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Music News: Skinny Lister Announce Tour Dates

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Hot off the heels of a sold out UK tour in support of current album ‘The Devil, The Heart & The Fight’, Skinny Lister announce a run of even bigger venues for Spring 2017. Having just played to a packed out London, Garage, Skinny Lister will return to the capital to conquer the famous Scala venue in Kings Cross as well as their biggest ever venues across the country. The tour followed a support slot on an enormous European arena tour with American punk/folk legends Dropkick Murphys which included shows at London Brixton Academy, Munich’s Zenith venue and the 7000 capacity…

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Music News: Overkill Release Music Video For ‘Shine On’

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With only three months into 2017, legendary New Jersey thrashers OVERKILL have already released their highly anticipated album ‘The Grinding Wheel’ and toured the US extensively. Today, the band has released the music video for new track ‘Shine On’ Check it out here. The Grinding Wheel was produced by the band and mixed by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Accept, Exodus). The artwork was created again by Travis Smith (Nevermore, Opeth, Soilwork, Death…). Although everybody seems to have a different account of who came first in the world of New York/New Jersey area thrash metal, it seems certain that New Jersey’s Overkill have…

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Alt J Announce 3rd Album ‘Relaxer’

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ALT-J have announce their third album, ‘Relaxer’, due for release on 9 June via Infectious Music on heavyweight vinyl, CD, cassette and digital formats. The record is the follow up to their number one GRAMMY and BRIT Award-nominated album THIS IS ALL YOURS. The album was recorded all over London – from Shoreditch to St John’s Wood; Crouch Hill to Brixton – with producer Charlie Andrew for a third time. A first taste of the LP in the form of its opening track ‘3WW’ is available to stream and download now. Relaxer Track Listing: • 3WW • IN COLD BLOOD • HOUSE…

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Kiether Sutherland Announces UK Tour

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Kiether Sutherland has been a professional actor for over thirty years, starring in movies such as STAND BY ME, THE LOST BOYS, YOUNG GUNS, FLATLINERS, A FEW GOOD MEN, MELANCHOLIA, DARK CITY, A TIME TO KILL, PHONE BOOTH and, most recently, FORSAKEN. His portrayal of Jack Bauer in the TV series 24 earned him Golden Globe and Emmy Awards. But, unknown to many during the course of his career, he has taken on other vocations with the same level of dedication and commitment. The first one, beginning around 1992, was that of a Cattle Rancher and Competitive Cowboy in the…

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All Time Low Announce Headline Tour

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the Band have repeatedly topped the charts, sold over 1.3 million albums worldwide, raked in 100+ million views on YouTube, toured with the biggest names in music, and have taken over airwaves around the globe… All Time Low is a bona fide worldwide sensation. Get Tickets Since bursting onto the scene in 2003, All Time Low has released six studio albums, toured with bands such as Blink 182, Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Foo Fighters, played major festivals around the world, including Reading/Leeds in the UK, Soundwave in Australia, Summersonic in Japan, and the legendary Vans Warped Tour in the…

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Black Country hard rockers GIN ANNIE release new EP

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After 4 years of tirelessly playing the local circuit and after the success of their first single “Damage is Done”, Black Country rockers Gin Annie are launching their first EP after signing a management deal with Sanctuary Music Ltd. If you like bands such as AC/DC, Led Zepplin and Black Stone Cherry then you will love the big riff and big chorus sounds of Gin Annie’s latest offering. Gin Annie is a hard rock band based in The Black Country. Formed in 2013, by Cousins David Foster (Lead Vocals) and Byron Garbett (Lead Guitar) with Andy Wiliams (Bass), Toni Longhi (Guitar)…

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New Music From Brian May & Kerry Ellis This April Titled ‘Golden Days’

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Brian May and Kerry Ellis have announced the forthcoming release of a new much anticipated second studio album, titled ‘Golden Days’ The 13-track album, which includes five original compositions, two by May, including the title track, and three by May and Ellis, is to be released in the UK and Eire this April. The album also includes new rock arrangements of some of May and Ellis’ favourite songs of all time: a tribute to guitar virtuoso Gary Moore, two songs dedicated to their work on behalf of wild animals, and a couple of reinterpretations of songs which have already become…

