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Festivals/Gigs

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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Interviews

Interview: Dead!

Dead! ..on achievements, inspirations and touring After playing at 2000 Trees Festival, Dead! did a few days round the UK before playing at the famous Reading and Leeds festival. Flick Of The Finger had a chat with members Alex Warren, Sam Chappel, and brothers Louis and Sam Matlock: How has the… Keep Reading

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Live Reviews

The Winachi Tribe Live at Gorilla, Manchester

The Winachi Family Gathering: Things have been good for The Winachi Tribe so far this year. With sell out shows in Scotland, a double header with the Sugar Hill Gang, plus a recent trip to La La Land for a video shoot to accompany a new single out  later this… Keep Reading

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New Music

Album review: Paul Simon “Stranger To Stranger”

From “Graceland” to “Wristband” — a new, yet familiar sound. “Stranger to Stranger” is the newest manifestation of Paul Simon’s enduring musical talent. Though some may say his music career peaked in 1986 with the hit album “Graceland”, that is not to say that he is out of ideas. In… Keep Reading

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Listen

FOTF Presents: ‘Connected’

Flick of The finger had the pleasure of meeting up with Manchester, indie duo ‘Connected’ in the Northern Quarters very own ‘Night & Day Cafe’ Their selection can only be described as rockin’ classics  and their future is looking great…. ! The back to back team can be found in… Keep Reading

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Club/Live Reviews

Faithless, Brixton Academy, London

If Wikipedia is to be believed “Faithless are a British electronica band consisting of Maxi Jazz, Sister Bliss and Rollo. The group is best known for their dance songs (“Salva Mea”, “Insomnia”, “God Is a DJ” and “We Come 1”).” and “The band announced it would split up after their… Keep Reading

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New Music

Review: Ed Harcour ‘Furnaces’

The Mercury prize nominated musician returns with an infectious horn-laden anthem, taken from his forthcoming seventh solo album. ‘Furnaces’ is a dark melodic track, that presents itself as a different sound for the singer-songwriter. The song, which is taken from his new album and shares the same title, is his… Keep Reading

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Festivals

Van’s Warped Tour 2016, Mountain View CA, 6. August

Van’s Warped Tour once again arrived in Mountain View, CA, and although the date was moved from June to August, the powerful atmosphere still remained throughout the day. As always, the tour garners long lines of diverse people; from small children to grandparents still full of angst, hundreds made their… Keep Reading

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Gigs

The Temper Trap Announce UK Gigs

The Temper Trap have now sold more than one million albums and their songs have been streamed more than 200 million times on Spotify and 20 million times on YouTube! They first came to prominence in 2009 with their acclaimed debut album, CONDITIONS which, propelled by the global hits SWEET DISPOSITION,… Keep Reading

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Gigs

Blossoms Announce UK Headline Tour

Blossoms will play a headline UK tour this November and December including a show at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire and two dates at Manchester’s Albert Hall. The band are currently top of the album charts after their eponymous record debuted at number one on Friday. ‘Blossoms’ has received wide spread… Keep Reading

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Live Reviews

Bad Mood, Night & Day, Manchester

Making a short trip down the M62 from Liverpool for their first gig away from home, Bad Mood are not the typical young indie/guitar band of which there are so many. For a start they are not young, having been around the music scene and in different bands for a… Keep Reading

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Live Reviews

Hands Off Gretel at Liverpools, Krazyhouse

Saturday 13th August found me at Liverpool’s, Krazyhouse. Probably the best rock venue in the city! There were 3 acts on, but I’d made the trip to catch Hands Off Gretel. The band launched in Feb 2015 with the release of their first video ‘Be Mine’ and a 3 track EP… Keep Reading

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New Music

Savannah Release New Single ‘Jodie’

‘We are the mods! We are the mods!’ This may be a chant from the film Quadropehnia…. …but it would feel right at home sung at a live performance by Savannah, whose new single, ‘Jodie’, is a pumped-up, hands-in-the-air, pure rock ‘n’ roller, just waiting for the mod chant to… Keep Reading

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Music News

BREAKING: Blossoms Debut Album Is UK Number One!

YESSSS! A massive ‘high five’ to Blossoms as their debut album hits #1 AND is the highest selling album of the year! Nice one lads and well deserved!! Blossoms’ eponymous debut album is officially number one. The past year has seen them play live to sold out venues and packed… Keep Reading

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New Music

Review: Courteeners – The 17th

It’s time to rejoice, as new music from The Courteeners arrives in the form of the funky rhythmic song, ‘The 17th’. The single is taken from the bands’ forthcoming fifth album, Mapping The Rendezvous, which is due out on October 21st. It moves along somewhat slowly, but never feels sluggish… Keep Reading

