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Five in Five With Gun

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GUN are on course for their first top-10 album in over 13 years this week. ‘Favourite Pleasures’ was released on Friday and currently sits at number 8 in the midweek album charts, above the likes of Yusuf Cat Stevens and Madonna. ‘Favourite Pleasures’, GUN’s seventh studio album, stands proudly alongside the very best of their work. Informed by a back-to-basics approach tempered by an innate sense for melody, the record…

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Five In Five With: Magnus Carlson

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Has Magnus Carlson has announces a special one off concert in London Crossfire, we caught up with him for a Five in Five… Crossfire started in 2001, bringing together all the different elements of the London 60s scene for a big night of pure vintage underground partying. Magnus and his seven-piece band will be performing tracks from his ‘Northern Soul Sessions’ EP and forthcoming album. 1, What’s the most and…

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Five In Five with Tracey Belland of Anglo-American Pop Rock Band ‘Voice Of The Beehive’

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Back with the first show from their original line-up Voice Of The Beehive promise to bring their sorely-missed wit, wisdom and general wonderfulness back to the stage. Returning with their first show from the original line-up, Voice Of The Beehive promise to bring their sorely-missed wit, wisdom and general wonderfulness back to the stage at Indie Daze 4, in October. Expect all the songs you want and a few surprises too! October…

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Five in Five with Go Primitive Frontman Tomm E. Williams

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Four piece alternative rock band from Warwickshire, Go Primative who are self confessed  submerged somewhere in the underground rock scene, they found each other through sharing the same passion, drive and commitment to music. New to Go Primitive? In the bands own description you can expect a combination huge riffs, powerful grooves, killer guitar solos and sing along choruses. The result is a melodic style of modern rock with an…

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Five in Five with Phil Ventrelle…

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She’s Got It Down’ is the captivating first single from Manchester’s essential new figurehead Ventrelles – the long expected pet project of songwriting stray Phil Ventrelle. Brimming with sumptuous accoutrements and life affirming melody, ‘She’s Got It Down’ is a track laced with a foot-tapping gusto, ambitious arrangements and a buoyant chorus to boot. Today we caught up with Phil who was kind enough to take part in our Five…

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Five in Five With Shaun From ‘Psycho Comedy’

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Today we caught up with Shaun Powell from Deltasonic’s latest signings; lipstick-smeared, loose and dangerous – ‘Psycho Comedy’ – who career into summer with new single ‘The Hangman’. Growing from a rattling guitar and bass two-hander, handclaps punctuating the path towards the first of the song’s long corridors and dark rooms, before the brawny voice of magnetic frontman, Shaun Powell, opens a page in the band’s storybook of the strange. The…

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Five in Five With: Salad Undressed

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Flick of the Finger – Five in Five – Salad Undressed Marijne & Paul Paul and Marijne from reformed 90s act Salad Undressed take part in our ‘FOTF Five in Five’. Having just completed a UK run of dates as a duo, Salad Undressed will be re-uniting with the rest of the band for Salad’s first shows in 19 years. Check out ‘Being Human’ the new single from Salad Undressed …

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INTERVIEW: Josh Jove Of The Shelters

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We recently had the pleasure of catching up with Josh Jove, Singer/guitarist of The Shelters… …Here’s what what we discussed.  Congrats on your self-titled debut album release last year… any memorable moments from recording it? ‘So many memorable moments, but for me, the most unforgettable, was the day we finished it. After we came to a conclusion on a sequence and the transitions between songs I just remember us all sitting back…

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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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INTERVIEW: Cabbage, Sugarmill, Stoke

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Its 8 o’clock on a Saturday night in Stoke and already The Sugarmill is packed, clearly Cabbage’s reputation proceeds them! I’m meeting up with Lee Broadbent and Joe Martin who both front what is the most hotly tipped band of the moment. I meet Joe in the club foyer and ever the host he takes me up to the dressing room to get a beer and grab Lee for a…

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Syd Arthur, Sound Knowledge, Marlborough

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A few weeks ago I covered a White Denim gig at the O2 Academy in Bristol, support act on the night was Canterbury Band Syd Arthur, I enjoyed the set so much that when I saw they were embarking on an ‘in-store tour’ playing selected record stores to promote the new album Apricity, I was keen to catch up. One of the stores was a lovely little independent record store…

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Interview: Dead!

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Dead! ..on achievements, inspirations and touring After playing at 2000 Trees Festival, Dead! did a few days round the UK before playing at the famous Reading and Leeds festival. Flick Of The Finger had a chat with members Alex Warren, Sam Chappel, and brothers Louis and Sam Matlock: How has the reception towards your band been since you guys started playing and have gotten bigger? S Matlock: There’s always kind of…

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INTERVIEW: ‘Ok Broken’ A Quality Manchester Four Piece

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OK Broken are a four piece band from in and around Manchester. The band consists of Gareth Wright on vocals/guitar, Dave Furnival on guitar, Phil McArdle on bass and Adam Heap on drums. FOTF had the pleasure of catching up with the band for a quick Q&A and hope to see review the band live very soon! The band have released an EP out called “Debts & Dear Do’s” and follow…

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Corner Café Chronicles Interview & Track Review

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Corner Café Chronicles – Psychedelic Coolness… I recently had the pleasure of catching with with the band Corner Café Chronicles. This is a little write up about the band’s concept as a whole. Corner Café Chronicles can be found hanging out in Mumbai, India. Winning a September 2015 award from Akademia, for Best Hard Rock Song, these guys are not really what I would call hard rock, per-sé…more like psychedelic folk rock.…

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Interview: The Ganjas

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Interview by: Liz Our Introducing… series digs out new, undiscovered musical talents that deserve to be heard, delivering them directly into your ears. This round, we speak with Aldo Benincasa, drummer of The Ganjas. For those who may have never heard of them, they are an already well-established cult band from the Santiago music scene in Chile. The Ganjas have inspired a following over the years for the uniqueness of their generation,…

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