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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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Dream Wife, The Magnet, Liverpool

Dream Wife stormed into Liverpool with support from Sløtface and Peaness. Thursday 12th October 2017 saw Dream Wife hit Liverpools’ Magnet club. The three piece of Rakel Mjoll – Vocals, Alice Go – Guitar and Bella Podpadec – Bass, showed other bands exactly how to wow an audience. With punchy guitars, hammering bass, somewhat explicit lyrics and quirky singing, Dream Wife became a firm favourite with the Liverpool crowd. Before… Keep Reading

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

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,… Keep Reading

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Dead Kennedys, O2 Academy, Liverpool

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… Keep Reading

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NEW MUSIC: Cabezudos ‘Tempting Fate’

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,… Keep Reading

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Cal Ruddy, The Cavern Club , Liverpool

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… Keep Reading

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In The Studio With Rival Bones

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… Keep Reading

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Embrace, Olympia Theatre, Liverpool

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… Keep Reading

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James and The Charlatans, Echo Arena, Liverpool

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,… Keep Reading

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The Boston Shakers, Liverpool, O2 Academy

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… Keep Reading

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Primal Scream Liverpool Olympia

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… Keep Reading

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Hands Off Gretel at Liverpools, Krazyhouse

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… Keep Reading

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Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia

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;… Keep Reading

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