The XX + Special Guest Perfume Genuis
Tuesday 29th & Wednesday 30th August
Glasgow SWG3 Galvanizers Yard
NEWS

JUST ANNOUNCED: ARCADE FIRE

Arcade Fire
Monday 16th April 2018 - The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
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Tickets go on sale Friday 28th July at 9am


Following an acclaimed run of shows in the UK and Europe this summer, Arcade Fire have announced a headline tour for Spring 2018, which will see "one of the most popular and essential bands of the century" (NME) play dates in Birmingham, Manchester, London, Glasgow and Dublin.

The live show will feature songs from the band's forthcoming album 'Everything Now', due out on 28th July, featuring the title track as well as the likes of 'Creature Comfort' and 'Signs of Life'.


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JUST ANNOUNCED: LITTLE CUB

Little Cub
Sunday 1st October - Broadcast, Glasgow
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Made up of Dominic Gore, Duncan Tootill, and Ady Acolatse, Little Cub are an alternative/indie pop trio based in South-East London, U.K. Although their sound developed primarily in London, the ensemble actually formed in Dorking, Surrey in 2015. Gore and Tootill met by chance and instantly bonded over a shared passion for LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy and his label, DFA Records, alongside other seminal acts such as New Order and Aphex Twin. Gore then went on to meet Acolatse during a club night at London’s infamous Fabric. The three friends then began to brainstorm, sharing musical ideas, and Little Cub was born. Drawing across a range of influences, the trio’s sound encapsulated sleek noir-pop with ethereal atmospherics inspired by a multitude of electronic genres, alongside lyrics that traverse love, loss, and introspection. After amassing a number of strong compositions, the ensemble got to work performing in and around London; they released their first single, "Breathing Space," in the summer of 2016. The track garnered widespread acclaim and eventually caught the attention of Domino Records. They then put out their debut release for the label, Loveless, later that year. The song received further praise for its woozy, sparse, and lush electronics and soaring yet soft chorus melody. Little Cub released their first full-length album, Still Life, in April 2017 via Domino Records.


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JUST ANNOUNCED: ANGELO DE AUGUSTINE

Angelo De Augustune
Friday 10th November - Broadcast, Glasgow
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Angelo De Augustine writes and records music in Thousand Oaks, California -- a suburb north of Los Angeles, where he grew up. His self-released debut album, Spirals of Silence, and 3-song EP follow-up, How Past Begins, earned praise from The FADER, Stereogum, Vogue, My Old Kentucky Blog, and more.

"The sonic equivalent of a cracked porcelain plate—broken, but beautiful in its ruin." - Vogue

"Crystalline and otherworldly... matching warm guitar figures with chilling whispers" - Stereogum

"Stunning is used quite a bit to describe music, but in this instance it rings true." - My Old Kentucky Blog


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JUST ANNOUNCED: PINS

PINS
Sunday 12th November - Stereo, Glasgow
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On sale Friday 10th July 10am


Manchester five-piece PINS have announced a new tour for November with tickets on sale now. The band also premiered a short film of their EP Bad Thing recently.

The new live dates follow the band’s recent spring headline tour, which included a sold out show at London’s Moth Club, and their support shows with Maximo Park. Tour dates go on sale at 10am on Friday 21st July.

PINS new short film, which was made by Olivier Richomme and Sarah Jenny Johnson and executively produced by the band themselves, features 5 separate videos for each track on the band’s Bad Thing EP which fit together to make up one 20-minute film. The footage, featuring a guest performance from actress Alice Barry, is largely filmed in the band’s hometown of Manchester and portrays a vibrant place full of liberal minded friendly people and is a true celebration of a wonderful city.

PINS say, “In many ways the video is an ode to Manchester, from filming on the eerie surrounding moors to partying in a former public toilet, Temple Bar, with Shameless' own Alice Barrie! We filmed in a few of our favourite venues and bars in Manchester and we just got to have some drinks and listen to music whilst the filming went on. We also filmed on the moors as we wanted some contrast and calm to the chaotic scenes of the night before. The snow was perfect, and so was the pastel sunset”.

