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He Is We, Birmingham – 26/06/18

With the release of their ‘Hold My Heart’ EP being released in April this year; He Is We hit the UK for the first time to showcase almost ten years’ worth of work with their Let’s Talk About Us tour. Originally starting off on MySpace, He Is We, more specifically Rachel Taylor, came to show their growth not only within the music, but also in personality. Bringing singer-songwriter Lizzy Farrall… Keep Reading

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Northern Invasion Festival, Somerset Wisconsin

After the dust settles, all we are left with is our memories. It’s been almost two weeks since Northern Invasion closed out its 4th year. It was my first year in attendance and it has taken me awhile to really formulate into words what was such a great experience. I went into this weekend with only knowing a handful of the artists. I checked out everyone ahead of time and… Keep Reading

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Movements – The Asylum2, Birmingham

A warm, Sunday evening only called for one thing – US band Movements playing their first sold-out UK show at Birmingham’s Asylum. With the success of their debut album ‘Feel Something’, Movements were ready to smash their first UK tour, with support coming from Brighton band Muskets, and French band Paerish. Despite the heat of the room, Musket’s opened the night with punchy riffs and vibrant energy. It wasn’t long… Keep Reading

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Milk Teeth, Mama Roux, Birmingham.

The last time we caught the punks in Milk Teeth on a UK tour was after the release of debut album ‘Vile Child’ in 2016. Now, with their two EP’s ‘Be Nice’ and ‘Go Away’ having been released in the July and November of 2017, to touring the US with Enter Shikari, Milk Teeth are back – bigger and stronger than ever. Kicking the night off were Nervus, who with… Keep Reading

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Register Your Band To Play Live

FOTF are excited to announce that we’re holding a number of shows and are looking for bands and artists to play live. Play Live for Flick of the Finger by filling in the form below. The shows will be held throughout Manchester and the North West and in time, further a field. We are looking for bands and artists to play across all genre’s and you’ll play a number of… Keep Reading

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The World is a Beautiful Place…, Asylum, Birmingham

“If your arms become smoke. Then I’ll have nothing left to hold” From the ambient space of rung out chords, to the interwoven melodies and heart pounding rhythmic sections. The World is a Beautiful Place and I’m no Longer Afraid to Die spare no exception in ensuring their live performances are as emotionally gripping and intense as the records themselves. Starting their insane twenty-two date tour off in Birmingham’s own… Keep Reading

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King 810, The Asylum, Birmingham.

 “Where I’m from? You know I’m from Murdertown.” Back in the UK for the first time in what feels like forever, King 810 brought their special brand of bone crunching riffs, bleak wordplay and chilling imagery to Birmingham’s The Asylum. As the sun went down in Birmingham, it became clear that something very special was about to take place within the walls of The Asylum. A line of anxiously waiting… Keep Reading

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Don Broco, Birmingham O2 Academy

After receiving rave reviews from their newest album Technology, Don Broco hit Birmingham’s o2 Academy to show fans that they can put as much power in to these songs live as they could on the record. With support coming from Yonaka and Man with a Mission, it was clear that we were in for a fun-filled, exhilarating evening. Yonaka, hailing from Brighton, were the first band of the evening. Taking… Keep Reading

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Newton Faulkner, ULU Live, London

Newton Faulkner showcases his new album to an adoring London crowd. Guitarist, pianist, vocalist, songwriter, raconteur, comedian. There’s not much Newton Faulkner cannot do it seems. The full gamut of these talents was on display at the first of two triumphant sell out nights played by Newton at ULU (University of London Union) Live on Thursday night. I’m struck by the demographic as I look around the audience. Reams of… Keep Reading

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Ben Folds, Riviera Theatre, Chicago

The Riviera Theatre and it’s attendees reveled in the night with Ben Folds and his piano. Ben, looking sharp as ever, took the stage with poise and a shaggy beard and filled the air with the echoing beauty of his grand piano. From the first touch of Ben’s band-aid covered fingers to the cold ivory the crowd stared in awe.  They sang along to every inch of every song.  They… Keep Reading

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Kasabian Announce 12 Date UK & Eire Tour

As Kasabian prepare to make Reading/Leeds 2017 their own, the band have announced a must see 12 date UK arena tour for November/December ensuring they make this year their best ever. Since releasing their glorious number one album ‘For Crying Out Loud’, Kasabian have been making festival history everywhere they’ve played this summer throughout Europe effortlessly proving why they are one of the world’s very best live acts every time… Keep Reading

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LIVE: Goldfrapp Announce UK Tour Dates

After a brilliant run of festival performances including Glastonbury, Bluedot and Latitude and a spectacular headline show at Somerset House, Goldfrapp have announced the UK leg of their ‘Silver Eye World Tour’. A run of eight live shows across the UK throughout October and November starting in Glasgow, the tour will also include dates in Leeds, Manchester, Leicester, Birmingham, Brighton and Bristol before concluding at London’s O2 Academy Brixton. The… Keep Reading

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Tom Chaplin, The Palladium, London

Tom Chaplin delights the capital with songs old and new. The ex-Keane frontman confronted his recent demons during an emotional performance at The London Palladium. It’s a cliché that bleak emotional turmoil can be a stimulating force for creativity. You have to reach rock-bottom to climb your way back into the light. If ever the cliché held good, it does so in the case of Tom Chaplin. Since he last… Keep Reading

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The Charlatans UK Tour Dates

The Charlatans have announced details of a full UK tour for 2017. Kicking off at Nottingham’s Rock City on November 29th the band play eleven dates in total, taking in Brixton Academy on December 9th before finishing in Belfast on the 11th. The band, Mark Collins on guitar, Martin Blunt on bass, Tim Burgess vocals and Tony Rogers on keyboards will be joined by The Verve’s Pete Salisbury on drums… Keep Reading

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Glass Mountain Summer Tour with Brooders

2016 was a great year for Glass Mountain! Arriving without fanfare in June with their debut GLACIAL EP, a release that grabbed the attention and imagination of the likes of Clash Magazine and Tom Robinson at BBC Introducing, and earned the band Video Of The Year at the Leeds Music Video Awards, Glass Mountain continued to mesmerise until the year’s end. Taking immense pride over everything related to the band, those… Keep Reading

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Touché Amoré, O2 Academy 3, Birmingham

A band well known for their performances filled with passion and emotion, Touché Amoré managed to blow away the fans of Birmingham with an energetic yet heart-wrenching evening. The fans were treated to Touché Amorés drummer, Elliot Bambin, and hardcore band ANGEL DU$T as supports. Due to health reasons, the original support from Departures could not happen. However, this was not necessarily a bad thing, as drummer Elliot Bambin took… Keep Reading

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FOTF Presents: ‘Connected’

Flick of The finger had the pleasure of meeting up with Manchester, indie duo ‘Connected’ in the Northern Quarters very own ‘Night & Day Cafe’ Their selection can only be described as rockin’ classics  and their future is looking great…. ! The back to back team can be found in clubs, bars and gigs spinning the one’s and two’s, smashing out bangers from the 60’s through to modern day classics.… Keep Reading

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