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An English man, Italian and a Scotsman walk into a rehearsal room… And had to start playing post-punk because they couldn’t understand each other…

Polar Bears in Purgatory –

Weirdo punk from nowhere, Scotland. Sideways songs for ourselves and for you!

The Shorez –

An Edinburgh based Garage Rock band with hints of Surf Rock, Punk and Indie in their music. Procrastinating since 2019, they finally pulled everything together in 2023, released 2 singles and played a few gigs, with many more to come.

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Off The Record returns July 18th for a showcase of Scotland’s most exciting emerging artists at Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh. Glasgow’s Carsick Charlie, Edinburgh’s DARA DUBH and Joshua Grant and Loch Lomond’s Liv Dawn join the line-up covering Indie, Pop and Experimental Folk. 

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The ?Alon Salon?is coming to town ?

Whether you’re looking to get your nails done, your hair cut, your glam on, or your ears filled with melody & splendour – come join us at the Alon Salon on Friday 19th July at The Mash House ‘Sneekit’ room on the middle floor

More than ever before, this is gonna be such a special, intimate evening of connection & release. It will be a safe space filled with all kinds of magic and wondrous beauties in their many different art forms. This will be much more than your average show… and you can expect to go home with something to remember it by ??

All are welcome at the salon & I can’t wait to see you all there

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Hailing from the coastal town of Irvine, Culann (pronounced Kull-Ann) consists of brothers PJ and Sean Kelly, Greg Irish, Calum Davis and Ross McCluskie. Each music video they’ve filmed has starred the renowned actor Rab Affleck (Gangs of New York, Layer Cake, Dr Who, The Big Man, Still Game) and thanks to their ongoing relationship with the Mary’s Meals charity, they performed in front of over 40,000 people at Celtic Park, and alongside Frightened Rabbit and Big Country at Barrowlands Ballroom raising funds for The Clutha Appeal Fund.

They’ve been championed by Scotland On Sunday, Amazing Radio and The Sun courtesy of Jim Gellatly as well as The Daily Record, The Wkndr Mag, Ayrshire Post and Is This Music? The five-piece were also voted Best Live Act at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards. Culann headline Sneaky Pete’s in EDINBURGH on 20 July 2024 support from Three out of Four and LIVID

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Since their birth in 2018 The Klittens have climbed from the cracks of the Amsterdam underground indie and onto some acclaimed stages. Mixing the catchiness of pop and fuzz with a hint of dark post punk, they’ve crafted a sound that’s truly and twistedly their own.

What initially began as an outlet, both creatively and politically, mutated into a musical life mission for its members. Their DIY approach, from songwriting to booking shows and tour management, is what make The Klittens the ragtag bunch of misfits they are. The band consists of Yaël Dekker (vocals), Winnie Conradi (guitar), Katja Kahana (guitar), Marrit Meinema (bass guitar, not on press picture yet since she’s a recent new band member), and Laurie Zantinge (drums).

Their most recent EP ‘Butter’ released on March 8th 2024 on streaming services and limited edition vinyl. With singles such as ‘Universal Experience’, ‘Atlas’ and ‘Reading Material’, the EP got the attention of magazines such as So Young Magazine, NME, La Blogotheque and Under The Radar, and got support on both BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 6. The EP is a follow-up to The Klittens debut-EP ‘Citrus’ which was released in April 2022 and led to international press and shows in The Netherlands, the United Kingdom and throughout Europe. Last January, The Klittens went on a tour throughout the UK for Independent Venue Week with Dutch befriended bands Personal Trainer and Real Farmer. Now The Klittens return to the UK for their first headline tour since the release of their EP ‘Butter’ and can’t wait to present the EP live for their audience.

For ‘Butter’, The Klittens explore their tastes on a further scale and dive deeper into their songwriting skills. The demo of each song was written by a different band member and later developed into a complete whole in the rehearsal room with the entire band. That is why you hear five slightly different ingredients on the EP that were later melted into a five-song EP, an EP called ‘Butter’

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Ogives Big Band are a riff powerhouse delivering complex, guitar driven, blistering experimental rock formed from the psychedelic dronescapes of Øgïv?š. No drones, just riffs. Øgïv?š writes an eclectic mix of experimental and psychedelic music, sometimes delving into an abyss of deep sonic noise, other times exploring rich cinematic themes.

2023 saw the quartet appear at Portals and ArcTanGent festivals and 2024 will see further festival appearances and tours in support of their debut album – ‘Boisterous Love’ – set to be released July 2024. ‘Boisterous Love’ will showcase a move into whole new musical territories of savage, angular, doom laden sludge, progressive metal and psychedelic stoner rock.

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Gambit is a four-piece rock n roll band from Edinburgh. Forming at the beginning of 2024, Gambit came together over mutual love of the roots of rock n roll. Blending hard rock, blues rock and classic rock, Gambit has curated an authentic sound that speaks to their influences. Gambit’s recently released debut single, a rock n roll anthem entitled All My Love, serves an introduction to their EP that will be out in August.

