TV – starring Louise, please.

TV – starring Louise, please.

Louise Schofield TV fizzes with the essence of an Entertainment Supergrrrrl. You know you're probably at the right event, if her friendly energy is helping to light it up. Louise Schofield, creator/presenter, is part of the newer wave's army of women who give the next arts industries fresh possibilities. TheZineUK recently turned the camera back on her, for an informative interview. Louise talks Britain and Ireland's incredible rising alternative rock scenes, getting from passion to the reality of her rapidly growing channel and even how daunting this path in life can be. There is so much more and it's a feel good thing. https://youtu.be/-L8ezbWUKzw Like all stars in our story, it seems, Louise is a fun loving multi talent: Writer, Actress, Comedian and technician, Louise hosts hosts Lullaby Sessions and…
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#NEWMUSICSATURDAY WITH ELLY BAILEY: 7

#NEWMUSICSATURDAY WITH ELLY BAILEY: 7

Mr Hudson (ft. Vic Mensa) – Chicago Mr Hudson is back, with his powerful voice combined with electronic haunting melodies. Drool – Junkyard An eerie, cutting, grunge like track with rock vocals and distorted guitars.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIAX8syY1iY&feature=youtu.be Llovers – Coming Loose Shimmering, fuzzy indie-pop from the North East. https://soundcloud.com/wearellovers/coming-loose Cuco – Bossa No Sé A smooth modern pop, bop.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXQ3lzLq1S0 Follow #NewMusicSaturdays on Twitter, want to be featured next week? Tweet us @TheZineUK
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#TGE19 adventures and interviews

#TGE19 adventures and interviews

Zeenagers have represented at The Great Escape Festival with live music stages and reports, annually, since we began in 2014. Nowadays our superbly soundtracked team are also blessed with some of the most exciting creators, performers, presenters, documentarians and tech stars. Take up and comers, KG Interviews, rising reputations and dear hearts. Katie O and Heather Minx at Canada House #TGE19 Green Door Store, where we had a blast conducting interviews all weekend of the festival. Pic: Kate Hickok Feldman TheZineUK's multi talents - including Heather and Katie - have been documenting extra special features this Spring. There is a season's worth of in depth conversational goodness to come, hinted at in our Spring 2019 picture spread https://issuu.com/thezineuk/docs/sexit/44, so stay tuned. Recently, they were in Brighton (South Coast of England)…
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The Amazons; ‘Future Dust’

The Amazons; ‘Future Dust’

New Album 24th May and headline UK tour in November. The Amazons are the most rocking thing about the town of Reading since it's famous festival. Their story, especially the last few years, is already unreal; "The goalposts always change", they note. Two of the band were recently telling all to Gordon Smart and Laura Whitmore, hosts of Red Stripe Presents: This Feeling TV, over a game of pool. image by Will Ireland It's how This Feeling rolls. The influential music show, with over a million viewers so far, is a port of call for key rising rock n roll names and music's cultural icons, alike. The Amazons straddle both levels. With widespread acclaim (including appearing on BBC TV's Later With Jools Holland and last weekend they were on Channel…
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The Minx meets… John Giddings

The Minx meets… John Giddings

John Giddings is a genuine British Music Industry legend with whom Heather Minx was recently in candid conversation with, at his HQ. HM: Hello John and welcome to your office! 😉JG: Thanks for inviting me. 😅 HM: You have a festival that’s a legacy festival as it were. JG: It was the Woodstock of Europe in the 1970s what people don’t realize, is that it was banned for 32 years by an act of parliament. HM: Was it Actually banned? JG: Yeah, it started in ‘68 with Jefferson Airplane and in ‘69 they had Bob Dylan, then ‘70 and they had The Doors and Jimi Hendrix they had 600,000 people, brought the island to a standstill and some clown MP got an act of parliament banning it. In 2001 the…
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Music Stars Mix-Up

Music Stars Mix-Up

It's time to Kick Out The Jams... 25th May, The Kings Cross Mix Up stars JEKYLL + The Garage Flowers + The Trusted + Rubber Jaw with DJ Peggy's World - £7 Entry on the door or click here: Advance £5 (+ £1 booking fee). Scroll down for info on 20th June's launch of The Camden Mix Up at it's new home, the Dublin Castle. Guitar band fans, if you've not experienced a #KOTJmixup yet, then you'll enjoy their assortment of rising, rocking, Punk and Indie shakers. 7pm until 2am. Last Entry 10pm. 18+ event. Click for FB Event. On Saturday 25th May, catch increasingly festival-sought punky quartet, The Garage Flowers before they hit Camden Rocks. Essex's The Trusted fuse The Clash and The 1975 with a showy and confident…
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#NEWMUSICSATURDAY WITH ELLY BAILEY: 6

#NEWMUSICSATURDAY WITH ELLY BAILEY: 6

No Hot Ashes – W.Y.N.A (Modern Sky) Modern age indie beats, and a sing-along tune off upcoming album Hardship Starship (Preorder here.) https://soundcloud.com/modernsky-uk/no-hot-ashes-wyna Floodhounds – Taking It Too Far Lead single from upcoming 4 track EP Always in Sight. Taking it Too Far is a fusion of bluesesque punk, smooth, cool and catchy ... https://soundcloud.com/floodhounds/takeittoofar Company Ink - Young Milk (Propeller Recordings) Punk meets a shoegazing hypnotic melody. Released May 16th. https://soundcloud.com/propellerrecordings/company-ink-young-milk-1 Grace Gillespie – I’m Your Man (Kaleidoscope) Fuzzy guitar rifts compliment this sweet psych-pop song by the London based multi-talent. https://soundcloud.com/grace-gillespie-music/im-your-man-3 Follow #NewMusicSaturdays on Twitter, want to be featured next week? Tweet us @TheZineUK
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May’s Music Moment

