Arcade Fire performing In The Round
The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Monday 16th April 2018
NEWS

SPINNING COIN TO SUPPORT DINOSAUR JR

We are excited to announce that Glasgow's Spinning Coin will support Dinosaur Jr at The Art School on both 10th and 11th December. Sunday 10th is SOLD OUT and very few tickets remain for Monday 11th.

Spinning Coin's sporadic live shows are all splintered riffs, electrical feedback, and barbs of melody and they've recently toured with the likes of SACRED PAWS, Real Estate, Teenage Fanclub and Sean Nicholas Savage. Check them out below.

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JUST ANNOUNCED: AUTOBAHN + MOTHERS LOVE

Wednesday 22nd November ● Broadcast Glasgow

Forming in Leeds in early 2013, Autobahn blew audiences away with one of the most intense and visceral live shows in recent years. Encapsulating the landscape of their Yorkshire home, their sound soars from the harsh post-industrial concrete of the city right through to the endless Pennine expanses on its periphery. Following the release of two self-titled EPs, Autobahn released their debut album, Dissemble, on August 2015 via Tough Love. The band built their own studio in Leeds to record their second album 'The Moral Crossing' which will be released on November 3rd. 2017.

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JUST ANNOUNCED: TIM HECKER

Tuesday 3rd October ● Stereo Glasgow

Few in the field of explorative ambient music have remained as questing and unclassifiable as Canadian composer Tim Hecker. Across his 15-year career he has moved through shades of reflective electronic noise, experiential sound design, and modern composition with a deft and distinguished touch. Even so, the past few years have seen a minor renaissance in his discography –time seems to be fortifying his palette, rather than fossilising it.

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MASON HILL ANNOUNCED AS SUPPORT FOR GUN

Saturday 2nd December ● Barrowland Ballroom Glasgow

We're very excited to announce the fantastic Glasgow band Mason Hill will be GUN's special guests at the Barrowland Ballroom on 2nd December. Get your tickets now! Following a recent sold out show at The Garage Glasgow, we are super excited about this!

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JUST ANNOUNCED:
LOWTIDE + FAIIDES

Tuesday 12th September ● Broadcast Glasgow

Australian shoegazers Lowtide weave coarse ribbons of guitar between shimmering melodies and vocal lines, with the fizzing fuzz melange punctured only by bolshy percussion. It's an effortlessly dreamy affair full of moments that hoist you into a realm of comfort and peace - a realm that jars against the song's lyrical ideas.

“Instead of banking purely on swirling guitar effects, Lowtide exploit rhythm and space. The album houses a perfect mix of the driving and drifting, with songs changing shape right before our ears." - 4 Stars, Rolling Stone

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JUST ANNOUNCED: SUNDAYS & CYBELE (JAPAN) + MIKE GEIST

Thursday 23rd November ● Broadcast Glasgow

Sundays & Cybele シベールの日曜日
(Guruguru Brain Records & Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records)
Sundays & Cybele are a four piece psychedelic band formed in Hokkaido, Japan in 2004. Their name is taken from the notorious French movie. Tsubouchi is the main guy who writes all the music derived from 60’s/70’s Japanese psych rock.

Mike Geist
Brian Wilson met an attractive E.T. at a roadhouse on route 66 in May '85. 9 months later Mike Geist entered this world. Mike writes dreamy songs.

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PSYCH SUNDAY III presents:
BO NINGEN

Saturday 24th September ● Broadcast Glasgow

This year's PSYCH SUNDAY headliners, BO NINGEN are a Japanese four-piece acid punk band consisting of Taigen Kawabe, Yuki Tsujii, Kohhei Matsuda and Monchan Monna. Though they come from Gumma, Tajimi, Nishinomiya, and Tokyo, they coalesced in London.

Musically, they channel their country’s legacy of obscure, brain-warping heavy-psych: Les Ralizes Denudés, High Rise, Sweet and Honey and Flower Travellin’ Band all traceable beneath their esoteric sound. It’s evident from the place they had all found themselves in their twenties however that they were in the mood for discovery: they regurgitated their tastes in Acid Folk and Noise and hurled them into the electric cataclysm too. Though challenging to process, any cautious, sensible listeners were saved by a weighty dose of Sabbath and Nirvana.

They’ve released 3 fantastic albums and have toured with Primal Scream, collaborated with Savages, earning widespread acclaim from the likes of The Quietus, DIY, Line of Best Fit and The New York Times. To them “Being ‘psychedelic’ means to stand quietly / loudly in the middle of interzone and stare at both sides at once”.

