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At Flick of the Finger we love New Music! We post all the new releases here including new albums, new EP's, new singles and new Videos. In our New releases you will also find reviews of new releases too.

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Gerard Way Has Released A Christmas Single

Achieving merely joint third place in works Christmas quiz because I could not remember the eighth reindeer, was a little annoying. This office based disaster could have been avoided if Gerard Way’s latest single had been released just a few days earlier – it being called Dasher – that forgotten sleigh puller. Very much a Christmas track, it isn’t just about the reindeer. As Way explained, “Dasher is about a… Keep Reading

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Flick of the Finger Album Choices of 2018

Some of the picks of the year are here…. It’s been safe to say that 2018 has been another great music year. Many, many contenders for the usual end of year lists which everyone either agrees or disagrees with. And here at Flick Of The Finger, we are no different! But instead of numbers, this special edition of Throw Back Thursday concentrates on the albums that got your attention, as… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: Sleeper ‘Look At You Now’

The Sleeper boys and girls are back The year was 1998. New Labour were in power, Glenn Hoddle had taken England to the World Cup in France, leaving Paul Gascoigne at home and Britpop was still riding high musically. It was also the last time we heard from Sleeper, one of the era’s poster bands. Until now. Yup, Sleeper are back after a very long absence. Louise Wener is still… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: The Specials ‘Vote For Me’

A Look At The Specials Board… Alright, I’ll admit it. I’m not a fan of the word, ‘iconic’. Overused by too many folk… But I’m gonna have to use it at least once, because I’m gonna introduce to you a song called, Vote For Me. And who is behind it? The iconic 80’s ska kings, The Specials. Yes indeed, Coventry’s finest are back and are in fine fettle. Terry Hall, Horace Panter… Keep Reading

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Sleeper Release First Album In 21 Years! ‘The Modern Age’.

It wasn’t meant to happen. In fact, the band had promised each other it never would. On 22nd March 2019, Sleeper release their first album in 21 years, ‘The Modern Age’… “We had no plan to get back together. Sometimes life throws you a massive curve ball. You end up jumping off the cliff, just to see what it feels like.”: Singer, Louise Wener The band spent summer 2018 recording… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: The Good, The Bad & The Queen ‘Merrie Land’

The Good, The Bad & The Queen get Merrie… It’s been 11 years since The Good, The Bad & The Queen released their eponymous debut album. A lot has changed in that time too, and so has the attitude of the band. This is all reflected on their new album, Merrie Land. So what is it like? The band members certainly haven’t changed. The four piece axis of Blur singer, Damon… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: Maximo Park ‘I Want You To Stay’

Down In The (Maximo) Park….. The year 2000 was the start of a new millennium. The start of Maximo Park, straight out of Newcastle Upon Tyne, also began in that year. 18 years on, and they are still going strong. And they’ve got a new single too. It’s called I Want You To Stay. The band – Paul Smith, Duncan Lloyd, Lukas Wooller, Tom English and Paul Rafferty – have had… Keep Reading

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Queen Zee Release New Single ‘Hunger Pains’

Following a raucous support tour with Dream Wife and last week’s announcement of their debut self-titled album and an 8 date UK tour for February 2019, dynamic Merseyside noise punk outfit Queen Zee today release their brand new single ‘Hunger Pains’ out now on 7” vinyl and digital formats via the band’s own label Sasstone Records. New single and live favourite ‘Hunger Pains’ is a melodic wall of noise laced… Keep Reading

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NEW RELEASE: Shader Release Third Single ‘Silver’

If the four-piece were hoping for a trilogy of great singles then they have succeeded. The song’s guitar work is a spiky, epic assault on the system as it thumps along relentlessly with a sense of freedom and joyousness. The track was recorded at Faktory Studios by Si Jones of The Verve fame, and mixed by Tom Twemlowe. It was always going to be fascinating to hear what Shader would… Keep Reading

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NEW RELEASE: Lee Ranaldo ‘Electric Trim, Live At Rough Trade East’

Lee Ranaldo makes for Trim reading…. You may remember Flick Of The Finger giving you lucky lot a taster of the new live album from Sonic Youth legend, Lee Ranaldo, a few weeks ago. Now that said album, Electric Trim, Live At Rough Trade East, is here in it’s entirety and will appease everyone who was, or wasn’t, at one of his tour dates. So…what’s it like? Well, it starts in… Keep Reading

