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Monster Truck Release Lyric Video For ‘Thundertruck’

Monster Truck return with a brand new video for the rip-roaring juggernaut Thundertruck. The bands new album ‘True Rockers’ will be released on Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group on 14th September 2018.   Thundertruck is another juggernaut and was originally from the ‘Sittin’ Heavy’ sessions but was abandoned. Guitrist Jeremy Widerman says. “We had worked on that with me playing that lead part, and it left a big gaping hole in the heaviness of the song.… Keep Reading

New Releases

Federal Charm – Passenger

Federal Charm are back with a new album, Passenger. Different to their last two album, the band has evolved much since Across The Divide, the new album crash lands September 14th. Well the aeroplane on the cover certainly looked like it did, album art work as always comes from the bands long term artist, Brian Cantwell, and for this he’s produced a stunning image. The band have been together for… Keep Reading

Live

Iron Maiden, O2 Arena, London

One of the bands that were solely responsible for the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, Iron Maiden brought their Legacy Of The Beast tour to the O2 Arena in London. And good lord, did they rock the joint. The all too familiar speech by Winston Churchill echoed through the arena, before the band got things started with Aces High, with lead singer Bruce Dickinson, underneath a spitfire, running and leaping… Keep Reading

New Releases

New Release – A Certain Ratio ‘You Dirty Boy’

One of the early Manchester music pioneers are back…….and just as groovy A Certain Ratio have certainly stood the test of time, and various musical changes. Their consistency is once again evident with the release of their new single, You Dirty Boy. Their first release since 2008, the band – consisting of Jez Kerr, Donald Johnson, Martin Moscrop, Denise Johnson, Tony Quigley and Matt Steele – this is a song that’s… Keep Reading

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Vola Announce New Album ‘Applause From A Distant Crowd’ – Out October 12th

Copenhagen’s progressive, genre-crossing quartet Vola return with their new album Applause Of A Distant Crowd, which will be released on 12th October via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. On the new album, Asger Mygind (vocals/guitar), Martin Werner (keys), Nicolai Mogensen (bass) and Adam Janzi (drums) probe society’s distractions from thoughtfulness and examine the way human relationships have evolved whilst touching upon fear and anxiety. Where their debut Inmazes dealt with the… Keep Reading

Festivals

Reading Festival – Weekend Tickets Sold Out!

As thousands gear up for Reading and Leeds 2018, taking place from 24th – 26th August,all weekend tickets for Reading Festival have now completely sold out! Festival fans are urged to snap up Leeds Weekend and Reading Friday/Sunday day tickets from official ticket agents as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Eager fans have snapped up tickets for a chance to catch unforgettable headline performances from Kendrick Lamar, Kings of… Keep Reading

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Saturday At Wickham Festival, Hampshire

The rural village of Wickham, Hampshire made the perfect backdrop for it’s boutique festival of folk and traditional music. It was a scorcher of a day but had the most chill and intimate vibe packed with goers of all ages. You were spoilt for choice in terms of food, from African bunny chow to paella and vegan burgers. It’s tents and gazebos uniquely decorated and stalls offering things from tarot… Keep Reading

New Releases

New Release: The Magpie Salute – High Water I

Imagine a group of musicians from different bands coming together to form a new band. There you have, The Magpie Salute, a band with new and original music, releasing their debut album, High Water I, this Friday, 10thAugust. Pulled together by guitarist Rich Robinson, it continued a storyline he began in the Black Crowes with guitarist Marc Ford and bassist Sven Pipien. Meanwhile, vocalist John Hogg shared Hookah Brown with Robinson as keyboardist Matt Slocum and drummer Joe Magistro… Keep Reading

Music Fashion

INTERVIEW: Annieatthefringe

I’m back with another blogger babe feature and this time it’s the lovely Annieatthefringe! With the music and fashion industries constantly complimenting each other, I wanted to explore what it is that creates this link. Annie is known as an influential blogger and is always seen rocking some kick-ass outfits so I decided to snatch her for a chat! Queue the gorgeous Annieatthefringe and her take on the love affair… Keep Reading

New Releases

Black Honey Share New Single, ‘Midnight’

Black Honey– the UK’s fastest rising band – have today shared their biggest single to date. ‘Midnight’ is out now and its coming straight for your heart. Last month, Black Honey announced their highly anticipated debut album which has been 3 years in the making. Sitting right at the heart of their self-professed ‘Frankenstein’s Monster’ of an album is new single ‘Midnight’ – an unashamed disco-pop Trojan horse that could only have… Keep Reading

