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BEANS ON TOAST + Special Guests – 19th Dec

Climate emergency? Boris as PM? Rail-melting heat waves? A No Deal Brexit?

Beans’ new album could only ever be called one thing:
‘The Inevitable Train Wreck’.

For now he’s holding his cards quite close to his chest, but he’s promised “a rock’n’roll album about our dying planet”

The new release from the Essex Folk hero will find him searching for hope and change in what may be Earth’s darkest hour.

On-track for a 25 date tour across the nation this Winter, catch him playing songs from ‘The Inevitable Train Wreck’ and his huge, well loved back catalogue.

The Inevitable Train Wreck’ will be released on 1st December 2019.


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

OCTOBER DRIFT + Special Guests – 14th Oct

 

‘Selling out some of the best small venues in Britain thanks to a flourishing reputation for live shows’ – The Independent

‘Sugar coated power-rock’ – Q Magazine

‘Bellowing bluster of guitars and thumping instrumentation that should act as a vehement and fully-charged bridge in to wherever they might head next’ – Gold Flake Paint

When October Drift appeared at the start of 2015 with their beefy yet melodic sound, they had the confidence to win over audiences.

October Drift’s debut album, details of which will be revealed soon, is a cathartic collection of tracks encompassing themes of loneliness, fear and ultimate positivity, and builds on the solid foundation that they have built over years of touring and writing to cement themselves as an important and powerful new presence.

One of the most electrifying, charismatic and formidable live acts of the past two years – with appearances at festivals including Glastonbury’s John Peel stage, Reading & Leeds and The Great Escape, as well as a major European tour with Editors in 2018 and a slot at Liverpool’s Sound City – the band look certain to ascend to even greater heights in 2019.

 

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

GENTLEMAN’S DUB CLUB + Special Guests – 28th Nov

Bursting into 2019 with a brand-new album causing earth-shattering tremors and screams of delight among their faithful fans, Gentleman’s Dub Club aren’t taking their feet off the pedal any time soon. The concept album ‘Lost in Space’ delves into intergalactic realms, offering up an unchartered and exciting new dimension to their sound. As they hit the launch button on what will no doubt be yet another starry year, you can only expect more incredible live gigs and good times from this group of high-flying pioneers.

Based in London but founded in Leeds in 2006, GDC have made an indelible mark on the live music scene, their high-energy shows garnering appearances at all major UK festivals including Glastonbury, Bestival, Boomtown and V Fest. Touring has taken Gentleman’s Dub Club international, and people from countries such as India, Morocco, the USA, and Iceland have been delighted by the band’s infectious commitment to plugging in and leaving their guts on stage.

Tickets on sale 10am Mon 29th July via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania Skiddle or Gigantic.

THURSTON MOORE GROUP + Special Guests – 18th Oct

Thurston Moore moved to NYC at eighteen in 1976 to play punk. He started Sonic Youth in 1980. Since then Thurston Moore has been at the forefront of the alternative rock scene since that particular sobriquet was first used to signify any music that challenged and defied the mainstream standard. With Sonic Youth, Moore turned on an entire generation to the value of experimentation in rock n roll – from its inspiration on a nascent Nirvana, to Sonic Youth’s own Daydream Nation album being chosen by the US Library of Congress for historical preservation in the National Recording Registry in 2006. Thurston records and performs in a cavalcade of disciplines ranging from free improvisation to acoustic composition to black/white metal/noise disruption. He has worked with Yoko Ono, John Zorn, David Toop, Cecil Taylor, Faust, Glenn Branca and many others. His residency at the Louvre in Paris included collaborations with Irmin Schmidt of CAN. Alongside his various activities in the musical world, he is involved with publishing and poetry, and teaches writing at Naropa University, Boulder CO, a school founded by Allen Ginsberg and Anne Waldman in 1974. Thurston also teaches music at The Rhythmic Music Conservatory (Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium) in Copenhagen.

Presently he performs and records solo, with various ensembles and in his own band, The Thurston Moore Group (with mbv’s Deb Googe, Steve Shelley & James Sedwards). In 2014, the band released The Best Day which critics described as “optimistic and sun-drenched in beauty” and “[has] experimental attitude dovetailed with instantly accessible pop melodies.” The Best Day was a record defined by positivity and radical love. In 2017 Thurston Moore Group’s released a full-length album, Rock n Roll Consciousness which was recorded in The Church studios in London with producer Paul Epworth. The songs are expansive, anthemic and exploratory with lyrics that investigate and herald the love between angels, goddess mysticism and a belief in healing through new birth. Ranging from opener “Exalted”, an unfolding and emotional journey in homage to sacred energy and exaltation, to “Cusp” a charging, propulsive piece with a feeling of Sonic Youth mixing in with My Bloody Valentine. “Turn On” is a pop-sonic poem to holy love both intimate and kosmiche to the contemplative mystery of life-defining time travel in “Smoke of Dreams”. The record concludes with “Aphrodite”, a strange and heavy no-wave rocker in salutation to the idol of love, beauty, pleasure, and procreation.

