Going DIY with Allusinlove

Going DIY with Allusinlove

"The worlds shit and it’s getting divided - let’s stand for unity."  An incredibly strong statement from Allusinlove made with the announcement of their return. Previously named Allusondrugs, the Leeds based band have been working in secret for the past year on brand new material. Unfortunately this means all tracks released under Allusondrugs have been removed off streaming platforms; goodbye ‘Sunset Yellow’ and ‘I Should of Gone to Uni’... You will be missed! But times are changing, the band is progressing and sacrifices have to be made for their rebirth- cue Allusinlove. The band allowed some fans early access to their new music by direct messaging them on social media.  Cutting out the middle man and getting music straight from the artist creates a personal connection between band and fan, as well as effectively…
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‘Trust Is Blind’, The Cosmics astonish.

‘Trust Is Blind’, The Cosmics astonish.

You think you know somebody, but you don't..."  'Trust Is Blind' by The Cosmics on Spotify Art brushed garage rockers, The Cosmics, have captured the essence of veering from the cloud nine of being in love to the madness in hell inflicted by betrayal - and bottled it in a song. A tune that brings a whole new facet of potential to an already rising band; Erin Grace (Lead Vocals/Bass Guitar), Conor Boyle (Lead Guitar), Danny Boyle (Drums). Punkily independent, hard working musicians, and a key force for good in Birmingham's vital music scenes, this is their fourth release. 'Trust Is Blind' is a sweet sad ballad of hurt, that swells through rock dynamic orchestration into a tsunami of pent up rage, unleashed. Erin 's vocal journey from sad kitten to furious hell cat is part of an aural rocket of…
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The Surrenders Tell It Like It Is…

The Surrenders Tell It Like It Is…

"If you’re going to be fucked you might as well have a party on the way." Cheeky, fun and playing a guitar wherever they went, The Surrenders, made up of Connor, James, Rich and Scott, are a bundle of energy. These four guys are loving life and enjoying every moment and every opportunity that comes their way. Elly : "How’s this year been for you?" Connor : (laughing): "It’s been absolutely awful, from start to finish…" Rich: "...The start of the year I had no bags under my eyes, now I have baggage..." James: "...Nah, it’s been good man." Elly: "What's been your highlight?" Connor: "Personally for me it was Y Not festival, but I know you guys will say differently." Scott: "It was grim. Well it was a good festival but we had about thirty people…
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Healthy Junkies have ‘No Control’.

Healthy Junkies have ‘No Control’.

For their recent fourth album, Healthy Junkies have paid homage to their punk and grunge influences from the 70s and 90s. The first single from the record is 'No Control'. From the off you are tuned into a vibe echoing the Ramones, Joy Division and Republica. Regulars at Camden Rocks with support slots for The UK Subs, The Professionals, Sham 69, GBH and The Rezillos, the band are defining their own sound. Parisian Nina Courson and guitarist Phil Honey/Jones present themselves like a mix of The Damned meets Shampoo but hold their own in a copycat world. No Control is about, well, just that; the lyrics revolve around standing up for yourself and fighting for individuality. "I went to the doctor and he told me to take some pills/He said I'd…
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Lacuna Bloome find their way on tour.

Lacuna Bloome find their way on tour.

The #AliveTour2018 is exploding! Photojournalist, Elly Bailey, grabbed an interview from one of the tour star turns, Lacuna Bloome, before they headed off and prior to the release of their new single, 'Find Your Way'. The youngsters on the scene, Lacuna Bloome are a Brighton based indie pop band, made up of Noah (drums), Molly (bass), Sam (guitar), and Niall (guitar and singer).  About to embark on the This Feeling Alive tour, this for them is the biggest and only proper tour they’ve ever played. While sitting down with the band, it just so happened to be guitarist, Sam’s 21st birthday, who later on was presented with a cake by the This Feeling team. Elly : "GigSlutz describe you guys as: ‘beautiful, lo-fi indie pop’ – is this an accurate description of your sound?" Noah: "Yeah it’s pretty close." Sam: "Not so much lo-fi, but…
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The New Music People of Rock n Roll

The New Music People of Rock n Roll

On and off stage, despite austerity, a credibly high quality of talent, passionate support and intense drive have created a renaissance for rocking, especially in the independent spaces that inspired Music Venue Trust.  This is at a time when guitar bands are supposed to be over (according to arts critics that aren't at such events). That's OK. NME (or VO5) went to the Black Honey show. Their "report" is hardly what the likes of Sahera Walker or team Public Pressure are doing. Bands are not a backdrop. We love our diverse ways of life, and it shows. It's good to see the newer wave rising stealthily to attention (and in the case of Black Honey, the album charts) but is nobody just crazy about gigs, outside of the many scenes and anti scenes under radar? Mad for bands? The answer…
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Trampolene are ALIVE! (and candid!) – TheZineUK interview

