The XX + Special Guest Perfume Genuis
Tuesday 29th & Wednesday 30th August
Glasgow SWG3 Galvanizers Yard
SHOWS
July 2017
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
25Housewives + Fat Black Cats + ObjectifiedBroadcast, 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 Genius + Kelly Lee OwensSWG3 Galvanizers Yard,
29Tides of Man + Drowned OutBroadcast, Glasgow
Tides Of Man is a instrumental indie rock band from Tampa, Fl. Their first album, “Empire Theory” came out on Rise Records in August of 2009. This was followed by their album "Dreamhouse".

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

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

Support: Drowned Out


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30The xx + Perfume Genius + Kelly Lee OwensSWG3 Galvanizers Yard,
September 2017
1Electric Fields 2017: Frightened Rabbit + The Jesus and Mary Chain + Band of Horses + Dizzee Rascal & many moreDrumlanrig Castle,
4Scott Hirsch & Michael ChapmanBroadcast, 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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7And Yet It Moves plus guests Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
A new monstrous group by Dale Barclay formerly of The Amazing Snakeheads.


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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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21DUDS plus guests Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh

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

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

-David Mclean (Tombed Visions Records)


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25The Black Angels + A Place To Bury StrangersSWG3 TV Studio, Glasgow
26Slim Cessna's Auto ClubBroadcast, 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, Glasgow
Good Morning are a two piece recording project made up of Stefan Blair and Liam Parsons from Melbourne, Australia. The two met in high school and have been writing songs ever since. In 2013, they went halvies in a Foxtex 4 track tape machine; Good Morning is the result of that investment.

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

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

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


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


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3Susanne SundførCCA, Glasgow
4BrutusBroadcast, Glasgow
Brutus rage like a maelstrom. They are a meteor shower of sound. This trio from Leuven, Belgium create expansive, stratospheric punk not quite like any other band around.

With post-rock construction, black metal dynamics, hardcore energy, prog and math-rock flourishes and pure pop melodies all detectable on their debut album Burst, Brutus manage to straddle the significant divide between Slayer and Savages, The Smiths and Slowdive, Dillinger Escape Plan and Deus - and all with just three members expertly colluding to make a sound as monolithic as it is emotive.

The searing, soaring guitars of shoegaze are amped up to hardcore punk speed, drums gallop like wild horses over open larval planes and drumming singer Stefanie Mannaerts offers some of the most impassioned vocals heard in recent times, capable of shifting from deceptively melodic to out-right larynx-punishing in the blink of an eye.

In 2014 and 2015 they played mostly all over Belgium. Pukkelpop, Rock Herk, Dour Festival, Boomtown, AB Club, Botanique, Depot, Stuk, Trix, ... and more than 100 intense small shows.

In April 2016 Brutus decamped to Vancouver (Canada) to record their debut-album Burst with Jesse Gander (White Lung, Japandroids, ...). It was a wise move. Burst is a 21st century rock album: challenging and exhilarating. Colossal. A cathedral-sized noise. A unique listening experience. Brutus are here.


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4Baby In Vain plus guests Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Making rumbling rock and grimy grunge that’s as malevolent as a midnight knife fight, their sound is equal parts Kyuss and Sleater-Kinney, with a dash of Babes In Toyland for extra punch.

Baby In Vain are not your typical Scandinavian indie band. Drawing on the gang-mentality and bluesy swagger of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Queens Of The Stone Age, they’ve been together six years, but are still quite young; Lola’s 19, Benedicte is 21 and Andrea 22. Their early material saw them producing their own twist on stoner-rock, but over the past five years they’ve branched out into much broader territory, pulling in the industrial menace of post-punk alongside fuzzy expeditions into the fringes of doom and garage punk.



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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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6Fling - Get Flung Tour Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Bradford’s FLING provide the previously unsearched-for missing link between T-Rex and the Fat White Family. Forging together Glam Rock, Punk, and Psych with a solid sense of Northern irony and an ever-present aura of late night haziness FLING have created a sound which captivates, entertains and stands out from the crowd gaining support at Beats 1, 6music, and a rapidly growing fanbase of ‘Flingers’.

Following a slew of home demos, and a run of their own ‘Get Flung’ night the band have teamed up with Lee Smith at Greenmount Studios (The Cribs / Pulled Apart By Horses) to record a number of new tracks to be released throughout late 2017 via Leeds indie label Dance to the Radio.

