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FRANK CARTER AND THE RATTLESNAKES + Special Guests – 15th Feb

 

The phenomenal FRANK CARTER AND THE RATTLESNAKES are back at The Sugarmill on 15th Feb!

They say the third time’s the charm, and, after the breathtaking, ruthlessly efficient one-two punch of “Blossom” and “Modern Ruin”, here we are – at Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes’ album number three – at once a stadium sized declaration of intent and a deeply personal cri-de-coeur called “End of Suffering”.

Recorded in just six months over the heatwave that engulfed London last year, End Of Suffering – named after the Buddhist term for enlightenment- is the sound of a band entering an entirely new realm of the senses, a forty minute rock’n’rollercoaster of molten-hot bangers, scorched-soul ballads and grunge lullabies laced through with a lacerating lyrical honesty.

In the lead up to album release, Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes will play intimate shows across the UK and Europe, bringing their trademark intensity and raucous stage presence to tiny venues and giving a first glimpse of End Of Suffering in a live setting. Tickets to these very intimate gigs will be available to fans early via an exclusive pre-sale on the website, head here.

End Of Suffering will be released on several exclusive, limited edition formats, full info on the band’s website here.

“END OF SUFFERING” RELEASED MAY 3RD ON INTERNATIONAL DEATH CULT

THE MEMBRANES + Special Guests – 19th July

The Membranes are finally ready to follow up their acclaimed ‘Dark Matter/Dark Energy’ album which received rave reviews and lots of radio play on BBC 6music and worldwide and is the best-selling release the band have ever done.

The new album is called ‘What Nature Gives, Nature Takes Away’ will be released in 2019 – a double album with the band’s own 20-piece choir adding dark drones and melancholic epic power to the songs.

The Membranes new album is a double album about the beauty and violence of nature… A very diverse work with dark, brooding choir-driven songs that have been described as sounding like Hieronymus Bosch paintings to discordant wild songs about crows, demon flowers, strange perfumes, voluptuous petals, voluminous oceans, treacherous seasons and the poetry of life and death set to spooked pulsing musical pieces from epic choir driven post punk songs to dark hearted Neo soundtrack epics to dark dub workouts to throbbing dirty disco dark wave pulses to grinding heavy bass driven pieces to apocalyptic visions to choir driven epic swirls.

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

SOEUR + Special Guests – 8th March

Breaking hard-rock down to its simplest, most fundamental form, Sœur are a brutal, soulful assault on the senses. Bound together and battle-hardened by an experience & appreciation of the fringes of British rock music, Anya Pulver, Tina Maynard & James Collins have already found their incendiary live shows selling out in dive bars and clubs across their native South West. With vocal lines that tangle & intertwine, riffs so substantial they’ve got their own post code, and a beat – provided by former Maybeshewill drummer James Collins – that ties everything down with industrial power, this is a sound of colossal proportions.

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

THE STORY OF GOTH – The Cureheads vs Siouxsie and The Budgiees

THE STORY OF GOTH tour hits The Sugarmill on 14thSept 2019.

The Cureheads (a tribute to The Cure) and Siouxsie and The Budgiees (a tribute to Siouxsie and The Banshees) battle it out to take the goth crown.

Tickets are on sale now via our website, Music Mania, Gigantic or Skiddle.

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

THE RAVEN AGE + Special Guests – 27th March

THE RAVEN AGE are at The Sugarmill on 27th March.

British metal five piece The Raven Age continue their unstoppable rise as torchbearers for the next generation of UK metal. Their brooding style of monstrous guitar riffs and

pummeling rhythms are entwined with powerful melodies and moments of quiet subtlety, adding a touch of epic finesse to their sound which has seen them deservedly play alongside the genre’s giants such as Killswitch Engage, Mastodon, Tremonti, Anthrax, Iron Maiden, Ghost and many more.

The Raven Age released their critically acclaimed debut album Darkness Will Rise in 2016. It saw them championed by the likes of Metal Hammer and Planet Rock, who crowned them ‘Best New Band 2017’ at their awards, and earned them slots at festivals such as Bloodstock, Hellfest, Wacken Open Air, Rock Am Ring/Rock Im Park and Download.

The quintet are now happy to announce the upcoming release of their second album

Conspiracy on March 8th 2019 via their own label Corvid Records.

Tickets go on sale Fri 14th Dec at 10am via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania Skiddle or Gigantic.

AS IT IS + Modern Error + Special Guests – 11th March

AS IT IS are at The Sugarmill on 11thMarch as part of their Intimate Depression Tour.

As It Is was started in spring 2012 by Minnesota-born Patty Walters, who posted an advertisement stating that he was looking for musicians to be in a pop punk band using the online service Join My Band. Andy Westhead and Patrick Foley replied to the advertisement and were accepted into the bandalong with Benjamin Langford-Biss who Walters knew from university. The band’s name comes from a lyric in a song by the American straight edge hardcore band Have Heart.

