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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 + Special Guests

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 + Special Guests – 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.

RAVENEYE + SKAM + Special Guests – 24th Jan

RAVENEYE are coming to The Sugarmill on 24th January.

The band formed in 2014 by multi-award winning guitarist/singer Oli Brown, and Aussie bassist/singer Aaron Spiers.

In 2015, RavenEye released their debut EP, “Breaking Out”, and toured extensively worldwide with headline shows, direct support slots for Slash w/ Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Deep Purple and Blues Pills and appearances at major US rock festivals, including Aftershock Festival and Louder Than Life.

2016 started out fast and furious with a successful UK headline tour in January and February, as well as the direct support slot for The Darkness on its US tour in April/May and appearances at Hellfest (France), Download Festival (UK), Rock For People (Czech Republic), Azkena Rocks Festival (Spain) and the direct support slot for Halestorm in Denmark, France and Switzerland. Their incendiary live shows have captivated crowds and put them on the map as a ‘must see live’ band.

Following their signing with Frontiers Records, Oli and Aaron joined forces with the masterful New Yorker, Gunnar Olsen (drums), to record their debut full-length album, NOVA. The result is an exhilarating eleven-track album that pushed the band beyond its boundaries and into an astonishing new musical frontier.

From the hard hitting riffs of “Inside”, “Madeline” and “Hero” to the raw sounds of “Wanna Feel You” and “Oh My Love’ to the stark reality of life and death in “Eternity”, NOVA transports the listener on an emotional journey of defiance, pain, love, loathing and ultimately, death.

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

PALE WAVES + Our Girl + Bloxx – 1st March

 Pale Waves have announced a UK and European headline tour for Spring 2018, stopping off at The Sugarmill on 1st March. The run of dates will be their biggest so far and follows their recent sold out UK and European tour. Pale Waves are currently on their debut North American tour throughout November and December.

The rising Manchester four-piece have recently released their new single ‘New Year’s Eve’, the title track from their forthcoming debut EP, to be released in early 2018 on Dirty Hit.

Presale tickets for the new UK/EU dates go on sale Wednesday 15th November at 9am here.

Tickets go on general sale 10am Friday 17th Nov via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania or Gigantic.

CABBAGE + The Rhythm Method + Real Life Entertainment – 2nd Feb

CABBAGE return to The Sugarmill on Friday 2nd Feb.

Manchester based five piece, serving up an idiosyncratic, satirical attack in the form of discordant neo post-punk.

With a collective desire to express themselves creatively, artistically, and in a semi rebellious – but ultimately meaningful nature – Cabbage are here to fight for all that’s good. Oliver Rodrigues in 1825 said: “The power of the arts is indeed the most immediate and fastest way to social, political and economic reform,” and Cabbage join and submerge in that struggle and inevitable victory.
Cabbage are Lee Broadbent (lead vocals), Joe Martin (vocals, guitar), Eoghan Clifford (guitar), Stephen Evans (bass) and Asa Morley (drums). With “the black humour of Buzzcocks, the surrealism of Happy Mondays, the haircuts of various Stone Roses” (i-D), Cabbage are a semi-controlled riot of tunes, energy and opinions. NME described their debut EP ‘Le Chou’ as “five twisted post-punk slinkers stuffed with explicit lyrics and Jack White levels of rage” while The Guardian suggested that “they’re hell-bent on filling the current vacancy for rock’n’roll commentator on Brexit Britain.”

Tickets go on sale 10am Friday 10th Nov via DICE,  The Sugarmill  Music Mania or Gigantic.

FEARS CHELLA + Special Guests – 17th MARCH

We are thrilled to announce the return of FEARS CHELLA.

Since releasing their latest single ‘Lush’ through Supa Rouge on September 15th, Fears Chella’s track has built up over 20,000 streams online and is growing daily. After the release, Fears Chella went on to support The Big Moon and Get Inuit and are now releasing the music video for Lush along with the dates for their first UK headline tour in March 2018.

Directed and shot by Jodie Canwell (previously worked with The Big Moon, Clean Cut Kid and FickleFriends) Fears Chella said that

“We wanted to create something that felt raw and emotive. Jodie was a perfect choice for us to
work with. Her creative vision is inspiring and it meant we could embrace all the ideas we had”

Tickets on sale at 12.00 on 3rd November via The Sugarmill Music Mania or Gigantic.

THE JOKERS + Special Guests – 3rd March

The Jokers are a timeless yet totally contemporary classic hard rock band. The Jokers, who hail from the North West of England, were formed in 2006, with the aim of creating the world’s greatest rock and roll band.

The Jokers 3rd album was released in October 2015 and has so far received rave reviews.

The band are currently in the Studio recording their 4th album due for release around Easter 2018.

“Bluesy, old-school, laid back, up tempo, groove-laden, Hard Rock of the highest quality”
– Firework Magazine.


Tickets on sale via The Sugarmill Music Mania or Gigantic.

FEROCIOUS DOG + Special Guests – 5th April

FEROCIOUS DOG are coming to The Sugarmill on 5th April.

Ferocious Dog are a full-on six-piece band that encompass folk infused with rock, reggae and Celtic vibrations. The combination of instruments creates a palette of sound that offers infinite variations: going in hard to get the audience up and moving, or slipping into melodic passages and dub-like fusions.

“Ferocious Dog are the new noise on the block – and are surprising everyone with their rapid ascent. There is no way they’re following any hipster templates – fronted by a big burly man with a mohican who sings impassioned political songs of broken Britain whilst his band seethes like a punky Levellers – they are the music business’s worst nightmare – a great band who are going to make it without anyone’s permission”. (John Robb, Louder Than War, Glastonbury, 5th July 2016).

Ferocious Dogs 3rd studio album, The Red Album, is released on November 10th 2017 and is already receiving rave reviews. The Enemy Within tour will feature tunes from this album as well as old favourites from previous releases.

Tickets go on sale 10am Friday 27th Oct via The Sugarmill  Music Mania or Gigantic.

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