Future Islands
Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom
Sunday 27th April
SHOWS
April 2017
27Chrissy (Smart Bar Chicago) at JuiceSneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Chrissy is a genre-bending DJ/producer with productions on esteemed labels like File Under Disco, Tugboat Edits, Hypercolour, Classic, and on his weekly “Year Of Edits” blog. He co-runs The Nite Owl Diner label with Alex Burkat.
 
“The hardest-working motherfucker in Chicago” — Stool Pigeon


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28Lionoil: Ajukaja & ThinktankSneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
We first came across Ajukaja a while back through a couple of standout, cheeky, oddball 12's with Andrevski on Levels. Dig a little deeper, and it quickly becomes clear that Raul is a deeply rooted stalwart of the Estonian music scene - running monthly Tallinn institution Mutant Disco for the past 20 years; putting out wildly eclectic and highly sought after records on his Porridge Bullet label; not to mention his 90s output as Hüpnosaurus (with Aivar Tõnso) which endure as relevant today as when they were made.

Similarly Colvin's Edinburgh roots go deep; long time venue manager of the Wee Red Bar, fiercely eclectic record collector (with a penchant for dancehall); leader of post-punky electro unit Snide Rhythms; all round soundcunt. Last year he re-booted a couple of highly sought after tracks from 2000 on a soon to be highly sought after 10", this year he provided the inaugural release on Stepback's label, and in the very near future we will be dropping an EP from him on Lionoil (more on that to follow soon!).

As we say, momentous meeting of minds...



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30Stag & Dagger Glasgow 2017: Bank Holiday Sunday 30th AprilVarious, Glasgow
PCL presents:
Stag and Dagger Glasgow 2017
O2 ABC Glasgow +various venues
featuring:
New announced line up:

DMA’S, FATHERSON, GOLD PANDA, BABY STRANGE, ALEXIS TAYLOR (OF HOT CHIP), DUTCH UNCLES, HMLTD, KATHRYN JOSEPH , LET’S EAT GRANDMA, MARNIE, MODEL AEROPLANES, NEON WALTZ, SAINT PHNX, AINE CAHILL, ARTIFICIAL PLEASURE, BLUEBIRDS, BROWNBEAR, CALVA LOUISE, CHILDHOOD, DEAD PRETTIES, DELPHI, FUTURE GET DOWN, GANG OF YOUTHS, GIRL RAY, GURR, LITTLE CUB, LUCIA, LOUISE DISTRAS, MAKENESS, MARK MCGOWAN, MATT MALTESE, NIEVES, NOVEMBER LIGHTS, PINACT, RASCALTON, REDFACES, RORY BUTLER, ROXY AGOGO, SHOGUN, SHREDD, STRANGE BONES, STRUNG OUT NIGHTS, SWIMMING TAPES, TAMAN SHUD, THE CUT , THE PALE WHITES, THE TREND, THE VEGAN LEATHER, TRUE MOON, VISTAS, YONAKA

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30Jonas RathsmanSneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
May 2017
2DMA's - SOLD OUTThe Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
2Simon JoynerSneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
“Omaha has given us the reigning heir to Henry Miller’s dark emotional mirror, Townes Van Zandt’s three-chord moan, and Lou Reed’s warehouse minimalism: his name is Simon Joyner.” — Gillian Welch

“Pound for pound Simon Joyner is my favorite lyricist of all time. He has shades of all the greats (Van Zandt, Cohen, Dylan) but exists in a space all his own … He truly is an American songwriting treasure. It is my hope that more people will discover his music and share in the unique joy that it brings.” — Conor Oberst, Bright Eyes « Less

“Simon’s always been a secret handshake amongst me and my peers. He’s a pioneer. He’s helped pave the way for many people, myself included. He’s an artist in its purest form – for his only concern is crafting a perfect song – which he’s done time and time again.” – Kevin Morby

“Little bits of several folks that I like in what Simon does, but he?ends up being his own man, no question.” — John Peel


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3DMA's - Venue changed, all original tickets valid - SOLD OUTFat Sams, Dundee
3The Parrots Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Initially ignored at home, they are now considered part of a Madrillean new wave that includes the band Hinds. After three years and half a dozen singles and EPs, they are ready to release their first album, Los Nin?os Sin Miedo, on Heavenly.

