Arcade Fire performing In The Round
The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Monday 16th April 2018
SHOWS
October 2017
21Wasabi Disco: October Love SongSneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
22Manchester Orchestra + Slothrust - SOLD OUTThe 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.

Blending apathetic vocal delivery and sludgy guitars with a sound rooted in punchy blues, grunge revivalists Slothrust breathe newfound life into the angsty sounds of the '90s.


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22Penetration + ReactionBroadcast, 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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24Slowcoaches + Monster Treasure + Tongue TrapBroadcast, 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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25Hotflush on the Road: Scuba + Or:laSneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Hotflush on the road 2017 sees label head Scuba play with Hotflush labelmates in around the UK.



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25Crazy Town + LOKA + Monkey PuzzleBroadcast, Glasgow
When the new millennium arrived the music industry was in the midst of a new music revolution. The free delivery via shared files online created a new “outlaw” brand, that would prove instrumental in the way music would be not just delivered but created. One of the breakout bands to not just embrace but help shift the tectonic plates of the music industry was Crazy Town. As one of the first hybrid brands, they brought a new ball into the game. Equal parts urban and suburban, Chevrolet and Bentley, they rolled onto the music scene with a slow build that erupted when a “Butterfly” entered the room. The two founding members, Seth Binzer and Bret Mazur were introduced to each other by Will I Am of the Black Eye Peas. Binzer brought in his longtime friend DJ AM and Crazytown was born.

The band was all the buzz in the industry, the talk of LA. Crazytown-mania created a classic Hollywood record label bidding war in which Columbia Records ultimately won. It was the Columbia/Sony worldwide reach which appealed the most to Crazytown and that reach had them touring the world and eventually garnered them a number 1 record in more than 15 countries, and selling more than 6 million copies of their first album, The Gift of Game. The success of their worldwide smash hit Butterfly in 2001 was inescapable and reached iconic status


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27Ibibio Sound Machine + Pierre KwendersStereo, Glasgow
27Lionoil: Andy Blake & Percy MainSneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
28Ghostpoet + EERA *SOLD OUT*Stereo, 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
30Jacques Greene Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Back again, one of the DJ producers who is closest to our heart.

Jacques Greene is the enigmatic, young artist who broke out of a generation of independent electronic labels Uno, 3024, Night Slugs and LuckyMe as a genre-defining producer and DJ (via 2011’s ’Another Girl’ – one of Pitchfork’s Songs of the Decade, 2013 favourite ’On Your Side’ ft. How To Dress Well and 2016’s club anthem ’You Can’t Deny’). Jacques Greene crafted a musical blueprint that inspired a generation who were raised at the intersection of contemporary music in the 90s: hip hop, RnB, house and techno.

At its heart, ‘Feel Infinite’ is a record about the utopian idea of club culture - music about the club, as well as for the club in and of itself. Written over the course of two years, this debut album is the purest, most personal expression of the Jacques Greene sound created by the born and raised Montrealer, renowned for collaborating and remixing Tinashe, Radiohead, Sampha and Shlohmo. Present on the record are Jacques Greene RnB vocal chops that he popularised in new club music - but here he returns to their original purpose: his own reference to Masters Of Work. Where they drew from their primary influence in disco, JG draws upon his own formative chart music.

This is a DJ show.



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31!!! (Chk Chk Chk) + Sink Ya TeethStereo, 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 Jesus + Devon Welsh Saint Lukes , Glasgow
November 2017
1Liars + Happy MealsThe Art School, Glasgow
“When I first started working on
this record, I was trying to explore the idea of being isolated,” says Angus Andrew, before falling silent for a few seconds. “Sorry,” he begins again, “I lost my train of thought there. I was looking at a kangaroo through the window.”

Angus is calling from a remote spot near Sydney, Australia – “In the super-bush, offshore,” he says. “I live in a National Park. There are no cars, it’s all rainwater and septic tanks.” Compared to the locations where previous Liars albums have been recorded – Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Berlin, bustling metropolises all – Angus’ current base of operations marks something of a left-turn. But, then, so does TFCF, (which stands for Theme From Crying Fountain), Liars’ eighth and latest full-length.