Director Olivier Richomme says, “It's been such a treat to get to be involved in this ambitious project, so many people came to help us and it wouldn't have been possible without their support. It feels like we all created this film together and the creative process was really instinctive and natural. We were privileged to get Alice Barry involved and she was such a dream to work with.”

PINS new EP Bad Thing was released recently and was recorded in the Scottish Borders last October and produced by Mark Vernon and PINS. The EP and film opens with the teasing Bad Thing before moving into the addictive Aggrophobe, featuring Iggy Pop’s iconic vocal, leading onto the chant-like pop of All Hail and the dreamy and synth-laden In Nightmares, before ending with PINS own take on Dead Souls originally by Joy Division.

Bad Thing by PINS on VEVO.


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JUST ANNOUNCED: GOOD MORNING

Good Morning
Tuesday 26th September - Nice N Sleazy Glasgow
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Good Morning are a two piece recording project made up of Stefan Blair and Liam Parsons from Melbourne, Australia. The two met in high school and have been writing songs ever since. In 2013, they went halvies in a Foxtex 4 track tape machine; Good Morning is the result of that investment.

They have released two mildly received EPs, Shawcross and Glory, and some similarly received singles. In a live setting they are joined by James Macleod and John Considine. Together they have performed in the United States at CMJ Music Marathon and most of Australia.

Career highlights include being unfavourably compared to Mac DeMarco a lot, that time Urban Outfitters asked to play their music in stores and when Tyler, the Creator tweeted the cover of Shawcross.

This July, Melbourne-based independent label Bedroom Suck Records will re-issue these two beautifully produced and incredibly catchy records on one 12′′ vinyl package, available from July 7, 2017.


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JUST ANNOUNCED: JULIEN BAKER

Julien Baker
Wednesday 8th November - CCA Glasgow
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Julien Baker has been recording new material in her native Memphis, due to be released later in 2017 on Matador Records. In addition to selections from 2015’s widely acclaimed Sprained Ankle and 2017’s Funeral Pyre 7”, fans can expect a hefty dose of new music on this run of dates.


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JUST ANNOUNCED: ZOLA JESUS

Zola Jesus
Tuesday 31st October - Saint Lukes Glasgow
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For over a decade, Nika Roza Danilova has been recording music as Zola Jesus. She’s been on Sacred Bones Records for most of that time, and Okovi marks her reunion with the label.

Fittingly, the 11 electronics-driven songs on Okovi share musical DNA with her early work on Sacred Bones. The music was written in pure catharsis, and as a result, the sonics are heavy, dark, and exploratory. In addition to the contributions of Danilova’s longtime live bandmate Alex DeGroot, producer/musician WIFE, cellist/noise-maker Shannon Kennedy from Pedestrian Deposit, and percussionist Ted Byrnes all helped build Okovi’s textural universe.

With Okovi, Zola Jesus has crafted a profound meditation on loss and reconciliation that stands tall alongside the major works of its genre. The album peaks of tragedy with great wisdom and clarity. Its songs plumb dark depths, but they reflect light as well.


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Important information regarding the cancelled Green Day show on July 4th:


We would like to say again how sorry and disappointed we were that the Green Day show on July 4th could not go ahead as planned.

Weather issues cancelled this show and the investigation into whether some sub contractors could have done more or could have been better prepared is currently being carried out. Until we receive statements in from all parties involved in the event it is unfair to make a further statement or contact everyone directly.

Ticket holders for the event can be assured that they will be able to receive refunds from point of purchase; they have been processed and will be with you within 10 working days.

We would however like to address the false rumours circulating:

All statements made so far are correct, and were made as soon all parties agreed on the decision to cancel, there was no deliberate decision to stall or was there any reason to stall the announcement

One rigger did have a small accident on site from a low height several days before it was not an issue related to a stage fault and he was off site for a check up and back on site that incident was reported to all relevant bodies. NO rigger fell from the roof on the show day, it did not happen.

