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See what your favourite bands are saying in our interviews. Read all about what their up to and what they think of of the worlds hot topics.

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INTERVIEW: Steve Cradock on Ocean Colour Scene, New Music, Tours & More…

The Birmingham band’s story is already the stuff of legend: a rip-roaring rock ’n’ folk odyssey set to a backdrop of over 20 years of UK pop culture at its very best. Ocean Colour Scene have notched up eleven albums, three of which went Top 5 – 1996’s Moseley Shoals, 1997’s Marchin’ Already and 1999’s One From The Modern – and a run of nine successive Top 20 hit singles… Keep Reading

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Interview With Ralph Tavares

We caught up with Ralph Tavares, to discuss tours, life and music. Ralph gave us an insight into what it’s like being a member of popular group, Tavares, and what it’s like touring with The Four Tops, and The Temptations. When did you first realise that music was what you wanted to do in life?  Oh gee, we were very young. We used to sing at picnics with my father,… Keep Reading

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INTERVIEW: Azim ‘They may take our lives but they’ll never take our…’

Ahead of Azim’s debut EP release ‘Freedom’ on 12th Oct, we jumped at the opportunity to catch up with him and get to know the man behind the music… It went a little something like this… What inspired you to first start playing the guitar? (and what do you play – make/model) I have always been into guitar music particularly indie and rock so I was always interested in trying… Keep Reading

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INTERVIEW: Syd.31

After their recent single drop ‘Bulldoze Everything’ we caught up with Syd.31 to see whats the score and whats to come. It went a little like this… How are the studio sessions going? Utterly brilliant! I’ve progressed from being a home producer and now spend a huge amount of time in the Oscillate Recordings studios. I love that studio, its miles from anywhere and attached to a huge Georgian mansion.… Keep Reading

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Five in Five With: The Blend

FOTF recently caught up with Dylan Smith, front man of South East three piece, The Blend, a band already drawing comparisons with a young ‘The Who’. With a new single on the horizon we talked Pete Townshend’s boat and hard-core gangsters. Thanks for chatting with us Dylan, for anyone not familiar with The Blend, if you could describe yourselves using the album title of another band what would it be?… Keep Reading

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Interview With Shadowparty

ShadowParty come out of the shadows to talk to Flick Of The Finger. A combination of members from New Order and Devo, ShadowParty released their self titled album a few weeks ago, to great acclaim. So Flick Of The Finger thought it was time we had a little bit of a chat with them, and Tom Chapman and Josh Hager duly obliged….. So, how did the collaboration between yourselves come… Keep Reading

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“I’ve not had a decent cuppa since I left Tim Peaks at Kendal Calling” UK EXCLUSIVE interview with Tim Burgess on The Charlatans Asia/ Australia tour

Flick of the finger we’re lucky enough to catch Tim Burgess and the rest of the band before their Melbourne Show on the 26th of August for a U.K. EXCLUSIVE insight into Aussie tour life, greggs and gravy and most importantly when Tim last had a half decent cup of coffee. How are you feeling being here in Australia apart from jet lagged? Well right now I feel really good… Keep Reading

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Normandie Interview at Reading Festival

Normandie made their Reading Festival debuting this weekend, performing on The Pit stage at Reading on Sunday The band have recently announced their sophomore album ‘White Flag’, which will be released on 26th October via Easy Life Records. After a huge response following the release of their debut album ‘Inguz’, Normandie inked a deal with Easy Life Records earlier this year. Inguz, a Viking rune, symbolised the band’s new direction… Keep Reading

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Interview at Reading with Russo

Saturday at Reading Festival started with a great set from young Californian band Russo. The band have been receiving huge support in the US and are about to head on tour with Gomez in the UK, before returning for a UK tour with Black Honey this autumn. Russo are a refreshing blend of pop and rock, coupled with their sweat-infused, high-energy live performances, critics are quick to compare this California based four-piece to the likes of No Doubt and Blondie. Only… Keep Reading

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INTERVIEW: Feed The Kid – They’re Back!!!

