors at 7pm | £5 Entry | 14+
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Scruff of the Neck presents
Ivory Caves are a five piece indie/alternative rock band from Dunfermline comprising of infectious bass riffs, huge driven guitars and catchy melodies sang in three part harmony.
If you are into shoegaze, dreampop or indie, you’re guaranteed to love this band to pieces.
ADVANCE TICKETS: £7.00
AGE POLICY: 18+
Light & Noise Productions
Bronston return to Sneaky Pete’s for a headline show.
Support comes from
A Sudden Burst of Colour
Deep Sea Creature
Bronston is a Scottish rock band formed in 2015 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Bronston released their first single, I Feel Safe, in 2016, showcasing their riff-oriented, synth- augmented, alternative rock style to a sold out audience at an accompanying show at Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh.
Their sound incorporates a variety of different styles and influences, taking inspiration from artists such as Arctic Monkeys, Tame Impala, Queens of the Stone Age, Foals, and Anderson .Paak.
Bronston’s music explores themes of external oppression, alternative realities, and anxieties about the future. Their lyrics link internal conflicts with notions of a future shaped by philosophical and technological advances.
Bristolian six-piece Cousin Kula met on the city’s progressive jazz scene and very quickly found themselves all living in a house together, rehearsing incessantly in their basement.
They bonded over their shared love for an incredibly eclectic range of music, all of which rear their heads in the band’s mind-bending fusion sound – at once sun-drenched pop and kaleidoscopic psyche with air-tight prog licks and infectious afrobeat-inspired rhythms.
We caught Cousin Kula at this year’s Great Escape Festival and had to pick our jaws up from the floor after their show. They are a seriously impressive band – one for the music ‘heads’ and the dancers.
For fans of Homeshake, D’Angelo, Shuggie Otis, Conan Mockasin.
Cool kids outta Brighton making woozy pop of the cool and danceable variety. We saw them at The Great Escape festival this year and were very impressed – one to see live!
SCOTTISH alt.blues troubadour Dave Arcari’s returns from his latest USA tour for this Edinburgh show.
His alt.blues sounds owe as much to trash country, punk and rockabilly as they do pre-war Delta blues and have been showcased via ten internationally-acclaimed solo CD releases.
Special guest tba
Imperial Wax are the final and longest-serving members of The Fall, minus Mark and with new tunes.
Anyone intimate with The Fall’s working method will know that the genus of much Fall music came from instrumental musicians, so it’s no surprise to know that Imperial Wax are absolutely brilliant.
“The best club in the UK for future rock & roll stars” – Noel Gallagher.
The Lutras + more TBA
The DJs at This Feeling play (amongst many others).. The Arctic Monkeys, The Beatles, Black Honey, Blossoms, Blur, BRMC, Cabbage, Catfish & The Bottlemen, The Charlatans, The Cribs, The Coral, Courteeners, David Bowie, DMA’s, Doves, Kasabian, The La’s, The Libertines, Oasis, Primal Scream, Pulp, Reverend & The Makers, The Rifles, The Rolling Stones, The Smiths, Stone Roses, Super Furry Animals, The Strokes, Suede, Supergrass, Temples, Trampolene, The Shimmer Band, The Verve, The Who, Yonaka + lots more including all the best new bands in the land
Yes! One of our favourite acts we hosted in 2017 and 2018 are back with an album ready to go. Real high-end indie pop with quirk, swagger and charm, these guys will go far.
Since last year they have been playing their biggest shows to date – in front of thousands as part of Bastille’s nationwide arena tour.
Ed Cares, one of west London’s most in-demand male nannies, was overheard humming a song he had written, by Katie, aged six, who persuaded him to form a band: “You’re probably my second favourite artist after Katy Perry.” Sourcing some neighbourhood musicians — Emma Topolski (bass), Rich Legate (guitar) and Glyn Daniels (drums) — Ed soon had an able band to perform with, and gave it the only logical moniker in the circumstances: CHILDCARE.
Organically formed, South Coast Band, Wild Front, aim to pair the unrestrained emotions of music with the capricious nature of life. It came as no surprise when the band formed, as the four boys had been musically working together for years.
Although 80’s rock and alternative indie is a love they all share, their primary musical influences are so different ranging from folk to hip hop. It’s this exotic mix that creates their unique and distinctive sound.
