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Hallo today, Planet Lockdown 28th March 2020 - From 1pm GMT, threads of this tapestry weave are #LivingTheStream https://youtu.be/wDtRbtGcihU @TheZineUK tweeting or RT/ing #BalconyOnLineFest Thanks and love to all involved and supporting.
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Lockdown Look Up

Lockdown Look Up

Freshly presented Top Of The Genre Fusion Pops. 1/3 Soulful and prolific Felixity, who released debut single 'You&Me' with a handful of albums ready! One of the Komplex mavericks, building her own studio, Felixity made the video in Storm Dennis! Urban street sound that builds into a block party classic. https://www.instagram.com/felixity_x/ https://youtu.be/7oDcxfZp7q0 2/3 Also, like a bolt out of the blue is the punk funk bonkersly infectious sound of Billy NoMates. This is FFS-pop at it's best. Debut single, 'No', is both a statement and a statement of intent. It's a 'YES' from us. https://www.facebook.com/billynomatestor/ https://youtu.be/hhEX9n5DjZQ 3/3 magic numbers! Gonna round off this Lockdown Look Up with another brand new just landed recommendation. New wave pop loveliness from Jean Genie's Massive Hugs, titled 'Vaccine', it will earworm your heart. https://facebook.com/jeangeniesmassivehugs…
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We Daydream with Loveblind

We Daydream with Loveblind

Welcome to a story which "takes place between North and South. Between past and present. Between loneliness and future." Welcome to Loveblind. The Newer Wave age has arena worthy soundtracks from star shaped talents. Mouse-hold more than household names. For now. . . Loveblind are a stargaze, cyper-electro force of supernature - their 21st century audiovisual-kraft werks. With hinted elements of Visage and Placebo, but their unique Mode and presence, Loveblind landed on Planet Lockdown with 'War Planets', the first single from 'Sleeping Visions' (debut album on Vinyl, CD and Digital via Saint Marie Records). https://youtu.be/O14cBH1mPeM Dorian Electrique (vocals) and Wyatt Parkins (guitar) were recently conversation with Kelly Munro. Kelly : Tell us how long you've been making music together. Wyatt - "We started in late 2017 as a three…
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Balcony Festival OnLine

Balcony Festival OnLine

DIY's makers and shakers unite on Saturday 28th March at Balcony Online Music Festival - 1-6pm GMT - presented by Louise Schofield (BBC Sesh) with virtual stages: CroCroLand, Louder Than War, Joyzine, God Is In The TV, Loud Women, Sonic Tonic and ourselves. Physically distanced but highly personal performances; Raising awareness, it's free to view on the above sites with optional donations. Musicians Against Homelessness are a thread of our documentary's tapestry. Self employed and motivated: The Show Must Go On. Always starting something. Get updates, links and participants info, exchange ideas and natter with the artists and organisers via #BalconyOnlineFest on socials and at the FaceBook / announcements event click here. Alongside more MainStreams like Liam of Dork's Industry Lockdown Lowdown and celebrity sing alongs, there has been the…
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Edith; ‘I Kinda Liked You’

Edith; ‘I Kinda Liked You’

"...you don't need anyone's approval to be who you truly are." Ryan Foster interviews up and coming cool queen, Edith, whose new single - 'I Kinda Liked You' - is out now. Already getting Mabel, Halsey, Lany and Dua Lipa comparisons, Edith is emerging as a musical talent in a (polished) league of her own. Aged ten, she moved from Romania to England to pursue her music career; singing, playing guitar and piano. Edith started writing songs to be able to deal with, and express her feelings about her life. "Wanting people of all ages and genders to listen to my music and be able to relate to it. I think we all go through the same emotions, love, hate, pain, and we think we are the only ones, but…
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The Music Walk Of Fame is Good News.

Spring 2020 positivity: The Music Walk of Fame has recently honoured the icon, Amy Winehouse. Her family and celebrity guests gave their tributes to one of Camden's very own. The global star was honoured as the third (augmented reality!) stone on The Music Walk of Fame in Camden. Industry's mover shaker, Heather Minx, was there to report on something very close to this documentary's heart. Icon and Innovator stones have also been laid in honour of The Who, Madness and Soul II Soul. One of the world's most powerful, inventive vocalists, songwriters (and charismas), in her short, but multi award winning career, Amy performed and released a string of extraordinary songs - included two perfect albums: 'Frank' and 'Back To Black'. https://youtu.be/TJAfLE39ZZ8 Amy Winehouse has left her spirit in millions…
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Documentary : Summer 2019

