Are There Any More Monkeys? – Randolph’s Leap live

Randolph’s Leap / David MacGregor / Moonsoup – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh – Friday 30th March 2018 Randolph’s Leap gigs seem to fall into two categories – the helter skelter frantic ones (which tend to be most of them!) and, every now and then, the more restrained, textured shows. Friday’s show at Sneaky Pete’s definitely fell…

Nailed It There, Lads – We Were Promised Jetpacks live

   We Promised Jetpacks / Fiskur – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh – Tuesday 21st November 2017 Tuesday night’s sold out show at Sneaky Pete’s was not only We Were Promised Jetpacks’ first Scottish show of the year but was also probably the smallest show they’ve played in the capital in a decade. Explicitly set up to…

Slow Down – Big Deal, Fazerdaze and Joshua Gray live

Big Deal Big Deal / Fazerdaze /Joshua Gray – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh – Wednesday 10th June 2016 After stumbling across Fazerdaze on the Beech Coma compilation last year, their self-titled E.P. was one of my most listened to records of 2015. But, given that they come from New Zealand, it never seemed likely in this…

There’s No Window – Book Group live

Book Group / digitalanalogue – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh – Friday 5th June 2015 After a year of shows often burdened with one form of technical difficulty or another Friday night’s Book Group show at Sneaky Pete’s in Edinburgh was a return to blistering form. Burning right from the opening ‘Lowdown of a Loud Sound’ they…

Two Places At The One Time – Wozniak single launch

Wozniak / Vladimir / We Came from The North – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh – Friday 1 November 2013 So while Mike was heading North to Aberfeldy I was making the journey South to Edinburgh and you know, our paths may even have crossed at some point on route. But hey, the man can’t be in…

It Could Only Be Better If It Was Longer – Cancel The Astronauts single launch

Cancel The Astronauts / Shooting Stansfield – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh – Friday 2nd August 2013 Friday’s launch for Cancel The Astronauts’ new single ‘While I Was Sleeping’ turned out to be a typically euphoric show which was rather unexpectedly tinged with sadness. The former came from a performance that proves that CTA are still improving…