We’re pleased to announce that we’ve been nominated for Music Week’s Grassroots Venue: Spirit Of The Scene honour at next month’s Music Week Awards.
In association with the Music Venue Trust, this new award will recognise the achievements of grassroots venues, as they struggle to survive in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Venues must have a capacity of less than 500 to qualify.
The shortlist is as follows:
Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
The Joiners, Southampton
The Lexington, London
Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast
The Sugarmill, Stoke
We’re honoured to be on this list.
JUDAS return to The Sugarmill for their first ever headline show at the venue on Sat 13th May.
The four-piece hail from all over the UK, but are based in London. Their reputation as one of the best up-and-coming indie bands in the country is certainly justified by their live shows. Frontman John Clancy certainly knows how to command a stage, and has a hell of a band to back him up, as previous performances at The Sugarmill have proven.
In their two years as a band they’ve already played pretty much everywhere in the country, appeared at many big festivals and have appeared on Soccer AM.
It’s really only just beginning for these guys…
KING NO-ONE make their Sugarmill debut here on 8th April.
King No-One have been conquering the stage, gaining bigger and bigger audiences with each show and blowing away crowds across the UK with their explosive live performances.
The band have played packed-to-the-rafter shows supporting Embrace on two sold-out UK Academy tours and also clocked up memorable appearances at festivals such as Reading and Leeds, The Great Escape (BBC Introducing Showcase), Live At Leeds, Dot-To-Dot and a headlining Club NME show at the iconic KOKO in Camden.
Making an undeniable mark as one of the exciting, ‘must see’ bands for 2017, King No-One are set to be exploding across the musical landscape again this year.
Brighton quartet The Magic Gang are return to The Sugarmill on 3rd May.
Hailed as being something of a ‘Brighton Supergroup’, with all of them having been in other Brighton-based bands, and having produced for others, the band are gaining notoriety, not only for their particular brand of funky indie rock, but also for their mad live shows.
Their second EP is now available to buy or stream.
RAT BOY returns to The Sugarmill on 28th April!
He’s come a long way since being fired from Wetherspoons inspired him to create his debut ‘The Mixtape’.
Drew McConnell (Babyshambles) on hearing ‘The Mixtape’ arranged to meet him, and since then he’s signed a record deal with Parlaphone, scooped up accolades and awards, wowed festival and gig audiences and is about to set out on his “Scum” album tour.
His fusion of hip-hop and indie and his chaotic live shows have ensured that it’s one of the most anticipated albums of the year.
Kilimanjaro Live and The Sugarmill are pleased to present FEEDER at Keele University.
Feeder have never been far from the charts or strangers to the stage. Having sold over 5m records, they’ve played all over the world, bringing their anthemic rock music to fans old and new, always exhilarating, always celebratory. Tracks like ‘Just The Way I’m Feeling’, ‘Buck Rogers’ ‘Feeling A Moment’ and ‘Lost and Found’ are just some of the 25 top 40 chart hits the band have enjoyed over the years. With a revitalised new rock sound, (having spent last year getting back to their roots and playing new tracks in clubs under the name Renegades) Feeder are ready to reclaim their position as one of the biggest and best British Rock bands.
Tickets go on sale Friday 27th Jan at 9am.
SUPERFOOD, PALE WAVES and KING NUN are hitting the road and playing at The Sugarmill on 25th March for the first DIRTY HIT TOUR.
The label has spent the last few years cultivating a roster that features the best in upcoming, forward-thinking music from both sides of the Atlantic. The label’s name has become synonymous with the innovative and anthemic, serving as a home for two of the biggest bands in the country, The 1975 and Wolf Alice.
Headlining the inaugural tour will be Superfood, who, after a couple of years spent re-calibrating find themselves armed with a collection of new songs ready for their debut airing on these upcoming dates.
Joining Superfood on the run will be raucous London newcomers King Nun, a youthful quartet who burst into view at the tail end of last year with ferocious debut double A-side ‘Tulip’ and ‘Speakerface’. Rounding off the bill will be Pale Waves, one of the most exciting new bands coming out of Manchester, and one we can expect to see a lot more of in 2017.
THE ORIELLES make their Sugarmill debut on 22nd April.
The Halifax trio have been building momentum recently, signing to Heavenly and playing with bands such as Swim Deep, Hooton Tennis Club and The Parrots.
Their dreamy surf-pop sound has caught the attention of BBC 6 Music, and has bagged them slots on festivals, gathering them fans along the way.
Definitely one to watch out for!
Finnish bluegrass hard rock and metal cover outfit, STEVE’N’SEAGULLS make their Sugarmill debut on 27th March.
They shot to fame after uploading videos to YouTube. Their cover of AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck’ alone has had over 31 million views.
Their live shows have been selling out all over the world.