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September 2016

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NEW MUSIC: Pete Doherty ‘Hamburg Demonstrations LP’ and Tour

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Pete Doherty releases his new album, Hamburg Demonstrations, through BMG / Clouds Hill Recordings on 2 December 2016. The album is available to pre-order now with the first single I DON’T LOVE ANYONE [BUT YOU’RE NOT JUST ANYONE] along with THE WHOLE WORLD IS OUR PLAYGROUND available as instant grats here Hamburg Demonstrations was produced, recorded and mixed by JOHANN SCHEERER (Faust / Bosnian Rainbows / Gallon Drunk / Omar Rodriguéz-Lopéz) at…

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Leopold and His Fiction, The Old Blue Last, London

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I love serendipity (which, incidentally, comes from the old name of Sri Lanka). I had been planning on having a quiet week, with only one gig in the diary, when a fellow photographer, who wasn’t feeling well, needed someone to cover a show. I didn’t know the band, but nothing unusual there as most of the bands I shoot tend to be relatively unknown (at the time). So, off I…

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Embrace Announce December Tour

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Embrace, who are currently working on their seventh studio album for release in 2017, take a break from recording to play a short run of special Christmas shows in December. Talking about the run of dates, singer Danny McNamara said, “We’d been so busy working on our new album, then playing The Secret Festival in September made us hungry to get out there and play live again. We’re just playing…

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NEW MUSIC: Feed The Kid ‘In The City’

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Feed The Kid sing about their home town of Manchester, in their new single ‘In The City’. Before you jump-the-gun and think, ‘Oh no, here’s another band moaning about where they come from!’, this song is not at all doom and gloom. Sure, lyrics touch upon the rainy city that make a grown man cry, but the delivery of the vocals from Curtis Taylor believably make you grasp the message within…

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Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

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On this day in 2009 Lucy Vodden, the childhood pal of John Lennon’s son Julian, passed away. Lucy was just 46 and she passed away Monday 28th September 2009, after losing her battle with auto-immune disease lupus. Lucy was the inspiration for The Beatles track ‘Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds’, written mostly by John after Julian showed his father a nursery school drawing he called Lucy – in the…

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Rec Rock Festval 2016, Buxworth

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Set in the Peak District Hills with views over Manchester the Rec Rock Festival is the perfect antidote to those monster mud festivals of the summer. Set up by Verve and Charlatans drummer Pete Salisbury and his wife Pam this boutique style festival with a capacity of around 1000 donates any profit to the local community, and in keeping with this sentiment, most of the bands play for free or…

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OK Broken, O2 Ritz, Manchester

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It’s always a pleasure to be present in the next chapter of a band’s evolution, when that band is a local group of lads who have steadily been building momentum, gig on gig, it’s particularly satisfying. It’s easy to try and pigeon-hole the band into the Indie/Rock market, I feel they showed that there are many different levels to this well drilled and smart dressed band, not many bands are…

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BREAKING: The Stone Roses Announce 3 UK Gigs for 2017

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THE STONE ROSES ANNOUNCE 3 UK LIVE SHOWS FOR JUNE 2017 The Stone Roses will play 3 UK shows in June 2017. Tickets go on sale at 9.30am this Friday, September 30. This summer saw The Stone Roses play to over 240,000 people across four sold out nights at Manchester Etihad stadium, as well as a sold out show at New York’s Madison Square Garden. 2017 dates as follows: Tuesday,…

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Milburn Are Back!

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It’s been ten years since Milburn’s major label debut ‘Well Well Well’. Now, the band who kick-started the Sheffield revival that would give birth to, amongst others, Arctic Monkeys and Reverend & The Makers, are back. The new kaleidoscopic video sees a young girl perform classic Northern Soul moves and was shot in Sheffield’s Town Hall – a place made famous by Pulp’s ‘Disco 2000’ video. When Milburn parted company…

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TRACK OF THE WEEK: OK Broken ‘Waiting In Line’

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This week’s track of the week comes from OK Broken and its titled ‘Waiting In Line’ The Lambretta sponsored band out of Manchester are going from strength to strength and gaining quite the following.  Check them out on: Facebook Soundcloud Website

