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Jason Palmer

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Jason Palmer
Live music fan, avid gig go-er & photographer. Can be found in photography pits or at the back with a Red Stripe in hand.
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INTERVIEW: Steve Cradock on Ocean Colour Scene, New Music, Tours & More…

The Birmingham band’s story is already the stuff of legend: a rip-roaring rock ’n’ folk odyssey set to a backdrop of over 20 years of UK pop culture at its very best. Ocean Colour Scene have notched up eleven albums, three of which went Top 5 – 1996’s Moseley Shoals, 1997’s Marchin’ Already and 1999’s One From The Modern – and a run of nine successive Top 20 hit singles… Keep Reading

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Hacienda Classical, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Hacienda Classical Returns To The Stage At Bridgewater Hall, Manchester Hacienda Classical with Manchester Camerata, returned to where it’s incredible journey started out a little over two years ago for a very special celebratory concert at Manchester’s prestigious Bridgewater Hall. Going back to where it began, since those early concerts the much acclaimed Hacienda / orchestra hybrid has sold out the best venues across the UK as well as taking… Keep Reading

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INTERVIEW: Syd.31

After their recent single drop ‘Bulldoze Everything’ we caught up with Syd.31 to see whats the score and whats to come. It went a little like this… How are the studio sessions going? Utterly brilliant! I’ve progressed from being a home producer and now spend a huge amount of time in the Oscillate Recordings studios. I love that studio, its miles from anywhere and attached to a huge Georgian mansion.… Keep Reading

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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

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Bluedot 2018: An Unparalleled And Totally Unique Weekend.

One Small Step For Man, One Giant Leap For Festival Kind… For the seasoned festival goer it’s becoming increasingly difficult to choose where to spend your hard earned cash, with so many festivals to choose from up and down the country, not to mention the booming european big hitters. With well over 200 festivals in the UK alone, how do you choose which festival to go to and more importantly,… Keep Reading

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Go Get An LCD Soundsystem Fix ASAP

I don’t mind saying that I’ve only recently started listening to LCD Soundsystem and I also must confess that I owe that privilege to none other than Mr. Clint Boon after catching one of their tracks on his show. Marcus Lambkin aka Shit Robot, kicked of proceedings with some absolute stonking tunes that wouldn’t have gone a miss in the Ibizian Superclubs such as Space and CD-10. Marcus truly set… Keep Reading

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EXCLUSIVE: North by Northwich Charlatans Takeover

Flick of the Finger had exclusive access to the Charlatans Soundcheck where the band were warming up to play to a Memorial Court crowd. Having never seen The Charlatans play live before it was quite the special one for me personally as I snapped away, taking pics as the lads warming up, for their Friday night show. (18th May 2018) It’s been a fantastic week thus far with lots more… Keep Reading

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2018 Kendal Calling Line Up: See You In The Fields…

Kendal Calling Announce Their 2018 line-up The 12th year on Kendal Calling is upon us and as always, the team deliver. Rumours have been flying around the twittersphere for the past couple of weeks to which, I’m sure has caused a few headaches and late nights! Never the less, its here… One thing you gotta love about Kendal Calling is the variety of appearances and the lengths the organisers go to,… Keep Reading

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INTERVIEW: The Slow Readers Club 2017 Round Up

It’s without doubt that 2017 has been a phenomenal year for The Slow Readers Club and one has to what does 2018 have in store for the band? So much ground has been covered by the band, we couldn’t let 2017 go without a catch up with the bands front man Aaron Starkie as we reflect on the past 12 months. (JPD) The last time we spoke we discussed labels,… Keep Reading

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Peter Hook & The Light, Manchester Academy

Peter Hook and the Light play a two hour New Order and Joy Division set to a sold out Manchester crowd. After breaking the silence on his settlement back in September this year (2017) and thanking his fans for their love and support, you can’t help but feel that the weight of the lengthy battle has been lifted and Hook can now crack on and do what he does best.… Keep Reading

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DMA’s, Leeds Arena + Interview

