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Katie Clare

Katie Clare has 17 articles published.

Katie started work on local and BBC radio covering local music events and news as a young teenager; becoming immediately hooked on gig going. As well as writing for a number of publications in the UK Katie has also spent a decade working in Japan reporting on visiting bands and musical festivals. Flick Of The Finger's perpetually awkward veggie music junkie can be found on Twitter where she tweets as @tokyo_katie and Instagram as @tokyo_katie_captures where her feed is devoted to captures from shows past and present.
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Gerard Way Has Released A Christmas Single

Achieving merely joint third place in works Christmas quiz because I could not remember the eighth reindeer, was a little annoying. This office based disaster could have been avoided if Gerard Way’s latest single had been released just a few days earlier – it being called Dasher – that forgotten sleigh puller. Very much a Christmas track, it isn’t just about the reindeer. As Way explained, “Dasher is about a… Keep Reading

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Cher Announces Here We Go Again World UK Tour Dates

Music affects us emotionally, physically and spiritually and our enjoyment should never be measured by anything more than the pleasure or any other emotion we deride from it: even when so much music fully exceeds this boundary. So with no shame, no superseding with ‘my guilty pleasure is’, this dyed in the wool punk rock indie kid likes pop music too. So, with both surprise and excitement the news that… Keep Reading

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Black Peaks Announce UK Headline Tour

Brighton’s progressive rockers Black Peaks have announced a 2019 UK headline tour taking place throughout February. Black Peaks release their second album, in October, entitled All That Divides (released via Rise Records/BMG) it was meant with a great deal of critical acclaim. Upset Magazine’s crowned the album their Album Of The Year and All That Divides also made the best album lists with, among others, The Independent and Metal Hammer.… Keep Reading

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Taking Back Sunday Announce 2019 European Tour

Long Island’s post-hardcore emo rockers Taking Back Sunday have announced a special series of live dates for 2019. Adam Lazzara, John Nolan, Shaun Cooper, and Mark O’Connell (Taking Back Sunday) will spend a year celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band. Time to get excited because those revelries includes seven U.K dates starting at Birmingham’s O2 Institute on 13th June 2018: tickets for all dates go on sale this Friday… Keep Reading

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WATCH: Palaye Royale Release New Fan-Centric Video For ‘You’ll Be Fine’

Palaye Royale have released an exciting new live concert video for their single You’ll Be Fine. Shot at their electrifying sold out show at The El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. You’ll Be Fine’ is the lead single from Palaye Royale’s sophomore album, Boom Boom Room Side B, which was released via Sumerian Records on September 28 2018. Talking about the single earlier this year singer Remington Leith explained “Steaming… Keep Reading

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INTERVIEW: Enter Shikari ‘Sparks of Enlightenment’

It is hard to pick a moment in Enter Shikari’s 15 years of creating and performing when there wasn’t something of note to converse about. Through five studio albums, Enter Shikari, have put forth a fresh perspective on understanding politics, technology and even our very own consciousness. They are socio-political, sensual, sincere and spiritual and never fail to take their shows stratospheric. Released in September 2017, their latest album The… Keep Reading

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LIVE REVIEW: PVMNTS Rebellion, Manchester

PVMNTS with merely a demo accomplished a considerable fan-base as well as a more than expected slew of critical analysis for a relatively new band. Nothing new having a bit of hyperbolic discourse in music for sure, especially as one of the band has been ‘right successful on the telly’ in a US teen series. But PVMNTS are a pop-punk band and it’s 2018. A three-chord melody and an anthemic chorus… Keep Reading

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Gerard Way Release New Track Getting Down The Germs

We were sure Gerard Way was working on his sophomore solo album, when he released his first new material in years last month. Today with a second new track, released in less than a month, we have another bold indicator that we are right!. The song is called Getting Down The Germs, released via reprise Records, and if the title doesn’t have you squirming at little at the thought, the petri… Keep Reading

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Cane Hill Announce New EP Kill The Sun

