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Five in Five With: Catholic Action

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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…

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From Mossley to Mod! Interview Manchesters’ Proletariat

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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…

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INTERVIEW: Hey Violet

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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.…

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Palace, Ruby Lounge, Manchester

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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,…

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

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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…

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INTERVIEW: Steve Hackett

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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…

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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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