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Record of the Week: Hayes & Y ‘Always So Simple, Always So Cold’

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Hayes & Y release Always So Simple, Always So Cold. With band members that hail from as far afield as Bulgaria and Finland, indie-pop four-piece Hayes & Y harbour a somewhat continental feel that immediately sets them apart from their quintessentially British contemporaries. Having moved to the UK just a couple of years ago, the four-piece have assimilated quickly, becoming a part of their new country’s scene and taking shows…

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Radio Airplay, 200,000 Listeners: Taking Submissions

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It’s a week of Flick of the Finger news, we’re excited to announce that our Record of the Week feature is going on the RADIO! We’ve teamed up with Fab Radio’s new show ‘The Social‘ which broadcasts to over 200,000 weekly listeners.  Wendy, our very own writer and one of the gaffers over at The Manchester Creative Collective (MCC) has teamed up with Guy Hodgkiss (also MCC) and Dave to…

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Record of the Week: Puppet Theory ‘Papillon’

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Having gone from strength to strength over the course of 2017, Manchester’s Puppet Theory have played most of the city’s sought-after venues, taking stages at the likes of Deaf Institute, Soup Kitchen and Gorilla in their stride. With previous releases such as their Buttons EP possessing all the youthful exuberance and chemistry that’s come to define Puppet Theory’s output, it’s refreshing to see that more recent releases harbour an equally…

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Record of the Week: The Hubbards ‘Body Confident’

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The Hubbards release ‘Body Confident’ through Scruff of the Neck Records. Riding high on a wave of praise following their most recent single ‘Just Touch’, Hull-born Leeds-based four-piece The Hubbards are a band with the world at their feet. Having already notched up supports slots for the likes of stadium stars Foals and The 1975, not to mention a coveted slot at this year’s Radio 1’s Big Weekend, the mainstream…

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Record of The Week: Brass Phantoms ‘Indigo’

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Irish fourpiece Brass Phantoms have announced the follow-up to recent single City Of Wolves with new single Indigo released on 22nd September. Indigo is a passionate track opening with a powerful and unique vocal that builds into a melodic indie-pop chorus backed by euphoric guitars. The video, produced by Alan McCarthy, shows a dancer performing a routine in a hall alongside a live performance by the band, which builds in…

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Record of the Week: Nothing More ‘Go To War’

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American rock metal band Nothing More Release ‘Go To War’ Formed in 2003, San Antonio, Texas the band are set to release their second album this coming September 15th  The band recently performed the single live for the first time at the 2017 Alternative Press Music Awards which was broadcasted internationally on Amazon yesterday. “Go To War” is currently the fastest growing song at Rock Radio in the US and was trending…

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Record of the Week: RedFaces ‘Wise Up’

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One of the most promising upcoming bands, Redfaces, have just released their new single, Wise Up The track rolls along with an upbeat tempo, and with British summertime all but here, is the perfect feel-good music to have airing. The Sheffield four-piece manage to cram an abundance of youthful energy into the three minutes, containing all that is good in indie-rock music. Harry Lyon’s vocals are not unlike those of…

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Record of the Week: The Charlatans are back with fresh new single..

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Plastic Machinery is taken from the forthcoming album, Different Days, which is the band’s 13th studio release. The track’s breeziness makes you realise you’re listening to quite possibly the only band who have consistently pulled off their trademark sound time and time again, without losing any of that magical spark. The real magic, however, is that a new single, twenty-eight years into the group’s career, can sound so inventive and…

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Record of the Week: ist ist ‘Strangers’

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ist ist will release Strangers through Scruff of the Neck on April 7th 2017. Having kickstarted their year with the release of ‘Silence’, a move in turn bolstered by their rapturously-received sell-out show at Salford’s Sacred Trinity Church, it was obvious that Manchester trio Ist Ist were going to make 2017 their year. ‘Keeping that undeniable sound of Manchester alive’ 5* FOTF Not even two months have passed since the…

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Record Of The Week: Dead! ‘Enough, Enough, Enough’

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One of the hottest young bands to emerge over the past few months are London based four piece Dead! Their guitar laden, anthemic new single ‘Enough, Enough, Enough’ is out today! Singer Alex Mountford says of the track “Its a really critical self evaluation’ Covering the shortfalls and negative aspects of my personality. But hopefully people can find common ground with it, maybe question their shortfalls too. Sometimes there comes…

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Record Of The Week: Maker ‘Move Your Feet’

