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On This Day | 10th March…

1973, Pink Floyd released their eighth studio album The Dark Side of The Moon in the US. It remained in the US charts for 741 discontinuous weeks from 1973 to 1988, longer than any other album in history. After moving to the Billboard Top Pop Catalog Chart, the album notched up a further 759 weeks, and had reached a total of over 1,500 weeks on the combined charts by May… Keep Reading

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Win – Clint Boon Image, A4 Professionally Mounted print

Competition Time!! Win This  Professionally Mounted Print of Manc Legend Clint Boon We’ve been talking to Manchester legend and Inspiral Carpets organist Clint Boon this week! He has agreed to let us give away this professionally mounted A4 print captured at their Manchester show in Dec 2015. The high quality print is ready to be framed and hang on your wall! This prize includes current followers of F.O.T.F and all new… Keep Reading

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Bare Knuckle Parade New Single Diamond Eyes

NEW SINGLE “DIAMOND EYES” OUT 4th MARCH Bath indie rockers Bare Knuckle Parade have announced they will release their new single “Diamond Eyes” via their own label Dirty 38 on the 4th of March. The track is the band’s first material since their debut EP “Iron Lungs”. Recorded live at Middle Farm Studios in Devon, “Diamond Eyes” conjures up the raw emotion and infectious pop hooks of The Gaslight Anthem… Keep Reading

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The Spitfires New Single ‘So Long’ April 1st

The Watford 4 piece burst onto the scene in Sept 2012 with a run of powerful and energetic live shows. Comparisons were immediately made to The Jam and The Clash, and while The Spitfires boast a similar energy to punk’s trailblazers, the style is all their own. Debut 7” single ‘Stand Down’ sold out in just 2 days, followed in August 2015 by the 13-track debut album ‘Response’, which reached… Keep Reading

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Record producer & “fifth Beatle”, has died aged 90

Record producer Sir George Martin, known as the “fifth Beatle”, has died, aged 90. Breaking the news on Twitter as Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, 75, said: “God bless George Martin peace and love to Judy and his family love Ringo and Barbara George will be missed.” [quote text_size=”small” author=”Ringo Star” link=”″] God bless George Martin peace and love to Judy and his family love Ringo and Barbara George will be… Keep Reading

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On This Day | 9th March…

1964, The Beatles filmed the last day of train scenes for the movie A Hard Day’s Night. During their six days of filming aboard a moving train, The Beatles travelled a total of 2,500 miles on the rails. 1964, Capitol Records released a song called ‘Letter To The Beatles’ by The Four Preps. The lyrics describe a boy lamenting the fact that he’s lost his girlfriend to The Fab Four.… Keep Reading

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New Music From Colour & Gig Announcements

COLOUR – NEW SINGLE ‘NOWHERE’ OUT NOW! LIVE DATES IN MANCHESTER & LONDON  KENDAL CALLING FESTIVAL SLOT ANNOUNCED  “Widescreen chiming indie” – Shortlist “COLOUR have a cinematic sensibility, one drawn towards huge venues and open spaces – don’t bet against them getting there.” – Clash “A new band that genuinely excites me” – Simon Boyle, Sunday Mirror Having burst on to the music scene last year with debut single ‘Strangers’, COLOUR returned last month, with a brand new track.… Keep Reading

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James – Nothing But Love

Seems like Manchester’s finest, James, have done it yet again with this massive tune ‘Nothing but Love’. I recently caught the album launch in Manchester and its a corker of an album. This is the first single off the album ‘Girl At The End Of The World’. Girl At The End Of The World. Coming to a record shop near you 18 March 2016. Pre-order CD: Amazon LP: Amazon D/L:iTunes Keep Reading

Corner Café Chronicles
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Corner Café Chronicles Interview & Track Review

Corner Café Chronicles – Psychedelic Coolness… I recently had the pleasure of catching with with the band Corner Café Chronicles. This is a little write up about the band’s concept as a whole. Corner Café Chronicles can be found hanging out in Mumbai, India. Winning a September 2015 award from Akademia, for Best Hard Rock Song, these guys are not really what I would call hard rock, per-sé…more like psychedelic folk rock.… Keep Reading