“Riotus Psych-Punk from Bradford…In a hazy smoke filled kinda way..." Clash


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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 Goats + Skylar Gudasz The 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 THE RHYTHM METHODSneaky 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
14The BellraysBroadcast, Glasgow
Blues is the teacher. Punk is the preacher. It’s all about emotion and energy, experience and raw talent, spirit and intellect. Exciting things happen when these things collide. Bob Vennum and Lisa Kekaula made the BellRays happen in 1991 in East LA but they weren’t really thinking about any of this then. They wanted to play music and they wanted it to feel good. They wanted people to WANT to get up, to NEED to get up and check out what was going on. Form an opinion. React. So they took everything they knew about; the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, the Who, the Ramones, Billie Holiday, Lou Rawls, Hank Williams, the DB’s, Jimmy Reed, Led Zeppelin, to name a very few and pressed it into service. It was never about coming up with a ‘sound’, or fitting in with a scene. It was about the energy that made all that music so irresistible. It was the history BEFORE Led Zeppelin that led them to that point. The Beatles thought they were playing R&B. It just came out like ‘Rubber Soul’. The Ramones were trying to be Del Shannon or Neil Sedaka and out came ‘Rocket to Russia’. With the BellRays there was no conscious effort to ‘combine’ rock and soul because they didn’t see them as divided in the first place. Blues was teaching. Punk was preaching. The BellRays were always listening.


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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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31Zola JesusSaint Lukes , Glasgow
November 2017
2Com TruiseStereo, Glasgow
2Girl RayBroadcast, Glasgow
A hundred memories flood through you when Girl Ray start to play. The happier the surface of their songs appear to be, the more profound you feel when the sadness kicks in underneath it all. On their debut single ‘Trouble’, Girl Ray boldly and breathlessly introduced their sound as an essential voice in these modern times of love, life and physical disconnect. To give their music your attention for a split second, is enough to marvel at how excellently they have crafted their warm Nico-tinged pop.


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2Perfume GeniusThe Art School, Glasgow
Perfume Genius celebrated his international breakthrough with his latest album "Too Bright". In particular the song "Queen" became a scene anthem and finally brought the artist into the light of the great stages. With his new album, he goes a few steps further, mixing church music, R&B, art-pop, Krautrock and Queer-Soul, proving what a great songwriter is. The album "No Shape" was released on 05 May 2017.


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3PenetrationThe Mash House, Edinburgh
5Avey TareBroadcast, Glasgow
A group of three hippies on a road trip through the backwaters of 2013s rural music scene fall prey to a murderous cannibalistic band making out of a leather-masked guitar wielding Avey Tare (Himself, Animal Collective), his knife-wielding keyboard player Angel Deradoorian (Deradoorian, Dirty Projectors) , and their cannibal chief Drummer and decaying grandfather Jeremy Hyman (Ponytail, Boredoms, Dan Deacon).


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7Nothing But Thieves + July Talk + DarliaO2 Academy, Glasgow
8Julien BakerCCA, Glasgow
Julien Baker has been recording new material in her native Memphis, due to be released later in 2017 on Matador Records. In addition to selections from 2015’s widely acclaimed Sprained Ankle and 2017’s Funeral Pyre 7”, fans can expect a hefty dose of new music on this run of dates.



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9The War On DrugsBarrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
10Milky ChanceO2 Academy, Glasgow
10The War On Drugs - SOLD OUT Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
10Angelo De AugustineBroadcast, Glasgow
Angelo De Augustine writes and records music in Thousand Oaks, California -- a suburb north of Los Angeles, where he grew up. His self-released debut album, Spirals of Silence, and 3-song EP follow-up, How Past Begins, earned praise from The FADER, Stereogum, Vogue, My Old Kentucky Blog, and more.

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

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

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


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12PINSStereo, Glasgow
Manchester five-piece PINS have announced a new tour for November with tickets on sale now. The band also premiered a short film of their EP Bad Thing recently.

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

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

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

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

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


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14Ride + Ulrika SpacekThe Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
16MilburnO2 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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16Mount EerieSaint Lukes , Glasgow
Mount Eerie, the longstanding musical outlet of Phil Elverum, has announced the release of A Crow Looked At Me. It will be released on Elverum’s label P.W. Elverum & Sun on March 24th 2017. The album is a deeply personal unflinchingly honest reaction to the death of Elverum’s wife, the artist Geneviève Castrée, last year. He has shared “Real Death,” a candid expression of stark domestic grief that is unlike anything else in the Mount Eerie discography.


