The XX + Special Guest Perfume Genuis
Tuesday 29th & Wednesday 30th August
Glasgow SWG3 Galvanizers Yard
SHOWS
May 2017
28Julie Byrne + Jim Ghedi + Duncan Marquis (The Phantom Band)CCA, Glasgow
28Nothing But Thieves + Airways + CortesLa Belle Angele, Edinburgh
29CoastsThe Bongo Club, Edinburgh
29Royal Trux + Purling HissThe Art School, Glasgow
29Trudy and the RomanceBroadcast, Glasgow
30The Growlers - SOLD OUTSaint Lukes , Glasgow
30Heaters, Joshua Gray, Mad GeraldSneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
One of the best live bands we hosted in 2016 are back with a new record.

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



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31The CourtneysBroadcast, Glasgow
June 2017
1Nicolas Jaar (Live)Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
1Marnie CANCELLEDThe Poetry Club, Glasgow
Regrettably Marnie's show at SWG3 Poetry Club on 1st June has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, there are no current plans for this show to be rescheduled.

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1Cherry GlazerBroadcast, Glasgow
2Minus the Bear & Joan of ArcStereo, Glasgow
2The Blind ShakeBroadcast, Glasgow
3ONRA (Live) - Resched from 23 MarchBroadcast, Glasgow
3PixxBroadcast, Glasgow
3Firecracker Recordings 'Heal Yourself & Move' #9 with Whodamanny, House Of TrapsSneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
In an era when dance music gets weird as hell, Whodamanny, AKA Raffaele Arcella, still cuts an odd figure. The Neapolitan is a key player in the Early Sounds Recordings collective and one of the founders of the Periodica Records. He’s also half of The Normalmen and one third of The Mystic Jungle Tribe. He’s spent a great deal of time experimenting with phase distortion synthesizers made by Casio and on several kinds of toy keyboards creating a really weird fusion between cosmic sounds, proto-house, jazz-funk and electronica. The results can be heard best on 2016’s Cosmic Morphology album on Periodica and on his Primaria Industria opus our own Unthank label.




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6TychoSWG3, Glasgow
6Guadalupe Plata, Lonesome ShackSneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
“Our name comes from our hometown’s patron, the Virgin of Guadalupe —she protects us as we play the devil’s music,” say the members of Guadalupe Plata, with not a little bit of hopefulness.

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

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

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


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7GnoomesBroadcast, Glasgow
7Joe Goddard at WitnessSneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Him from Hot Chip and The 2 Bears, DJing all night long.

A brilliant, brilliant DJ, a king of good time positive vibes across genres, we’ve waited years to host Joe. Who else could have released records on DFA, Moshi Moshi and Domino? He’s the definition of indie-dance done right, and an inspiration for a generation of party-starters.

A leading member of indie/soul/dance group Hot Chip, half of fun-loving house duo 2 Bears, head of his own forward-thinking label Greco Roman (first home to Disclosure amongst others), and a successful solo producer and remix artist in his own right, with a cracking new album ‘Electric Lines’ just out, a great follow up to past singles ‘Gabriel’ and ‘Taking Over’.



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8Agnes ObelO2 ABC, Glasgow
8WHY? + Tall Tall TreesCCA, Glasgow
8WeirdsBroadcast, Glasgow
8Arcade Fire - SOLD OUTEdinburgh Corn Exchange, Edinburgh
9Feast's 5th Birthday - Noah Noah, Posable Action FiguresSneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Feastival is Feast's annual 'blog party' celebrating their fifth birthday. They like lots of new music, especially from Edinburgh and write about some of the most exciting music being created across the city. For this year's birthday party they are showcasing two bands who have great sound.

NOAHNOAH presents a unique look at indie/electro/pop/rock and keep you engaged with close harmony and tight, driving synth. The band have been working tirelessly to bring this exciting new sound to the masses. Taking influence from major and local bands – such as Chrvches, Fatherson, Prides, Biffy Clyro and The Killers – They will be launching their new single.

Posable Action Figures have already picked up airplay on Radio 1 for their recent single 'Cut', been tipped as one of, Vic Galloway of BBC Radio Scotland's bands to watch in 2017 as well as being invited to start the year with a performance on STV. With a self-titled debut E.P. under their belt that was described as "marvellous" by The Scotsman and "Something a little bit special… an EP of the highest quality" by Netsounds, Posable Action Figures have developed a reputation for catchy punchy tunes paired with an explosive live show. Regular air play through 2016 and a jam packed gig schedule helped the band build an enthusiastic fan base.



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

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


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10Liam Gallagher - SOLD OUTBarrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
An era-defining voice and the frontman of his generation, Liam Gallagher kicks off a new stage in his career with the announcement of his debut solo tour. The tour visits Scotland on June 11, with a show at the legendary Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom. The tour also features a homecoming show at Manchester’s O2 Ritz – all profits from which will be donated to the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, organised by Manchester City Council in partnership with the British Red Cross.


