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TOUTS + VISTAS + Special Guests – 11th Oct

We’re pleased to welcome two of the finest up-and-coming bands on the scene TOUTS and VISTAS to The Sugarmill when they stop by on their co-headline tour on 11th October.

TOUTS are a 3-piece indie/punk band from Derry, who have been making waves on the live scene, bagging gigs such as opening for Kasabian, Blossoms and Cabbage. They’ve been stacking up support from places like NME, Louder Than War, The Line of Best Fit. Not bad for a band who describe themselves as being “a singer who can’t sing, a Mod who can’t play bass and a drummer that can’t see.”

Scottish indie newcomers VISTAS have been the cover of Spotify’s Hot New Bands playlist and have featured on: New Music Friday (UK & Brazil), The Indie List, All New All Now & New Noise playlists. Their music has also seen radio play on BBC Scotland and Amazingradio. They’re already renowned for their high energy live performances – not ones to miss!

Tickets on sale 9am Friday 18th August via The Sugarmill,  Music Mania or Gigantic.

AS LIONS + Greyhaven + Local Band Comp Winner – 22nd Nov

Are you local? Do you want to open for As Lions at The Sugarmill? Email aslionsband@gmail.com, sending in social links and recent videos / audio of your band. 

Each local opener will receive the following support, in addition to opening for As Lions:

  • Have a video hosted on Louder Noise’s YouTube channel – 60K subscribers, 1.3 million weekly views.
  • The video will be added to As Lions’ and Eleven Seven’s YouTube playlists.
  • Online social support from As Lions’ label Eleven Seven Music (Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach) on Twitter and Instagram.
  • Added to Eleven Seven’s As Lions Support Act Spotify Playlist.
  • Bands will be listed in the .Selfish Age. live video description on YouTube to give local bands global exposure.

Good luck!

 

**RE-SCHEDULED SHOW, ORIGINAL TICKTS ARE STILL VALID** 

When As Lions came together in 2015, singer Austin Dickinson recalls, “we had a mission statement to each other and to the music. And that was to create the biggest, baddest hard rock we could, and on an almost cinematic scale.” Hardly the most modest of goals, but one the London-based five-piece go a long way toward realizing on their debut album, Selfish Age, the follow-up to their EP Aftermath released in October 2016. The effort’s 11 dynamic tracks are a study in contrasts, mixing thick, grinding riffs and rhythms with majestically sweeping strings, stately piano tinklings and a hefty dose of atmospheric electronics, all of it shot through with Dickinson’s soaring vocals and introspective lyrics.

Playing sold-out shows in their native England, they garnered plenty of positive press and a growing and devoted fan base.

As Lions are ready to roar, bringing Selfish Age and their incendiary live show to fans everywhere. As for any modest goals they may have in this regard? “Just complete and utter world domination,” Dickinson says with a laugh. “But we don’t talk about that.”

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

REDFACES + Special Guests – 18th Sept

REDFACES return to The Sugarmill on 18th September.

Fantastic hooks and melodies, a staggering live show and a healthy dose of organised chaos gives you just a glimpse into the world of RedFaces.

A gang of lifelong friends from Sheffield who have immersed themselves in the classics, drawing influence from the 50’s, right through to the present day – they are quickly winning fans, friends and plaudits across the UK and are quite rightly becoming one of the most talked about bands in the country.

Tickets on sale Monday 14th August via The Sugarmill,  Music Mania or Gigantic.

DECAPITATED + King Parrot + Venom Prison + Thy Disease – 13th Nov

Death Metal titans DECAPITATED are at The Sugarmill on 13th November as part of their UK tour in support of their monstrous new album ‘Anticult.’

Formed in Poland in 1996, Decapitated are true stalwarts of the genre.

New album ‘Anticult’ is the bands seventh studio album. It was released on Nuclear Blast in July this year to rave reviews. Alternative Press described single ‘One-Eyed Nation’ as “classic Decapitated: killer riffs, interesting leads and an undeniable sense of groove.”

