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EXCLUSIVE: Adam Ant, York Barbican

Tonight I had several flashbacks to school discos with the punks, rockers, skaboys and new romantics all dutifully dressed up in their tribal costumes, and at some point during those nights ‘Antmusic’ would be played and we’d all kind of enjoy it, even though it wouldn’t be publicly admitted in some of those groups. We all had a copy of the ‘Kings of the Wild Frontier’ album – whether we… Keep Reading

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Gigantic Indie All Dayer Vol. 3, Manchester Academy

So here we go again. Another all Dayer. I attended Vol 2 last year however to be honest it was that was because of the Inspiral Carpets. For those not in the know the mini-festival is spread over 3 venues, the largest being the Academy, and two smaller venues in the main students building, Academy 2 and the cellar based Club Academy. Maybe it’s an age thing but most of… Keep Reading

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: Slam Dunk 2016

On Sunday 29th May, Flick of the Finger headed down to Birmingham’s NEC for the Midlands edition of the biggest event of the year for pop-punk/rock music fans. With it being the 10th Anniversary, the festival was proposed to be bigger and better than ever with a new, larger venue and a stellar line up, including headliners such as Panic! at the Disco, Of Mice & Men, New Found Glory… Keep Reading

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Hands Like Houses, Birmingham Institute

After postponing their original December tour due to their new album not being entirely finished, Australian band Hands Like Houses came back to the UK to make it up to the fans with rescheduled dates , bringing The Gospel Youth, Dead!, and I, The Mighty with them. The Gospel Youth, hailing from the South Coast, were the first act of the evening. Bringing catchy riffs to the half-filled room at… Keep Reading

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Dead Buttons, Night & Day Cafe

I love nights like this, going to see a band for the first time. Not sure if it’s going to be a night to remember for all the right reasons. Well let’s just say that I’m glad I made the effort. Tonight I’m here to see Dead Buttons, however I’m in for a treat as there are a couple of other acts on beforehand. 57 (OH-CHILL) is a two piece… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: Blink 182 – California

BLINK-182, the punk pop favourites of a generation, are back with their highly anticipated seventh studio album, CALIFORNIA, set for release on 1 July 2016 on BMG. The band have premiered their brand new single, BORED TO DEATH, and revealed details of their massive North American summer tour. The tour kicks off in July in San Diego and runs through until early October, taking the band to almost 50 cities… Keep Reading

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Dizzy Mizz Lizzy, Rødovre, 27. May 2016

Round 2 of the greatest rock band in Denmark, is even better than round 1. This Friday night showed a band of international superstar format! When Dizzy Mizz Lizzy won the Danish Championship Of Rock (DM I Rock) in 1993, it started a rocket launch of a career, resulting in the – now classic – ’94 self titled release, followed by “Rotator” in ’96. Superstardom was in the cards for the… Keep Reading

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Bruce Springsteen, Etihad, Manchester

Not many performers have fans queuing up 48 hours before the gates open to ensure they get the best possible spot for one of the world’s most enduring artist, the boss Bruce Springsteen has always had a bond an infinite contact with his fans. The rain has been coming down all day, no one is complaining, after all we are in Manchester. We have our own brand of sunshine here, you… Keep Reading

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It’s A Mixed Bag & Some People Will Be Going Nuts!

So The News Is Finally Out FOTF has been sitting on the news for a couple of days and now the line up has been announced we can all breath a sigh of relief… however!  Wednesday 15th June Blossoms Chronixx Friday 17th June The Coral Buzzcocks Saturday 18th June Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott Audio Web Sunday 19th June Courteeners Songhoy Blues Keep Reading

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Happy Birthday Spike Island

What an eventful day in music history… The Smiths, Stone Roses, Liam Gallagher and Buddy holly make the music new headlines. There are many music events which have taken place over the past century. Here’s just a few which made the headline on this day 1957, Buddy Holly and the Crickets released their first record, ‘That’ll Be The Day.’ A UK No.1 and US No.3 hit. The song had its… Keep Reading

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EXCLUSIVE: Soulfly Live at The Whisky a Go Go, L.A

