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Gary Numan- Exhibition Centre, Liverpool

 I must admit, I’m a Numan fan. I have been since 1979. When he took that stage at the Apollo in Manchester, my musical tastes changed overnight.  My interest in three minute punk songs had gone. It was a powerful and mesmerising performance that I will never forget. In fact I’ve seen almost every tour since. Unfortunately it’s been a bitter sweet relationship since that debut performance. Numan “retired” in… Keep Reading

Interviews

INTERVIEW: Marika Hackman Talks To FOTF On New Album, UK Dates & Festivals

Marika Hackman has announced a series of in-store performance around the release of her new album ‘I’m Not Your Man’, out 2nd June on AMF Records (Loyle Carner) and Sub Pop in the US. Two stunning tracks from the album have been released so far, ‘Boyfriend’ and ‘My Lover Cindy’. On the eve of her mini tour, (more about that later), Marika took time out of to talk to Flick… Keep Reading

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The Kooks – Liverpool Olympia

I don’t know what it is about Liverpool Olympia, but as venues go, this one always seems to bring out the best in bands and their audiences. Tonight was no different The young crowd were gathering outside early doors, all eager to get inside for what was a great line-up (and I must give a special mention to the fashionista’s in the audience who push clothing boundaries with such eclectic… Keep Reading

New Releases

The Twang Release Video for Christmas Single

After a long day in the studio during the summer of 2014, The Twang began tinkering with a tune about a young man sitting at a bar, struggling to make sense of his life. From that day the song took on a life of it’s own. The band quickly agreed that it sounded like a Christmas classic.  They named it ‘On the 24th’ and It’s available now.  They will also play their… Keep Reading

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Chameleons Vox ‘Home Is Where The Heart Is 2016’

Back by overwhelming popular demand, CHAMELEONS VOX are delighted to reveal they will be returning to the hallowed halls of the Manchester Academy for their third annual hometown celebration. Chameleons Vox: Home Is Where The Heart Is… 2016.   Now becoming something of a yearly tradition for the cult Mancunian band and their devoted fan base, the third annual instalment follows rapturously received former years in residence at the venue. … Keep Reading

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In honour Of Craig Gill: Inspiral Fans Launch Bid For Christmas #1

Fans of the group have set up a face book page in a bid to get Saturn 5 to the top charts on Dec 25th. Paul Williams, Inspirals fan  and also moderator of the site told FOTF; The whole thing was started by a childhood friend of Craig’s called Rob McCoy. He started a group on Facebook in some type of hope that some people would get interested in the campaign and… Keep Reading

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Winachi Tribe’s new video features ‘Sons of Anarchy’ star Tommy Flanagan

‘A Room With A Zoo’ is the new single from Manchester Soul collective The Winachi Tribe, a band that are firmly on the ascendant.  This trajectory is marked by the ten minute short film which accompanies their latest release, a collaboration between the band and California-based Mancunian filmmaker Trevor Miller. The film depicts an epic and mystical journey, where a young singer imbibes the hallucinogen ‘Ayahuasca’ and is transported into the… Keep Reading

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The Pigeon Detectives Single & new tour

Leeds Indie Rockers Return With 5th Record and UK Tour  Platinum-selling Leeds band The Pigeon Detectives are back with new single ‘Lose Control’ from their fifth album ‘Broken Glances’ Formed in 2002 The Pigeon Detectives are Matt Bowman on lead vocals, Oliver Main and Ryan Wilson on guitars, Dave Best on Bass, and Jimmi Naylor on drums.  Friends from school and having known one another since they were 12 the… Keep Reading

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Sepultura 5th Album Trailer

Brazilian heavy metal icons, Sepultura, will unleash their upcoming studio album, Machine Messiah, on January 13th through Nuclear Blast. Today, the fifth studio episode which gives an insight in the bass recording process has been launched. Watch the previous studio diaries here: Studio Diary #1 Studio Diary #2 Studio Diary #3 Studio Diary #4 The album was produced by the band and Jens Borgen (SOILWORK, OPETH, KATATONIA, AMON AMARTH) of… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: Jaws ‘Simplicity’ + UK headline

Birmingham indie-outfit, Jaws, release their full-length sophomore album ‘Simplicty’ on November 4. The band are set to circle its release with an extensive UK headline tour in November – with kindred fuzz-rockers Nai Harvest and Chartreuse providing ample support. ‘Simplicity’ is JAWS first outing since their frenzied debut LP ‘Be Slowly’ in 2014. Opting  for a short period of silence to recalibrate – the band resurfaced with hazy new single… Keep Reading