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Dubinski consists of Eugene, Donal, Eoin, and Fergus Gaine, four brothers brought up in the rural Scottish village of Glenlivet in Speyside, but have deep roots in North Yorkshire. The band released their self titled debut album, recorded at London’s legendary RAK Studios and produced by veteran producers Mike Horner and Robbie Nelson. This helped secure support from Steve Lamacq on BBC Radio 6 MusicBBC Radio Scotland, and John Kennedy on Radio X. Live the band have been touring across the UK, Germany and supported acts such as The Lottery Winners and EverclearDubinski headline Sneaky Pete’s on 25 July 2024 with support from Foreign Mornings and Sub Violet 

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

Conscious Pilot was founded by Joe Laycock and Jack Sharp as a successor to theatrical punk group Cheap Teeth, the pair birthed the project from their joint love of immersive, beat-driven soundscapes and an exploration of subtle shifts.

After recording the debut EP ‘Epoxy Plains’ in their native West Yorkshire, the pair moved to Glasgow and enlisted the services of acclaimed producer Chris McCrory (Catholic Action, Walt Disco) and guitarist Emmy Leishman (Big Girls Blouse). The group will be releasing their follow up EP later this year, off the back of their latest single ‘Me & Marcel’

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The moody, retro-futuristic project of Martin Jenkins, Pye Corner Audio evokes the mystery of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and John Carpenter as well as the electro of Drexciya and classic Detroit techno. Early on, the suspenseful sounds of his self-released Black Mill Tapes Vol.1: Avant Shards in 2010 captured the attention of fans of Demdike StareEkoplekz, and the Ghost Box roster. By the time of his debut for that label, 2012’s Sleep Games, beats and melodies were as prominent in his music as his flair for unearthly atmospheres, a trend that continued on his trilogy of sci-fi inspired albums, 2016’s Stasis, 2019’s Hollow Earth, and 2021’s Entangled Routes. Jenkins kept his gifts for mood-making and sound-shaping front and center whether he opted for a dramatic change of pace with the sunny, wide-open psychedelia of 2022’s Let’s Emerge! or returned to dystopian visions on 2024’s The Endless Echo.

Emerging from the mid-2000s underground electronic music scene coined “British Cosmic Music” by noted author Warren Ellis, Jenkins (also known as the Head Technician, the House in the Woods, and the Howling Moss) began self-releasing music as Pye Corner Audio in 2010. That year, the single The Head Technician’s Generosity and Black Mill Tapes Vol.1: Avant Shards both arrived, with Black Mill Tapes Vol.2: Do You Synthesize? appearing the following year. The respected electronic label Type reissued both volumes of Black Mill Tapes in 2012, the same year that Black Mill Tapes Vol.3: All Pathways Open appeared. Also in 2012, Pye Corner Audio made its debut on Jim Jupp’s Ghost Box label with Sleep Games. Adding more warped beats and decayed melodies to Jenkins’ approach, the album earned widespread critical acclaim.

Pye Corner Audio issued a flurry of singles in 2013, including “Conical Space/Dusk Veiled” on Dekorder and a 7″ Ghost Box Study Series collaboration with the Listening Center. That year, Jenkins started the House in the Woods project with a self-titled EP on Exotic Pylon that boasted a more ambient and experimental sound compared to his other work. In 2014, Type issued the third and fourth volumes of Black Mill Tapes, which nodded to house, disco, and darkwave as well as the dusty atmospheres of the previous installments (Type also released a triple-CD compiling all four volumes). A split LP between PCA and Not Waving also appeared on the Ecstatic label. The disco influence continued on Prowler, which was released by More Than Human in November 2015. Jenkins returned to Ghost Box for 2016’s like-minded Stasis, which kicked off a trilogy of sci-fi themed albums, and teamed up with Dalhous on the Run for the Shadows EP. The following year saw the release of the Spiral EP on Death Waltz Originals, the Where Things Are Hollow EP for Lapsus Records, and a collaborative EP with Silent Servant and Not Waving. Pye Corner Audio’s 2018 was just as busy, with output including the digital single Satan’s Little Helper; Five Years in the Dark for TDO Cassettes; and Issue No. 22, another collaboration with Silent Servant and Marcel Dettmann.

Jenkins kicked off 2019 with his third Pye Corner Audio album for Ghost Box, that March’s Hollow Earth. One of his most accessible releases, it reached number nine on the U.K. Independent Albums Chart. That October, Pye Corner Audio performed at the 15th birthday party for the label Sonic Cathedral at the London club the Social. The set, which featured guitarist Andy Bell, became the live album Social Dissonance, which Sonic Cathedral issued in 2020. Jenkins completed his sci-fi trilogy for Ghost Box with 2021’s Entangled Routes, an album whose mood pieces and danceable moments were inspired by the subterranean communication networks of plants. For Pye Corner Audio’s first studio album for Sonic Cathedral, Jenkins took a notably different tack. Reuniting with Bell, he drew from sunny psychedelia and shoegaze on July 2022’s optimistic Let’s Emerge!, which peaked at number ten on the U.K. Independent Albums Chart. A year later, Let’s Remerge: Sonic Boom Remixes found Pete Kember reworking the album’s tracks with a heavy emphasis on their psychedelic and ambient leanings. Pye Corner Audio returned to Ghost Box for April 2024’s The Endless Echo, a set of shadowy meditations on the nature of time and its illusions. ~ Heather Phares & Aneet Nijjar, Rovi

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The Sapiens are an indie psychedelic band from Glasgow who draw inspiration from artists such as The Beatles, Bob Dylan and King Gizzard and the Wizard Lizard. They are playing Sneaky Pete’s on the fourth and final night of their debut Scottish headline tour.

