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Paramore – New Song, Album Details, TOUR!

We’ve not had new music from Paramore since the release of their deluxe rendition of their self-titled in 2014. But today, after a long and anticipated wait, the band treated fans to their new song ‘Hard Times’. With the new 3 piece line-up that brings previous drummer Zac Farro back in to the band after bassist Jeremy Davis’ departure in 2015, Paramore are back. Their new album ‘After Laughter’ is ready to hit… Keep Reading

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Real Friends, Birmingham Asylum

After rescheduling the original dates which were due to happen in December 2016, Real Friends hit the UK with a force that made up for the missed time. With a new line-up involving Microwave and Can’t Swim, Real Friends hit the Birmingham Asylum for a night of crowd surfers and push-pitters galore. Microwave opened the evening, jokingly telling the crowd ‘We’re a Limp Bizkit tribute act!’ Although far from this,… Keep Reading

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Creeper, Birmingham O2 Institute

With debut album ‘Eternity, in Your Arms’ gracing store shelves just days before tour started, Creeper worked their way around the UK to show that they are as powerful as ever. Working with ‘That’s Not Metal’ podcast to create a line-up full of exciting bands, Creeper bought Puppy, Energy, and Milk Teeth along for the ride. First up were heavy-metal 3-piece Puppy, and although a slower start to the evening,… Keep Reading

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Creeper Release ‘Misery’ Video

After the release of their debut album ‘Eternity, In Your Arms’, Creeper unveil the video for ‘Misery’; the third and final music video to complete the trilogy. It’s no secret that the Southampton punks have been blowing up a storm lately, with the release of their debut album Eternity, In Your Arms that hit the shelves on the 24th March. But just days after the roaring reviews have come in,… Keep Reading

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State Champs, O2 Institute, Birmingham

As It Is are a band well known for their energetic live shows. Therefore, it was only reasonable that they tour with the ever-eccentric State Champs. With the release of their second full length album ‘okay.’ that graced the shelves in January this year, As It Is came out to prove to fans that their energy had no wavered, and showed no signs of stopping anytime soon. The band took… Keep Reading

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With Confidence, Birmingham Asylum 2

Nice cheesy punk, and With Confidence back with a vengence After the disappointment fans occurred when Real Friends cancelled their December UK tour, original support band With Confidence took it upon themselves to treat fans to their very own headline tour, hitting Birmingham on the 5th March. An intimate evening of cheesy pop-punk, support came from Milestones, Safe to Say and Broadside. Packing out Birmingham’s Asylum 2, loyal fans were in… Keep Reading

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Sum 41, O2 Academy, Birmingham

Sum 41 came back to the UK, proving that they are still a force as strong as ever. With fellow Canadian band Hollerado as support for the evening, fans were in for a wild ride. Bringing together a wide variety of older fans and new ones, Sum 41 bought their ‘Don’t Call it a Sum-Back Tour’ to Birmingham. With a set-list consisting of 26 songs from various different albums, the… Keep Reading

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Touché Amoré, O2 Academy 3, Birmingham

A band well known for their performances filled with passion and emotion, Touché Amoré managed to blow away the fans of Birmingham with an energetic yet heart-wrenching evening. The fans were treated to Touché Amorés drummer, Elliot Bambin, and hardcore band ANGEL DU$T as supports. Due to health reasons, the original support from Departures could not happen. However, this was not necessarily a bad thing, as drummer Elliot Bambin took… Keep Reading

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Four Year Strong Take Over Birmingham

It’s been a whole ten years since pop-punk band Four Year Strong released their second album ‘Rise or Die Trying’. We caught them in Birmingham for a show that fans will never forget. Known for their energetic live shows, Four Year Strong had sold fans by playing RODT in full, an album full of punchy riffs and catchy synths. For the UK leg of the tour, Four Year Strong had… Keep Reading

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EP Review: Not Your American Idiots

Not Your American Idiots is a recent Hopeless Records release, containing three covers of Green Day’s well known songs. But it’s 2017, do we really need more Green Day covers? Although we’ve heard the endless amounts of covers, listeners are in for a treat with this ultimate throwback, with Roam, Milk Teeth, and With Confidence putting their own characteristics in to the tracks. Eastbourne’s own pop-punk group ROAM ease us… Keep Reading

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Black Peaks, Birmingham 2017

With the release of their most recent album ‘Statues’ in April 2016, Black Peaks had been almost non-stop throughout the year, playing a variety of festivals and tours. Now, it was time for their own tour, and Flick of the Finger caught Black Peaks on the last night of tour on the 5th February.  An odd line up consisting of Bad Sign and Tigercub as support, this was not going… Keep Reading

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Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties, London.

