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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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RECORD OF THE WEEK: Band of Skulls ‘So Good’

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Band of Skulls return to the UK this October for a run of seven headline shows! Following close on the tail of the band’s extensive USA tour and a summer festival run which included Glastonbury, The Secret Garden Party, Leopallooza and Benicassim The UK tour will see the band joined by MILO FITZPATRICK of The Portico Quartet to showcase material from their acclaimed new album BY DEFAULT. Produced by the…

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TRACK OF THE WEEK: Bayonet ‘Weekend’

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Sheffield once again delivers the goods in the form of four-piece indie-outfit Bayonet. Their new single, ‘Weekend’, is just as sharp as the band’s name would have you believe. Lush happy-go-lucky guitar lines jangle throughout the melodic three minutes of indie-pop, where the quality of the music is obvious upon first listen. It has an infectious taste laced in it, that is fresh, upbeat, and most importantly, sang in a proud…

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TRACK OF THE WEEK: Feed The Kid ‘In The City’

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Feed The Kid sing about their home town of Manchester, in their new single ‘In The City’. Before you jump-the-gun and think, ‘Oh no, here’s another band moaning about where they come from!’, this song is not at all doom and gloom. Sure, lyrics touch upon the rainy city that make a grown man cry, but the delivery of the vocals from Curtis Taylor believably make you grasp the message within…

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Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

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On this day in 2009 Lucy Vodden, the childhood pal of John Lennon’s son Julian, passed away. Lucy was just 46 and she passed away Monday 28th September 2009, after losing her battle with auto-immune disease lupus. Lucy was the inspiration for The Beatles track ‘Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds’, written mostly by John after Julian showed his father a nursery school drawing he called Lucy – in the…

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TRACK OF THE WEEK: OK Broken ‘Waiting In Line’

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This week’s track of the week comes from OK Broken and its titled ‘Waiting In Line’ The Lambretta sponsored band out of Manchester are going from strength to strength and gaining quite the following.  Check them out on: Facebook Soundcloud Website

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Milburn ‘Lads ‘n’ Lasses’

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Milburn were a four-piece outfit from the city of Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. The band consisted of Joe Carnall (lead vocals/bass), Louis Carnall (vocals/rhythm guitar), Tom Rowley (lead guitar) and Joe Green (drummer). They produced ear-grabbing riffs and essential Melodies, underpinned by the raw tones of the mod-punk era, which epitomises the youthfulness and abundant potential of the band. Milburn’s sound has most recently been described as the aggressive riffs of…

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