• Kendal Calling 2019

    This year was the 14th Kendal Calling and my 10th, I’ve always been a genuine fan of the festival, I’ve… Keep Reading

  • 2000Trees Festival 2019 Review

    Once again 2000Trees Festival has a remarkable line-up, an amazing sent up and stunning weather. Flick Of The Finger sent Katie… Keep Reading

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Cotton Clouds 2019

Another incredible year at the best family festival around comes to a close With the likes of Peter Hook and … Keep Reading

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On This Day | 14th March…

1982, Metallica made their live debut when they appeared at Radio City in Anaheim, California. 1999, Stereophonics went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Performance And Cocktails’, only the third Welsh band to score a No.1 and the first No.1 album for Richard Branson’s V2 label. 2006, U2 topped Rolling Stone magazine’s annual list of the year’s biggest money earners from 2005 with $154.2m. (£78m), The Rolling Stones… Keep Reading

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Gilby Clarke – Viften, Rødovre, Denmark

It’s Only Rock’n’Roll – but I certainly liked it When Gilby Clarke ended his three-year venture with Guns’n’Rose, he was just known as “the new guy in G’n’R”. This evening, he proved, once again, that he can certainly hold his own. I’m pretty sure that Gilby is getting tired of talking about Guns’n’Roses, and how he went from being in one of the biggest bands on earth, to being unemployed the next… Keep Reading

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Blossoms Review from Electric, Brixton, London

Your New Favourite Band You don’t know it yet but Blossoms are going to be your new favourite band, they shine through the current dredge of pop mire like a blinding light in the fog, mixing both catchy tunes with swagger and belief in equal measure. Tonight we are at Electric in Brixton. A smallish theatre style venue which has the tiniest upstairs seating area for what looks like one… Keep Reading

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On This Day | 13th March…

1964, Billboard reported that sales of Beatles singles currently accounted for 60 percent of the US singles market and The Beatles album Meet the Beatles had reached a record 3.5 million copies sold. 1965, Eric Clapton quit The Yardbirds due to musical differences with the other band members. Clapton wanted to continue in a blues type vein, while the rest of the band preferred the more commercial style of their… Keep Reading

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On This Day | 12th March…

1968, The Rolling Stones started recording their next single ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ with new producer Jimmy Miller at Olympic studios in London. Keith Richards has stated that he and Jagger wrote the lyrics while staying at Richards’ country house, where they were awakened one morning by the sound of gardener Jack Dyer walking past the window. When Jagger asked what the noise was, Richards responded, “Oh, that’s Jack – that’s… Keep Reading

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Jake Bugg Review from Electric, Brixton, London

When a young man with a guitar steps up to the mic and sings from the heart “I’m just a poor boy from Nottingham, I had my dreams but in this world they’re gone, Oh I’m so lonesome on my one” a few hundred twentysomething females at the front of the Electric in Brixton sing along word for word, hoping to become his ‘two’. This track was only released just… Keep Reading

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WIN!! Paul Weller Print, Framed & Ready To Hang

This 15 x 14 inch, triple mounted print of British institution, Paul Weller is up for grabs! The image was captured by our photographer Irafusha whilst Paul was on a world tour promoting his latest studio album “Saturns Pattern“ As you will see from the images the print is professionally triple mounted in a glass fronted, deep set, white washed frame which is ready to be hung. Flick Of The Finger is… Keep Reading

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On This Day | 11th March…

1964, The Beatles spent the day filming at Twickenham Studios for A Hard Day’s Night. Filming on a stage set made to look like a train guard’s cage, where the Beatles played cards and mimed to ‘I Should Have Known Better’. 1968, The Otis Redding single ‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay’ went gold in the US three months after the singer was killed in a plane crash. 1971,… Keep Reading

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Alessia Cara “Know-It-All” Album Review

Honest and vulnerable soul-juice… In August 2015, 19 year old Alessia Cara released her five-track EP, “Four Pink Walls”, on Def Jam / Virgin EMI. The song “Here” became an instant hit, rolling effortlessly on a sample of the smooth and cool beat and bass from Portishead’s “Glory Box”, which again was based on Isaac Hayes’ 1971 “Ike’s Rap II”. Now we finally get her much-awaited debut album, “Know-It-All”. The… Keep Reading

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New Music From Fronteers

HULL’S HOTTEST NEW EXPORT FRONTEERS WILL RELEASE ‘IDOL’ ON KING TUT’S RECORDINGS ON 11TH MARCH TRACK OF THE DAY’ – Q Magazine Fronteers’ strengths have always been their ability to ape the finer points of pre-bluster Britpop – the tones and vibrancy of The La’s, the fresh-faced wonder of Supergrass, and new track ‘Idol’ is no different.’ – NME ‘Straight up catchy, hook-laden Indie Rock, they sound like The Last Shadow Puppets… Keep Reading

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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=”https://twitter.com/ringostarrmusic/status/707420462620381184″] 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

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