Sunday, 28 September 2014

Unpop 5th Birthday tour!

We are excited to be traveling to Brighton and London! Badges and Mixtapes will be available along with all your floor filling indiepop dance hits!

Guest DJ's at Another Sunny Day
Friday 10th of October
Brighton, The West Hill Pub
9pm to 3am, FREE!

Guest DJ's at Scared to Dance
Saturday 11th of October
London, Moustache Bar
10pm to 3am, £4/£6

Unpop returns to Glasgow
Saturday 1st of November
Glasgow, The Old Hairdressers
8pm to 1am, £3

Sunday, 14 September 2014

5th Birthday Party!

5th Birthday Indiepop Dance Party Extravaganza!
Friday 17th of October
11pm to 3am

Mixtapes, badges and cake for early arrivals.

The Wee Red Bar
Edinburgh College of Art
Lauriston Place

Since our mildly auspicious beginnings in October 2009, Unpop has developed into quite a fixture of the Edinburgh music scene. Since then, we've had some fantastic guest dj sets from the likes of Pat Nevin, Withered Hand and the Edinburgh Man, put on a plethora of gigs and released a handful of tapes by Edinburgh's stupendous indie poppers The Spook School, the just brilliant Just Joans and the crazily good Coach Longlegs. Most of all, we've been engaged participants in the struggle for FUN.

Unpop's gone on tour too. We've had some excellent times dj-ing at Indietracks festival in Derbyshire, Popklubb in Newcastle, Scared To Dance and HDIF in London, and Kaffibarrinn in Reykjavik. We've also put on some indie pop dance parties in fair Glasgow.

However, Edinburgh is still its home, and our night is inextricably linked with the art school environs of the Wee Red (as well as the obligatory after party at Adam's flat in deepest, darkest Morningside...).

Come down for our 5th birthday party, where the obligatory cakes, sweets, tapes and general awesomeness awaits. Party on! Expect to hear Expect to hear the likes of: Felt, Hefner, Orange Juice, Deerhoof, Camera Obscura, Jens Lekman, The Pastels, Tullycraft, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Pavement, Talulah Gosh, A Smile And A Ribbon, The Magnetic Fields, Neutral Milk Hotel, Bearsuit, Los Campesinos! Vivian Girls, Bis, The Smiths, Ballboy, Kenickie, Helen Love, The Bobby McGees, The Hidden Cameras.

Wear your heart on your sleeve and shoes you can shimmy in. The fey will rise again!

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Unpop with guest DJ Withered Hand

Unpop are very excited to be back at the Wee Red Bar on August 15th! Yes it's the festival, yes there will be many confused people at our club who wander in by accident, mistaking us for fringe venue 286 and our super blend of indiepop, indiepop and more indiepop for an experimental interpretative dance installation. Or something.

However, there will still be free mixtapes, free badges, free sweets and possibly even cake. There will still be dancing and we will still endeavour to play all the ace indiepop songs you care to request.

We are even more thrilled to announce our superstar guest DJ for the night, Withered Hand! Our very favourite local purveyor of songs about self abuse on futons, Dan is taking a night off from international indie stardom to come and spin some discs for us at the Wee Red.

Some of us have been listening to New Gods on repeat play quite a lot this year and as such we can't quite fully express how excited we are about this. We're not sure quite what to expect, except that it's likely to be brilliant. So whether you're a familiar face at unpop or a visitor up in town on your jollies, we do hope you'll come and cut a rug with us.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Unpop is delighted to present

The Spook School
Dora Maar

Monday 28th of April
Sneaky Pete's

7pm to 10pm

Tickets available at

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Valentines Special 2014

Friday 14th of Febuary

The Wee Red Bar
Edinburgh Art College,
Lauriston Place
Edinburgh EH3 9DF

11pm to 3am - £4 entry

Guest DJ - Edinburgh Man

After seeing out 2013 in ruinously drunken style at How Does It Feel To Be Loved in London, Team Unpop return home to the Wee Red Bar for our first night of 2014. This year what has come to be our annual Valentine's/ Anti-Valentine's Bop is going to actually fall for the first time on the big day itself, Friday 14th February!

After romancing your date over dinner, where better to take him or her than for a night of crazed indiepop dancing afterwards? Seduction is 100% guaranteed with a selection of our most sexual records. Plus there will be cake.

Alternatively, if you happen to be dateless this Valentine's, come and dance with other similarly hot and single/ disenchanted and cynical local indiekids. There will be mildly offensive biscuits and balloons and excellent anti-romantic tunes and it sure beats staying in in your pyjamas and being all pathetically Bridget Jones about the whole thing, doesn't it?

We certainly like to think so anyway.

Unpop Mixtapes and badges for the first 50 people!

Expect to hear the likes of Belle & Sebastian, Felt, Hefner, The Clean, Orange Juice, Kenickie, Jens Lekman, 'Allo Darlin', Tullycraft, The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Pavement, Talulah Gosh, Plastic Bertrand, The Aislers Set, A Smile And A Ribbon, The Gingham Mittens, The Magnetic Fields, The Pastels, 'Everywhere', Bearsuit, Los Campesinos!, Eux Autres, Standard Fare, Bis, The Smiths, ballboy, Helen Love, The Spook School, Pulp, The Bobby McGees, The Hidden Cameras and many, many more.

Wear your heart on your sleeve and shoes you can shimmy in and we'll look forward to seeing you there!