• 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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Being As An Ocean Announce New Album

Being As An Ocean first emerged from the mountainous areas of San Diego County and has since fashioned an immersive experience with every performance, wrenching catharsis from post-hardcore and ambient excursions. Now, Being As An Ocean have excitedly shared cinematic new track Play Pretend taken from PROXY: An A.N.I.M.O Story, their newly announced album set for release 13th September this year. Play Pretend combines huge choruses, anthemic hooks and crushing riffs… Keep Reading

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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 Clare, a vocal fanatic of 2000Trees Festival, to the stunning Cotswolds Hills, Cheltenham to report back on some of the weekend’s highpoints. After a night of rain, our Thursday morning at 2000Trees begins with dissipating dampness and a washed-out sky turning blue. Having enjoyed 2000Trees, the first year of early opening,… Keep Reading

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Hacienda’s David Morales, Marshall Jefferson, Graeme Park & Mike Pickering Return To Manchester

The Hacienda comes to Manchester’s newest event space as part of its opening events series – Hacienda Classical headlines in only other 2019 hometown show after Castlefield. Live bands performing are Soul II Soul in their Hac debut & Factory’s A Certain Ratio. DJ line up sees Louie Vega, David Morales, Marshall Jefferson, Graeme Park, Mike Pickering, Greg Wilson, Arthur Baker, K-Klass DJ set & the return of Sub Sub… Keep Reading

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Elbow, Catslefield Bowl, Manchester

Castlefield Bowl on a summer evening, since the days of D-Percussion has always been the greatest outdoor venue Manchester has to offer and the reciprocal love affair between Manchester and Elbow has been ever present for almost 20 years. So this concert was destined to be a serious Manc love-in from the moment it was announced as part of the iconic Sounds of the City series. I’ve been a lifelong… Keep Reading

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Black Star Riders – New Video “Ain’t The End Of The World” Out Today

The second single is taken from the forthcoming fourth album “Another State Of Grace”, set for release on 6thSeptember 2019, via Nuclear Blast. It is accompanied by a sharp and unconventional animated video. “Ain’t The End Of The World” is yet another example of Black Star Riders’ skillful songwriting and distinctive sound.The track displays the band’s unique sonic dimension, in which Scott Gorham’s guitar intertwines with Christian Martucci’s, the rhythmic section solidly… Keep Reading

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Supersonic Blues Machine New Album ‘Road Chronicles: Live’ Out Now!

Supersonic Blues Machine have recently released their brand new live-album, ‘Road Chronicles: Live!’ ‘Road Chronicles: Live’’ is their first live album, following the release of two acclaimed records, ‘West of Flushing, South of Frisco’ (2016), ‘Californisoul’ (2017) It follows them on their first European headline tour and was recorded during their show in Brugnera, Italy on 20th July 2018, capturing the band in a triumphant and joyous mood. The show was… Keep Reading

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Andy Black – Birmingham, 11th July 2019

“Singing all my songs to bedroom mirrors, deep inside my heart I am still here” Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Black returned to the UK to celebrate his most recent release “The Ghost of Ohio”, bringing drag artist Adore Delano to create one big party. The queue outside Birmingham’s o2 Institute was pretty hefty by the time we arrived, with fans happily waiting in the rain in order to gain… Keep Reading

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Paul Gilbert Announces September 2019 UK Tour

Following the release of his new album Behold Electric Guitar, Paul Gilbert will be taking to the road and playing 9 shows through the UK in September. The Illinois born, Mr. Big co-founder and Racer X star is now on his 15th solo studio album and continues to enthrall. His latest album was released on Music Theories Recordings in May and received a wave of critical praise with Planet Rock… Keep Reading

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Royal Blood Announce Underplay Tour, Tease New Album

Royal Blood are back, and after their last two albums, I cannot wait The news came on their social media pages this morning, announcing a select number of dates and confirming work on what would be their third album Royal Blood have been around a while, coming in and out of the woodwork to deliver their incredible music to the masses, and i’m positive that they will do exactly that… Keep Reading

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Joy Division Orchestrated: The Royal Albert Hall, 5/7/2019

Who’d have thought the spotty teenager stood mouth agape at Manchester Apollo in 1978 as Joy Division pretty much blew The Buzzcocks off the stage, would be stood in the Royal Albert hall 40 years later  waiting on Peter Hook and his band of merry men, coupled to the Manchester camerata to take the stage? Yet here we are, along with over four thousand devotees eager with anticipation, wondering  just… Keep Reading