Thurston Moore’s new release entitled SPIRIT COUNSEL is a box set of new material recorded between 2018-19, including the epic tracks such as“Alice Moki Jayne” dedicated to Alice Coltrane, Moki Cherry and Jayne Cortez “8 Spring Street” an homage to his late teenage mentor Glenn Branca and “Galaxies” a symphonic masterpiece constructed of twelve musicians playing 12-string electric guitars. THE SPIRIT COUNSEL TOUR will commence on International Peace Day, September 21, 2019 with tour dates to be announced.

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

BLOXX + Special Guests – 7th Oct

A live tour-de-force who have been wowing audiences up and down the country with support slots with the likes of Pale Waves, Inheaven, Sundara Karma and The Wombats.

Uxbridge based Bloxx, with boundless energy and a fresh new charge of grunge-pop that the world was very ready for. Debut offerings ‘Your Boyfriend’ and the Radio 1 playlisted ‘You’ were swiftly followed up with an Annie Mac championed second double A-Side ‘Coke’ / ‘Curtains.’

Make sure you catch them live at The Sugarmill on 7thOct!

Tickets on sale 9am Mon 8th July via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania Skiddle or Gigantic.

WHITFIELD CRANE + Special Guests – 6th Sept

WHITFIELD CRANE headlines The Sugarmill on 6th September, playing all the songs from his catalogue with Ugly Kid Joe, Medication, Life of Agony, Yellowcake, Another Animal and more…

Tickets on sale 10am Fri 5th July via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania Skiddle or Gigantic.

THE DUNWELLS + Special Guests – 23rd Oct

Leeds indie/pop outfit THE DUNWELLS headline The Sugarmill on 23rdOct.

The Dunwells’ songwriting has grown over the years since school, enriched by extensive US and UK touring in support of the band’s 2013 debut, Blind Sighted Faith. “There were so many euphoric moments on tour, and we’ve tried to capture those feelings in the new songs,” says Dave. Those memorable moments included an appearance on Late Night With Jay Leno and performances at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Fest and the Bonnaroo Festival, as well as sold out shows across the UK.

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

PRESS TO MECO + Chapter and Verse + Special Guests – 2nd Oct

PRESS TO MECO headline The Sugarmill on 2ndOct.

Support from: CHAPTER AND VERSE

Press to MECO’ are guitarist/vocalist Luke Caley, bassist/vocalist Adam Roffey and drummer/vocalist Lewis Williams, a trio on a relentless pursuit to harness their sound into a punchy, driving and visceral powerhouse.

Luke, Adam and Lewis have found creative inspiration in bands like ‘SikTh’, ‘The Dillinger Escape Plan’, ‘Rueben’, ‘Everything Everything’, ‘Manchester Orchestra’ and ‘Deftones’; to pop artists ‘ABBA’ and ‘Michael Jackson’.

‘Press to MECO’ are the perfect synthesis of technical proficiency and attention grabbing bursts of energy. They are a progressive hardcore rock metal pop band hailing from Crawley/Croydon; performing off-kilter, unreasonably catchy songs, full of twists and turns. Alternating vocals blending into 3-part harmonies, coming together with sometimes beautiful, sometimes forceful, always overwhelmingly powerful instrumental breakdowns. The ideal mix of technicality and catchiness delivered with pop sensibilities that are just plain fun.

Tickets on sale Weds 12th June via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania Skiddle or Gigantic.

BRIX AND THE EXTRICATED + Special Guests – 31st Oct

Brix & The Extricated have announced a UK tour for autumn 2019 to promote their third studio album Super Blood Wolf Moon following on from their critically acclaimed albums Breaking State (2018) and Part 2 (2017).

Live the Extricated are multi dimensional with their hypnotic brutality conjoined with a delicate vulnerability. The band perform with a vital energy led by spellbinding front woman Brix Smith. They play with no restrictions and a sense of dangerous freedom in their live shows that is both boundary pushing and dimension smashing.

To experience the full dynamic spectrum of this incredible band seeing them live is a must.

Brix & The Extricated were formed in 2014 by iconic vocalist/ guitarist Brix Smith Start and legendary bass player Stephen Hanley. Stephen’s brother Paul joined on drums reigniting the Hanley Brothers powerhouse rhythm section. The inclusion of Steve Trafford (Fall Heads Roll) on guitar brought together these influential, former members of The Fall. The line up was completed with the addition of dynamic Irish guitarist Jason Brown.

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

THE SNUTS + Special Guests – 21st Sept

THE SNUTS are back at The Sugarmill on 21st Sept.

This tour announcement follows the release last week of their explosive debut Parlophone single ‘All Your Friends’. Produced by Inflo (Karen O / Danger Mouse, Michael Kiwanuka, Little Simz), the track possesses an irresistibly catchy raw edge and a massive chorus.

The video, directed by Ronan Corrigan and Hope Kemp, has both the humour and charm of long gone classics as the band are literally caught up in a shopping channel TV advert fuelled by their much loved Buckfast.

Already garnering a massive following in Scotland and across the UK and with support from the likes of BBC 6 Music, Radio 1, Clash and Dork Magazine, The Snuts are set for a massive 2019. They have a big summer of festivals ahead of them followed by their own headline tour before joining Lewis Capaldi as special guests on his November UK tour.

Tickets on sale Fri 7th June via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania Skiddle or Gigantic.

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