Larkins to visit Edinburgh on UK tour

Larkins to visit Edinburgh on UK tour

Manchester indie pop band Larkins have announced an extensive 16-date UK headline tour – and it includes a visit to Edinburgh in November. The announcement comes ahead of Larkins’ largest London headline show to date, where they will play Dingwalls on June 19. Tickets are available now via TicketWeb. Regarding the forthcoming tour frontman Josh Noble says, “The last tour that we set out on was pretty surreal. We knew that TV Dream had done…

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Slowthai announces 99p tour venues – including Edinburgh

Slowthai announces 99p tour venues – including Edinburgh

Fast-rising rapper Slowthai will visit Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s venue as part of his budget-friendly ‘99p Tour’, which kicks off next month. The Northampton musician asked his fans on Twitter a fortnight ago for suggestions of intimate venues that he could visit on the tour, where all tickets will be sold for just 99p each. “I’ll come to every pub; your dad’s working men’s club – I just wanna see all of you and connect,” he…

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Review: Whitehill Grove at Sneaky Pete’s

Review: Whitehill Grove at Sneaky Pete’s

Sneaky Pete’s is renowned for its raucous gig nights – so no better place to host the farewell show from Musselburgh’s greatest export since Luca’s ice cream, Whitehill Grove. From their first gig in February 2015 they quickly established themselves as a formidable live act and a succession of classy singles and EPs cemented their growing reputation. With a huge demand for tickets, the boys had already squeezed in an additional show the night before…

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Listen: Sean McGowan releases new single ahead of Edinburgh gig

Listen: Sean McGowan releases new single ahead of Edinburgh gig

Ahead of his visit to Edinburgh this month, punk poet Sean McGowan has released new single Auto Pilot. You can listen to the track here. Taken from the Southampton-based singer’s warmly-received debut album of last year, Auto Pilot is another prime example of the perfectly preened and poetic indie-pop that made Son Of The Smith such a rewarding listen. Brimful of McGowan’s distinctly wry social observations and set in vividly relatable situations, Auto Pilot is…

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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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Holy Moly & The Crackers announce debut album ahead of Edinburgh gig

Holy Moly & The Crackers announce debut album ahead of Edinburgh gig

Newcastle-based sextet Holy Moly & The Crackers have announced new album Take A Bite, as well as a string of UK headline shows that will see them visit Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s later this year. Led by the euphoric lead single All I Got Is You (check it out below), Take A Bite combines pop song craft with stomping, four to the floor backing, demonstrating the young band’s commerciality and ambition, as well as their ability…

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High 5, with Sonars

High 5, with Sonars

Sonars are an British-Italian electro-psych duo who take influence from the likes of Tame Impala, Gorillaz and Air. The band consists of Brighton-born Frederick Paysden and Serena Oldrati from Bergamo. Since their debut release in 2015 they have performed over 250 concerts throughout Europe, sharing the bill with international acts such as Slowdive, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Thurston Moore, The Prodigy, Ride and Primal Scream.  On Friday, the dynamic duo take to the stage…

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KAZE unveil new single ahead of Edinburgh gig

KAZE unveil new single ahead of Edinburgh gig

Ahead of their visit to Edinburgh’s Sneaky Pete’s later this month, hotly-tipped girl/boy duo KAZE have unveiled their first new music of 2018. You can listen to new single Fierce here. Though less than four minutes in duration, Fierce is a multi-faceted and masterful slice of prog-tinged pop, crammed with tight time signature changes, complex vocal harmonies, cacophonous riffs and operatic vocals that nod to their heroes Queen, Radiohead, and Steely Dan. Hailed as “fresh…

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KAZE to visit Edinburgh on tour

KAZE to visit Edinburgh on tour

Hotly-tipped girl/boy duo KAZE have announced their first live dates of 2018 – including a visit to Sneaky Pete’s next month. With the promise of new material arriving very soon, KAZE will be hitting the road for a short series of live appearances throughout April 2018 (full dates and details below). Hailed as “fresh sounding, future-facing” by BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson and praised by BBC Radio Scotland’s Vic Galloway for their “operatic, off-kilter, syncopated…

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Review: RedFaces (plus support) at Sneaky Pete’s

Review: RedFaces (plus support) at Sneaky Pete’s

It may be Steel City no more, but Sheffield has long been exporting great music. The latest addition to the impressive band list are the hotly-tipped RedFaces, four young lads who brought their high-octane sound to Sneaky Pete’s on Monday night. Despite their age, this precocious four-piece have already been signed to a major label, played at T in The Park, released five singles, and gathered plaudits galore. With a 14+ age limit it was a young,…

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