Walters began his own career by posting videos on his YouTube channel of songs he covered. After the band’s formation, instead of just a solo cover, the band as a whole worked on a cover of Fat Lip by Sum 41. As the band’s career started to gain more traction, he posted less often until he finally announced in the video titled “A New Chapter.” that he would go on an undetermined hiatus for the channel and would be focusing his efforts on As It Is.

They released their third record, “The Great Depression” on 10 August 2018, which included the singles “The Wounded World,” “The Stigma (Boys Don’t Cry),” and “The Reaper.”

At their show at the 02 Forum Kentish Town in London, the unofficial world record for the most crowd surfers during an hour-long set. Over 300 people crowd surfed during the band’s set, and over 600 crowd surfed across the sets of all four bands on the bill.

Tickets go on sale Fri 14th Dec at 10am via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania Skiddle or Gigantic.

THE CORAL + Cut Glass Kings +Marvin Powell – 9th March **SOLD OUT**

The Coral have announced a headline UK tour for Spring 2019. The influential Wirral five-piece, who released their critically acclaimed new album ‘Move Through The Dawn’ in August, will be supported by Cut Glass Kings and Marvin Powell, both signed to their Skeleton Key record label.

 The follow-up to 2016’s psychedelic masterpiece ‘Distance Inbetween’, ‘Move Through The Dawn’ is an album filled with perfectly crafted songs, melodic and hopeful. In true Coral fashion it is also eccentric; informed by 60s and 70s music but hardly beholden to it, and very much with its own character. The album contains the singles ‘Reaching Out For A Friend, ‘Sweet Release’, and ‘Eyes Like Pearls’, which was playlisted at both 6Music and Radio 2.

The Coral’s keyboard player Nick Power has written a new book, ‘Into The Void’, available now and published by Ebacc. Powers’ third book, ‘Into The Void’ is an insightful, amusing and evocative first hand account of the recording, release and touring of ‘Distance Inbetween’.

Since their debut EP release in 2001 The Coral have sold over a million UK albums, with five reaching the Top 10 including 2003’s chart-topping ‘Magic and Medicine’. Their eight Top 40 singles include ‘Dreaming Of You’, ‘In The Morning’, ‘Pass It On’, and ‘Don’t Think You’re The First’.

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

BLACK PEAKS + Phoxjaw + Special Guests – 7th Feb

The phenomenal BLACK PEAKS are back at The Sugarmill on 7thFeb for what is sure to be another mind-blowing live performance.

Support from Phoxjaw.

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

THE LOUNGE KITTENS + Grant Sharkey – 23rd March

THE LOUNGE KITTENS are coming to The Sugarmill on 23rd March.

To celebrate the launch of their new mini-album ‘Have Another…’ the girls will be hocking their alt-wares up and down the country including a night at London’s Bush Hall and a huge hometown show at Southampton’s Engine Rooms.

Jen, Timia & Zan have become well known for their badass harmonies and bold cover choices and their latest offering promises 6 tracks that push them further than ever before. Having burst onto the scene in 2014 with their cover of Limp Bizkit’s ‘Rollin’ they’ve managed to surprise even themselves by continuing to score festival appearances, arena tours and praise from fans and artists across the globe, like notches on their musical bedpost. There ain’t no party, like a TLK party and smiles, gurns and burps are guaranteed on the Have Another… TOUR.

Supporting the Kittens on this latest adventure is modern day troubadour, Grant Sharkey. Armed with only a double bass, a glorious voice and balls the size of Brexit, Grant’s live performances are a mixture of stand-up comedy, irresistible earworms and uncomfortable truths.

Tickets go on sale 10am Weds 5th Dec via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania Skiddle or Gigantic.

SLEAFORD MODS + Liines – 22nd March **SOLD OUT**

SLEAFORD MODS are back at The Sugarmill on 22nd March.

Sleaford Mods are one of the most important, politically charged and thought provoking duos currently making their mark on the UK music scene and beyond.   They are now poised to release their fifth studio album entitled ‘Eton Alive’ in February 2019. The album, which features 12 new tracks from the prolific artists, was recorded in Nottingham. The record will be the first release on Jason and Andrew’s newly formed label ‘Extreme Eating’ and their first album since parting ways with Rough Trade Records.

“Eton Alive speaks for itself really. Here we are once again in the middle of another elitist plan being digested slowly as we wait to be turned into faeces once more. Some already are, some are dead and the rest of us erode in the belly of prehistoric ideology which depending on our abilities and willingness, assigns to each of us varying levels of comfort that range from horrible to reasonably acceptable, based on contribution. So after the digestive system of the Nobles rejects our inedible bones we exit the Arse of Rule, we fall into the toilet again and at the mercy of whatever policies are holding order in the shit pipe of this tatty civilisation. It is here our flesh regenerates as we rattle into another form, ready, and ripe for order”. Jason Williamson.

Tickets go on sale 10am Fri 7th Dec via  The Sugarmill  or Gigantic.

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