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2Com Truise + Wuh OhStereo, 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 Genius + Julianna Barwick The 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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2Robbi McFauldsNice N Sleazy, Glasgow
3PenetrationThe Mash House, Edinburgh
3Goat Girl + Jerkurb + Edinburgh LeisureBroadcast, Glasgow
3Harri & Domenic 30 Years Of Sub ClubSneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
4Hectors 90s Rave with DJ BrainstormSneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
5Avey Tare - *Cancelled, sorry!*Broadcast, 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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7Kagoule + Catholic ActionBroadcast, Glasgow
For Fans of: Jawbox, Lungfish, Unwound, other bands that scraped at their angst with jagged guitars and body-confusing post-punk charge.

Why You Should Pay Attention: The teenage trio from Nottingham, England had a bit of a coming-out party at this year’s Glastonbury festival, where they made good on U.K. hype built on their artfully retro sound and an ebulliently downcast live show. The band will be releasing their debut full-length soon and, if their great 2014 single “It Knows It” b/w “Adjust the Way” is any indication, it should be a fun little bummer of a record.”


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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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8Bloody Knees + Heavy Rapids + Why No? (Free Entry)Broadcast, Glasgow
Bloody Knees are back!

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


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8Wasabi Disco: Midland and Prosumer All NightSneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Two good friends of the club together for one night and the best club night there is.

SOLD OUT but there will be 20 tickets on the door.


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9The War On Drugs + The Barr Brothers - SOLD OUT Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
10Milky Chance + Fil Bo RivaO2 Academy, Glasgow
10The War On Drugs + The Barr Brothers - 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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12Childcare plus guests Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
London four-piece CHILDCARE's three and a half minute song 'Kiss?' is thrilling alt-pop, as sharp and singular sonically as its irreverent subject matter would demand. Kicking on over a rotating vocal/guitar hook and powered by crisp, rhythmic new wave. The subject matter finds CHILDCARE mainman Ed confronting the nature of regret and shame, as engendered by a very British social interaction.

After releasing their killer single 'Film Club' the opportunity to support Bastille on their nationwide tour came up hot of the heels. 'Film Club' was the first teaser of the their new EP (Lost in the Manor Records) that also features 'Kiss?' and 'Omega Grey' earning extensive radio play representing an emphatic statement sure to cement the adoration of all those newly turned on to the London quartet courtesy of that tour.



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14Ride + Ulrika SpacekThe Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
14Night Music : Slugabed LiveSneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Slugabed is Gregory Feldwick, who runs the Activia Benz label and has released records for Ninja Tune and Planet Mu (OFFICIAL). His latest, Inherit The Earth, marks his debut for the weirdo hip-hop and electronica enclave Anticon. It’s an apocalyptic collection — one that begins in earnest with “Stupid Earth” and ends with “Earth Is Gone Sorry” — but there’s so much beauty in Feldwick’s visions of decay.

He’s at a unique confluence of music scenes: he DJ’s at Berghain, remixed Roots Manuva’s ‘Witness (1 Hope)’, established the wonky end of dance music nearly a decade ago with the Donky Pitch crew in Brighton, and has accumulated praise over the years from a wide range of respected DJs including Mary Anne Hobbs, Mark Pritchard, Benji B, Laurent Garnier and Surgeon as well as Tom Ravenscroft and Huw Stevens on BBC Radio 1.

Basically everyone across techno and bass has nothing but the highest praise for him.

Hosting this LIVE show is a real coup, we are truly honoured to be hosting such a talented artist. On his new album ‘Inherit The Earth’ he makes bass music of a sort, but it’s part jazz odyssey, part hip-hop beat tape, part future-pop deconstruction, part Part John Carpenter soundtrack, part post-rock adventure. Once again, he’s miles out there, mystical, astral, and yet still making music that works on the dancefloor.

Night Music is our series of late live shows with a midnight curfew. Past guests have included Machinedrum, Daedalus, Com Truise, Tiger & Woods, Auntie Flo and Koreless.



