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The Pagans S.O.H Release Debut Single Banananah

Without wanting to go all Forrest Gump, reviewing music is like a bag of revels. You’ve got the coffee ones that are definitely an acquired taste and not for everyone, or the toffee sort that are pretty enjoyable but not always that memorable. Sometimes though a band comes along that is the musical equivalent of striking lucky with the mighty malteaser*, making you feel like you have hit the chocolate… Keep Reading

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As It Is Announce The Intimate Depression Tour For Early 2019

The dust has barely settled on As It Is’ biggest UK headline tour to date,  it only concluded at the start of the month. However, here we are with a new tour to look forward to. This time the Brighton quartet are visiting some seriously intimate venues in some less than usual places. Speaking of The Intimate Depression Tour As It Is explained, “In 2018 we completed 2 UK headline… Keep Reading

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Tygers Of Pan Tang release 1981 live album “Hellbound Spellbound”

Are you ready for one of the best live recordings ever done by a rock band? On 21st of December 2018 the Tygers Of Pan Tang will release “Hellbound Spellbound Live 1981” featuring the classic line up: Jon Deverill – Vocals Robb Weir – Guitars John Sykes – Guitars Rocky – Bass Brian Dick – Drums The show was originally recorded live by Chris Tsangarides at Nottingham Rock City in 1981 and… Keep Reading

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LUCER release new single and video “Ghost Town”

One of Denmark’s most promising rock bands release a new single and a video to accompany it Denmark’s high-profile rockers LUCER release a new video and single, for the track “Ghost Town”, taken from their album of the same title which will be released on January 25th by Mighty Music. “Ghost Town” was filmed in Gladsaxe Rock City (Copenhagen outskirts), LUCER’s hometown and one of the industrial areas surrounding Copenhagen. This… Keep Reading

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Sleeping With Sirens Annouced As Good Charlotte Support For 2019

Good Charlotte Generation Rx Tour will arrive in the UK at London’s Alexandra Palace, on February 20th 2018. Sleeping With Sirens and Boston Manor will support. The tour is in support of Good Charlotte‘s latest album, Generation Rx, which was released in September 2018. This was the first release of the new global partnership between the band’s MDDN label and BMG. Generation Rx represents both a new chapter and full… Keep Reading

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News – ShadowParty Announce Italian Tour

ShadowParty are Italy bound Anglo-American electronica outfit, ShadowParty, have announced a tour of Italy in January next year. The band – comprising of New Order’s Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman and Devo’s Josh Hagar and Jeff Friedl – released their eponymous debut album in July of this year, and have enjoyed a UK tour and appearances at numerous festivals. This is their first tour venture of the new year, and… Keep Reading

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Bury Tomorrow, Manchester Ritz

Southampton’s metalcore band, Bury Tomorrow, return to Manchester’s O2 Ritz. Accompanied by Crystal Lake, Cane Hill and 36 Crazyfists, Bury Tomorrow tear down the Ritz. I thought this would be a tough gig to shoot, and I was right. I have never been landed on by so many crowd-surfers in such a small period of time. Couple this with trying to shoot a band who had purposefully raised the stage… Keep Reading

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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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LIVE REVIEW: DMA’s at Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

DMA’s treat Manchester to something special. A spectacular night of music, with an even more spectacular atmosphere. DMA’s have come a long way in their not so long career, and the people of Manchester really know it. In 2015, they played the tiny Night and Day Cafe, and last night they played a 3,500 capacity warehouse. If that doesn’t show how much this band have grown in the past 3/4… Keep Reading

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Monster Truck Announce April-May 2019 UK/EU Tour

As they come into the final week of their triumphant November-December European tour with Black Stone Cherry and The Cadillac Three, Monster Truck have announced they will be returning in April-May 2019 for a 25 date headline European tour. They will be calling through the UK, Luxembourg, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, Poland, Austria, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The Canadian juggernaut will be playing songs form their new album… Keep Reading

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Cher Announces Here We Go Again World UK Tour Dates

Music affects us emotionally, physically and spiritually and our enjoyment should never be measured by anything more than the pleasure or any other emotion we deride from it: even when so much music fully exceeds this boundary. So with no shame, no superseding with ‘my guilty pleasure is’, this dyed in the wool punk rock indie kid likes pop music too. So, with both surprise and excitement the news that… Keep Reading

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Mascot Label Group Announces Signing Of Jazz & Soul Legend George Benson

Mascot Label Group/Provogue are thrilled to announce the signing of soul and jazz guitar legend George Benson, with a new album scheduled for a Spring 2019 release. The 10 time Grammy Award winner and NEA Jazz Master is one of the greatest guitarists in jazz history and has released 35 studio albums, including the multi-platinum Billboard #1 ‘Breezin.’ He has also had a string of hits to his name including… Keep Reading

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Eric Gales Announces new album ‘The Bookends’ Featuring Beth Hart, Doyle Bramhall II and B. Slade

On 8th February 2019, Eric Gales returns with his brand new album ‘The Bookends’ on Provogue/Mascot Label Group Bookends features collaborations with B. Slade, Doyle Bramhall II and Beth Hart. The challenge for making ‘The Bookends’ was for Gales to challenge himself. “As a guitar player it’s been established that I can play a little bit, just a little bit,” he smiles. But for this album he not only wanted… Keep Reading

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Von Hertzen Brothers Released Emotive Video For ‘Jerusalem’ On 70th Anniversary Of The Declaration Of Human Rights

The award winning Finnish rockers Von Hertzen Brothers are currently in the UK for the ‘War Is Over Tour Part 2’. They have already included playing Planet Rockstock, as well as a headline run of 7 shows and supporting the mighty Uriah Heep on 5 shows. Von Hertzen Brothers latest album War Is Over is a sprawling cinematic wonder that poses many questions, one of those is –  what are… 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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LIVE: Sly Antics Storm The Star and Garter

Sly Antics bring the roof down on the iconic Star and Garter The band have been around a few years now, but last night was something different  Sly Antics have done quite well for themselves, their music is loved and their fans are devoted to being at the gigs and singing their hearts out as Sam, Lee and Chris played the songs the fans came for, but last night, Sly… Keep Reading

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LIVE: James Manchester & The Charlatans, Manchester Arena + 2019 Tour Announcement

Two of North Wests finest bring their 21,000 fans to Manchester Arena for a night of new music, nostalgia and Extraordinary Times… With a joint history of 65 years between both bands, a collective of 22 studio albums and a back catalog that is overflowing with anthems – was the night was set to be one of the most rememberable Manchester Arena had seen? As The Charlatans take to the… Keep Reading

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Such Sad News To Hear The Passing of Pete Shelley

Tonight, the sad news broke of the death of Pete Shelley, the talisman of Manchester punk legends, The Buzzcocks. He was 63 years old. Pete Shelley, born Peter Campbell McNeish, first came to prominence with The Buzzcocks in 1976, when they supported the now infamous Sex Pistols show at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester. He had formed The Buzzcocks the year before with Howard Devoto, and it wasn’t until… Keep Reading

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