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Liam & Bonehead To Talk to Johnny Vaughan

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Radio X’s Johnny Vaughan will talk to Liam about his life and career in front of an intimate audience at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium on Sunday 16 October. They’ll also be joined by Oasis guitarist Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs. Just 200 tickets will be available for the intimate event, which is in aid of Global’s Make Some Noise. TICKETS ARE £150 AND WILL GO ON SALE ON WEDNESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER AT…

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Milburn ‘Lads ‘n’ Lasses’

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Milburn were a four-piece outfit from the city of Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. The band consisted of Joe Carnall (lead vocals/bass), Louis Carnall (vocals/rhythm guitar), Tom Rowley (lead guitar) and Joe Green (drummer). They produced ear-grabbing riffs and essential Melodies, underpinned by the raw tones of the mod-punk era, which epitomises the youthfulness and abundant potential of the band. Milburn’s sound has most recently been described as the aggressive riffs of…

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Album review: Franklin Zoo “Red Skies”

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5 hard rockin’ guys from Copenhagen who will sweep you off your feet (album below: Images from Franklin Zoo’s recent show at Loppen, Christiania, Copenhagen) A feeling of grunge creeps over me, as I listen to the latest release from Danish Franklin Zoo. The Copenhagen 5 piece has released their international debut on Mighty Music, one of Denmarks leading metal/hardrock labels, who is also responsible for giving us Black Oak…

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Heart, Amphitheater, Nashville

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The fierce female force that is Heart continued their “The Rock Hall Three For All” tour with Cheap Trick and Joan Jett with a stop at Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville, Tennessee. Closing the house down on a sold out show, the duo was given a perpetual standing ovation by many in the crowd. Ann and Nancy Wilson started their musical journey over four decades ago. Still holding the reins of…

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The Flick Of The Finger ‘Hall of Fame’…

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…We Salute You All The Flick of The Finger ‘Hall Of Fame’ consists of all the musicians and fans that we shot over the past few months.  See yourself in the fans section? give us a like and share and we’ll send you the image! See the full gallery here Feature image: Simon Reed

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Pigeon Detectives Are Back!

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Leeds indie rockers return with a new single from fifth record Platinum-selling Leeds band The Pigeon Detectives are back with new single ‘Lose Control’ from their fifth album, which is planned for released in February 2017. The new record from the band is a more eclectic LP than previous albums and was recorded with Richard Formby; a producer associated with bands like indie crooners Wild Beasts, leftfield London vocalist Ghostpoet and…

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Iron Maiden Announce First UK Tour in 6 Years

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The band, whose first major UK arena tour for six years will be announced on Friday, Sept 23, Iron Maiden have gone to great lengths to ensure their fans are able to buy tickets at the intended price rather than at the ludicrously inflated prices prevalent on many secondary ticketing sites and also to protect them against counterfeit tickets. Maiden manager Rod Smallwood explains, “We do not want our fans…

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The Microdance ‘The Ride Home Today & Come Back To Me My Lover in the Sky’

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The Microdance (UK) have announced the release of their double A-side The London four-piece deliver a thick 80’s vibe, filled with echo and chorus and walls of guitars. I haven’t heard of The Microdance before. With a weird name and (a little, but in a good way) weird music [maybe I’m more of a metal head, but for this specific genre] The Microdance reminds me of something that (deserves) to be…

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Swans Live At O2 Ritz, Manchester

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New York City noise rock legends, Swans, confirmed for UK After unveiling their 14th. studio album, “The Glowing Man”, earlier this year on Young God/Mute Records, Swans are proving themselves once again as one of the most volcanic, eruptive and virile outfits in their genre, ever. Their latest release, touted by some as the noise legends’ final installment ever, this show may be the last chance for UK fans to witness…

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Leeds ‘On Roundhay’ Festival

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Roundhay Park in Leeds as a venue has hosted The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Madonna and U2 to name just a handful of the top artists in the last 35 years. However, it hasn’t been used for live music for at least 10 years, that is until Harvey Goldsmith decided to twin the location with his successful South London ‘On Blackheath’ festival. 2016 sees the inaugural ‘On Roundhay’, a one-day…

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