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The Black Dahlia Murder and Cannibal Corpse, O2 Ritz, Manchester

Death metal and its various derivatives is big news and on Wednesday evening two of the genres most popular bands played Manchester Ritz. The bands popularity was evident by the hugh queues along Whitworth Street as the venue opened its doors to a sell out crowd. First up were The Black Dahlia Murder (BDM) from Michigan USA whose music has been described as more melodic death metal, Straight from the… Keep Reading


Atmosphere Music Festival, 26th May 2018

Rather like Kevin Costner in Field Of Dreams, Dave Hume is a man with a mission. Along with his brother Harry growing up in Mossley, he has always had a dream to bring a real music festival to his home town, and with the Atmosphere Festival on May 26th at Mossley Football Club he has achieved that ambition. With his company Ginger Pigeon Promotions Dave has cut his promoting teeth… Keep Reading


As It Is, 02 Institute, Birmingham

Brighton pop-punkers As It Is hit the o2 Institute, Birmingham as part of their EU ‘Okay.’ Tour. With Grayscale, Like Pacific, and WSTR opening up as supports, the night was truly destined to be full of crowd-surfers and push pits galore.   Grayscale, hailing from Philadelphia, took to the stage first. Taking absolutely no time at all to get the audience off their feet, Grayscale proved to the room that… Keep Reading


Evanescence “Synthesis Live” Tour Kicks Off March 30th

In what promises to be the biggest year for EVANESCENCE yet, the group’s“Synthesis Live” tour kicks off in the UK with two sold out nights at the Royal Festival Hall on March 30th and 31st. Few people in rock music have the pipes of vocalist Amy Lee. Her soulful tone and distinguished sound are as identifiable as they are unique, and this time the band will be bringing a live orchestra and electronic… Keep Reading

Throw Back Thursday

Throwback Thursday – ‘Stone Roses’

The decade that changed everything We’ve had one Mancunian 80’s giant, so why not have another, this time, it’s the turn of the Stone Roses. From ‘Scarborough Fair’ melodies and catchy guitar riffs, The Roses managed to put together one hell of an album, which similar to last weeks ‘Double Fantasy’, was at first a bit of a flop, but ‘Stone Roses’ is now regarded as one of the most… Keep Reading


Blue October: Platinum-Selling US Band Announces UK Tour & Single

Blue October, the Platinum-selling Texas-based band, are delighted to announce their UK tour in March 2018. The band will perform eight shows across the country; details below.  The band will also release a single, ‘I Hope You’re Happy’ on 2 February 2018, just ahead of the tour.  The track is taken from their forthcoming album.Known for its shimmering melodies and heart-string pulling lyrics, Blue October boasts a powerful line-up of… Keep Reading

New Releases

Sheffield’s RedFaces Release New Single – Messed Up Feeling

Sheffield’s RedFaces kick off 2018 with the release of a brand-new single ‘Messed Up Feeling’. Recorded at Miloco’s The Pool in London and produced by Carey Willetts (Athlete) ‘Messed Up Feeling’ is a driving, monster of a song, with nods to their RnB influences – the groove landing somewhere between Kasabian and Michael Jackson, bass guitar and drums pushed right to the front of the mix. Chosen by NME as… Keep Reading


For The First Time Ever- Glenn Hughes performs Classic Deep Purple ‘Live’ in Ireland

Glenn Hughes, the former bassist and singer of Deep Purple. Known to millions as the ‘Voice of Rock’, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and the current front man for rock super group Black Country Communion, is pleased to announce that he will be performing Deep Purple only material with his “GLENN HUGHES PERFORMS CLASSIC DEEP PURPLE LIVE” for the first time ever in Ireland in September 2018 ahead… Keep Reading


Rockin’ The Blues Tour In the UK March 17th.

The Mascot Label Group is home to some of the worlds’ finest modern Blues artists. The Label are thrilled to announce their first Rockin’ The Blues 2018 Tour featuring the exceptional talents of Eric Gales, Quinn Sullivan, Gary Hoey and special guest Lance Lopez for a  guitar hero extravaganza. The tour will be calling through Germany, The Netherlands and the UK and will see each artist headline on the revolving… Keep Reading


Gary Numan, The Pyramids, Portsmouth

Gary Numan is back in the UK for the March 2018 Savage Tour. This is the second leg of the hugely successful tour that has already taken in the UK, Europe and America The album Savage has been massively well received all over the world, and indeed has re-entered the album charts at number four on his 60th birthday last week. For me, I find it is a great merge… Keep Reading


Slam Dunk Festival Add New Wave of Bands To The 2018 Line Up!

