• Phoria + Dark Dark Horse 22/07/14

    '....super-smart and endearingly pieced together from a breathtaking blend of whisper-like vocals and euphoric electronics .' - NME 'If this track is anything to go by, Phoria's upcoming EP, Display, is set to be one of the defining releases of the year.' - Indie Shuffle 'Even as “Emanate” makes its ascent into a huge, warm wall of synth melody, this remains a deeply felt and achingly human composition.' - The Line Of Best Fit 'If a conventional pop song was disassembled to its absolute, minute parts, jumbled up and given a new space, it might sound like this.' - Fake DIY Brighton five piece alternative, electronic band Phoria return this spring with their second official EP release. The ‘Display’ EP is due for release via X Novo Records in June. The Lauren Laverne endorsed lead track 'Emanate' raced to No.6 in the Hypem Chart and received over 100,000 plays in its first week and over 120,000 views on Youtube. 'Emanate' has also been BBC6 music's Track of the week and Lauren Laverne's 'Recommends track', it has also received support from Phil Taggart at Radio 1, XFM, BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio. The single is available to buy digitally, along with a preorder of the EP in full. A run of 250 limited edition 10" vinyl’s will accompany the release. They have also shared the stage with Little Dragon, Active Child, 65daysofstatic, Efterklang and Ultraista, project of legendary Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich. In support of the 'Display' EP they will be playing headline shows at St. Pancras Old Church on June 16th and The Haunt, Brighton, June 21st. The Band's live show was listed as a Great Escape Festival highlight by The Line of Best Fit, and Gigwise. The ‘Display’ EP is set to be the first release from brand new London based singles label X Novo. The name is Latin for ‘built from scratch’.
  • The Cookie Comedy Club Presents: Edinburgh Preview Shows 2014 02/07/14

    The Cookie is very pleased to announce it's run of shows for this year's Edinburgh Preview Season. All show listings and tickets can be found on our dedicated Edinburgh Preview page at the top of this page.
  • Park Bench Society + Guests 25/07/14

    We're pleased to be joined by the awesome Park Bench Society. It's the first show of the year for the Loughborough based band and we're psyched to finally have them here at The Cookie. Friday 25th July PARK BENCH SOCIETY Doors 8pm / £3 Advance
  • Kiran Leonard + Guests 27/07/14

    Kiran Leonard is a mercurially talented 18 year old musician from Oldham, Greater Manchester. He takes inspiration from artists such as Mothers of Invention, Sufjan Stevens, Deerhoof, Albert Ayler, the Residents, Krzysztof Penderecki, the Beach Boys, Don Caballero, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Adrian Belew. He asks you kindly not to make him pick a favourite. Kiran garnered much acclaim in 2013, particularly for the singles 'Dear Lincoln' and 'Port-Ainé' which each spent four weeks on the BBC Radio 6 Music playlist. The album Bowler Hat Soup was released in November as a lavishly-packaged double LP on Hand Of Glory Records and won acclaim from the NME, Pitchfork, Mojo and The Guardian, and was featured by BBC Radio 6 Music as an Album Of The Day.
  • The Cookie Curious Cabaret 30/07/14

    Wednesday 30th July Bibi Bonanza and Florence Fontaine present a night of Burlesque & Music: Featuring performances from Ella Sinclair Kitty Monroe Lux Delioux Ruby Tuesday Faye Feline Florence Fontaine Venus Star. Music from Callum Lynch Compered DD Diamond. £4 Advance / £5 OTD Doors 7pm / Show at 8pm
  • Swing Social 06/08/14

    Watch, Listen, Learn, Dance, Socialise and Drink…..More details to follow.
  • Frank Fairfield + Weikie + Humble He 08/08/14

    We're pleased to welcome back the legend that is FRANK FAIRFIELD. His show back in 2012 was our show of the year and we can't wait to welcome him back. Friday 8th August FRANK FAIRFIELD Doors 8pm £7 Advance | £9 OTD
  • DZ Deathrays + The Cream Tangerines + Catbone 14/08/14

    Thursday 14th August DZ Deathrays The Cream Tangerines Catbone £6 | 8pm | 14+
  • Holy Esque + Tapestry+ Murmur 22/08/14

  • Swing Social 03/09/14

    Watch, Listen, Learn, Dance, Socialise and Drink…..More details to follow.
  • The Cookie Comedy Club Presents: Robin Ince 18/09/14

    After dabbling in Darwin and cleaning out Schrodinger's Cat, Robin now delves into his mind and possibly your mind too. From Freud and Jung to Laing and Milgram, from rats after rewards to insanity cured by ink spots, Robin looks at the last 100 years of psychiatry, psychology and skewiff brain dabblings.
  • Syd Arthur + Prophets of Saturn + Guests 23/09/14 (Rescheduled Date)

    Hailed by MOJO as "Canterbury's dazzling new sons," Syd Arthur offer a strikingly fresh take on 21st century psychedelia, their exceptional approach born of prodigious musicianship, elemental songcraft, and an unabashed spirit of adventure. Released in the UK in 2012, On An On swings as much as it swirls, with songs like first single "Ode To The Summer," whose video was premiered in America by Stereogum, fusing kosmische jazz and expansive grooves with arcadian instrumentation, intricate time signatures, and lyrical, free-spirited melodies to conjure a rather potent and particular musical magic. On An On justly earned Syd Arthur reams of UK attention, with critical acclaim and increasingly bigger gigs, including recent tours alongside White Denim and confirmed fan Paul Weller.
  • Exit Calm + Support TBA 24/09/14