May’s Music Moment

Music Venue Trust and The Arts Council change the future. "When our grassroots music venues thrive,the whole industry benefits.” (Mark Davyd, MVT). The Great Escape is Europe’s biggest music festival and convention, annually mid May. One event this year was co-hosted by Arts Council England (ACE) and Ticketmaster. There, it was announced by Music Venue Trust (MVT)  that a fund of £1.5 million pounds from ACE’s National Lottery Project Grants were available for the grassroots music world. Tangible improvements include sound, lighting, facilities and apprenticeships. This changes so much for the “star-breaker” circuit. Mark Davyd continues; “We want to ensure that venues across the UK are able to access the support they need to become real centres of excellence. Britain’s artists and audiences deserve a world class, industry leading, grassroots…
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Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres O2 Kentish Town Forum – Review

Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres O2 Kentish Town Forum – Review

It'll take more than a hedgehog to stop Mr. Doherty... Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres took over the O2 Kentish Town Forum last Sunday for a stand out performance, showing Peter at his best.  With a bandage wrapped around one hand, a indicator of the infected hedgehog wound that Peter had suffered with, and a fedora that remained on his head throughout the show, shadowing his face, he delivered a perfect performance, remaining collected and in control the whole way through. The crowd was a booze filled mass, chanting their love for Peter Doherty and dancing around the room, and as popular as the new album is, it was clear that they were going particularly mad for the old favourites such as, ‘Last Of The English Roses’ and ‘Fuck…
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Bang Bang Romeo Rock the Hanwell Hootie!

Bang Bang Romeo Rock the Hanwell Hootie!

The Hanwell Hootie Festival gets bigger every year, with thousands of music fans descending on the West London suburb hoping to see just some of over 100 bands performing. Why Hanwell? Back in 1962, a certain Jim Marshall opened a shop on Hanwell High Street to sell his guitar amplifiers. The Marshall amp quickly became an icon of rock and pop music. When a plaque was unveiled to honour Jim ‘The Father of Loud’ in 2013, the Hanwell Hootie was born. By the time I arrive the streets of Hanwell are packed with revellers, spilling out from some of the 17 pubs and venues hosting today’s festivities. I make my way to the outdoor Sandy Park stage, in search of headliners and Zine UK favourites, Bang Bang Romeo. The Doncaster…
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#NewMusicSaturday with Elly Bailey: 5

#NewMusicSaturday with Elly Bailey: 5

Harry Mockett – Into Night A smooth track with a funky beat and groovy melody.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PZPdf8IZ7w J.S Ondara – Saying Goodbye Beautiful, haunting vocals mix perfectly with this old-style blues track.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WchPdy7jHZ4 Jeph – Lola 90s female punk mixed with modern day indie –rock. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfPvcZIZ1YM Apre – Come Down Apre’s newest track shows the talented duo take on a more humbling and deeper message, melancholy instruments echoing throughout the song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khrcKltmbjs Follow #NewMusicSaturdays on Twitter, want to be featured next week? Tweet us @TheZineUK
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#NewMusicBankHoliday With Elly Bailey: 4.

#NewMusicBankHoliday With Elly Bailey: 4.

Wolfegang Harte – Every Single Red Light Oozing with emotion and a huge amount of energy.  https://open.spotify.com/album/3i70z7VrUVG3NkeiIA8nvx Dinosaur Pile Up – Back Foot A head banging, heavy track, definitely one to see live.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7ZQytOqmCk Peter Doherty & the Puta Madres – Paradise Is Under Your Nose Inspiring and melodic and ethereal song, lovely to listen to.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-aktHQjzkg Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Black Star Dancing Appearing to pay homage to David Bowie, this song is a change of direction for Noel Gallagher and combines funk and psychedelic influences to create a groovy beat and new sound.  https://open.spotify.com/album/3KTJHPOL7Yx4OXnVLoBaSD Follow #NewMusicSaturdays on Twitter, want to be featured next week? Tweet us @TheZineUK
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3 May – a Midlands Music Magic Moment

3 May – a Midlands Music Magic Moment

2019 is a landmark year for guitar bands, Magic Garden Studios, Musicians Against Homelessness, the Midlands Madlands variety show of music scenes and under radar stars rising. On Friday 3rd May, The Wizard of Wolverhampton, Gavin Monaghan, unites all the above in a magic garden... Tickets from Skiddle, We Got Tickets and the bands. Get in. Star Wars Eve, miss this and grieve... £5 would be cheap to catch just one of these bands. We have yet to experience electro rockers, METHODS (Kerrang! Radio are fans) , The Bohos (first single, 'Stupid' is released later this month)and Garage-psych supremos The Lizards live on stage but this is a specially selected mini festival of must see names from the Magic Garden alumni, so that's already a guarantee of high quality. The…
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Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes End Of Suffering: Review

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes End Of Suffering: Review

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes are back with their highly anticipated third album, ‘End Of Suffering’. Named after the Buddhist term for enlightenment, the album was recorded in just over 6 months and is made up of 12 tracks, with 3 singles already released, ‘Crowbar’, ‘Anxiety,’ and ‘Kitty Sucker’. The album starts with scorched ballad, ‘Why A Butterfly Can’t Love A Spider’.Opening with a strong and regular beat, the song demonstrates Frank Carter’s soulful vocals and a different side to the band, with the track building throughout before reaching a heavy breakdown. But even with this sudden guitar intermission it still remains an effective narrative and a perfect opener to the album.  A couple of weeks ago, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes headlined Jack Saunders Hopscotch gig under the synonym,…
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