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F.O. Machete are back. The duo of Natasha Noramly (bass, vocals) and Paul Mellon (guitar, vocals) formed in 2003 in Glasgow. Their debut album My First Machete was released on Lost Dog Recordings.  After years of headline tours, high profile shows and festivals around the UK and Europe – Natasha moved to LA and in 2011 the band went on a long hiatus. In 2023 Natasha returned to Glasgow and F.O. Machete reformed. New single Confetti Crown was released on 26th April with a new album set for release in 2025.

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

The Raeburn Brothers Present…

The “Household Names” EP Release Party!

To mark the release of their debut EP, the bros are celebrating the only way they know how.

Hot bands, hot music in Edinburgh’s hottest venue.

With special guests Bütter and Clay Rings

“Household Names” is out 9th August 2024.

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Edinburgh rockers Dazed & Confused are taking to the stage once again at Sneaky Pete’s and another blinding headline show from the band is on the cards. Be sure to get a ticket quick for this show, you’ll be more than satisfied

Hailing from Preston, Lincolnshire.. young indie phenomenonal The Cases are sure to take the scene by storm with their catchy songs and melodic instrumental pieces. A band you don’t want to miss )

After an epic first show at Mash House supporting indie rockers “Delights”, FishBowl are destined for success! With King Tuts in the bag it would be rude not to catch the band at the iconic Sneaky Pete’s! 

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

San Jose are a six piece band on a pilgrimage of obsession and desire. Committing themselves to an ideology of both evolution and agitation, navigating through waters on a ship that is uniquely theirs.

Existing within an entrail circus, where flesh and noise collide in ceremony. San Jose have cultivated the fields, sowing seeds and tending to the livestock. And as the chicken whimpers, a paradise forgone.

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

Citing sources from early dub-influenced Clash, Blitz and The Modern Lovers, San Francisco’s Spiritual Cramp exist in a strange vacuum somewhere between David Byrne’s oversized suit and a bar fight between a load of drunk goons on Polk Street.

“Spiritual Cramp integrate dub, spiky guitars, and oi-like crowd-starters, all with a kitschy wink rather than flatly imitating their predecessors. The music is ecstatic rather than enraged, semi-ridiculous rather than self-serious.” – Pitchfork

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Swiss Portrait is a project by Scottish Artist Michael Kay Terence. With a DIY approach Michael writes and produces all his music in his tiny spare room.

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

Lip Critic return!

2024 has been a big year for Lip Critic, who are well on their way to becoming one of the next great New York bands. The quartet – comprising Bret Kaser, Connor Kleitz, Daniel Eberle and Ilan Natter – have spent the past half-decade building a loyal and sizeable hometown following that has, in recent months, caught the attention of music fans across the other side of the Atlantic.

Lip Critic make music that is both freewheeling and fun – with a thrillingly dark, Frankenstein-esque edge to their sound and aesthetic. They have played alongside rappers, hardcore bands and dance acts – and toured with IDLES and Geese – with NME describing their live show as “a pulsating rush of energy” in a five-star review last November. “You never know what sound is going to pop up next – our focus is to not get pinned down into a set of aesthetics, but to stay nimble” Kaser previously told us.

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

Live at Sneaky Pete’s Edinburgh during this years Fringe Festival. 

Glasgow’s finest alternative band take Edinburgh’s iconic Sneaky Pete’s venue situated in the famous Edinburgh Cowgate.

Don’t miss this, it’s gonna be a screamer! 

Tickets on sale now! 

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“one of Nashville’s most poetically gifted young singer-songwriters.” – NPR

Acclaimed Dallas-reared and Nashville-based singer-songwriter Andrew has performed with Kacey Musgraves and Eric Church among others, and has racked up more than 15 million streams 

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A lot has changed for everyone in the past few years, and especially for Jimmy Whispers. In another lifetime, he was that sweet kid from Chicago who stole our hearts with his aw-shucks Midwestern attitude and his knack for writing catchy old-time melodies, who legendary critic Jessica Hopper once called the city’s “greatest new homegrown musical enigma”. As for today, Jimmy Whispers is alive and well in Los Angeles. He’s still making music—quite a lot of it. He’s got a blossoming new career as a music video director and filmmaker. He’s become a co-writer for others including Drugdealer and Dent May. He’s got a side hustle as a valet parking attendant, a 1988 Buick Reatta, and a new commitment to making life-affirming art.

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South Yorkshire’s answer to Buzzcocks meet The Sweet – Mock Tudors are the latest band from Tom Diffenthal (Family Selection Box, Mr Ben & the Bens), Ben Hall (Mr Ben & the Bens) and Richard Birkin (Hot Souls).

Their frenetic glam infused garage-rock oozed from the basement of ‘Delicious Clam’ in Sheffield in January of 2022. Since then the band have released a set of EPs alongside a bootleg LP, toured extensively with the likes of The Bug Club & The Futureheads, and played live in session twice for BBC 6 Music.