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15GurrBroadcast, Glasgow
Gurr is a garagepop band from Berlin that sounds like a trashy 60s girl group meshed with poppy vocals in two voices and a flavor of eeriness dug out from the deep darkness that is the Berlin rocknroll bar’s restroom at 5 am.


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16Milburn + Neon WaltzO2 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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16Kane StrangBroadcast, Glasgow
Kane Strang’s sensibilities for songwriting err toward the peculiar, being enhanced rather than restricted by a lo-fi psych-pop sound. Strang’s path toward a melody is always surprising, and he never misses a beat delivering his wryly deadpan lines bemoaning lost love and . “Strang has a gift for pulling diamonds from the rough”, said a recent Pitchfork review, “[his] songs have a way of making modest acts seem heroic.”


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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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18The MoonlandingzSWG3, Glasgow
Referring to themselves as an 'outsider ouija psych pop super group, The Moonlandingz have gradually evolved into one of the most mind-expanding live experiences around, a thrilling fusion of power drill punk and brown acid psych. Made up of members of Fat White Family and The The Eccentronic Research Council, the band return to Glasgow after a stellar sell out show at Stereo earlier this year.


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18FinkSaint Lukes , Glasgow
Fink, aka Fin Greenall, is probably one of the most underrated singer-songwriters. An artist who makes no compromises and shows an incredible stage presence. Fink and his bandmates Tim Thornton (drums) and Guy Whittaker (bass) have proven this a hundred times. In November, they come to Glasgow, and with the newly released new album on which he is working, he will once again provide full houses.


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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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20The Movielife + WallflowerG2, Glasgow
22AUTOBAHN + Mothers LoveBroadcast, Glasgow
Forming in Leeds in early 2013, Autobahn blew audiences away with one of the most intense and visceral live shows in recent years. Encapsulating the landscape of their Yorkshire home, their sound soars from the harsh post-industrial concrete of the city right through to the endless Pennine expanses on its periphery. Following the release of two self-titled EPs, Autobahn released their debut album, Dissemble, on August 2015 via Tough Love. The band built their own studio in Leeds to record their second album 'The Moral Crossing' which will be released on November 3rd. 2017.


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23Sundays & Cybele (Japan) + Mike GeistBroadcast, Glasgow
Sundays & Cybele シベールの日曜日
(Guruguru Brain Records & Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records)
Sundays & Cybele are a four piece psychedelic band formed in Hokkaido, Japan in 2004. Their name is taken from the notorious French movie. Tsubouchi is the main guy who writes all the music derived from 60’s/70’s Japanese psych rock.

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


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23Autobahn plus guests Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
We first caught Autobahn here as support to Eagulls where the audience reaction was unnervingly strong to the warm up band. Their towering take on motorik goth is equal parts energising and dumbfounding, and with their new album ‘The Moral Crossing’ they have really let loose, with tornados of percussion blasting through walls of guitar noise, their course stayed by Craig Johnson’s Curtis-like howl.

“The melancholic aspect of our music is often offset by an aggressive dissonance, but to me there’s also a romantic side to what we do, which isn’t always clear because of the 100mph drive of the band. That’s what we are exploring with this new album. “



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24Brix and the ExtricatedStereo, Glasgow
25John MausCCA, Glasgow
John Maus lives in his birthplace of Austin, Minnesota. Whilst working towards his PhD in Political Science he also composes music that taps into melancholic fantasy and affirms that we are all truly alive. Questing synthesisers, tensely strung bass lines and chasing drum machines provide the perfect backdrop for John's deeply resonant reverb-drenched vocal.

Born in the decade of synth pop and sharing his birthday with George Frideric Handel, John started making music when Nirvana posters went up on every teenager's wall. It's this curious conflux of influences that partially helps to describe John's music. It's a world where the Germs jam with Jerry Goldsmith, Cabaret Voltaire relocate to Eternia and Josquin des Prez writes a new score for RoboCop. The confrontation of punk, the fleeting poignancy of 80s movie soundtracks, the insistent pulse of Moroder and the spirituality of Medieval and Baroque music all find salvation in John Maus.

After a spell working alongside Ariel Pink and Gary War in Haunted Graffiti, 2006 saw the release of John's debut album proper through Upset The Rhythm.