Strange Times……Feed The Kid talk about the modern times Every decade has seen many a band give the public a message on the issues going on in the world. And Feed The Kid raise the of modern times, and their view on it all, with the new single, Strange Times. A Kasabian-esque hit on the musical senses, this song gets to the point without looking for the necessary controversy that some… Keep Reading

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Five in Five With Big Boy Bloater

Big Boy Bloater & The LiMiTs will be kicking off their UK tour in September in support of their brand new album Pills.  Pills is the follow up to 2016’s hugely successful Luxury Hobo.  Over the last two years the band have toured the UK to packed shows, headlined Wychwood Festival, pulled in new fans at Camden Rocks Festival, supported Joanne Shaw Taylor and The Quireboys and enjoyed “one of the most enjoyable” gigs they’ve ever done at Ramblin’ Man Fair in… Keep Reading

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Five in Five with Wild Front

Ahead of this weeks appearance at Reading Festival we caught up with Jack Williams of Southampton band Wild Front. Wild Front are set to override your stereos with their best single yet. Make You Feel will be released on Wednesday 5 September and is co-written by Alfie Jackson of The Holloways, produced by mastermind Fred Cox (Rag N’ Bone Man, Kasabian, Paloma Faith) and released by AWAL. The track shows… Keep Reading

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5 in Five With Tom Hingley

Tom Hingley, front man with Inspiral Carpets during their highly successful live and recording career during the 1990s, is playing a show at Leeds Belgrave Music Hall on Friday 3rd Aug with support coming from two of the most celebrated and promising bands the North has to offer: Wakefield’s Adore // Repel and Manchester’s False Advertising. Ahead of the show, we caught up with Tom for our popular 5 in Five…… Keep Reading

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Five In Five With: The Kings Parade

The Kings Parade release their new single ‘Mother Tongue’, recently which was the latest song to be taken from the London quartet’s new EP Haze. Speaking of the single The King’s Parade say, “‘Mother Tongue’ is about realising you’re losing touch with where you came from. You haven’t necessarily changed as a person but your ambitions and ideals have. It’s always difficult to get the balance right between moving forward… Keep Reading

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Five In Five With: Glass Mountain

Following the beautiful vibes, glorious sun and killer line up of last summer’s LAZY SUNDAY AFTERNOON, the curators – Bradford’s cinematic alt-rock quartet GLASS MOUNTAIN – have upped the ante with another eclectic and exciting line up, including THE GOLDEN AGE OF TV, THE HOWL & THE HUM, DREAM ENGLISH KID, RADIDAS, LELO, TALKBOY and, of course, GLASS MOUNTAIN themselves, with further acts to be announced. As well as this… Keep Reading

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Five In Five With: Skull

Following the digital release of their debut album Thoughts of Others in April, Leeds four-piece SKULL are set to officially release the double transparent orange vinyl version on 13 July 2018 via Shove It Up Your Cult Records in a limited pressing of just 300 copies. To precede the vinyl release, the band have also unveiled the video for their new single, Sleazy, taken from the album. Watch Video Below…… Keep Reading

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Five in Five With: He Is We

He Is We is currently touring the UK for the first time. We caught up with Rachel Taylor, creator of He Is We, for a quick Flick of the Finger Five in Five.   Q1: What has been your biggest f*ck up onstage?   A: Biggest fuck up? I must have been in Oklahoma…oh it was Alabama! One of those southern states, and I forgot the words to ‘All About Us’… Keep Reading

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Interview with Daniel Oliver from Nothing More

Jakob had a chat with Daniel Oliver from Nothing More, about stuff like Led Zeppelin, inspirations, touring, fruits and motorcycle crashes! Backstage at the Copenhell 2018 all-metal festival in Copenhagen, Denmark, a few hours after an extremely successful show at the Pandæmonium stage: Keep Reading

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH: Cabezudos

We got under the skin of Cabezudos in Liverpool and Manchester Vocalist Jack talked to us about ‘Zudos, their influences, their writing and what lies ahead for the band After being invited to Cabezudos’ Liverpool and Manchester shows, we took the opportunity to get to know the band, and find out more about what goes on behind closed doors. It even included watching the World Cup in the pub with… Keep Reading

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Five in Five with: Saytr Play

Q1: What has been your biggest f*ck up onstage? A: well well well, of the many tumbles and lets say “f*ck ups” let’s go with the time we played Academy 2 and I decided to go for a cheeky surf and wet my hair a little. All started well, spirits were high then out of the corner of my eye I spot someone pinching my sock. In my attempt to… Keep Reading

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