Leeds arena plays host to Aussie three-piece, DMA’s, as the band deliver their signature sound to a bouncing crowd… Walking on stage in their true, laid back fashion, if you’ve not seen the DMA’s before it would easy to assume that their set would be just as laid back…. …. And, If you were watching the band for the first time you’d be forgiven for taking a step back as… Keep Reading

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This Is Why You Can’t Get Tickets To Your Favourite Gigs

So, your favourite band or artist announces a huge show or tour… You check when the tickets go on sale, you set your reminders in your phone, put the times and dates in your calendar and you’re set to go!… Right? Almost… If you’re one of the lucky few that is! The fact is, that you’re not just up against 1000’s of other fans fighting for the same limited amount… Keep Reading

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Huge Manchester Show Announced !!

A spectacular line up has been announced at Manchester Arena in aid of the Manchester Memorial Found All profits will go to the charitable trust, overseen by the Lord Mayor, which will help fund a permanent memorial. We can’t deny that it’s been quite a tough year for the Mancunians however, what better way to tackle 2017 head on with more live shows! Noel Gallagher’s HFB will take the headline spot… Keep Reading

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Richard Ashcroft, Castlefield Bowl, Manchester

It seems more and more these days, I find myself walking away from gigs saying the same thing… “that has to be in my top 5 gigs of all time” That said there’s nothing better than going to a gig and seeing the band or artist perform like it’s their last ever show and I think it’s performances like these that make some gigs stand out over others. This was… Keep Reading

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Courteeners, Charlatans, Blossoms & Cabbage, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester

An all-star Manchester line up take to the stage at Manchester’s Old Trafford Cricket Ground. With a sell-out 50,000 crowd, four of Manchester’s hottest bands entertain a “united city” crowd who travelled far and wide to attend the gig of the year. With recent events terror events taking place just less than 7 days before, it’s only natural that security at such an event was stepped up. With armed police,… Keep Reading

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INTERVIEW: The Slow Readers Club Front Man, Aaron Starkie…

I recently had the pleasure of catching up with The Slow Readers Club font man, Aaron Starkie, to discuss sell out shows, festivals, albums and the challenges of being in full times jobs with full time band commitments… Heres how it went…. So, with the way things are going with the band, especially the last 18 month… I’m sure you’d be getting offers of management, now right? Yeah We’ve are… Keep Reading

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INTERVIEW: With ‘Palace’ Frontman Leo Wyndham

Today I caught up with Palace frontman Leo Wyndham to see whats old, whats new and whats to come. This is how it went down… Some publications are painting you guys with the same brush as; Jeff Buckley, Maccabees, Foals and Kings of Leon, how do you feel about that? “Well they’re all amazing bands so it’s a crazy honour to be compared with them. I mean I don’t think we sound totally… Keep Reading

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INTERVIEW: With Faithless Legend & The E-Type Boys Front Man ‘Maxi Jazz’

Post № 1000 & what a way to celebrate, on our birthday and with a true legend! This week I caught up with Faithless legend and E Type Boys front man Maxi Jazz to see what up, what new and whats to come… Maxi has received many plaudits for his highly poetic lyrical style and this is, again, plainly evident in his latest body of work. A sense is conveyed of his… Keep Reading

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Green Day ‘Sheffield Arena’

Sheffield Arena show added to summer tour dates…  Get tickets here Green Day are set to return to the UK in the summer to headline two huge outdoor shows at London’s Hyde Park as well as Glasgow’s Bellahouston Park plus a newly added date at Sheffield Arena on Monday 3rd July! Tickets for the Sheffield date are priced £72.80, £61.60 & £44.24 (including booking fee) and go on general sale… Keep Reading

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Avenged Sevenfold, Manchester Arena

Avenged Sevenfold smashed on to the scene with success from a string of best-selling albums including 2005 platinum hit record ‘City Of Evil’  and 2007’s self titled ‘Avenged Sevenfold‘ Their self titled record topped the Billboard Alternative, Hard, and Rock Charts which got things started then followed two consecutive No 1’s albums. On top of that ‘Hail To The King‘ achieved Diamond, Platinum and Gold awards for album sales in nearly 12 countries. Avenged Sevenfold fill… Keep Reading

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