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Milburn Are Back!
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Milburn Are Back!

It’s been ten years since Milburn’s major label debut ‘Well Well Well’. Now, the band who kick-started the Sheffield revival that would … Keep Reading

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Live Reviews

Leopold and His Fiction, The Old Blue Last, London

I love serendipity (which, incidentally, comes from the old name of Sri Lanka). I had been planning on having a quiet week, with only one gig in the diary, when a fellow photographer, who wasn’t feeling well, needed someone to cover a show. I didn’t know the band, but nothing… Keep Reading

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Embrace Announce December Tour

Embrace, who are currently working on their seventh studio album for release in 2017, take a break from recording to play a short run of special Christmas shows in December. Talking about the run of dates, singer Danny McNamara said, “We’d been so busy working on our new album, then… Keep Reading

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New Music

NEW MUSIC: Feed The Kid ‘In The City’

Feed The Kid sing about their home town of Manchester, in their new single ‘In The City’. Before you jump-the-gun and think, ‘Oh no, here’s another band moaning about where they come from!’, this song is not at all doom and gloom. Sure, lyrics touch upon the rainy city that… Keep Reading

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Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

On this day in 2009 Lucy Vodden, the childhood pal of John Lennon’s son Julian, passed away. Lucy was just 46 and she passed away Monday 28th September 2009, after losing her battle with auto-immune disease lupus. Lucy was the inspiration for The Beatles track ‘Lucy in the Sky With… Keep Reading

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Festivals

Rec Rock Festval 2016, Buxworth

Set in the Peak District Hills with views over Manchester the Rec Rock Festival is the perfect antidote to those monster mud festivals of the summer. Set up by Verve and Charlatans drummer Pete Salisbury and his wife Pam this boutique style festival with a capacity of around 1000 donates… Keep Reading

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Live Reviews

OK Broken, O2 Ritz, Manchester

It’s always a pleasure to be present in the next chapter of a band’s evolution, when that band is a local group of lads who have steadily been building momentum, gig on gig, it’s particularly satisfying. It’s easy to try and pigeon-hole the band into the Indie/Rock market, I feel… Keep Reading

Milburn Are Back!
New Music

Milburn Are Back!

It’s been ten years since Milburn’s major label debut ‘Well Well Well’. Now, the band who kick-started the Sheffield revival that would give birth to, amongst others, Arctic Monkeys and Reverend & The Makers, are back. The new kaleidoscopic video sees a young girl perform classic Northern Soul moves and… Keep Reading

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Liam & Bonehead To Talk to Johnny Vaughan

Radio X’s Johnny Vaughan will talk to Liam about his life and career in front of an intimate audience at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium on Sunday 16 October. They’ll also be joined by Oasis guitarist Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs. Just 200 tickets will be available for the intimate event, which is… Keep Reading

Milburn ‘Lads ‘n’ Lasses’
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Milburn ‘Lads ‘n’ Lasses’

Milburn were a four-piece outfit from the city of Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. The band consisted of Joe Carnall (lead vocals/bass), Louis Carnall (vocals/rhythm guitar), Tom Rowley (lead guitar) and Joe Green (drummer). They produced ear-grabbing riffs and essential Melodies, underpinned by the raw tones of the mod-punk era, which epitomises… Keep Reading

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Album review: Franklin Zoo “Red Skies”

5 hard rockin’ guys from Copenhagen who will sweep you off your feet (album below: Images from Franklin Zoo’s recent show at Loppen, Christiania, Copenhagen) A feeling of grunge creeps over me, as I listen to the latest release from Danish Franklin Zoo. The Copenhagen 5 piece has released their… Keep Reading

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Live Reviews

Heart, Amphitheater, Nashville

The fierce female force that is Heart continued their “The Rock Hall Three For All” tour with Cheap Trick and Joan Jett with a stop at Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville, Tennessee. Closing the house down on a sold out show, the duo was given a perpetual standing ovation by many… Keep Reading

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The Flick Of The Finger ‘Hall of Fame’…

…We Salute You All The Flick of The Finger ‘Hall Of Fame’ consists of all the musicians and fans that we shot over the past few months.  See yourself in the fans section? give us a like and share and we’ll send you the image! See the full gallery here Feature… Keep Reading

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Pigeon Detectives Are Back!

