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CANCER BATS + Bleed From Within + Underside – 29th Jan

The mighty CANCER BATS return to The Sugarmill on 29thJan 2019.

The Canadian metallers have graced our stage on numerous occasions in the past, and anyone who has seen them live before can attest that they are one of the best live bands in the scene.

Tickets on sale Fri 9th Nov at 10am now via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania Skiddle or Gigantic.

DREADZONE – 5th April

DREADZONE are back at the Sugarmill on 5thApril.

One of the most energetic, exciting and powerful live bands to emerge from the post-rave scene, Dreadzone have steadily been releasing albums and progressively bettering, refining and perfecting their own unique and inimitable take on dub since their inception in 1993. Still going strong after 25 years in the game they have also long been and still are, one of the best live bands around.

In 2018, Dreadzone move forward as a 5 piece, after parting ways with their guitarist after 10 years, and are focusing more on the electronic and dub elements of their stage show – a sound they developed in earlier years of Dreadzone. Their old skool dread sound comes bubbling to the surface on new album ‘Dread Times’ which digs deep into their dub and reggae roots whilst still keeping the beats fresh and the textures electronic.

Dread Times is the band’s 8th studio album and the 3rdrelease on their own Dubwiser label.The album stormed into the Top 40 UK Official Album Charts on release in 2017 – the first time the band have charted in over 20 years. The album also made the Top 10 in the Indie and Dance Charts.

Tickets on sale Fri 26th Oct at 10am now via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania Skiddle or Gigantic.

THE VRYLL SOCIETY + Special Guests – 9th Feb

THE VRYLL SOCIETY are back here on 9th Feb.

Locked away in their subterranean rehearsal space for more than a year, The Vryll Society have been creating a complex body of work, to stimulate both the soul and mind. Long days of liquid jams and crafted song writing, laced with touches of Funkadelic, Aphrodites Child and Krautrock has seen a rich ocean of sound come to the surface.

Released on August 10th, ‘Course Of The Satellite’ is a space rock journey into uncharted realms, a tripped out but tuned in recitation.

Tickets on sale Fri 26th Oct at 10am now via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania or Gigantic.

OCTOBER DRIFT + Special Guests – 29th Nov

OCTOBER DRIFT headline The Sugarmill on 29thNov.
Since their inception, Taunton four-piece October Drift’s irresistible
combination of feedback and harmonies has been building a growing
fanbase throughout the country.
Multiple tours up and down the UK, along with growing online coverage
around their sparse but eloquent releases has seen the band become a
major success story on the independent circuit.
With shows at BBC6 Music Festival, Great Escape, Reading & Leed
Festival, and a slot on The John Peel Stage at Glastonbury Festival as well
as a European tour supporting Editors already under their belts and a cult
fanbase spreading the word, the immediate future is bright
October Drift will be releasing their next single, ‘Come And Find Me’on 26
October 2018 in collaboration with indie stalwarts, Fierce Panda.

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

DYLAN CARTLIDGE + Release + Special Guests – 8th Dec

DYLAN CARTLIDGE is back at The Sugarmill on 8thDec.

22-year-old Dylan is a multi-talented singer, rapper and instrumentalist independently writing music that sounds more like it was created on the east side of Atlanta rather than in a small town near Middlesbrough.
Dylan grew up in Stoke but at fourteen, he moved to Redcar – a small, predominantly white working class town known only for its mothballed Steel Works and race course. With nothing going on there, Dylan sought solace in making music. Dylan is already being championed by Annie Mac; Huw Stevens on Radio 1 and Matt Wilkinson and Julie Adenuga at Beats 1 and was described by the NME as “Like Miguel meets the Black Keys”

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

NO HOT ASHES + Souza + Fears. – 31st Oct

NO HOT ASHES are coming to The Sugarmill this Halloween.

No Hot Ashes are a four-piece band from Stockport /Manchester and branded post-pop-funk.

A band conceived through a love of 70s & 80s Disco & Funk they bring a contemporary twist on the genres with a seriously tight rhythm section, infectious funky guitar riffs and gritty, raw vocals with lyrics about love, heartache, getting pissed and politics. Their sound is fresh and exciting and certainly sets them apart from an over-saturated market.

Recent Single releases “Eight Till Late” & “Skint Kids Disco” (title track from upcoming “Skint Kids Disco EP” due for release 30th March) has seen high praise on social media and both have had repeat airplay on Radio X / BBC Introducing / 6Music.