All parts of the PA / Lights were there and the stage build started seven days before the event day. The heavy rain over night and in the morning made for unsafe conditions on stage for Green Day to load in at their scheduled time of 6am. Pictures circulating do not reflect the true build of the stage on the morning of July 4th as they were taken after the derig had started due to the issues encountered described with the stage. Therefore no stage barrier was in place as it had been removed to start the de rig.

As mentioned above we are not able to comment further on this until we have the full statements in from the parties involved in the event. We will of course make a full and detailed statement once we have them in and concluded.
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MAILING LIST
SHOWS
July 2017
25Joey LandrethBroadcast
Broadcast, Glasgow
Joey Landreth first gained prominence with his kith and kin in The Bros. Landreth, described by BBC’s Bob Harris as “Absolutely brilliant”. The youngest brother, Joey, has been a guitarist since he was big enough to hold an instrument and as an itinerant side man in his teens and early twenties he grew up on the road, playing music across genres from gospel to country and developing a playing style that leaves people gawping in open mouthed disbelief.
With the rare ability to be at both vulnerable and open, yet seriously blow audiences away with his musical proficiency, great things are promised.


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26Langhorne SlimBroadcast
Broadcast, Glasgow
The Spirit Moves is Langhorne Slim’s newest collection of his now-signature, cinematic, joyful noise. Out on Dualtone Records August 7th, 2015, the album marks his second with rock-solid band The Law, and the highly anticipated follow-up to 2012’s critically acclaimed The Way We Move. Produced by Langhorne, The Law, and trusted cohort Kenny Siegal, the record was recorded with engineer Andrija Tokic at his East Nashville studio, the Bomb Shelter. A stunning portrait of Langhorne’s life in transition, The Spirit Moves offers beautiful glimpses of bold beginnings and risks taken, creating an ode not only to a better life, but to the vulnerability needed to live it. “By opening myself, I’m vulnerable and I’m fearful, but I start to get real. And in that realness, there is immense strength that I wish for everybody,” Langhorne says. “Maybe everybody’s scared to be a freak. But when you live as a freak––” he laughs––“it’s so much more fulfilling.”


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31Skating Polly + Hands Off GretelBroadcast
Broadcast, Glasgow
Skating Polly, a sister duo from Oklahoma made up of Kelli Mayo and Peyton Bighorse, formed in 2009 after a jam session at the girls’ Halloween party. After recording their debut album Taking Over the World in their living room. Their sophomore album, Lost Wonderfuls, (produced by Exene Cervenka of X and mixed by Kliph Scurlock of The Flaming Lips) was released in April, 2013. Their third album, Fuzz Steilacoom, released March of 2014 was tracked by Calvin Johnson of Beat Happening at Dub Narcotic Studio.

Raised on ‘70s punk and early-‘90s alt-rock, Mayo (age 15) and Bighorse (19) mine inspiration from artists as disparate as Johnny Cash, The Ramones, Nirvana, Neutral Milk Hotel, and Bikini Kill and saturate their own songs with a raw energy reminiscent of their musical heroes. Skating Polly takes a minimalist approach to songwriting, with the two self-taught musicians (Bighorse plays guitar, Mayo plays a guitar/bass hybrid called a basitar, and both girls play drums and piano) crafting super-catchy melodies mainly by “messing around with our instruments and figuring out how to make cool noises,” according to Bighorse. But despite their stripped-down aesthetic, their songs contain a rich emotionalism that’s at turns brutally in-your-face, gut-wrenchingly tender, and irresistibly fun. A critic described their single ‘Alabama Movies’ as “an undeniable piece of work…a knockout punch that pummels your rib cage into shrapnel shards for all its thunderous percussion, palpable tension and Kelli Mayo’s piercing, possessed vocals.”