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MT Wolf Announce Debut Album ‘Aeterlight’

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London’s Mt. Wolf have seen staunch support in recent months from the likes of The Independent, Indie Shuffle, Wonderland and more, all alongside a feverish response to the ambitious, 6 minute + “The Electric”, the first single from their upcoming and long-awaited debut LP. Today, they announce that very album, “Aetherlight”, alongside a release date of May 26th via CRC Music. Patience has been the key, working tirelessly behind the scenes towards the all-encompassing sound they had always aimed for. After a productive 12 months with super-producer Ken Thomas (Sigur Ros, M83, Daughter) they have returned this year with that…

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Beat Degeneration Announce New Tour Dates

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Following the release of debut album ‘Dream Machine’ (Weiner Records) a 10 track Slacker-Punk polemic, Guido Giorgi a.k.a Beat Degeneration has shared brand new tour dates, with more to be announced. Over the coming months the band will cross Europe toward a two special UK dates, one at Peckhams Pempeople and the latter at The Old Queens Head. These live dates also follow the release of the new video for ‘Nations’, the first track to appear on ‘Dream Machine’ and the most summative of Guido’s view of the status quo, proclaiming his disdain for the state of the world. But…

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NEW MUSIC: John Mellencamp ‘Sad Clowns & Hillbillies’

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On April 28th, Heartland rocker John Mellencamp will release his 23rd full-length album, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies featuring Carlene Carter, the daughter of June Carter Cash and stepdaughter of Johnny Cash, on Republic Records. Sad Clowns & Hillbillies returns Mellencamp to the musical eclecticism that is, itself, a reflection of his wide-ranging musings on life. John Mellencamp is an authentic voice of American music and master storyteller with a commitment to creating traditional rock & roll, bittersweet songs of happiness and melancholia, and fervent political dissent. His passions and experiences resonate beautifully in this showcase of his music. Sad Clowns…

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NEW MUSIC: Husky Loops ‘Tempo’

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Ahead of their debut EP release on April 7th via Alcopop Records, Italian-born, now London-based trio Husky Loops are sharing a new slice of their riff-heavy, art-rock sounds with new single ‘Tempo’. Offering some insight behind the new single, the band said “‘Tempo’ is a song about running out of excuses and time, recorded live to capture the bands’ live energy. The inexorable flow of life was of inspiration to compose a track which is defined by repetition and awkward patterns, in which groove is the key.” Made up of Danio (vocals & guitar), Pietro (drums & samples) and Tommaso…

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Willie J Healey premieres video for ‘Greys’, London show + Palace tour

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Willie J Healey has premiered a surreal video for new single Greys, which is out now via National Anthem / Columbia Records. This follows last year’s acclaimed single ‘Would You Be’, which picked up support across Radio 1, 6Music, Radio X and also saw the young Oxford native tour with the likes of Hinds and Beach Baby. Festival dates for the summer have already been confirmed at Dot to Dot and Truck Festival, whilst Willie has this week been confirmed to play Phil Taggart’s Slacker night at London’s Kamio on March 24th and will also tour the UK with Palace…

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Vader Announce UK Tour!

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Polish death metal legends Vader are very pleased to announce that they will both be touring the UK and playing a show in Dublin, this coming April. There is some contention as to the beginnings of Vader, but the truth is that they began in the autumn of 1983 by Piotr ‘Peter’ Wiwczarek (‘Bardast’ and later ‘Behemoth’ back then) playing the bass and the guitarist Zbyszek ‘Vika’ Wroblewski. Extreme metal was about to be born in Poland and Vader were among the pioneers of that genre in the newly emerging underground – and the only band from that era still reigning!…

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NEW MUSIC: Loathe Announce Debut Album ‘The Cold Sun’