New Releases

The Magpie Salute Release Brand New Track ‘Sister Moon’ Ahead Of London Headline Show

The Magpie Salute are delighted to present their brand new track Sister Moon. The track is taken from their upcoming debut studio album High Water I which is released August 10th via Provogue/Mascot Label Group.  Speaking about the track, guitarist Marc Ford explains: “Sister Moon came from John and I staying in a house together. We lived together 24 hours a day for ten days. We would just sit, poke at… Keep Reading

Gigs

Von Hertzen Brothers Announce December UK Headline Tour & Uriah Heep Support Tour

Following their incredible shows at Download Festival and Ramblin’ Man Fair this summer, the award winning Finnish rockers Von Hertzen Brothers have announced their December ‘War Is Over Tour Part 2’, The Tour includes playing Planet Rockstock, a headline run of 7 shows and supporting the mighty Uriah Heep on 5 shows. Their festival performances this summer has blown away both fans and critics with The Sun newspaper hailing their“sun-scorched… Keep Reading

New Releases

New Single Release – Shotty Horroh – Dirty Old Town

Fancy a bit of urban rap? A little Shotty Horroh should do the trick… Hailing from Manchester, Shotty Horroh is here with his new single release, Dirty Old Town. And before you ask, no it isn’t a cover of the song made famous by The Pogues and various other artists. But it does nod in the direction of the original number, as it’s a song about suburban goings on, particularly on… Keep Reading

Interviews

5 in Five With Tom Hingley

Tom Hingley, front man with Inspiral Carpets during their highly successful live and recording career during the 1990s, is playing a show at Leeds Belgrave Music Hall on Friday 3rd Aug with support coming from two of the most celebrated and promising bands the North has to offer: Wakefield’s Adore // Repel and Manchester’s False Advertising. Ahead of the show, we caught up with Tom for our popular 5 in Five…… Keep Reading

Live

Shed Seven Play Highlight Show at kendal Calling.

Whilst the rain poured, the lads played a mixture of classics and new material to a damp but high spirited crowd. Coming out to Room in My House, it looked liked the lads positioned themself closer together than normally on stage, definitely making for what looked like a more close nit band, not just Rick as a frontman. It was actually quite nice to see. After rattling off Room in… Keep Reading

Festivals

Tim Peaks Diner, Kendal Calling 2018

At Flick of the Finger, we love Kendal Calling. It’s one of our favourite festivals. Whilst the now familiar rain may dampen pretty much everything on and around us, the one thing it can never touch is our spirits. Set in picturesque countryside, with 11 stages, a quirky woodland area and enough fancy dress outfits to rival the fez-wearing shopkeeper in Mr Benn, there’s always one place in particular we… Keep Reading

Festivals

Wickham Festival 2018

Sales boom for 2018 Wickham Festival The 2018 Wickham Festival looks set to be the most successful yet. With chart-toppers Squeeze confirmed as the prime headline act, tickets have been selling fast for the August 2-5 event in the picturesque Hampshire village. One of Britain’s top bands of the past 40 years, the hugely-popular new wave icons will top the bill on Saturday August 4 supported by John Ilsley of… Keep Reading

Gigs

A TFI Friday Style Live Show is Coming To Manchester: Trashed TV Live

Full Lineup For Trashed TV Live Announced. Supported by Manchester brewers, Brewdog and hosted by the hilarious Gary Drury of Our Fold, and Meredith Peterson of Kendal Calling / Bluedot / Transmission and Manchesters, Off The Record, Trashed TV Live brings a fresh take on Manchester live entertainment scene.  A first for the city! A TFI Friday style live entertainment show is coming to Manchester and taking place at The Bread… Keep Reading

Live

LIVE REVIEW: Y Not? 2018 – Who Was There?

As I sat last Sunday guarded from the relentless elements by my trusty poncho in Y Not’s misty mountain camping field I had an overwhelming sense of a bittersweet redemption story. After the antics of last year led to the festival being cast from popular acclaim and reduced to ridicule our proverbial fallen angel was gifted an opportunity by its loyal fan base to reclaim its previous pedestal. The festival… Keep Reading

New Releases

New Album – Shadowparty from Shadowparty

The supergroup. Something that people thought was a bygone word. Until now….. Tom Chapman. Phil Cunningham. Josh Hager. Jeff Friedl. Fans of New Order and Devo will instantly recognise these names. For they have joined together to make ShadowParty, and they are treating us with the release of their new eponymous album. And all you music listeners and lovers are in for a treat. First track is ‘Celebrate’, and features the… Keep Reading

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