FOR FANS OF: Arctic Monkeys, JAWS, Marsicans
Edinburgh-based 5-piece The Wynntown Marshals formed in 2007 and have been described by the Metro as “arguably Scotland’s strongest band” and regarded by The Herald as “the best Americana band outside North America”. With three studio albums, several EPs, and a 10-year retrospective collection under their belts so far, the Marshals have recorded sessions for ‘Whispering Bob’ Harris’s BBC Radio 2 show, as well as BBC Radio Scotland sessions on ‘Another Country with Ricky Ross’ and an appearance on The Quay Sessions with Roddy Hart in 2018.
Their debut album “Westerner” was released in 2010 with the Belgian website RootsTime proclaiming it “the best alt.country album from Europe ever”, with the follow-up (“The Long Haul”) being placed at number 10 in the Sunday Herald’s list of the ‘Top 50 Scottish Albums of 2013’. “The End of the Golden Age” (2015) was awarded 8/10 in Uncut, referring to the band as “colonising the shadowland that lies between Tom Petty and Teenage Fanclub”.
In 2017, the band marked a decade together by releasing a 16-track retrospective entitled “After All These Years”, with Louder Than War awarding the compilation 9/10 and declaring that “The Marshals have been crafting songs of such high quality that they’re surely a national treasure”, and that they are “miles above the competition at this sort of thing”.
The Wynntown Marshals will play their first headline shows in over a year including a special date at Sneaky Pete’s on Thursday 5th December, where they will debut their new line-up as well as previewing material from their forthcoming studio album which will be released on Blue Rose Records in the spring of 2020.
NB: 14-17 year olds must be accompanied by an adult. No refunds will be given for incorrectly booked tickets. The venue management reserve the right to breathalyse anyone under the age of 18. Refusal or failure of the test will result in entry being denied.
Over 14s (under 16s with an adult)
There is an impressive maturity and attention to detail in Zoe Graham’s music that sets this accomplished young songwriter apart from her peers. On stage, you will find her either with band or fleshing out the instrumentation with loop pedals on solo outings.
But when Zoe pares it back to just a vocal and acoustic guitar, as she does on the achingly poignant The Anniesland Lights (from her recent Hacket & Knackered EP), that is when you know you’re in the company of someone very special indeed. Championed by BBC Radio Scotland‘s Roddy Hart and with multiple Celtic Connections appearances to her name, Zoe Graham’s understated charms will not stay below the radar for much longer.
Some gothic, unsettling, sleazy, loud and noisy dis- co funk for you. If Dale Barclay was still around to dance, he’d dance to this. Glasgow has always done a great line in frightening urban gothic and Franky’s certainly hit the mark. Ones to watch.
We are extra pleased to present this very special solo show.
Vetiver is the long-running stage and recording name of San Francisco’s Andy Cabic. ‘Up On High’ is his seventh studio album and the first since 2015. Vetiver has toured around the world on headline tours and supporting artists that include Wilco, TheShins, Fleet Foxes, Beach House, Bob Weir & Phil Lesh, and Vashti Bunyan.
Vetiver craft nuanced, understated songs that reward careful listening, building a rich duality; a space where sunshine is only a chord away from melancholy, an introspective lyric underlies an extroverted chorus and subtlety tries to be outgoing in an effort to connect the dots of life’s ellipsis.
‘Up On High’ was made with an extraordinary cast of musician friends who work with Father John Misty, Peter Bjorn and John, Kendrick Lamar, Tyler the Creator, Kevin Morby, Cass McCombs, and Wild Nothing.
Mega punk 3-piece Lady Bird are Slaves’ fave new band and they might just be ours! Catch em tearing up Sneaks in December.
A comic critique of British culture from the inside looking out, if Mike Skinner had picked up a guitar and a bag of speed he might just have come up with this dark dancefloor tear-up riot. Well good.
Rascalton, a 4-piece indie rock outfit from Glasgow, are part of a new wave of Scottish acts that includes Declan Welsh & The Decadent West, Pleasure Heads, THE NINTH WAVE, and LUCIA. They are reclaiming the word “band”, bringing it back to its roots of self-expression within a community, of like-minded individuals sharing art as not only a means of enjoyment but of survival.
