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THE K’S + Special Guests – 2nd July

 

Welcome to the world of The K’s. If you’re familiar with one of the biggest underground success stories in rock & roll, make yourself at home. If you haven’t encountered their impassioned bangers, catch up: these four young men are a word-of-mouth phenomenon that’s rapidly becoming too huge to ignore.

The K’s have sold out the 1,500-capacity Manchester Ritz and will headline the 2,300-capacity Academy in the city on their next tour. They’ve caused the tent to be closed at Kendal Calling, with hundreds locked out trying to join the 2,000 fans within. Their streams are comfortably in the millions. Not bad for a band who’ve only released four songs on streaming and have swerved the attentions of the mainstream music press.

On the surface, the appeal of The K’s seems simple: embodying the relatable frustrations of everyday Britain and its zero hours economy, yearning for a better life in escapist anthems like epic next single Landmines and breakthrough tune Glass Towns. But if creating timeless thrills really was so simple, other bands would rack up so many streams and routinely sell out tours, thanks to the frenzied fan community the band has nurtured. Their gigs are a guaranteed riot, but that shouldn’t overlook the sophistication that gives The K’s the immediately identifiable blueprint all special bands soon develop. Debut single Sarajevo is one of the few rock & roll songs to namecheck Austro-Hungary, notching up over 1.5 million streams in the process.

It’s clear The K’s are going to keep growing, a cult sensation ready to blossom in the mainstream. It’s an irresistible, irrefutable spirit, welcoming to anyone who wants to escape into a better, more hopeful world. Come on in, just watch out for the landmines.

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

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THE WENDY JAMES BAND (ex Transvision Vamp) + The Kings Pistol + Crying Beauty Queens – 28th Aug

We’re pleased to welcome the iconic WENDY JAMES to The Sugarmill.

She is most recognised as the front-woman of iconic 80s alternative rock band Transvision Vamp, which enjoyed chart success in the late 1980s with a string of hits including Baby I Don’t Care, I Want Your Love and Revolution Baby.

Her sexually charged and rebellious image won her a huge following of devoted fans, including Miley Cyrus who stated she loved James’ look and sound.

Following the band’s split in 1991, James went on to collaborate with a number of music legends including Elvis Costello who wrote a full album’s worth of material for her, which formed her first solo album “Now Ain’t the Time for Your Tears” in 1993.

Her 2nd solo album “The Price of the Ticket” was released in 2016 and her band at the time comprised of rock royalty such as James Williamson (Iggy and the Stooges), Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith) and James Sclavunos (Nick Cave and the Badseeds, Sonic Youth and the Cramps)

A new album will be, available, released just prior to this tour.
Armed with a catalogue of new material, the audacious vamp will be rocking The Sugarmill with a full live band where she will sing a host of old favourites as well as tracks from her latest and previous solo albums.

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

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THE REYTONS + Special Guests – 29th Sept

Scruff of The Neck presents – The Reytons at The Sugarmill.

Tickets on sale now via  Gigantic.

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NEWTON FAULKNER – 28th April ’21 **SOLD OUT**

RESCHEDULED
ORIGINAL TICKETS REMAIN VALID

NEWTON FAULKNER will play a covid secure, intimate but socially distanced show on 28th April.

We currently do not know which Tier we will fall into. We will make a final decision on whether the show goes ahead and with what restrictions depending in what Tier we’re in 2 weeks in advance of the show.

Under current guidelines at the time of going on sale…

If we are in Tier 3, the show will not be permitted to go ahead and we will refund all ticket holders.

If we are in Tier 2 restrictions so we can only have people from the same household, plus one from their support bubble at each table. As this is a ticketed event in a dedicated music venue, we are able to serve alcohol without a substantial meal.

If we are in Tier 1 the rule of six applies and alcohol can be served.

For all Tiers –

Drinks are table service only. ID required for alcohol.
Tables will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
All bubbles must arrive together.
We will require people to provide contact details on entry for Track and Trace and masks must be worn at all times in the venue apart from when seated unless you’re medically exempt.
If you are unwell or exhibiting any potential symptoms, please be considerate of others and do not attend.

Tickets on sale Friday 4th Dec at 10am

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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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DECEMBER SHOWS STATEMENT

Due to us remaining in Tier 3, it’s with a heavy heart that we have to cancel our upcoming shows with Thunder Hammer and Average Joe.
All affected customers will receive an email from the box office offering them a refund.

We’re heartbroken not be hosting any more shows this year, but we look forward to being able to welcome you all back in 2021.

Stay Safe and Merry Christmas!

The Sugarmill Team

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