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STONE BROKEN + Special Guests – 13th Feb

Formed in 2013, Stone Broken are guitarist Chris Davis, bassist Kieron Conroy and Robyn Haycock on drums – the four of them determined and willing to make sacrifices in pursuit of their dreams.

The group’s first declaration of intent came with 2014’s self-financed, self-released EP, The Crow Flies, a calling card largely intended to secure local gigs. But it was the release, in January 2016, of debut album All In Time which truly amplified the word-of-mouth buzz around the band from a whisper to a scream. With Kerrang! Radio and Planet Rock picking up on storming opening track ‘Not Your Enemy’, the anthemic ‘Let Me Go’ and ‘Stay All Night’, plus the bruised and beautiful ‘Wait For You’, an ever-expanding audience was alerted to the fact that here was an emerging British outfit with the riffs, the choruses and songwriting smarts to make its mark on the global stage.

In early 2017, following a lengthy European tour, the musicians entered Long Wave Recording Studios in Cardiff to work once again with All In Time producer Romesh Dodangoda (Motörhead, Bring Me The Horizon,Twin Atlantic) on their second album. The result, the 11 track Ain’t Always Easy, is compelling proof that the Walsall quartet are ready to stand toe-to-toe with the biggest names on the contemporary hard rock scene.

Tickets go on sale 10am Fri 21st Sept via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania or Gigantic.

THE MAGIC GANG + The Orielles + Sports Team – 4th Oct

**VENUE CHANGE. ORIGINAL TICKETS STILL VALID**

We welcome THE MAGIC GANG back to The Sugarmill on 4th Oct.

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

THE TEA STREET BAND + 10 o’clock Chemical + Thieves Asylum – 17th Nov

THE TEA STREET BAND are back at The Sugarmill on 17th Nov.

The Tea Street Band follow in the tradition of tunefully idiosyncratic Liverpool bands like The Coral, The Lightning Seeds, and Shack, though their blissful Electronica sounds like none of those bands. Rather, The Tea Street Band are closer to artists like Tunng and This Is The Kit, blending instrumentation with synths and beats. Like so many Liverpool artists, at the heart of The Tea Street Band is a keen ear for melody. Driven by propulsive hooks, their songs grab from the get-go, often building to a euphoric rush.

Their new album “Frequency” is out on 9th Nov, and is available to pre-order now.

Tickets available from 10am Friday 7th Sept via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania or Gigantic.

LARKINS + Special Guests – 23rd Nov

LARKINS make their Sugarmill debut on 23rdNov.

It’s a fact that all bands have to grow up, but while ageing is inescapable, maturing is always optional. Fortunately for Manchester-based four-piece Larkins, they’ve managed both; refining and maturing their sound, while at the same time retaining the same sense of youthful optimism that’s endeared them to so many since their inception.

2017 saw the band flourish, with a seemingly endless run of shows that took in some of the UK’s most iconic venues and best-loved festivals, while they also made their first foray into mainland Europe. It was a year that saw Larkins grow and evolve into the sleek, well-oiled outfit that they are today.

Sign up for pre-sale – larkins.lnk.to/SignUpForTickets

Tickets available from 10am Weds 5th Sept via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania or Gigantic.

SKINDRED + Special Guests – 16th Nov **SOLD OUT**

Get ready, The Sugarmill is welcoming back the mighty SKINDRED back to The Sugarmill on 16thNov.

Now in their 20thyear as a band, the Welsh band fuse heavy metal with reggae, and their shows are always a party!

Tickets available from 10am Friday 31st Aug via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania or Gigantic.

JONAH MATRANGA AND FRIENDS + Oxygen Thief + Death of Rats – 12th Nov

The legend that is JONAH MATRANGA comes to The Sugarmill with his band to celebrate the 20 year anniversary of seminal band Far’s album ‘Water and Solutions’.

 

Support from Oxygen Thief.

 

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

KING 810 + Puppy – 12th Dec

One of the most notorious metal bands in the world, KING 810 are coming to The Sugarmill on 12thDec.

Hailing from Flint, Michigan, they signed with Roadrunner Records in 2012.

The band’s lyrics are based on their lives growing up in the violent town of Flint. David Gunn himself was first arrested when he was nine years old, and states that in his area it was typical for kids at that age to commit crimes and use firearms. Kerrang! described Gunn’s lyrical style as “heavy metal poetry” that, when performed live, has a theatrical vibe that would “leave venues full of grown men quivering in their boots.”

Support comes from PUPPY.

Tickets available from 10am Monday 20th Aug via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania or Gigantic.

SKINNY LIVING + Special Guests **FREE ENTRY**

We’re pleased to welcome SKINNY LIVING to The Sugarmill for a very special FREE ENTRY show on Fri 21stSept.

The Wakefield four-piece are renowned for their beautiful four-part harmonies, emotional and provocative subject matter and their wide-ranging influences.

This tour will be the band’s first live shows since their headline tour across the UK and Europe, which saw them sell out many shows.

Skinny Living have recently been working with Punctual and Kid Ink on their track ‘King Without A Crown’. Before this, the band were doing it the old-fashioned way, building their own fan base and self-financing trips. Since signing with RCA in 2017, the band have gone from strength to strength, building on their fierce following and performing everywhere.

Their single “Why” released in 2017, received multiple BBC Radio 1 plays, and praise from the likes of NME – “as emotional as it is stirring” – Clash and SBTV. Skinny Living are building a fervent fan base already. They have over 5 million streams on Spotify and hit the Viral Chart Top 50, as well as Apple New Artist Of The Week. On top of this they had their first TV performance on ITV’s The Weekend.

WAYWARD SONS + Special Guests – 28th Nov

Reset the counters! Toby Jepson is back with WAYWARD SONS his brand new band and Ghosts Of Yet To Come, his first new album in over 20 years.

After the incredible success of Little Angels, a number one album, millions of records sold, massive sell out shows and numerous hit singles, Toby has been busy these past years in movie work, performing with Fastway, Gun and Dio’s Disciples and producing albums for numerous bands (Saxon, Fastway, Virginmarys).

His heart however, is always in writing and performing and so the concept of WAYWARD SONS was born – a new band, built for playing live, a new direction with Toby’s songs centre stage and a new album, signed to Frontiers Music SRL, with all the hallmarks of a great debut.

Wayward Sons, handpicked by Toby are Nic Wastell (bass, Chrome Molly) Phil Martini (drums, Spear Of Destiny, ex Quireboys, Joe Elliot’s Down and Outs) Sam Wood (guitar, a real new gunslinger from Treason Kings) and Dave Kemp (keys, ex Little Angels touring band and long time sideman to Toby). GOYTC was written in a live band situation, a first for Toby

Passionate, honest music made by passionate honest musicians who have come together to create rock music that reflects their heroes from the ‘70s and ‘80’s – modernity through homage…..Wayward Sons.

Tickets available from 9am Friday 10th Aug via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania or Gigantic.

STRANGE BONES + Filth + Feedbacc – 10th Oct

The incredible STRANGE BONES return to The Sugarmill on 10thOct.

STRANGE BONES hail from Blackpool. They’re a 3-piece consisting of two brothers and their childhood friend.
They play raw, edgy rock and roll in the vein of God Damn, Royal Blood and Drenge, QOTSA et all, but with their own stamp firmly on their sound.

With a deserved reputation as a formidable live band, this is a show you’ll want to see!

Tickets available from 9am Friday 3rd Aug via  The Sugarmill  Music Mania or Gigantic.

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