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The Apocalypse Blues Revue Release New Track ‘Open Spaces’

The Apocalypse Blues Revue are back with a new track from their upcoming album, The Shape Of Blues To Come, out on July 20th 2018 via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. Following 2016s self-titled debut, Godsmack’s Shannon Larkin (Drums) and Tony Rombola (Guitar) return with some more bone-shaking blues with Brian Carpenter (Bass) and the shamanistic frontman Ray “Rafer John” Cerbone. Shannon Larkin discovered Ray Cerbone at a biker bar. The singer had no idea that… Keep Reading

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James Reveal ‘Better Than That’ Video

James are proud to announce the release of the video for Better Than That. Filmed at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax on their recent sold out UK tour of intimate venues, the video encapsulates perfectly the incendiary live James performance. Singer Tim Booth launches himself into the adoring crowd and at one point performs a daring and dangerous balancing act across the venue balcony. The video captures the pure vitality and… Keep Reading

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Bad Touch Announce New Album & UK Headline Tour

Bad Touch Sign Worldwide Deal With Marshall Records New Album “Shake A Leg” Released on Friday 5th October  Bad Touch are pleased to announce they have signed a worldwide album deal with Marshall Records. Their new album, “Shake A Leg”, will be released on Friday 5th October 2018. The band will support the release with their “Shake A Leg” 18-date UK headline tour that starts on Wednesday 14th October at Newcastle University Union. Planet… Keep Reading

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10 Years Announce September 2018 UK Tour

Knoxville, Tennessee rockers 10 Years are thrilled be returning to the UK for the first time since their appearance at Download Festival in 2006. They are back for a September tour following the release of their latest album (how to live) AS GHOSTS, which was released in October 2017 on Mascot Records.  Following a fantastic Canadian tour with Shinedown and In This Moment earlier this year, 10 Years continue to… Keep Reading

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Isle of Wight Festival Weekend Tickets Sold Out!

Probably not a surprise really with the line up Isle of Wight have put on for their 50th Anniversary celebrations but unfortunately it’s now too late to get a weekend ticket as they have all sold out. There are other options though, with Sky TV broadcasts and a handful of limited day tickets still available. Flick of the Finger Magazine will be bringing you all the action from the whole weekend… Keep Reading

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Ryan Jarvis Release new EP ‘Rosie’

Ryan Jarvis and the boys are back with their latest EP ‘Rosie’. Partying down at Kendal Calling’s house party stage, a slot supporting the Charlatans at their weekend music event North By Northwich, and with a sold out EP launch gig at Jimmy’s in Manchester , the lads are in for an electric summer. At first listen, the EP’s title track ‘Rosie’ is one to be marveled. The catchy rhythm,… Keep Reading

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Cabezudos Conquer Jimmy’s

After a great night in Liverpool, ‘Zudos came to Manchester A hot and sweaty night in Jimmy’s made for one hell of a gig With two singles under their belt, and another on the way, Cabezudos are really beginning to get a decent following outside of Liverpool, and last nights Manchester gig proved this. Ecstatic fans and amazing music made for one of the best gigs of 2018. Whilst a… Keep Reading

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REVIEW: The Darkness ‘Live At Hammersmith’

Motorhead, Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden and Kiss. 4 bands who made live albums of which rock music had dared them to venture into, to great acclaim. A live album that made you part of the crowd in your own bedroom. Now it’s the turn of the rock gods of Lowestoft, The Darkness, and their first live album, Live In Hammersmith. Recorded in December 2017, Justin Hawkins, his brother Dan Hawkins,… Keep Reading

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REVIEW: Johnny Marr ‘Call The Comet’

There is an old myth/cliche/belief in music that the third album is always the most difficult. Considering that Johnny Marr’s third album with The Smiths was The Queen Is Dead, he does have a head start on others on how to break that taboo. Fast forward 32 years later, and it’s the third album from Marr’s solo odyssey, Call The Comet. So how does it fare? The album opens with… Keep Reading

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The Kris Barras Band Announces Joanne Shaw Taylor October Support Tour

Following their UK Headline Tour in September, The Kris Barras Band will be supporting the fantastic Joanne Shaw Taylor on her October tour for 10 dates. The Devon born, Barras is having a whirlwind start to the year. He released the stunning new album ‘The Divine And Dirty’ in March, when he played a headline tour selling out shows across the country and supported Beth Hart on her April-May UK… Keep Reading

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ICYMI – Symphony X’s Michael RomeoReleases Adventurous Solo Album ‘War Of The Worlds / Pt. 1’