Trampolene are ALIVE! (and candid!) – TheZineUK interview

The Alive Tour press day for This Feeling was a unique and unforgettable day, full of laughter, music and even a This Feeling bus that took everyone from The Monarch in Camden to The Boogaloo in Highgate. Ever the cool kids, The Surrenders, took straight to the back of the bus, singing a variety of '70s hits, with Rich playing the guitar they’d been carrying around all day, while at the same time Trampolene singer Jack Jones got a hold of the bus's microphone, rapping Eminem lyrics (who knew he was a fan?), and coming out with random lines, the most remarkable being, “my nans 62, her name is Sheila, she’s always on the phone to her mother fucking dealer!” “Yeah we have to live with this…” says Trampolene drummer, Rob, with a laugh and an eye roll. Prior to…
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Rotor Videos celebrate good times with a gig.

Rotor Videos celebrate good times with a gig.

Rotor Videos and Kick Out The Jams stage an enjoyable gathering of  artists, media and music industrious starring J. J. Rosa, The Velvet Hands and 485C Newer Wave Rock beats Above The Velvet hands, below 485C. 485C and The Velvet Hands have grown from sizzling seedlings at our music socials into outstanding career potential with acclaim and achievements under their collective belt already.We enjoyed ambitious new songs and tracks from their phenomenal debut albums 'Party's Over' and the eponymous '485C' - in the intimate Ministry Club studio. Many names in our story's are leading the renaissance of revolutionary art that is about to hit. Fun is fundamental. With our culture, respect for all talents are due. Guitars included. Get in a small venue,  you might just like it. After all, it's only rock and roll... This night felt timely. We were celebrating ethics and…
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Fontaines D.C- Too Real, A Review.

Fontaines D.C- Too Real, A Review.

Irish Rock n’ Rollers, Fontaines D.C have just surprised us all with the sudden release of single ‘Too Real’ and B-side ‘The Cuckoo Is A Callin’’. The band are about to embark on a ridiculously massive 62 date world tour, starting on Thursday 15th in Bristol supporting the mighty Shame and stretching all the way to May, ending on the 27th in Portland, Oregon in support of IDLES. Fontaine’s style is heavily driven by lyrics as they all have a strong passion for poetry, and Too Real is no exception. Singer Grian delivers his vocals in an almost spoken word way, leading into an easy to pickup chant of ‘Is it too real for ya’, suggesting the track will be a hit with fans and new listeners alike when performed live. He is accompanied by riotous guitars, giving them a garage-punkesque edge to their otherwise nostalgic sounding track. B-side ‘The Cuckoo…
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Maybe There’ll Be Blood with The Surrenders

Maybe There’ll Be Blood with The Surrenders

The Surrenders release a brand new single ‘Maybe There’ll be Blood’. An engrossing primal yell set to the backdrop of suburban Britain. Orwellian in its shocking relevance, it musically resonates a neo-garage punk vibe, alluding to a debauched celebration. “It’s an exposé on the uncertainty of modern times” (The Surrenders) With previous singles ‘No Paper’ and ‘Shouldn’t Have to Dig’ being tipped as Radio X Track of the Week (announced during Gordon Smart’s prime-time show), you can bet this band are due to cause a stir with their latest  contribution.  'Maybe There’ll be Blood’ is no less brilliant, with it's desperately lamented lyrics: 'Fingers ain't for painting, they're for sending texts... And who needs a girl when you've got internet sex?"  It's infectious from first listen. You have been warned. Check out 'Maybe There'll Be Blood' here! Punchy, anthemic (and Slade tinted!), this is the sound…
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Asylums: Alien, Human and Emotional…

Asylums: Alien, Human and Emotional…

The otherworldly rock band headline Camden Assembly to round off 2018, before starting 2019 in Europe with Iggy Pop. Way to celebrate five years of being Asylums! Asylums are a gang of individuals who appeal to a diversity of individuals. As per all the best counter cultures of music's multiverse, they are the calibre of band that mythical heritage is made of. Spacepunk, Art, Photography, Southend, Philosophy and the expanding cottage industry that is Cool Thing Records ... all, and more, are fused to radiate the unique waves that unleashed mindwarping alternative rock albums 'Killer Brain Waves' (2016) and 'Alien Human Emotions'(2018). Both incited an outbreak of spluttered praise. On Friday 9th November 2018, Asylums round off their first five years of existence and activism at Camden Assembly in London with a grand bill of special guests. It's their…
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The Music People Party 4 December, Camden