With songs about everything from domestic recycling politics (Bin Day), to a PTA meeting gone awry (Nutbush Coffee Morning) Mock Tudors write it so you don’t have to. The band’s truly DIY approach sees them creating everything in-house, from music videos and artwork to handmade leather and ceramic merchandise. This band is a semi-professional Tudor cottage industry… just don’t tell the Lord of the manor.

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Random Rules is our new series of monthly shows with the hottest new bands on an affordable £7 adv ticket price!

Plantoid’s debut album Terrapath harnesses prog rock, jazz, fusion, folk, and even a bit of ‘70s hard rock for good measure. It was released this year on Bella Union (the label founded by Simon Raymonde and Robin Guthrie of Cocteau Twins).

“The sounds, the art, and where our minds go while we’re playing the album takes us to this alien planet that no humans have reached.”

Chloe Spence, vocals and guitar

Plantoid are one of those bands that exceed the sum of their parts, with each member bringing a unique flavour that enhances their sound tenfold. Tom has been playing guitar practically his whole life, and his style, which fluctuates from lush finger-picking to reverb-laden rock riffs, sits very comfortably on top of Louis’ jazz-infused drumming and Bernardo’s intricate basslines. The band find their ace-in-the-hole with Chloe, however—as well as serving as Plantoid’s principle lyricist, her soaring vocals, at times both angelic and alien, propel each song on Terrapath to new heights.

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KUCKA is the solo project of electronic producer and songwriter Laura Jane Lowther. Ten years after her first release in 2012, Lowther has firmly established herself as a standout producer and vocalist who’s worked alongside a number of high-profile collaborators including Flume, A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, Vince Staples, SOPHIE and Mount Kimbie.

KUCKA joins us this September following the release of Can You Hear Me Dreaming?, her second album for LUCKYME®, where her decade-plus of experience in the studio shines through across 12 tracks of laser-cut electronic production and irresistible pop songwriting.

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

The music of Atlanta trio Omni has always swung fast and hit hard. And Souvenir, their fourth album and second for Sub Pop, packs their biggest punch yet. Inactive during the majority of the pandemic–the longest downtime in their history–they approached this recording with lots of pent-up energy. Guitarist Frankie Broyles, singer/bassist Philip Frobos, and drummer Chris Yonker converted their creative fuel into sharp, driving songs that land immediately, sporting chopping riffs, staccato beats, and wiry melodies.

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Brighton/Bury St Edmunds garage rockers Gaffa Tape Sandy are here this September following the release of their debut album on Alcopop! Records and a run of shows supporting IDLES, Peace, Art Brut, Weakened Friends, Indoor Pets and Skegss.

“Thrilling slices of punk rock, interlaced with killer melodies that most bands would be dying for” – NME

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Chicago’s Ryley Walker mesmerically blends elements of folk, jazz and experimental rock to create a sound that’s both timeless and utterly contemporary.

A musician’s musician who effortlessly pushes boundaries with intricate guitar work and poetic lyricism, he’s toured with Richard Thompson, Dinosaur Jr and rubbed shoulders with some of the best, but very much cuts his own path. We’re delighted to have him join us here this September.

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The brothers return with long awaited sophomore album. Who Let The Gods Out releases with the album before the band hit the road

The Oxford dictionary defines ‘Indulgence’ as ‘The attitude of allowing yourself or someone else to have something enjoyable, or the act of having something enjoyable’

For the last year or so when putting together the LP this has been the ethos and the goal of the band, to offer something that will make the listener salivate. The reason we collectively became obsessed with music is because of how rich the art form is, if you dig deep into rock n’ roll music you can keep chewing for the rest of your lives. If you stuff your face with it you will never get full and along the way the aperitifs of new emerging artists and the palette cleansing nature of great pop songs can arouse the senses to the nth degree. We wanted to make something for people to gorge on, to purr over and to lick their lips at.

By the time the bill comes, you will be leaving a fat tip and you will be visiting this fine establishment again and again.

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‘What You’ve Got to Lose to Win It All’ Is the highly anticipated debut album from East London Trio The Howlers, a 15-track collection, produced by Black Honey and defined by resilience, friendship and unconditional love through unimaginable pain. Taking their lead from an eclectic range of influences, from the film scores of Ennio Morricone and John Willams, to desert blues pioneers Tinariwen, Kurt Vile, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Father John Misty, The Howlers are far from your conventional British guitar band. The album’s announcement comes with the release of new single ‘Cowboys Don’t Cry’ and the promise of an exceptional debut record.

The Debut album promises glorious, expansive songs that conjure up cinematic landscapes a long, long way from London’s East End. Escapism, perhaps, but entirely understandable and justified given what frontman Adam has experienced over the last two years. Two life threatening illnesses in the course of two months, the loss of four family members and two close friends and the following immeasurable grief have all played a huge part in the creation of the album, the devoted bond between bandmates and the unique connection between the band and their fanbase.

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Problem Patterns are four shouty queers who write songs for right now, swapping roles and instruments to get their point across about whatever angers them this week.

