Review: Holy Loaf/Public Practice/Heavy Rapids at Sneaky Pete’s

Review: Holy Loaf/Public Practice/Heavy Rapids at Sneaky Pete’s

Sneaky Pete’s during Independent Venue Week (IVW) always serves up a potent mix of bands that blast out the defining message of the week: small venues make great bands, so lose them at your peril. This year was no exception with Radio 6’s Steve Lamacq kicking off IVW from Sneakys on Monday and the venue packed throughout the week. On Saturday night, it was the turn of local band Holy Loaf, NYC’s punk-funk outfit Public…

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Review: Independent Venue Week @ Sneaky Pete’s, with King Creosote, Tom Joshua and Annie Booth

Review: Independent Venue Week @ Sneaky Pete’s, with King Creosote, Tom Joshua and Annie Booth

The penultimate night of Independent Venue Week (IVW) on Saturday at Sneaky Pete’s saw a stripped-back stage for three solo performers armed only with acoustic guitar and accordion. The accordion belonged to Anstruther’s biggest export since fish’n’chips, the enigmatic King Creosote, a veteran of 40-plus albums with a brand of wistful folk-pop that has attracted a Mercury Prize nomination and a host of adoring fans. First up as support is Edinburgh artist Annie Booth, who…

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