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Elbow, Catslefield Bowl, Manchester

Castlefield Bowl on a summer evening, since the days of D-Percussion has always been the greatest outdoor venue Manchester has to offer and the reciprocal love affair between Manchester and Elbow has been ever present for almost 20 years. So this concert was destined to be a serious Manc love-in from the moment it was announced as part of the iconic Sounds of the City series. I’ve been a lifelong… Keep Reading

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Blinders Return To Manchester On New Tour

After great support the Blinders showcased ‘Columbia’ to Manchester once more, this time with new material woven into the set It’s always great to hear new music from a band as talented as these three lads, and the direction they are going in sounds promising for their future. The Blinders have been around for a few years now, but it was only last year that they began to scratch the… Keep Reading

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Sly Antics Debut New Tunes at Intimate Gig

Last night it was out with the old, and in with the new as Sly Antics played their first headliner of 2019. Who’d have thought a church would make such a good music venue. Sacred Trinity Church in Salford was turned into a music venue last night, as Sly Antics, alongside Joel Gardner and Circus, delivered an almighty noise capable of waking the dead. Admittedly, I was sceptical going into… Keep Reading

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The Stranglers At Manchester Apollo

The Stranglers close their month of touring in the iconic Manchester Apollo Two of the most influential punk bands in one venue, in one night The night was kicked off by the incredible and highly influential, Dr. Feelgood. Their set went down a treat with fans and despite no original members, getting to watch Dr. Feelgood do what they do best is probably one of the best moments of my gig… Keep Reading

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Live Review: Haken, Manchester Academy 3

Haken kicked off their latest tour once again in Manchester, selling out the Academy 3 to showcase Vector, the band’s latest album. Opening with the first three tracks from Vector you knew this was going to be a special night. The band were so tight, not a note out of place and sounding incredible. The packed room was loving it, and this time the sound guy wasn’t wearing his headphones!… Keep Reading

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Live: Saytr Play at Manchester Gorilla

This band really do get better with every performance There’s not much better in life than packing into a venue, with an incredible atmosphere and listening to an even more incredible band. This is what it’s like when you watch Saytr Play. The fans never let the band down, and the band never lets the fans down. After two unbelievable support acts, the fans eagerly waited for Saytr Play to… Keep Reading

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Cold Water Swimmers to Release New Double A-Side Single: ‘Summer Breeze’/I’ll be Your Witness’

Manchester based CWS are back  with their gritty and honest take on life. The first track ‘Summer Breeze’, may not sound as fierce as their previous offerings ‘She’s Falling Apart and Everything We’ve Ever Had (We’ve had to Fight For)’, but make no mistake it’s not as fluffy and delicate as the title suggests, still delivering the same fuck you energy the 3 piece punk outfit do so well. Described… Keep Reading

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Preview: The One Hundred Club – Commit to Exist

The raunchy new single is released on 22nd February The One Hundred Club are a pretty new band, with only 2 tracks released, however, with the upcoming release of their 3rd track ‘Commit To Exist’, things are sounding promising for the Stockport/Manchester based rock band. The song opens with a distorted, driven riff that even some of rocks greatest guitarists would be proud of creating, as the song builds, the… Keep Reading

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WhenYoung Return To Manchester

The Irish Trio Delivered One Hell Of A Show WhenYoung have been releasing music for a couple of years now, and their following is slowly growing, and as their fan base grows, their shows get better and better. The atmosphere last night was one of the best I have witnessed in a small venue. The set included material which has been with the band for a while, alongside newer material,… Keep Reading

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LIVE: Enter Shikari, Manchester Academy

Enter Shikari’s The Stop The Clock Tour UK leg draws to the close. A tour that has been demanding even challenging in varying extents for the bands involved. Those that have followed the tour around the UK have experienced a variety of atmospheres, adventures and accidents along the way. Keep Reading

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Jerry Williams Live At Jimmy’s.

Jerry Williams kicked off her tour in Manchester last night I first heard of Jerry Williams whilst reviewing Neighbourhood Weekender 2018, and since then I have been determined to catch her at a concert, so was pleased when I heard she was playing Jimmy’s. The night was opened by two talented acts, Maddy Storm and Wild Front, and they started the night off well, and the venue was packed before… Keep Reading

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New Music: Saytr Play – ‘Bang Average’

Saytr Play…..not your average band Saytr Play. You will have come across them here at Flick Of The Finger, over the course of 2018. Well, now 2019 is upon us and so is a brand new song from the band. Its name? Bang Average. It’s a song about love (don’t we all like a song about love, every now and then?), but not in the conventional sense of it. A… Keep Reading

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Gig Of The Year For The Slow Readers Club?

Carefully and confidently the band have made a march on Manchesters Iconic Apollo theatre selling out 3 months in advance. As I ventured into Manchester Apollo tonight, it is just a little over 4 years, since I first had the pleasure of seeing The Slow Readers perform, over at Manchester’s Night & Day Café. For me it was clear from that initial gig, there was something special about this band….… Keep Reading

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LIVE REVIEW: DMA’s at Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

DMA’s treat Manchester to something special. A spectacular night of music, with an even more spectacular atmosphere. DMA’s have come a long way in their not so long career, and the people of Manchester really know it. In 2015, they played the tiny Night and Day Cafe, and last night they played a 3,500 capacity warehouse. If that doesn’t show how much this band have grown in the past 3/4… Keep Reading

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LIVE: Sly Antics Storm The Star and Garter

Sly Antics bring the roof down on the iconic Star and Garter The band have been around a few years now, but last night was something different  Sly Antics have done quite well for themselves, their music is loved and their fans are devoted to being at the gigs and singing their hearts out as Sam, Lee and Chris played the songs the fans came for, but last night, Sly… Keep Reading

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LIVE REVIEW: PVMNTS Rebellion, Manchester

PVMNTS with merely a demo accomplished a considerable fan-base as well as a more than expected slew of critical analysis for a relatively new band. Nothing new having a bit of hyperbolic discourse in music for sure, especially as one of the band has been ‘right successful on the telly’ in a US teen series. But PVMNTS are a pop-punk band and it’s 2018. A three-chord melody and an anthemic chorus… Keep Reading

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The Killers Guitarist, Dave Keuning Comes to Manchester

Dave Keuning, founding member and guitarist from The Killers, releases “Prismism” under the moniker Keuning. The track is the title track and second to be taken from Keuning’s debut album Prismism (released January 25th on Thirty Tigers). You can hear debut single ‘Restless Legs’ via Keuning’s official YouTube channel. Burnt out from touring and wanting to spend more time with his 13-year-old son, Dave began taking musical ideas that he… Keep Reading

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