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NEW MUSIC: Garbage – Strange Little Birds

Garbage’s sixth studio album Strange Little Birds is now available in stores and at all digital retailers. The album was recorded and produced by the band (Shirley Manson, Steve Marker, Duke Erikson and Butch Vig) in Los Angeles and released via their own STUNVOLUME Records. Strange Little Birds is the follow up to 2012’s heralded Not Your Kind of People. The album is available for purchase both physically here and digitally here. To watch their music video… Keep Reading

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Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Boston Music Room

Sometimes you go to a gig to see a particular band and end up being blown away by the other acts on the bill. It certainly happened on Monday, the hottest day of the summer so far, at Boston Music Room in north London. I was there to see Broken Witt Rebels (again), the Birmingham blues-rock band that are rapidly amassing a well-justified following, especially from radio stations that are… Keep Reading

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Radiohead, Roundhouse, London With Bio Biography

Radiohead were one of the most innovative and provocative bands of the 1990s and 2000s, five very serious Englishmen guys who developed their own sound and always tried really, really hard. The band, who were also the biggest art-rock act since Pink Floyd, began as purveyors of a swooning, from-the-gut sound that Alicia Silverstone aptly labeled as “complaint rock” in the film Clueless. But albums like 1997’s space-rock opera OK… Keep Reading

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Wheatus, Brooklyn Bowl London

How did Wheatus escape the pre-internet music industry dark age with their lives? “A very important record executive lost his cool with me in a meeting & threatened to drop us…I took him up on it…” ~ brendan b brown. wheatus’ debut single “Teenage Dirtbag” cracked the Top 40 BBC Official Sales Chart for a second time in March of 2011, TEN YEARS after it’s debut at #2 on the… Keep Reading

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Steve Vai, London Palladium, Passion & Warfare 25 Tour

While many musicians fit easily into a single category, Steve Vai’s unique musical vision remains unclassifiable. After more than 20 years, Vai continues to use unbridled guitar virtuosity and soulful artistry to explore the spectrum of human emotion. From his self-released solo debut “Flex-Able” (1984) to his most recent “Alive In An Ultra World” (2001, Epic), Vai creates a sound all his own by striking a balance between technical ability… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: The Hunna ‘100’

Establishing themselves as one of hottest emerging artists on the planet, The Hunna have revealed news of their debut album, ‘100’, due for release this summer (26.08.2016) via High Time Records / 300 Entertainment. ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM ‘100’ Incl. 5th October – London, HMV Forum PLAYING GREAT ESCAPE FESTIVAL 2016 Saturday May 21st – Brighthelm @ 3.00pm The Hertfordshire four-piece have also announced plans for an album tour, their biggest… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: God Damn, ‘Ghost’

‘Ghost’ signals the return of God Damn, the Wolverhampton based power-unit who scorched and burnt their way through the music scene in 2015 with the release of their debut album ‘Vultures’ on One Little Indian Records. This, alongside a blitzkrieg of incendiary live shows, firmly established God Damn as one of the most thrilling and electrifying bands to lurch from the UK in recent years. Barely pausing for breath, God… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: The Amazons, Nightdriving

After last night’s debut spin on Radio 1 by Huw Stephens, The Amazons today announce the release of latest single Nightdriving. The track, produced by Catherine Marks (Wolf Alice, Foals), comes ahead of The Great Escape, where the band will take the stage on Thursday 19th May at The Hope & Ruin, 10.30PM. “The Amazons… are already getting people hot under the collar with their rowdy rock’n’roll.”– Beat Magazine “You… Keep Reading

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Gigantic Indie All Dayer Vol. 3, Manchester Academy

So here we go again. Another all Dayer. I attended Vol 2 last year however to be honest it was that was because of the Inspiral Carpets. For those not in the know the mini-festival is spread over 3 venues, the largest being the Academy, and two smaller venues in the main students building, Academy 2 and the cellar based Club Academy. Maybe it’s an age thing but most of… Keep Reading

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WIN: Studio Session, Your Track Mastered + Much More!

