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Hot Milk Release New Video In Celebration Of Debut EP

Emo power-pop band Hot Milk has released a new video for Wide Awake to mark the released of their debut EP Are You Feeling Alive? which is out today. The Manchester-based four-piece are kicking off a busy summer with the four-track EP release before heading off for a series of Summer festivals. They’ll be on stage at Live at Leeds Festival 4 May 2019, Stag & Dagger Glasgow 5 May… Keep Reading

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NEWS: Academy Music Group expands in Newcastle with O2 City Hall

LONDON (03 May 2019) – Academy Music Group Limited (AMG) today announces that the commercial operation of the 2,135-capacity Newcastle City Hall will transfer from Newcastle Theatre Royal Trust to Academy Music Group. The deal follows an agreement between AMG, Fusion Lifestyle and Newcastle City Council. The deal welcomes City Hall to the portfolio of award-winning venues across the UK that are owned and operated by Academy Music Group, including… Keep Reading

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Video Premiere of Underground Pop Sensations Spray 

Spray return with their new album Failure is Inevitable – their first release on AnalogueTrash British synth band and self-styled indiepop chameleons Spray have announced their fifth studio album, Failure Is Inevitable, for 2019. Founded in 2001, Spray is comprised of Ricardo Autobahn (synthesizers) and Jenny McLaren (vocals, guitars), both formerly of The Cuban Boys, who took their chaotic technopunk to No. 1 on the Festive 50 (twice), recorded one of the… Keep Reading

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Gov’t Mule Announce New Album ‘Bring On The Music – Live At The Capitol Theatre’

Rock titans Gov’t Mule have announced the release of Bring On The Music – Live at The Capitol Theatre. Filmed at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, on April 27th and 28th, 2018, the 9-camera video shoot was directed by renowned music photographer and director Danny Clinch (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters, Phish). The release features more than 2 hours of live music, a full-length concert film, interviews… Keep Reading

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Sleeping With Sirens Added to All Points East Line Up

All Points East is pretty spectacular this year and it just became even more so thanks to the addition of Sleeping With Sirens to the incredible Bring Me The Horizon headline show on Friday 31 May 2019. Hailing from Florida, USA, Sleeping With Sirens have pushed the envelope since the release of their debut album, With Ears to See and Eyes to Hear, released in 2010. The band have collected… Keep Reading

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Heavy Music Awards 2019: Vote Now For Your Winners!

Flick Of The Finger’s writer Katie Clare has been a vocal advocate of the Heavy Music Awards since the organisation’s inception in 2017. We are told it is all about the acknowledgement of the skills, talents and output of an often overlooked creative, eclectic and diverse music scene. Along with a public democratically, determined winners plus they host some truly exciting artists. We’ll let Katie take over to tell you all about… Keep Reading

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The Kris Barras Band Announce Supports For October 2018 Headline Tour

As one of the UK’s breakout artist over the last 12 months, the Kris Barras Band have had a whirlwind rise, they will be playing the biggest venues they have ever headlined this October. Joining them on the headline tour, on selected dates, will be Wille & The Bandits and Elles Bailey. The rise? Well, from the release of last years The Divine And Dirty’, there have been the; A-list radio singles,… Keep Reading

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Looking Forward to Liverpool Sound City 2019

Just 4 days to go before Sound City kicks off for the 12th year The UK’s leading independent festival of emerging music, arts and discovery, Sound City, is back in Liverpool this weekend. Embracing the wild spirit of discovery, the electrically-charged festival is again set to showcase 100s of the very best emerging bands, artists and performers from across the world and closer to home, as well as genre-defining headliners.… Keep Reading

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Guns n’ Roses’ Duff McKagan Announces European Tour August / September 2019

North American tour kicks off 30th May in Philadelphia, the European tour begins 22nd August in Poland. He also releases new song ‘Don’t look Behind You’, taken from the new album Tenderness coming 31st May. Los Angeles, CA (23rd April 2019) – “People are going to herald this as one of the best albums of the year.” That’s what SiriusXM radio host Larry Flick said about Tenderness, the upcoming solo album from Guns N’ Roses… Keep Reading

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Tesla – Announce UK Headline Show Around Download

The legendary American rock band TESLA released their new studio album, SHOCK, worldwide on March 8 2019 via UMe. The album is available on CD, digital, black vinyl, and limited edition translucent blue vinyl formats. Produced and co-written by Phil Collen (Def Leppard), SHOCKis TESLA’s eighth studio album. TESLA is actively touring across North America, Europe, and elsewhere around the globe throughout 2019, including a performance at the UK iconic Download Festival.… Keep Reading