Leeds indie rockers return with a new single from fifth record Platinum-selling Leeds band The Pigeon Detectives are back with new single ‘Lose Control’ from their fifth album, which is planned for released in February 2017. The new record from the band is a more eclectic LP than previous albums and… Keep Reading

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Iron Maiden Announce First UK Tour in 6 Years

The band, whose first major UK arena tour for six years will be announced on Friday, Sept 23, Iron Maiden have gone to great lengths to ensure their fans are able to buy tickets at the intended price rather than at the ludicrously inflated prices prevalent on many secondary ticketing… Keep Reading

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Gigs

Swans Live At O2 Ritz, Manchester

New York City noise rock legends, Swans, confirmed for UK After unveiling their 14th. studio album, “The Glowing Man”, earlier this year on Young God/Mute Records, Swans are proving themselves once again as one of the most volcanic, eruptive and virile outfits in their genre, ever. Their latest release, touted by… Keep Reading

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Leeds ‘On Roundhay’ Festival

Roundhay Park in Leeds as a venue has hosted The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Madonna and U2 to name just a handful of the top artists in the last 35 years. However, it hasn’t been used for live music for at least 10 years, that is until Harvey Goldsmith decided… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: Brooders ‘Haze’

Grunge trio, Brooders, explode onto the scene with their blistering new single, Haze, and you’d be wise to take note. The word melodic very rarely fits alongside terms such as grunge, punk or aggressive, but the Leeds-based boys have released a sound that immediately embeds itself into your brain with… Keep Reading

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Live Reviews

Gary Numan, Olympia, Liverpool

When Machines Rock On April 28th I boarded a coach from Oldham town centre down to London on a coach full of like minded fans to see the final performance of a singer who had been a huge musical influence over the previous two years. Gary Numan had announced his… Keep Reading

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MUSIC REVIEW: Kings of Leon ‘Waste A Moment’

Is guitar-based music about to be given a booster injection by the Tennessee-based rockers? The Kings of Leon return with their new single ‘Waste A Moment’, which is taken from their highly-anticipated upcoming album, which is due out in October. There was once a time when new music from the… Keep Reading

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The Dead 60s To Reform in 2017 With UK Shows

The Dead 60s have announced they will be reforming for a set of six UK shows in April 2017. The band, featuring Matt McManamon, Ben Gordon, Charlie Turner and Bryan Johnson, burst onto the scene in 2005 with their Central Nervous System produced eponymous debut album & limited edition Space… Keep Reading

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TRACK OF THE WEEK: Line & Circle ‘Out Of Metaphors’

Ohio-born, Los Angeles-based Line & Circle has followed up their acclaimed singles and eponymous EP with Split Figure, their debut full length album, released October 2nd via Grand Gallop. The LP was recorded live to tape in Los Angeles with producerLewis Pesacov (Best Coastʼs Crazy For You), and in Philadelphia with… Keep Reading

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The Enemy, Final Farewell Tour, O2 Ritz, Manchester

Die hard fans packed the o2 Ritz to witness what was possibly Manchester’s gig of the year so far… It was always going to be an emotional farewell when The Enemy announced that this would be their final set of shows… and emotional it was! The night was opened by none other than… Keep Reading

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Echo & The Bunnymen O2 Ritz, Manchester

While we may disagree on football, let’s all agree that Echo and the Bunnymen love Manchester and Manchester love the Bunnymen Mancunians and Liverpudlians don’t see eye to eye on a lot of things. Thankfully music is not one. Echo and the Bunnymen always receive the warmest reception from yet… Keep Reading

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Single review: K. Flay – “Blood In The Cut”

Being broken in a very dark way 31 year old Kristin Flaherty just released a music video for the song “Blood In The Cut”, another song about a relationship split, but this one stands out from the rest: It is a song about being broken in a very dark way.… Keep Reading

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Gigs

Alan Merrill Returns For A UK Tour

Alan Merrill, founder of 1970s pop legends The Arrows and the first ever foreign pop star in Japan, returns to the UK from New York The Arrows formed in 1974 and had their first UK hit on Mickie Most’s RAK label later that same year with Touch Too Much. The… Keep Reading

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Live Reviews

Live review: PUP + Shit Present + Solids

Rainbow Cellar, Birmingham, 30. August 2016: Toronto band Pup are ready to take the world by storm. With the release of their second album The Dream is Over  being released earlier this year, Pup now have a long string of shows ahead of them, the first run being their first UK… Keep Reading

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Festivals/Live Reviews

Leeds Festival 2016

Muddy & awesome – Die Antwoord and Cabbage stole the show: Leeds Festival returned to its home at Bramham Park for more bank holiday musical shenanigans. Headliners this year were Biffy Clyro, Foals, Disclosure and Red Hot Chilli Peppers. However it was party late comer Jack Rocks This Feeling who… Keep Reading

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REC ROCK FESTIVAL 2016

For a good cause – Pete Salisbury’s do-good festival, come by if you can: The past few years has seen a proliferation in UK music festivals but with the choice so great some have struggled to attract the crowds. Some of the more successful festivals have been the smaller, more varied… Keep Reading

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