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Walter Trout Releases New Track ‘Please Love Me’

Walter Trout will be releasing his new album ‘Survivor Blues’ on 25th January 2019 via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. No ordinary artist. No ordinary covers album. From the day he conceived the project to the moment he counted off the first song in the studio, Walter Trout had a bolder plan for ‘Survivor Blues’. “I’m riding in my car sometimes,” says the US blues titan. “I’ve got a blues station on… Keep Reading

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All Set & Embraced For March?

Embrace celebrate the 21st anniversary of their debut album, The Good Will Out, with a ten date UK tour in March next year, including a prestigious show at the London Roundhouse, playing their seminal album in full. Released in 1998, The Good Will Out became one of the fastest selling debut albums by a British artist, certified Gold on the day of release and charting at #1 in the UK… Keep Reading

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Gary Hoey Announces New Album Neon Highway Blues

Mascot Label Group and Gary Hoey have announced a March 15 global release date for Neon Highway Blues via Provogue Records. The album’s eleven tracks display Hoey’s confidence and assuredness alongside the freshness of someone who’s still in the process of discovery and refinement. Hoey self-produced the album at his New Hampshire based home studio, while also enlisting friends Eric Gales, Lance Lopez. Josh Smith and his 17-year-old son Ian… Keep Reading

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Gangstagrass – When Rap Meets Bluegrass

Brooklyn-Based Gangstagrass Share Live Video and Announce New Album Ahead of Their UK Tour When Rap Meets Bluegrass Heads-up for a rare chance to hear one of the most exciting genre-crossing fusions around: Gangstagrass, who’ll be coming to the UK and touring the country between 30th Jan and 10th Feb 2019. They’ll also be releasing a live album ‘Pocket Full of Fire’ to be released 15th Feb worldwide. Emmy Award nominated Gangstagrass combines… Keep Reading

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Remembering……….David Bowie

David Robert Jones aka David Bowie (8th January 1947 – 10th January 2016) “The truth is, of course, there is no journey. We are arriving and departing at the same time”. I remember this day very well. All too well, in fact. Good Morning, Britain was on and I woke up to the news that genuinely shook me to the core. David Bowie was gone. “No”, I said, “that’s impossible.… Keep Reading

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VOLA Announce European Support Tour With Haken + New Video For ‘Whaler’

Copenhagen’s VOLA are delighted to announce that they will be hitting the road in February-March across Europe as main support to Haken. To celebrate this they are also releasing the lyric video to live favourite ‘Whaler’  The tour is hot on the heels of their triumphant October-November 2018 dates with MONUMENTS and the release of ‘Applause Of A Distant Crowd,’ which came out in October on Mascot Records. The album is… Keep Reading

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New Music – Catfish and The Bottlemen

After a few years off, Catfish are back and better than ever. Everything Catfish fans are used to and more as ‘Longshot’ is released. 2016 was the last time we heard anything from Catfish and The Bottlemen, but last year they found their way back onto the tip of their fans tongues, as tour dates for 2019 were announced. For everyone, this meant only one thing, new material, and that’s… Keep Reading

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Kris Barras Band Unleash Stunning Live Cover Of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Rock & Roll’

Ahead of their biggest headline tour to date and the Rockin’ The Blues tour, The Kris Barras Band have kicked off 2019 with a bang. Covering Led Zeppelin’s seminal 1971 classic Rock And Roll to shake off the January blues.  Speaking about the song, Barras explains “Over the Xmas and New Year period, I got together with some friends to film our own version of the Led Zeppelin classic ‘Rock And Roll.’ It was all recorded… Keep Reading

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New Music: Saytr Play – ‘Bang Average’

Saytr Play…..not your average band Saytr Play. You will have come across them here at Flick Of The Finger, over the course of 2018. Well, now 2019 is upon us and so is a brand new song from the band. Its name? Bang Average. It’s a song about love (don’t we all like a song about love, every now and then?), but not in the conventional sense of it. A… Keep Reading

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Beartooth Released Live Video for Fire Ahead of UK Support Dates

Beartooth have released their Official Live Video for Fire, from their third studio album Disease. Fire, is a survivalist anthem, further examining frontman Caleb Shomo’s battle with his own demons and the shackles of depression – the track is currently is favourite track from Disease. Shomo explains how this song sonically marks the album’s extremities in one track, showing “The heavy stuff and the softer side. I think it offers… Keep Reading

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HMV: Where Does It Go From Here?

The last call from His Master’s Voice? On Friday 28th December, HMV announced that the chain was going into administration for the second time. The announcement has put 2,200 jobs at risk. Will a buyer be found? Or will one of the big names of the high street become the latest casualty? Put it this way, we used to have quite a battle on the high street when it came… Keep Reading

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Richard Ashcroft Delivers Early Christmas Present From Manchesters Albert Hall

An early Christmas present that was well and truly worth the wait. Tonight’s gig is the rearranged one from October, where Ashcroft at late notice had to cancel both the Manchester concert as well as the London Kentish town one as well, due to ill health. Having sold out for the original date, and a DJ for the opening support, The Albert Halls was packed to the rafters, virtually as… Keep Reading

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Remembering Lemmy

Ian Fraser ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister,  (24th December 1945 – 28th December 2015) Three years. Three whole years has passed since the unthinkable happened. At the age of 70, Ian Fraser Kilmister had passed away. The name known to his family and his friends. But they, and the rest of the world, knew him as Lemmy. The Motorhead front man, the charismatic, bass playing, good time rock ‘n’ roller, had gone. But… Keep Reading

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The Darkness and The Zutons to Headline Teddy Rocks Festival 2019

Teddy Rocks has announced their headline acts for 2019. The Darkness are Saturday’s headliners, while Sunday headliners are The Zutons. Teddy Rocks Festival started in the modest surroundings a country pub. The Greyhound in North Dorset was the first home of the festival, started 6 years ago. Founder, Tom Newton, wanted to help fundraise for the charity Teddy20. The charity was created by Tom’s parents to raise money for children… Keep Reading

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Razorlight return, to Manchester Apollo, with a new album and lineup.

Johnny Borrell brings a new line up and a renewed vigour to Razorlights self imposed Exile, with aperformane that tore back the years. British Britpop/indie rockers Razorlight return from their long-imposed exile to play the sold-out Manchester Ritz, all the old hits where there mixed in amid their latest offering. There are two support bands this evening first up is Fetiche, French rock band, unfortunately for me they where lost… Keep Reading

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Gig Of The Year For The Slow Readers Club?

Carefully and confidently the band have made a march on Manchesters Iconic Apollo theatre selling out 3 months in advance. As I ventured into Manchester Apollo tonight, it is just a little over 4 years, since I first had the pleasure of seeing The Slow Readers perform, over at Manchester’s Night & Day Café. For me it was clear from that initial gig, there was something special about this band….… Keep Reading

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Throwback Thursday – FOTF Singles of 2018

This week is the turn of the singles. It’s been a great year for music, so this weeks Throwback Thursday remembers the singles released in 2018. We have picked out the top five best singles which were released since January, and put them together in the following article, in no particular order, and a list of honourable mentions. 1- Jack White – Over and Over and Over It was a… Keep Reading

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Blood Youth Unleash New Video Plus Announce Headline Tour for 2019

After some great hardcore punk? Well, Blood Youth have provided us with a plethora of options to enjoy such tunes. They’ve delivered a new video for Keep You Alive from their second album, Starve, due for release on 22 February 2019. Hold on there is more! Blood Youth have also announced a headline tour kicking off in Southampton on 1 March 2019. Blood Youth frontman Kaya Tarsus talking about the… Keep Reading

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