They have amassed over 1 Million streams on Spotify and have supported bands such as Spring King, Blossoms, The Amazons & Prides on their UK Tours. Alongside this they have been booked for major festivals such as Reading Festival, Kendal Calling, Y Not Festival, Neighbourhood Festival & Tramlines.

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

HAYSEED DIXIE + Special Guests – 7th March

Hayseed Dixie began one innocent Summer day in 2000 when John Wheeler and Mike Daly drank roughly enough whiskey to float a battleship from the Florida Coast over to Portugal and back and decided to play around in John’s studio.

East Nashville, Tennessee in the Summer of 2000 was a proper Bohemian party place, and a few friends stopped by, drank some of John’s whiskey, and played and sang on this recording here and there, as was the custom of the times. And ten AC/DC songs were suddenly reimagined and recorded forever anew, entirely reinvented as Appalachian Mountain hillbilly rave-ups. Everyone danced (oh how they danced!) around the studio room and out onto the porch and drank more whiskey. (You should have been there. Really. You should have.)

Hayseed Dixie have evolved into a proper force, one that most people either love, hate, or have never heard of. There isn’t really any middle ground, nor should there be. But fifteen albums – consisting of both original material and reinterpretations of previously rendered songs – and global physical sales in excess of half a million copies, with over 1,200 live shows in 31 different countries testify: Hayseed Dixie are the undisputed creators of the musical genre, Rockgrass. There are many copycats, converts, and disciples out there. Accept no imitations.

Tickets go on sale 10am Weds 3rd Oct via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania or Gigantic.

THER LANCASHIRE HOTPOTS + Stu Penders & Spladoosh – 13th April

Get ready for music and laughs galore with The Lancashire Hotpots.


Since exploding onto the scene in 2007, The Lancashire Hotpots have become a Nationwide sensation touring with Paddy McGuinness, playing Glastonbury Festival twice as well as playing sessions for BBC Radio 6 Music.  With a cavalcade of some of daftest and catchiest songs imaginable (Chippy Tea, I Fear Ikea and Shopmobility Scooter to name but a few) the lads have gained a well-earned reputation for being the biggest party starters on the circuit.

Expect a night full of raucous comedy songs, congas, and mad-cap singalonga fun!

“Every home should have a Lancashire Hotpots record” Steve Lamacq, BBC 6 Music
“Go and watch them, they’re hilarious” Shaun Keaveny, BBC Radio 6 Music
“what Snow Patrol would sound like fronted by the bloke from Scrappers” The Guardian
“St Helens’ finest…they’ll bring a smile to your face” Chris Hawkins, BBC 6 Music
“You simply cannot fail to smile, or howl…Just brilliant.” Skiddle.com

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

STONE BROKEN + Those Damn Crows + Special Guests – 13th Feb

Formed in 2013, Stone Broken are guitarist Chris Davis, bassist Kieron Conroy and Robyn Haycock on drums – the four of them determined and willing to make sacrifices in pursuit of their dreams.

The group’s first declaration of intent came with 2014’s self-financed, self-released EP, The Crow Flies, a calling card largely intended to secure local gigs. But it was the release, in January 2016, of debut album All In Time which truly amplified the word-of-mouth buzz around the band from a whisper to a scream. With Kerrang! Radio and Planet Rock picking up on storming opening track ‘Not Your Enemy’, the anthemic ‘Let Me Go’ and ‘Stay All Night’, plus the bruised and beautiful ‘Wait For You’, an ever-expanding audience was alerted to the fact that here was an emerging British outfit with the riffs, the choruses and songwriting smarts to make its mark on the global stage.

In early 2017, following a lengthy European tour, the musicians entered Long Wave Recording Studios in Cardiff to work once again with All In Time producer Romesh Dodangoda (Motörhead, Bring Me The Horizon,Twin Atlantic) on their second album. The result, the 11 track Ain’t Always Easy, is compelling proof that the Walsall quartet are ready to stand toe-to-toe with the biggest names on the contemporary hard rock scene.

Tickets go on sale 10am Fri 21st Sept via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania or Gigantic.

THE MAGIC GANG + The Orielles + Sports Team – 4th Oct

**VENUE CHANGE. ORIGINAL TICKETS STILL VALID**

We welcome THE MAGIC GANG back to The Sugarmill on 4th Oct.

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

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