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Primal Scream Announce ‘Chaosmosis’

Brand New Album Out March 18th and 4 Intimate Shows & UK Festivals Also Announced Primal Scream release the follow up to their critically acclaimed ‘More Light’ album on March 18th. ‘Chaosmosis’ is released on the band’s own First International label through Ignition Records. ‘Chaosmosis’ is the band’s 11th studio album and was recorded in Sweden and London. Primal Scream play 4 intimate shows in the UK in spring and a series… Keep Reading

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On This Day | 8th March…

Image Credit: © Markus Werner. Gaz Coombes 1965, David Bowie made his TV debut with The Manish Boys on a UK program called ‘Gadzooks! It’s All Happening’ when they performed their current single ‘I Pity The Fool.’ 1965, Bob Dylan’s single Subterranean Homesick Blues was released in the US. The lead track from his Bringing It All Back Home album, gave Dylan his first top 40 hit. Subterranean Homesick Blues is… Keep Reading

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On This Day | 7th March…

Photo credit: Justin Slee. Oasis front man Liam Gallagher, Taken in the dressing rooms at the Leeds Irish Centre sometime around April or May in 1994. 1962, The Beatles recorded their first radio appearance, at the Playhouse Theatre, Hulme, Manchester, for the BBC radio program Teenager’s Turn – Here We Go’. After a rehearsal, the Beatles put on suits for the first time and, along with the other artists appearing on… Keep Reading

The Coral Distance Inbetween
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The Coral Distance Inbetween Album Review

The Coral Distance Inbetween | Album Review.  The Coral are back with new music and a 20 date tour covering the UK, France and Germany.  So, The Coral are back after a five-year break with their eighth studio album which was released March 4th. The Liverpudlian, indie rock band released their first single, “Chasing the Tail of a Dream,” on December 26, 2015. It’s The Corals’s first of original material since 2010 release ‘Butterfly… Keep Reading

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On This Day | 6th March…

1961, George Formby died aged 57. The British singing comedian and ukulele player made over 20 films, and his best known song is ‘Leaning On A Lamp Post.’ Formby who was made an OBE in 1946 was a major influence on George Harrison. 1966, The Rolling Stones started recording sessions for their tenth UK single ‘Paint It, Black’ at RCA studios in Hollywood. It was originally titled ‘Paint It Black’… Keep Reading

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Biters + Libido Overdrive, High Voltage, Copenhagen

High Voltage Rock Club, Copenhagen, Denmark If you have ever visited the High Voltage Rock Club in Copenhagen, then you know the place is just like your old lady. It has intimacy and presence, but at the same can be the sleaziest seducer around. This night was no different, and Biters from Atlanta, USA, had taken a small detour from the 2016 Kerrang Winter Tour and its big stages, and paid my favourite… Keep Reading

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Exclusive!! Membranes and Therapy? Play Joy Divisions Transmission

Manchester Academy 2: Membranes and Therepy? play Joy Divisions Transmission. After completing the support slot for Therepy? In Manchester last night John and Co returned to the stage during the headliners set to pay tribute to Manchesters finest Joy division. Here is some exclusive rehearsal footage Keep Reading

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Breaking News | Elbow Drummer Announces Departure From Band

In a statement on the bands website, the news of Richard Jupp will leave the band to concentrate concentrate on a number of creative projects.  [quote text_size=”small”]elbow have announced today that drummer Richard Jupp is to leave the band to concentrate on a number of creative projects including plans to further expand his drum school ( which will involve workshops across the UK. Richard will also continue to support the charities that… Keep Reading

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On this day | 5th March…

1955, Elvis Presley made his TV debut when he appeared on the weekend show ‘Louisiana Hayride’ on KWKH TV, broadcast from Shreveport Auditorium in Shreveport, Louisiana. 1963, The Beatles recorded what would be their third single ‘From Me to You’ just five days after John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote the song. Originally planned as the B-side of the record, it was switched to the A-side during the recording session,… Keep Reading

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