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Liverpool based experimental rock/metal band LOATHE have announced plans to release their debut album, ‘The Cold Sun’, via SharpTone Records on April 14th. They also reveal the video for brand new track ‘Dance On My Skin’, which is out now and you can check it out above! LOATHE are a sedulous collective of 5, formed in the UK‘s industrial and artistically acclaimed port-city, Liverpool. Their debut record ‘The Cold Sun’ signifies a forceful and shrewd testimony. The quintet nail their colours to the mast with this resolute mission statement; an ode to the times we’re living in and the murky…

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Thank You To The Message, Matilda Scoundrels

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Matilda Scoundrels send Flick of the Finger a You Tube Message The band formed in 2014, Matilda’s Scoundrels are a 6 piece aggro folk punk unit from Hastings. They’ve been building a solid reputation on the south coast gig scene over the past year and are starting to bring their sound to festivals, bars, pubs and clubs across the UK with an ever increasing army of followers. Check out Matilda Scoundrels track – Crowleys Curse here: Blending traditional punk instruments with accordion, mandolin, tin whistle and gravelly vocals makes for an exciting mix of music which has had hundreds of…

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NEW MUSIC: Jacob Johansson ‘Mount Song’

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Jacob Johansson is pleased to share the first single from his new project ‘Mount Song’ today. Intimate, heavy and explosive, ‘Halo’ is a dark yet optimistic track that explore the sadness that accompanies dealing with life’s demons. Back in 2014, Sweden’s biggest music magazine named the self-titled album of Jacob’s previous project Det Stora Monstret, their ”Swedish debut album of the year”. The single ”Kolibrins Vingar” (The Hummingbird’s Wings) then went straight into rotation on SR P3 and Det Stora Monstret was nominated for both the Swedish GAFFA-award and the Manifest-prize. This year Jacob is back with his brand new…

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NEW MUSIC: Billie Eilish ‘Bellyache’

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Billie Eilish has released her highly anticipated new single “Bellyache” today. Available on all digital platforms worldwide, this stellar new single is the third official release to come from the 15-year-old American artist, since entering the musical arena with her debut “Ocean Eyes.” Currently sitting at an impressive 40+ million streams, Billie has yet to announce a tour, release an EP/album but has managed to capture the ears, heads and hearts of music fans and the media across the globe with her alluring and self-described “gloom-pop.” Her meteoric rise first began after innocently uploading “Ocean Eyes” onto Soundcloud (so she…

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Declan McKenna Goes On Tour

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Declan McKenna is very pleased to share details of a new UK and Irish tour for later this Spring. The hotly-tipped young Brit will headline ten dates in May, kicking off at Thekla in Bristol on the 15th May, and concluding at Concorde 2 in Brighton on the 30th May. The run includes a night at Heaven in London on the 23rd May. This new run of dates is in addition to the previously announced UK shows in March, and will be preceded by Declan’s first appearances at Coachella in California this April. Tickets for the May tour go on…

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NEW MUSIC: The Pretenders ‘Gotta Wait’

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The Pretenders have revealed a brand new video for ‘Gotta Wait’, the third single from their new album, ‘Alone’ which was released at the end of 2016 through BMG. The video has an artistic cut and paste feel and focuses on two themes intertwined with one another – hunting and the pharmaceutical industry. Very timely given certain ideas doing the rounds in a certain seat of power. The concept of the video was developed by Carlos Nieves and Chrissie Hynde. ‘Alone’ is the first Pretenders album for eight years and was recorded in Nashville with Dan Auerbach, from The Black…

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NEW MUSIC: Metal Church ‘It’s Time for UK Worship’

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Heavy metal titans Metal Church are very pleased to announce that they will be returning to our UK shores in June, for a five date long run. They will be touring in celebration of latest studio album ‘XI’, which was released last year via Nuclear Blast. The tour kicks off at legendary London venue the Camden Underworld on 20th June, taking the five piece to Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin, before finishing at Thekla, Bristol on 24th June. Supports to be announced in due course. Masterful Metal Church guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof said of the announcement: “The Metal Church fans over there have…

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Run to the Hills: The Iron Maidens are back in town!