Spurred on by boredom and limited employment opportunities are carving out a new state of youth culture centred around local haunts like Stereo Cafe Bar and Priory Bar Sauchiehall Street. It seems where there is little distraction beautiful things are able to grow and blooming they are in Glasgow
Jack, Steve, Mark and Greig make up Rascalton, and like most bands of note, the project was spawned from the tinkerings in a garage which somehow became succinct and digestible. Those same nascent noises are now the fully formed, somewhat brutal ruminations on life and love in the city that have come to define the band, with tracks like “Lust” and “Alone” bringing them acclaim from London Town to East Kilbride.
One of the many qualities of Rascalton is their disinterest in what other people think about their music. So many acts are trapped in this idea that a band has to look a certain way or make a certain song to get to a certain point so they can actually start making the music they really wanted to make in the first place. This new Glasgow set seem to have rejected that idea, rather embracing the age-old philosophy of “If you like it cool if not also cool (but go fuck yourself)”. Whilst most other bands and remnants of scenes are drowning in inadequacy Rascalton and co have their feet firmly on dry land.”
Central Belters / Sneaky Pete’s presents an intimate Christmas show from Delta Mainline, fresh from the release of their 2019 sophomore album “Bel Avenir”. Support TBA.
Dubbed as gloriously out of step with the rest of Scottish music, Delta Mainlines unique mix of dream pop, shoegazing soundscapes, electronic experimentation, and psychedelia-infused garage rock has brought invitations to perform with Moon Duo, Micah P. Hinson, Jane Weaver, Elephant Stone, The Warlocks and The Telescopes, plus widespread critical acclaim.
Recorded at Chem19 and mastered by Geoff Pesche (Aphex Twin, Blur) at the iconic Abbey Road Studios, debut single Vultures included remixes by Miaoux Miaoux and Remember Remember. Vultures was licensed to Action for Children for their 2016 campaign, premiering on Glastonburys Pyramid Stage. Debut LP Oh! Enlightened was released through Rehab Sound (UK) and Halcyon Records (North America) to unanimous critical acclaim – notably from Uncut, Q Magazine, Artrocker, The Scotsman and God Is in the TV. The release was celebrated with a UK headline tour and BBC live session with Vic Galloway.
Further radio play has included Lauren Laverne on BBC 6Music, BBC Radio 1 and Amazing Radio, with the latters Jim Gellatly (the voice of new music in Scotland) previously championing Delta Mainline as one of the countrys finest live acts. This live sound was captured on EP In a World Full of Madness, the Simple Joy of Melody Can Pull You Through (mastered by CHVRCHES Iain Cook), as the songs cascade from gospel-tinged melodies to intense sonic experimentation.
Previously, the band were showcased amongst the cream of the guitar-based psychedelia-influenced crop (Drowned in Sound) on Strung Out Vol. 1 with Caribou and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Delta Mainlines 2nd album “Bel Avenir”, mixed by The Delgados Paul Savage (Franz Ferdinand, Teenage Fanclub), launched in May 2019 with support from Clash Music and Vic Galloway on BBC 6Music.
Frankly, The Smiths are a Scottish Smiths tribute act. The band have been together a short time, but have established themselves as Scotland’s premier tribute to The Smiths, playing regular shows across the country. The four piece delve deep into the indie legends’ back catalogue, performing lengthy shows that are sure to please both the casual and devoted fan. The band have gained a dedicated following, all of whom agree that this is the only tribute act to see for the ultimate Smiths experience. This will be their third appearance at Sneaky Pete’s, the last two of which were near sell outs, so be sure to book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment!
Ethan is a 14 year old solo artist from Livingston, Scotland.
His music features a unique style of melodic rap vocals similar to The Lafontaines, huge guitar riffs much like Oasis and The Stone Roses, massive sounding drums and a whole lot more!
Quiet Houses are a Manchester based indie-folk duo made up of Hannah Elliott (vocals, violin, keyboards) and Jamie Stewart (guitar, vocals). After forming in early 2018, the pair started writing songs rooted in the wistful folk sound-world of Laura Marling and Fleet Foxes and the quirky lyricism of indie songwriters Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile.
Go To Girl play their first home town headline show at Sneaky Pete’s with support from The Girl Who Cried Wolf and The Gritty Kings. Prepare for indie pop goodness and a hint of festive cheer!
Tickets available now from https://gotogirl.bigcartel.com/
Romantic burnout, spiritual dereliction and existential sleaze served with a wry smile and cheeky sex appeal. Deliriously catchy saxophone melodies, a smattering of congas and some very funky wah-guitar abound.
