Thursday 29 December 2011

Sacre Noir live & Savage Sound System live videos

Sacre Noir
After a successful winter tour including a debut performance in Berlin, and shows in Paris and London, Sacre Noir return with a final live show of 2011 at Henry's Cellar Bar in Edinburgh. Playing once again with the mighty Frantic Chant, the gig is on Friday the 30th December - doors at 7pm. Here's the link to the facebook event:
You can also read the full story of the winter tour on the Sacre Noir blog here.
And finally you can check out a video from the last night of the Sacre Noir winter tour below.

Savage Sound System
The triple S returned to the live circuit in December 2011 with two shows at Henry's Cellar Bar in Edinburgh as part of the Conscious Collective Front night with Conscious Route, Jugalbandi, Le Combo and DJ Miro and as part of an Edinburgh Undersound night also featuring Nasty P, Blasfima Sinna, Deeko, Jordan Butler, Conscious Route featuring Werd and many more... Check out live videos below from both the nights and expect to see more live shows from the savage sound system in 2012.

Thursday 17 November 2011

Sacre Noir reviews and features & Savage Sound System live date

Sacre Noir

After a successful pre-tour show at Henry's supporting Defcon One, Collar Up and Shameless promoted by Bainbridge Productions, the first night of winter shows at the Cruz Bar, Leith last Saturday was a great happening! Sacre Noir are now looking ahead to dates coming up in London, Paris and Berlin to finish off the year. You can read a review of the gig at the Cruz Bar where Sacre Noir supported Frantic Chant for the launch of their new LP, on the STV news website here.

The Winter Edition of The Dog magazine features the Sacre Noir summer tour as well as an interview with DJ Yoda and many other articles and tips for all musicians out there. You can grab a copy free from Red Dog Music in Edinburgh, or read it online here.

You can also check out a feature on Swedish blog Klubbace which includes a free download of an exclusive Sacre Noir cover - Smalltown Boy (originally by Bronski Beat) here.

Finally Sacre Noir will be returning to Henry's Cellar Bar (Edinburgh) to conclude the winter shows with a special guest appearance alongside the savage sound system. More details below.

Savage Sound System
The triple S announce their first live show in a few months - live at Henry's Cellar Bar, featuring Sacre Noir, Werd & The Riddlah.

Savage Sound System live @ Henry's Cellar Bar, Edinburgh - 8th December 2011

Conscious Collective are bringing you another evening of diversity & arts culture from in and around the city of Edinburgh. This event will showcase Acoustic Roots, African, Latin American Celtic, Beat-Boxing, Hip-Hop fusion bands and much more.


Henry Cellar Bar 8-16a Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8BJ
Doors 7:30pm till 1am
Cost 4 pounds entry

Line up

Open Mic first hour for Rappers and Poets plus DJ Miro on decks

The Conscious Route Band
Sacre Noir/Savage Sound System Ft Riddlah (UVbeats) and Werd (S.o.S)
Dj Miro
Jugalbandi (Celtic / Folk / Jazz)
Le Combo (Instrumental Acoustic Roots Music)

Monday 24 October 2011

Sacre Noir winter live dates & DeathRat Fanzine interview.

Sacre Noir
Issue 6 of US based DeathRat Fanzine features an interview with Carrie Beattie (Sacre Noir) discussing the history of Sacre Noir, the recent Summer tour and the Sacre Noir live set-up. You can read DeathRat Fanzine online here.

Sacre Noir announce winter live dates including a welcome return to the Vibe Bar in London and Belushi's Bar in Paris. Sacre Noir will also be supporting Frantic Chant in Edinburgh at their LP launch and playing a debut show in Berlin.

Sacre Noir live @ Henry's Cellar Bar, Edinburgh - 29th October 2011.

Bainbridge presents a live night at Henry’s Cellar Bar on Saturday 29th October
- headline act are Defcon One, plus support from Sacre Noir, Collar Up and one more band tbc. £5 on the doors - open at 730pm. Giddy up!

Sacre Noir live @ The Cruz Bar, Edinburgh - 12th November 2011.


Frantic Chant are launching their new album, "Oscillator" and we`re having a party to celebrate.
You can download the new single, free from here. West coast tune junkie Dj Giro makes the trip east to deliver some total techno to the ears of all you in the form of a 3hour set. Just added to the bill....very special guests Sacre Noir who will be performing their unique lo-fi electronica in the main bar. Tickets £3......cheaper than a fish supper........available soon.

Sacre Noir live @ The Vibe Bar, Brick Lane, London - 28th November 2011.