Along with earning the adoration of Cervenka (whom they befriended after attending one of the X singer’s 2010 solo shows and playing their demos on a cell phone), Skating Polly has found fans and supporters in Rosanne Cash, Kat Bjelland and Lori Barbero (Babes in Toyland), Sean Lennon, Donita Sparks (L7), Kate Nash, John Doe (X), legendary DJ Rodney Bingenheimer and the actor Viggo Mortensen. They have shared the stage with punk legends like Mike Watt, and hit the road with indie heavy-hitters Deerhoof, Kate Nash, Flaming Lips and Band of Horses. The stepsisters typically optimize their travel time by writing songs on their ukulele.

Prolific songwriters who are constantly recording when not on the road, the duo is finalizing two new releases for 2015. In the meantime, they are hitting the road with Perfect Pussy in March. In May, they will play overseas for the first time when they tour the UK with the reunited Babes in Toyland.

Both Mayo and Bighorse are intent on ignoring what’s fashionable and staying true to their passion for challenging music with long-lasting appeal. “The musicians we’re most inspired by are the ones who keep on going and going, who devote their entire lives to coming up with new and different stuff,” says Mayo. “A lot of times at our shows people will come up to us and tell us, ‘Keep on doing what you’re doing, don’t ever stop’ and we’re just like, ‘Yeah—we weren’t planning on ever stopping.”

With Special Guests: Hands Off Gretel


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August 2017
10Louise Distras + Strung Out Nights Broadcast
Broadcast, Glasgow
After an outstanding tour with The King Blues, the powerhouse that is Louise Distras is back out on the road with 3 dates in Scotland across Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen.

Tipped as a Kerrang! Star of 2017, Distras channels her anger, hopes and fears into anthems of love and fury for yet another let down generation.

https://www.facebook.com/louisedistras/
https://www.louisedistras.co.uk/


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11Louise Distras + Strung Out Nights Beat Generator
Beat Generator, Dundee
After an outstanding tour with The King Blues, the powerhouse that is Louise Distras is back out on the road with 3 dates in Scotland across Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen.

Tipped as a Kerrang! Star of 2017, Distras channels her anger, hopes and fears into anthems of love and fury for yet another let down generation.

https://www.facebook.com/louisedistras/
https://www.louisedistras.co.uk/


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13Louise Distras + Strung Out Nights Tunnels Aberdeen
Tunnels Aberdeen, Aberdeen
After an outstanding tour with The King Blues, the powerhouse that is Louise Distras is back out on the road with 3 dates in Scotland across Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen.

Tipped as a Kerrang! Star of 2017, Distras channels her anger, hopes and fears into anthems of love and fury for yet another let down generation.

https://www.facebook.com/louisedistras/
https://www.louisedistras.co.uk/


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21TricotBroadcast
Broadcast, Glasgow

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22Conor Oberst + Big ThiefO2 ABC
O2 ABC, Glasgow

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25Housewives + Fat Black Cats + ObjectifiedBroadcast
Broadcast, Glasgow
HOUSEWIVES are a London based experimental four piece creating music which lies on the boundary between noise and sound. Their austere, rhythmically charged music has a distinctively cold, minimalist edge; abrasive guitars blend with droning bass lines and propulsive, relentless drums. Their live approach is anti-performance, using a stark and minimal aesthetic coupled with intense and powerful compositions. Often using home made instruments, they explore unique sonic textures creating a challenging progressive sound.

They’ve gained major plaudits from the independent music press and the British scene as whole. After a sold out tape on Faux Discx they released their debut album ‘Work‘ with Hands In The Dark / Blank Editions / Negative Days in October 2015.


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28Parquet Courts + Ultimate PaintingThe Art School
The Art School, Glasgow

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28Ryley WalkerStereo
Stereo, Glasgow

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29The xx + Perfume Genius + Kelly Lee OwensSWG3 Galvanizers Yard
29Tides of Man + Drowned OutBroadcast
Broadcast, Glasgow
Tides Of Man is a instrumental indie rock band from Tampa, Fl. Their first album, “Empire Theory” came out on Rise Records in August of 2009. This was followed by their album "Dreamhouse".

Their debut instrumental album was self released in 2014 by an overwhelming support from their fans through crowdfunding. It is entitled "Young and Courageous".