Scottish alternative R&B artist Kohla announces her debut visual live show at Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s on Friday 20th December, performing with a full live band and backing dancers.
Citing FKA Twigs, Grimes, Tinashe and Kate Bush as influences, Kohla has received critical acclaim from BBC Introducing, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Rapal, and Amazing Radio, along with music blogs worldwide: New York’s Obscure Sound, Austin’s Wonky Sensitive, Germany’s Stereofox, Scotland’s The Skinny, Tenement TV, Alive & Amplified, Love Music; Love Life, Mockit Music and Australia’s Stoney Roads & Acid Stag, among many more.
“STUNNING INDUSTRIAL AND MOODY ELECTRO-NOIR” – BBC INTRODUCING (Nicola Meighan)
‘INTRICATE, ELEGANT AND INESCAPABLY CAPTIVATING’ – THE SKINNY
‘DEEPLY MOVING & SUBTLY HYPNOTIC’ – TENEMENT TV
‘AN ARTIST WHO’S POSED TO RISE’ – New York’s OBSCURE SOUND
*****Please note that there are limited tickets for this performance due to extended staging*****
Choreography by Kohla, Natalie Divine and Natalie Bullions.
Sub Violet headline Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh on the 21st of December 2019.
Really excited for this show! It’s going to be mental! It’s set to be a sell out so get your tickets before they’re gone!
Buy tickets online and collect at the venue on the night of the event.
“In this post-truth world where alternative facts get squeezed out via the distorted prism of social media, the simplicity of a band like JOHN makes for a refreshing tonic.” – Loud and Quiet Magazine.
AF Gang assemble for this one! John toured with IDLES this year, and are certainly one of the few 2-pieces that could match their fierce energy. JOHN is comprised of two blokes named John. From this simple premise comes a band who create a sound as punchy, pared down and to-the-point as their name suggests. Their live shows are utterly ferocious, leaning on tight, repetitive motifs and politically-driven lyrics that have been making crowds go wild.
Their live shows are utterly ferocious, leaning on tight, repetitive motifs and politically-driven lyrics that have been making crowds go mad. No wonder they’ve been sharing stages with the likes of IDLES, Metz and USA Nails.
Not always destined for a life in music, Georgie had a promising career in professional football looming ahead of her, but the sudden discovery of a guitar and her uncle’s record collection whisked her off the pitch and into her bedroom to hone her musical craft. She quickly mastered the art of blagging her way into pubs underage in order to play open mic nights, and it wasn’t long before her rich soulful voice and honest, reflective songwriting had earned her local notoriety – after one pub crowd demanded a fourth set from her in a single evening, she failed the next day’s history GCSE exam due to the exhaustion.
It wasn’t too long before her relentless graft paid off when her music caught the attention of local hero Jake Bugg, who took her with him on an intimate UK support tour. Since then she has fulfilled support duties for stars ranging from Blossoms to Jack Savoretti, and was flown out to Virginia, USA to record her debut single ‘Company Of Thieves’ with the legendary Matthew E White and his Spacebomb house band. Blending her British Grit with such an accomplished American Soul band resulted in a truly spellbinding single that earned Georgie spots on a whole host of watch lists.
Awkward Family Portraits are back rocking the Cowgate this January. Come and get loose!
The brazen and effortlessly cool duo Nova Twins are comprised of the bassist Georgia South and vocalist Amy Love.
Taking inspiration from all sonic corners via bands like N.E.R.D., Jack White, Missy Elliot, Princess Nokia and Rihanna, the best friends have captured fans of all demographics with their high-octane approach.
“…catnip for fans of Protomartyr or The Fall…” The Ransom Note
The current wave of UK punk continues apace. Italia 90 have caught our eye a few times over the past couple of years, so we’re very pleased to finally be able to bring them to the club.
“…Very much rate this, and certainly don’t think that Wire, Alternative TV, Sauna Youth and Institute’s Catharsis LP are excessively flattering reference points…” The Quietus
“…The sound this four piece create, recalls those early Wire recordings, Joy Division cassettes and Gang of Four bootlegs at least one mate would own having sneaked a cassette recorder into the venue to record and listen to a few weeks later….” Louder Than War
Dreamy, scintillating and melodic shoegaze from Hundredth, whose album ‘RARE’ made it onto Sterogum’s best of 2017.
Tickets on sale Friday!
