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GIGANTIC ALL DAYER Vol 5

GIGANTIC ALL DAYER VOL. 5A BIG, BIG LOVE… ANNOUNCING THE RETURN OF… GIGANTIC ALL DAYER BACK FOR A FIFTH MASSIVE … Keep Reading

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Hollis Brown Announce New Album ‘Ozone Park’

Hollis Brown will be releasing their new album Ozone Park on 7th June via their new home at Cool Green Recordings / Mascot Label Group. Hailing from New York, the beginnings of the quartet was born out of a garage in the Ozone Park neighbourhood of Queens on a steady diet of psychedelia and basement jams in Greenwich Village. Their first show came at the legendary Greenwich Village bar, Don Hill’s– which… Keep Reading

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You Are Not Alone Festival Preview March 30th

You Are Not Alone Festival (YANA) is a multi-venue festival taking place across three venues in Manchester, Night & Day Cafe & Jimmys (18+) & The Whiskey Jar is (14+) in aid of non-profit mental health charity Manchester Mind. The aim behind Mind is twofold. The first is provide support and advice to anyone suffering, as one in four of us will experience mental health problems at some point in… Keep Reading

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When Music Meets Politics Merthyr Rising Preview 24th – 26th of May

So here’s the first of a few articles on some of the lesser known festival gems that have been popping up over the UK over the last five and have more to offer than your average weekend dancing while plastered in wellies…. Merthyr Rising is a music, arts and ideas festival that celebrates working class culture and resistance at the birthplace of the red flag. The very nature of politics,… Keep Reading

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LA’s Ashrr Ushers In A New-Wave Of Synth-Rock

If you are searching for new tunes to help write life’s soundtrack and nurse your soul you should check out Ashrr Formed in early 2018, ASHRR is a synth-rock collective made up of singer-songwriter Steven Davis and artists/producers Ethan Allen and Josh Charles. The trio has a long eclectic musical background that meld experience and influence from a multitude of styles and genres, that when combined results in a familiar… Keep Reading

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Live: Sleaford Mods – Manchester Academy

Witnessing two blokes and a laptop sounds like it would be awful, but that was probably the best show I’ve ever been to The night was kicked off by the unbelievably good Liines, who at first I thought were a bit of an odd support for Hip-Hop/Rock duo Sleaford Mods, but the two groups matched perfectly. Liines’ set was a great start to the night, and was well received by… Keep Reading

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Chicago Open Air Returns With a Hard Hitting Lineup

This spring brings another must-see event from premier independent U.S. music festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents On Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, Chicago Open Air Presents a massive stadium show with headlining sets from chart-topping acts including System Of A Down, Tool, The Cult and Ghost, plus more appearances from today’s biggest hard rock and metal artists. The event is co-produced by Live Nation and will take place at SeatGeek Stadium (formerly Toyota Park) in Bridgeview, IL, just outside Chicago. Looking at this lineup… Keep Reading

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Kendal Calling: Ones To Watch…

My initial reaction to the 2019 Kendal Calling line up mainly revolve around the exhilaration at dancing fantastically badly in my polka dot wellies to Nile Rogers & Chic after enough fruity cider to both rot my teeth and send me into a full blown alcoholic fuelled arms in the air crescendo of “Good Times” in Lowther Park. My second reaction was to re listen to every single Doves tracks… Keep Reading

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More Acts Announced For Tramlines 2019

The already outstanding lineup has just got even better With big acts such as; Two Door Cinema Club, Nile Rodgers, Doves, and Happy Mondays already announced for this years Sheffield based festival, it didn’t really seem like the lineup could get much better. But then the second wave was announced. Joining the above artists are a wide range of indie gods, guitar genies, and some of the best songwriters around… Keep Reading

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Kris Barras Band To Support Black Stone Cherry On July UK Shows

Following a string of sold out performances on their biggest UK headline tour to date over the past month The Kris Barras Band have been announced as main support to US rockers Black Stone Cherry across 5 special shows in Ireland, Scotland and Wales including the stunning Caerphilly Castle which has now sold out.  The band has become one of the hottest rising stars over the past 12 months. Releasing the mesmerising ‘The Divine And Dirty’ in… Keep Reading

