The XX + Special Guest Perfume Genuis
Tuesday 29th & Wednesday 30th August
Glasgow SWG3 Galvanizers Yard
SHOWS
June 2017
27Joseph + Kelsey KopeckySaint Lukes , Glasgow
28TERRY + Current Affairs + ChumpBroadcast, 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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30Legendary Shack ShakersBroadcast, Glasgow
Described by guitar legend Jeff Beck as “a cross between the Yardbirds and the Sex Pistols”, Legendary Shack Shakers has obviously earned quite a name for itself. The band’s hell-for-leather roadshow is infamous for its unique brand of Southern Gothic that is all-at-once irreverent, revisionist, soulful, dangerous, and fun.

Led by their wildly charismatic, rail-thin frontman/blues-harpist, J.D. Wilkes, the Shack Shakers are a four-man wrecking crew from the South whose explosive interpretations of the blues, punk, rock and country have made fans, critics and legions of potential converts into true believers.

With the recent addition of Atlanta guitarist Rod Hamdallah and drumming wunderkind, Brett Whitacre, the Legendary Shack Shakers have quickly become known for providing some of the best entertainment (live or otherwise) that you can get for your hard earned money.

Founding member Col. J.D. Wilkes is the band’s vocalist and also plays the harmonica. Wilkes is noted for his wild stage antics, which have been compared to those of Iggy Pop, David Byrne, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Mark Robertson currently plays upright bass, and Brett Whitacre is on drums. Duane Denison, member of recently reformed The Jesus Lizard (and formerly Hank Williams III) joined the band in 2008. Current garage blues guitar player Rod Hamdallah joined the band early 2012.

The group initially gained notoriety when GEICO used their track “CB Song” on their “Sunglasses” television ad. Horror novelist Stephen King would later list the same track as among his iPod’s Top Five in a 2008 Entertainment Weekly article.


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July 2017
4Green Day + Rancid + Slaves + The SkidsBellahouston 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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6Football, etc + Dags! + UNDOBroadcast, Glasgow
16Sunn O)))SWG3, Glasgow
20Martha Ffion plus guests Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Martha Ffion is the musical project of songwriter Claire Martha Ffion McKay, who has just signed to Turnstile - home to the likes of Gruff Rhys and Cate Le Bon. Her latest release via Lost Map Records has introduced Martha to a whole new international audience, seeing her tipped as “an artist that seems ready-made for wider acclaim” (Tom Johnson, Goldflakepaint).

Since the release of her 2014 self-released debut EP ‘Go’, there has been a major development in her sound. Performing with a full band for the past year has transformed Martha’s songwriting process, and the new material has adopted a punchier edge with echoes of Sharon Van Etten and Engel Olsen. But her core influences remain consistent and tangible: 60s icons like The Beatles, the Shangri-Las and Nancy Sinatra. There’s a hint of Blondie too, particularly in the wry delivery of her lyrics



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25Joey LandrethBroadcast, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, Glasgow
22Conor Oberst + Big ThiefO2 ABC, Glasgow
25HousewivesBroadcast, 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, 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,
4Scott Hirsch & Michael ChapmanBroadcast, Glasgow
5The Beat starring Dave WakelingThe 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, Glasgow
6The Beat starring Dave WakelingThe 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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8Chastiy BeltBroadcast, Glasgow
9Girlpool + Ian SweetStereo, Glasgow
9Living Body plus guests 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, Glasgow
12BABY STRANGEBeat 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, Glasgow
13BABY STRANGE + RascaltonTunnels 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, Edinburgh
15BABY STRANGE + Rascalton + Pleasure HeadsThe 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, Glasgow
16Spiral StairsBroadcast, Glasgow
16BABY STRANGE + Rascalton + LuciaSneaky 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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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25The Black AngelsSWG3 TV Studio, Glasgow
October 2017
1SWMRSStereo, Glasgow
1Dead Pretties plus guests 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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3Susanne SundførCCA, Glasgow
6PeanessSneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
6EMABroadcast, Glasgow
EMA began with the urge to self-exile. After the success of ‘Past Life Martyred Saints’ and 2014’s prophetic ‘The Future’s Void, EMA retreated to a basement in Portland, Oregon – a generic apartment complex in a non-trendy neighborhood, with beige carpeting and cheap slat blinds.
She returns with a portrait of a world both familiar and alien: ‘The Outer Ring’, a pitch-black world of half-empty subdivisions, American flags hung over basement windows, big-box stores and strip malls and rage. In a year dominated by working-class alienation, EMA — a Midwesterner who has never lost her thousand-yard stare — has delivered an album that renders American poverty and resentment with frightening realism and deep empathy.


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8Grizzly BearO2 ABC, Glasgow
Today, Grizzly Bear has announced the August 18 release of PAINTED RUINS, their highly anticipated fifth full-length album, and first for RCA Records. In addition, the band has shared new album track “Mourning Sound.” That song follows “Three Rings,” another track from PAINTED RUINS released earlier this month and hailed as “spellbinding” (Rolling Stone), “insistent” (The New York Times), and “a sonically ambitious return” (Pigeons & Planes).