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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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17Protomartyr + Sauna YouthCCA, Glasgow
After a year of extensive touring in support of 2015’s The Agent Intellect, Protomartyr returned to their practice space in a former optician's office in Southwest Detroit. Guitarist Greg Ahee—inspired by The Raincoats' Odyshape, Mica Levi's orchestral compositions, and Protomartyr's recent collaboration with post-punk legends The Pop Group, for Rough Trade's 40th anniversary—began writing new music that artfully expanded on everything they’d recorded up until that point. The result is Relatives in Descent, their fourth full-length and Domino debut. Though not a concept album, it presents twelve variations on a theme: the unknowable nature of truth, and the existential dread that often accompanies that unknowing. This, at a moment when disinformation and garbled newspeak have become a daily reality.

“I used to think that truth was something that existed, that there were certain shared truths, like beauty,” says singer Joe Casey. “Now that’s being eroded. People have never been more skeptical, and there’s no shared reality. Maybe there never was.”

Relatives in Descent offers new layers and new insights, without sanding any of the edges born from their days as a Detroit bar band. Ahee’s guitar still crackles and spits electricity. Casey's voice continues to shift naturally between dead-eyed croon and fevered bark. Drummer Alex Leonard and bassist Scott Davidson remain sharp and propulsive, a rhythm section that’s as agile as it is adventurous. But this is also Protomartyr at their most impressive. After months of rehearsal, the band decamped to Los Angeles, California for two weeks in March of 2017, to record at 64Sound in Highland Park. Co-produced and recorded with Sonny DiPerri (Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors), who helped capture the band’s long-simmering vision for something more complex, but no less visceral, Relatives in Descent also features contributions from violinist Tyler Karmen and additional synths by Cheveu’s Olivier Demeaux.

It all begins with "A Private Understanding,” pegged as the album's opening statement the second it was finished, and a wellspring from which the following eleven songs flow. At once beautiful and brutal, it mutates from drum-led oddity to unlikely anthem, with some of Casey’s most potent lyrical work at its center: “Sorrow's the wind blowing through/Truth is hiding in the wire.” He’d originally approached the writing on this album as an opportunity to move away from the anger and personal despair that defined much of Protomartyr’s previous three albums. But a lot has happened in the past two years. Disturbed by happenings both local (the ongoing, man-made tragedy of the Flint water crisis) and national (just about everything), Casey drew influence from the songwriting of Ben Wallers, the recently translated stories of Irish writer Máirtín Ó Cadhain, and Robert Burton’s The Anatomy of Melancholy, a sprawling, 17th century masterwork that provided both solace and confirmation.

One can hear these influences throughout, be it in the wary reportage of “Here Is The Thing” or the uncanny menace of "Windsor Hum", the shining city of "Don't Go To Anacita” or the triptych of delusions both "good" and "bad" that is "Up The Tower", "Night-Blooming Cereus", and "Male Plague". In the end, Relatives in Descent offers a small light in the darkness, while never denying that we are all just standing in the dark.


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18FinkSaint Lukes , Glasgow
18The Calm FiascoThe Art School, Glasgow
Glasgow four-piece The Calm Fiasco combine dangerously catchy indie guitar pieces, energetic drum beats, mesmerising pop-hooks and Glaswegian accented vocals.


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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
27KlloBroadcast, Glasgow
Kllo are pleased to announce details of their debut LP Backwater, due for release on 20 October via Different Recordings. Today Kllo reveal ‘Virtue’, the album’s slow-building and euphoric first single. “‘Virtue’ is about not knowing what you’ve got till it’s gone, whether that be a part of yourself or somebody else,” the pair say. “It’s the present moment of finally coming to that realisation.”

Kllo – an electronic pop collaboration between Melbourne cousins Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam – waded in figurative backwater for much of 2016 amid an extensive world tour. These were exciting times; the duo’s Well Worn EP furthered the promise of 2014 EP Cusp, receiving millions of streams and landing Kllo on festival stages as well as Artists-to-Watch lists. Nonetheless, the stretch kept them far from home, isolated and vulnerable, treading through perpetual uncharted territory while yearning for the comforts of the familiar.


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28Kllo plus guests Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Kllo – an electronic pop collaboration between Melbourne cousins Chloe Kaul and Simon Lam – waded in figurative backwater for much of 2016 amid an extensive world tour. These were exciting times; the duo’s Well Worn EP furthered the promise of 2014 EP Cusp, receiving millions of streams and landing Kllo on festival stages as well as Artists-to-Watch lists. Nonetheless, the stretch kept them far from home, isolated and vulnerable, treading through perpetual uncharted territory while yearning for the comforts of the familiar.

As a result, Kllo’s full-length debut depicts inner adjustment to outer change. Songs were written partially on the road and developed back at Lam’s bungalow, a haven that harbours creative spontaneity and catharsis.