Tickets on sale Wednesday 9th August via The Sugarmill,  Music Mania or Gigantic.

ELECTRIC ‘BANK HOLIDAY BANGER’ ALL-NIGHTER – 25th Aug

It’s the last ALL-NIGHTER of the summer, and we intend to kick August bank holiday off in style.

 

10pm – 6am

BURY TOMORROW + Special Guests – 3rd Nov

Get ready – BURY TOMORROW are back at The Sugarmill on Friday 3rd November.

Those of you who have seen them live in the past, know that they always blow the roof off. We cannot wait to welcome them back to our stage.

Tickets on sale Wednesday 2nd August via The Sugarmill,  Music Mania or Gigantic.

BLOODY KNEES + Special Guests – 11th Nov

BLOODY KNEES play their first Sugarmill headline show on Saturday 11th November.

You may have caught them opening the show for Wolf Alice at Keele Uni last year, and if so you’ll be more than aware that the Cambridgshire four-piece are a live tour de force!

Described as “grungy British rock that’s cocky”, they describe themselves as being somewhere “between Oasis and Nirvana.”

The first single from their new EP is out now via Distiller.

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

STRANGE BONES + Special Guests – 23rd Oct

STRANGE BONES return to The Sugarmill on 23rd Oct.

Strange Bones have seen a lot in their short history.

In their early teens they formed a punk-band and played nearly 1000 shows together around the world, toured with Rancid, did a Maida Vale session and a Big Weekend for Radio 1. Had a Zane Lowe Hottest Record and won XFM Awards.

Then they stopped.

In 2014, now still only in their early 20’s, Bob, Jack and Will Bentham teamed up with lifelong friend Stuart Newburn and formed Strange Bones.

Then they started again.

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.

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

THE HOOSIERS + Special Guests – 6th Oct

We welcome THE HOOSIERS back to The Sugarmill on 6th October, as they tour the UK to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of their debut album ‘The Trick To Life.’

2007 saw The Hoosiers explode upon an unsuspecting public with their debut album “The Trick To Life”, which reached the top of the album charts and spawned the indie-pop classics ‘Worried About Ray’ and ‘Goodbye Mr A’, which still pack out indie dance floors a decade later.

Never released on vinyl, the band will be selling a new limited edition vinyl pressing and expanded 2CD edition of their debut when they undertake a huge UK tour that will see them play the album in its entirety, something they’ve never done before.

Tickets on sale Wednesday 19th July via The Sugarmill,  Music Mania or Gigantic.

THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT + Naked Six – 9th Nov

THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT return to The Sugarmill on 9th November as part of their 2017 club tour.

Based in London and Glasgow, The Temperance Movement are a five-piece band featuring front man Phil Campbell, bassist Nick Fyffe, guitarists Paul Sayer and Matt White, and drummer Simon Lea. Prior to forming the band, the members each played and performed with prominent acts including Deep Purple, Jamiroquai, Ray Davies, The Waterboys, Jack Bruce and even James Brown. When the friends got together for a jam in 2011, everything they’d experienced as sidemen and session men coalesced, and The Temperance Movement was born. 2012’s five-track Pride EP introduced them to the world, and their debut studio album, 2014’s The Temperance Movement announced the arrival of a major rock band. 2016’s White Bear is their giant step forward.

Listeners will detect the influence of The Faces, Little Feat and Cream. Others might hear the legacy of everything from Otis Redding to Radiohead. Actually, it’s not hard to imagine White Bear’s “Magnify” being sung by Aretha Franklin.

Critical acclaim has poured in and on both sides of the Atlantic the album was multi nominated as best of 2016 by the likes of Classic Rock Magazine (UK), Loudwire (US) and OUI FM (FR).

Tickets on sale Friday 30th June at 9am via The Sugarmill,  Music Mania or Gigantic.

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