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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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29DMA'sMotherwell Concert Hall, Motherwell
DMA’S (dee-em-ayes) is Johnny Took, Matt Mason and Tommy O’Dell – three friends who came together making nostalgic garage pop in a bedroom in Newtown, Australia.

Since the release of their brilliant debut album 'Hills End', DMA’S have not stopped for a second. From playing the coveted secret slot at Glastonbury, to smashing it on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, to having ‘Delete’ added to BBC Radio 1 A Rotation – the band have certainly shown the world just what all the fuss is about!

DMA’S have been selling out shows across four continents, and playing on the bills of the world’s biggest festivals including Coachella, Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, Reading & Leeds, Splendour In The Grass, Laneway, Bonnaroo, Osheaga to name but a few.

“…the euphoria they evoke at this packed show is undeniably special.” – NME


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December 2017
2GUN + Mason Hill + Dirty ThrillsBarrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
3The Mystery Lights + Sleaze,
4Liam Gallagher - SOLD OUTThe Hydro, Glasgow
5Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes + Basement + Ecca VandalO2 ABC, Glasgow
5Rocket From The CryptClassic Grand, Glasgow
10Dinosaur Jr + Spinning Coin - SOLD OUTThe Art School, Glasgow
We are delighted to announce that Dinosaur Jr will play two very special intimate shows at The Art School, Glasgow on Sunday 10th and Monday 11th December.

Plus special guests Spinning Coin.


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11Dinosaur Jr + Spinning Coin - SOLD OUTThe Art School, Glasgow
We are delighted to announce that Dinosaur Jr will play two very special intimate shows at The Art School, Glasgow on Sunday 10th and Monday 11th December.

Plus special guests Spinning Coin.


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14Rascalton + Dead PrettiesCafe Drummond, Aberdeen
15King Krule - SOLD OUTSWG3, Glasgow
King Krule has shared a video for “Czech One,” the first new music to surface from Archy Marshall’s acclaimed project since 2013. Directed by Frank Lebon, the video features Archy alone in his thoughts but surrounded by hundreds of strangers on a red-eye flight -- as he contemplates his past, present and future. The visuals are a Noir-esque reverie, echoing the song’s atmospheric-downtempo-lounge-jazz-dream-state, where Archy muses, “To when and where the stars were formed, that glance upon this night / lightyears to sit upon and paint us as we lie.”

“Czech One” will be available as the A-Side to a limited edition 7” coming out September 13th on True Panther Sounds/XL Recordings.

Following high profile festival slots this summer at Primavera and FYF, King Krule has announced a worldwide headline tour in the autumn, with a huge show at Glasgow's SWG3.

On general sale Friday 25th August at 10am.


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15Rascalton + Dead PrettiesThe Mash House, Edinburgh
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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22Honeyblood present 'Have Yourself a Honeyblood Christmas' with The Spook School + Man of Moon + The Ninth WaveO2 ABC, Glasgow
28The Complete Stone RosesBeat Generator, Dundee
29The Complete Stone RosesThe Lemon Tree, Aberdeen
30The Complete Stone Roses + Kings of Lyon + The Trend - *Please note change of date, all original tickets valid*Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
*** Rescheduled from Saturday 25th November ***

All original tickets remain valid


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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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11Peach PitBroadcast, Glasgow
March 2018
31The FratellisBarrowland Ballroom, Glasgow
April 2018
16Arcade Fire - performing In The Round The Hydro, Glasgow
Following an acclaimed run of shows in the UK and Europe this summer, Arcade Fire have announced a headline tour for Spring 2018, which will see "one of the most popular and essential bands of the century" (NME) play dates in Birmingham, Manchester, London, Glasgow and Dublin.

The live show will feature songs from the band's forthcoming album 'Everything Now', due out on 28th July, featuring the title track as well as the likes of 'Creature Comfort' and 'Signs of Life'.


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24Noel Gallagher's High Flying BirdsThe Hydro, Glasgow
25Noel Gallagher's High Flying BirdsAberdeen BHGE Arena, Aberdeen
May 2018
22Clap Your Hands Say YeahThe Caves, Edinburgh