Katie Clare

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Perpetually awkward music junkie.
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Enter Shikari Drop Stunning Video For ‘Stop The Clocks’

If you joined Enter Shikari at any of their Stop The Clocks Tour dates, since their Engine Shed, Lincoln show on December 1st 2018, you’ll have been treated to hearing their newest track; after which the tour was named. Last week Stop The Clocks was released on most streaming services and today we got the video and it is as infectious, enthralling and stunning as the song.   “2018 was the first… Keep Reading

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MSRY Announce New EP with the Release of Video

Oxford hardcore quartet MSRY have announced new EP Loss: set for release on 8th November 2019. Kicking off the launch they have unleashed a video for Still Breaks My Heart featuring guest vocals by Liam Cormier of Cancer Bats. Frontman Kial Churcher explained “We played with the idea of obsession and people being too gone in it to realise what was happening around them and there being people who want… Keep Reading

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Reading and Leeds Festival Annouce Transgressive Late Night Takeover

Returning to conquer after-hours on the Alternative Stage at Reading and Leeds Festival 2019, influential indie label Transgressive Records will be celebrating fifteen years of the award-winning music company with their biggest ever Reading and Leeds takeover. Taking place on Friday night in Reading, and Saturday and Sunday in Leeds, they will be bringing their most exciting line up yet to the Alternative Stage with exclusive live sets, DJ slots… Keep Reading

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Pengshui Announce UK Tour

We are celebrating today after hearing Pengshui’s announcement that they are going on tour. We really do recommend that you do not miss this incendiary live band as they hit up a number of UK venues later this year. Tickets go on sale Wednesday 31st July 2019. Yassss, London grime, punk and metal fusers Pengshui are hitting the road with their distinct heavy sound and an engaging performance. The band… Keep Reading

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One Month To Go: Reading Festival 2019 Sold Out!

With over a month to go until Reading & Leeds Festivals 2019, taking place August Bank Holiday Weekend, excitement for the event is rising with the news that Reading Festival tickets, both day and full weekend, have now completely sold out! If you didn’t manage to secure a Reading Festival ticket, the same unmissable line-up can be seen across the whole weekend at Leeds Festival, with very limited day and… Keep Reading

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Being As An Ocean Announce New Album

Being As An Ocean first emerged from the mountainous areas of San Diego County and has since fashioned an immersive experience with every performance, wrenching catharsis from post-hardcore and ambient excursions. Now, Being As An Ocean have excitedly shared cinematic new track Play Pretend taken from PROXY: An A.N.I.M.O Story, their newly announced album set for release 13th September this year. Play Pretend combines huge choruses, anthemic hooks and crushing riffs… Keep Reading

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2000Trees Festival 2019 Review

Once again 2000Trees Festival has a remarkable line-up, an amazing sent up and stunning weather. Flick Of The Finger sent Katie Clare, a vocal fanatic of 2000Trees Festival, to the stunning Cotswolds Hills, Cheltenham to report back on some of the weekend’s highpoints. After a night of rain, our Thursday morning at 2000Trees begins with dissipating dampness and a washed-out sky turning blue. Having enjoyed 2000Trees, the first year of early opening,… Keep Reading

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Palaye Royale Have Release New Music and Video

Palaye Royale has just returned to the US, after two weeks in Europe where they hit the major festival circuit with performances at festivals on the Isle of Wight, Austria’s Nova Rock, Pinkpop in the Netherlands as well as an electrifying debut at Download Festival. Plus special, intimate charity show at Borderline in London in aid of Nordoff Robbins, in association with the Heavy Music Awards. Nordoff Robbins is an… Keep Reading

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PENGSHUi Drop Video For New Single Leave It

We have something of a passion for Pengshui with their impressive collaboration of resolute basslines, ferocious rhythms which bolster some incredible raw vocals. Their opening set at Download boasted a packed tent and impressive audience interaction was perfection.  Pengshui don’t care much for barriers. Well, how else do you end up with a bulldozing ambush of riffs and aggressive raps that smash the walls between grime and punk? “It’s this… Keep Reading

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Black Peaks Announce UK Autumn Tour

Black Peaks have announced a full UK and European headline tour for October and November 2019. The band will be supported by Bitch Falcon and Black Futures – yes we are very excited! Following on from an incredibly powerful set at this year’s Download, Brighton four-piece announced what looks to be a wealth of incredible UK headline shows. Tickets go on sale on Friday 28 June 2019. “This tour truly… Keep Reading