After many lonely nights screaming alone in their bedrooms over the state of the world, Alanah, Bethany, Bev and Ciara (aka ABBA) came together in 2018 to invent a new genre they called PUNK. It’s shouty, it’s heavy, it’s tongue in cheek, it’s inclusive, it’s hopeful and it’s fun.

The four DIY punk dads are all about creating havoc in celebratory and cathartic spaces. Bigger than The Beatles, but not yet quite as big as Slipknot, the band have played notable support slots with Le Tigre, Bob Vylan, Dream Wife & Ash

Problem Patterns released their ferocious debut album Blouse Club in October 2023 through Alcopop! Records.

Here’s what some of their icons had to say about them:

“A thoroughly great racket” – Steve Lamacq, BBC RADIO 6 MUSIC

“They make weird music for right now that sounds like no one else and I am addicted” – Kathleen Hanna

“I just think they’re great” – Henry Rollins

“Fuckin’ fantastic!” – Gordon Ramsey

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Cala is a Scottish Neo-Trad band, originally from Inverness. Their style fuses elements of Scottish traditional/folk with contemporary music of all kinds, inspired by the vibrant Scottish Trad scene.

They began their studio career in 2020 with Causeway and started to gain momentum with Highland festivals such as Under Canvas, The Gathering, and Belladrum. In the summer of 2022, Cala embarked to the Isle of Lewis to record their debut album From the River with Keith Morrison of Wee Studio. It was released in March of 2023, and they celebrated with their first self-promoted show; a sold-out album release party in their hometown of Inverness. Their music has taken them all over Scotland, and more recently as far as France with Festival Interceltique du Lorient.

In late 2023, they recorded and released their latest single Two-stroke Wheelbarrow with Scott Wood of Oak Ridge Studios. The track offers a glimpse into the much bolder and more experimental style they’ve been developing since the release of their debut album. In 2024, they’ll return to Belladrum and The Gathering. They’ll also make their first appearance at Glasgow’s new festival The Reeling, with more exciting announcements lined up. The band continues to push themselves creatively and their passion for writing and performing grows ever stronger. Watch this space.

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Dent May has been making impeccably-crafted bedroom pop since his 2009 debut released on Animal Collective’s label Paw Tracks. His follow-ups in 2012’s ‘Do Things’ and 2013’s ‘Warm Blanket’ solidified him as a pioneer of the genre.

His latest, sixth LP ‘What’s For Breakfast?’ marks a shift from timeless pop to more guitar-driven rock. It’s some of May’s most energetic and immediate tunes yet, mirroring his relentlessly prolific streak which includes platinum-certified singles with Eyedress.

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Served on a bed of twangy and fuzzy guitars, primitive synths and polychromatic pop, Chemtrails’ tongue-in-cheek lyrics tackle alienation, the absurd, the human condition, the impending apocalypse and lead singer Mia Lust’s place in the world as a transgender woman.

The Chemtrails machine is now souped up with a turbocharged rhythmic engine, propelling their hook-filled songs to new levels of raw power, as the band sashays between sleazy punk, frantic krautrock and sardonically sassy grooves.

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Leeds Dance-Rock Outfit Adult DVD share their chugging new anthem ‘7 Foot One’ alongside news of their anticipated sophomore EP ‘Next Day Shipping’. The charismatic six-piece will embark on an extensive tour across the UK and Europe in support of the EP

Through a consistently infectious and ever-expanding discography – including cult single ‘Bill Murray’, cosigned by the actor himself – and a series of shows with PVA, Warmduscher, Do Nothing, the band have developed a propulsive and hook-laden style loved by Clash, Radio 6, Radio 1, Radio X, Spotify’s Hot New Bands playlist and festivals like Left Of The Dial, Nuits Sonores and Beat-Herder.

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The Fierce & The Dead, originating in London 14 years ago, have gradually evolved into one of the most celebrated cult bands of the past decade. Initially an instrumental group, the addition of bassist Kevin Feazey as lead vocalist in recent years has brought a fresh dimension to their sound. Drawing inspiration from a diverse range of influences, including psychedelic rock, vintage metal records, post-rock, progressive rock, broken an alogue synths, and shoegaze, the band has crafted a unique sonic identity.Their latest album and first to feature vocals, “News From The Invisible World,” has garnered widespread critical acclaim, earning a prominent spot on Prog Magazine’s list of the best albums of 2023 (second onlyto Steven Wilson). Additionally, it has secured placements on various other year-end lists, including Classic Rock Magazine’s critics list and readers polls. The anticipation for their upcoming UK tour, featuring live mellotron by TomHunt, is evident in the sold-out UK dates, booked months in advance. This tour marks their inaugural festival headline appearances.

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Dublin-born singer and composer Rachael Lavelle’s debut album ‘Big Dreams’, released via her Rest Energy label, has quickly seen her become recognised as one of Ireland’s most exciting emerging talents.

Floating in a world that is at once full of irony and honesty, Rachael examines the essential things: sleeping, eating, work and the search for love, reimagining them in a dream-like musical landscape of luscious synths, manipulated vocals, cinematic sound design, strings, woodwind and electronic beats.

