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LIVE REVIEW: Boston Manor, Mama Roux

Boston Manor have always been one to wile up a crowd, and their sold-out Birmingham show was no exception. Just two weeks after their second studio album ‘Welcome to the Neighbourhood’ dropped, Boston Manor turned a quiet, Sunday night in to a busy evening with a stacked line-up and a ton of crowd surfers. Alt-Rockers Wallflower kicked off the night perfectly, pulling in the eager crowd with their laid-back personas.… Keep Reading

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ShadowParty Live Birthdays, Stoke Newington

The ShadowParty ain’t over yet… And now it’s part two of our Stoke Newington live reviews, and it’s ShadowParty. A band that Flick Of The Finger has made a firm favourite with our readers. And on Thursday, they were at Birthdays in Stoke Newington, as part of their UK tour. So how was it? Really darn good, as a matter of fact. The core members, consisting of Tom Chapman and… Keep Reading

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Average Sex – Birthdays, Stoke Newington

Average Sex ain’t your average band As part of the ShadowParty show in Stoke Newington (that review will follow this one), London based indie rockers, Average Sex, were picked to get the festivities started. And they most certainly did.  The band, comprising of lead singer, and Gaelic charmer, Laetitia Bocquet, guitarists Sam O’Donovan and Louise Earwaker, bassist Jamie Graeme and drummer Finnigan Kidd, start off their high energy set with Hey… 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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The Snug Live: Manchester’s Hidden Gem!!

Unless you have been to Atherton, a small town about 10 miles from Manchester city centre, you may not have heard of The Snug, an independent coffee shop tucked just off the main High Street. After their recent  ‘Snug Live’ event, that soon may be about to change. With a courtyard garden, a mishmash of furniture styles, music-themed pictures (many of which have been painted by customers), an obvious love… Keep Reading

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Reading Festival 2018

There has been a lot of negativity towards this year’s line-up. We really need to stop and ask why? OK. Not so many ‘big’acts as in previous years according to some, maybe? No I think the answer lies in the type of music, its much more varied than it originally was, it was a rock festival back in the day with roots to Londons Marquee Club. Statistics go onto show that… Keep Reading

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Live- Saytr Play Launch ‘Fragile’

Saytr Play Launch ‘Fragile’ in Manchester A packed venue combined with Saytr Play was always going to equal fun. Last night, Mancunian 5 piece, Saytr Play took to the stage in the Star and Garter to launch their new single, ‘Fragile’. After support from Gathering Of Strangers and The Covasettes, the fans were warmed up, and ready for what Saytr Play were about to unleash onto them. Aside from ‘Fragile’… Keep Reading

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Iron Maiden, O2 Arena, London

One of the bands that were solely responsible for the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, Iron Maiden brought their Legacy Of The Beast tour to the O2 Arena in London. And good lord, did they rock the joint. The all too familiar speech by Winston Churchill echoed through the arena, before the band got things started with Aces High, with lead singer Bruce Dickinson, underneath a spitfire, running and leaping… Keep Reading

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Saturday At Wickham Festival, Hampshire

The rural village of Wickham, Hampshire made the perfect backdrop for it’s boutique festival of folk and traditional music. It was a scorcher of a day but had the most chill and intimate vibe packed with goers of all ages. You were spoilt for choice in terms of food, from African bunny chow to paella and vegan burgers. It’s tents and gazebos uniquely decorated and stalls offering things from tarot… Keep Reading

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Shed Seven Play Highlight Show at kendal Calling.

Whilst the rain poured, the lads played a mixture of classics and new material to a damp but high spirited crowd. Coming out to Room in My House, it looked liked the lads positioned themself closer together than normally on stage, definitely making for what looked like a more close nit band, not just Rick as a frontman. It was actually quite nice to see. After rattling off Room in… Keep Reading

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LIVE REVIEW: Y Not? 2018 – Who Was There?