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Manchester Indie Rockers The Hotspur Press One-Off Launch Gig This Friday

Snapped up by surging new Mancunian label B33 – THE HOTSPUR PRESS – deliver us their distinguished first single: ‘Other People’. A Greater Manchester four-piece with a precedent to create “highly melodic, energetic and soaring indie-rock music that isn’t afraid to get emotional from time to time”, The Hotspur Press are maestros of their craft. Slated for release on the 28th October, their first release for B33 (a record label… Keep Reading

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Sonata Arctica announce regional U.K. shows

Finnish melodic metal heroes Sonata Arctica are very pleased to announce that they will be returning to our UK shores in March 2017! This run, part of a larger European tour, will be taking the band across ten UK cities starting at the Engine Rooms in Southampton, culminating at The Slade Rooms in Wolverhampton, before the band head back to the European mainland for more dates. They will be joined… Keep Reading

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Joseph Arthur announces five live shows

Joseph Arthur announces five live shows as part of a European tour, playing songs from his recently released solo album, The Family. If anyone is truly deserving of the title of ‘artist’, it’s the mercurial talent that is Joseph Arthur. He’s been unleashing material for over a decade and a half, his sheer poetic nature and experimental drive gaining him a deservedly fine reputation in the process. Now the singer-songwriter is back… Keep Reading

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Action Time Vision: A Story of UK Independent Punk 76 – 79

Autumn 2016 marks for the fortieth anniversary of the British musical revolution that was Punk Rock, fanfared by the release of ‘Anarchy In The UK’ by the Sex Pistols and ‘New Rose’ by The Damned. Marking this monumental birthday, ACTION TIME VISION is the first-ever box set to document the independent punk scene, which was born with Punk and thrived outside of the major label framework. • With 111 tracks,… Keep Reading

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The Winachi Tribe – Why we all need “A Room With A Zoo”

2016 has been quite a year for The Winachi Tribe. What, with a trip to Los Angeles, a China/Asia management distribution deal, a new single plus live dates soon the guys have been quite busy… Recent events have also included the recording of Winachi’s first TV appearance filmed in Manchester recently for  ‘Rock Tales’…hosted by British Popstar Paul Young. Over the last twelve months the band has been on the road, featuring as main support… Keep Reading

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A1(M) Music From The North, Band On The Wall, Manchester.

A new Northern story was unveiled tonight as The Nouvelles, the superb Backhanders, Northern poet J.B. Barrington and the brilliant Moods, played to an audience of all ages at the superb B.O.T.W. venue. To be fair , when I first heard about this, I was very keen to go along. I ‘m not sure why, but every now and again I get a good feeling about a gig, and this one… Keep Reading

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Gun, Academy 3, Manchester

Gun return on top form and shoot with both barrels. You could be forgiven in thinking that Gun had given up the ghost a while ago. Thankfully that is not the case. GUN were formed in 1987 by Giuliano Gizzi (guitar) and Cami Morlotti (bass), with Mark Rankin (vocals), Alan Thornton (drums) and David Aitken (guitar). This lineup changed in 1988 after signing to A&M record with Dante Gizzi replacing Morlotti on… Keep Reading

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The Specials, House Of Blues, Las Vegas

Tonight is an exciting night for me. First of all, I’m seeing a band that has been part of my musical upbringing for as long as I can remember. …and secondly, it’s in a city that I never thought I would visit, Las Vegas. Oh and it’s the last night of what has been a hugely successful U.S. tour. There was a time I never thought I’d see the specials… Keep Reading

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Gary Numan, Olympia, Liverpool

When Machines Rock On April 28th I boarded a coach from Oldham town centre down to London on a coach full of like minded fans to see the final performance of a singer who had been a huge musical influence over the previous two years. Gary Numan had announced his retirement from live shows the previous year on Radio One. The DJ was that stunned they went into one of… Keep Reading

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The Winachi Tribe Live at Gorilla, Manchester

The Winachi Family Gathering: Things have been good for The Winachi Tribe so far this year. With sell out shows in Scotland, a double header with the Sugar Hill Gang, plus a recent trip to La La Land for a video shoot to accompany a new single out  later this year, its been non stop.  20/08/16: Tonight’s gig is at Gorilla in Manchester. Its a great venue and it has… Keep Reading

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