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band reveals new song ‘I Want You

The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band have unveiled their brand new song I Want You. The song is taken from their upcoming album The Traveler, which is out on 31st May via Provogue/Mascot Label Group. World-class guitar playing has always been his calling card, but in his forties, Shepherd knows when to blaze and when to breathe. “There’s some restraint on ‘The Traveler’,” he considers. “As I’ve gotten older, I’ve started to lean towards the approach of less is… Keep Reading

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Hollis Brown release video for ‘Bad Mistakes’

Hollis Brown are delighted to unveil their new video  for ‘Bad Mistakes’  taken from their new album Ozone Park. The band are also encouraging fans to share their own bad mistakes with the hashtag #HBBadMistakes. Hailing from New York, the beginnings of the quartet was born out of a garage in the Ozone Park neighbourhood of Queens on a steady diet of psychedelia and basement jams in Greenwich Village.  Their first show came at the legendary… Keep Reading

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Blinders Return To Manchester On New Tour

After great support the Blinders showcased ‘Columbia’ to Manchester once more, this time with new material woven into the set It’s always great to hear new music from a band as talented as these three lads, and the direction they are going in sounds promising for their future. The Blinders have been around for a few years now, but it was only last year that they began to scratch the… Keep Reading

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Leeds and Reading Festival Annouce First Comedy & DJ Artists

Leeds and Reading Festival isn’t all about headliners and 2019’s options does not disappoint with the variety of alternative entertainment. Which, including dozens of word class comedians, DJ sets and the opportunity to relax with a film. Comedy has become a special part of Leeds and Reading Festival and the first wave of funny acts have been announced. The Last Leg’s Josh Widdicombe will headline the Alternative Stage, which will… Keep Reading

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Suede Firmly Confirm They Are The Beautiful Ones. At Manchester’s Albert Hall

The first of two complete sell-out gigs in Manchester. The insatiable ones take to the stage at Manchester’s Albert Hall’s for the first of two sell out evenings, they could have probably sold the whole weekend out as well. The temperature is certainly rising, in the old Methodist hall, as the band take to the stage. Osman-Gilbert-Oakes-Coding and finally Anderson, take up position and immediately launch into “As One”, from… Keep Reading

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DeWolff To Release New Live Album ‘Live & Outta Sight II’

Psychedelic-blues renegades DeWolff return to display the full force of their live experience on their new record ‘Live & Outta Sight II,’ which will be released on Mascot Records on 14th June, 2019. Following the release of 2018s ‘THRUST’ and the acclaim that followed, the band picked up the prestigious Dutch Edison Award for ‘Best Rock Album’ in February. This capped off an incredible 9 months and saw the band play… Keep Reading

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New Music: Catfish And The Bottlemen – The Balance

Catfish are back and better than ever with new album It’s their best work yet, and a great mix of indie tunes and summer bangers. After a three year gap, Catfish and The Bottlemen are finally back on the airwaves, and back on tour with new music, in the form of their third album, ‘The Balance’, and after the success of their first two albums, then The album opens with… Keep Reading

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Album Review: Black Oak County “Theatre Of The Mind”

The Reinvention of a band Black Oak County (DK) was predicted great success by yours truly, when their self titled debut album came out in early 2017, and everyone was blown over by leadsinger/guitarist Niels Beier’s poweful vocals, adding that southern flavour. As the year progressed, and the band seeing their star rise steadily, Beier chose to leave the band, due to personal issues, leaving fans and, not least, the… Keep Reading

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Supersonic Blues Machine Revealed New Song & Video ‘Right Now’ For Earth Day 2019

Supersonic Blues Machine return with a brand new single ‘Right Now’ to coincide with Earth Day 2019. ‘Right Now’ it’s about the “strength and power of having each other’s back as a community,” explains Fabrizo Grossi. “To get our hands dirty for the common good, in spite of all the disappointments or challenges we might face on a daily basis.” Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide,… Keep Reading

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Set It Off – Birmingham 02 Institute, 17.04.19

What better way to spend a mid-week evening than at a solid pop-rock show? With Set It Off turning out a whirlwind of a show to Birmingham’s o2 Institute2 – it almost felt like there was no other place to be. Celebrating their most recent release ‘Midnight’, Set It Off really came to party. Bringing along Bearings and Vukovi, the night flew by in a blur of madness – and… Keep Reading

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