Grizzly Bear – Chris Bear, Ed Droste, Daniel Rossen and Chris Taylor – spent the better part of two years writing and recording the eleven new compositions on PAINTED RUINS. Taylor produced the album with sessions taking place primarily at Allaire Studios in upstate New York, and at various locations around Los Angeles, including his own Terrible Studios (Three members of Grizzly Bear now live in Los Angeles; Rossen lives in Santa Fe, NM).

Grizzly Bear will embark on a worldwide headlining tour following the release of PAINTED RUINS. PAINTED RUINS follows 2012’s Shields, which was a critical and commercial breakthrough. Debuting at #7 on the Billboard 200 and named the #1 Album of the Year by Apple iTunes, Shields earned the band Pitchfork Best New Music and four star Rolling Stone reviews; performances on Colbert, Fallon, Letterman, Austin City Limits and Ellen; and sold out shows at Radio City Music Hall in New York City and the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles.


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9SløtfaceSneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Norwegian band aiming to make moshing safe for women and create the most joyous punk ditties you’ve heard since the 90s.



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9The Mountain GoatsThe Art School, Glasgow
9SlowdiveO2 ABC, Glasgow
Slowdive continue an extraordinary year that has seen the band receive global critical acclaim for their new album by announcing an Autumn tour of the UK and Europe. The announcement follows the band’s sell out North American tour and their very first live dates in South America.

Slowdive released their self-titled new album on 5th of May, their first for 22 years, earning them their first UK Top 20 album position, their first foray into the US Billboard chart, Top 40 slots across Europe and critical acclaim across the world. Pitchfork described the new album as, “a precise and altogether gorgeous showcase of their peerless ability at production, mood, and songcraft” and The Guardian said that “it’s difficult not to feel moved by the expanse of the group’s oceanic comeback”.

Watch “Sugar For The Pill” Video :



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12Johnny Flynn & The Sussex WitSaint Lukes , Glasgow
12Shame plus guests Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
“Our music is about wanting to provoke something,” says Charlie Steen, 19-year-old lead singer of London’s most talked-about young band, SHAME. “It’s not about standing onstage and singing pretty love songs. It’s about confrontation, energy, adrenaline and anarchy.”

Shame instigated the daredevil club night, Chimney Shitters and creating a politically outspoken, DIY ethos reflecting a punk spirit in today’s world. “We are not puppets. Everything we do, we do ourselves,” says former Camberwell student, Steen. “From our songs to our clothes to the artwork for the singles, T-shirts, and fanzines. It’s all us. We are about creating a movement - it’s all our blood, sweat and tears.”



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13Downtown Boys plus guests Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
They have just completed their second LP, to be released on Sub Pop Records, working with Greg Norman and Fugazi’s Guy Picciotto, and they join the countless people filling streets and airports around the USA to loudly proclaim #NoBan, #NoRegistry, #FuckWhiteSupremacy.

They bring an aggressive dissonance to make a harmonious message against the erasure of people of color, queer people, femmes, and those of us who have always been in the center of the pit whether you knew it or not.

Based in Providence, RI, the band released their acclaimed debut album, Full Communism, in 2015, and they have been touring their powerful live show throughout North America and Europe since 2012.

Now that the United States has a despot instead of a president, Downtown Boys are that much more driven to use their anger and their joy to drill away at the walls of white supremacy’s brain.

“Those who still defend the supremacy of white male hetero-patriarchy had better watch out.” – Angela Davis, inauguration day speech, 2017.


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13HMLTD - On sale Wed 7th June, 9AMBroadcast, Glasgow
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
18SANDY Alex G + ÓCCA, Glasgow
20Jasmine Minks + The Jazz ButcherBroadcast, Glasgow
Hailing originally from Scotland, the Jasmine Minks were the first band signed to Alan McGee's Creation records. If you like your music to be proud, polemic and thought provoking then the Jasmine Minks are for you. Now, over 30 years since they first formed, the Jasmine Minks still bring new tunes to you here whilst also offering some harder to access tunes from the past - we hope you enjoy!


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20Frankie Rose plus guests Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
A prodigious talent loved by Pitchform and the rest of the Us alt music press, Frankie was an original member of cult acts Dum Dum Girls, Crystal Stilts, Vivian Girls and Beverly, and is releasing her astounding fourth album ‘Cage Tropical’ on August 11th.


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21Manchester OrchestraThe Garage, Glasgow
Manchester Orchestra have announced a new album, A Black Mile To The Surface, released this summer on 28 July. This album marks the band’s first full-length since the release of Cope in 2014


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22PenetrationBroadcast, Glasgow
Penetration is a punk rock band from County Durham, England formed in 1976. They re-formed in 2001 with several new members. Their debut single, “Don’t Dictate”, is now acknowledged as a classic punk rock single and their debut album, Moving Targets (1978), is still widely admired.