Are you an unsigned band looking for a break, studio time, professional photography and radio airplay? Flick Of The Finger Magazine and Oscillate Recordings have joined forces to offer a fantastic opportunity for one lucky band. Courteeners engineer and professional producer Chris Hughes who has worked with The BBC, Peter Hook, The Courteeners + many more is offering a day in the studio to record, mix and master one of… Keep Reading

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Dead Buttons, Night & Day Cafe

I love nights like this, going to see a band for the first time. Not sure if it’s going to be a night to remember for all the right reasons. Well let’s just say that I’m glad I made the effort. Tonight I’m here to see Dead Buttons, however I’m in for a treat as there are a couple of other acts on beforehand. 57 (OH-CHILL) is a two piece… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: Blink 182 – California

BLINK-182, the punk pop favourites of a generation, are back with their highly anticipated seventh studio album, CALIFORNIA, set for release on 1 July 2016 on BMG. The band have premiered their brand new single, BORED TO DEATH, and revealed details of their massive North American summer tour. The tour kicks off in July in San Diego and runs through until early October, taking the band to almost 50 cities… Keep Reading

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It’s A Mixed Bag & Some People Will Be Going Nuts!

So The News Is Finally Out FOTF has been sitting on the news for a couple of days and now the line up has been announced we can all breath a sigh of relief… however!  Wednesday 15th June Blossoms Chronixx Friday 17th June The Coral Buzzcocks Saturday 18th June Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott Audio Web Sunday 19th June Courteeners Songhoy Blues Keep Reading

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Happy Birthday Spike Island

What an eventful day in music history… The Smiths, Stone Roses, Liam Gallagher and Buddy holly make the music new headlines. There are many music events which have taken place over the past century. Here’s just a few which made the headline on this day 1957, Buddy Holly and the Crickets released their first record, ‘That’ll Be The Day.’ A UK No.1 and US No.3 hit. The song had its… Keep Reading

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EXCLUSIVE: Soulfly Live at The Whisky a Go Go, L.A

It’s funny how things turn out. A long time ago I made a list of bands that I wanted to see before I get too old to do this anymore. That list has long since been completed with more than a few additions. So I decided on a new list…venues. But I didn’t want to make it easy. The Whisky a Go Go was on that list. Never thought I’d… Keep Reading

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REVIEW: Ulysses – Law And Order

Ulysses – Law and Order The Sweet, David Essex Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, Supergrass, The Faces, Humble Pie, The Darkness, T-Rex, Slade, even the Bay City Rollers all have one thing in common… They all know how to write a catchy tune or two. Well now they have something else in common… The soon to be MIGHTY Ulysses. You see, this band are on a mission to make sure we… Keep Reading

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Pink Floyd Stamps From Royal Mail

Royal Mail unveils stamps to mark 50 years of Pink Floyd A set of stamps celebrating 50 years of British rock group Pink Floyd have been unveiled by Royal Mail. Ten stamps will be on sale from Thursday, marking five decades since the band turned professional. The collection include the band’s most famous album covers as well as live performance shots. Pink Floyd became known for its innovative album covers,… Keep Reading

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BREAKING: Gun Fire At New York Music Venue

One person has been killed and three others wounded in a shooting at a music venue in New York. Police said the shooting happened at Irving Plaza, near Union Square, Manhattan, where hip-hop artist TI was due to perform on Wednesday evening. No-one has been arrested and the motive for the shooting is unclear. Witnesses reported panic inside the concert hall when the shots rang out. Police have sealed off… Keep Reading

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INTERVIEW: The Beatniks

The Beatniks are a Mod/Beat band from Southend in Essex. Formed from the ashes of previous incarnations, the current line-up has been together since the spring of 2014. There are some exciting times to look forward to with the release of their first 7” vinyl and accompanying music video, so look out for The Beatniks playing a stomping set of original songs, cover versions and instrumentals at a venue near… Keep Reading

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Connie’s Acid House Party 3

DJ Pierre, Godfather Of Acid House, Returns to Manchester for Third Charity Fundraiser Acid House Legend DJ Pierre returns to Manchester on Saturday 4th June to play one of his signature sets to raise funds for the Tiny Steps charity in aid of a young local girl called Connie, who has a rare form of epilepsy. The second event last year was hailed by all attendees as one of the… Keep Reading

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