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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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Acadian Driftwood, Cavern Club, Liverpool

Acadian Driftwood launch their new E.P…… FIRST AMENDMENT FOTF went to see Acadian Driftwood on Wednesday 15th November at the world famous Cavern Club in Liverpool and caught up with them before their their gig…. FOTF.. “So How did you come up with the name?” Robert ..”Its a famous song by The Band ( for those of you of tender years, thats Bob Dylan’s backing group) , from Northern Lights, Southern… Keep Reading

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Five in Five With: Alvarez Kings

Currently on tour, Alvarez Kings caught up with FOTF to give us their Five in Five BBC Radio proclaimed “No Resolve” the “Single of the Year,” while they impressed audiences at Isle of Wight and O2 Wireless Festival in addition to show-stopping stints on the Vans Warped Tour in 2013 and 2015 and support slots on tours with Melanie Martinez, PVRIS, and Echosmith. Their 2015 EP, Fear To Feel, expanded… Keep Reading

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Five in Five With: Catholic Action

Glasgow’s Catholic Action have unveiled another taste of their forthcoming album In Memory Of with the slick, low-slung anthem ‘Black & White’. A calculated and precise slow-burner, ‘Black & White’ inverts the raw and unpredictable sound showcased on previous single ‘Propaganda’.  We caught up with Chris McCrory for our Five in Five – this is how it went down… 1, What’s the most and least Rock n’ Roll thing you’ve done… Keep Reading

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From Mossley to Mod! Interview Manchesters’ Proletariat

Currently on tour with Manchester post punk darlings “Cabbage” and then off on a UK wide stint for “This Feeling”,  “Proletariat” took time to chat with FOTF this week. James Cummins (frontman), Conor Dolan (Lead guitar), Luke O’Reilly (Drums) and Aaron Hall (Bass) are set to raise the bar for music as a political catalyst in both their songs and styling. The band were also awarded John Kennedys this feeling… Keep Reading

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INTERVIEW: Hey Violet

We spoke to Rena Lovelis and Casey Moreta of  Californian power pop band Hey Violet, ahead of the UK leg of their current European tour. Is this your first European tour? Casey: We’ve been here before. Rena: We came in 2015. Casey: And now we’re back, finally. So is this your first time headlining? Rena: Last time we also headlined. But this time you’re here to promote your new album? Casey: Yes.… Keep Reading

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Palace, Ruby Lounge, Manchester

Having previously been compared to the likes of Jeff Buckley, Maccabees, Foals and Kings of Leon, tonights gig was something I was most certainly looking forward to. With ‘So Long Forever’ dropping late 2016, the band have had some fantastic reviews after bursting on to the scene in 2014 with their debut EP ‘Lost in the Night’. In the past 3 years, the London four-piece have been hard at work with tours,… Keep Reading

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INTERVIEW: The Slow Readers Club Front Man, Aaron Starkie…

I recently had the pleasure of catching up with The Slow Readers Club font man, Aaron Starkie, to discuss sell out shows, festivals, albums and the challenges of being in full times jobs with full time band commitments… Heres how it went…. So, with the way things are going with the band, especially the last 18 month… I’m sure you’d be getting offers of management, now right? Yeah We’ve are… Keep Reading

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INTERVIEW: Steve Hackett

Steve Hackett, 67, gained prominence as the guitarist of Genesis, one of the defining bands of the Progressive Rock era. With a flourishing career spanning nearly 50 years, including a prosperous solo career, he has released more than 30 solo albums, 7 Genesis albums and has worked with super-group GTR. Now he is about to embark on a new tour and looking forward to the release of his forthcoming album… Keep Reading

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INTERVIEW: Baz Warne of The Stranglers

“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… Keep Reading

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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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The Northern Soul Divide – Whats Your Thoughts?

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… Keep Reading

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INTERVIEW: Feed The Kid

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… Keep Reading

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INTERVIEW: Fun Lovin Criminals

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… Keep Reading

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Q&A with ‘COLOUR’

‘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… Keep Reading

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INTERVIEW: The Answer

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… Keep Reading

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Frank Carter Interview | Flick That Finger Frank!

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… Keep Reading

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INTERVIEW: Zombies

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… Keep Reading

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

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… Keep Reading

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