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INGLORIOUS + Mercutio – 12th May 21

Inglorious are five young men with a mutual love and respect of the classics of Hard Rock music, big guitar riffs, and soulful vocals. Their influences stem from iconic rock and roll shrine of Rock albums from the 1970s – many years before the band members were born.

2020 sees the band in the studio for Album 4. In the middle of Lockdown, this is an album they are never going to forget, keeping the 6ft rule, they produced an album of pure quality. Recorded in Cardiff with the renowned producer Romesh Gogandoda this album is at another level. The album is due out early 2021.

Tickets on sale from 10am on  Fri 2nd Oct via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania Skiddle or Gigantic.

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AVALANCHE PARTY + Special Guests – 12th April 21

Avalanche Party is feral garage-punk rock & roll from the North Yorkshire Moors. Their sound is intense and immediate, so new yet so familiar, brimming with an urgency that explodes off the stage like the front lines of a war you didn’t even realise was being fought. Every note played through white knuckles, every word spat through gritted teeth.

Formed in 2014, the past few years have seen Avalanche Party tear away from the moors, performing all across the UK, Europe and USA, and finally this year, released their long awaited debut album ‘24 Carat Diamond Trephine.’

In November 2019, Avalanche Party released their debut album ‘24 Carat Diamond Trephine.’ The album received rave reviews and huge radio support, such as BBC Radio 1’s album of the weekend & Next Wave track of the week. Rough Trade worked with the band to produce a limited edition red vinyl version of the album only available through them, culminating in a live performance of the album at Rough Trade East in December 2019.

Hotly tipped by many for big success, the band has had heavy radio support across the board, being championed by BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq & Tom Robinson, Radio 1’s Huw Stephens & Jack Saunders, BBC Introducing, Vic Galloway at BBC Scotland, John Kennedy at Radio X, Edith Bowman at Virgin Radio, Jim Gellatly at Amazing Radio and KEXP’s Kevin Cole & Cheryl Waters plus KCRW’s Jason Kramer in the USA.

Tickets on sale from 10am on  Fri 25th Sept via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania Skiddle or Gigantic.

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CABBAGE + Special Guests – 21st May 21

CABBAGE – AMANITA PANTHERINA TOUR 2021

The album, Amanita Pantherina released Fri 25 September 2020

Ticket links and album pre-orders: www.cabbageband.com

It’s time for the marauding performance punks from the slopes of the Pennines to travel the UK once more, as CABBAGE announce tour dates for May 2021, stomping across stages in belated support of their upcoming, second album, Amanita Pantherina.

Tickets on sale from 9am on  Fri 25th Sept via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania Skiddle or Gigantic.

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THE LOTTERY WINNERS + Special Guests – 15th April

Following the release of their incredible self-titled album earlier this year, The Lottery Winners are returning to The Sugarmill to storm our stage with their epic sound.

This well deserved celebration tour is guaranteed to be just as explosive and uplifting as the tracks on the new 12 song album, electrified with a balance of classic indie influences alongside a modern indie-pop sensibility.

Make sure you’re here at The Sugarmill for the party!

Tickets on sale now via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania Skiddle or Gigantic.

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A CERTAIN RATIO + Special Guests – 6th Nov 21

A Certain Ratio continue to tour, playing, arguably, the best shows of their 40-year career. A Certain Ratio embraced the ethic and culture of the late seventies post-punk explosion, but sounded like nothing else around them and refused to fit in. The band had various members throughout their career, and a core line-up of Jez Kerr, Martin Moscrop and Donald Johnson.
Hailed universally as pioneers of what became known as “punk funk” thanks to the success of ‘Shack Up’ on both sides of the Atlantic, their sound is not easily pigeon holed and their influence can never be understated. The band introduced the avant-garde elements of funk, jazz, electronics, tape loops and technology to the pop song, wrapping it in a post punk aesthetic, adding great clothes and the coolest haircuts.
They have gone on to influence generations of musicians – from LCD Soundsystem, Happy Mondays, Franz Ferdinand, ESG, Factory.
The Guardian’s Dave Simpson paid tribute to the band, once described as “James Brown on acid” in a recent Cult Heroes piece: “Once you start listening to A Certain Ratio, it’s difficult to stop”.