It’s seen the album be nominated for Ireland’s prestigious Choice Music Prize Album of the Year. Lavelle has also been tapped up to tour with breakthrough Irish trailblazers Lankum and CMAT, as well as taking part in the Sorcha Richardson curated ‘Imagining Ireland’ at London’s The Barbican and Dublin’s National Concert Hall alongside SOAK, Ye Vagabonds, Aby Coulibaly and more.

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Door-to-door heartbreak salesmen, NatureTV, is made up of Guy (guitar & vocals), Josh(bass), Zal (drums) and Jimmy (lead guitar & bvs). Straddling the line between soulful indie-pop and psych-rock, their sound is often compared to Peach Pit,Real Estate & Beach Fossils. The Brighton-based quartet have received rave reviews from tastemaker blogs, support fromBBC Radio, Radio X, Amazing Radio, as well as landing editorial playlists on Apple, Deezer & Spotify (inc. Hot New Bands, Garden Indie, Lo-Fi Indie, The Lovely Little Playlist, late night vibes, & Stress Buster).A live favourite, NTV have recently finished an extensive headline tour, selling out in multiple cities across the UK. They were also handpicked to open for Chappaqua Wrestling on their sold-out album tour, and have played festivals including The Great Escape, ILMC,Wild Paths & Toronto’s NXNE. 2023 saw the foursome sign to indie label, Heist or Hit, in time for their latest Mid Flight EP. NTV are looking to tour extensively and play festivals across the UK and Europe.With the backing of one of Manchester’s most iconic indie labels, Nature TV have a huge future ahead of them.

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West London’s Kessoncoda are the duo of drummer Tom Sunney and keyboardist Filip Sowa. Standing firm between acoustic tradition and electronica, Kessoncoda is founded on a unique blend of melodic ostinato-laced piano and unwavering drums. Drawing on their array of musical interests, Filip and Tom take influence from rock, electronica, ambient, breakbeat and soundtracks for film and artists such as Squarepusher, Radiohead and Clark. They’re developing a new vision of jazz revolutionized by lulling dance music and electronica in their tracks.

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Wild Pink’s warm, reflective indie rock tunes follow the soft-spoken lead of singer and songwriter John Ross. Their expansive third album, 2021’s A Billion Little Lights was engineered by Grammy-winning engineer David Greenbaum (Beck, Jenny Lewis). Following 2021’s 6 Cover Songs EP and Ross’ recovery from cancer surgery, they delivered their textured and thoughtful fourth album, 2022’s ILYSM with guest appearances from J Mascis, Samantha Crain and Julien Baker.

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Hot on the heels of a whirlwind year touring the globe and releasing the acclaimed collaboration with Charlotte Adigéry, ‘Topical Dancer’, dance music’s suavest producer-singer-songwriter Bolis Pupul has today announced his debut album Letter To Yu, out 8th March. The LP was made with Soulwax and will be released on their label DEEWEE.

Letter To Yu is a love letter to Bolis’ late mother who passed away in 2008 in a traffic accident. Born to a Belgian father and Chinese mother, growing up in Gent, Bolis had not negated his Chinese roots exactly – his mother was born in Hong Kong – but he certainly hadn’t embraced them. However, in the wake of his mother’s passing, he began coming to terms with his heritage.

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So much more than a DJ set! People get ready…

This touring ensemble has three of their key vocalists elevating unstoppable club classics from the likes of Mr Fingers and Armand Van Helden, as well as originals made with Nile Rodgers, Oliver Heldens, Ella Henderson, Todd Terry, DJ Spen, MJ Cole, Toddla T, and UK gospel icon Nicky Brown.

The go-to London choir for dance music, House Gospel Choir now runs up to 150 members. They have performed at Glastonbury, TRNSMT, Hacienda 40, Southport Weekender, Parlife, and yes even supporting Nile Rogers himself.

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GIRLBAND! are a new alternative three-piece from Nottingham. Georgie, Kay and Jada are a formidable force for good, a dynamic group that pull on influences from the 50s to the 90s, from music to skating, from Elvis to the personal and the social.

Musically they are a thrill. A punk band making pop songs, influences include other seminal three-pieces such as Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana and The Police, as well female led groups such as The Breeders, The Cranberries and The Pretenders. It’s joyous, natural, fresh – a musical palette cleanser like no other.

After making music individually and with other groups locally Georgie, Jada and Kay came together and rediscovered their love of making music all over. Energised, all three instantly felt at home. Hanging out, talking til 2am, skating, drinking – during the pandemic they plugged into the wider community in Nottingham, one that inspired them with 80s culture, vintage fashion and massive dose of 90s nostalgia, Gwen Stefani and r n b groups. That gang mentality – stuck to each other like glue, totally in sync and ready to take on the world. They are, in their own words, ‘a bulletproof wolfpack’.

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

These are dead, dead, DEAD good! BBC Introducing

The Zangwills took the stage by storm Gigsandtours

Everyone is singing, smiling, jumping and bouncing. Even at the very back it’s completely wild All Music Magazine 

A refreshing set of indie tunes that stand out from the mundane jangles of landfill bollocks Louder Than War

The Zangwills met at 6th form college in Cheshire and have been releasing music steadily since. Their last singleWalking on a Wire was produced by Gordon Raphael (The Strokes) and they are currently working towards their debut album.