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Monster Truck Unveil New Video For ‘Denim Danger’ Ahead Of UK Tour

Ahead of their upcoming European Tour, Monster truck have unveiled their new video for Denim Danger.  Speaking about the track, Singer/Bassist Jon Harvey explains “Denim Danger is a classic Monster Truck song about an imaginary street gang Equal parts Sons Of Anarchy and West Side Story. It’s become a crowd favourite because it talks about having pride in your town and people love wherever they are from or grew up”.  The band will… Keep Reading

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Live Review: Haken, Manchester Academy 3

Haken kicked off their latest tour once again in Manchester, selling out the Academy 3 to showcase Vector, the band’s latest album. Opening with the first three tracks from Vector you knew this was going to be a special night. The band were so tight, not a note out of place and sounding incredible. The packed room was loving it, and this time the sound guy wasn’t wearing his headphones!… Keep Reading

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New Music: Black Keys “Lo/Hi”

Black Keys release first new music in 5 years The Black Keys have been around for quite sometime now, and the two-piece rockers haven’t really changed their sound much in their 18 year career, and that’s still the case. The new single, titled “Lo/Hi” is as raunchy and beautiful as their other music, and it’s good to hear that the band are back, and haven’t sold out their sound to… Keep Reading

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Stray Cats Announce First Album In 26 years + 40th Anniversary Tour

All revved up and red hot, The STRAY CATS are back. Brian Setzer (guitar, vocals), LeeRocker (bass, vocals) and SlimJimPhantom (drums, vocals)–original founding members of the iconic and acclaimed American rock and roll trio–are celebrating their 40thanniversary in 2019 with a new album and tour (*see tour dates below). The STRAY CATS have titled the album 40. Marking their first new album in 26 years, it will be releasedMay 24 via Surfdog Records and distributed by Mascot Label Group (CD, LP, Digital) in Europe and the UK (CD, vinyl, digital). The song… Keep Reading

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Cotton Clouds 2019

Things are hotting up for Cotton Clouds as festival season approaches It may seem like the festival season is ages away, but in just a matter of months, Saddleworth Cricket Club will become home to Cotton Clouds Festival for it’s third year, and the lineup is looking great. This festival may be one of the newest in the UK, but it’s certainly gaining a reputation as one of the best,… Keep Reading

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GIGANTIC ALL DAYER Vol 5

GIGANTIC ALL DAYER VOL. 5A BIG, BIG LOVE… ANNOUNCING THE RETURN OF… GIGANTIC ALL DAYER BACK FOR A FIFTH MASSIVE VOLUME WITH… ECHO & THE BUNNYMENPlus Very Special Guests THE WONDER STUFF performing HUP & THE HITSTHE BLUETONES  + SPECIAL GUEST: JIM BOBJULIANA HATFIELD | JESUS JONES  CRAZYHEAD Plus Gigantic MCs & DJs Marc & Jason Jones– BANK HOLIDAY 25TH MAY 2019 – Returning revitalised after something of a year’s… Keep Reading

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Tinfoils Release New Single – The Royal Baby Machine

Launch Night Party at The Peer Hat, Manchester, on 07/03/2019 If you are in or around the Manchester area on Thursday, FOTF can highly recommend you get yourselves down to The Peer Hat for a night of filthy rock and roll to celebrate the Tinfoils new release ‘Royal Baby Machine’. We recently had a listen to the single and we were dead impressed. Describing their own sound as no frills,… Keep Reading

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Yngwie Malmsteen Unveils Cover Of ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’

Yngwie Malmsteen will release Blue Lightning globally on March 29th via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group To call Yngwie Malmsteen a ‘maestro’ or ‘virtuoso’ is to state the obvious. But such terms don’t do sufficient justice to either his talent or impact. There are innumerable guitarists who have copied a small part of the vast musical spectrum that defines him, but nobody comes close to achieving what he has over a period of nearly four decades. This… Keep Reading

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