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JUST ANNOUNCED:
BLOODY KNEES (free entry)

Wednesday 8th November ● Broadcast, Glasgow

Bloody Knees are back! After delivering ‘I Want It All’ last year, the band have announced a new EP, ‘Maybe It’s Easy’, which is out on 13th October via Distiller. As a taste of what’s to come from it, they’ve gone and shared ‘Not Done’ and if you wanted a sign that they’re not resting on their laurels, well, this is it. It’s them at their most searing, visceral best, completely juxtaposing a kind-of-sweet verse with the harsh-gut punch of raging guitars and growls.

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MAILING LIST
SHOWS
August 2017
22Conor Oberst + Big ThiefO2 ABC
O2 ABC, Glasgow

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22Soul Jam: Medlar Sneaky Pete's
Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Back to the club for the first time since his 2015 residency here, Medlar is one of the UK’s underground greats, a massively generous and uplifting DJ, with a big bag full of deep cuts and edits from disco, afro, soul, house, jazz and funk… and stacks of unreal drumtracks. He’s a gently infectious charming guy, and that comes across in his own music and DJ sets.

We know Medlar as Rye Wax crew, as the producer behind one of our favourite albums ‘Sleep’, as former Mr Bongo intern, and as one of the key assets of the WOLF Music crew. His afro edits are too too good, he’s got disco weapons that are played out here very regularly and do great damage, and his own 12"s have included the warped and wavey house rippers ‘Terrel’ and ‘Loon’.

Top show.



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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
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 Urvanovic 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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10Pinact UK Album Tour plus guests Sneaky Pete's
Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Pinact return with a UK tour and their turn-it-up-to-11 guitar sounds, outstanding melodic riffs and crashing cymbals. They release their new album this August ‘The Part That No One Knows’ recorded with producer Rory Atwell (Vaccines, Yuck, Big Deal, Male Bonding).

The band are likened to Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr and Sonic Youth and they certainly have some of that 90s college rock sound, but these are no pale grunge imitators; like the greats, their heavyweight sound is there to underpin the strength of their pop hooks. We can’t wait to hear what they’ve created in Rory’s studio on a boat on the Thames.



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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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12Lowtide + FaiidesBroadcast
Broadcast, Glasgow
Australian shoegazers Lowtide weave coarse ribbons of guitar between shimmering melodies and vocal lines, with the fizzing fuzz melange punctured only by bolshy percussion. It's an effortlessly dreamy affair full of moments that hoist you into a realm of comfort and peace - a realm that jars against the song's lyrical ideas.

“Instead of banking purely on swirling guitar effects, Lowtide exploit rhythm and space. The album houses a perfect mix of the driving and drifting, with songs changing shape right before our ears." - 4 Stars, Rolling Stone


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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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15Onloop with Moxie, Jon K and TelfortSneaky Pete's
Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Moxie is back with another superb lineup!

Moxie is our favourite NTS selector and she’s held down shows for Radio1 too. Her ‘Moxie Presents’ compilation series have featured a broad selection of artists including Lone, Medlar, Ikonika, Kowton, SCNTST & Lord Tusk.

Jon K is an experienced hidden treasure of the Manchester scene and has gained recognition over the last few years with distinctive sets that switch smoothly and continuously between styles. He expertly connects the dots between hands-in-the-air disco, Chicago house, blunted hip-hop, sub-zero UK sounds, post-punk rawness, spectral IDM and more.

Edinburghs own Telfort is on warm up duties, he has his own residency at Sneaky Pete's and has burst into the limelight after the debut release of ‘In A Good Place’ on his own imprint TLFT. Telfort has honed his talent by crafting warm journeys through the deep, the drummy and the dance.



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16Clap Your Hands Say Yeah + The Ruby SunsCCA
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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17Thomas Jack at Coalition Sneaky Pete's
Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Few modern electronic artists have inspired a musical landscape shift like Thomas Jack has. The Australian DJ and producer pioneered the phenomenon known as “tropical house,” a label which aptly captures the sub-genre’s summery, laid-back essence. Culling inspiration from styles as varied as deep house, acoustic rock, and jam bands, he utilizes live instruments including saxophones, flutes, pianos, and guitars, resulting in a sound that’s man-made yet organic, danceable yet prime for chilling. Turn on any Top 40 radio station today and you’ll hear its influence in chart-topping works from Felix Jaehn’s “Cheerleader” remix to Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean?”.