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Johnny Marr adds Manchester to tour

Football may not be coming home, but Johnny Marr definitely is. After a blistering set at Worthy Farm, fans knew there was something stirring in the water It seemed strange that when Johnny Marr, the godlike guitar genius behind one of Manchester’s biggest bands announced tour dates, without a date even close to his hometown, but this week, Marr put this right, announcing a show at the Albert Hall whilst… Keep Reading

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The Libertines Announce 2019 Tour

The Libertines have announced a selection of tour dates for December 2019 Pete Doherty is back on tour with The Libertines, not long after touring his own material with his other band, The Puta Madres.  This band one of the biggest indie bands of all time, and their incredible success in the early 2000’s cemented their place in the history books once and for all.   3 December – Bournemouth… Keep Reading

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Palaye Royale Have Release New Music and Video

Palaye Royale has just returned to the US, after two weeks in Europe where they hit the major festival circuit with performances at festivals on the Isle of Wight, Austria’s Nova Rock, Pinkpop in the Netherlands as well as an electrifying debut at Download Festival. Plus special, intimate charity show at Borderline in London in aid of Nordoff Robbins, in association with the Heavy Music Awards. Nordoff Robbins is an… Keep Reading

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PENGSHUi Drop Video For New Single Leave It

We have something of a passion for Pengshui with their impressive collaboration of resolute basslines, ferocious rhythms which bolster some incredible raw vocals. Their opening set at Download boasted a packed tent and impressive audience interaction was perfection.  Pengshui don’t care much for barriers. Well, how else do you end up with a bulldozing ambush of riffs and aggressive raps that smash the walls between grime and punk? “It’s this… Keep Reading

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Supersonic Blues Machine reveal ‘Remedy (live)’

Supersonic Blues Machine have revealed the live version of ‘Remedy’, taken from their upcoming live-album, ‘Road Chronicles: Live!’ ‘Road Chronicles: Live’’ is their first live album, following the release of two acclaimed records, ‘West of Flushing, South of Frisco’ (2016), ‘Californisoul’ (2017) It follows them on their first European headline tour and was recorded during their show in Brugnera, Italy on 20th July 2018, capturing the band in a triumphant… Keep Reading

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Kris Barras Band Announce New Album ‘Light It Up’

The rise of the Kris Barras Band continues with the announcement of their brand new album ‘Light It Up. Light It UP is to be released on the 13th of September via Provogue, a month before their biggest UK headline tour to date. It follows a whirlwind 18 months since the release of ‘The Divine and Dirty’ in March 2018, where he sold 75 tickets for the London album launch at Thousand Island, and only 11 months… Keep Reading

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Baest, Copenhell 2019

The beast (Baest) cemented their superiority in death metal Hades stage, Friday: When it comes to old school death metal, there is none greater than the Danish band BAEST right now. I have seen Baest live once before, in the Pumpehuset venue in downtown Copenhagen, where they also tore the place a new one, but today they really took it to another level. The big black fabric with the Baest… Keep Reading

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Rob Zombie, Copenhell 2019

Brought the real party – a showoff in showmanship Helviti stage, Friday: When Rob Zombie and his team mates, guitarist John5, bassist Piggy D and drummer Ginger Fish takes the stage on Copenhell’s biggest one, it’s a matter of seconds before the ghoul-dressed bunch takes over the entire festival. From the get-go, there is SO much energy beamed out from the catwalk extension (setup for Scorpions later tonight), that it… Keep Reading

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The Psyke Project, Copenhell 2019

A masterpiece in hardcore perfection! This. Was. Freaking. Epic!!! Pandæmonium stage, Saturday: The Psyke Project is the closest thing you get to a mythical being in metal, and since they announced their resignation in 2014, and ended it all with an explosion of a show the same year, the members have all scattered to different bands, all the while there has been a dark and empty void left among metal… Keep Reading

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Black Peaks Announce UK Autumn Tour

Black Peaks have announced a full UK and European headline tour for October and November 2019. The band will be supported by Bitch Falcon and Black Futures – yes we are very excited! Following on from an incredibly powerful set at this year’s Download, Brighton four-piece announced what looks to be a wealth of incredible UK headline shows. Tickets go on sale on Friday 28 June 2019. “This tour truly… Keep Reading

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