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DANCING ON TABLES + Special Guests – 18th March 20

Dancing On Tables are a five-piece pop-rock band from Dunfermline, a small town just outside Edinburgh.

Alongside sound-tracking national campaigns for Scottish Water and Schuh x Adidas, the boys’ live game continues to impress. UK tour support of the likes of Cassia have come alongside festivals such as Latitude, The Great Escape and Liverpool Sound City, as well as a number of their own sold-out tour dates across the country.

The band pride themselves on their energetic and engaging live performance, using a variety of influences in curating their sound – think if The 1975 met Blossoms at a Future Islands show.

American chart-topping writers Liz Rose and Seth Ennis are amongst the list of stars involved in new material as Dancing On Tables’ sound continues to evolve. Their infectious blend of UK Indie-Pop, is complimented by the anthemic, story telling influence from across the Atlantic. You can understand why one of Variety Magazine’s “10 Brits to Watch” are ready to make the world dance.

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

THE HARA + Special Guests – 3rd April 20

THE HARA are a high-energy three-piece alt rock/pop band, with a stage presence likened to that of legendary classics Queen, AC/DC and Guns N Roses with an amped up sound taking influences from a wide range of popular artists such as Bring Me the Horizon, Royal Blood, Arctic Monkeys, The 1975, Panic! At The Disco, Lower Than Atlantis, The Hunna, Nothing But Thieves, Muse, Twenty One Pilots and Yungblud which combines Josh’s stunning vocals, Zack’s gritty riffs with Jack’s punchy drum beats.

Although comprising just three live instruments, THE HARA give a full live sound through the use of pads, triggers and stems, emulating thirty instruments whilst on stage.

Show Times:

6pm (Approx) – VIP Doors
7pm – Main Doors
9:10pm – Show ends
9:20pm – 10:30pm – M&G
10:30pm – Show curfew

Ticket prices:
£35 – VIP (includes a M&G session before the show, first to barrier, first to merchandise, mingle with the band, plus your ticket into the show)
£25 – M&G (includes a M&G session after the show, plus your ticket into the show)
£12.50 – Standard (entry only into the show)

Age limit:
14+

Please note: VIP doors are subject to change, we ask that if you a VIP ticket holder you’re at the venue ready for 6pm.

 

Tickets on sale Fri 13th Dec via  The Sugarmill

WORKING MEN’S CLUB + Special Guests – 22nd Feb 20

Madding crowds may have found their bounce to the beat of ‘Bad Blood’s post-punk groove but Working Men’s Club will defy all expectation with their eagerly anticipated follow-up. Forcing backs off the wall and deeper onto the dancefloor, electric stomper ‘Teeth’ possesses enough bite to set pearly whites on edge and induce a wildly ecstatic feeling that’s anything but comfortable.

Capturing moments to write, whether walking through woods, splitting crisp packets open at the local pubs around their northern hometowns or between chapters of reading Hunter S. Thompson and Sylvia Plath, Working Men’s Club put the groove first, unafraid to rear the wise heads on their younger shoulders. Aspiring to the lyrical greats John Cooper Clarke, Lou Reed, Ian Curtis, Glen Campbell and Townes Van Zandt, the band first bonded over back catalogues rather than passing trends.

 Shows with Fat White Family and The Brian Jonestown Massacre, a triumphant appearance at Independent Venue Week and a packed-out Great Escape appearance have paved the way for the band as they hone their rhythm. After ‘Bad Blood’ received early support from Steve Lamacq, demand brought about a third repressing of their debut 7”, and it topped the vinyl charts; giving rise to a band subconsciously making us all slaves to the rave. “We do this because we love it.” says Syd. “But it’s not about us, we’re just faces. Working Men’s Club is about the music, the vibe, and that feeling, forcing you to move. Anyone can join.”

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

THE ACADEMIC + Special Guests – 22nd April 20

Forming in their early teens, The Academic are Craig Fitzgerald, Dean Gavin and brothers Matt and Stephen Murtagh. In late 2014 word started spreading throughout the flatlands of Westmeath, a small county in the middle of Ireland about these 4 young kids who played really fast and short sets that sometimes just fell apart but sometimes was pure magic to witness. No frills just short, sweet and straight to the point.

Ireland’s newest indie-rock sensation have had an incredible 18 months. From playing a ‘Battle of The Bands’ competition at their local school the band have emerged as one of the most exciting live acts on the music scene. With an already impressive live resume which includes a long list of sold out headline shows, appearances at some of Europe’s most high profile festivals as well as opening slots for acts like Twenty One Pilots, The Strokes, Catfish And The Bottlemen, The Academic have also been a firm favourite with the online blogosphere reaching No.3 on Hype Machine, amassed millions of streams online and have also had widespread international radio play including support from BBC Radio 1 in the UK (Annie Mac, Huw Stephens,Phil Taggart).