‘Plugged In Switched On’ @ The Vibe Bar in the East End (one of London’s premier weekly Open Mic / Talent Scouting events), are infamous for showcasing the best up and coming acts from across the city and beyond. Sacre Noir will be playing a 20 minute set from about 9pm. but get down early to be sure of seeing all the fine acts on show. Doors from 8pm.

Sacre Noir live @ Belushi's, Paris - 29th November 2011.

Sacre Noir will be appearing at @ Belushi’s Paris. Come on down for 2 full live sets of electronica and maybe even a DJ set from Sacre Noir too. This event will take place in the club downstairs. Cocktails a plently - come party it up by the Canal St. Martin!

Sacre Noir live @ Goldman's Bar, Berlin - 1st December 2011.

Sacre Noir will be appearing live at @ Goldman’s, Berlin in the basement of the Circus Hotel / Hostel. Come on down for a 2 full live sets of electronica and good times a plently in our debut in Germany.

Monday 19 September 2011

Sacre Noir live date & tour diary video / sSs live date

Sacre Noir
Fresh from the summer tour Sacre Noir host a live night at Edinburgh's Belushi's Bar on Friday 30th September.

Sacre Noir live @ Belushi's, Edinburgh - 30th September 2011.

You can also check out a tour video diary from Sacre Noir featuring footage from several of the nights from the tour including Glasgow, London & Paris...

Savage Sound System
The savage sound system will be performing as part of the Concious Route night at Henry's Cellar Bar (Edinburgh) on Thursday the 8th December 2011. More details TBC.

Wednesday 31 August 2011

Final 2 shows of the Sacre Noir summer tour (London & Edinburgh).

After a roller-coaster August full of Sacre Noir dates in Paris, Liverpool, London, Glasgow & Edinburgh, the tour finishes off in September with dates in London & Paris. You can keep up to date with the Sacre Noir tour diary on the Sacre Noir blog.

Sacre Noir live at The White Lion, Streatham, London - 1st September 2011.

Sacre Noir live at Belushi's, Edinburgh - 2nd September 2011.

Until next time, keep it savage,

Tuesday 2 August 2011

Sacre Noir summer shows & live review

Sacre Noir kick off an August full of shows on Saturday the 6th August at Edinburgh's premier tea shop - The Tea Tree Tea. Should be an excellent night in a great venue with a top notch line-up of artists, see more details below. You can also now catch up on all the details for the Sacre Noir summer shows in London, Paris, Liverpool, Glasgow and Edinburgh on facebook events linked below. Plus keep in touch with Sacre Noir via the blog which will be updated as the tour progresses. Finally you can read a recent live review of Sacre Noir in online publication Death Rat Fanzine - Issue 4, click here to view.

Sacre Noir live at the Tea Tree Tea, Edinburgh - 6th August 2011.

Sacre Noir live at The Stairway Club, Glasgow - 10th August 2011.

Sacre Noir live at The King's Head, Acton, London - 12th August 2011.

Sacre Noir live at The Vibe Bar, Brick Lane, London - 15th August 2011.

Sacre Noir live at Paris Plage, La Villette Bassin, Paris - 20th August 2011.

Sacre Noir live at Belushi's, Paris - 21st August 2011.

Sacre Noir live at Belushi's, Paris - 24th August 2011.

Sacre Noir live at Bumper, Liverpool - 26th August 2011.

Sacre Noir live at The White Lion, Streatham, London - 1st September 2011.

Sacre Noir live at Belushi's, Edinburgh - 2nd September 2011.

Wednesday 20 July 2011

sSs / KOF gig cancelled, more Sacre Noir tour dates coming soon...

Unfortunately the gig scheduled for tomorrow night (Thursday 21st July) featuring the savage sound system has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control. Anyone who purchased tickets for this show online should have already received a refund. This has also led KOF to pull out of the instore at Elvis Shakespeare on the 22nd July, however Edinburgh MC Madhat McGore has kindly agreed to do a set, in preparation for his gig with Klashnekoff that night. Details of this event on the facebook page:
We also have some exciting news for Sacre Noir fans in Paris & Liverpool, regarding the Summer tour - more August dates to be announced shortly, keep up to date on the Sacre Noir facebook page.

Thursday 14 July 2011

Sacre Noir summer gig dates.

