Shonen Knife / Summerhall, Edinburgh | 1st of May

In the dissection room of the Old Royal Dick Vet, crowds of ragged crust punks and fresh-faced riot grrrls gather together to have a different kind of blade slice them open. Legendary Osakan pop-punk trio Shonen Knife head to Summerhall on their ‘Alive!’ tour, happy to be back screaming hits from their discography of happy go-lucky songs to the crowds of “Edinburgh Rock City”.

Avalanche Party / Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh | 28th of April

On Saturday the 28th of April 2018, Edinburgh’s underground music venue Sneaky Pete’s hosted Yorkshire based Garage-Punk band, Avalanche Party. The quintet were backed by Portalooth, a heavy rap-rock band, Oskar Braves, a new wave alternative group with a deep shoegaze feel and, finally, Shotgun City Sunshine local Edinburgh band providing classic rock and roll.

Fat Goth / Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh | 18th of April

Fat Goth is a near perfect name for a rock band from along the Tay. It sparks memories of hanging around city centres as an ostracised teen having the insult lashed at us on a daily basis by cooler, prettier people listening to more conventional subgenres of music.

Acrylic / Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh | 29th of March

On Thursday 29th March Edinburgh’s famous Sneaky Pete’s, hosted an EP launch for Glasgo w alternative rock quintet Acrylic and their new release All I Am. Performing were Posable Action Figure: a blues-inspired pop-rock duo of guitar and drums, Mt Doubts lead singer Leo Bargery: alternative singer/songwriter. And finally, Acrylic.

Out Lines / Summerhall, Edinburgh | 17th of March

By way of the harmonium’s inherent melancholy and a mammoth, warping synth Out Lines introduce us to their world of woe with Buried Guns. Lured in from the outset are we by every note, lyric and brow furrow that the Scottish alt-folk heavy hitters emit.

Plastic House / Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh | 14th of March

A night out on a Wednesday always does the trick of breaking up the week. This was definitely the case at Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh’s much-loved Cowgate on the 14th of March.

L-Space / Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh | 11th of March

In effect at Sneaky’s this eve is a percussion prohibition, self-imposed by the trio of performing acts. Drum kits of a physical nature may be nowhere in sight but a barrage of gadgetry: laptops, drum-machines, synths, et al, fill the void and deliver sounds unachievable by traditional means.

Martha Ffion / Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh | 9th of March

On a brisk Friday night in the heart of the Cowgate, Martha Ffion celebrates the release of her debut album Sunday Best with an audience of warm and adoring fans. A band performing in Sneaky Pete’s sometimes feels like a gig in somebody’s punk house living room.

Peach Pit / Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh | 10th of February

Those amongst us academically shackled, burdened by the ever-dwindling financial strain of student loans, certainly know how to squeeze every penny’s worth from a night of tunes. Sneaky’s is chocker from the outset tonight — the kind of squeeze where if you move, we all move.

Casey Lowry / Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh | 7th of February

A modest gathering of souls, brave enough to face the lingering breath of winter, mill around the bar at Sneaky Pete’s awaiting their musical entertainment for some welcome warmth. Casey Lowry and his accompanying band of merry lads tie off the evening with their bopped-out indie-pop.