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Five in Five With: The Blend

FOTF recently caught up with Dylan Smith, front man of South East three piece, The Blend, a band already drawing comparisons with a young ‘The Who’. With a new single on the horizon we talked Pete Townshend’s boat and hard-core gangsters. Thanks for chatting with us Dylan, for anyone not familiar with The Blend, if you could describe yourselves using the album title of another band what would it be?… Keep Reading

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Five in Five With Big Boy Bloater

Big Boy Bloater & The LiMiTs will be kicking off their UK tour in September in support of their brand new album Pills.  Pills is the follow up to 2016’s hugely successful Luxury Hobo.  Over the last two years the band have toured the UK to packed shows, headlined Wychwood Festival, pulled in new fans at Camden Rocks Festival, supported Joanne Shaw Taylor and The Quireboys and enjoyed “one of the most enjoyable” gigs they’ve ever done at Ramblin’ Man Fair in… Keep Reading

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Five in Five with Wild Front

Ahead of this weeks appearance at Reading Festival we caught up with Jack Williams of Southampton band Wild Front. Wild Front are set to override your stereos with their best single yet. Make You Feel will be released on Wednesday 5 September and is co-written by Alfie Jackson of The Holloways, produced by mastermind Fred Cox (Rag N’ Bone Man, Kasabian, Paloma Faith) and released by AWAL. The track shows… Keep Reading

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5 in Five With Tom Hingley

Tom Hingley, front man with Inspiral Carpets during their highly successful live and recording career during the 1990s, is playing a show at Leeds Belgrave Music Hall on Friday 3rd Aug with support coming from two of the most celebrated and promising bands the North has to offer: Wakefield’s Adore // Repel and Manchester’s False Advertising. Ahead of the show, we caught up with Tom for our popular 5 in Five…… Keep Reading

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Five In Five With: The Kings Parade

The Kings Parade release their new single ‘Mother Tongue’, recently which was the latest song to be taken from the London quartet’s new EP Haze. Speaking of the single The King’s Parade say, “‘Mother Tongue’ is about realising you’re losing touch with where you came from. You haven’t necessarily changed as a person but your ambitions and ideals have. It’s always difficult to get the balance right between moving forward… Keep Reading

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Five In Five With: Glass Mountain

Following the beautiful vibes, glorious sun and killer line up of last summer’s LAZY SUNDAY AFTERNOON, the curators – Bradford’s cinematic alt-rock quartet GLASS MOUNTAIN – have upped the ante with another eclectic and exciting line up, including THE GOLDEN AGE OF TV, THE HOWL & THE HUM, DREAM ENGLISH KID, RADIDAS, LELO, TALKBOY and, of course, GLASS MOUNTAIN themselves, with further acts to be announced. As well as this… Keep Reading

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Five In Five With: Skull

Following the digital release of their debut album Thoughts of Others in April, Leeds four-piece SKULL are set to officially release the double transparent orange vinyl version on 13 July 2018 via Shove It Up Your Cult Records in a limited pressing of just 300 copies. To precede the vinyl release, the band have also unveiled the video for their new single, Sleazy, taken from the album. Watch Video Below…… Keep Reading

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Five in Five With: He Is We

He Is We is currently touring the UK for the first time. We caught up with Rachel Taylor, creator of He Is We, for a quick Flick of the Finger Five in Five.   Q1: What has been your biggest f*ck up onstage?   A: Biggest fuck up? I must have been in Oklahoma…oh it was Alabama! One of those southern states, and I forgot the words to ‘All About Us’… Keep Reading

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Five in Five with: Saytr Play

Q1: What has been your biggest f*ck up onstage? A: well well well, of the many tumbles and lets say “f*ck ups” let’s go with the time we played Academy 2 and I decided to go for a cheeky surf and wet my hair a little. All started well, spirits were high then out of the corner of my eye I spot someone pinching my sock. In my attempt to… Keep Reading

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The FOTF Five In Five is BACK and OK Broken Step Up To The Plate

Q1: What has been your biggest f*ck up onstage? A: Not to curse it or anything but we rarely fuck up, it will usually be little things if we do, like me forgetting a couple of words or the odd note drop. One that kind of stands out is when we played the Ritz. We were given 30 mins stage time, there were two songs left to play and I… Keep Reading

