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EXCLUSIVE: Factory Release New Single ‘Violet Lips’ Listen Here…..

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A masterpiece by Factory Factory have gone back to their roots with new song ‘Violet Lips’. The song is a mix of Stone Roses, and heavy rock, and the two styles have really came together well in this new single. This single really highlights why they have previously been referred to as ‘Merseyside’s most promising act’, because they have knocked it out of the park with this single. A hypnotic,…

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Dead Kennedys, O2 Academy, Liverpool

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Friday 23 June 2017 saw The Dead Kennedys return to Liverpool to a hugely appreciative audience. Formed in L.A. back in 1978 they quickly became the darlings of the punk scene. Albums selling by the truck load and producing iconic singles. The first time I caught them was in Liverpool in 1982, 35 years ago!!…I still remember it as a great night and was hoping that this was going to…

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NEW MUSIC: Cabezudos ‘Tempting Fate’

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Cabezudos are back after their 2016 debut EP ‘She Waits’. After their well received debut EP came out in 2016, Cabezudos have come back on the music scene with their new single, ‘Tempting Fate’. The blues rock/alternative 4 piece really show off their talent, and also their influences with this new single. The song starts with a slightly Led Zep/Black Sabbath intro, with heavy bass, and classic rock guitar tone,…

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Cal Ruddy, The Cavern Club , Liverpool

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Cal Ruddy headlining at the famous Cavern Club, Liverpool. When people headline at the Cavern, you tend to go along to watch with your hopes up. Its a big deal, especially in Liverpool. Well, Cal rose to the occasion magnificently. Performing songs, all written by himself ( bar Weed Bus, a cover by The Stairs ) much to the pleasure of the audience. Cal states his influences as good old…

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In The Studio With Rival Bones

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Rival Bones Record their new EP at Parr Street Studio, Liverpool and FOTF were there to catch all the action RIVAL BONES recording 4 new tracks with Tony Draper. Just before the end of 2016, Liverpool 2 piece, Rival Bones, allowed me into Parr Street Recording Studios in Liverpool, for a few days, to watch and photograph them record their forthcoming EP. Rival Bones consist of James Whitehouse, guitar and…

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Embrace, Olympia Theatre, Liverpool

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Embrace return to Liverpool to a loyal audience. The guys dropped on Liverpool as a taster for their new album out in 2017. After an interview with Flick Of The Finger in October, I managed to catch Embrace at the Olympia Theatre, for the Liverpool leg of their tour. The crowd was jammed in, and after speaking to various fans I found that people had travelled far and wide to…

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James and The Charlatans, Echo Arena, Liverpool

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James and The Charlatans bring Madchester to Liverpool Echo Arena When you mention Manchester music, James along with The Charlatans, normally get overlooked in the bigger scheme of things in favour of the likes of the Stone Roses, Oasis, Happy Mondays, New Order and the Fall. It was a quick trip down the East Lancs Road, for all tonight’s bands, Manchester comes to Liverpool. No Rivalry in the Arena tonight,…

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The Boston Shakers, Liverpool, O2 Academy

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Returning to the O2 Academy,  to support Electric 6. The O2 Academy in Liverpool has featured many bands, many returning, many never to be seen again. However, The Boston Shakers, were returning, and returning to a riotous welcome. Their live performances are quickly becoming a ‘Must See ‘ event. They were supporting Electric 6 and to be quite honest, it should have been the other way around! Renowned for their…

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Primal Scream Liverpool Olympia

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Formed in 1982 by Bobby Gillespie and Jim Beattie, Primal Scream were originally part of the indie scene but they quickly evolved, taking on board psychedelic and garage rock influences before embracing the flourishing dance scene of the 1990’s. Their classic 1991 album Screamadelica was a massive financial and artistic success and Primal Scream were propelled to the front of the UK music scene and world fame. Screamadelica is still…

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Hands Off Gretel at Liverpools, Krazyhouse

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Saturday 13th August found me at Liverpool’s, Krazyhouse. Probably the best rock venue in the city! There were 3 acts on, but I’d made the trip to catch Hands Off Gretel. The band launched in Feb 2015 with the release of their first video ‘Be Mine’ and a 3 track EP for free download. In less than 3 months Hands Off Gretel were invited to play both Camden Rocks Festival, after…

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Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia

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Photography & Review by: Liz Where to start? This is possibly one of the best, most unique and intimate festivals you’re ever going to experience in an environment very much its own. Even if you’re not into psychedelic music, don’t let it put you off coming; if you’re open minded and simply want a friendly relaxed atmosphere, then Liverpool is the place for you. This festival doesn’t discriminate between young and old;…

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