“Irish band The Academic don’t write songs – they write anthems” – Clash Music

“killer hooks once in your brain, will probably refuse to leave” – DIY Magazine

“The Academic show an anthemic wisdom well beyond their years” Uproxx Magazine

“it’s time to jump on the bandwagon, these guys are going to be big” – Lauren Murphy, The Irish Times

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

IVW 20 – WARMDUSCHER + Psyence + Filth + Lysander – 29th Jan

A little something to get you through the week. There’s enough to go around. Revenge is a dish best served bold. Melt in the mouth disco basslines on a fragrant bed of feedback. Try it with the boom bap tapenade. Here for a good time, not a long time.

 

 

 

“It’s like they took the best vibes of the coolest bands that got right to the edge of the atmosphere of earth in the 60s and went that extra step fifty years later – so God bless Warmduscher”  Iggy Pop

 

“Pure filth”  Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music

 

“A mutant hybrid of Butthole Surfers and Funkadelic”  Noisey

 

“Warmduscher, a Paranoid London side project who sound like a Captain Beefheart LP played at 45RPM”  Loud and Quiet

 

“They really do exist in their own word, and I’m glad that world exists”  Matt Wilkinson, Beats 1

 

“Never boring, never dull, this is a glowing, fire-breathin’, thunder-clappin’ ghost train of a record”  Clash

 

“The best band on the planet”  Marc Riley, BBC 6 Music

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

BLACKWATERS + Special Guests – 5th Feb 2020

Indie punks BLACKWATERS return to The Sugarmill for another raucous headline show.

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

STRANGE BONES + Special Guests – 8th Feb 2020

Strange Bones come from Blackpool, and Blackpool is Strange Bones. A town in Lancashire but a town not ‘part’ of Lancashire. This is a town of total political autonomy, fiercely independent of mind, body and spirit. Not ‘part’ of anything except itself. Strange Bones could come from nowhere else.

In 2014 Bob, Jack and Will Bentham teamed up with lifelong friend Stuart Newburn and formed Strange Bones. Just mates, playing punk rock music together in this most independent of British towns.

First came ‘Sick of it All’ (SOIA) a powerful slab of Blackpool Rock, followed by the anthem ‘God Save The Teen’, which have both had continuous plays and heavy support by Annie Mac, Dan P Carter, Phil Taggart, and Abbie McCarthy on BBC Radio 1, as well as Julie Adenuga on Beats1, Alex Baker on Kerrang Radio, and Ian Camfield on XS Radio.

They are putting loud music out again, it’s worth listening to because it has a purpose. With a sold out ‘Jack Daniels’ residency in Blackpool and festivals appearances at Download UK and France, Live at Leeds, The Great Escape, and Reading And Leeds.

Their mum and dad are proud of them.

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

THE ORIELLES + Special Guests – 27th Feb 2020

The Orielles have announced details of the release of their stunning second album, Disco Volador. Out on Heavenly Recordings on Friday 28th February 2020, it’s the follow up to their much-acclaimed 2018 debut Silver Dollar Moment.

Hailing from Halifax, The Orielles are sisters Sidonie B and Esmé Dee Hand Halford and their best friend Henry Carlyle Wade whom they met at a house party just a few years ago. The then teenagers bonded over their shared love of alternative US bands from the 90s such as Sonic Youth & Pixies as well as pioneering filmmakers including Quentin Tarantino (The Orielles have cited his work in their songs and consider his work a major lyrical and aesthetical influence). Keen proponents of the DIY aesthetic, they learned their instruments on the road through gigging and the band have spent the past few years polishing their sound.

Tickets on sale from 10am 23rd Oct via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania Skiddle or Gigantic.

CHILDCARE + Desert Joons + Luke Lovekin – 13th Dec

South London ‘softcore psych’ band CHILDCARE headline The Sugarmill on Friday 13th Dec.

The band released their debut album “Wabi-Sabi’ back in May this year. “Wabi Sabi” is a term relating to “beauty in imperfection” and the album reflects the band’s journey to better themselves.

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

PINS + Afghan Sand Gang + Special Guests – 5th March 2020

Manchester’s PINS headline The Sugarmill on 5th March 2020.

The group consists of singer/guitarist Faith Vern, guitarist Lois MacDonald and bassist Kyoko Swan. Singer Faith Vern cites bands such as My Bloody Valentine, Jesus and Mary Chain, and Hole as influences.

PINS formed in 2011 when Faith was looking for band mates, decided that she wanted to form an all-female band rather than be the token woman in a mostly male band.

Tickets on sale from 10am 18th  Oct via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania Skiddle or Gigantic.

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