The Parrots – aka The Fearless Kids – met at university in Madrid, began playing music together, and noisily hacked out a place for their primordial, loose-hipped rock’n’roll. They have played across Europe, the US and Central America – packed nights at the Shacklewell Arms and chelada-fuelled lunchtime showcases at SXSW, raucous gigs of elemental garage noise, feelgood ferocity and many, many stage invasions. “Everybody else gets very motivated when they see us play,” says frontman Diego.


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4Withered Hand, Singer Of SongsSneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
“The UK’s best lyricist” – King Creosote, in The Independent

Withered Hand is the songwriting output of Dan Willson. A cult figure in the Scottish music scene since 2009, Dan has released two widely acclaimed albums, New Gods (2014) and Good News (2009) and several lo-fi EPs. Currently working towards his third full length album, Withered Hand continues to tour and play one-off dates in venues from concert halls to living rooms.

“Killer melodies … wobbly folk grooves … tunes full of warm, woozy sing-song charm” – ‘Artist to Watch’ – Rolling Stone

“Endlessly loveable stuff” – NME « Less

A Singer of Songs is the songwriting output of Lieven Scheerlinck. In 2016 he released “Fading”, his fifth album. These past 8 years he has toured the better and worse parts of Europe. His music has been compared to snow flakes falling in slow motion and a blanket on a cold night. Lieven lives in sunny Barcelona but he was born in Belgium, so he fully appreciates these comparisons.

“Lo-fi lullaby folk that falls on the ears as gently as snowflakes…” – Metro UK

“A deep whisper of Barzin and Damien Jurado, a dusty atmosphere which seems to refer to a Conor Oberst stripped of emphasis.” – Onda Rock

“Like a warm blanket you want to put over you after a bad day. It’s haunting and sweet but there is a tinge of despair laced within it.” – LAisthenewNY.com


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5The Calm FiascoSneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
"Sharp-edged guitar riffery collides with anthemic songwriting, with just a slight hint of something darker". - Clash Music
Glaswegian four-piece indie rock band The Calm Fiasco takes inspiration from the angular, fuzzy riffs made famous by the likes of Television, and later The Strokes, allied to the contemporary indie-pop hooks of Two Door Cinema Club and Phoenix. Their new EP 'The Fear' is an impressive accomplishment achieved by a band who’s sound continues to progress with each and every release. This is apparent on tracks such as forthcoming single Sorry I’m Late Again and ‘Soursucker’; two tracks that wouldn’t sound out of place rocking the main stage of any summer festival.
The Fear finds the band in scintillating form as they aim to build upon the success of their 2016 single Lose Control, picking up support from the likes Clash Magazine. Managing to convey an in-your-face attitude while producing memorable hooks and choruses, The Calm Fiasco have managed to create a record without losing the essence of an authentically raw, live performance.


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7Kishi Bashi + Tall Tall TreesBroadcast, Glasgow
8Kishi Bashi + Tall Tall TreesSneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Kishi Bashi is an American singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter. He is a founding member of Jupiter One, and, for a few years, was a member of the band, Of Montreal.



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10Sam Gellaitry at WitnessSneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
A genre-defying producer from Stirling, but currently out in LA, Sam Gellaitry made huge waves with his 2015 EP - Short Stories released on LA label Soulection when he was still a teenager. Uniquely creating contrasting sounds, he sits atmospheric melodies alongside hard hitting bass with a variety of instrumental layers immersing the listener - every track stands out.

He released his first two chapters of his ‘Escapism’ series on XL Recordings: intricate tracks with an exhuberant globetrotting aesthetic with middle-eastern strings, pitch-shifted dancehall vocals, lush 80’s synths, snake-charmer woodwind, harps under trap beats creating an aesthetic that shouldn’t work - but it does and it makes sense.