“It’s the first time we hadn’t felt like kids anymore,” says Kaul. “We were really able to dive in deeper and bring out a lot more of us into the music.”



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December 2017
2GUNBarrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
5Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes + BasementO2 ABC, Glasgow
16Moulettes plus guests Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
In early 2015, lead singer and songwriter Hannah Miller read a New Scientist article that described how the discovery of a microscopic creature had redefined the perimeters of life as we know it.
The ‘Halicephalobus Mephisto’ Nematode Worm has none of the requirements of other known life forms - able to survive deep underground, without oxygen or sunlight.
The seed was sown for ‘Preternatural’ - an eclectic 11-track opus for the Natural World, and the strange and beautiful creatures in it.

“It made me contemplate how much we still don't know about the planet we live on, and to consider that
moving space between what we do know, and what we can never know; at the frontier of science and
discovery.” says Miller. “The animal kingdom holds such a wealth of beauty, creativity, humour, ingenuity
and artistry. I wanted to celebrate it, to underline its fragility, to hold up a mirror and compare our own
species to others.”

The band, like the creatures they describe, have always been an evolving phenomenon, and each
album has seen a significant leap into new unchartered territory, their unusual music vision
prompting comparisons as disparate as «…the Kronos quartet, Roxy Music, Frank Zappa, Kate
Bush...echoes of early Pink Floyd, Bowie and Radiohead.. Kraftwerk and Björk» (R2 Magazine/Reuters.)

“We identify with bands who present their own kind of eclecticism,” says Oliver Austin. “From Zappa, and Gentle Giant to current bands like Field Music, John Grant, Snarky Puppy, Laura Mvula, My Brightest Diamond, tUnE-yArDs and Tortoise; these were all references for the record.”

It is a beautifully orchestrated ecosystem, experimental in parts but still accessible, fusing rich vocal harmonies, persuasive melodies, big riffs, detailed arrangements and sharp songcraft to make a genre-defying album, which explores the moving space between electronic and acoustic; DIY and big production.

The arrival of newest member Raevennan Husbandes catalysed a rockier mood, her stark and fluid electric guitar playing complementing Miller’s virtuosic cello to forge a muscular, unique sound-blend. Husbandes’ & Miller’s luminous voices deliver characteristic multi-layered harmonies locked in with a towering, thunderous rhythm section (Mortimore / Austin), the band’s synergy and tightness is a testament to their relentless touring schedule; their musical range described by Prog Magazine as “huge, complex and compelling. One of the most thrillingly nimble musical ensembles the UK has produced in decades.»

Incurably ambitious, this is a band that has always put an adventurous approach to Art at the heart of their craft. The front cover best demonstrates Moulettes for what it is: an eclectic, progressive hybrid, a bizarre and bombastic monster.

December 2017 is the concluding chapter of the two-year ‘Preternatural’ tour, and the last chance to see the «breathtaking» live show that has taken the band across Europe from Poland to Malta, and across Canada from Nova Scotia to Victoria Island.

Book early to avoid disappointment. Tickets on sale Friday 10am.



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February 2018
3Highly SuspectThe Garage, Glasgow
Grammy nominated US rockers, Highly Suspect have announced details of their first live plans for 2018. Having blown away the crowd supporting rock heavyweights Kings of Leon and Pixies at BST Hyde Park this July & following the success of their last UK tour which concluded with a raucous sold out show at Camden’s KOKO, the Brooklyn natives have revealed details of their biggest UK tour yet next January & February, including their largest London headline show to date at The Forum.

Highly Suspect recently revealed the video for ‘Little One’, which you can watch here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKcIedFBiVU). ‘Little One’ is the second single from the band’s critically acclaimed sophomore album, ‘The Boy Who Died Wolf’, which debuted at #1 on the Current Alternative Album and #2 Rock Album on the Billboard Charts in the US last November. The moving, euphoric LP showcases a stronger, livelier and more mature sound than their debut, displaying influences from the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Jack White and In Utero-era Nirvana. To date, the album has spent over 30 weeks on the Billboard charts.

‘Little One’ is the follow-up to the band’s breakout hit ‘My Name Is Human’ which spent 9 weeks at #1 on Billboard’s Active Rock Chart, reached Top 15 at Alternative Radio and was nominated for a Grammy in the ‘Best Rock Song’ category among legends like David Bowie, Metallica and Radiohead - the band’s third Grammy nomination in 2 years following two nominations for their debut album ‘Mister Asylum’ in 2016.


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April 2018
16Arcade Fire - On sale on Friday, 28 Jul 2017 at 9:00 AMThe Hydro, Glasgow