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Download Festival 2019: Review

The annual Download Festival, once again at Donington Park Circuit, took place this past weekend. 2019 line up saw a host of rock and metals heavy weighs along with numerous artists that fit in more niche genres. Flick Of The Finger sent Katie Clare off to the Midlands to take on the mud and report back. There is no festival quite like Download and Download Festival 2019 was no exception.… Keep Reading

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Excitment is Mounting for Leeds and Reading Festival 2019

Festival season is in full swing and it isn’t long until Foo Fighter’s The 1975, Post Malone and Twenty One Pilots will be headlining Reading and Leeds Festivals. This year’s festival will be taking place Friday 23 to Saturday 25 August 2019.   We’ve had the chance to witness Twenty-One Pilots both on their own headline tour and headlining a festival this year. Trench is a temperate yet evocative genre-blurring masterpiece its tracks should… Keep Reading

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Crown The Empire Have Just Dropped New Video

Texan metalcore masters Crown The Empire have released a brand new video for track Sudden Sky. Speaking on the latest video, Crown The Empire says “We’re born into this world with nothing. No preconceptions. No knowledge of how we got here. No awareness of what or who we are. This is where conformity begins.” “Today, our society is being shaped by the digital revolution.” continues Crown The Empire “Technology is… Keep Reading

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Cancer Bats Announce Summer UK Tour Dates

Cancer Bats have announced a run of summer shows in the UK this coming August and we are crazy excited. Choosing to forgo the traditional lead ups and teaser singles, Cancer Bats, with no forewarning, released their latest studio album The Spark That Moves on April 20, 2018. A critic and fan favourite, the album hit #4 on the iTunes Rock chart, was featured on numerous Best of 2018 lists… Keep Reading

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Miss Vincent Have Just Dropped An Outstanding New Single

Arriving on the UK rock scene in 2013 Southampton’s Miss Vincent have presented us with extremely vibrant live performances over the years. Along with some unforgettable releases such as their fantastic debut Creepy, the agreeably luminous Reasons Not To Sleep EP and last year’s incredible dynamic single Melanie. Today Miss Vincent dropped a new single My Iron Heart and it’s a perfectly striking 3:45 minutes of effervescence. As a band,… Keep Reading

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Low Hum Releases New Single Ahead of Debut Album

L.A.’s Low Hum is set to release his beautifully vulnerable and kaleidoscopic debut album Room To Breathe on 7th June on Last Gang Records. In anticipation, today  Low Hum’s newest single, Fake Reality, has been released. Hawaiian born producer and multi-instrumentalist Collin Desha’s aka Low Hum most indelible memories were formed in his childhood and the Hawaiian lifestyle and culture. Surrounded by the ocean and traditional Hawaiian music. It wasn’t… Keep Reading

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The Faim Announce State Of Mind World Tour

The Faim have announced their State Of Mind World tour. Continuing on from their hugely successful & sold out headline tour of UK & Europe earlier this year, the band will hit a further 23 cities across Australia, UK & Europe. Adding to an already massive 150 shows in the past 13 months. Since their launch last February, The Faim have been a band on the rise, to say the… Keep Reading

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Foals Release New Video For In Degrees

In a striking statement-of-intent, Foals’ current album Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Part 1 has pushed their ambition to new heights. Blending an unconventional two-part concept with an ever-widening sonic palette and lyrics which address a world in flux, it proves that Foals continue to evolve in unexpected ways. Now Foals extend the album’s burgeoning reputation with a double-shot of activity. The band are sharing the new single… Keep Reading

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One Month Till Download: Final Line Up Additions

You heard it – it is only one month until the big old happy Download fam gets together in the hallowed grounds of Donington Park. Continuing to keep up the hype for the big weekend Download have announced the final bands to complete the #DL2019 line-up. Start practising your circle headbanging now as symphonic metal titans, Epica, are coming to Donington Park with their magnetising mix of heavy metal grit… Keep Reading

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Thrice and Refused Announce Co-headline Tour

Thrice, are certainly regarded as one of the most innovative rock bands of their generation and Refused an incredibly influential and creative punk rock band. They are touring together, and we could not be happier. Thrice released their latest album Palms via Epitaph Records in 2018. While Freedom was released by Refused in 2015. So we expect a nice mix of back catalogue and new tracks on the tour. Tickets… Keep Reading

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