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MALLORY KNOX + Special Guests – 20th April

MALLORY KNOX return to The Sugarmill on 20th April.

After nearly 9 years together, the band have announced that Mikey has decided to part ways with Mallory Knox.
2018 marks a brand new chapter for the band, with Sam taking the lead on vocals. They’ve been working hard behind the scenes writing and recording new music.

Since forming in 2009, the band have played to sold out audiences all over the world, packed out festival crowds and have been championed by the likes of BBC Radio 1, Rocksound and Kerrang!

Stoke has a great history of wonderful shows with these boys, so lets get ready for another one!

Tickets go on general sale at 9am Fri 16th Feb via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania or Gigantic.

WE ARE SCIENTISTS + Special Guests

We’re pleased to announce that Sugarmill favourites WE ARE SCIENTISTS are returning here on 29th March.

We Are Scientists, the Brooklyn, New York based power pop troupe are set to return with their sixth album. Titled ‘Megaplex’ and released via 100% Records on April 27th. The infamous duo, Keith Murray (guitar/vocals) and Chris Cain (bass), are once again set to dazzle the world with ten brand new splashes of colourful and utterly addictive pop that serve as a welcome distraction to these bleak times we live in.

Tickets go on-sale at 10am Weds 7th Feb via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania or Gigantic.

DRAPER + MAN WITHOUT COUNTRY + Special Guests – 7th April

Electronic music fans listen up, the incredible talents of DRAPER and MAN WITHOUT COUNTRY will gracing The Sugarmill on Sat 7th April.

DRAPER is a French-born British producer.  He is best known for his remixes for many mainstream artists and his unique melodic electronic style. James’ desire to produce electronic music started at the age of 16 when he got some software to make music from his parents.

At the age of 18 James joined producer based website Indaba Music. Here he developed his name, winning several remix competitions for well-known artists. In late 2010, he released his first original music “The Introduction EP”. A month after its release front man of Bring Me The Horizon Oliver Sykes found Draper’s music through a Canadian music blog. Sykes then helped the young producer get heard and endorsed Draper’s second self-titled EP through his clothing label Drop Dead.

After the release of his second EP, Draper acquired many high-profile remixes, including Twin Atlantic, Passion Pit and Ellie Goulding. His remix for Goulding appeared on her Tesco exclusive edition of her album Halcyon. After graduating from Oxford Brookes University with a 1st class honours degree in Media Technology, Draper was invited to DJ for Rita Ora at the Capital Summertime Ball 2012. He was subsequently invited back to support Rita on her debut headline arena tour. Maintaining his own stream of commercial releases, Draper continues to release through Canadian electronic label Monstercat.

Originally formed in 2007 as a duo alongside co-founder Tomas Greenhalf, MAN WITHOUT COUNTRY released two studio albums via Cooperative Music. This allowed the band to tour all over Europe and the US, often supporting the likes of M83, Alt-J, Warpaint and many others.

James has also collaborated with platinum-selling Norwegian electronic music veterans Röyksopp. Their track ‘Sordid Affair’, featuring James’ hypnotic lead vocals was the first single taken from their 2014 studio album ‘The Inevitable End’, which debuted at number one in the iTunes electronic music chart.

Tickets go on-sale at 10am Mon 29th Jan via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania or Gigantic.

CONAN + MONOLORD + Rise To Thunder + Of Legions – 17th May

CONAN and MONOLORD are heading out for a co-headline tour, stopping off at The Sugarmill on 17th May.

Liverpool doom metal outfit CONAN are known for their heavily distorted and downtuned sound. It has been described as “caveman battle doom.”

Hailing from Sweden, MONOLORD are a band both encompassing and

transcending genre; a vortex of heavy rock density that consumes all others. Their thunderous, tuneful heft has built a rabid international fanbase in short order since their 2014 debut. But Rust, the band’s third full length, truly exemplifies why some refer to them as the Nirvana of doom.

Tickets go on-sale at 10am Weds 17th Jan via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania or Gigantic.

REWS + Special Guests – 16th March

We’re pleased to welcome REWS to The Sugarmill on 16th March.

REWS are the, high energy, pop rock duo consisting of songstress Shauna Tohill (NI) and beat-maker Collette Williams (Wales). Together they are creating a genuine buzz on the UK / Irish music scene following the release of recent singles. The girls have already completed their first small headline tour in Feb and performed at many festivals and conferences including Glastonbury, Reeperbahn, The Great Escape etc.

