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Eric Gales Announces new album ‘The Bookends’ Featuring Beth Hart, Doyle Bramhall II and B. Slade

On 8th February 2019, Eric Gales returns with his brand new album ‘The Bookends’ on Provogue/Mascot Label Group Bookends features collaborations with B. Slade, Doyle Bramhall II and Beth Hart. The challenge for making ‘The Bookends’ was for Gales to challenge himself. “As a guitar player it’s been established that I can play a little bit, just a little bit,” he smiles. But for this album he not only wanted… Keep Reading

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Von Hertzen Brothers Released Emotive Video For ‘Jerusalem’ On 70th Anniversary Of The Declaration Of Human Rights

The award winning Finnish rockers Von Hertzen Brothers are currently in the UK for the ‘War Is Over Tour Part 2’. They have already included playing Planet Rockstock, as well as a headline run of 7 shows and supporting the mighty Uriah Heep on 5 shows. Von Hertzen Brothers latest album War Is Over is a sprawling cinematic wonder that poses many questions, one of those is –  what are… Keep Reading

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Sleeper Release First Album In 21 Years! ‘The Modern Age’.

It wasn’t meant to happen. In fact, the band had promised each other it never would. On 22nd March 2019, Sleeper release their first album in 21 years, ‘The Modern Age’… “We had no plan to get back together. Sometimes life throws you a massive curve ball. You end up jumping off the cliff, just to see what it feels like.”: Singer, Louise Wener The band spent summer 2018 recording… Keep Reading

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Queen Zee Release New Single ‘Hunger Pains’

Following a raucous support tour with Dream Wife and last week’s announcement of their debut self-titled album and an 8 date UK tour for February 2019, dynamic Merseyside noise punk outfit Queen Zee today release their brand new single ‘Hunger Pains’ out now on 7” vinyl and digital formats via the band’s own label Sasstone Records. New single and live favourite ‘Hunger Pains’ is a melodic wall of noise laced… Keep Reading

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LIVE REVIEW: The Virginmary’s, Manchester Club Academy

When Macclesfield rockers The Virginmarys tour, Manchester will always be considered their hometown show. While some bands might feel the pressure of this duo Ally Dickaty and Danny Dolan clearly only felt pure love. Club Academy was crammed with a crowd sporting more merch T-shirts that a City home match, that proudly sang every word to the entire set. From the earlier releases of Dead Man’s Shoes and Just A… Keep Reading

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The Killers Guitarist, Dave Keuning Comes to Manchester

Dave Keuning, founding member and guitarist from The Killers, releases “Prismism” under the moniker Keuning. The track is the title track and second to be taken from Keuning’s debut album Prismism (released January 25th on Thirty Tigers). You can hear debut single ‘Restless Legs’ via Keuning’s official YouTube channel. Burnt out from touring and wanting to spend more time with his 13-year-old son, Dave began taking musical ideas that he… Keep Reading

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GIGS: The Magic Numbers Announce 5 Date Tour

Following the release of the album Outsiders earlier in the year, London quartet The Magic Numbers will hit the road in December with some select tour dates across the UK, including Gorilla in Manchester, Nottingham’s Rescue Rooms, Islington Assembley Hall in London, plus two Scottish dates in Perth and Glasgow. Outsiders sees a grittier direction for the band, whilst losing none of their renowned melodic flair. In their four star… Keep Reading

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Ocean Colour Scene Support Teenage Cancer Trust With Intimate Solo Sets

Ocean Colour Scene support TCT with intimate solo sets with Simon Fowler Pretty Green celebrate Christmas Tour and announce intimate solo sets with Simon Fowler in Pretty Green stores.  The acoustic sets will be across 3 stores at the end of November: Pretty Green, Leeds – Thursday 22nd November- 7pm Pretty Green, Glasgow – Friday 23rd November-7pm Pretty Green, Birmingham – Wednesday 28th November 7pm The Birmingham band will then be… Keep Reading

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Pennfest Announce Friday Headliner

Suede to headline the Friday Night. Following on from announcing Craig David as our Saturday headline artist, we can now confirm that’s Suede will headline our main stage Friday night. Also we are delighted to welcome back Happy Mondays who’ll be performing as “our very special guests” on the Saturday evening. there are now just a limited number of early bird tickets available for just £36 (plus booking fee) for… Keep Reading

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GALLERY: Neighbourhood Festival 2018