Sacre Noir announce live Summer dates, kicking off with tomorrow night (Friday 15th July), once again at the lovely Belushi's Bar in Edinburgh. Into August there will be a weekend of shows in Edinburgh including Friday night (5th August) at Belushi's Bar featuring special guest The Riddlah (UVBeatz) fresh from his show with Madhat McGore at T in the Park and Waz of infamous fanzine Muckle Sandwich with a DJ set. Followed by Saturday night (6th August) at The Tea Tree Tea cafe on Bread St. with another all star line-up.
Futher into August Sacre Noir will be playing debut shows in London on the 12th August at The King's Head (Acton) and the 1st September at the White Lion (Streatham). Finishing off the summer season with a final show at Belushi's Bar, Edinburgh, with support from Edinburgh based electronica artist Forward Play.
Keep up to date with all further dates and details as they are announced on the Sacre Noir facebook page.

Sacre Noir live night @ Belushi's Bar, Edinburgh - 15th July 2011.

Sunday 26 June 2011

Sacre Noir & Savage Sound System updates...

Sacre Noir
Sacre Noir return to the live circuit by hosting two nights at Belushi's Bar in Edinburgh. Both nights are free and feature Sacre Noir live sets plus DJ sets from Kai Davidson (Axis Resident), savage sound system and Sacre Noir herself. Also coming up in July another instore at Edinburgh's finest independent record / book store - Elvis Shakespeare, featuring KOF and the savage sound system, plus look out for a special appearance with MC KOF at the gig on the 21st. New live video from the last Wee Red Bar gig also online, featuring the electronic drum-kit and duo line-up. Check it out @
Sacre Noir has also launched a blog featuring her picks of the best electronica and alternative sounds around. Check it out here.

Sacre Noir live nights @ Belushi's, Edinburgh - 1st & 8th July 2011. - 1st July 2011 - 8th July 2011

Live electronica @ Belushi's Bar on the 1st July 2011 - featuring live performance from Sacre Noir, plus DJ sets from Sacre Noir, Savage Sound System and Kai Davidson (Axis Resident). Free entry - 9pm till 1am.

Sacre Noir live instore @ Elvis Shakespeare, Edinburgh - 22nd July 2011.

Live instore @ Elvis Shakespeare, 347 Leith Walk, Edinburgh featuring Sacre Noir, KOF and the savage sound system with The Riddlah (UVBeatz). Expect to hear all acts ripping it up live @ acoustic in amongst the CDs & books - featuring free CDs & cake with mailing list sign up (savage recordings).

Watch out for summer tour dates being posted soon and new tracks having their first outings in the July shows.

Savage Sound System
Big thanks to Edinburgh Undersound and all the bands who played at their event at Henry's Cellar Bar - a fine night all round, check out new live videos on youtube.
Shockin -
Stuck in the System -
I Keep on Rollin -
Also more footage from the show online at the Edinburgh Undersound youtube page.

You can catch the savage sound system live @ the KOF gig coming up on the 21st July 2011 and the Elvis Shakespeare instore the following afternoon. Also currently working with Russian group Red Rum to produce a remix of their classic track 'Masks' - keep watching the skies...

Tuesday 17 May 2011

Sacre Noir & Savage Sound System news....

Sacre Noir
After the success of several live dates within the last couple of months Sacre Noir return to the live circuit with a secret DJ set at Liverpool Soundcity (details tbc), live show supporting Friends are Friends at Sneaky Pete's (Bainbridge Presents Your New Favourite Band) and a couple of dates in Edinburgh with the savage sound system live band. There has also been a re-release of the acclaimed debut LP 'Her Volatile Condition' for the USA, European and iTunes markets. More details on the new sacre noir website where you can sign up to the mailing list and receive free goodies. Also check out the sacre noir youtube channel featuring new live videos including the first ever appearance of live electronic drums within the set.
Sacre Noir website -
Sacre Noir on iTunes -

Sacre Noir on CDBaby -

Sacre Noir live @ Sneaky Pete's Bainbridge Presents.... Your New Favourite Band


Due to "a communication glitch", Friends Are Friends are no longer playing this gig.

Luckily, we have sorted something, dare I say it, even better for your aural enjoyment:

SANNA ( came to our attention due to their involvement in Night Noise Team's album launch, and thanks to that glorious introduction, we are keen as mustard to work with the alternative electronica masters

FITZROY SOUL ( are in my top 5 favourite bands in Edinburgh. What else do you need to know? Ok, well they are bluesy, they're groovy, they're funky, they're rockin' and they're electronic. They take all the best stuff and do it well! Cannae wait

Further support from lo-fi Electronica Goddess SACRE NOIR ( With band in tow, you won’t get a better electronica experience in Edinburgh than when Carrie’s on her game. With a soulful, at times haunting voice backed by a solid beat, this group are worth the entry fee alone. If you like Massive Attack, you will LOVE Sacre Noir.