Slam Dunk Festival 2018 is looking to be a jam-packed killer this year, with the addition of 11 bands to the line-up. With more bands to soon be announced, Slam Dunk is well and truly shaping up to be a festival to remember! Joining the festival are As It Is, King Prawn, GutterMouth, Templeton Pek, The Dangerous Summer, Woes, and the additions to the Impericon stage that were announced Friday.… Keep Reading


Joe Bonamassa, Manchester Arena

A Guitar masterclass of the highest calibre….. Billed as the Guitar event of the year, Joe Bonammassa, brings his 2018 WORLD TOUR TO THE Manchester Arena. JB has been coming to Manchester for the last 20 years, once again his loyal and supportive fans have once again turned up in their masses. As the fans make their way into the arena, having gone through the rigorous security measures now in… Keep Reading

Play Live

Register Your Band To Play Live

FOTF are excited to announce that we’re holding a number of shows and are looking for bands and artists to play live. Play Live for Flick of the Finger by filling in the form below. The shows will be held throughout Manchester and the North West and in time, further a field. We are looking for bands and artists to play across all genre’s and you’ll play a number of… Keep Reading


Arcane Roots, O2 Institute2, Birmingham

As their UK tour begins to wind down, Arcane Roots hit Birmingham’s o2 Institute2 – bringing their mixed range of melodic harmonies and alternative riffs with them. Supports from the evening came from The Hyena Kill and Grumble Bee (full band), an almost perfect mix of what was to be expected from the evening. The Hyena Kill opened the night, and the two piece instantly blew the audience away with… Keep Reading


Helsinki Hellraisers, SANTA CRUZ, Kick Off American Tour & Unveil Lyric Video For New Single

 Hard rock fans, rejoice-SANTA CRUZ, one of Finland’s most raucous gangs of youth gone wild, have returned to America. The quartet kicked off their first U.S. tour in support of their acclaimed new album Bad Blood Rising last week in Houston, when they performed the first of two dozen shows alongside Fozzy, Through Fire and Dark Sky Choir. The tour continues in Tucson, Arizona before hitting the famed Whisky A… Keep Reading


The World is a Beautiful Place…, Asylum, Birmingham

“If your arms become smoke. Then I’ll have nothing left to hold” From the ambient space of rung out chords, to the interwoven melodies and heart pounding rhythmic sections. The World is a Beautiful Place and I’m no Longer Afraid to Die spare no exception in ensuring their live performances are as emotionally gripping and intense as the records themselves. Starting their insane twenty-two date tour off in Birmingham’s own… Keep Reading

Throw Back Thursday

Throwback Thursday – ‘Double Fantasy’

The decade that changed everything This album was at first badly received, and then the events of December 1980 changed it all. Lennon had just came back from a 5 year musical break, and he had been inspired to begin to write again, not only by the birth of his son, and the encouragement of his wife, Yoko Ono, but also by the events of a trip to Bermuda, where… Keep Reading


Editors Announce 14 UK Dates For 2018

Editors today announce a full UK tour for October, culminating in a headline show at London O2 Academy Brixton on 24th October. Tickets go on sale at 9.00am this Friday from here and ticketmaster. The tour announcement follows three sold out album launch shows at Birmingham Town Hall, Manchester Cathedral and London Clapham Grand to celebrate the forthcoming release of eagerly anticipated album ‘Violence’ (released this Friday on Play It… Keep Reading


Live at Leeds Announce The Vaccines

Full to the brim with the very best new music names, Live At Leeds is once again the definitive destination to find the essential sounds for the year ahead – cementing its position as the leading new music event of 2018 with even more incredible names confirmed for May 5th, and their biggest lineup to date. Topping the bill with what’s sure to be a definitive Live At Leeds moment… Keep Reading

New Releases

NEW MUSIC: Dantevilles ‘It Might Be Tomorrow’

Manchester fourpiece Dantevilles have announced the release of their new single It Might Be Tomorrow released through Heist or Hit on 2nd March. They have also announced their debut self-titled EP will be released on 11th May. It Might Be Tomorrow follows the band’s recent single Blackjack, which received support from John Kennedy on Radio X and BBC Introducing Manchester and is the second track taken from their forthcoming Dantevilles… Keep Reading

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