The final chapter in Gelliarty’s Escapism series showcases 5 tracks that are exactly what you would expect, he takes you on a mind bending, bass pumping, arpeggiated synth journey infused with live sounding strings and bells.

‘Ceremony’, up til now an room-shaking exclusive for when he plays out, continues the trance and rave influence of his previous EPs, and finally gets a recorded release with Escapism III.



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12Onloop: Moxie, Alexander Nut & Nick StewartSneaky 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.

Alexander Nut, another NTS favourite also runs one our favourite labels Eglo Records alongside Floating Points. By far one of the most consistently high quality labels in the UK, their stage and boat parties at Dimensions Festival are an annual highlight – and Alex is our man who holds it together.

Nick Stewart is the booker for Sneaks but his appearances behind the decks are pretty rare. Get down early to see why!

Tickets advised


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13Lowly + Pavo PavoBroadcast, Glasgow
14C Duncan + Modern StudiesThe Caves, Edinburgh
14Diane BirchCCA, Glasgow
16Her'sSneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Dream-pop outfit Her’s create 80s indie influenced songs with nods to Orange Juice and the capriciousness of Ariel Pink-ish pop.


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17Sam GellaitryThe Art School, Glasgow
18Samo DJ at JuiceSneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Stockholm's Samo DJ continually sabotages the model with distinctive productions that fearlessly compact a myriad of demented ideas with a twisted Scandinavian cheek. One-half of Sling & Samo and co-founder of their label Born Free, Samo also creates faux-fantasy original soundtracks with MaxxxBass as KWC 92, while studio time with Tzu Sing, Baba Stiltz and Cos/Mes further transmutes his sound.

Responsible for multiple standout L.I.E.S. releases, Samo's tweaked out edits and remixes have also been issued by Public Possession, Macadam Mambo and Klasse Wrecks.


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18Evan Dando Saint Lukes , Glasgow
20HomeshakeCCA, Glasgow
21Belako plus guestsSneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Belako are a group from the town of Munguía in Spain, where punk and post-punk's relevance has never faded. The two girls and two guys are barely over 21 but have made waves at home already, playing major festivals like Primavera and Low. They have an EP on seminal UK label Cooking Vinyl coming, so we can expect to hear a lot more of them from here on.


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22Barb Wire DollsBroadcast, Glasgow
23Mystic BravesSneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
A mirage of shimmering guitars, stadium-sized castanets and herculean drumming, Mystic Braves’ desert psychedelia is descending on Sneaky Pete’s.

After soaking in the acclaim of third LP Days Of Yesteryear – a collection strewn with twanging spread chords so grand you expect a cowboy to appear – their live shows are coolly delivered, knee-pulsing jams.

Reversing back in time to the trippy haze of the 70s, in May, Mystic Braves will take you there.


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25Aldous HardingBroadcast, Glasgow
26The Wedding Present playing "George Best"O2 ABC, Glasgow
26Leftfield: Leftism anniversary tour 2017Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
27Leftfield: Leftism anniversary tour 2017Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
27Crash Club - Late Night SessionBroadcast, Glasgow
28Julie Byrne + Jim GhediCCA, Glasgow
29CoastsThe Bongo Club, Edinburgh
29Royal Trux + Purling HissThe Art School, Glasgow
30The GrowlersSaint Lukes , Glasgow
30HeatersSneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
One of the best live bands we hosted in 2016 are back with a new record.

Heaters, from Grand Rapids, Michigan, have a spacey, driving take on West Coast psych rock. Tapping into both the twang of their ’60s garage compatriots and building their own brand of expansive, cosmic swells, Pitchfork calls the band “catchy and kinetic,” noting their “energy and hook writing are clearly on point.” Combining a seemingly constant output of “reverb-coated, fuzz-studded, hard-driven garage psych” with a kaleidoscopic, hip-shaking live set, Heaters are quickly forging something new and exciting.