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Gerard Way Release New Track Getting Down The Germs

We were sure Gerard Way was working on his sophomore solo album, when he released his first new material in years last month. Today with a second new track, released in less than a month, we have another bold indicator that we are right!. The song is called Getting Down The Germs, released via reprise Records, and if the title doesn’t have you squirming at little at the thought, the petri… Keep Reading

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Cane Hill Announce New EP Kill The Sun

New Orleans based Cane Hill have, most prominently since the established and current line up, provided brutal, emotionally charged alternative heavy metal with nu metal edges. An arguably odd genre path to travel, many having washed their hands of nu metal and its ilk some time ago, Cane Hill however, are not averse to some provocativeness in what they do. Cane Hill have announced a brand-new EP, Kill the Sun, to… Keep Reading

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REVIEW: Blue Nation Release Powerhouse Album ‘Kaftan Society’

The agonisingly long and tantalising wait for the new album from the Birmingham-based three-piece is now over. After a wave of behemoth singles that set the bar high, can Kaftan Society carry on the praise? Opener ‘Gimme Some Time’ sets the mood, and as I said in the single review back in May, ‘There’s something beautiful about the way it rolls along like an eighteen-wheeler about to mow you down.’… Keep Reading

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Palisades Share New Track Fragile Bones

New Jersey’s electronicore fusion purveyors Palisades have shared, Fragile Bones, the second track from their forthcoming new album Erase The Pain. Produced by Howard Benson (MCR, Of Mice & Men, In Flames) Erase The Pain is due for release via Rise Records on 28th December 2018. “Fragile Bones is about the pressure people feel to be a different version of themselves for whatever reason that may be. Whether to succeed,… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: Paper Buoys & The Pagans S.O.H ‘In Faith So Blind’

The Buoys are back in town…. Bands have normally done well from the Midlands. Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath are two examples. Fast forward to 2018 and it’s the turn of indie-punk rockers, The Paper Buoys. And they haven’t come alone either. The Paper Buoys hail from Birmingham, and they have teamed up with Black Country rap/rock outfit, The Pagans S.O.H, and this has created their new joint release, In Faith… Keep Reading

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REVIEW: Muse ‘Simulation Theory’

Muse plug in, baby…… Since the year 2000, music lovers have seen Muse evolve. Evolve into one of the biggest bands around. Their music has evolved a lot too, and this time they have gone more electric than ever before with the release of their new album, Simulation Theory. A very keyboard driven album this time too. The three members of the band – Matt Bellamy, Chris Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard… Keep Reading

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The Struts New Album, Young and Dangerous

Forming The Struts in Derby, England, in 2012, all four members began making music as teenagers, initially finding inspiration in groups like Oasis and the Libertines and then tracking their idols’ influences to discover the glam bands that would one day shape their own sound. “When we first started, we both just wanted to make fun, happy rock songs with big choruses—the kind of thing that bands like Slade and… Keep Reading

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Brooders Reveal New Single Breathe & A Mini Tour

Breathe is the new single from Leeds based Psyche-Grunge trio Brooders, released on 16 November. Breathe speaks of the realities that people face in everyday life and through all walks of life. The ambiguous and bitter-tasting imagery works as a call and response between the twisted mindset of being trampled by life whilst hearing in the other ear how accessible and achievable the dreams and desires of the world are… Keep Reading

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Trampolene Release Impressive New Single

‘The One Who Loves You’ is the latest release from the three-piece hailing from Swansea. It’s a soulful acoustic-driven anthem with a chiming ’60s feel-good ambience. There is absolutely no way you will not be immersed in this infectious track. Trampolene have boosted the release with ‘There’s No More Rockstars’ as the b-side. Vocalist and guitarist Jack Jones says,”‘The One Who Loves You’ is quite different for us, less distortion… Keep Reading

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New Music: Saul Blease – The Great War

The latest offering from Bad Elephant Music, a label that has signed many independent artist in recent years is Saul Blease’s The Great War. Saul Blease, the labels most recent artist signing has produced a very thought-provoking album, one that will be released Armistice day November 11th, exactly 100 years after the end of the first world war, known to many as the Great War, or the war to end… Keep Reading

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