Doors 7pm
£5 entry

Savage Sound System
The infamous triple s have their first live shows of the year featuring usual suspects Werd (SOS), The Riddlah (UVBeatz) and Sacre Noir performing at both live shows. Both gigs promise to be great nights including a support slot with up and coming Liverpool MC KOF. Details below and on the savage sound system website. Debut LP 'Like Stink on a Monkey' has received the following review from Is This Music? online independent music magazine, album is still available from iTunes, the savage recordings store and all the usual online download retailers.

Is This Music?

"Everything about this release from the Edinburgh collective – in fact, even the word ‘collective’ – screams “Scottish hip hop”. Well, everything, that is, apart from the music.
To be fair, the actual term ‘collective’ isn’t prominent on the CDs sleeve notes, but with words like ‘triphop’, ‘breakbeat’, ‘electronica’, ‘MC’ and ‘samples’ on the credits and blurb, we are surely talking repetitive beats here?
Well, yes and no. Opener ‘These Tears Come Cheap’ sports some beats that batter away at the senses, a flurry of industrial mechanical clanks and clatters that is, let’s say it, pretty far removed from Eminem.
And that sets the stall out for the album. ‘How Much For The Ape’ is a massive production job, all Avalanches-style orchestral sweeps that provide a bed for the soaring and very rock vocals of Sacre Noir. There’s not even a glimmer of rap until fourth track when MC ShilohZen shows up on ‘Longroad’ to add to a sound that is already far from your bog-standard gangsta. There’s even time for some decidedly 80s pop on ‘New Town’ which even if it jars slightly does keep the listener wondering quite what may happen next. (As it happens, it’s the straight-outta-80s-Sheffield dark electro of ‘Grind’.)
The anticipated jazz skiffle doesn’t quite appear, but there’s something different round every corner, as the Savage crew twist and turn their way through a variety of genres that make for a challenging but highly enjoyable listen. There’s even some Scots-accented rap on ‘Keep On Rollin’, and it’s the predictable that somehow takes us by surprise. Highly recommended as there’s something for everyone here.

Savage Sound System on iTunes -
Savage Sound System website -

Savage Sound System live @ Henry's Cellar Bar - 11th June 2011
Edinburgh Undersound presents..

Three brothers, a friendly fiddler and finnie playing honest tunes and paying homage to the past, present and future and the people who've made us who we are - raggle taggle, if you will. We hail from the northeast banks of the Don but migrated further and further south and are now based in Edinburgh. Worked with Robin Evans, (The View, Manic Street Preachers), of TPot Studio on our debut EP, "what would my mother say" but we're now entirely self produced and managed. Live for the live shows!

*Savage Sound System Featuring Sacre Noir, Riddlah + Werd.

The Savage Sound System began, both sonically and biologically, in a handful of rented rooms on the East Coast of Scotland... After buying their inspiration second-hand, they frequently found themselves without prior notice, recording surprisingly tasteful noises. These are systematically projected into the void via this very site. Historical Notes. From an early age this gaggle of muddles and misfits had an itch. Saturday mornings once a month tuning in to the Indie chart on ITV's Chart Show; Thursdays with Steve and Jo's evening sesh; Peel when the babysitter went out for a smoke. Like a creased brow at Pollock thinking: 'I can do that', they scratched incessantly at whatever medium came to hand...Thankfully they kept scratching...Tracking down misfit sounds, and humming a half remembered chorus, the System are undercover agents of their own demise. Upstanding citizens of a society reveling in free-fall they are blissfully unaware of their own importance. In an echo chamber of official propaganda designed to conceal, they play. The motto:.. You are what you beat... Riddlah

*Steve Heron - Acoustic set

Steve Heron will be entertaining you all with an acoustic set, Steve's from an Edinburgh based Indie band of the same name. After recently putting out their first album they have just come off the back of playing some really excellent gigs in 2010, Including Friday Night Live series of gigs (finalists), supporting Aberfeldy, The Bum Clocks. Stanley Odd & Holden, Stevie and the Moon + Steven Milne. Not to be missed!

*Greg Pearson (Drummer from The Laymanites) Acoustic Set.

Greg will opening the night with an a mixture of acoustic covers...

More acts to be announced..
Tickets available from £4 each, £5 on the door!

