Wayne Thomas of Trampolene

Wayne Thomas of Trampolene

For the first time in weeks, the sun was pouring down over London as I headed to Crouch End to meet Trampolene bass player, Wayne Thomas. Having previously decided to meet at a pub in the area, I had just ordered myself a drink before he walked in, greeting me kindly and not hiding his slight surprise at my efficiency of managing to get there before him. Welsh alternative rock band Trampolene - made up of Jack Jones, Wayne Thomas and Rob Steele - is a band that everybody and their sister claims to know, but yet still remain an unknown and intriguing concept to supporters across the world. Since their formation, they have captivated fans with their wild antics on and off stage, but also their absorbing and genuine…
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The C33s at The Peer Hat

The C33s at The Peer Hat

The C33s ...Refresh The Parts Other Bands Cannot Reach…! Northern Jon caught The C33s playing their first hometown headline show (sold out) and is exhilarated. "Turn that unholy racket off! - and where's my Blondie Record??" Said my old man in '77 when I came back from "Our Price" (record shop) with my first ever 7" single - 'Sex Pistols' - 'Holidays In The Sun'. Fast forward to Manchester 2019. Seeing The C33s evoke those ground-breaking childhood memories - hearing such cacophonous, joyous, raw anger and energy again - was as exhilarating, as it was refreshing. Cav, Judy and Ste are definitely one of the most exciting and talented garage punk combos on the planet and their star is definitely ascending quicker than Yuri Gagarin on Red Bull! Judy Jones…
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Al Moses – Summer single ‘Taxidermy’

Al Moses – Summer single ‘Taxidermy’

#FuturePicks - Al Moses; "Growing by the minute in popularity, increasing second by second, it’s been a great year for them!" said Janice Long of BBC Radio Wales. It's not surprising if the impressive, punchy rock'n'roll show hit The Brighton Mix Up recently, is anything to go by. Their new single, 'Taxidermy', was produced by Steffan Pringle (ESTRONS, Himalayas), mastered by Charlie Francis (REM etc.) and sounds like a genuine hit. "... I barely pay attention to my benign big mouth I’d swallow every sentence if I could spit it out ... " Inspired by guitar bands, before the tide started turning to it being cool, The young South Wales quartet are very NOW, and next, with 'Taxidermy'. They're a canny lot. "It’s a wild and ferocious take on the…
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#NEWMUSICSATURDAY WITH ELLY BAILEY: 10

#NEWMUSICSATURDAY WITH ELLY BAILEY: 10

Sad Boys Club – Mirror Me A dark but honest statement mixed with raging vocals and fierce riffs. https://open.spotify.com/album/0F6q8MxK6M7pzwPlmRA2Gl Gaffa Tape Sandy – So Dry A cutting indie track, featuring a modern twist on DIY garage rock. https://soundcloud.com/gaffatapesandy/gaffa-tape-sandy-so-dry Mark Ronson ft. King Princess – Pieces Of Us A smooth, sad banger from Mark Ronson featuring up and coming singer King Princess. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_moMkP7cUk Youth Sector – Renting Spaces In My World 80’s disco inspired synth rock.  https://soundcloud.com/youthsectorband/renting-spaces-in-my-world-1 Follow #NewMusicSaturdays on Twitter, want to be featured next week? Tweet us @TheZineUK
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Music Women : Carol Van Hemelrijck

Music Women : Carol Van Hemelrijck

Hum Hum Production are increasingly a fixture of attention and screenings. Their short film, Vaarheim recently won the Best Belgian Documentary Award at Viewpoint Film Festival and having made music videos with Ten Tonnes and MOSES is another side of their art. Thank you to director, Carol Van Hemelrijck, for telling us more; Hum Hum Production TheZineUK : "How did you come to be Hum Hum Production from starting to choose this path?" Carol : "I always wanted to be a director. A few years ago I met Jeanne Scahaise and together we created a director / producer duo : Hum Hum Production.Initially, we were both producing but after a couple of years, my first love for directing came back to life. Now we found a perfect balance with me…
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#NEWMUSICSATURDAY WITH ELLY BAILEY: 9

#NEWMUSICSATURDAY WITH ELLY BAILEY: 9

Honey Moon – Magic Slacker rock meets jangly pop, a perfect summer tune.  https://soundcloud.com/honeymoonuk/magic Lovelace – Fade Out A catchy, indie-rock hit, you’ll be singing it’s repeating chorus for days.  Arliston – I Have No Honour  A hypnotic and captivating track featuring haunting vocals.  https://soundcloud.com/arlistonmusic/i-have-no-honour Oliver Tree – Hurt Not quite new music as it was released last December but giving this track and honourable mention for it’s alternative, electronic music style and edgy vocals. Plus a very funny person to follow on socials, don’t take anything he says too seriously.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqpnbSFprB4 Follow #NewMusicSaturdays on Twitter, want to be featured next week? Tweet us @TheZineUK
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Long may The Bluetones reign

Long may The Bluetones reign

York Fibbers, June 2019 - by Northern Jon Hurrah and Thrice Nonny Nonny! It's Cats and Dogs outside but TGIF! The Real Boys in Blue are Back In Town….and they bring with them, lashings of hearty cheer, Quality tunes and a sackful of merry banter…to liven up a rainy night in a packed "Ye Olde Yorke Fibbers. Longevity in music is where the truth will out and since humble beginnings in 1993 these boys have never failed to deliver. Their set tonight was testament to their musical talents as well as Mark's quick wit and repartee which wouldn't go amiss on any stage at Edinburgh Festival. As true entertainers they span the decades, as does their adoring crowd tonight, which ranges from "The Grey Haired Parker Wearing Indie Old Guard"…
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The Velvet Hands – “Don’t Be Nice To Me” single review

