Tragical History Tour // Lou Mclean // Iain Bethel
DOORS 7:30pm // £5
TRAGICAL HISTORY TOUR - Anthemic, fist-pumping acoustic bangers from the king of Cowpunk and Make-That-A-Take Records heid honcho, Derrick Johnston. After a long time coming, THT's debut LP 'Aphorisms' is finally seeing the light of day and we are delighted that the Depot will be one of many stops on the long strange trip to bring it to the masses!
LOU MCLEAN - No stranger to The Depot, Lou is back upstairs among the familiar red walls to treat us to a hefty dose of big ol' heart-tuggin' tunes. Songs in the key of Leith to set you up for long, hoarse night at the foot of the walk!
IAN BETHEL- lead singer and guitarist for Glasgow's Undo and solo slammer formerly known as Chartered Trips. Expect sharp, righteous jams from a guy weaned on 90s gold and all the best damn punk records.
May the 4th be with you’
eith Depot is formally inviting #saveleithwalk, Local Community, Drum Property Group, Local Councillors, MSP’s, Edinburgh University and Students Unions and anyone and everyone else that has an opinion on the second round of ‘public consultation’ to an informal get together in our venue between 8-9pm.
We will be providing some free refreshments between 8 and 9pm.
Public Consultation dates; Tuesday May 1st (4-7pm) at Barnardos, 144-148 Leith Walk Friday May 4th (12-8pm) at the Drill Hall Saturday May 5th (12-5pm) at the Drill Hall
The Shake Of Water
DOORS 7:00pm // £Free Entry
Join us for an outrageous foot stompin' bank holiday weekend. More wet and wild than sea monster sex With The Fnords, Mariachi Death Squad, Secret Admirer THE FNORDS - need no introduction. Tinnitus inducing. Bone shaking. Red, raw and righteous garage rock. You hail or you fail to them
MARIACHI DEATH SQUAD - are a point breakin', reverb crashing power surf trio. The experience of MARIACHI DEATH SQUAD is akin to that of the Fujiwhara Effect where, after a delicate and beautiful dance ceremony, everything is then BLOWN AWAY.
'SECRET ADMIRER' - are looking for love. They have a mix of fudgey Brown, toffee brown and creamy blond hair. They like 3 piece spooky instrumental surf, quiet board games and walks on the beach.
Good Grief presents: Blue House, Robert Sotelo, Clémentine March
DOORS 7:30pm // £6
BLUE HOUSE - Delicate and evocative jangle pop from London's Blue House. Their new 7" split single with Clémentine March is out for Record Store Day '18 and was fittingly recorded at Abbey Road Studios.
ROBERT SOTELO - Genius lo-fi pop songs and hook-laden delights all wrapped up in the soundtrack of the late 60s. Debut album 'Cusp' is out now on one of the best UK labels around, Upset The Rhythm.
CLEMENTINE MARCH - Fresh from her sell-out tour with Big Thief, French chanteuse Clémentine March pushes the boundaries of indie pop. Loud and quiet; always beautiful.
Forever Alien : Album Launch Party + Guests
DOORS 7:30PM // £5
BULBLESS presents: A night of experimental electronic vibes with some of the most interesting acts from the Edinburgh underground scene.
FOREVER ALIEN- " His electronic music follow a line that goes from Suicide through minimal synth to video games scores and than sounds, words and visions that arose form an inner world constantly "stranger" give birth to a concert beyond the concert in a "per-formative" event where melodies, projection and gesture merge in an "alien ritual" with art and sound widen human perception, all too human. Every song is crossed by a transposition of external conflicts into inner disagreements with a perennial denial which culminate in an extra-dimension, a no man's land, where to finally find nothingness again."
THE REVERSE ENGINEER- The Reverse Engineer is Dave House - a musician, sound artist and graphic designer who creates polyrhythmic soundscapes from algorithms, field recordings, sampled instruments and everyday sounds. His latest album Elusive Geometry received excellent reviews from international press as well as airplay on BBC radio.
MIDI PAUL- Midi Paul is the alter ego of bassist/producer Phil McBride. Expect stuttering drums, spliced up disco samples, wobbly arpeggios and some computer funk. On stage, the music evolves like a DJ set but in place of the turntables you will get live bass, dirty analogue synths and old school breakbeats.
Refugee Benefit Gig #20 Feat; Hanoi Jocks / Outlaw Stantom
DOORS 7:30PM // £tbc
Matinee Show Braw Gigs presents : Ashley Paul with guests
DOORS 4pm till 6pm // £5 OTD
ASHLEY PAUL Ashley Paul is an American performer and composer based in London. She uses an array of instruments including saxophone, clarinet, voice, guitar, bells and percussion, mixing disparate elements to create a colorful palate of sound that works its way into her intuitive songs; free forming, introverted melodies. This blend manifests beautiful and simple musical forms against acoustic experimentation.
The Duo of Ali Robertson and Tara Pattenden will be up first - Ali fresh from Usurper's very successful residency at Counterflows 2018 alongside Tara Pattenden, who has been working with soft circuitry to create interfaces for audio electronics that manipulate sound through touch and movement. As Phantom Chips she performs with an array of home made electronic instruments, samplers and wearable noisemakers.
Jaggers Lips presents : VFLambda with Thee Rag N Bone Man / Fatalists
DOORS 7:00pm // £5 OTD
VF LAMBDA- VFLAMBDA have created a live performance that energises and challenges audiences thanks to their heavy, foreboding riffs, experimental sonic storytelling and irresistible stage presence. VFLAMBDA are blending styles with fury and fire, making your hips sway one minute and your face melt the next.
THEE RAG N BONE MAN- (One Man Band Brutal Noise Blues) Thee Rag n Bone Man is a one man band from the bowels of Scotland, Primitive brutal noise blues, Amped up screaming slide guitar, howling fuzzed up harmonica riffs, a nuclear noise holocaust. Alone angry & socially Dangerous
FATALISTS- Like Crocodiles or Cockroaches, Fatalists are survival specialists. Since the Triassic period we've been cutting round Edinburgh, whittling away at our own sound, ignoring and avoiding musical conformity. Their first album, released 2010, 'Between the Aisles' was a big proggy, punk punch in the face. It went down quite well, they played a BBC introducing session etc. "We decided to disappear for three years, to work very hard at our latest album 'Unwelded'. We are extremely proud of it and it is out now on Gammaproforma records"
SOCIAL FORRO PARTNER DANCING WITH LIVE BAND : BRISTOL BRANCH (Brazilian)
DOORS 7:30pm // £TBC
BRISTOL BRANCH Scotland's no.1 (and only!) Forró band playing music from NorthEast Brazil with a touch of Cajun and Ceilidh thrown in for good measure. Bring it on!
OVERLAPS : Free Improv Session
DOORS 7:30PM // £Free
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.