More shows to be announced….
Basque Country based band Belako make their UK debut in Edinburgh.
The four-piece have toured with Crystal Fighters and Placebo over the last year and have received numerous national music awards, including one from Rolling Stone Magazine. They’ve played around Europe with slots at Primavera Sound Festival and Santander Music Festival and this will be their first time in the UK. Post-punk and electronica mixed with pop beats with a distinct grunge sound.
Old Town Rituals
Hailing from disparate corners of the Highlands and Islands, Old Town Rituals formed shortly after moving to Edinburgh in 2012. Boasting a diverse range of musical experiences, including stints in brass bands, an orchestra, a jazz swing band and a screamo outfit, the four-piece have crafted a meaty sound combining experimental bass, driving drums and an energetic guitar topped with gravely vocals.
Arno Blok, better known as Publisher is a Dutch alternative electronic artist. He started making music in his home town Rotterdam in 2000. In 2013 Arno moved to Edinburgh, Scotland to work in a new environment. Since his move he released EP ‘Empty Hands’ in 2014 and the single ‘Father’ in 2015.
Newcastle band Shields headline our first gig of the year!
Shields’ musical output is a reflection of these diverse influences and their debut album “How Can We Fix This?” (Released 26th Feb) has a genuinely broad appeal whilst at the same time refusing to conform to a simple description.
“How Can We Fix This? is so full of murderously infectious, polished pop, it will make you a) wonder why they didn’t feature in any of the recent ones-to-watch polls but also b) ecstatic that music can still surprise. Who knew? Pay a cursory listen and you may think this is just more electro-indie with angular rhythms and shimmery synths.” – New band of the week (08/01/16) – The Guardian.
“Roy’s Iron DNA move towards Talking Heads/Hot Chip punk-funk territory, with smooth vocals and tight, complex drums, and occasional forays towards the kind of slick, post-modern R ‘n’ B traded in by the likes of How To Dress Well.” – The Skinny
“A Festival, A Parade specialise in creating alternative rock music, which boasts the juxtaposition of ethereal melodic guitar lines and bleak, brutally honest lyrics…” – Newcastle Chronicle, One to watch 2016.
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Saturday 1st August 2015 @ Sneaky Pete’s.
Fresh from headlining the T Break stage at T in the Park Ded Rabbit return to Edinburgh to play their last show in the capital before heading back into the studio for the rest of the year. Support comes from rockers Universal Thee and singer/songwriter Lyndsey Craig. Sneaky Pete’s at 7pm.
Ded Rabbit are a four piece Alt rock/Indie band consisting of four brothers; Eugene (vocals, rhythm guitar), Fergus (lead guitar), Donal (bass) and Eoin Gaine (drums). Originally from Yorkshire, they moved to the highlands and through the isolation and a developing love of music, they started playing together ten years ago.
“I know they’re very hard-working and are building up a good following in the capital” – Vic Galloway, BBC Radio Scotland / BBC 6 Music.
“It’s an explosive affair when you see Ded Rabbit live. I’d put them up there with Catfish And The Bottlemen as one of the best live acts around at the moment.” – Jim Gellatly.
“…starry-eyed Pixies-meets-Pavement skew-whiff dynamics…” – Sunday Herald.
“Lyndsey Craig, Edinburgh’s Songbird” – STV Edinburgh.
“This girl is indeed a musical find in a million” – New Hellfire Club Glasgow.