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INTERVIEW: Baz Warne of The Stranglers

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“I think it’s what’s known as an embarrassment of riches”, frontman of The Stranglers says in advance of their ‘Classic Collection’ tour. Baz Warne, 52, is the vocalist and guitarist for The Stranglers, one of the UK’s most influential bands. With record breaking sell-out tours they have amassed a large following and I was excited to chat to him about what the ‘Classic Collection’ means to them, collating new material and how his perseverance got him to where he is today. You’re about to head out on tour and will be presenting the ‘Classic Collection’ to coincide with the re-release…

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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 like them but I suppose in some ways we’re a mash up all of them. That’s the music we loved as early teenagers and still do. Jeff is one of…

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INTERVIEW: With Faithless Legend & The E-Type Boys Front Man ‘Maxi Jazz’

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Post № 1000 & what a way to celebrate, on our birthday and with a true legend! This week I caught up with Faithless legend and E Type Boys front man Maxi Jazz to see what up, what new and whats to come… Maxi has received many plaudits for his highly poetic lyrical style and this is, again, plainly evident in his latest body of work. A sense is conveyed of his great love for the human spirit, along with a playful sense of humour. The E-Type Boys live are a powerful rock band, a Wild Funk outfit, tight and direct. Maxi…

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The Northern Soul Divide – Whats Your Thoughts?

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We caught up with Northern Soul legend Glenn Walker Foster to get the low-down on his memories, favourite tracks and his thoughts on the so-called divide in the Northern Soul Scene What’s your fondest memory from the time when Northern Soul was at it’s peak? Where were you? any particular track that was playing and who was you with? This question is perhaps a little difficult to answer as Northern Soul could be classed as at it’s peak currently as more people seem to be listening and attending events than ever before , In the heyday of Northern Soul in…

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INTERVIEW: Feed The Kid

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The Manchester six-piece band, Feed The Kid, are building themselves a good reputation and a solid following for their  ’70s West Coast sound that shows clear influences from the likes of The Doobie Brothers. Chris Patmore spoke with singer Curtis Taylor and guitarist Ciaran Egan in the back of their van, in a damp alley behind the iconic 100 Club on Oxford Street in London, before their set supporting renowned Manchester band Audioweb. A bit of an obvious one to start. How did the band get together? It always fascinates me what cosmic confluences bring a band together to create…

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INTERVIEW: Fun Lovin Criminals

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Today we had the pleasure catching up with the man! Brian Fast Leiser of The Fun Lovin Criminals. So, what can your fans expect with the up and coming tour? We try not to play the same set list, it gets stale and tiring, we never plan really so not sure what we are doing. I do know we like doing gigs on Fridays or Saturdays so people can let loose and do what they want, drink shit loads of tequila without worrying about going into work with a hangover. Where do you call home? I been here in England for 10 years now…

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Q&A with ‘COLOUR’

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‘Colour’ was last weeks FOTF Record of the Week so this week we caught up with the lads to see what they had to say… When did you form as a band and what inspired you to make music together? “We formed in early 2013. In the early days we banded around a few prewritten songs and the idea that we wanted to be a big band that people could get behind. We were fundamentally into the same type of music and that’s just got more and more true since then.” Can you briefly describe your music-making process? “Songs start…

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INTERVIEW: The Answer

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The new The Answer album ‘Solas’ is a contemporary, uplifting rock album, channelling the band’s Irish roots to deliver a bold new sound!! Solas marks a significant turning point for The Answer. They have looked inwards towards their Irish culture, drawing on a rich heritage of rock and folk to create a much darker, menacing yet uplifting new rock album. More importantly Solas is a record that panders to no label, no media framework and no rules. Recorded in lead guitarist Paul Mahon’s house with Paul not only on Fender guitars but production duties, it bears the scars and soul…

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Frank Carter Interview | Flick That Finger Frank!

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The last date of the UK tour and FOTF had the pleasure of interviewing Frank Carter before his show in Wolverhampton. Frank Carter Interview FOTF entered the room and Frank had been busy painting whilst on tour, pieces of a5 paper scattered the table. FOTF: Wow, these are amazing! FC: Thank you! Yeah I’ve got a lot of work to do, to be honest. A bit too much work to do, but I’ll get there in the end. FOTF: What are you working on? FC: So these are basically, we’re doing a book for the special edition of our new…

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INTERVIEW: Zombies

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What made you decide to come together and perform this album one last time? It was the completing of the circle. Odessey and Oracle was the culmination of all that we aspired to then; writing and producing the album ourselves. So, after all this time and after 50 years, it is pleasing that the album is getting the recognition that it didn’t get at the time – so why not celebrate it? I mentioned to Colin and Rod that the anniversary was coming up and the rest is history. Is this tour bittersweet? Will you miss performing these songs live…

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INTERVIEW: Danny McNamara, Embrace On New Album & December Tour

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Ahead of Embrace’s December tour and highly anticipated 2017 album, FOTF caught up with the band’s frontman to find out more about it. The band, who are currently working on their seventh studio album for release in 2017, will be taking a break from recording to play a short run of special Christmas shows in December. Talking about the run of dates, Danny said, “We’d been so busy working on our new album; then playing The Secret Festival in September made us hungry to get out there and play live again. We’re just playing a few selective shows, a kind…

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INTERVIEW: Crispian Mills Of Kula Shaker

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Interview with Crispain Mills Flick of the Finger caught up with the Kula Shaker frontman ahead of their UK tour, playing ‘K’ in full to celebrate the 20th Anniversary 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 the band back performing and every review of their live shows today,  still…

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Louis Berry Interview and Liverpool O2 Academy Review

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I saw my first controlled demolition last night! (12th May 2016) I watched as Louis Berry blew out the walls, supporting beams and all fittings and fixtures, before bringing the house down on top of hundreds of ecstatic fans. This has to be one of my favourite performances of all time. From the moment he swaggered onto stage, to rapturous applause in his home town, to the final chord of his last song, he had the crowd in the palm of his hand. Flying through favourites such as .45 and 25 REASONS, as well as crowd favourites like COCAINE BABY…

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Interview: Yes Keyboardist Geoff Downes

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There is a real buzz of excitement around the widely anticipated UK and European tour that Yes are about to embark on. After all, the Grammy award-winning progressive rock band have been wowing their fans for forty-eight years and are about to head out and perform two of their most iconic albums in their entirety; the highly acclaimed album Fragile and for the first time ever Drama. Having sold tens of millions of records over their four-decade career, this double-album tour will be yet another achievement to add to the bands repertoire, who are known for their esoteric lyrics, complex,…

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