Basic B*tches (NY), Fistymuffs, The Farting Sufragettes
DOORS 7:00pm // £tbc
BASIC B*TCHES - hard-hitting two piece. Formed in 2014 by prolific singer/guitarist Naomi Scott (a current Brooklyn resident who hails from London) with the intention of creating a more visceral musical outlet, Basic Bitches came to life with the addition of drummers Josh McCartney and Nick D'Amore (the latter plays in the current line-up, when he's not pounding the skins with New Jersey's Overlake).
City Slackers is an immersive experience that will transport the listener to a mosh pit in a rock club; this is not music to be played on headphones while plugging away at work, or after popping a Xanax with the intent to chill. These are heart-on-their sleeve anthems for the isolated and disenfranchised, those looking to exuberantly belt along with Naomi Scott's formidable howl and sweat it out to Nick D'Amore's pummeling percussion.
FISTYMUFFS - are a riot grrrl punk band who met at Girls Rock School Edinburgh. Their fun and colourful exterior is somewhat of a contrast to the serious and sometimes dark nature of their songs. Their songs have focused on subjects such as escaping abusive relationships, unwanted groping and rejecting patriarchal standards of body image and femininity. Fistymuffs get their message across through bold punk riffs & confident stage-presence. Shamelessly saying what needs to be said.
THE FARTING SUFFRAGETTES - are a riot grrrl punk band who met at Girls Rock School Edinburgh. Their fun and colourful exterior is somewhat of a contrast to the serious and sometimes dark nature of their songs. Their songs have focused on subjects such as escaping abusive relationships, unwanted groping and rejecting patriarchal standards of body image and femininity. Fistymuffs get their message across through bold punk riffs & confident stage-presence. Shamelessly saying what needs to be said.
Leith Depot Presents #5: Rita Braga/Sister Midnight/Pocket Knife
DOORS 7:30pm // £6 OTD
RITA BRAGA - Porto-based multi-instrumentalist and cabaret performer Rita Braga brings her own unique solo performance style to Leith Depot for a very special fifth installment of LDP as part of a lengthy UK/European tour. Ranging from the serene to the fantastical, Braga's musical quest often takes her to the stars and back - and everywhere in between.
Her recently released self-described minimal ukelele pop operetta, A Quantic Dream, is about as weird and wonderful as you could expect from her past endeavours and is bound to make for an entrancing night upstairs at The Depot!
SISTER MIDNIGHT - Armed with old school jazz/cabaret vibes and a raw, powerful voice set to stun, Sister Midnight have been making a name for themselves around the city in various forms, absolutely blowing us away the last time they paid a visit to the Depot as a duo. So we're super excited, to say the least, to have them back! Get down early!
POCKET KNIFE - KNOWN for their versatile and steadfastly inventive material that has saw them surge in acclaim with each passing release, the dawning of the next evolution of Home$lice is upon as they hurtle towards the release of their debut album.
Mouses // Sulka // Loud South Ladies
DOORS 7:30pm // £6 ADV (Tickets Here)
MOUSES - Mouses are guitarist and vocalist Steven Bardgett and drummer Nathan Duff, a lo-fi garage rock duo from Billingham renowned for their raw and energetic live performances and a tendency for gig induced self-destruction. Formed in early 2014, they have built a growing reputation for their unique sound, combining surrealist lyrics and playful melodies in a whirlpool of fuzzed-out, frenetic punk rock.
SULKA - Super sweet, super dark bedroom jams from Glasgow, bumped up to a full band for extra sweetness. FFO: Elliott Smith, Pavement
LOUD SOUTH LADIES - Kicking off this Friday feast is Loud South Ladies, a joyous Riot Grrrl-inspired crew, giving you good vibes but not taking your shit. You wanna dance, you wanna party, you wanna scream, you wanna shout? LSL got ya covered!
U 18's GIG with The Orange Tiles
DOORS 2:00pm til 5:00pm // £5
THE ORANGE TILES - Psyche Indie Band from Edinburgh who seems to like Sci-Fi, Tame Impala and Trippy Sound
Errant Media Upstairs VIII
DOORS 7:00pm // £tbc
PETER CAT - The lead singer looks like a young, better-looking Alex Kapranos, and comes across like a better laugh as well. We can all be the judge when Peter Cat come to headline this version of Upstairs. Get a load of the tune "Keeping Up With Jacob": if you like Divine Comedy, Smiths, FF, etc, then this'll make you smile. That's a lazy comparison, but this isn't lazy music. Don't miss out on this; catch them before they release their forthcoming EP and head off to Italy ("Italy?!" Aye. Italy.) for their tour of the birthplace of Italia '90.
STEPHEN MCLAREN - Errant Media's own dance-floor king-turned-veteran. Stephen is currently recording new single, "Call of the Workers '18", which has proved a smash hit with the 90's comedown kids. For now, check out the critically acclaimed, "We Used To Go Raving", released last year on this night's home label.
MAD GERALD - A return to Upstairs for the mighty Mad Gerald, we are delighted to have them back, having been one of our most impressive guests to date (and that is saying something!) A bold and assured mix of pop, rock, country, Americana, and post-punk, Mad Gerald won't disappoint even the most disagreeable of people.
ERRANT BOY - Errant Boy, Errant Boy, where for art thou Errant Boy? Well, at Upstairs! That's where! Also, busy releasing superb singles, such as "We Like You" (out March 23rd), which has pleasurably got under the skin of a fair few critics already, compelling them aw to assert that they do, indeed, like Errant Boy. And no wonder, they're "one of the best bands around" (Scots Whay Hae).
Junky Fam's Leith Weekender pt. 2:
DOORS 6:00PM // £Free Entry
JUNKY FAM- 's'gigs follow the narrative of a cosmic journey, through worlds of 70s fusion, odd-time math-metal, mad bossa nova and lowdown grunge, all underpinned by the Fam’s manic funky energy. We lie somewhere between the wild psychedelia of Hendrix, other-worldly grooviness of P-Funk and mind melting rhythmic geekiness of Meshuggah.
Overlaps Free Improv Session
DOORS 7:30PM // £Free Entry
OVERLAPS is an evening of freely improvised music. All improvising musicians with an ear for the experimental are encouraged to participate. Simply turn up with your instruments and put your name on the list. Participants will be put into small groups and performances will take place over the course of the night. Non participating audience members are also encouraged to attend! House guitar and bass amps are provided. Drummers are required to bring breakables, kick pedal, clutch.
Free Community Supper
DOORS 3pm till 5pm // Free
Alright folks, our next community supper is on Thursday 26th of April, between 3-5pm. We’ll be serving macaroni cheese. Same as last time, free food, tea & coffee and there will be no alcohol sales during this time. Come meet, greet and eat with your neighbours.
DOORS 8pm // £TBC
Line Up To Be confirmed
Quiet as a mouse Debut Album, Sploco, Trampled Daisy
DOORS 7:00PM // £5 OTD
Quiet as a Mouse launch their debut album 'Is It Funny When It Hurts?' with a very special show at Leith Depot in Edinburgh. £5 Tickets on sale now via the link below. Please join, invite your friends or anyone who might be interested and share this event. Support from Sploco and Trampled Daisy. Pre order the album now via https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/id1338819729?app=itunes
The Experimental Film Club
DOORS 7:00PM // £2 OTD
It's time for the second Experimental Film Club of 2018! Join us for screening of original experimental film.