• The Cookie Presents: KAGOULE + Ash Mammal + Lacura 02/12/15

    THE URTH TOUR 2015 Nottingham’s Kagoule have announced their long-awaited debut album Urth, due for release on August 21st 2015 via Earache Records. The prodigious teenagers have previously released a wealth of singles and are now ready to unleash a hugely impressive debut that not only belies their years, but proves they are one of the most exciting young bands in the UK. Produced by Ross Orton (Arctic Monkeys, M.I.A, The Fall) and Pete Fletcher (Childhood) Urth is an intense and forward-thinking listen from a band ready to step forward and shake things up. Despite their age, the band have formed a sound that is truly their own – dark, melodic, heavy and constantly evolving. Kagoule hit The Cookie in December as part of thier UK tour. KAGOULE ASH MAMMAL LACURA 8pm // £5adv // 14+
  • SWING SOCIAL 02/12/15

    This years last Swing Social will be held upstairs at the Cookie and The Attic bar will be open just for us. No taster session this month, and the music we start at around 7.30pm. Why not pop along for come Christmas cheer!
  • White Noise Festival Presents: THOUGHT FORMS + Guests 04/12/15

    White Noise Festival (Previously White Noise Christmas and White Noise Summer) raises awareness of the best bits of the Leicester Music Scene and money for local charities. The events are organised by RockFood Music and IQ Industries – which are comprised of members of local bands Maybeshewill and Death Of London. So far they have raised nearly £3000 for local charities.
  • MR HICKFORD DJ 04/12/15

    From 9pm we have the very talented Mr Hickford playing a vinyl only dj set of classics to upfront sounds, spanning Funk, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Soul, Northern, Disco, House and much more. FREE ENTRY
  • The Cookie Presents: JAWS + Nai Harvest + Clubs (O2 Academy) 04/12/15

    We're pleased to announce the return of JAWS to Leicester in support of their second album. Friday 4th December JAWS NAI HARVEST CLUBS £10 Advance / 7pm / 14+ ** Tickets on sale online only **
  • White Noise Festival Presents: WTATDR + Guests 05/12/15

    White Noise Festival (Previously White Noise Christmas and White Noise Summer) raises awareness of the best bits of the Leicester Music Scene and money for local charities. The events are organised by RockFood Music and IQ Industries – which are comprised of members of local bands Maybeshewill and Death Of London. So far they have raised nearly £3000 for local charities.
  • DJ KEV MUD 05/12/15

    Kev Joins us from 9pm on the ground floor with varied vinyl vibes all night and head nodding rarities to tap or stamp your feet to…...
  • The Cookie Comedy Club Presents: LUISA OMIELAN 'Am I right ladies - Xmas Special' 07/12/15

