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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.

When Kill The Ideal Followed Through On Stage!

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Kill The Ideal release new track ‘Dangerous!’ and have a quick Five in Five with us… Check out their action-packed antics and the hero masked villains in this awesome video. The band explain that, “The video demonstrates that appearances can be deceiving. We went full on Die-Hard shooting this music video and wanted to create something that shows that anyone can be dangerous if they put their mind to it”…

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Five in Five With: Lo Moon

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With a debut album due for release in early 2018, Lo Moon today share their brand new single ‘Thorns’, giving fans another glimpse of what to expect from the long-awaited LP. The track glides with a delicate intimacy led by Matt Lowell’s syrupy croon atop an expansive synth soundscape, replete with additional brass work, showcasing Lo Moon’s most meticulously-constructed moment to date. The Los Angeles trio recently announced that they’ll be acting as main…

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Five in Five With: Charlotte Carpenter! Best One Yet!!

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Returning this coming October 20th with a new four track EP – ‘Shelter’ – released via her own label, Let It Go digitally and on 10” vinyl, the release features two brand new songs ‘Shelter’ and ‘Hey Mr Cowboy’, coupled with previous releases ‘Fire’ and ‘Lately’, on vinyl for the very first time. Lead track ‘Shelter’ starts slow and moody with Charlotte chugging openly on her guitar as the band…

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Five in Five With: Otherkin

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Otherkin have just released their debut album ‘OK’ which was the featured album on Huw Stephens’ Radio 1 show, and have been added to huge Rock playlists on Spotify, such as ‘Walk Like A Badass’ and ‘Rock United’. They’ve had an impressive year leading up to the album release – playing with Guns N Roses, Dead Kennedys, The Amazons, as well as huge sets at Download Festival, Reading & Leeds, Electric Picnic, to name…

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Five in Five With: Catholic Action

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Glasgow’s Catholic Action have unveiled another taste of their forthcoming album In Memory Of with the slick, low-slung anthem ‘Black & White’. A calculated and precise slow-burner, ‘Black & White’ inverts the raw and unpredictable sound showcased on previous single ‘Propaganda’.  We caught up with Chris McCrory for our Five in Five – this is how it went down… 1, What’s the most and least Rock n’ Roll thing you’ve done…

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Five in Five With: Maker

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Today we caught up with Maker for our quick fire Five in five. Signed to Kidda Records, Maker are making waves as their early blues and soul of the sixties influences start catching attention! Coming on like the love child of The Rolling Stones, The Faces, Free, T-Rex & Primal Scream; Maker deliver a fresh sonic swagger defined by their own bluesy, boozy guitar riffs. Listen to their latest single…

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JD Simo interview at The Borderline, London

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We caught up with JD Simo of the band Simo on the opening night of their European tour. I already knew JD, having interviewed him a few months ago, around the time the latest album was being recorded. Armed with a few basic questions we sat down for a chat, and a catch up. Ford or Chevy? Chevy. Heres the thing the reason I say that is because if we’re…

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‘Colour’ Would Get Absolutely Bollocksed With Kurt Cobain…

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As Colour are all lined up to release their new track ‘Minus’ this coming friday, we caught up with them for a Five in Five… Colour burst on the scene last year, championed by BBC Introducing, Clash and Shortlist amongst others, they are set to release their brand-new EP ‘The Famous Boy Making Things’ in late autumn 2017. After the successful release of the EP’s first single ‘Slow’, which prompted…

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From Mossley to Mod! Interview Manchesters’ Proletariat

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Currently on tour with Manchester post punk darlings “Cabbage” and then off on a UK wide stint for “This Feeling”,  “Proletariat” took time to chat with FOTF this week. James Cummins (frontman), Conor Dolan (Lead guitar), Luke O’Reilly (Drums) and Aaron Hall (Bass) are set to raise the bar for music as a political catalyst in both their songs and styling. The band were also awarded John Kennedys this feeling…

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Five in Five With Gun

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GUN are on course for their first top-10 album in over 13 years this week. ‘Favourite Pleasures’ was released on Friday and currently sits at number 8 in the midweek album charts, above the likes of Yusuf Cat Stevens and Madonna. ‘Favourite Pleasures’, GUN’s seventh studio album, stands proudly alongside the very best of their work. Informed by a back-to-basics approach tempered by an innate sense for melody, the record…

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Five In Five With: Magnus Carlson

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Has Magnus Carlson has announces a special one off concert in London Crossfire, we caught up with him for a Five in Five… Crossfire started in 2001, bringing together all the different elements of the London 60s scene for a big night of pure vintage underground partying. Magnus and his seven-piece band will be performing tracks from his ‘Northern Soul Sessions’ EP and forthcoming album. 1, What’s the most and…

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Five In Five with Tracey Belland of Anglo-American Pop Rock Band ‘Voice Of The Beehive’

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Back with the first show from their original line-up Voice Of The Beehive promise to bring their sorely-missed wit, wisdom and general wonderfulness back to the stage. Returning with their first show from the original line-up, Voice Of The Beehive promise to bring their sorely-missed wit, wisdom and general wonderfulness back to the stage at Indie Daze 4, in October. Expect all the songs you want and a few surprises too! October…

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Five in Five with Go Primitive Frontman Tomm E. Williams

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Four piece alternative rock band from Warwickshire, Go Primative who are self confessed  submerged somewhere in the underground rock scene, they found each other through sharing the same passion, drive and commitment to music. New to Go Primitive? In the bands own description you can expect a combination huge riffs, powerful grooves, killer guitar solos and sing along choruses. The result is a melodic style of modern rock with an…

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Five in Five with Phil Ventrelle…

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She’s Got It Down’ is the captivating first single from Manchester’s essential new figurehead Ventrelles – the long expected pet project of songwriting stray Phil Ventrelle. Brimming with sumptuous accoutrements and life affirming melody, ‘She’s Got It Down’ is a track laced with a foot-tapping gusto, ambitious arrangements and a buoyant chorus to boot. Today we caught up with Phil who was kind enough to take part in our Five…

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Five in Five With Shaun From ‘Psycho Comedy’

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Today we caught up with Shaun Powell from Deltasonic’s latest signings; lipstick-smeared, loose and dangerous – ‘Psycho Comedy’ – who career into summer with new single ‘The Hangman’. Growing from a rattling guitar and bass two-hander, handclaps punctuating the path towards the first of the song’s long corridors and dark rooms, before the brawny voice of magnetic frontman, Shaun Powell, opens a page in the band’s storybook of the strange. The…

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Five in Five With: Salad Undressed

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Flick of the Finger – Five in Five – Salad Undressed Marijne & Paul Paul and Marijne from reformed 90s act Salad Undressed take part in our ‘FOTF Five in Five’. Having just completed a UK run of dates as a duo, Salad Undressed will be re-uniting with the rest of the band for Salad’s first shows in 19 years. Check out ‘Being Human’ the new single from Salad Undressed …

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INTERVIEW: Josh Jove Of The Shelters

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We recently had the pleasure of catching up with Josh Jove, Singer/guitarist of The Shelters… …Here’s what what we discussed.  Congrats on your self-titled debut album release last year… any memorable moments from recording it? ‘So many memorable moments, but for me, the most unforgettable, was the day we finished it. After we came to a conclusion on a sequence and the transitions between songs I just remember us all sitting back…

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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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