The Music People Party 4 December, Camden

Newer wave art riot  Tuesday 4th December. Garage rock's "three is the magic number" tips, The Cosmics and The C33s hit The Music People Party 2018, with more HOT contenders to announce. Ones To Watch 2019 (on and off stage) populate famed London music boozer, The Monarch with an element of escapism when a swathe of the new arts renaissance unite for a joyous music social. 40-42 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8BG. 7-11pm SHOWTIME then afterparty bar'n'tunes until 1am Last January we exclaimed "The Cosmics make fab noise pop that is so raw, it's got scabs on. Their scuzzy punk debut, 'Johnny' is a thing of beauty." Check out the video now heading for 27,000 views: New single, 'Trust Is Blind' is released (and launched live in Birmingham) 30th November. Ambitious and startling, this (relateable to many) song is a cathartic journey, from angelic ballad to a screaming purple hazed frustration of glorious…
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#Alive Tour catch up with Jack Jones of Trampolene

#Alive Tour catch up with Jack Jones of Trampolene

The Zine UK last caught up with Trampolene's Jack Jones in the summer, when our #Zeenage Daydream Elly Bailey had an in depth chat with him. Now, about to embark on headlining This Feeling's Alive Tour with such hot picks such as The Surrenders and Lacuna Bloome - another #Zeenager, Lisa Higgins steps into the realm to catch up with the enigmatic  front man. Scroll down for the full tour dates and info. Backstage at Y Not festival, behind the This Feeling with Pirate Studios & Pretty Green stage, Trampolene frontman Jack Jones is lurking in dark sunglasses. While many of the other young energies stalk around like layered up lions, booting footballs or crushing Red Stripe cans and keen to make themselves known, this unassuming fella is stood at the back…
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We won’t FALL ASLEEP waiting for The BIG JOANIE LP!

We won’t FALL ASLEEP waiting for The BIG JOANIE LP!

The fantastic Big Joanie demand your attention with instantly classic earworm single, 'Fall Asleep' produced by Margo Broom. Released this Autumn as a taster for their forthcoming debut album, 'Sistahs' (30th November), it is just a brilliant song, verging on perfection. 'Sistahs' will introduce the 'Daydream Library Series' from Eva Prinz and Thurston Moore's Ecstatic Peace Library publishing house. Daydreams x Ecstatic Peace? Yup, that's TheZineUK story/magic wish list.  Click through to the video (filmed by Andew Northrop and - " Holy Ye Nuns Batman" it's blessed with Nitty Gritty stardust) for single and album purchase links: Leave your preconceptions at the door. Welcome to more of the Newer Wave's bona fide rock n roll inspirations.  Image : Ellie Smith Photography Central to our thriving DIY scene, 21st century Riot Grrrl punx, Big Joanie have toured and performed extensively (and played the UK's Afropunk festival.).  The album title, 'Sistahs' epitomises their…
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White Room – Shoot!

White Room – Shoot!

The Brighton quintet, White Room have released their first single since their outstanding double EP, Eight. New track, Shoot, beautifully embodies their psychedelic pop sound they established in Eight, while also introducing new elements as their style progresses. Shoot is led with a heavy, incredibly infectious bass line that makes it somewhat more powerful than White Rooms' previously released songs. The blunt ‘Shoot’ in the chorus gives it a strong edge, contrasting with Josie’s dream-like backing vocals. They're currently joining The Blinders on the second leg of their 22 date UK tour. (And what a brilliant choice on The Blinders' behalf choosing White Room to accompany them - their punkadelic styles complement each other perfectly.) White Room are a special band; they’re taking retro psychedelic sounds and giving it a modern twist, creating a 70’s funky punky pop dream. I for one, am…
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Marianne Faithfull’s Negative Capability

Marianne Faithfull’s Negative Capability

“Negative Capability, that is when man is capable of being in uncertainties. Mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and reason.”  - John Keats Marianne Faithfull is the queen of the female rock n roll dispossessed. Whilst simultaneously legendary and painfully underrated, she has always been an artist that you either get, or don't get. The voice that has been the searing echo throughout rock n roll since the 1960s, when the then fresh faced 'It Girl of counter-culture' presented us with a beautiful, if haunting collection of pop songs including the Stone's As Tears Go By which made her a household name. The re-invented Marianne Faithfull of 1979, however was always the best side of her, appearing like a tempest with powerful, broken mirror shard vocals providing a searing honesty that has been pitifully overlooked in favour of her male…
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