  • Theo Verney + Guests 25/09/14

    Theo joins us as a warm up to Liverpool psych fest. THEO VERNEY £5 | 8pm
  • CLUB MILK with BLAENAVON + EKKAH + SURF 27/09/14

    Milk is back! After May's sold out show with Wolf Alice, Superfood & Gengahr we're pleased to announce our next show with awesome Blaenavon.... Joining them on the bill are on the most talked about new acts of the moment EKKAH... Opening up are local hero's SURF.... Saturday 27th September BLAENAVON EKKAH SURF £7 | 9pm
  • Swing Social 08/10/14

    Watch, Listen, Learn, Dance, Socialise and Drink…..More details to follow.
  • Fatherson + Guests 10/10/14

    Friday 10th October FATHERSON £7 | 8pm | 14+
  • Eagulls + Guests 14/10/14

    We're happy to announce that Eagulls will be coming to The Cookie as part of their autumn tour.
  • Happyness + Guests 17/10/14

    £6 Advance | 8pm Hot on the heels of the release of their acclaimed debut album ‘Weird Little Birthday’, South London slacker trio Happyness are plotting a course across the country in October. Having spent May on the road with Ezra Furman, appeared at Liverpool Sound City and Live At Leeds, and performing at Bestival, Secret Garden Party and Green Man among other summer Festivals, the band are set for what is sure to be their busiest tour yet. “There is absolutely no reason not to fall in love with this debut album, and if you come up with one, you're wrong.” – Sunday Times “it feels only a matter of time till this South London trio explode” – NME 8/10 “Happyness switch effortlessly between fuzzy pop and downcast, desolate, ballads… thrilling and charming” – The Guardian **** “A special band” – DIY “Weird Little Birthday oozes a woozy optimism that borders on the euphoric” - Loud & Quiet “it's difficult not to warm to any record that quotes Prefab Sprout's Cars And Girls in one breath and uses the word ‘phlebotomist’ in the next” - Q **** “Affectionate homage to the post-Grunge era” – Uncut 8/10 “One of the finest new bands on the face of this Earth” – Stereogum “They’ve got big ideas and big talent… Happyness could be ruling many a roost.” – The Line of Best Fit “Giddy yet brainy college rock” – Notion “Out of the haze, few really stand out but - given what we've heard thus far - Happyness might just be able to do that.” – Clash “Audacious and unforgettable… a must have” – Disorder "Characterful dulcet tunes we want to hear from a guitar band right now" – 405 “feel-good college rock bursting with youthful naivety” – Artrocker
  • Swing Social 05/11/14

    Watch, Listen, Learn, Dance, Socialise and Drink…..More details to follow.
  • Ruarri Joseph + Lily & Meg 12/11/14

    Doors: 10pm Tickets: £10 Advance -- Ruarri Joseph returns this Autumn with a new album ‘Brother’ (Pip Productions). The record, Ruarri’s fourth studio album to date, is a record inspired and propelled by ideas of friendship, relationships and family. Originally born in Edinburgh, the nomadic Joseph found his song- writing roots in the southwestern Pacific. A move to New Zealand, and the young Ruarri found himself coming of age in Dannevirke (population 6,000), an isolated, rural farming community. At 17 Joseph packed his suitcase and moved back to the UK and settled in London, where he released his debut album ‘Tales Of Grime and Grit’ through Atlantic Records. Shortly after he quit Atlantic in favour of independence and so in 2008, he formed his own label ‘Pip Productions’ through which all his subsequent LPs have been released. Inspired by Bob Dylan, the singer song-writer’s work has also earned him favourable comparisons to the chart-topping pop savvy sounds of Damian Rice and David Gray, artists which through no coincidence Joseph now shares management with. “One of our best songwriters and lyricists” – The Times “As wise as a 70 year old Johnny Cash” – NME “Genius…a breath of the freshest air” - Observer “Like a modern Cat Stevens” – Paolo Nutini “Stunning” – Claudia Winkleman, BBC Radio2
  • The Cookie Comedy Club Presents: Andy Zatlzman 15/11/14

    ANDY ZALTZMAN SATIRIST FOR HIRE Zaltzman, the British-based half of the global hit topical podcast The Bugle, takes his uniquely interactive new show on the road, giving audiences the chance to have the issues they care about satirised to order by one of Britain’s leading political comedians. Audience members are invited to send in their satirico-queries in advance (send your request to, including the date and venue of the show you will be attending). “Andy Zaltzman is of the finest satirical stand-ups in the land.” Time Out “Political comedy at its best” Sunday Times “Fiendishly sharp satirist” Evening Standard
  • Charlotte Carpenter's Tea Party 28/11/14

    After two years of hosting her Tea Party at The Cookie, Charlotte is headlining her biggest show yet, with a super special show at Bishop Street Church. Friday 28th November CHARLOTTE CARPENTER + Guests to be announced £7 Advance | 8pm | 14+
  • Swing Social 03/12/14

    Watch, Listen, Learn, Dance, Socialise and Drink…..More details to follow.