Internationally acclaimed guitar hero Michael Romeo has announced the release of his solo album, ‘War of the Worlds / Pt. 1’, on July 27th via Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group. The wildly ambitious 10-song disc sees the founder, chief songwriter and prime mover of the progressive titans Symphony X furthering his reputation as one of the world’s preeminent axe slingers and composers of adventurous, multi-faceted orchestral metal. “It’s me putting all the things I love about music in… Keep Reading

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The Smashing Pumpkins Release First New Song By Founding Members In 18 Years

GRAMMY® Award-winning, acclaimed alternative rock pioneers, The Smashing Pumpkins recently dropped “Solara”, the first recording in over 18 years to feature founding members Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin. Recorded in Malibu, CA at Shangri La Studios with producer Rick Rubin and longtime Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder, “Solara” is available now to stream and download on all digital music platforms via Martha’s Music under license to Napalm Records.… Keep Reading

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Hacienda Classical’s 2018 Concerts Resume-Kenwood House, London Tonight

June sees the first London date of the summer at English Heritage’s Kenwood House in Hampstead, Isle Of Wight Festival’s 50th Anniversary where the show follow headliners Depeche Mode on Saturday 23rd June  and a sold out homecoming return to Manchester Castlefield Bowl, July has headline appearances at Liverpool’s International Music Festival &  Kendal Calling, Ten further dates to the end of the year have Hacienda Classical’s first international dates… Keep Reading

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New single from Thorium: “Maniac”

It wasn’t in the cards it had to take 10 years for Thorium to release the follow-up album to 2008’s highly acclaimed “Feral Creation”, singer MHA says: “We were old friends in Thorium and people started getting other priorities in other bands, so all of a sudden it was only myself caring about Thorium. Who can blaim KB for choosing to join Volbeat? However, I wanted to continue with Thorium.… Keep Reading

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Miles Kane Reveals Title Track & Release Date For ‘Coup De Grace’ Out 10th August

Miles Kane releases his third solo album ‘Coup De Grace’, a blistering exercise in modern rock ‘n’ roll, August 10thon Virgin EMI. Currently in the midst of a rip roaring UK club tour with his explosive new band, Miles has been previewing several album highlights including the current single ‘Loaded’ written by Miles, Lana Del Rey and Jamie T; the T Rex inspired ‘Cry On My Guitar’ and the insanely… Keep Reading

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Monster Truck Announce Dec UK Arena Tour With Black Stone Cherry & The Cadillac Three

Following their storming main stage set at Download Festival, Monster Truck will return to the UK on an Arena tour with Black Stone Cherry and The Cadillac Three. The news follows the announcement of brand new album ‘True Rockers’, which will be released on Mascot Records on 14th September 2018. Talking about the tour, guitarist, Jeremy Widerman says; ‘after only playing handfuls of shows with our friends in Black Stone… Keep Reading

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Interpol Extend Their 2018 World Tour

Following last week’s triumphant announcement of their new album, Marauder, which was live streamed via a press conference in Mexico City (watch HERE), Interpol have confirmed another batch of headlining world tour dates. In addition to previously announced high-profile shows at Madison Square Garden, Royal Albert Hall, and Hollywood Bowl, this new run of dates will bring Interpol’s electrifying live energy to major East Coast, Midwestern, and Southwestern cities this… Keep Reading

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You Me At Six, Keele University Ballroom

You Me At Six take to Keele University’s Ballroom Stage for their first show of 2018. Fresh from dropping two new tracks from their new album, ‘VI’, You Me At Six smash a very sweaty Download warm-up show. I’ve been with You Me At Six from their ‘Take Off Your Colours’ era, right through to the present day, so when I heard about a 1,100 cap show, I was there.… Keep Reading

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Go Get An LCD Soundsystem Fix ASAP

I don’t mind saying that I’ve only recently started listening to LCD Soundsystem and I also must confess that I owe that privilege to none other than Mr. Clint Boon after catching one of their tracks on his show. Marcus Lambkin aka Shit Robot, kicked of proceedings with some absolute stonking tunes that wouldn’t have gone a miss in the Ibizian Superclubs such as Space and CD-10. Marcus truly set… Keep Reading

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The Blinders Live at Gorilla, Manchester

A bunch of wild Blinders fans in a small venue made for an epic night After completing their debut headline tour, The Blinders revisited Manchester for those who missed out  At 6.30 sharp, the doors to Gorilla swung open, and the crowd began to slowly pile into the venue, and by the time the support act, Afghan Sand Gang, came on stage, the venue was ready to burst. After ASG’s… Keep Reading

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