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Club

Your Last Chance To Dance On The Legendary Sunset Terrace

Space Ibiza returns in his last season to its origins and invite clubbers to dance again in the Sunset Terrace during the day. Since last June, the most awarded Club in the World  opens its doors religiously, every Sunday from 7 pm, returning to old ways… like raising your arms… Keep Reading

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Mod: Clothing

Jimi Hendrix Collection Launched By Pretty Green

Since the birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll in the late 1950’s, British street culture has been influencing fashion and music worldwide. Pretty Green has an authenticity born of a deep understanding of that culture and the things that make it relevant today. Founded in 2009 by Liam Gallagher, one of the… Keep Reading

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Club

Space Ibiza Closing Fiesta 2016

In 1989, When Pepe Rosello, founder and owner of Space Ibiza , took the controls of Space Ibiza, it seemed crazy. Playa d’en Bossa -aimed to familiar tourism, was far away from the nightlife established in other areas of the island. That year, in Ibiza, the place where it all… Keep Reading

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Club

Faithless Announce Very Special Intimate Show

Legendary dance act Faithless announce very special intimate show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton Following their live return with sold out arena tour at the end of 2015, iconic dance pioneers Faithless have announced a very special intimate show at O2 Academy Brixton this summer. The British electronica group featuring… Keep Reading

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Gigs

Twin Atlantic Full Tour Announced

Twin Atlantic are excited to announce their UK tour which begins on 7th October 2016 in Newcastle and includes 3 nights at Glasgow Barrowlands, in support of anticipated new album ‘GLA’ released on 9th September 2016, through Red Bull Records. The band have been playing select UK and European festivals… Keep Reading

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Music News

Spring King Stop Off At Manchester’s Night & Day

Whilst en-route to becoming one of the UK’s biggest bands, Spring King stop off at Day & Night Manchester to guest on Antics’ Deck Psych drenched, shoegaze five piece SULK play live plus MCR’s Hey Bulldog & Inland Taipan. cult indie | electro | psych | retro gems  Sulk headline the… Keep Reading

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Live Reviews

Power Of Three Festival 2016

The Power of three advertised as a resonance event featured three acts from the current prog scene, a genre that is still alive and kicking. The original Resonance festival was a 4-day multi-stage festival held back in 2014, the brainchild of Mike Morton who was behind tonight’s show. It featured… Keep Reading

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Club

Yousef Presents: Circus 14th Birthday Celebrations

Circus has a long-standing history of pushing the boundaries of house and techno, firmly asserting itself as one of the leading club nights in the history of the country. Always in search of the greatest talent, Circus has been a platform for the most prolific DJ’s to perform alongside some… Keep Reading

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Music News

Courtesy Tier Release Debut LP ‘Everyone’s OK’

Introducing Brooklyn-based trio Courtesy Tier, releasing their debut LP ‘Everyone’s OK on September 9th, 2016 via Beverly Martel. “We’re more confident, leaning harder into what we do, and more fearless about making the music we make without pretensions,” asserts guitarist and vocalist Omer Leibovitz. And it’s that electric energy that… Keep Reading

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Music News

Alex Dickson Welcomed Back to Gun and Head Line Tour

As their acclaimed original guitarist Alex Dickson is welcomed back into the frame, GUN are delighted to announce they will be hitting the road for a series of UK headline dates this October with a souped-up live band in force. In honor of the tour announcement, the Hard Rockers will… Keep Reading

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New Music

Black Oak County “Mad Dog” single

Hell yeah! High Octane and smooth Hard Rock. Back in May 2016, I had the pleasure of experiencing the quartet Black Oak County live at the Nordic Noise Festival, and now they’re back with new material, this time from their coming debut album. Released on the metal label Mighty Music,… Keep Reading

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New Music

A Sad Day For Maccabees Fans

It’s always a sad day when a cool band calls it a day! The Maccabees have announced their split after 14 years together. in a statement “The decision has obviously been an incredibly difficult one, given that The Maccabees has been such a huge part of our lives until now,”  Image: © Maccabees… Keep Reading

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Music News/Tickets

Buying Tickets Just Got Better!

TicketSelect.co.uk has launched and is set to be the new name in town for live shows and events accross the UK. TicketSelect.co.uk 2016 shows include; Rod Stewart, The 1975, Busted, The Specials, Justin Hayward, Airbourne, Coheed and Cambria, Richie Sambora, We Are Scientists, Frightened Rabbit, Band of Horses, Local Natives, The Divine Comedy, The Hunna, The Christians, James, The Zombies and Kula Shaker! HOW ABOUT THAT! Looking for local shows?… Keep Reading

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Gigs

LISTEN HERE: The Coral New Single ‘Million Eyes’ + December Tour

The new single, ‘Million Eyes’ taken from the band’s critically acclaimed new album ‘Distance Inbetween’ has been announced The Coral have announced details of a headline UK Tour and new single, ‘Million Eyes’. The December tour, which takes in O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Manchester Academy and Liverpool’s Olympia, is the… Keep Reading

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