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11Mannequin PussyBroadcast, Glasgow
12Thurston Moore GroupSaint Lukes , Glasgow
14Witness presents LuckyMe: Suicideyear, Mike Slott, The BlessingsSneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Together for one night: two generations of LuckyMe affiliated artists who each took hip hop apart and put it back together in weird and startling new shapes: ethereal yet percussive productions that are leave you both clear-eyed and woozy.

Mike Slott is a founding member of LuckyMe, now living in New York City, and one of the first artists to release on the label in a run that went Hudson Mohawke / Mike Slott / Machinedrum / Lunice / Jacques Greene.

Suicideyear, who’s released on Brodinski’s 'Bromance' label and OneohTrix Point Never’s 'Software' has produced for Yung Lean and became popular through tear-stained edits of tracks by Danny Brown, Three Six Mafia, The Pack & Main Attrakionz.



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15The BatsBroadcast, Glasgow
16The PeacersBroadcast, Glasgow
Introducing The Peacers "Introducing the Crimsmen"! Tunes rock forth from a jukebox with a crack in the glass, with channels leaking / kaleidoscopic aspects of low-fi life, all bubblegum boiled in pot, scripted up with stinging street smart, zoloftnagenic reverie and a wink and a chill grin.


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17Static Union plus guests FotzepoliticSneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Static Union are a four piece alt rock band from Glasgow’s South Side. Their sound is influenced by their love of The National, Arcade Fire, Radiohead, The Smiths, and Joy Division. This is their first time in Edinburgh. Their third single ‘Finally’ is released online on 12 May.



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21The Red PaintingsBroadcast, Glasgow
23Fat Goth, Hagana, Fatalists Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Hailing from Dundee the three piece rock band Fat Goth have risen from underdogs to fan favourites for rock enthusiasts who want proper meaty, ball hair rising rock from “three chums with a shared enthusiasm for interesting and entertaining rock music". They have been on Kerrang's legendary Pandora strip twice and featured in the magazine and to add to this have had stellar reviews from Rock Sound, Q, Metal Hammer, The Skinny and Drowned in Sound that are amongst those who’ve highlighted the band’s humorous, brazen style. This attention and praise led them to be nominated for a Scottish Alternative Music Award in 2013 and 2014.

Coming back after a break from the heady heights of fame and (mis)fortune their new album 'Enorm!' came out last month which has seen the band turn away from the tongue-n-cheek, don't care attitude that brought fans heavy rock music with sinister humour. Now Fat Goth's ire has turned towards the political and social mess we currently all find ourselves in. “We live in a world where sociopolitical discourse, injustice and prejudices are rife and appear to increase on a daily basis, resulting in such dire circumstances becoming ‘the norm’ and subsequent headlines being met with continual indifference and fatigue,” frontman Stewart states. They get this anger and frustration into 30 minutes of fast-paced, powerful and dynamic rock.


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23Show Me The BodyBroadcast, Glasgow
27JosephSaint Lukes , Glasgow
29Mike Servito at JuiceSneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
The Bunker New York - Ghostly - Brooklyn

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

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


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

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

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

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


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6Football, etcBroadcast, Glasgow
16Sunn O)))SWG3, Glasgow
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
21TricotBroadcast, Glasgow
22Conor Oberst + Big ThiefO2 ABC, Glasgow
28Parquet Courts + Ultimate PaintingThe Art School, Glasgow
28Ryley WalkerStereo, Glasgow
29The xx + Perfume GeniusSWG3 Galvanizers Yard,
30The xx + Perfume Genius SWG3 Galvanizers Yard,
September 2017
1Electric Fields 2017: Frightened Rabbit + The Jesus and Mary Chain + Band of Horses + Dizzee Rascal & many moreDrumlanrig Castle,
4Scott Hirsch & Michael ChapmanBroadcast, Glasgow
8Chastiy BeltBroadcast, Glasgow
9Girlpool + Ian SweetStereo, Glasgow
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 AdamsUsher 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 plus guests Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Glaswegian 3 peice indie/rock band Baby Strange present razor sharp records with energy and drive, brutal guitars, sinister bass and drench it with excellent vocals that produce a ground between punk and pop. Yet the sound and style of records such as Pleasure City, California Sun and VVV reference the 70's music era creating a distorted surf feel and 70's rock-glamour generating impressive and unique tracks.


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17BABY STRANGEPJ Molloys, 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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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 HinsonBroadcast, 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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25The Black AngelsSWG3 TV Studio, Glasgow
October 2017
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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6PeanessSneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
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 - On sale on Thursday, 11 May 2017 at 10:00 AMThe 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
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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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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