Documentary : Summer 2019

Ruby, John, Monefa, Tikz, Joe and Simon - the newer wave of Rock n Roll, rising across Britain Ireland, is a Fertile Environment. TheZineUK June/July 2019 documentary. Photography by Lorna Cort, Brian Robinson Photography, Elly Bailey, Trust A Fox and James Corrin. Cast includes; Sisteray, Tiger Mimic, Monefa Walker, Hawxx, Musicians Against Homelessness, Madame Fairy, The Dirty Blonds, Live Circuit, Benumu, SONS, The Novus, Head Above The Clouds, Little Nans Bar, Bang Bang Romeo, The Velvet Hands, deux furieuses, Cold Water Swimmers, Joyzine, Smiley & The Underclass, Dutch Mustard, Dead Naked Hippies, The C33s, Cavalcade, Why Generation?, Sahera Walker, MOSES, Radio X Ruby Blue, Sh!tsick and it's a bit of a Kick Out The Jams x Rotor Videos special. Diary/amateur snaps: Caffy St Luce.https://issuu.com/thezineuk/docs/019summer https://issuu.com/thezineuk/docs/019summer Front cover image: Newer Wave…
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SARA – Lovable Maybe. Interview

SARA – Lovable Maybe. Interview

SARA graces 2020 with a spectacularly special slice of alternative pop - 'Lovable Maybe' - and a conversation with Kelly Munro for TheZineUK. Kelly: Tell us how long you’ve been making music... Sara : "I think I wrote my first (albeit terrible) song when I was twelve – so I guess it’s been eleven years now!" What’s been some of your highlights so far on your musical journey? "The first thing that springs to mind is last May when I had my first experience of recording in an actual studio. It really hit home that I could have big ideas and didn’t have to limit myself, and it was just nice to feel confident. Another highlight is playing my first London show and hearing my manager say we had really…
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False Heads – it’s ALL there!

False Heads – it’s ALL there!

False Heads step up a chapter with their debut album, the roughly hewn and smoothly executed 'It's All There But You're Dreaming'. This three-headed East End gang have built momentum towards this LP, while turning the heads of key entertainment biz shakers with classic ROCK that is very English and International simultaneously. "Even though it's aggressive, it's delicate which is exactly what we wanted." (False Heads) A dozen soul worms from a band of our times. Ah, our times... The last few years have relegated the "GB" of Great Britain to Gammon Brexitannia. The Resistance, apocalypse punx, soundtrack our slow motion descent into second world farce and bogroll battles. We are through the fucking rabbit hole. Luckily, so are our bands! https://youtu.be/KQ_ZLrZekSs False Heads have worked hard to reach the…
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Friday I’m In Love 16

Friday I’m In Love 16

Aunty Social - Cortex https://youtu.be/-IXo882-LuI twitter.com/auntydannyfacebook.com/auntysocialmusicinstagram.com/auntydanny-----Tummyache - Commonplace https://youtu.be/oebs-qdEj5U https://youtu.be/oebs-qdEj5U-----Loose Buttons - I Don't Really Know https://youtu.be/mbebiCEKbeg twitter.com/LooseButtonsNYCfacebook.com/LooseButtonsMusicinstagram.com/loosenupyourbuttons-----Motel Thieves - Make It Better https://soundcloud.com/motelthieves/make-it-better facebook.com/MotelThievesinstagram.com/motelthieves------Michael G Moore - Vinney Weave https://open.spotify.com/track/5k4UgUqVMBN4lnBVo031xS https://www.instagram.com/michael_g_moore/https://www.facebook.com/michaelgmoorepianoanimal/-----TV People - Kitchen Sinking https://soundcloud.com/tvpeopleband/kitchen-sinking facebook.com/tvpeoplebandinstagram.com/tvpeopleband-----Carrie Baxter - Love Me Better https://soundcloud.com/carriebaxter/love-me-better https://www.instagram.com/iamcarriebaxter/https://www.facebook.com/carriebaxtermusic/-----Cuesta Loeb - grass it grows https://soundcloud.com/cuestaloeb/grass-it-grows-3 https://www.facebook.com/cuestaloebhttps://www.instagram.com/cuestaloebmusic/-----Jeremy Pascal - Valentine's Day https://soundcloud.com/jeremy_pascal/05-valentines-day https://www.facebook.com/ilovejeremypascal/-----No Time For Reason - Novocaine https://soundcloud.com/notimeforreason/no-time-for-reason-novocaine facebook.com/notimeforreasoninstagram.com/notimeforreason
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BOLLOX

