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The DMA’s Join The Kooks on Tour This Winter

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Last year was a hugely eventful and successful one for DMA’S so, as a little greeting to their legions of fans who wait patiently for the follow up to their impeccable debut album, HILLS END, the band have released a video to accompany the track BELIEVE, a cover of the Cher classic. The video, recorded for Triple J Radio in their native Australia, has already exceeded three million views on…

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Music News: Miss Vincent Reveal New Video ‘Cold Hands’

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Today MISS VINCENT reveal brand new track COLD HANDS via a new music video. This is the second track taken from their forthcoming second EP SOMEWHERE ELSE, which is released 19th May on Uncle M. The band have also announced two shows to mark the release of ‘SOMEWHERE ELSE’ 26th May – Joiners, Southampton 5th June – The Garage (Upstairs), London The EP showcases a sonic progression towards a fuller-throttled,…

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INTERVIEW: With ‘Palace’ Frontman Leo Wyndham

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Today I caught up with Palace frontman Leo Wyndham to see whats old, whats new and whats to come. This is how it went down… Some publications are painting you guys with the same brush as; Jeff Buckley, Maccabees, Foals and Kings of Leon, how do you feel about that? “Well they’re all amazing bands so it’s a crazy honour to be compared with them. I mean I don’t think we sound totally…

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Hastings Fat Tuesday – Unplugged Saturday 25/2/17

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Hastings Fat Tuesday; the first festival event of the year for me and the one I look forward to with hope and anticipation watching bands be creative in their sound, playing unplugged. Hastings Fat Tuesday has been running 9 years now and bands are queuing up to play on one of the days with this year being no different. Spread over 16 venues across Hasting Old Town there are 200…

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NEW MUSIC: Eugene Twist ‘Stuntman’

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With a lyrical arena that boasts whistleblowers, extraterrestrials and self-consuming psychonauts, Scotland’s Eugene Twist is not your everyday songwriter. After two years in the musical wilderness, his second album ‘The Stuntman’ has arrived on the back of one mission: to let the storyteller run riot inside the song. Taking time to build a makeshift studio and learning how to record and mix allowed Eugene time to breathe with his arrangements.…

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LISTEN: Spoon ‘Can I Sit Next To You’

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Spoon Reveal New Track ‘Can I Sit Next To You’ video Directed By Marcel Dzama Ahead of their intimate show at London’s 100 Club this Monday February 27th, one of America’s greatest bands, Spoon, have revealed new single ‘Can I sit Next To You’. With a slick, steady-paced groove and an eerie synth filled chorus the track is the second to be taken from the band’s career defining album ‘Hot…

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A Sit Down With ‘The Calls’

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FOTF recently had the pleasure of spending the day in the studio with Leeds band ‘The Calls’ as they recorded their new track ‘It Doesn’t Feel Right‘. Here’s what they had to say on all things past, present and future.  When did it all start and When did you get together? Tom: Err, Jan 2015, Me and Marcel have been playing for a long time in a band called The Imports,…

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Two Door Cinema Club, Leeds O2 Academy

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It’s a cold Monday night in January, but that has not stopped the sell out crowd queuing outside the O2 Academy in Leeds. After a slight delay in gaining access to the venue (thanks Loz) it was clear that this could turn out to be a special night. On stage first are, London based, Anteros. Lead vocalist Laura Hayden commands the stage like she was born to be there, with…

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RedFaces Announce 16 Date UK Tour

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In these dying days, as a brutal 2016 drags itself to a welcome end, guitars can seem rarer than hope. RedFaces are rarer still – a brand new guitar band snapped up by a major label in open defiance of chart stats and marketing departments. Newly signed to RCA and with a debut single – the incendiary ‘Kerosene’ – available now (with a limited 7” due on February 3rd), RedFaces…

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Kula Shaker Celebrate 20th Anniversary of ‘K’ With UK December Tour

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They will play ‘K’ in full for the first time 2016 marks 20 years since Kula Shaker exploded into the UK Britpop Scene with their million selling debut album K.  Their brand of  rock with an esoteric mix of psychedelic riffs and ideas, full of Eastern mysticism and full-tilt performances made them the most unique (often termed eccentric) of the Brit Pop bands in the Nineties.   2016 has seen…

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Dead Buttons, Night & Day Cafe

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I love nights like this, going to see a band for the first time. Not sure if it’s going to be a night to remember for all the right reasons. Well let’s just say that I’m glad I made the effort. Tonight I’m here to see Dead Buttons, however I’m in for a treat as there are a couple of other acts on beforehand. 57 (OH-CHILL) is a two piece…

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The Bank Holiday Gigantic Indie All Dayer, Manchester Academy

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With its reputation as a riotous first fixture in the festival calendar and an un-missable event for the connoisseur of indie, the annual music marathon proudly returns to kick-start the season once again with an almighty bang. Whilst the festivities won’t be getting underway until the Saturday 28th May 2016, we have been bursting to share with you the bands already booked up to ensure this is the line-up you’ve all been waiting for. Never one…

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BBC Sound of 2016: Blossoms

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Guitar pop band Blossoms, who are hoping to become Greater Manchester’s latest musical heroes, have come fourth on the BBC Sound of 2016 list, which highlights the hottest new acts for the new year. The five members, who were all born in the same Stockport hospital, formed in 2013 and have honed their sound by rehearsing in their bassist’s granddad’s scaffolding yard. They say they are influenced by the Arctic…

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Libertines New Album – It Will Happen!

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The Libertines say they aren’t heading back to Thailand any time soon – but a fourth album is going to happen! What can we expect from The Libertines in the next couple of months – co-frontman Carl Barat promises they’ll be working on new material. Carl and Pete Doherty formed the band in 1997. Drummer Gary Powell and Carl say although they’ll work together soon it won’t be in Thailand…

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Review: Kula Shaker, Manchester Ritz Feb 2016

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Before the muchly anticipated Kula Shaker ascend the stage, after a 6 year break from touring and recording, the eccentric 90s psych indie rock band from London, are back again with the newest material for their album K 2.0 the sequel to their debut album K. As the audience waits, the room is delighted to the smell of incense, wafting from the stage, filling the room and balancing the energy.…

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The Revolution Is Here… Again!

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The vinyl revival has taken another leap forward with Tesco starting to sell LPs for for the first time in its history. From this weekend a limited range of vinyl albums, by artists ranging from Elvis to George Ezra, will go on the shelves of Britain’s biggest supermarket as it tries to cash in on the comeback of record players. After losing out to CDs, downloads and live streaming, vinyl…

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High Tyde!

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Up and coming band High Tyde visited Bournemouth for the first time last night, promoting EP ‘FUZZ’ at local indie watering hole 60 Million Postcards. The crowd is a strange mix of smartly dressed young professionals enjoying the first night of the bank holiday weekend, the student regulars from AUB and BU, and of course the new music enthusiasts. Regardless, the Red Stripe is flowing and even one girl in…

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