 

Tickets on sale now via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania Skiddle or Gigantic.

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TOM EDWARDS X WE ARE CULLA X THE SUGARMILL

We’re thrilled to announce the next t-shirt in our series of merch collaborating with local artists!

This time Illustrator and Typographer Tom Edwards has designed this amazing front-print tee for us!

Pre-Order is available here.

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THE LATHUMS + Special Guests – 24th April 21 **SOLD OUT**

Britain’s most exciting new band, The Lathums reveal their biggest shows to date, hitting the road in 2021. Having sold out previous hometown shows in 60 seconds, all tickets for upcoming dates are set to go on general sale on Fri 31 July 2020 at 10am.

The emergence of the melodic indie band from Wigan with heart-quickening live intensity, near-spiritual positive energy and literary influences (Essential listening: Fight On – influenced by tales of the French Resistance) has thrilled those waiting patiently for new heroes of emotive guitar music that means everything. An 18-month journey from playing bars to selling out their first headline tour in just one day, signing to Island Records on the way, made for a breathless first chapter. With the plot warming up to the point of overheating, the next, exciting episode gets underway on even bigger stages.

The Lathums’ beg-for-a-ticket live shows have become legendary amongst those ‘in the know’ fans enjoying the ride as it has gathered pace. Delivering pure joy and tall tales, the four talented friends from the overlooked fringes of Greater Manchester netted streaming figures in their millions with a string of independent releases prior to signing their deal with Island. It’s a journey immortalised in their short film; The Memories We Make, with a compilation EP of the same name flying into the UK Album Charts at Number 14 in on release in July.

Tickets on general sale Fri 31st  July at 10am via The Sugarmill, or Music Mania.

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PHOXJAW + Poisonous Birds + Special Guests – 27th Feb

PHOXJAW return to The Sugarmill on 27th Feb.

Debut full-length album ‘Royal Swan’ will be released July 3rd on Hassle Records

Kerrang! – Cataclysmic Riffs

Noizze – The band have nailed a new wave of grunge that feels prominent and fresh at the same time as holding the melancholic and downtuned raw angst

Support from Posionous Birds + Special Guests

Tickets on sale Monday 6th July at 10am via The Sugarmill, or Music Mania.

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The Quireboys + Massive – 30th Jan

Following the announcement of the release of the re-recorded version of A Bit Of What You Fancy – to celebrate its 30th Anniversary – The Quireboys will embark on a special UK TOUR from December 2020 to February 2021.

A 48-hour Planet Rock Ticket Pre-Sale will start on Wednesday 3rd June at 10am from www.planetrocktickets.co.uk. Tickets will then go on general sale on Friday 5th June at 10am from www.thegigcartel.com.

Australian beer drinking rock n roll warriors MASSIVE, who are no strangers to the UK music scene, are returning as tour support for the Quireboys. The band are on the road promoting their 3rd studio album Rebuild Destroy out now through Off Yer Rocka Recordings.

The 13-date tour will kick off at the Bullingdon in Oxford on Thursday 10th December and will include dates in Bristol (11 Dec), Nottingham (13 Dec), Brighton (28 Jan), Birmingham (29 Jan), Leeds (4 Feb), Glasgow (5 Feb), Manchester (12 Feb) and Gateshead (13 Feb).

To mark the 30th Anniversary of A Bit Of What You Fancy, the Quireboys are currently re-recording their iconic debut album with their current Gypsy Rock & Roll sound. Released on Friday 1st July, the album will be available on vinyl and CD both on limited edition runs. The CD will include bonus live tracks.