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31The CourtneysBroadcast, Glasgow
June 2017
1Nicolas Jaar (Live)Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
2Minus the Bear & Joan of ArcStereo, Glasgow
3ONRA (Live) - Resched from 23 MarchBroadcast, Glasgow
6TychoSWG3, Glasgow
6Guadalupe PlataSneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
“Our name comes from our hometown’s patron, the Virgin of Guadalupe —she protects us as we play the devil’s music,” say the members of Guadalupe Plata, with not a little bit of hopefulness.

Rising up from the town of Úbeda, deep in Andalusia near Jaén, Guadalupe Plata have become legends for their provocative, deeply affecting blues and boogie music, creating a psychedelic landscape that is as darkly surrealistic as it is infectious.

Guadalupe Plata — Pedro de Dios (guitar and voice), Carlos Jimena (drums), and Paco Luis Martos (bass, contrabalde, and guitar) — have met wide success with a string of recordings and constant touring in Spain and Portugal where they have become well known stars, even as they continue to play every sort of venue imaginable, from backyards to bordellos, giant music festivals, dirty bars, and extravagant night clubs. This is a no nonsense band, famous for their stripped-down sound and primitive equipment, most notably a washtub bass built with parts taken from the local graveyard and a chainsaw.

Mojo magazine has called them “culturally rich and instantly identifiable as excellent.”


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8Agnes ObelO2 ABC, Glasgow
8WHY? + Tall Tall TreesCCA, Glasgow
8WeirdsBroadcast, Glasgow
10Mannequin PussySneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Brevity is among Mannequin Pussy’s strengths, but a controlled volatility is the Philadelphia quartet’s calling card. The mood of any given song can zap with a disconcerting swiftness from the playful to the chaotic. This dynamic persists on record and on stage.

Mannequin Pussy’s dense towers of noise are underlined by Marisa Dabice’s evocative and passionate lyrical poetry. On their latest LP ‘Romantic’, she’s attempting to figure out what romance means in the 21st century. Less about the gooey stuff and more about everything that surrounds love — the triumphs, the failures and how we transform from the mess of it all. Mostly, it’s just a reminder to love someone. We love them.


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12Thurston Moore GroupSaint Lukes , Glasgow
15The BatsBroadcast, Glasgow
21The Red Paintings (14+)Broadcast, Glasgow
27JosephSaint Lukes , Glasgow
29Mike Servito at JuiceSneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
The Bunker New York - Ghostly - Brooklyn

Mike Servito is from a very special yet temporary and partially lost fertile crescent of techno / house / party DJing. It was a time when raves were still a fresh idea, almost felt like a revolution, and DJs like Claude Young, D Wynn, Derrick Carter and Mike Huckaby were informing an upcoming generation. If you look directly to that inspired generation you will find the lost threads of Detroit Techno, House and beyond, you will find a group of DJs with insanely deep mixing skills, the ability to rock almost any kind of party with an improvisational approach that is so skilled it makes everything seem so well thought out that even they don't know where their set will go. But, it will take you there! In the future, this special generation of deep midwest mixers will be remembered and revered as the wizards they are, long after the trendy players have lost their luster.

Detroit never forgot about Mike Servito, his upfront dirty deep and bitchy taste has had an impact on Detroit nightlife for over a decade. From debuting in 1995 at Dat's Poorboy parties, to being a resident at blackbx and Ghostly's Untitled (along with Derek Plaslaiko, Tadd Mullinix, Matthew Dear, and Ryan Elliott), contributing to the bizarrely popular, wild and free Dorkwave, and progressing that concept into Sass (the hippest queer party in Detroit at the time), to blowing minds at Interdimensional Transmissions' No Way Back parties, Servito has made his impression. Moving to Brooklyn, Detroit's loss has been their gain, as he has found a proper home with a residency at The Bunker, and representation by Beyond Booking in North America and Odd Fantastic in Europe.


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29Angus MunroSneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Edinburgh based singer-songwriter of alternative-pop, Angus Munro brings his multifaceted four octave vocal range, a songwriting style reminiscent of Jeff Buckley and a live show that has drawn comparisons to that of The Darkness fronted by Rufus Wainwright on the road for his new EP release "MIRROR MAN".