Tides of Man have trailed the nation back and forth with bands like of AFI, Karnivool, Dance Gavin Dance, Emarosa, A Skylit Drive, Of Mice and Men, Oh Sleeper, From First To Last, We Came As Romans, Broadway, Vanna, Asking Alexandria, A Static Lullaby and Eye Alaska.

Support: Drowned Out


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30The xx + Perfume Genius + Kelly Lee OwensSWG3 Galvanizers Yard
September 2017
1Electric Fields 2017: Frightened Rabbit + The Jesus and Mary Chain + Band of Horses + Dizzee Rascal & many moreDrumlanrig Castle
4Scott Hirsch & Michael ChapmanBroadcast
Broadcast, Glasgow

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5The Beat starring Dave WakelingThe Lemon Tree
The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
The Beat rushed on to the music scene in 1979 during a time of social, political and musical upheaval. Their message of love and unity set to a great dance beat meant that they quickly became one of the most popular and influential bands of the British Two Tone Ska movement.

Today, Dave Wakeling contintues to keep The Beat alive and strong. He contintues to tour the world with an amazing all-star ska backing band playing all the hit of The Beat, General Public, and his new songs.


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5And Yet It MovesBroadcast
Broadcast, Glasgow

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6The Beat starring Dave WakelingThe Caves
The Caves, Edinburgh
The Beat rushed on to the music scene in 1979 during a time of social, political and musical upheaval. Their message of love and unity set to a great dance beat meant that they quickly became one of the most popular and influential bands of the British Two Tone Ska movement.

Today, Dave Wakeling contintues to keep The Beat alive and strong. He contintues to tour the world with an amazing all-star ska backing band playing all the hit of The Beat, General Public, and his new songs.


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7And Yet It Moves plus guests Sneaky Pete's
Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
A new monstrous group by Dale Barclay formerly of The Amazing Snakeheads.


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8Chastiy BeltBroadcast
Broadcast, Glasgow

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9Girlpool + Ian SweetStereo
Stereo, Glasgow

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9Living Body plus guests Sneaky Pete's
Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
"Living Body are THE most exciting thing happening in the UK music scene for me at present." - The Skinny

Living Body is the new project from Leeds-based Chicagoan Jeff T. Smith (f.k.a. Juffage) featuring longtime collaborators Katie Harkin (Sky Larkin, Wild Beasts, Sleater-Kinney, Flock of Dimes) and Tom Evans (Vessels). Rising from the ashes of their acclaimed ‘Sonic Cauldron’ concert at Left Bank Leeds, the group is now augmented by Alice Rowan (Mayshe-Mayshe) & Sarah Statham (Esper Scout).

Following their evolution into a live band in summer 2016, the group has toured extensively throughout the United Kingdom and North America, including performances at SXSW, Canadian Music Week, Tramlines, Sŵn, and Carefully Planned festivals, with sessions for BreakThru Radio and Daytrotter. Their debut LP ‘Body Is Working’ was received favourably by BrooklynVegan, Stereogum, Exclaim!, Drowned In Sound, the Skinny, God Is In The TV, and Louder Than War, with airplay on BBC 6 Music and Amazing Radio, among others. Expanding on the need for music to bring joy into the lives of others, and Smith’s fascination with the contortion of the pop song into a uniquely imaginative and immediate form, Living Body aims to exist in a world of skin and information overload in 2017.

"More than adequate proof of both their political intent and their rejection of genre constraints ... worth keeping an eye out for into 2017 and beyond." - Drowned in Sound

"Body is Working is a fascinating curio of an album, and quite beautiful in its complexities." - God Is In the TV Zine



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10BanfiBroadcast
Broadcast, Glasgow

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12BABY STRANGEBeat Generator
Beat Generator, Dundee
Over 16s only

Glasgow three-piece Baby Strange have announced the release of their new 6 track EP, 'Extended Play' - due this July via Glaswegian independent record label Public.

‘Play Me’ is the second track to be shared from the EP, following up January’s ‘Motormind’ which saw the band return in explosive fashion. ‘Play Me’ is 2 and a half minutes of fuzz-drenched energy, featuring vocals from Slaves guitarist Laurie, playing the atypical London A&R man.