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Maker Make Their Mark… The Kent band formed in 2011 and released their debut EP that included track ‘Run & Hide’, ‘Tell Me Im Wrong’ and ‘Pour Your Heaven’. Now the band are back in full force with their new, 5 Track EP ‘Move Your Feet’ New to ‘Maker’? Maker are a 4 piece rock n roll band with a psychedelic bluesy punch stirred with a fist full of soul.…

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Tom Chaplin ‘Still Waiting’

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Tom Chaplin will release his stunning new single ‘Still Waiting’, the third to be taken from his critically acclaimed solo album ‘The Wave’, impacting February 17th on Island Records.  ‘The Wave’ debuted at number 3 in the UK Album Chart to rave reviews. The Sunday Times Culture awarded it Album Of The Week saying it is “incredibly beautiful and affecting”, The Telegraph, “the most gorgeous, anthemic, uplifting music of Chaplin’s…

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Record of the Week: The Calls ‘Doesn’t Feel Right’

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In 2016 Flick of the Finger launched a competition to offer an unsigned band the opportunity to spend a full day in a world class recording Studio! The full prize was to record an original track, have it mixed, mastered, ready to release along with an interview, photoshoot, a digital press pack and a video of the day.  Flick of the Finger teamed up with Oscillate Recordings and Sharie Denson…

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Record of the Week: Young Romance ‘Pulling At The Grey’

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London-based duo Young Romance have released their long-awaited debut album, ‘Another’s Blood’, out on Banquet Records. ‘Another’s Blood’ is a beautifully constructed 10-track epic that merges the powerful vocals of Claire Heywood and raw garage guitars of Paolo Ruiu to create something truly unique. While setting a dark tone throughout with their new wave inspired songwriting, anthemic choruses and vocal hooks will draw you in immediately and stay with you…

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Maker ‘Move Your Feet’

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Maker’s single ‘Move Your Feet’ will have you doing just that. The swagger that the track possesses just immediately embeds itself into your brain and rolls around uncontrollably until your body gets into the groove. ‘Move Your Feet’ has upbeat vibes of T-Rex, not to mention an overall sensibility of ’70s psychedelic rock ‘n’ roll. The track isn’t a brand new release, but that is completely irrelevant when it comes…

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Ten Fé ‘Overflow’

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Today, Ten Fé share the brand new video for their current single ‘Overflow’ – taken from their upcoming debut album ‘Hit The Light’ which is due for release on the 3rd February 2017.  Recorded in the studio built into the Berlin HQ of Kompakt Records in Berlin with Ewan Pearson (Jagwar Ma, M83, The Rapture), ‘Hit The Light’ is a highly accomplished album with a captivating concoction of styles. The…

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Record of the week: Colour ‘Slow’

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Average bands sound like their heroes, good bands sound like other good bands and great bands sound like themselves. “Colour” are a great band.  Having burst on the scene last year with singles ‘Strangers’, ‘Nowhere’ and last month’s ‘KAFÉ’ EP, championed by BBC Introducing, Clash, Shortlist and The Daily Mirror amongst others, they are set to release their brand new EP ‘The Famous Boy Making Things’ in February 2017.  THE FAMOUS BOY…

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Record Of The Week: The LaFontaines ‘Release The Hounds’

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Formed in 2010, Scotland’s The LaFontaines take guitar infused hip hop and pop to create a stylised sound which is refreshingly unique. The band’s lyrical content is often a social commentary on today’s Scottish culture while still maintaining a traditional pop format. The band has gained a widespread fanbase, achieved critical acclaim and introduced a cross genre style that has changed the face of Scottish music.  The band’s sound is a…

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Record Of The Week: July Talk ‘Picturing Love’

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Flick of the Finger are proud to have July Talk as our Record of the week.  Our review of their recent Manchester support slot with Catfish and the Bottlemen will be live soon so stay tuned.  The new album is out now July Talk announce today that they will be returning to the UK in March 2017 for a second UK headline tour in just six months. This follows the…

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RECORD OF THE WEEK: Red Faces ‘We Ain’t Going Down’

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‘We Ain’t Going Down’, by RCA signed Sheffield lads Red Faces. Currently on tour with the DMA’s you can read the review of their Manchester show here When rock n’ roll is done right it sounds like this Starting life as a covers band a couple of years back, covering ‘Sky Fall’ was quite a low point Isaac recalls ,however, now being signed to RCA and the members being able…

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