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After their triumphant UK debut in 2016, the world’s one and only all-female Iron Maiden tribute return to our shores in October, and this time they’re here to conquer the land of their idols beyond London. Frontwoman Kirsten Chickinson can’t hide her excitement: ‘Having played the UK last year – and even getting to meet some of the original members of Iron Maiden – was a dream come true. So returning to Iron Maiden Holy Land to play even more UK dates really takes the biscuit! I can’t say I’ll have my pilot’s license in time to fly us over…

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NEW MUSIC: Leif Vollebekk ‘Twin Solitude’

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Montreal singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Leif Vollebekk released ‘Twin Solitude’ today on Secret City Records. The new record has received an abundance of early attention: lead single “Elegy” has been described as”devastatingly beautiful” by NPR Music and “lovely, soulful and spare” by Brooklyn Vegan and climbed at #14 on the Spotify UK Viral Top 50 week of release. The Fader premiered the second track, “Into The Ether” and praised Vollebekk’s “passionate Broken Social Scene-adjacent melodies wrapped in a casual, jammy atmosphere.” The next day, “Into The Ether” was added to Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist in twelve countries and soared up…

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NEW MUSIC: Unforeseen ‘Grave Danger’

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With the release of brutal Finnish crossover outfit FORESEEN’s second LP, Grave Danger, nearing release in late April, the first sampling from the record has been let off the chain through a public assault at Decibel Magazine. “Chemical Heritage” firmly establishes what FORESEEN’s by-the-throat approach to infusing hardcore’s furious wrath into thrash metal’s blazing speed is all about. Grave Danger will see LP, CD, and digital North American release via 20 Buck Spin on April 24th, with Svart handling the release for European territories. Watch for audio samples, preorder info, and more to be issued in the days ahead. With…

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NEW MUSIC: Johnny Lloyd ‘Running Wild’ Pless Live Dates

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Produced by The Maccabees’ Hugo White, Johnny will release the ‘Eden EP’ on April 14 – ahead of then he’s streaming this new single, ‘Running Wild’. Lloyd has reunited with White to record the ‘Eden EP’ between Los Angeles and The Maccabees’ Elephant and Castle studios. White was also at the production helm​ – alongside Jamie T -​ for Johnny’s well-received debut EP ‘Dreamland’, released last year to radio support from 6Music and Radio X, with over half a million streams online. His music is proof that at the end of the day, good songwriting and musical talent reign supreme…

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Happyness Announce Full UK Tour

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When Happyness first burst into the public conscience with debut single “It’s On You”, their spirited take on US college rock was as big a surprise as it was an instant hit. The resulting full length, “Weird Little Birthday”, went on to feature in many End of Year album lists. Worldwide tours, an NME Award, a re-issue on the much-loved labels Moshi Moshi Recordings (Bar/None in US), and millions of Spotify plays later, it is with some anticipation that the band release new single “Through Windows” from 2nd album “Write In”. Part-recorded at the band’s own Jelly Boy Studios, then…

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Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro Announce 2017 Tour

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Renowned acoustic Americana-blues singer-songwriter-guitarist Martin Harley and bass player extraordinaire Daniel Kimbro (Jerry Douglas, Larkin Poe) announce March 2017 UK tour, including Liverpool Philharmonic on Friday March 10th Martin Harley is a supremely talented acoustic roots and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter with a burgeoning global reputation. Static in the Wires is his seventh album and the second with Daniel Kimbro. The two first met through mutual friend, Sam Lewis, at Hippie Jack’s music festival in Crawford Tennessee. After a brief backstage rehearsal the two took to the stage for an hour of largely improvised music. A few weeks later…

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Amenra In The Studio Recording Mass VI; European Acoustic Tour On The Horizon