Support from Josephine Sillars + Hinks



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July 2017
4Green Day + Rancid + SlavesBellahouston Park, Glasgow
As a reaction to overwhelming public demand, we are delighted to announce that Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and Grammy Award-winning rock band Green Day will return to Scotland on July 4th 2017, playing a huge outdoor headline show in Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park. Having amassed in excess of 75 million album sales to date, the show is in support of their 12th studio album, Revolution Radio, which was released by Reprise Records on October 7th this year.

Main support for the show will come from Berkeley, California’s Punk Rock icons, Rancid, who last year re-issued their seminal record ‘…And Out Come The Wolves’ on it’s 20th anniversary.

Produced by Green Day and recorded in Oakland, Revolution Radio is a potent 12-track blitz of angst-ridden anthems that unites Green Day's fully formed stylistic approach with lyrical themes that address the complexities and uncertainties of modern day existence. Musically, the album is raw, visceral, and fearless — solidifying the band's reign as one of the leading voices in rock music. Inspired by recent events, the first single "Bang Bang” marks a welcome return from a band with more to say than ever.


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16Sunn O)))SWG3, Glasgow
August 2017
22Conor Oberst + Big ThiefO2 ABC, Glasgow
28Parquet Courts + Ultimate PaintingThe Art School, Glasgow
28Ryley WalkerStereo, Glasgow
29The xx + Perfume GeniusSWG3 Galvanizers Yard,
30The xx + Perfume Genius SWG3 Galvanizers Yard,
September 2017
1Electric Fields 2017: Frightened Rabbit + The Jesus and Mary Chain + Band of Horses + Dizzee Rascal & many moreDrumlanrig Castle,
13Dylan LeBlancCCA, Glasgow
15Ryan AdamsUsher Hall, Edinburgh
16Clap Your Hands Say YeahCCA, Glasgow
16Spiral StairsBroadcast, Glasgow
25The Black AngelsSWG3 TV Studio, Glasgow
October 2017
6PeanessSneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
17Diet Cig plus guestsSneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Diet Cig are here to have fun. They’re here to tear you away from the soul-sucking sanctity of your dumpster-fire life and replace it with pop-blessed punk jams about navigating the impending doom of adulthood when all you want is to have ice cream on your birthday.

Alex Luciano (guitar and vocals) and Noah Bowman (drums) have been playing music together ever since Luciano interrupted the set of Bowman's previous band for a lighter. The New York duo have since released the infectious, 2015 ‘Over Easy’ EP that introduced consistent sing-a-long lyrics with thrashing drums and strums that never held back.

‘Swear I’m Good At This’ is the first full-length from the band and accumulates their tenacity for crafting life-affirming, relatable tales with a gutsy heart at their core. Luciano has the ability to write lyrics that are both vulnerable and badass, perfecting a storm of emotive reflection that creates a vision of a sweaty, pumped-up room screaming these lines in unison. Diet Cig make it okay to be the hot mess that you are.

But there’s also a deeper, more powerful fuck-you among the bangers that see Diet Cig grow into an unstoppable and inspiring force. “I’m not being dramatic, I’ve just fucking had it with the things that you say you think that I should be” spits Luciano on “Link in Bio”; “I am bigger than the outside shell of my body and if you touch it without asking then you’ll be sorry” she yells on “Maid Of The Mist”. It’s the sound of a band doing things on their own terms.

Wrapping up ‘Swear I’m Good At This’ on Halloween 2016, exactly two years after they finished recording ‘Over Easy’ on Halloween 2014, Diet Cig’s first, full-length LP validates the experiences of punks who aren’t always accepted first time around; the punks who throw their deuces up at the dominating bro-dudes and ignite the importance of owning everything that you are.



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18Diet CigBroadcast, Glasgow
28GhostpoetStereo, Glasgow
November 2017
10Milky Chance (14+) O2 ABC, Glasgow
18FinkSaint Lukes , Glasgow
December 2017
5Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes (14+)O2 ABC, Glasgow