    Am I Right Ladies is brilliant! Another signature ‘party with jokes’ from Luisa Omielan, its the follow up to her debut stand-up show, What Would Beyoncé Do?! An empowering manifesto. You’ll have the time of your life #AmIRightLadies ‘You’ll have the time of your life and you’ll owe it all to her’ ***** – Chortle ‘We need more comics like Omielan: bold as brass, ambitious and, above all else, wonderfully funny.’ – The Skinny ‘Omielan is a refreshing comic voice, doing something that no-one else is doing…there is no doubt that she will become the megastar she already acts like one day very soon.’ – The Independent ‘Crystal clearly a mainstream star in the making’ – Guardian ‘Hilarious, expect a full on rearrangement of your insides’ – Vogue ‘Fresh, frank and fearless – a gutsy new star is born’ – Telegraph ‘Will make you die laughing’ – Marie Claire ‘Queen B of Comedy’ – WhatsOnStage £12 ADV Doors 7.30pm
  • Magic Teapot Presents: YUKON BLONDE + The Wooden Sky + Chambers 08/12/15 Over the past two years, Yukon Blonde has earned no shortage of acclaim for its hook-heavy brand of pop rock. But despite their love of vintage rock ‘n’ roll, the members aren’t the kind of guys who cling to the past. The members were drawn to the fast, punk-tinged tracks that Innes has been penning in his spare time. Danceable and unrepentantly poppy, these new tracks evoked late-’70s/early-’80s post-punk and drew inspiration from artists like the Buzzcocks, Ramones and Talking Heads. The Wooden Sky There’s so much good music coming out of Canada at the moment I’m starting to think there’s something in the maple syrup and the latest release from The Wooden Sky adds considerable weight to this waffle-based theory. Let’s Be Ready is the fourth album from the Toronto-based group and it signals a shift: it’s goodbye acoustic control and hello electric chaos. The band wear this more raucous sound well and existing fans shouldn’t be too thrown, as in all other respects they are still recognisable. For the uninitiated, frontman Gavin Gardiner’s vibrato-heavy vocal is somewhere between Tracy Chapman and Counting Crows’ Adam Duritz. This suits the whole vibe of Let’s Be Ready, which was recorded using fully live takes with, as is the fashion, the reverb set to ‘big cave’. The shimmering guitar parts play a massive role in shaping the album, with Gardiner’s delicate fingerpicking supercharged (rather than obliterated) by guitarist Simon Walker’s overlaying of heavier lines. The latter’s playing sounds out-of-control but of course is anything but; reminiscent of The Posies’ Jon Auer, at his peak. Doors 8PM // £6 ADV
  • Magic Teapot Presents: ANNA VON HAUSSWOLFF + Courtney Askey + Smokin' Renegades 09/12/15 When Swedish singer/musician Anna von Hausswolff was young, her parents used to tell her stories about a place the family loved to visit. The location is seeped in a complicated history: a home, for example, to Sweden’s traditional folk music, it’s an area of outstanding natural beauty, but once provided the backdrop for a momentous uprising against the country’s king during which thousands of peasants were slaughtered, leaving its landscapes bathed in blood. It became, to her, a place of mystery, magic and terror, and, though she won’t say where it is, she still returns repeatedly, if sometimes only in her imagination. She calls the place Miraculous. Much of the music on The Miraculous draws from these stories and images while making excessive use of the Acusticum Pipe Organ in Piteå, Northern Sweden, whose colossal sound – with nine thousand pipes, it’s one of the biggest of its kind in the country – swells heroically throughout the album. Inaugurated in 2012, and designed by Gerard Woehl, it lends the record a unique edge, enabling moments of true drama and supplying the brooding drones and dreamy soundscapes that provide the album’s foundations. Anna von Hausswolff has spent the majority of time since the release of her last album “CEREMONY” touring the world and playing special shows in very special settings such as the Lincoln Cathedral, in England’s East Midlands or the Town Hall during the Sydney Festival as well as headline tours, including China, and opening for bands such as Efterklang. She also recently lend vocals to the Royal Swedish Opera House’s ballet of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Courtney Askey Courtney Askey is a Leicester based musician, artist, filmmaker and writer. She has lived, produced and performed works in England, Paris and Hong Kong. She has been prolifically writing and recording music since the tender age of fifteen and started playing live in her hometown at sixteen. Bucking the trend of the archetypal singer songwriter troubadour’s traditional subjects of love and loss, Courtney writes in her own words, songs about, ‘Going for coffee and doing nothing’. That is not to say that there is no depth to her lyrics, which captivate and amuse in equal measure. The words, when married to her honey coated vocal, draw the listener in with the warmth and infectious charm of her delivery. Previously fronting bands Courtney Askey and the Gentlemen and Lure, Courtney is now working solo again. In 2013 she released a self produced experimental four track EP under the name Carmen Haze. In September of 2013, she moved to Hong Kong for three months of writing and gigging, and performed around the island. In April 2014, Courtney moved to Paris where she wrote a number of songs for upcoming releases. She is now living and performing in England. In May 2015, Courtney signed to Blizzard Records, and will release an EP on the label in the coming year.
  • Dayflower Presents: CANDY DUST feat. Maggie8 + Ola Szmidt 10/12/15

    The official launch for Candy Dust - a quarterly club night curated by Dayflower. Featuring the band and handpicked support acts from around the country followed by indie disco / shoegaze / lofi / psych pop DJ set. Oh, and there will also be candy ! ______________________ Dayflower Maggie8 Ola Szmidt and the DJs A + D from Abandon Periscope . . . £6 ADV Doors 8PM
  • The Cookie Presents: MAHALIA + Guests 11/12/15

    Cookie favourtie Mahalia is back with us in December. Don't miss it! MAHALIA £6 ADV // 8PM // 14+
  • The Cookie Presents: JAMES CHERRY + April Towers + Guests 12/12/15

    £5 ADV Doors 8PM More details to follow.....
  • CLUB SMASHING 16/12/15

    Another night of completely insane comedy.... More Details to follow.
  • The Cookie Presents: SUPEREGO + The Bay Rays 17/12/15

    We're pleased to announce the debut performance of a very special new act, SUPEREGO. You will be the first people to witness a very special new band. Thursday 17th December SUPEREGO + support from THE BAY RAYS £3 // 8pm // 14+
  • DJ NINJA BOB 18/12/15

    Eclecticore, Hiphop, funk, breaks, swing, dnb, soul, dub, rock, indie, house, electro, dubstep, future bass, garage, everything else… FROM 9PM FREE ENTRY
  • The Cookie Presents: Echolocation + Dead High Wire + Not My Good Arm 19/12/15

    Echolocation's 10th anniversary show coming soon…. More Details to follow...
  • DJ RICH BEE (Waxworks Vinyl) 19/12/15

    An eclectic mix of music with Soul and all strictly vinyl. Soul, Jazz, Funk, Disco, Hip-hop, reggae, house and much more FROM 9PM FREE ENTRY
  • CLUBSmas 23/12/15