Jack coined the term “tropical house” three years ago in jest, but it was evident he was on to something when other up-and-coming artists latched onto the label. What once began as an inside joke became a brand, as he launched a mix series podcast in its namesake—which to date has accumulated over 24 million streams—alongside a spate of remixes for One Republic, Of Monsters & Men, and Gabriel Rios; and original tracks such as “Symphony,” “The Final Speech,” and his debut single “Rivers,” which has earned over 50 million streams on Spotify. His performances at major festivals such as Coachella, Outside Lands, and Ultra Europe, as well as an all-tropical house tour—the first of its kind—bring endless summer to all parts of world, no matter what time of year.

Finding kinship in Jack’s taste-making spirit was none other than consummate curator Pete Tong, who has taken the young Aussie under his wing as a mentor, telling Billboard, “He reminds me of myself.” Last year, Tong signed him to Parlophone Records, which is home to his FFRR imprint. Since then, Jack has followed in the dance icon’s entrepreneurial footsteps by curating stages at Electric Zoo and TomorrowWorld.

As tropical house continues to shine in the spotlight, Thomas Jack is now looking past it in an effort to expand his horizons; recent club sets lean more toward an eclectic mix of various sub-genres of house that some fans have never heard before. What he does next, one would be wise to pay close attention, for dance music’s next craze won’t be too far behind.




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18John MurryBroadcast
Broadcast, Glasgow
Life is Hard. With few exceptions, that’s how most people experience the days allotted them, and there are really only two approaches to this sad, sorry truth – defeat and a long, crushing slog towards the abyss or a scrappy, bruised knuckle will to live. Oh sure, there’s also denial and all manner of stupors one can knock their head into, but it’s the fighters, the ones who see it as it is and keep getting up and going at it, that inspire us. John Murry wears the mantle of working class hero poorly but it suits him, his big, battered lover’s heart leading the way into battle, his eyes clear and fists clenched even though he knows in his marrow that the war ain’t ever over ’til it’s won, and who the hell knows when Victory Day will arrive, if it ever does?

What you will hold in your hands, these four sumptuously rough-hewn gems, is kin to what Springsteen discovered on the dark edge of town, what Johnny Cash understood as the scythe swung near, what Warren Zevon knew in his cantakerous bones – i.e. that one must cry out, “I don’t wanna live! I don’t wanna die!” and then pour everything in them into making that cracked non-denominational prayer into a breathing reality. It seems simple enough but the barriers to molding such an existence are many, not least the trapdoors and barbed snares that abound in our minds. After embracing corrosive despair, Murry returns – scarred and scared, as a man should be after the roads he’s walked – to carve a path through the nightmare blues, knowing how love can torture an orphan one but still holding it as a torch against the shadows, warmth for those willing and able to come close, certain some light is better than no light, knowing we might not get it right but we’ll get it done just the same.


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19John Murry plus special guest Nadine KhouriSneaky 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 Sweaty Palms, "Nice Church" 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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24PSYCH SUNDAY III presents BO NINGEN Broadcast
Broadcast, Glasgow
This year's PSYCH SUNDAY headliners, BO NINGEN are a Japanese four-piece acid punk band consisting of Taigen Kawabe, Yuki Tsujii, Kohhei Matsuda and Monchan Monna. Though they come from Gumma, Tajimi, Nishinomiya, and Tokyo, they coalesced in London.

Musically, they channel their country’s legacy of obscure, brain-warping heavy-psych: Les Ralizes Denudés, High Rise, Sweet and Honey and Flower Travellin’ Band all traceable beneath their esoteric sound. It’s evident from the place they had all found themselves in their twenties however that they were in the mood for discovery: they regurgitated their tastes in Acid Folk and Noise and hurled them into the electric cataclysm too. Though challenging to process, any cautious, sensible listeners were saved by a weighty dose of Sabbath and Nirvana.

They’ve released 3 fantastic albums and have toured with Primal Scream, collaborated with Savages, earning widespread acclaim from the likes of The Quietus, DIY, Line of Best Fit and The New York Times. To them “Being ‘psychedelic’ means to stand quietly / loudly in the middle of interzone and stare at both sides at once”.



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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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27DJ Q at Witness Sneaky Pete's
Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
A perfect follow up to our mad mad sellout TQD all night session.

Following the reception to his all night long sets in London and Birmingham DJ Q takes things one step further and goes All Night, All Week, with sets from doors open until close 7 times in a week, with around 40 hours of DJing across 7 days.

Only an elite level talent like Q could pull this off, expect the depths of his catalogues across the whole spectrum of UK Garage, House, Grime and of course Bassline



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October 2017
1SWMRSStereo
Stereo, Glasgow

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1Dead Pretties plus Pink KinkSneaky 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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