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24SlowcoachesBroadcast, Glasgow
London-based punk-fuelled trio Slowcoaches have announced their biggest headline tour to date for October and November this year. Vocalist / Bassist Heather Perkins says of the shows: "This is the biggest headline tour we've done so far, so we're excited to play some of our favourite venues and visit some new cities. It'll be the first outing for a lot of new material too. We look forward to hanging out and making a lot of mess. Please note that all of our shows are safe spaces. This doesn't mean don't mosh. It means don't be a dick.”

The band’s riotous live show has been known to cause grown men to headbang so vigourously they end up headbutting the monitors before projectile vomiting all over the stage. Expect the unexpected but know you’ll be in for a wild ride. Think the grubby grunge of Mudhoney and early punk of The Germs meeting 1970s LA icons The Nerves and the sassy stance of Babes In Toyland down a dark alley somewhere in east London and you’re halfway there.

Slowcoaches’ debut album ‘Nothing Gives’ was released at the tail end of last year via Leisure & District and, though it could easily soundtrack a fun time, the themes of the record detail all the bad stuff that happens in life: break-ups, breakdowns, a pre-mid life crisis, a drug induced mental illness, falling out with friends, getting way too wrecked, losing your job then desperately trying to find a job… the list goes on.


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27Ibibio Sound MachineStereo, Glasgow
28GhostpoetStereo, Glasgow
28The Pigeon Detectives + Little CometsO2 ABC, Glasgow
Leeds band The Pigeon Detectives are back touring this Autumn to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of platinum selling debut album ‘ Wait For Me’.

This special anniversary tour will see the album played in full, and is accompanied by a special double 12” vinyl re-release of the album with B-Sides and previously unheard tracks, as well as a digital re-release of the album and all it’ s B-sides out on Dance to the Radio on 26th May.

Speaking about the re-release and tour singer Matt Bowman said: “We will forever be grateful for the opportunities and adventures that our debut album provided us with. For anyone that’s ever been to see us live, you know the connection we have with our fanbase is a special one. So we thought what better way to pay homage to the album on it’s 10th birthday than to take it on tour and play it in FULL for the first time ever!”.




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30Mount KimbieThe Art School, Glasgow
31!!! (Chk Chk Chk)Stereo, Glasgow
* On sale Friday 16 June 10AM *

Back by popular demand, !!! (Chk Chk Chk) are pleased to announce a new headline European/UK tour, which comes hot on the heels of their passionately received and sold out recent live dates, and their new record ‘Shake The Shudder’.



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November 2017
2Com TruiseStereo, Glasgow
3PenetrationThe Mash House, Edinburgh
9The War On DrugsBarrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
10Milky ChanceO2 ABC, Glasgow
10The War On Drugs - SOLD OUT Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
14Ride + Ulrika SpacekThe Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
16Milburn - On sale on Friday, 16 Jun 2017 at 10:00 AMO2 ABC, Glasgow
Milburn embark on their biggest ever UK tour in November 2017 to celebrate the release of their third studio album.

As comebacks go, the return of milburn has been a pretty bloody successful one. What began as a handful of one off shows early last year culminated in a self curated festival on Sheffield's famous Don Valley Bowl in front of 8,000 adoring fans in June 2017. To put the whole thing in perspective, in just over a year the band have sold a little under 20,000 tickets in their hometown (no that's not a typo) and a further 10,000 around the rest of the UK. Add to that a raucous European tour and a number of high profile festival slots, then you begin to understand just what this band still means to people.

This is not just another 'pay the mortgage off' style calculated comeback either. To cement their place as one of the UK's best guitar bands, the lads now return with an accomplished third studio album which was produced by the highly rated Bill Ryder-Jones at Parr Street studios in Liverpool (set for release on 15/09/17). With support from Steve Lamacq and Shaun Keaveney at BBC 6 music, it's clear that milburn are still making music that is as relevant as ever. Hear the new stuff alongside the old favourites here in November.


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17Aldous HardingThe Art School, Glasgow
An artist of rare calibre, Aldous Harding does more than sing; she conjures a singular intensity. Her body and face a weapon of theatre, Harding dances with steeled fervor, gnashing like a Banraku puppet. Renowned for the captivating state of possession she occupies in live performance, Aldous Harding has won crowds the world over playing alongside Deerhunter, Frankie Cosmos and Perfume Genius, as well as to hoards of eager crowds at SXSW, The Great Escape, Golden Plains and more. Aldous’ 2017 touring schedule spans Europe, the US and the United Kingdom for much of the year.


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18FinkSaint Lukes , Glasgow
19TopsBroadcast, Glasgow
For Sugar At The Gate, their third and most ambitious album to date, Montreal's TOPS peaced out to LA. They lived and recorded at “Glamdale”, a mini-mansion and former brothel located in the Jewel City, Glendale, CA. The unassuming record unfolds slowly, taking time to reveal itself. Like nearly everything TOPS does, multiple meanings overlap with the album's title referring to orgasm, but also to carrot chasing, gatekeeping, and the social contract. All of TOPS recordings have been produced by the band, who have self recorded the majority of their work to date.



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24Brix and the ExtricatedStereo, Glasgow
25The Complete Stone RosesBarrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
December 2017
2GUNBarrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
5Frank Carter & The RattlesnakesO2 ABC, Glasgow