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13Dylan LeBlancCCA
CCA, Glasgow

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13BABY STRANGE + RascaltonTunnels Aberdeen
Tunnels Aberdeen, Aberdeen
Over 14s only

Glasgow three-piece Baby Strange have announced the release of their new 6 track EP, 'Extended Play' - due this July via Glaswegian independent record label Public.

‘Play Me’ is the second track to be shared from the EP, following up January’s ‘Motormind’ which saw the band return in explosive fashion. ‘Play Me’ is 2 and a half minutes of fuzz-drenched energy, featuring vocals from Slaves guitarist Laurie, playing the atypical London A&R man.


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15Ryan Adams + Karen ElsonUsher Hall
Usher Hall, Edinburgh

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15BABY STRANGE + Rascalton + Pleasure HeadsThe Garage
The Garage, Glasgow
Over 14s only

Glasgow three-piece Baby Strange have announced the release of their new 6 track EP, 'Extended Play' - due this July via Glaswegian independent record label Public.

‘Play Me’ is the second track to be shared from the EP, following up January’s ‘Motormind’ which saw the band return in explosive fashion. ‘Play Me’ is 2 and a half minutes of fuzz-drenched energy, featuring vocals from Slaves guitarist Laurie, playing the atypical London A&R man.


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16Clap Your Hands Say YeahCCA
CCA, Glasgow

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16Spiral StairsBroadcast
Broadcast, Glasgow

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16BABY STRANGE + Rascalton + LuciaSneaky Pete's
Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Over 14s only

Glasgow three-piece Baby Strange have announced the release of their new 6 track EP, 'Extended Play' - due this July via Glaswegian independent record label Public.

‘Play Me’ is the second track to be shared from the EP, following up January’s ‘Motormind’ which saw the band return in explosive fashion. ‘Play Me’ is 2 and a half minutes of fuzz-drenched energy, featuring vocals from Slaves guitarist Laurie, playing the atypical London A&R man.


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16Baby Strange, Rascalton, Pleasure Heads, LuciaSneaky Pete's
Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Glaswegian 3 peice indie/rock band Baby Strange present razor sharp records with energy and drive, brutal guitars, sinister bass and drench it with excellent vocals that produce a ground between punk and pop. Yet the sound and style of records such as Pleasure City, California Sun and VVV reference the 70's music era creating a distorted surf feel and 70's rock-glamour generating impressive and unique tracks.


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17BABY STRANGEPJ Molloys
PJ Molloys, Dunermline
Over 16s only

Glasgow three-piece Baby Strange have announced the release of their new 6 track EP, 'Extended Play' - due this July via Glaswegian independent record label Public.
‘Play Me’ is the second track to be shared from the EP, following up January’s ‘Motormind’ which saw the band return in explosive fashion. ‘Play Me’ is 2 and a half minutes of fuzz-drenched energy, featuring vocals from Slaves guitarist Laurie, playing the atypical London A&R man.


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17Estrons plus special guests Sneaky Pete's
Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Estrons' rip-roaring Make A Man scored them spots on Noisey and Best Fit, the latter who praised the band for "raucous riffing and relentless yells".

But the track was so much more than just a whirlwind of frantic guitar lines and pulse-raising vocals. With it, the Welsh quartet flipped female objectification on its head and found themselves getting prime time spins on Radio 1.

Back and impressing yet again with racing new cut Strobe Lights, you've got our word that they wont be needed to create an atmosphere at this show.



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19John Murry plus guestsSneaky Pete's
Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Two masterpiece albums, a heartbreaking and astounding life story, and help from American Music Club and Cowboy Junkies...