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AMENRA is currently recording their new studio album, Mass VI, once again with Billy Anderson (Eyehategod, Neurosis, Om, Swans) in the snowy Belgian Ardennes. The album will see release later this year via Neurot Recordings, with more details to be confirmed. Meanwhile, following the release of Alive – AMENRA’s live acoustic album recorded at Ancienne Belgique, in Brussels, Belgium) – the band will, for the first time, dedicate a full tour to their acoustic sounds by delivering these breathtakingly solemn sonic invocations across Europe, commencing February 16th. Entirely stripped back from their electric mass, these shows offer AMENRA at their…

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Hardcore Punk Band ‘FUCKED UP’ Drop Eighth Installment

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Long-running Canadian hardcore punk unit FUCKED UP will drop the eighth installment of their “Zodiac Series” with Year Of The Snake next month via Tankcrimes. Fusing all the prime tenets of rock, punk, metal, and psychedia into a comprehensive and imposing opus of unyielding enormity, FUCKED UP is sonically and conceptually devouring in ways few bands can emulate. Following the releases of 2006’s Year Of The Dog, 2008’s Year Of The Pig, 2009’s Year Of The Rat, 2010’s Year Of The Ox, 2012’s Year Of The Tiger, 2014’s Year Of The Dragon, and 2015’s Year Of The Hare, FUCKED UP‘s…

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Stillia Launch Party, Jimmy’s, Manchester

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Under the umbrella of This Feeling, Saturday night saw the launch of Stillia’s debut single Let Me In. The basement of a relatively new Northern Quarter bar, Jimmy’s, was sold out for this performance by St Helen’s finest and though curfew restraints meant it was a short set, the crowd was literally left shouting for more. Opening act for the evening was Liverpool’s Red RumClub a six piece band with a massive sound who filled Jimmy’s both physically and musically with their powereful guitar and trumpet driven sound. Next another Liverpool band , Bribes, a power trio of the guitar,bass…

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A Successful Launch for Manchester Creative Collective

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With Manchester being voted the the best city for live music for the 200th time in a row, it only goes to reason that the city also has 100’s of industry professionals that make this happen! Behind every successful band this great city has given birth to there are a team of people behind them who specialise in promotion, event management, media, photography, venue management, marketing, studio engineering through to Merchandising and band management – the list is endless. Want access to all these professionals? The Manchester Creative Collective (MMC) is where you need to be! MMC is a music…

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The Day The Music Died….

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On this day in English music English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, painter, actor and all round legend, David Bowie passed away from liver cancer at his New York home two days after releasing the album Blackstar on his 69th birthday. The cliché about David Bowie is that he was a musical chameleon, adapting himself according to fashion and trends. While such a criticism is too glib, there’s no denying that Bowie demonstrated a remarkable skill for perceiving musical trends at his peak in the ’70s. After spending several years in the late ’60s as a mod and as an all-around music…

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Stone Roses to Play Leeds Reading

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Mysterious Lemon posted put across Leeds & Reading… As usual the mystery continues with the Roses as Lemons appear across both cities – could this mean that the roses play at next years festivals…? We’re  pretty sure it will lead to something along those lines following recent Roses events – but only time will tell for now. Read the Roses review from the Etihad shows this here here The roses are already set to play: Wembley Stadium, London – Get Tickets Saturday, 17 Jun 2017at 5:00 PM Hampden Park, Glasgow – Get Tickets Saturday, 24 Jun 2017at 5:00 PM There has been talk and…

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Ocean Colour Scene: How Well Do You Know The Band?