Savage Sound System live @ Maggie's Chamber - 21st July 2011

KOF’s developing buzz across the nation has led to kudos and support from the likes of Ras Kwame, DJ Target, Mistajam, Huw Stephens, Ace N Vis and many more and collaborations with Wiley, Sway, Wretch 32, Skinnyman, Rodney P, Curtis Lynch Jnr, Jaguar Skills and numerous top producers.

KOF is secure in being a true reflection of his various influences and experiences. Musically it may be best to describe KOF as a rapper/singer-songwriter who creates music that is a fusion of inner city music genres, new school flair and old school flavour, mixed with conscious lyrics and big beats.

With local support from:

Mad Hat McGore

Fly Boy Generalz


Concious Route

Savage Sound System (ft Werd + Riddlah & Sacre Noir)

Tickets £5

+18 Only

Wednesday 16 March 2011

Sacre Noir live dates....

To add to the HaddowFest date listed in the last blog, we have three more Sacre Noir live dates for your calendars....

Sacre Noir - Live @ Belushis - 19th March 2011

Sacre Noir takes over Belushis Bar, Market Street, Edinburgh from 9pm to 12 midnight on Saturday 19th March 2011. With special guest appearances from Asthmatic Astronaut and AlexisSs both providing DJ sets. Free entry so come on down for a night of electronica.!/event.php?eid=199510620067315

Sacre Noir - Live @ The Wee Red Bar- 16th April 2011

Edinburgh duo The Aspect are releasing their debut EP with a gig at Edinburgh's Wee Red Bar. Sacre Noir are proud to be supporting this new band. Also playing on the night Kerrie Lynch promoting her latest EP 'Little Tin in My Bag.' Sure to be a great night, so come and enjoy some quality new music. Live on Saturday 16th April, tickets are £4 with £1 of each going to Crohns and Colitis UK Charity.

Sacre Noir - Live @ Sneaky Pete's - 25th April 2011

Edinburgh artist The Batonist is releasing an EP with a gig at Edinburgh's Sneaky Pete's. Sacre Noir are pleased to be supporting this new electro gothic act with a live set on the night. Also playing on the night Edinburgh's newest jazz duo Chelsea Elvin & Stewart McLean, so promises to be a packed night of varied styles.

Wednesday 9 March 2011

Sacre Noir @ Haddowfest & savage sound system on iTunes

Sacre Noir will appear live at Haddowfest (Bainbridge Alternative Stage) at the Store, Edinburgh (formerly the GRV) on Sunday the 3rd April 2011. This is an all day weekender event, with Stanley Odd headlining the stage on the Sunday night. Tickets are £12 per day and can be purchased directly from the artists, from Ripping Records and Great Junction Street Studios in Edinburgh.
You can check out videos of previous Sacre Noir shows @

Also savage sound system now have their debut LP 'Like Stink on a Monkey' available on iTunes, Amazon mp3, CD Baby and many other online retailers. Physical CDs are also available online from savage recordings and CD Baby and instore in Avalanche Records and Elvis Shakespeare in Edinburgh.

Saturday 15 January 2011

sSs LP Release & Website Redesign

Released on Monday 17th January 2011 - Like Stink on a Monkey by the savage sound system.
In their debut album the savage sound system combine the vocal and instrumental talents of Tasmania based producer I Vs. Nature on ‘Grind’ with the MC skills of Florida based ShilohZen of Educated Spit on ‘Longroad.’ Closer to home the vocal and instrumental talents of the sSs live band are featured heavily. Vocals and synth are featured by solo electronica artist Sacre Noir on ‘How Much for the Ape?’, ‘Another Bay’ and more.. alongside vocals from Jordan Moncrieff of the Eidelweiss Pirates on ‘New Town’ and ‘There’s Always a Crime...’. Edinburgh MCs The Riddlah (UVBeatz) and Werd (SOS) bring their rhymes to the savage sound system melting pot on ‘I Keep on Rollin’ and ‘211212’ respectively. Instrumentalists featured include Italian noise destructor TheSAD, bass player Tom Wilkinson (known for his work with producer the Asthmatic Astronaut) and long time sSs collaborator Phil Lock. Features original artwork by London based artist Barry E.J. Smith. Album mastered by dance music producer Gary 'Lucius' Lowe of Boogs Music.
Available from the savage store direct by mail order and independent Scottish record stores. Also available from 24th January on mp3 download from Amazon, iTunes etc.

To coincide with this release the sSs website has undergone some changes; now features links to all sSs remixes, collaborations and other online sSs media including live videos and album previews.