On the 2nd February 2017, Dan Campbell from The Wonder Years performed a one-off, full band show with his side project ‘Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties’ at The Dome in London. For those unfamiliar to Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties, Aaron West is a fictional character that Campbell made up for this project, stating on his Facebook page that it is a “character study conducted through music”. Campbell… Keep Reading

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The Front Bottoms, O2 Institute, Birmingham,

For the second time this year, The Front Bottoms came back to the UK to put on shows for dedicated fans. With many fans having waited in the cold for two hours even before doors opened, The Front Bottoms came on to prove that their wait hadn’t been wasted. Coming along for the ride were Apologies, I Have None and Gnarwolves. When Gnarwolves were first announced as a support for… Keep Reading

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Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes

FOTF watched as Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes took to the stage for their final date of their sold out UK tour. With supports from Thee MVP’s and Dead!, the tour was coming to a close, but the band weren’t going to let it go without a bang. Unfortunately, due to no fault of my own, I was unable to catch Thee MVP’s opening. However, as people came out after… Keep Reading

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Frank Carter Interview | Flick That Finger Frank!

The last date of the UK tour and FOTF had the pleasure of interviewing Frank Carter before his show in Wolverhampton. Frank Carter Interview FOTF entered the room and Frank had been busy painting whilst on tour, pieces of a5 paper scattered the table. FOTF: Wow, these are amazing! FC: Thank you! Yeah I’ve got a lot of work to do, to be honest. A bit too much work to… Keep Reading

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The Cadillac Three, o2 Academy Birmingham

The Cadillac Three bought a little bit of their Southern style magic to Birmingham. Hailing from Nashville, Tenessee, the country rock three piece had been round various places in the UK, bringing along Tyler Brandt and the Shakedown as support. This wasn’t my usual sort of gig, I must admit. The gigs I usually attend are pop-punk bands, filled to the brim with sweaty teenagers. Therefore, I went in to… Keep Reading

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Blink 182 Announce UK Tour

Bored to Death of waiting? Well, Not Anymore! After what seems like months of waiting, Blink 182 finally hit up the UK again with their new line up of Matt Skiba instead of Tom Delonge. Feeling This? We are. The pop punk trio announced the dates after featuring on Radio One’s Rock Show on the 6th November. Within moments of the news being announced, fans took to social media to… Keep Reading

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Live review: PUP + Shit Present + Solids

Rainbow Cellar, Birmingham, 30. August 2016: Toronto band Pup are ready to take the world by storm. With the release of their second album The Dream is Over  being released earlier this year, Pup now have a long string of shows ahead of them, the first run being their first UK headline tour. Birmingham was day 3 of 100, but this didn’t seem to put them off. Along for the UK… Keep Reading

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Live review: Dead! (The Asylum, Birmingham, 24/08-2016)

Short and sweet, “Dead!” is a band to pay attention to. On their small run of UK shows before their appearance at Reading and Leeds festival, Dead! hit up Birmingham Asylum for a show that was sweaty from start to finish.  The shows had been rescheduled, but that didn’t stop the energetic four piece from bringing their dedicated fans to the small, heated venue. With supports from TrueHeights and local… Keep Reading

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Interview: Dead!

Dead! ..on achievements, inspirations and touring After playing at 2000 Trees Festival, Dead! did a few days round the UK before playing at the famous Reading and Leeds festival. Flick Of The Finger had a chat with members Alex Warren, Sam Chappel, and brothers Louis and Sam Matlock: How has the reception towards your band been since you guys started playing and have gotten bigger? S Matlock: There’s always kind of… Keep Reading

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