The Velvet Hands – “Don’t Be Nice To Me” single review

What do you get, when you put The Velvet Hands, live music and music lovers together? A guaranteed party every time, where dancing is the currency, and everyone leaves their gigs feeling uplifted and jazzed for the week. Which is why I’m happy to announce, our avid dose of Cornish fever continues to shine brightly. Toby, Dan, Louis and Sam are gracing our hearts and souls with their new single “Don’t Be Nice To Me”. A little taster from their second studio album and if this single is anything to go by, these lads are well on their way. Their consistent brilliance, has produced a song full of sass, fun and assertion. In a short space of time, they have evolved dramatically, and you can hear that in this single. The signature Velvet…
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This is My Truth… A Manics Love Letter.

This is My Truth… A Manics Love Letter.

28 years ago, I fell in love with 4 beautiful boys from South Wales. All white skinny jeans, spray painted frilly shirts and eyeliner, they sang about Culture, Alienation, Boredom and Despair, had an opinion on just about everything and to me, they were utterly fabulous. As a shy and awkward teenager, they spoke to me in a way no-one had ever done before. The fact I had never met them, and our relationship existed through the pages of the weekly music press made no difference, I hung on their every word. Their influence affected almost everything I did, the books I read, the films I watched, my conversation and even the clothes I wore. They were the Manic Street Preachers and they would forever be ‘My Band’. We’ve had…
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#NEWMUSICSATURDAY WITH ELLY BAILEY: 8

#NEWMUSICSATURDAY WITH ELLY BAILEY: 8

Stupid Heavy Metal Broken Hearted Loser Punk – Dinosaur Pile Up (Parlophone) A catchy, clever, banger of a song from brand new album Celebrity Mansions, Out now! https://open.spotify.com/track/0GqdnBuiNOIqMd8R4RDWEx?si=6-KaNMoRThqIt7zS-Mjbsg 7 – Avalanche Party #ZineFave's Avalanche Party bring an eerie and heavy tune, this song will send shivers down your spine.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhivCVwdO_8&t=11s I Won’t Wait – Spector Lyrically crafty, with a lively chorus, a classic Spector tune.  https://open.spotify.com/album/31GVtJ9XAVemu07MnPNM7u I’m Trash – Bexatron (Zube Records) An edgy, old school, 80’s inspired hit. #Glamtastic. From Last year's Hey You! https://soundcloud.com/bexatron_london/im-trash Follow #NewMusicSaturdays on Twitter, want to be featured next week? Tweet us @TheZineUK
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The Sweet Things, and Nicky Smith Free Manchester show 8 June.

The Sweet Things, and Nicky Smith Free Manchester show 8 June.

Saturday 8th June, TheZineUK invites you to a free entry, unplugged, legend-loaded Saturday night out starring The Sweet Things, straight outta New York City, and exit calm frontman Nicky Smith - 7-11pm at Manchester's supercool new venue, The Rose And Monkey Hotel. "If the '72 Stones were exiled in New York City's East Village, instead of the South of France, you'd be somewhere close to The Sweet Things." . . . "Imagine a world where bedraggled glam-baners like The New York Dolls, Hanoi Rocks and The Quireboys stayed young" (Classic Rock Magazine) The band emit waves of all the above, in fact The Rollings Stones' horn section played on their album, along with The Black Crowes' keys player ... This will be some tour finale! It will be a Moment. Stunning song…
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Garorock Festival June 27-29, 2019

Garorock Festival June 27-29, 2019

Music Festival preview by AP Childs At the end of this month, TheZineUK is excited to be travelling to the Burgundy region in southern France to experience its very first Garorock Festival. The symbol of this year, the 23rd edition of Garorock, is a winged horse - we believe that implies a little bit of magic might well be on offer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXpt06kGpsw Situated on La Plaine De La Filhole near to the city of Marmande, Garorock takes place from Thursday 27th June to Sunday 30th June. Each year features an eclectic line-up from across all genres of the musical spectrum; from Hip Hop to Pop and from Folk to Metal. We do indeed spy a magical line-up which we believe promises something very special. Here is half a dozen of…
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Rock Festival (r)Evolution

Rock Festival (r)Evolution

Music lovers help to shape new futures. DIY Promoters (and a Newer Wave community vibed audience, high in creators) uniting for extending family tales. A Tiger Mimic / MOSES / Bang Bang Romeo / Bugeye supergroup at CroCroLand Festival, a historic, beautiful day for music/arts. In TheZineUK's first year, 2014, we were humbled to earn official fest stages at The Alternative Escape & Camden Crawl. We rep annually at various events, and appreciate being part of a growing charitably minded positivity. For instance, check out half a minute of an intimate Kick Out The Jams Mix-Up special over the Camden Rocks weekend. https://youtu.be/dsx_9AwWzzA #DIY Summer Of Love wavelengths, sussed photographers KNOW where to be... #KOTJmixup gatherings! Starting small. Presenting tall. With friends from our story growing in profile, each year…
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