Pre-order the album at https://offyerrocka.com/product-category/artists/the-quireboys

“A Bit of What You Fancy is where it all began for the Quireboys,” says the band’s frontman Spike. “It was an incredible album that launched our career. However, the way we sound and play now doesn’t do it justice. Henceforth, it has been a pleasure updating it to our modern-day Gypsy Rock & Roll Sound. I’m sure everyone will enjoy this new version in all its glory, marking its 30th Anniversary.”

THE QUIREBOYS – ONLINE

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Tickets on sale Friday 5th June at 10am via The Sugarmill, or Music Mania.

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EVIL SCARECROW + Witch Tripper – 28th Oct 2021

Many uncounted years have passed since the world was consumed in fire and water. Now the lost tribes of humanity drift across the hot dunes, driven to despair and savagery in the battle for survival. But you seek something greater, a higher purpose.

Your quest takes you through the ravaged wastelands of hollowed-out cities, the endless deserts of civilisation’s demise, until at last you come upon a scrap metropolis, rising from the ground like a great metal god. The entrance is guarded by the huge effigy of a crucified Scarecrow, and a cloud of black crows scatters from its up-raised arms, cawing noisily to herald your approach. As you enter the city walls you begin to hear another sound, a tribal rhythm that calls to something deep inside you. You follow as it grows louder and louder.

You find yourself inside a vast amphitheatre. Thousands of people move in unison, their hands raised in horn symbols towards five figures who stand elevated on a dais before them. The gathered crowd are dressed in strange armour made from scavenged parts – here a robot crafted from an air conditioning unit, there a car door turned into a crab carapace. The music is so loud now that it fills your mind, blasting from the great black towers that stand on either side of the stage. As you watch and listen, you find you cannot help but dance, your body driven by an urge as ancient as time itself. You don’t understand what’s happening, but you feel something you haven’t felt for a long time. You’re having… fun…

“… as you’re headbanging to this majestic metal madness, be aware that you might be doing so in the presence of a band who could one day help British metal take over the world again!”

Planet-Loud

“Evil Scarecrow… find themselves on the brink of being a genuinely significant concern on the British scene…”

Dom Lawson, Metal Hammer

“We had the most people in the history of Bloodstock get up early especially to see Evil Scarecrow play! If that isn’t testimonial to how incredible this band is, I don’t know what is! Stunning live band…”

Vicky Hungerford, Bloodstock Open Air

“‘Scream for me Download!’ asks ingeniously monikered Evil Scarecrow (KKKKK) frontman Dr. Rabid Hell. The prop-heavy, self-declared ‘Blue Peter-Metallers’ veer between ‘zero-gravity’ moon-moshing’ and inexplicably getting the overspilling tent to chant ‘eggs’. World domination is only some sticky-backed plastic away”

Kerrang!

Evil Scarecrow’s live show has been captivating, delighting and surprising audiences for many years. From the local pub to the main stage at Bloodstock Festival, it has grown bigger, louder and sillier with each year of success. More than just a metal gig, an Evil Scarecrow show is a performance, a piece of bizarre rock theatre unlike any you’ve seen before.

Famous for their ‘Blue Peter’ props, gregarious characters and catchy metal anthems, the band have gone from strength to strength. As well as regularly touring big venues across the UK, they’ve entertained fans at HRH Road Trip in Ibiza, Wacken Festival in Germany, and Summer Breeze Festival in Bavaria.

Everywhere they play, their cult grows – and their fans are dedicated and enthusiastic. It’s not an Evil Scarecrow crowd without a few cardboard robots, foam crabs and other hilarious homemade props raised aloft. Crowd participation is just as important as what the band does on-stage, and the whole experience is a truly immersive one that will challenge even the most cynical to not join in.

In late 2018 the band released their 4th full-length album, Chapter IV: Antartarctica. This was followed by the Lost in Antartarctica Tour, which played to huge audiences all across the UK.

In 2020 the band will be touring with a new show, playing fan favourites from their full catalogue. In the meantime, rumours of a new album can neither be confirmed nor denied…

Tickets on sale on the 1st May at 10am via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania Skiddle or Gigantic.

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