New Orleans based Cane Hill have, most prominently since the established and current line up, provided brutal, emotionally charged alternative heavy metal with nu metal edges. An arguably odd genre path to travel, many having washed their hands of nu metal and its ilk some time ago, Cane Hill however, are not averse to some provocativeness in what they do. Cane Hill have announced a brand-new EP, Kill the Sun, to… Keep Reading

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Palisades Share New Track Fragile Bones

New Jersey’s electronicore fusion purveyors Palisades have shared, Fragile Bones, the second track from their forthcoming new album Erase The Pain. Produced by Howard Benson (MCR, Of Mice & Men, In Flames) Erase The Pain is due for release via Rise Records on 28th December 2018. “Fragile Bones is about the pressure people feel to be a different version of themselves for whatever reason that may be. Whether to succeed,… Keep Reading

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Stand Atlantic Announce 2019 UK and European Tour

Australian’s pop-rock outfit Stand Atlantic have announced a return to the UK and Europe for a headline tour in March and April next year. Stand Atlantic released, in October 2018, their debut album Skinny Dipping on Hopeless Records. Full of feel-good vibes with a side order of melancholy, the album, received plenty of thumbs up from critic’s sporting Cheshire cat grins. Soaked in a ’90s effervescence, Skinny Dipping’s title track… Keep Reading

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Eat Defeat Share New Video Ahead of November UK Tour

Taken from their latest album, I Think We’ll Be OK released via through Bearded Punk Records, Leeds-punks, Eat Defeat have shared a new video for the single Running In Place. Eat Defeat’s front man Andrew Summers talking about the single explains “Running In Place is about struggling with change and just wanting to understand and find your place in the world, metaphorically and literally. We’re part of this generation that’s… Keep Reading

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Witterquick Release Acoustic Video Ahead of UK Tour

Exeter quartet, Witterquick, have consistently delivered tracks full of anthemically passionate punk-rock with melodic pop sensibilities. Witterquick’s live shows are known for performances full of enthusiasm and heart, so it is exciting looking forward to their upcoming live dates. Ahead of the tour, Witterquick have delivered a special unplugged version of their latest single, Damaged. After a sold out run supporting Nothing But Thieves and two hugely popular EP’s, Beneath the Spinning Lights… Keep Reading

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Architects Release Making of Holy Hell Album Documentary Titled Holy Ghost

It is a great day for Architects fans. The bands fifth studio album Holy Hell is out today (Friday 9th November 2018) through Epitaph Records. Accompanying the album is, Holy Ghost, a brand-new documentary on the making of Holy Hell. Holy Hell has already received a wealth of acclaim with both Kerrang and Upset giving the album 5/5 when they reviewed. Metal Hammer awarded an impressive 8/10. After the heart-breaking… Keep Reading

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Did Creeper Really Call It A Day, Last Thursday Night?

Did Creeper Really Call It A Day, Last Thursday Night? It would be fair to say Creeper fans did not expect their post-Halloween party, at London’s KOKO, to end in broken hearts and bewilderment. The Southampton band’s frontman Will Gould announced what looked like a fait accompli for the group, prior to their last track, of the night, Misery. “Of all the shows we’ve played in this last four years, this one will… Keep Reading

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AFI Announce New EP With The Release of New Track

AFI Announce New EP With The Release of New Track We have had to take the weekend to digest last week’s wave of new releases. Some were those hoped for, unexpected track that on arrival gave our emotions quite the sucker punch. One of the most anticipated releases came from or favourite providers of post hardcore, emo, and alternative punk rock; AFI (A Fire Inside). The Californian band have been… Keep Reading

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Gerard Way Release First New Solo Material In Three Years

Gerard Way Release First New Solo Material in Three Years Gerard Way has released his first new solo material in three years with a musical commemoration to the spookiest season with the single Baby You’re a Haunted House via Reprise Records. Way has been teasing, via his social media, that he was working on new music for some time. Finally, the wait is over. So, regardless if you’ll be enjoying… Keep Reading

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