John Murry was adopted at birth into the family of William Faulkner. Some have speculated that the Faulkner blood might also run in his veins, but that should be left for a Southern Gothic novel yet to be written (or perhaps re-written). Raised in Tupelo, Mississippi, in the shadow of Elvis, his undiagnosed autism led to troubles at an early age which led to prescribed medication, which led to unprescribed medication which led to being institutionalised for addiction and mental health issues at a too young age. Eventually, discarded onto the streets of Memphis, he found music, which became the one constant positive force in his life. Memphis led to San Francisco and San Francisco led to heroin, and heroin led to a near fatal overdose on the corner of 16th and Mission, so harrowingly memorialized in his song Little Colored Balloons.

Music again came to his rescue and led him to Tim Mooney (American Music Club) and the group of musicians that helped create his 2012 masterpiece “The Graceless Age”. The album was hailed by MOJO magazine and received a 5 out of 5 rating, UNCUT called it a “masterpiece”, both magazines included it in their Top 10 albums of the year; American Songwriter put it in their Top 5 of the year and The Guardian included it in their best of the year as well. The accolades rolled in and John toured the world. He entranced and devastated audiences with his raw, unfiltered live performances, and it looked like his trajectory was set, that music had won and would have the final word. And then Tim Mooney, John’s mentor, his beacon, his bedrock, died suddenly and unexpectedly… and John’s world fell back in to chaos.

Over the next few years, John would lose the footing that he had struggled so hard to establish. He would lose his wife, his daughter, temporarily his freedom and ultimately his country.

Somewhere along this journey, John crossed paths with Michael Timmins of Cowboy Junkies. John had opened for the band at a show in Glasgow and Michael watched side-stage transfixed by John’s performance. Over the next few years the two of them kept in touch, they talked about the music business, politics, books, but most of all they talked about music. And they talked about making an album together. Michael wanted to capture the rawness of John’s songs, capture the vibe that he experienced that night in Glasgow and was even more convinced of this approach when John came through Toronto opening for Chuck Prophet and did a solo set at The Horseshoe Tavern, which was as disarming and emotional as the set of music that he had experienced in Glasgow a couple of years earlier. “On The Graceless Age you can hear John’s affinity to artists such as Mark Linkous and Mark Lanegan, but seeing him on stage, with just his guitar and his songs reminded me of Townes (Van Zandt), that raw-boned, exquisite beauty, so real that it borders on the uncomfortable, you feel you should look away, but it’s just too compelling to do so. The pain, the intensity, the honesty just draws you deeper”.

Eventually John completed his descent and landed in Kilkenny, Ireland where he found some solid ground as part of a welcoming arts community. Michael then convinced him to travel to his Toronto studio where Michael put a band together consisting of brother Peter Timmins (Cowboy Junkies) on drums and Josh Finlayson (Skydiggers, Gord Downie, Lee Harvey Osmond) on bass. John brought along Cait O’Riordan (The Pogues, Elvis Costello) whom he had met in Ireland and who wanted to be a part of John’s journey. The five of them put aside five days to record all bedtracks and overdubs, with the brief that they would let the songs dictate where the journey took them, spontanaity was the order of the week. Michael Timmins describes the sessions, “I felt that it was important that John got out of his own way and that we set up a situation where he would just play and sing and the rest of us would just react, no second guessing, just react and capture the moment. It was a very inspired and inspiring week of playing and recording. Very intense. And I think we captured the raw essence of John’s writing and playing”.

A Short History Of Decay is an intensely personal document of an artist’s fall from grace. It contains all the tragic elements of that unwritten Southern Gothic novel: the revelations of a man coming to terms with the personal shortcomings, the flaws and the perverse twists of fate that led him to the end of one journey and the beginning of another.



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19Micah P. Hinson & The Holy StrangersBroadcast
Broadcast, Glasgow
Micah P. Hinson 'Presents The Holy Strangers' - The new album, out 8th September 2017 on CD, 2xLP and digital download via Full Time Hobby. The new album is described by the artist as being a “modern folk opera.” Telling the story of a war time family, going from birth to love, to marriage and children, to war and betrayal, murder to suicide – spanning all of the strange and glorious places life can lead. We follow their story, we see their decisions, we see their faults and their beauty. We live with them, we die with them.