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Five In Five With: Marsicans

Marsicans are a young indie band from Leeds. Their driving, harmony-laden sound and exciting live shows are earning them a reputation as an emerging force in British music. The four-piece released their debut single in 2015 and have worked relentlessly since. 2017 has been the busiest year to date for Marsicans They signed to Lab Records and X-Ray Touring; their EP has hit a million plays on Spotify; singles have… Keep Reading

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Five In Five With: Brooders

Leeds based trio Brooders ended their highly successful 2017 with the release last month of a new single, Amnesia. The single pre-empted an exciting 2018 ahead with several major announcements to be made shortly. Having gigged almost constantly for two years, perfecting their often truly venomous sound, Brooders take a fresh approach to the ‘90s traditions of angry, emotive grunge, updating it with monumental melodies, spine tingling hooks and breakdowns.… Keep Reading

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Five In Five With Glass Mountain

Glass Mountain have unveiled the astonishing video for Gin Flows Through My Veins. The video was made by the expert hands of long-time video collaborators Sodium, who completely left the band out of the creative process, delivering the finished product the night before it went live. To say the band clearly had faith is an understatement. And that faith, equally clearly, has been justified.   Gin Flows Through My Veins… Keep Reading

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Five In Five With: Rongorongo

We caught up recently with Merseyside six piece Rongorongo, and put out five in five questions to them. Rongorongo know a thing or two about building a psychological safe place where the mind can wander. The sextet’s forthcoming release, the introspective, yet propulsive ‘Black Rain’ pours over the idea of the internal weather systems that regulate our mental states. It is posited there is a ‘psychogeographic climate’ that exists outside… Keep Reading

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Five In Five With: The Cuckoo’s

Hailing from Austin, Texas, neo-Psych Rock crew THE CUCKOOS release their new single ‘A Little Bit Funky’ Recently. The Cuckoos are Kenneth Frost, Dave North, Eric Ross and Cole Koenning.  We caught up with Vocalist Kenneth Frost and asked him: 1, What has been your biggest f@ck up on stage? Where was it, what song was it how was it received by fans? Probably at one of our more recent gigs. I… Keep Reading

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Five in Five With: The RPM’s

Straight off the back of a string of summer gigs and festivals up and down the country, The RPMs are back and all revved up with a bigger sound than before. We caught up with the guys recently to see how things were going, and asked them a few questions: 1, What has been your biggest f@ck up on stage? Where was it, what song was it how was it… Keep Reading

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Five in Five With: City Calm Down

I OH YOU Records are thrilled to announce IN THIS MODERN LAND, the new single from Melbourne four-piece CITY CALM DOWN, and the latest track to be revealed from the band’s highly anticipated second album. Two years on from their debut, IN A RESTLESS HOUSE, Jack Bourke [vocals] Jeremy Sonnenberg [bass] Sam Mullaly [synths / keyboards] and Lee Armstrong [drums / percussion] return with the band’s latest offering; soaring synths… Keep Reading

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Five in Five With: Beans on Toast

We have Five in Five with Beans on Toast as they announce their new single Jamie & Lilly A modern-day love song set against a Brighton backdrop, we’re offered a glimpse into the lives of two wonderfully special people. A teacher and a nurse. The music video features the actual couple that the song was written about (also pictured above) and the short story, told by Beans himself, explains how… Keep Reading

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Five in Five With: Adore // Repel

Following on from their debut album, Empty Orchestra, released earlier this year to a multitude of highly positive reviews, and a thunderous, euphoric and absolutely rammed album launch night in Leeds, Adore // Repel have now revealed the video for Jim Helling, taken from the album. We caught up with the band with our Five in Five and this is how it went down: What has been your biggest f*ck… Keep Reading

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Five in Five With Shaking Chains

Following-up on their rabidly received debut AA single – ‘Midnight Oil / Drunk No More’, Shaking Chains release latest single ‘Into Dust’. The latest track arrives as the Mancunian post-punk four piece prepare to perform at Night & Day Cafe as part of their 26th Birthday celebrations this November. Shaking Chains borrow their name from ‘The Masque of Anarchy’, a poem written when Shelley was in exile, to portray his… Keep Reading

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