“FANTASTIC – LIKE A FEMALE ROYAL BLOOD” said Mark Radcliffe on the TV after seeing them at Glastonbury on John Peel Stage.

‘BRILLIANT LIVE!’ – said Huw Stephens On Radio 1

“REW’S RIFF HEAVY NEW BANGER. perfect for ripping your speakers to shreds right there.” – Kerrang Premier.

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

ELECTRIC ‘MADCHESTER’ ALL-NIGHTER – 23rd Feb

Join us on 23rd Feb – we’re celebrating the best in baggy and britpop in the main room.

Hacienda classics on the roof.

Dust off your best bucket hat and let’s ‘ave it!

EVIL SCARECROW + Special Guests – 25th Oct

EVIL SCARECROW are coming to The Sugarmill on 25th October 2018.

Evil Scarecrow are the finest parody metal band from Nottingham to have written a song about a robot… probably.

They have gigged relentlessly around the UK for a number of years, captivating and sometimes rather surprising audiences from venues as small as the local pub, as legendary as Nottingham Rock City, as mammoth as the main stage at Bloodstock Festival and as exclusive as a boat sailing down the Thames on the way to the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards. Everywhere they play they win new fans. Their passion and enthusiasm ensures they always connect with their audience, who in turn spread the word far and wide.

“If you havent seen Evil Scarecrow yet then it feels unfair to ruin the surprise. An affable blend of Pythonesque absurdity, artfully drawn from an evident love of metal, they have the crowd in the palm of their collective claw from Sixty-Six minutes past Six.”
Metal Hammer

“Praise be, then, for Evil Scarecrow…Novelty bands don’t last long on stage, everyone’s tired of the joke by the third song in. Evil Scarecrow break the mould by being damned competent musicians as well as piss funny.”
The Rock City Review

Tickets go on-sale at 10am Friday 15th Dec via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania or Gigantic.

DREAM STATE + Chapter & Verse + Inscriptions + In The Cards

DREAM STATE make their Sugarmill debut on 15th Feb.

Formed in late 2014 in South Wales, Dream State signed to UNFD a few hours before playing Reading Festival for the first time in 2017. In the interim they developed a fierce following around the UK and beyond; 2015’s sharp EP Consequences hinted at what they were capable of but when White Lies landed (recorded in summer 2016 with Jonny Renshaw) it showed what the band were really capable of.

Tickets go on-sale at 10am Friday 15th Dec via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania or Gigantic.

DEAD! + The Kenneths + Undercurrent

DEAD! Are playing at The Sugarmill on Friday 16th Feb to celebrate the release of their debut album The Golden Age Of Not Even Trying via Infectious BMG on January 26th 2018.
“There’s blood, sweat, arguments, defining moments and some of the best and worst times of our lives in this album. But every band should have that in a debut record.”
The Golden Age Of Not Even Trying is the proud product of four fiercely focused people in their late teens and early 20s. Recorded with producer Charlie Russell at Dean Street Studios in Soho.

With a fire in their belly that has seen them tour, no frills, non-stop over the past 18 months, move into a house in London together, release their own music, make their own videos, design and print their own merch, they are without doubt one of the UK’s most exciting new rock’n’roll bands.

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

FICKLE FRIENDS + Rinse + Divenire – 28th Feb

Fickle Friends release details of their hugely anticipated debut album. ‘You Are Someone Else’ will be released on March 16th 2018 on Polydor Records, alongside a massive 18-date tour, which stops off at The Sugarmill on 28th Feb.

Blessed with the same dedication to writing quirky anthems on their own terms as The 1975, the brittle icy synth flourishes of Chvrches and a new era indie pop IT girl in singer Natti Shiner, Fickle Friends have established themselves as the essential new British indie-pop band of 2018. They’ve played over 350 live shows together, been playlisted regularly on Radio 1 with an incredible string of singles including ‘Brooklyn’, ‘Glue’ and ‘Hello Hello’, headlined a sold-out London Forum – and all before announcing their debut album. Until now…

‘You Are Someone Else’ is an irresistible debut record, effortlessly capturing both the joy and uncertainty of growing up a 2017 millennial. Songs addressing social awkwardness, self-doubt, anxiety and the qualms of growing into young adulthood all through a prism of perfect timeless pop.

Tickets go on sale Weds 22nd Nov via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania or Gigantic.

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