Each member brings very different influences to the band & that, along with Jake Vicker’s unique voice is reflected in their distinctive, instantly recognisable sound.

A charismatic band with a reputation for strong live performances which tend to sell out in advance.

The video for their song Judas on the Dancefloor was produced by Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) & won Best International Music Video at Focus Wales Film Festival.

I’ve fallen head over heels in love with this band Eclectic Music Lover (USA)

‘Like nothing else out there, an immensely valuable quality when so many bands disappear into a slurry of sameness’ Getintothis

Elton John has built a reputation on this kind of track. Harry Styles landed a bloomin’ Mercury nomination for this kind of track. The Zangwills warrant similar attention Louder Than War (on Backpatters & Shooters)

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New album on Sub Pop Records June 2024. Ryan Kattner has always embodied a wild-man pied-piper vibe: his melodic, art-rock output just unhinged enough that it was at once intriguing and angsty. He was so alluringly creative that you went along with it, even if you were never sure where Man Man would take you. Carrot on Strings is no less inventive, but its ethos is radical in context of the band’s two-decade, idiosyncratic career.

“Art is an extension of my psyche. It’s not about how I define myself or want to be perceived necessarily. It’s how I have learned to translate the palpitations of my heart.”

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

New on the scene, this exciting Anglo/Irish band is already being compared to the sensational Lankum.

The Haar features four captivating musicians, each at the pinnacle of their respective fields, whose spontaneity thrives on the trust they put in each other to create a unique and “splendid balance of swirling instrumental magic and beautifully sung narratives” (Folk Radio UK).

Adam Summerhayes (fiddle), Cormac Byrne (bodhrán) and Murray Grainger (accordion) are acclaimed, high-level improvisers, adept at producing ever-changing, flowing soundscapes, while new-comer, Molly Donnery, lets her inimitable and infectious voice flow, with fragility and power in equal measure – naturally adapting to the contours of the music created in the moment. As the band themselves say about their songs: “We let our imaginations run free with these old favourites” and the result is breathtaking, ambitious and visceral.

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If you look at some of the most exciting, innovative & critically acclaimed electronic music that has come out of the beautiful North of England over the past years; from the psychedelic electronic rock of The Moonlandingz, to the folkloric radiophonic avantgarde Of Eccentronic Research Council ft Maxine Peake, to the party electro of International Teachers of Pop; at the forefront of all these projects (and many more) is a man in a hat and shades called Adrian Flanagan.

Adrian has spent two decades working on the fringes of alternative music as a songwriter, wordsmith, musician, producer, remixer, DJ and cultural agitator – working with artists as diverse as Maxine Peake, Yoko Ono, The Human League’s Philip Oakey, Fat White Family, Sean Lennon and many more. Adrian returns with his debut album under the Acid Klaus moniker, Step On My Travelator: The Imagined Career Trajectory of Superstar DJ & Dance-Pop Producer, Melvin Harris.

The album is a conceptual electronic dance pop record that marks the career trajectory of a fictional DJ & dance music producer: from his early years of performing at free festivals and raves – to having a dance pop crossover single go global – to the excess & hedonism & vampires of clubland culture – to the wheels falling off completely and the longing to retreat in to anonymity.

‘The Acid Klaus live collective experience is not dissimilar to taking ecstasy. You will feel love, you will feel euphoria, you will feel the crashing lows of your own insatiable lust for a good time! But don’t let that put you off!!’ Says Adrian.’

‘A phenomenal vortex of doof, Elevate and Blow Your Speakers make The Chemical Brothers look like James Blake.’ Line of best fit – 4/5

‘You might argue that all the great concept albums were written on acid. But this one swallows pints of the stuff for breakfast.’ Electronic Sounds Magazine

‘Conceptual, alter ego-driven spectacular’ Loud & Quiet 

‘the sort of the off-the-boil record Moroder would’ve made to prove how vital he still was.’ Uncut Magazine

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With each member of Dear Heather writing songs in a slightly different style the result is unique. Think writer melodies inspired by The Beatles, but adapted to be performed by Pavement, and then shaken up a bit to bring with some extra garage rock punch. The band headline Sneaky Pete’s on Thursday 28 November launching their new EP

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

Dummy is a rock band from Los Angeles comprised of Alex Ewell, Emma Maatman, Nathan O’Dell, and Joe Trainor. Their debut full-length Mandatory Enjoyment (Trouble in Mind) arrived in late 2021, becoming one of the year’s sleeper hits and garnering praise from Pitchfork, Stereogum, and more. Coming out of lockdown, the band spent two years touring in support of the record, and it is this transformational experience that pulses through Free Energy, the exhilarating follow-up to Mandatory Enjoyment.

A creatively restless band, Dummy  (Ewell: drums, synths, bass; Maatman: vocals, synths, organ; O’Dell: vocals, guitar, organ; Trainor: guitar, bass, synths) wanted to get harder, dancier, more psychedelic for their next record. This meant applying explorative potentials of electronic textures to the elemental qualities of rock i.e. more vocal loops, sampling, more crazy rhythms, and playful synths—but make those samples of Trainor’s guitar, let Maatman sing bolder, experiment with using cold mechanical elements in warm and sparkly ways, and lean harder into traditional-yet-still-awesome forms of rock guitar experimentation like feedbackThe result is a record that celebrates music’s ability to move the body, whether that be through a teeth-rattling wall of MBV-esque noise, a sticky pop chorus, or a joyous drum machine—or, if you’re Dummy, maybe all of them in the same song. 