BOLLOX

"Guitars bands are over". "Rocking at festival's can't be diverse". "It's impossible to be competitive AND collaborative". "Career worthy bands are NOT found in small venues these days". (Also, a belief that fascism's global sociopathic ingreeding is "government" and we should divide because war = business). To all of the above, I say Utter Fucking Bollocks. Manchester, #YANAfest street art 2014 "guitars are dead" said couch critics. Small venue gig lovers started Music Venue Trust, Independent Venue Week and TheZineUK documentary. All genres keep buzzing - i.e. Clit Rock - throughout austerity. Not many working class/all the genitals were buzzing on festivals bills around then, though. It's 2020. Art Power Movements! This Feeling have given SO many opportunities last few years, fresh forces like Modern Age Music (now with added…
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Good Days talk ‘Violet’

Good Days talk ‘Violet’

"We truly believe that love is the stuff that miracles are made of." (Good Days) Kelly Munro recently interviewed Good Days for TheZineUK, leading with... ...Tell us how long you've been making music together. Good Days : "We (Eric Ronick and Michael Cannova) met in 2015 in New York’s Lower East Side. " "Around the end of 2016 we started hanging out in the studio. By the beginning of 2017 we had finished our first song together and after that summer we had finished five songs and had an EP in our hand. All we needed now was a name. We talked a lot about wanting to put some good out into the world. Something that might encourage, inspire and even make someone feel loved. We wanted the world to…
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Friday I’m In Love. 15.

Friday I’m In Love. 15.

Black Lilys -Yalakta https://open.spotify.com/album/2mhguK50cskujEpjEtI5Kx twitter.com/blacklilysbandfacebook.com/blacklilys.officielinstagram.com/black_lilys-----LUCKY HORSES - Don't go making it easy https://youtu.be/CVSHJadif7o facebook.com/LUCKYHORSESband-----Tanya Ryan - Almost Famous https://soundcloud.com/tanyaryanxo/almost-famous twitter.com/tanyaryanxofacebook.com/tanyaryanxoinstagram.com/tanyaryanxo-----The Sweet Serenades - Runaway https://soundcloud.com/leonrecords/the-sweet-serenades-runaway facebook.com/thesweetserenadesinstagram.com/thesweetserenades-----Beachdust - Midnight Sally https://soundcloud.com/beachdust/03-midnight-sally instagram.com/beachduust-----Wolf & Crow - Midnight https://open.spotify.com/album/4FVhnt9TKcBeo7rWW6NjJE https://www.facebook.com/wolfandcrowband/https://www.instagram.com/wolfandcrowband/-----Cherryhead -Darling https://soundcloud.com/cherry_head/darling -----Fire in the Radio - Let's Get To The Start https://open.spotify.com/album/3V5t0hJzg1GKwTasJoS65B https://www.facebook.com/fireintheradiohttps://twitter.com/fireintheradio-----Far West -A Little Bit Hazy https://open.spotify.com/track/2b1zep0Ej6VGPiPABvBBH7 instagram.com/farwestmusic-----Strom Mccallum - Darling https://open.spotify.com/album/4sy4AT4OTeIlYc9LDUE0mu https://www.facebook.com/StromMcCallum/https://www.instagram.com/strom.mccallum/https://twitter.com/StromMcCallum
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Music’s true gems; Fans.

Music’s true gems; Fans.

Ruby Blue is a music fan that wove into this documentary a couple of years ago. A travelling MOSES fan who the band invited to appear in their video for 'Cause You Got Me', where we first met. (August 2018 band/crew) An independent rock n roll spirit, international adventurer and much more, Ruby attended our #FuturePicks live event. In TheZineUK's ad lib, situationist style, we asked if she would please do an impromptu interview with Louise Schofield. Kindly, Ruby said yes. Thanks for this. Lullaby Lou and Ruby Blue! Fans are as key as musicians, luck, exposure and finance to a band's story and live show. MOSES are exciters and inciters, their fans feedback the euphoria of singing and jumping along to such huge songs. We know that the band…
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Monefa Walker – genre fusing star gazing

Monefa Walker – genre fusing star gazing

Zeenagers (this tale woven from generations) are a multi talent tasking force of Nature. Always starting new ventures and adventures. One of our contributors, Monefa Walker, is a composer, performer and astrologer who writes for TheZineUK. Also a fan of various essential up and comers including Calva Louise (appears in their videos 'I Heard A Cry' / 'Belicoso') and MOSES - both come up in conversation. Monefa is promoter of classical music events (as well as our Rock shows), conducts interviews with The Mysterines, Shirley Manson, BERRIES more, and now in her own right has a debut album coming this year. Monefa is finding her confidence, but get a pair of friendly Leos together and you've a lively conversation. Like when Louise Schofield interviewed her at Future Picks. Both are…
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RtN Makes Music… and so much more!