Dry Cleaning are a 4-piece from South London channeling post-punk and new wave pop with a side order of low slung Americana. Their upcoming 6-track EP ‘Sweet Princess’ is a kaleidoscope of images pieced together, where the everyday collides with the profound.
“Anyone concerned with the absence of theatrics in rock’n’roll should pop their head into a HMLTD show” – The Guardian
Following their recent return with the explosive recent single
‘LOADED’, London based five piece HMLTD today announce news of the upcoming release of their long-awaited debut album, West of Eden, due for release on 7th February 2020 via UK independent label Lucky Number.
The expansive, labyrinthine debut has been several years in the making; a daring collection of songs created to incite conversation about proposed new visions of masculinity, the decadence of western capitalism and the violence of insecurity and repression. Across its 15 tracks, the band’s artistic vision is realised in full technicolour, with all shades of their sonic palette used to create an album that is equal parts lush and abrasive.
Reflekter shine bright like the molten sounds of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Black Keys, Oasis, Echo and the Bunnymen and Kasabian distilled; a fiery melting pot of energy, melody and psychedelia and undoubtedly one of Nottingham’s hottest new prospects right now. With a sound that swaggers, woozes and transfixes the listener, latest single ‘Alright’ pays tribute to the band’s heroes without ever slipping into the realms of nostalgia.
Reflekter formed in Nottingham in May 2018. Four lads in a bar, watching Fontaines DC at dot to dot festival in Nottingham. The lead singer and songwriter James had been on the circuit for 3 years, with a previous band called Same Streets, loved by BBC introducing decided that it was time to get the music recorded and put the band together from the ashes of same streets, and recruit the best musicians to bring it all to life. The local recording studio heard the demos who sent them to Jason Hart who manages Jake Bugg amongst others, who hired a crack studio team to produce and mix a complete album, recorded and mixed in two months.
With their first single ‘Caught in a Storm’ organically clocking up over 20,000 streams in a week, it wasn’t long before BBC Introducing’s Dean Jackson was hot on their heels, placing them high on the coveted “ones to watch list 2019”. Now with a second track unleashed for public devouring, ‘Alright’ truly captures the essence of their fist pumping, riff-shredding rock’n’roll.
Based in Edinburgh, swim school are a 4 piece, indie-pop band made up of Alice Johnson (Vocals/Guitar), Lewis Bunting (Guitar), Nairn Milne (Drums) and Matt Mitchell (Bass).
Announced in 2019, but having originally formed at the end of 2018, swim school already host an eclectic collection of songs featuring the inspired tones of The Cure, PALE WAVES and Wolf Alice.
swim school dived into Scotland’s burgeoning indie scene with their debut single ‘sway’ which was released on the 22nd February. The release of ‘sway’ turned heads, attracting the attention of TENEMENT TV, The Modern Record, The Sun newspaper and radio DJ, Jim Gellatly.
It’s been an exciting start for the foursome as they have already played some of Scotland’s biggest music festivals such as TRNSMT Festival, Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, XpoNorth and King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut Summer Nights to name a few. Alongside a trio of sold out shows with Indigo Velvet, Dancing On Tables and Scottish pop-rock giants The XCERTS.
“Edinburgh has another great indie guitar band in the making – so much potential” – Up and Coming Edinburgh
The Edinburgh indie-pop rockers’ released their second highly anticipated single ‘take you there’ on the 21st of June which has since been accredited by both Vic Galloway on BBC Radio Scotland and The Afternoon Show with Janice Forsyth & Grant Stott with multiple plays on BBC Radio Scotland.
It’s exciting times for swim school as they join forces with The Xcerts for a second time on their 10th anniversary tour of ‘In the Cold Wind We Smile’ across the UK in November/ December.
swim school continue to write and record music in their studio as they prepare for the headline show at Sneaky Pete’s in February
Glasgow’s Spinning Coin are a ramshackle quartet who make a singular indie pop sound. Since playing for us in 2016, they released belter album ‘Permo’ from Domino-affiliated label Geographic Music, run by The Pastels, and have supported Stephen Malkmus And The Jicks, Real Estate and Alvvays.
We can’t wait to have em back! Tickets on sale now.
Ever since we hosted this New York four-piece in Independent Venue Week with Heavy Rapids, we knew we had to have them back!
Public Practice harness the coolest funkiest bits of CBGB proto-punk with an astonishing textural awareness and sass. We are THRILLED to have them back in the club.