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New Music From Embrace ‘Wake Up Call’

Embrace have announced a brand new track Wake Up Call, which follows recent release The Finish Line, both taken from their forthcoming new album LOVE IS A BASIC NEED released on 9th March 2018 through Cooking Vinyl. Available as an instant grat download with pre-orders of the new album, Wake Up Call, which was premiered last night on Jo Whiley’s Radio 2 show, is an anthemic and powerful song opening… Keep Reading

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Reverend and the Makers, Manchester Academy

Rev and his makers closed their UK tour for their new album “Death of a king” with a triumphant show at the Manchester Academy on November 4th. The 5 piece Sheffield indie royalty graced the stage with a pungent flare and raw excitement which was greeted with several pints being flung in the air (like they didn’t cost 5 quid a go) and an electrifying crowd, one that I have… Keep Reading

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The Jade Assembly ‘Got My Star’ Single Launch

Bolton’s Jade Assembly, with their massive loyal following have been a fixture of the Manchester music scene since 2008. Led by their charismatic front-man John (Foz) Foster with Gareth Smedley on guitar, Danny Hayes on bass and Andy Watson on drums, the band have produced a series of well received lyrically intelligent, pounding rock songs along with a classic anthem to Bolton Wanderers, Walking Down The Manny Road, which is… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: Weirds ‘Old World Blues’

Weirds make a grand entrance with their fuzzy and kaleidoscopic video for ‘Old World Blues’ Taken from their standout debut album Swarmculture, which was released earlier this year on Alcopop! Records, the Leeds band stand taller, louder and heavier than before with their breed of sludgy and psychedelic rock. “Lyrically, Old World Blues is quite claustrophobic, and I really wanted to get a sense of entrapment and anger across. The… Keep Reading

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James & The Slow Readers Club, Castlefield Bowl, Manchester

The Slow Readers Club Join James at Castlefield Bowl for a night of total absorption. Having Played the Castlefield only 3 years ago, it was somewhat a coming home for tonight’s host James. Judging by the buzz that has been emanating from the Manchester music scene over the last few weeks for this gig, even the dark grey skies and the threat of rain are not going to stop the… Keep Reading

Festivals

Camden Rocks FOTF Top Picks Part 1

With Camden Rocks looking set to be bigger than ever this year with over 200 bands, here’s our FOTF Top picks. With Bands such as The Coral, Milburn and Carl Barrat and Reverend and the Makers toping the headline list, there are literally 100’s more that are a must see! All tickets to the fifth year event in 2016 sold out and 2017 looks set to be no different. £39.50 get… Keep Reading

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The DMA’s Join The Kooks on Tour This Winter

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… Keep Reading

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

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,… Keep Reading

Interviews

INTERVIEW: With ‘Palace’ Frontman Leo Wyndham

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… Keep Reading

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Hastings Fat Tuesday – Unplugged Saturday 25/2/17

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… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: Eugene Twist ‘Stuntman’

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.… Keep Reading

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LISTEN: Spoon ‘Can I Sit Next To You’

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… Keep Reading

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A Sit Down With ‘The Calls’

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,… Keep Reading

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Two Door Cinema Club, Leeds O2 Academy

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… Keep Reading

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RedFaces Announce 16 Date UK Tour

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… Keep Reading

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

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… Keep Reading

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Dead Buttons, Night & Day Cafe

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… Keep Reading

Festivals

The Bank Holiday Gigantic Indie All Dayer, Manchester Academy

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… Keep Reading

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BBC Sound of 2016: Blossoms

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… Keep Reading

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Libertines New Album – It Will Happen!

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… Keep Reading

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