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20Micah P. Hinson & The Holy StrangersSneaky Pete's
Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Micah P. Hinson is an old fashioned trouble man who fell pray to drugs and loose women, winding up homeless, destitute and incarcerated by the time most of his peers were filling in college applications. Music was his saviour, and since his 2003 debut, he’s pieced together a life for himself in his sleepy hometown, even proposing to his now wife live onstage in London.

Currently riding a fertile creative patch (he’s finished a new album, completed a set of Spanish EPs and released a Spanish-language novel), Micah brings The Holy Strangers to Sneaks for a special intimate show on September 20th.


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21DUDS plus guests Sneaky Pete's
Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh

'A tight, succinct 5 piece that is centred around sharp bursts of rhythmical energy. They hail from Manchester, UK, forming in early 2015 and have made steady and assured progress towards their current sound without sacrificing a continuing developing and experimentation in their music. Their songs, kaleidoscopic in their scope, comment on the human condition and arbitrary, often strange scenarios or themes. The forthcoming debut album has managed to deftly solidify the groups taut, muscular live sound into 12 distinctive songs. Veering from angular, acidic guitar infectiousness and bulldozing bass and drums, to more reflective and spaciously delicate art rock, ‘…Of Nature Or Degree’ is also peppered with flares of free jazz skronk and ruminates with a decimating post-punk minimalism that unequivocally shows DUDS perfectly pitched clarity in their sound and their vision, managing to focus these competing sonic influences into a deadly cohesive long player.

It’s a sound that within the last year has seen the group at their most in-demand, frequently playing for promoters in the Manchester and Leeds DIY scenes. It has also seen them act as main support for internationally recognised and critically acclaimed acts such as Gang of Four, The Raincoats and Omni. October/November of 2016 saw the 5 piece embark on a tour of Sweden and the UK to promote the Wet Reduction EP (released on the Swedish label Maternal Voice), which ultimately drew the attention of Castle Face records as well as BBC Radio 6’s Marc Riley, who has continued to play the groups music weekly and resulted in a recent on-air live session in January 2017.'

-David Mclean (Tombed Visions Records)


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25The Black Angels + A Place To Bury StrangersSWG3 TV Studio
SWG3 TV Studio, Glasgow

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26Slim Cessna's Auto ClubBroadcast
Broadcast, Glasgow
In September 2016, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club released their new album, The Commandments According to SCAC. It has been 24 years since Slim Cessna parted ways with The Denver Gentlemen, that grand progenitor of the peculiar strain of Gothic Americana unique to the Mile High City, to form Slim Cessna’s Auto Club with a group of talented peers.

Many bands with a long and successful run like that would stick close to its roots. But rather than rest on well-earned laurels, the Auto Club challenged itself to break with well-worn modes of operating for the new record.


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26Good MorningNice N Sleazy
Nice N Sleazy, Glasgow
Good Morning are a two piece recording project made up of Stefan Blair and Liam Parsons from Melbourne, Australia. The two met in high school and have been writing songs ever since. In 2013, they went halvies in a Foxtex 4 track tape machine; Good Morning is the result of that investment.

They have released two mildly received EPs, Shawcross and Glory, and some similarly received singles. In a live setting they are joined by James Macleod and John Considine. Together they have performed in the United States at CMJ Music Marathon and most of Australia.

Career highlights include being unfavourably compared to Mac DeMarco a lot, that time Urban Outfitters asked to play their music in stores and when Tyler, the Creator tweeted the cover of Shawcross.

This July, Melbourne-based independent label Bedroom Suck Records will re-issue these two beautifully produced and incredibly catchy records on one 12′′ vinyl package, available from July 7, 2017.


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October 2017
1SWMRSStereo
Stereo, Glasgow

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1Dead Pretties plus guests Sneaky Pete's
Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Dead Pretties are deranged... wild-eyed, unpredictable presence, magnetic, unhinged and chaotic. What makes Dead Pretties really exciting, though, is something more – a knack for being able to distill the good, the bad and the ugly of the world we’re inhabiting right now in sharp social commentary.


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