It’s funny how things turn out. A long time ago I made a list of bands that I wanted to see before I get too old to do this anymore. That list has long since been completed with more than a few additions. So I decided on a new list…venues. But I didn’t want to make it easy. The Whisky a Go Go was on that list. Never thought I’d… Keep Reading

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REVIEW: Ulysses – Law And Order

Ulysses – Law and Order The Sweet, David Essex Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, Supergrass, The Faces, Humble Pie, The Darkness, T-Rex, Slade, even the Bay City Rollers all have one thing in common… They all know how to write a catchy tune or two. Well now they have something else in common… The soon to be MIGHTY Ulysses. You see, this band are on a mission to make sure we… Keep Reading

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Pink Floyd Stamps From Royal Mail

Royal Mail unveils stamps to mark 50 years of Pink Floyd A set of stamps celebrating 50 years of British rock group Pink Floyd have been unveiled by Royal Mail. Ten stamps will be on sale from Thursday, marking five decades since the band turned professional. The collection include the band’s most famous album covers as well as live performance shots. Pink Floyd became known for its innovative album covers,… Keep Reading

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BREAKING: Gun Fire At New York Music Venue

One person has been killed and three others wounded in a shooting at a music venue in New York. Police said the shooting happened at Irving Plaza, near Union Square, Manhattan, where hip-hop artist TI was due to perform on Wednesday evening. No-one has been arrested and the motive for the shooting is unclear. Witnesses reported panic inside the concert hall when the shots rang out. Police have sealed off… Keep Reading

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KASABIAN: First Live Show of 2016

Bridlington, one of Yorkshire’s seaside towns and buzzing with excitement as the hoards of Kasabian fans are queuing up outside in the cool sea fret, they know inside its going to get hotter than hot, and so suffering the cold in your T-shirt and shorts is a small price to pay for tonight’s sweatbox show. Its been a while since Kasabian have played a gig, in fact this is the… Keep Reading

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INTERVIEW: The Beatniks

The Beatniks are a Mod/Beat band from Southend in Essex. Formed from the ashes of previous incarnations, the current line-up has been together since the spring of 2014. There are some exciting times to look forward to with the release of their first 7” vinyl and accompanying music video, so look out for The Beatniks playing a stomping set of original songs, cover versions and instrumentals at a venue near… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: Civil Civic – The Hunt + Dates

The return of CIVIL CIVIC will be a relief to many who have waited patiently since 2011’s epic debut album, RULES. The electronic soundscape masters return with an explosive new single, THE HUNT today, the first track to be taken from their new album scheduled for release this Autumn. Concocted from the intrinsic production skills of Aaron Cupples and Benjamin Green, the Melbourne duo have spent the last four years… Keep Reading

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Editors, Royal Albert Hall

Editors’ own variation of dark indie guitar rock draws on influences from both older and contemporary bands. Their influences include Echo & the Bunnymen, Joy Division, The Strokes, The Walkmen, Elbow and R.E.M. The band draw their musical style particularly from the latter two bands’ debut albums Asleep in the Back and Murmur. While often compared to Joy Division and Echo and the Bunnymen by the media, the band commented… Keep Reading

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Kasabian Announce Warm Up Shows

Two warm up shows have been announced before the bands two headline shows at the King Power Stadium May 28th and 29th Leicester titans Kasabian head for two warm up shows at Bridlington Spa May 24th and The Swindon Oasis May 26th. Currently holed up in a studio recording their sixth LP, vocalist Tom Meighan, guitarist and songwriter Serge Pizzorno, bassist Chris Edwards and drummer Ian Matthews will play two shows… Keep Reading

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Kasabian – Bumblebeee

Bumblebeee was written by Sergio Pizzorno and is the 2nd track on 48:13. It was released as the second single off the album on 3 August 2014. Described by Serge as a “Beastie Boys dub with a sort of Zeppelin, Rage Against The Machine chorus”, Bumblebeee was the first song that was written for the album and reportedly got its title from the buzzing sound that starts the song. Speaking… Keep Reading

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