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Vintage Trouble, Biography & Images From 02 Forum, London

Over the past few years, Vintage Trouble have wowed audiences across the globe by opening for The Rolling Stones in London’s Hyde Park, touring North America and Europe with The Who, and playing sold-out headline shows worldwide. Now, on their debut album for Blue Note Records, the Los Angeles-based foursome — singer Ty Taylor, guitarist Nalle Colt, bassist Rick Barrio Dill, and drummer Richard Danielson — channel the vitality of… Keep Reading

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Radiohead, Roundhouse, London With Bio Biography

Radiohead were one of the most innovative and provocative bands of the 1990s and 2000s, five very serious Englishmen guys who developed their own sound and always tried really, really hard. The band, who were also the biggest art-rock act since Pink Floyd, began as purveyors of a swooning, from-the-gut sound that Alicia Silverstone aptly labeled as “complaint rock” in the film Clueless. But albums like 1997’s space-rock opera OK… Keep Reading

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Wheatus, Brooklyn Bowl London

How did Wheatus escape the pre-internet music industry dark age with their lives? “A very important record executive lost his cool with me in a meeting & threatened to drop us…I took him up on it…” ~ brendan b brown. wheatus’ debut single “Teenage Dirtbag” cracked the Top 40 BBC Official Sales Chart for a second time in March of 2011, TEN YEARS after it’s debut at #2 on the… Keep Reading

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Editors, Royal Albert Hall

Editors’ own variation of dark indie guitar rock draws on influences from both older and contemporary bands. Their influences include Echo & the Bunnymen, Joy Division, The Strokes, The Walkmen, Elbow and R.E.M. The band draw their musical style particularly from the latter two bands’ debut albums Asleep in the Back and Murmur. While often compared to Joy Division and Echo and the Bunnymen by the media, the band commented… Keep Reading

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Travis, Manchester Albert Hall

Travis are a Scottish rock band formed in Glasgow in 1990 The band comprises of Fran Healy (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Dougie Payne (bass guitar, backing vocals), Andy Dunlop (lead guitar, banjo, backing vocals) and Neil Primrose (drums, percussion). Travis has released eight studio albums: Good Feeling (1997), The Man Who (1999), The Invisible Band (2001), 12 Memories (2003), The Boy With No Name (2007), Ode To J. Smith (2008), Where… Keep Reading

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Benjamin Francis Leftwich

Benjamin’s debut album, the Ian Grimble-produced Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm, was released in July 2011. The Fly called it “a majestic debut”  Leftwich as “a serious new talent”. The Skinny, while the Sunday Express called it “lovely”. Hazel Sheffield, writing in The Guardian, gave it a 3/5 rating,  as did David Pollock, writing for The Scotsman, who drew comparisons to Damien Rice and José González. Leftwich’s “Shine” was named Spotify’s most addictive track of 2014,  the… Keep Reading

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Hiatus Kaiyote, Manchester Ritz

Grammy nominated Melbourne contemporary soul outfit, Hiatus Kaiyote is a collaboration between four individuals (Nai Palm/singer-guitarist, Paul Bender/bass-production, Simon Mavin/keys-synths, Perrin Moss/drums-production). Their sound references a swathe of influences – electric, acoustic, futuristic, psychedelic, progressive, soothing and urgent – slipping in and out genre and defying definition. Signed to Salaam Remi’s Sony imprint Flying Buddha, the past 12 months has seen them make a rapid trajectory from share-house studios to… Keep Reading

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Hollywood Undead, Manchester 2016

Get Buzzed, Get Fucked Up? We recently sent our very own Jakob Muxoll to cover Hollywood Undead at Vega Hall Main Hall in Copenhagen. The review and show was that explosive we had to cover them again at their Manchester show. Hollywood Undead are: Johnny 3 Tears J-Dog Charlie Scene Funny Man Da Kurlzz Danny Website Facebook Keep Reading

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Nothing But Thieves

Nothing But Thieves is an English five-piece alternative rock band from Southend-on-Sea in Essex. Formed in 2012, the band consists of Conor Mason (vocals), Joe Langridge-Brown (guitars), Dominic Craik (guitars, keyboards), James Price (drums), and Philip Blake (bass guitar). In 2014, they were signed to RCA Records. Their style of music has been compared to the likes of Foals, The Neighbourhood, and Civil Twilight, and they’ve been played on both… Keep Reading

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Man Made | Aatma, Manchester

The rising Manchester-based 3-piece Man Made will released their brand new single ‘TV Broke My Brain’ in September 2014, as well as performing at both the Reading / Leeds Festivals in August,on XFM Xposure showcase on September and out on tour with Jake Bugg in October. All the while playing their own 18 date Uk tour. Having quickly built up an impressive history for such a new band, Man Made… Keep Reading

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Lamb | Manchester Apollo

In any relationship, difference is the dynamic that makes magic happen. In musical partnerships, it’s often the crucial friction that makes creative sparks fly but, a fraction too much friction, and everything’s likely to go up in smoke. Lou Rhodes and Andy Barlow understand difference more than most. They’re the first to admit that when they got together their diametrically opposing aesthetics – Lou’s devotion to The Song, Andy’s obsession… Keep Reading

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Dirty Thrills

Quickly re-writing the history books are Dirty Thrills, an exciting and charismatic rock ‘n’ roll quartet, straight out of the London grind. With the perfect musical blend of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll in their music, this group is most definitely one to watch out for. Fronted by the son of ex-Moody Blues singer Nicky James, this unique outfit are bringing back old skool rock ‘n’ roll, whilst all… Keep Reading

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The Japanese House Images & Music

The Japanese House supporting The 1975 at Manchester Apollo. Image taken by Mark Ferriss for Flick Of The Finger. I came across The Japanese House whist doing a review for The 1975.   Off the bat I was really impressed with their sounds! A mixture of layers, sampled and looped with some chilled beats which were accompanied by very cool ambient style vocals which were also layered and went through some kind of… Keep Reading

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Gloria Story

Where bands like Graveyard or Rival Sons explore and reinvent the heavier stuff from the 70′s, old school rockers The Gloria Story focuses on the more party oriented sounds of that same decade. The Gloria Story is a mashup of punk rock attitude with hard rock energy – always with an analouge feeling, a humorous twist and a dark soul. The Gloria Storys debut album “Shades of White” instantly hit… Keep Reading

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Kula Shaker | Manchester Ritz

Kula Shaker at Manchester Ritz. Images taken and © Liz Fraser for Flick Of The Finger. Kula Shaker are best known for the 1996 multi platinum ‘K’, which became one of the fastest selling UK debuts ever. After a six-year absence Kula returned with the brilliant album ‘Strangefolk’ in 2007.  Keep Reading

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