    Our annual Xmas shindig hosted by our pals Clubs. 23.12.15 CLUBS + guests TBA £5 Adv // 8pm // 14+
  • Forget Christmas...It's all about New Year's Eve 31/12/15

    So silly season is nearly upon us, so we thought we'd better just put this one out there for you given that you'll be pretty bored with eating turkey, playing charades and chatting to ya granny. All 3 floors of The Cookie will be open with Dj's that can be found chillin' the night away at the weekends here on a regular basis. In the Attic we will have plenty of Trip Hop whilst in the main bar, Mr Hickford and Rich Bee will be playing their usual mix of Soul, Blues, Funk and Jazz. In the basement we'll have Snapey and the Casino boys playing a heady mix of soul and Indie Classics. And of course it is FREE entry!!!
  • The Cookie Comedy Club Presents: RUSSELL KANE 4-8/01/16

    Russell Kane will be joining us for 5 nights in January to preview new material for his UK tour. - RUSSELL KANE – WORKS IN PROGRESS TOUR 2016 ‘a seriously good comedian’ ★★★★★The Times Russell Kane, famed for his blisteringly funny and award-winning stand-up, will be returning to the stage to run through some new material ahead of a major UK tour. Multi-award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter Russell Kane is best known as the host of three series of BBC3‘s Live At The Electric, regular appearances on BBC1’s Live At Apollo, BBC3’s Unzipped, ITV2’s Celebrity Juice and I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! Now! ‘…at the top of his game’ The Guardian @russell_kane /
  • The Cookie Presents: LISBON + Guests 22/01/15

    Details to follow......
  • The Cookie Presents: GET INUIT + Fish Tank + Guests 28/01/15

    As part of Independent Venue Week 2016 we welcome GET INUIT. Thursday 28th January GET INUIT £6 Advance // 8pm // 14+

    Full listings can be found on our DLCF 2016 Page.
  • The Cookie Presents: FICKLE FRIENDS + Guests (O2 Academy) 07/02/16

    Sunday 7th February FICKLE FRIENDS + Support TBA £7 Advance / 6:30pm / 14+ ----- Brighton 5-piece, Fickle Friends first caught people's attention in 2014 when their debut single 'SWIM' amassed over 750,000 Soundcloud plays.After becoming HypeMachine’s 25th most blogged artist of 2014, the band have also received acclaim from Zane Lowe, Billboard & BBC Introducing.Fickle Friends’ upbeat summertime synth-pop has made them a firm festival favourite. This year they embark upon their first UK headline tour and will be releasing their debut EP ‘VELVET’.“They're masters of crafting joyful pop tunes with darker messages.” The 405“Fickle Friends have something of Haim's magical ability to write a bouncy pop song.” MTV District“One of the most blogged bands on the planet, and quite rightly so too, as their music is ridiculously infectious”Kick Kick Snare
  • The Cookie Presents: PINS + Peace and Love Barbershop Muhammed Ali (O2 Academy) 15/02/15

    Monday 15th February PINS Peace and Love Barbershop Muhammed Ali £8 // 14+ // 7pm
  • The Cookie Presents: THE JAPANESE HOUSE + Guests 24/02/15

    WEDNESDAY 24th FEBRUARY THE JAPANESE HOUSE £8 Adv // 8pm // 14+ ----- Following the release of her acclaimed new EP, Clean, through Dirty Hit Records (Wolf Alice, The 1975, Marika Hackman) this November, Londoner The Japanese House - a.k.a 20 year-old Amber Bain - is today announcing a new U.K headline tour for February next year. Starting in Manchester on the 18th February and taking in a homecoming show at London’s Dingwalls on the 25th, the new set of dates will be Bain’s second headline tour; following her sold-out debut tour in October this year.Recorded during the summer of 2015 with George Daniel and Matthew Healy, Bain’s second ever release sees her build on from her debut EP, Pools To Bathe In; continuing to add flickered rhythmic guitar to brooding, melancholic electronica whilst pushing the parameters of alt-pop with her luscious, hazy and engulfing sound.
  • The Cookie Presents: BLOSSOMS + The Vryll Society + Guests (O2 Academy) 26/02/16

    We're pleased to welcome back the awesome Blossoms in February as part of their UK tour. Support comes from Cookie fav's The Vryll Society. Tickets on sale Friday 30th October @ 9am. THURSDAY 26th FEBRUARY BLOSSOMS THE VRYLL SOCIETY £10 Adv // 7pm --- "Manchester's Blossoms offer a lighter take on psychedelia, one that's steeped in classic British pop song writing" - NME “These British rockers will blow your damn mind’ - Nylon “Part-indie rock explosion, part-psychedelic synth vortex, with gigantic overblown riffs and basslines everywhere. Not ones to do anything by half measures, Blossoms put the pedal to the metal on this vivacious ditty.” - The Line of Best Fit
  • The Cookie Presents: MIKE DIGNAM + Guests 14/04/15

    £10 Adv Doors 8pm DETAILS TO FOLLOW