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Ocean Colour Scene will be performing the Moseley Shoals album in full this December but are you up to date with the bands time line of events to date? The Birmingham band’s story is already the stuff of legend: a rip-roaring Rock’n’Folk odyssey set to a backdrop of 21 years of UK pop culture at it’s very best. Seven dates remain for December 2016 (Tickets available here) and below is all you need to know…  1989 – Simon Fowler, Oscar Harrison and Damon Minchella – formerly of The Fanatics – are joined by Steve Cradock of The Boys. They form Ocean Colour Scene,…

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Super Furry Animals Tour and Tickets

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Super Furry Animals take to the towns and cities of the UK to perform their luminescent debut album, Fuzzy Logic and its follow up Radiator in full, in order and back-to-back, live throughout December 2016. Taking in two nights at London Roundhouse and three Welsh dates, including a homecoming in Cardiff, the celebration marks a brace of re-evaluated, restored and re-issued releases that came out on 4 November. In good news for Super Furry Animals fans, young, old and in the middle, but perhaps bad news for record dealers stocking high-value originals, the band has announced a multi-format reissue of their 1996…

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Aerosmith Announced 2017 European Tour

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Earlier today Aerosmith announced what could be their farewell tour in Europe. Reports of the tour have been flooding in to the FOTF offices. The rumour mill surrounding the bands demise has been rife, with band members Joe Perry and Stephen Tyler contradicting one another publicly over the break up. Since the 2012 release of “Music From Another Dimension” the band have been touring and playing to sell out crowds all over the world, recently completing a tour of South America. For European fans this may well be the last time to see the band with the “Aero-Vederci Baby” tour…

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Flick Of The Finger Soundcheck is Here!

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Hello and welcome to the all new FOTF Soundcheck!! FOTF Soundcheck is a great way to get your music heard by new music fans.  Here at Flick of the Finger, we are huge advocates and new and unsigned music. Our readers & listeners love to hear the latest upcoming Indie, Alternative and Indie Rock music and FOTF Soundcheck is a great way to get it out there…  Simply visit our FOTF Soundcheck page and fill in your details. We will be in touch soon  

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Depeche Mode Announce Global Spirit Tour

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Depeche Mode Announce London Stadium Show On Saturday June 3 2017 Depeche Mode, one of modern music’s most influential artists, announced today at a special event in Milan that they will be embarking on a world tour in May 2017 to support their new studio album, Spirit, due to be released in early 2017. Following the release of the album, the Global Spirit Tour will provide lifelong fans and new fans alike with an opportunity to see the band’s ground-breaking and intensely emotive shows. The first leg of the Global Spirit Tour will see Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy…

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Pigeon Detectives Are Back!

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Leeds indie rockers return with a new single from fifth record Platinum-selling Leeds band The Pigeon Detectives are back with new single ‘Lose Control’ from their fifth album, which is planned for released in February 2017. The new record from the band is a more eclectic LP than previous albums and was recorded with Richard Formby; a producer associated with bands like indie crooners Wild Beasts, leftfield London vocalist Ghostpoet and ‘mind-expanding synth pioneers’ Spaceman 3. Speaking about the move to work with a more leftfield producer-singer Matt Bowman says; “We wanted to work with someone that would challenge us in…

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Sculptor ‘Andrew Sinclair’ Has Been Chosen To Design A Statue of Singer David Bowie

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Bowie unveiled two albums and his Ziggy Stardust persona during a series of gigs at Aylesbury’s Friars music venue in the early 1970s. Story from the BBC Sculptor Andrew Sinclair has promised that the Buckinghamshire memorial will be “something special”. Fundraising for the statue is still under way and it is not yet known when designs will be revealed. Mr Sinclair has admitted he is under a lot of pressure to get his Bowie design right. He said: “He was there all my life. He was like a friend. ‘Holding a microphone’ “I wanted to create something that encompasses his…

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The Dead 60s To Reform in 2017 With UK Shows

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The Dead 60s have announced they will be reforming for a set of six UK shows in April 2017. The band, featuring Matt McManamon, Ben Gordon, Charlie Turner and Bryan Johnson, burst onto the scene in 2005 with their Central Nervous System produced eponymous debut album & limited edition Space Invader dub album released through Liverpool label, Deltasonic Records. A string of singles accompanied the release including breakthrough, hit Riot Radio, which found itself on heavy rotation on US Alternative Radio that year. Inspired by Gang of Four, Jackie Mittoo, King Tubby and The Clash, the band’s energised live performances…

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