Pop music has always been a big part of Dummy’s sound and it manifests in different ways all over Free Energy: the bubbly synth sequence made with a Korg EM1 popping all over “Nullspace,”  the revved-up drone-pop inspired by second and third wave Dunedin Sound bands like Look Blue Go Purple and Dadamah, and the motorik beat powering “Nine Clean Nails,” perhaps the most confidently pop song Dummy has ever recorded and one that exemplifies Free Energy’s balancing of live performance intensity with electronic augmentations, the dancier rhythmic elements created out of a drum loop recorded by Ewell while the bridge recalls the Feelies with call-and-response guitars from O’Dell and expressive vocals from Maatman.

Free Energy also features guest appearances from Oakland-based saxophonist and electroacoustic artist Cole Pulice (Moon Glyph) contributes saxophone and wind synths and Jen Powers of Powers / Rolin Duo (Astral Editions, Feeding Tube Records). 

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da Googie aka Deb Googe – bass player with My Bloody Valentine, Thurston Moore Group and Brix Smith, will be touring under the moniker ‘da Googie’. The solo performance will be a presentation of  her first solo recordings (release date early November).  Taking a bass IV, a looper and a pile of FX pedals, Deb Googe / da Googie blends traditional basslines with more abstract noises to make intricate, layered soundscapes.

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TATYANA made of of our favourite albums of the year, designed to make you dance. KLEO was as revelation at Sirens Festival last year and SHEARS has been one of the best Scottish producers around for a while.

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

It’s damn near impossible to start a band these days, and it’s even more impossible to actually make great music once you do. Swedish four-piece Girl Scout are a band quite happy to defy the odds. Throwing down the gauntlet with a rave received debut EP, ‘Real Life Human Garbage’, the band has earned comparisons to everyone from The Breeders to Snail Mail, all while embellishing a sonic finesse that, often, outstretches those names in technicolor 4K. NME, DORK, Under The Radar and more tipped them as ones to watch 2024, others augur them with the same shooting star career as Wet Leg. Features in Clash, The Times, The Guardian, Gaffa, Atwood, Billboard, and too many more to name them all here sang the band’s paean as one of the most innovative and energetic newcomers around.

Girl Scout continue to weave the tapestry of a sound that has already become so big and unbelievable, pulling patient pleasures from eras they didn’t even exist in but have strong, reverberating reverence for. Their critically acclaimed second EP ‘Granny Music’ arrived to much critical acclaim spawning some huge tunes – ‘Monster’ being one.

Having now toured the UK and Europe extensively, the band have just released their biggest song to-date – the gigantic ‘I Just Needed You To Know’. This song is pricking up ears around the world with even the New York Times jumping on it. The band continue to tour and will be opening for Alvvays on their UK and EU shows this summer.

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Amsterdam’s PERSONAL TRAINER on sale FRIDAY 10am! Pop music to keep you on your toes. Their superb second album Still Willing is released on 2nd August via Bella Union. DIY indie-pop exuberance, dynamism, vim and charm. Spry melodies, effusive arrangements and subliminal sounds, playful lyrics.

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Come see the PAINTED LADIES TOUR! Following the release of his debut album, Andras Droppa brings his unique brand of Hard Rock-Blues to 49 venues across the UK and Ireland as part of his debut tour. A virtuosic ‘tour-de-force’ of in-your-face guitar driven music, András and his band won’t disappoint. Live and loud, this promises to be a night to remember!

Andras Droppa is a 22 year old Hard Rock-Blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter from North Devon. His unique blend of Hard Rock, Blues, Soul and Funk shines through in his original material, and his live band are undeniably energetic and infectious.

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Hailing from Stoke on Trent, UK, All the Young are the classic tale of overnight stardom to rock n roll’s forgotten sons. The only difference is, they are still here to tell the tale!

Formed by brothers Ryan and Jack Dooley in 2009, the band was signed to Warner Bros Records in 2011 and hit the UK charts with their debut album Welcome Home, recorded with rock legend Garth Richardson (Chilli Peppers, Rage against the Machine, Biffy Clyro). They toured the world along with supporting the likes of Morrissey, The Kaiser Chiefs, Hard-Fi and The Pigeon Detectives. Even taking the 1975 out as THEIR support act on one tour.  A hefty record deal often leads to one thing with an artist in the rock industry though and boy did All the Young find that out the hard way. A few years milling around in side projects such as Ryan’s ‘Faraday’ and a whole lot of life experience has brought them back to where they started – making records again.

With a new line-up led by Ryan and ex Faraday members Arron Darlington and Mike Davies, they recruited Tom Crompton on lead guitar and ATY are suddenly alive again.

They released their 2nd album Tales of Grandeur to much joy from their loyal fanbase in 2022 along with playing sold out shows in both the UK and Europe. It seems ATY are ready to climb the ladder once more (a little older and wiser this time!)

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Rescheduled date. Original tickets still valid.