A selection of images from Manchesters 2018 Neighbourhood Festival The festival saw over 150 bands perform across the city whilst 5,000 fans crammed in to pretty much all the venues Manchester has to offer. Here are some of the bands we enjoyed photographing this year. Bring on Neighbourhood 2019!! Photography: © Billy Seagrave Keep Reading

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Download Festival 2019 Lineup Announced

The three-day festival takes place on 14 – 16 June 2019 at the spiritual home of rock in Donington Park, Leicestershire. Tickets will be on sale 2pm on Thursday 25th October at 2018 prices until Tuesday 6th November Download Festival, the world’s premier rock event has announced Def Leppard, Slipknot, and Tool, as its 2019 headliners, plus SEVENTEEN of the world’s most exciting bands in rock, pop punk, hardcore… Keep Reading

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Shred Kelly Release Fourth Studio Album ‘Archipelago’

Shred Kelly will be releasing their most ambitious project yet in their fourth album, Archipelago, on October 19th 2018 via DevilDuck Records, followed immediately by a tour in the UK. The new record was produced by Howard Redekopp (The New Pornographers, Tegan and Sara), and Josh Rob Gwilliam (Cowpuncher, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald), as well as co-production by Colin Stewart (Yukon Blonde, Dan Mangan) on the track, Don’t Ever Look Back.… Keep Reading

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INTERVIEW: Azim ‘They may take our lives but they’ll never take our…’

Ahead of Azim’s debut EP release ‘Freedom’ on 12th Oct, we jumped at the opportunity to catch up with him and get to know the man behind the music… It went a little something like this… What inspired you to first start playing the guitar? (and what do you play – make/model) I have always been into guitar music particularly indie and rock so I was always interested in trying… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: Azim ‘Freedom’

London based singer-songwriter, Azim announces debut single Freedom, taken from his forthcoming EP to be released 12th Oct With the uncertain economic and social environment we currently find ourselves in, Freedom provides the perfect sound track to the gritty reality of life. Offering a rounded view on conflict, tension and both the adversity and triumph of the human condition, Azim once again proves the old adage that difficult times produce… Keep Reading

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Peter Hook & Manchester Camerata Present Joy Division Orchestrated

Joy Division’s legendary bassist Peter Hook is set to revisit the band’s post punk repertoire with Manchester Camerata for a special date at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Friday 5th July 2019. Celebrating one of the most influential bands ever, “Peter Hook & Manchester Camerata Present Joy Division Orchestrated” sets the group’s famous works in an immersive show that recognises their role in shaping popular culture and the esteem in… Keep Reading

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Metallica Announced WorldWired Tour & 25 European Dates

Metallica’s WorldWired Tour has confirmed its return to the UK and Europe, this time for a staggering May 1-August 25, 2019 run of their own outdoor gigs at stadiums, parks, and even one at a castle. Tickets go on sale September 28th at 10am Fifth member pre-sale September 25th The new dates are Metallica’s first in the UK and Europe since the Sept. 2017 to May 2018 indoor run that… Keep Reading

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Five in Five With: The Blend

FOTF recently caught up with Dylan Smith, front man of South East three piece, The Blend, a band already drawing comparisons with a young ‘The Who’. With a new single on the horizon we talked Pete Townshend’s boat and hard-core gangsters. Thanks for chatting with us Dylan, for anyone not familiar with The Blend, if you could describe yourselves using the album title of another band what would it be?… Keep Reading

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U2 Announce Huge UK, Ireland & European Tour

Tour will visit 9 countries across Europe including: UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Denmark and the Netherlands “U2’s triumph is producing one of the most unforgettable arena shows most people will have seen.” – The Independent The European leg of U2’s eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour kicked off in Berlin on 31st August, ahead of a string of European dates to include Cologne, Paris, Madrid, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Amsterdam and… Keep Reading

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The Wombats Reveal New Single ‘Bee-Sting’ Ahead Of 2019 UK Arena Tour

Cementing themselves as one of the country’s finest live performers after a landmark set at Reading & Leeds Festival. The Wombats continue their indie onslaught by unveiling an outstanding new single in ‘BEE-STING’. The track serves as an example of the band’s ever-growing abilities to write the finest indie tunes and ignite crowds around the globe. “The weekend’s unlikely smash is the reinvention of The Wombats into a slick, synthesiser-augmented,… Keep Reading

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