As I sat last Sunday guarded from the relentless elements by my trusty poncho in Y Not’s misty mountain camping field I had an overwhelming sense of a bittersweet redemption story. After the antics of last year led to the festival being cast from popular acclaim and reduced to ridicule our proverbial fallen angel was gifted an opportunity by its loyal fan base to reclaim its previous pedestal. The festival… Keep Reading

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The Gaslight Anthem, Manchester Apollo

The Gaslight Anthem returned to Manchester for a celebration To mark its 10th birthday, New Jersey’s The Gaslight Anthem played The ’59 Sound in its entirety, and then some. I’ll start this by saying I am not a die-hard Gaslight fan. Don’t get me wrong I like some of their music, but they’ve never been in my top bands. With that said, this review may be a lot more objective… Keep Reading

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – O2 Kentish Town Forum

The hottest night of the year needed a cool band. And we got one of the coolest of them all. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Peter Hayes, Robert Levon Been and Leah Shapiro – took over the O2 Kentish Town Forum, and shook the building to its foundations with pure, unadulterated rock music. Opening song of the night was ‘Spook’, from the ‘Wrong Creatures’ album – the most featured album of the… Keep Reading

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The Goo Goo Dolls, 02 Academy, Bristol

The Goo Goo Dolls are not a band I’m familiar with, but always willing to try something new, to me. And Wow what a great band, what have I been missing? The Goo Goo Dolls were formed way back in 1985, In Buffalo New York, originally playing punk and rock and roll covers they soon established themselves and have since produced a series of albums, the latest one Boxesreleased in… Keep Reading

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Clutch, Chattanooga, Tennessee, US

Clutch rocks The Signal. Clutch is no stranger to Chattanooga, Tennessee, US and Friday night their fans didn’t leave much standing room at Chattanooga’s newest music venue, The Signal. I have listened to Clutch since 2000 and I am always surprised they do not get more mainstream attention for their talent. It’s raw rock n roll with a dash of soul, and a touch of let me smash your face.… Keep Reading

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PennFest, The Big Park, Penn

Last year I had a great time at this festival despite the poor summer weather. A little different this year, very warm, sunny and dusty! As in the past the music was spread over 4 stages offering a wide and diverse range appealing to many. It runs for two days Friday night had featured Feeder and The Kaiser Chiefs and I’m told went down a storm with the fans. I… Keep Reading

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The Wombats Dazzle Melbourne Fans…

With An Array Of Lights And A Brilliantly Designed Setlist! Liverpool born indie trio The Wombats dazzled Aussie fans at a sold out show at the iconic Festival Hall Melbourne on the 19th of July to celebrate the recent release of their fourth Album ‘Beautiful people will ruin your life’. The band have a larger than life fan base here in Australia, with a sold out Australian tour and a… Keep Reading

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Gary Numan, Anvil Arts Centre, Basingstoke.

Gary is back again for a few ‘warm up gigs’ ready for festival appearance at Bluedot. Although this is the third time I will have seen him in nine months, I couldn’t let that put me off, and also a new venue for me. Opening tonight is Nightmare Air, a band that features Gary’s own tour manager David Dupuis. They are based in California, and have toured with Numan on… Keep Reading

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The Moods Live At The O2 Ritz, Manchester

The Moods took to the stage at the Ritz, as part of Stampede Festival 2018 An amazing, powerful set which left everyone wanting more The Ritz, Manchester has seen its fair share of bands, and last night, the stage was filled by Manchester based, Hip-Hop/Garage Rock 10 piece, The Moods, as part of Stampede Festival 2018, which also saw the likes of Lunar C, Lowkey and Mic Righteous to name… Keep Reading

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Bluedot opens its gates for the 3rd year

Bluedot opens its gates for the 3rd year and this is what we know so far! Being a first timer at Bluedot, you never know what to expect, and this weekend is right up there with ‘expect the unexpected’ and when the official address for the venue is ‘ Jordell Bank Observatory, Cheshire, Earth – you get a sense that it’s not just another festival taking up space in your… Keep Reading

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