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Flick Of The Finger band & artist interviews from up coming bands/artists to the Rock n' Roll super stars! Stay tuned for new interviews and Q&A's.

INTERVIEW: With Rikki Turner from ‘The Hurt’

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Rikki Turner is the quintessential dark and brooding front man and a musical maverick who’s career spans over 3 decades, having first enjoyed acclaim with “The Paris Angels”. Since those heady days, he has been working and collaborating with various lineup’s, continually writing and creating. More recently the writing collaboration on their current release; “Sleeping” with Stephen Evans of Manc post-punk band Cabbage, Rikki has settled with his new band…

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

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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…

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INTERVIEW: Hey Violet

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We spoke to Rena Lovelis and Casey Moreta of  Californian power pop band Hey Violet, ahead of the UK leg of their current European tour. Is this your first European tour? Casey: We’ve been here before. Rena: We came in 2015. Casey: And now we’re back, finally. So is this your first time headlining? Rena: Last time we also headlined. But this time you’re here to promote your new album? Casey: Yes.…

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Palace, Ruby Lounge, Manchester

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Having previously been compared to the likes of Jeff Buckley, Maccabees, Foals and Kings of Leon, tonights gig was something I was most certainly looking forward to. With ‘So Long Forever’ dropping late 2016, the band have had some fantastic reviews after bursting on to the scene in 2014 with their debut EP ‘Lost in the Night’. In the past 3 years, the London four-piece have been hard at work with tours,…

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INTERVIEW: The Slow Readers Club Front Man, Aaron Starkie…

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I recently had the pleasure of catching up with The Slow Readers Club font man, Aaron Starkie, to discuss sell out shows, festivals, albums and the challenges of being in full times jobs with full time band commitments… Heres how it went…. So, with the way things are going with the band, especially the last 18 month… I’m sure you’d be getting offers of management, now right? Yeah We’ve are…

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INTERVIEW: Steve Hackett

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Steve Hackett, 67, gained prominence as the guitarist of Genesis, one of the defining bands of the Progressive Rock era. With a flourishing career spanning nearly 50 years, including a prosperous solo career, he has released more than 30 solo albums, 7 Genesis albums and has worked with super-group GTR. Now he is about to embark on a new tour and looking forward to the release of his forthcoming album…

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INTERVIEW: Baz Warne of The Stranglers

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“I think it’s what’s known as an embarrassment of riches”, frontman of The Stranglers says in advance of their ‘Classic Collection’ tour. Baz Warne, 52, is the vocalist and guitarist for The Stranglers, one of the UK’s most influential bands. With record breaking sell-out tours they have amassed a large following and I was excited to chat to him about what the ‘Classic Collection’ means to them, collating new material…

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INTERVIEW: With ‘Palace’ Frontman Leo Wyndham

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Today I caught up with Palace frontman Leo Wyndham to see whats old, whats new and whats to come. This is how it went down… Some publications are painting you guys with the same brush as; Jeff Buckley, Maccabees, Foals and Kings of Leon, how do you feel about that? “Well they’re all amazing bands so it’s a crazy honour to be compared with them. I mean I don’t think we sound totally…

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INTERVIEW: With Faithless Legend & The E-Type Boys Front Man ‘Maxi Jazz’

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Post № 1000 & what a way to celebrate, on our birthday and with a true legend! This week I caught up with Faithless legend and E Type Boys front man Maxi Jazz to see what up, what new and whats to come… Maxi has received many plaudits for his highly poetic lyrical style and this is, again, plainly evident in his latest body of work. A sense is conveyed of his…

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The Northern Soul Divide – Whats Your Thoughts?

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We caught up with Northern Soul legend Glenn Walker Foster to get the low-down on his memories, favourite tracks and his thoughts on the so-called divide in the Northern Soul Scene What’s your fondest memory from the time when Northern Soul was at it’s peak? Where were you? any particular track that was playing and who was you with? This question is perhaps a little difficult to answer as Northern…

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INTERVIEW: Feed The Kid

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The Manchester six-piece band, Feed The Kid, are building themselves a good reputation and a solid following for their  ’70s West Coast sound that shows clear influences from the likes of The Doobie Brothers. Chris Patmore spoke with singer Curtis Taylor and guitarist Ciaran Egan in the back of their van, in a damp alley behind the iconic 100 Club on Oxford Street in London, before their set supporting renowned…

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A Sit Down With ‘The Calls’

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FOTF recently had the pleasure of spending the day in the studio with Leeds band ‘The Calls’ as they recorded their new track ‘It Doesn’t Feel Right‘. Here’s what they had to say on all things past, present and future.  When did it all start and When did you get together? Tom: Err, Jan 2015, Me and Marcel have been playing for a long time in a band called The Imports,…

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Interview: Black Oak County

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Debut album, driving force and falling between genres. Jakob had a chance to do an interview with Black Oak County about their debut album, still wet from the press. Releasing their much anticipated debut album worldwide on January 13th. (and even on a Friday(!)), the young quartet is full of excitement for the future. Flick Of The Finger were, as the only press, in the company of this gem of…

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Painting Chaos – New Music Video

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The local band Painting Chaos has been very busy with new music, and with new music comes a badass video. Today they released a music video for their new song, “A Way Out”, from an upcoming album that have fans anxiously awaiting a release date. The song is a clever mix between strong, clean vocals and a hard rock guitar foundation paired with a moody warehouse video setting. The lyrics…

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INTERVIEW: Fun Lovin Criminals

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Today we had the pleasure catching up with the man! Brian Fast Leiser of The Fun Lovin Criminals. So, what can your fans expect with the up and coming tour? We try not to play the same set list, it gets stale and tiring, we never plan really so not sure what we are doing. I do know we like doing gigs on Fridays or Saturdays so people can let loose and do what…

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Q&A with ‘COLOUR’

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‘Colour’ was last weeks FOTF Record of the Week so this week we caught up with the lads to see what they had to say… When did you form as a band and what inspired you to make music together? “We formed in early 2013. In the early days we banded around a few prewritten songs and the idea that we wanted to be a big band that people could…

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INTERVIEW: Cabbage, Sugarmill, Stoke

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Its 8 o’clock on a Saturday night in Stoke and already The Sugarmill is packed, clearly Cabbage’s reputation proceeds them! I’m meeting up with Lee Broadbent and Joe Martin who both front what is the most hotly tipped band of the moment. I meet Joe in the club foyer and ever the host he takes me up to the dressing room to get a beer and grab Lee for a…

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INTERVIEW: The Answer

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The new The Answer album ‘Solas’ is a contemporary, uplifting rock album, channelling the band’s Irish roots to deliver a bold new sound!! Solas marks a significant turning point for The Answer. They have looked inwards towards their Irish culture, drawing on a rich heritage of rock and folk to create a much darker, menacing yet uplifting new rock album. More importantly Solas is a record that panders to no…

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Frank Carter Interview | Flick That Finger Frank!

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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…

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INTERVIEW: Zombies

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What made you decide to come together and perform this album one last time? It was the completing of the circle. Odessey and Oracle was the culmination of all that we aspired to then; writing and producing the album ourselves. So, after all this time and after 50 years, it is pleasing that the album is getting the recognition that it didn’t get at the time – so why not…

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