RtN Makes Music… and so much more!

Rhiannon's gone from being The Nightmare, to a solo artist - RtN Makes Music - with a lot of treats up her sleeve - coming soon. Her naturally engaging charisma mean she was perfect to step up, last minute, to join the first #FuturePicks live. Louise Schofield made a DIY tv studio of the Hope and Anchor including pre-gig interviews. A fabulous, exclusive live set, preceded by this informal chat "you've gotta get out there and play" says Rhiannon. She performed a set that won the audience. She wrote a story, and it's going to be a short film "about fucking around empowering women through sexual fulfilment". She won our hearts. RtN makes music and much more: https://youtu.be/yWdHsKqPK3U
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J. Laser brings ‘Sunshine’

J. Laser brings ‘Sunshine’

Interview article by Kelly Munro. The amazing new track 'Sunshine' is the second single release from J. Laser who will release ten singles in 2020, rolling up into two EPs. https://youtu.be/WwMtHuBQTBE J. Laser - Sunshine (Audiam) J. Laser is the moniker of multi-talented composer, producer and musician, Jordan Lawlor. Based in Los Angeles and formerly a member of French dream pop outfit M83, J. Laser fuses modern electronic production and sonic manipulation techniques with classic song writing and an innate pop sensibility. We caught up with Jordan and posed these questions to him: M83. That went/is going well. Tell us your personal highlight/s? Or tell us to get lost if you're sick of talking about it? ;) "Yes, I’m really proud of the work I did over there. However, I…
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The Rezner

The Rezner

Fresh from their sold out IVW20 (Independent Venue Week ) headline at The Old Bakery, razorsharp rock riot, The Rezner let loose a wild willed new single 'Wouldn't You Like To Know?' on 21st February. It's a driving jump'n'roar along instant classic, and it is desirable: These days we need to punch the air, rather than each other. This affable young group, are one of our best, home grown therapies, loaded with positive energy and promise. The band have bustling radio support for 'Wouldn't You Like To Know?' from BBC Introducing (session included), Amazing Radio and USA's legendary Rodney Bingenheimer - plus single of the week accolades and wowed reviews, already. This record captures their punchy punk performance power. Following first (2019) singles 'Micky' and ‘For Myself’, rising momentum will…
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#ZineAndHeard Future Picks #1

#ZineAndHeard Future Picks #1

Created during Independent Venue Week 2020, Britain's last week in Europe, a venue full of friends, old and new, helped to create positivity with Louise Schofield: Pop up TV studio, DIY news reporting on happening arts and culture and a live(ly), inclusive music social. Studio? Intimate and iconic Hope and Anchor. TV courtesy of presenter, tech-star and multi-talent Louise Schofield. Happening Arts (rock band MOSES, blues-a-billy chanteuse, RtN Makes Music and classical musician Monefa Walker). Culture (Ruby Blue, a travelling music fan, already in TheZineUK documentary when Simon Baker made the 'Cause You Got Me' video, which is where we met). There was heart warming support from friends there in person or spirit, and even a quick snap shot session with musician, Kat Five. Much of Future Picks (our artists/event…
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Friday I’m In Love – 14

Friday I’m In Love – 14

End of The Trail’s Kelly Munro brings you his weekly HOT releases.  #FridayImInLove #14 Parallax Skies - Blood & Bones https://open.spotify.com/track/5bWvLBKcDmsl3UcybXz9Yu facebook.com/parallaxskies-----golda - Under https://soundcloud.com/goldamusic/under-2 https://www.facebook.com/goldamusichttps://www.instagram.com/golda.mp3/-----Hannah Connolly - Meet You There https://soundcloud.com/hannahconnolly/meet-you-there facebook.com/HannahConnollyMusic/https://www.instagram.com/hannahhconnolly/-----Erika Wester - I Don't Really Like You Sober https://soundcloud.com/user-322649079/i-dont-really-like-you-sober https://www.facebook.com/erikarachelwester/twitter.com/_erikawesterinstagram.com/_erikawester-----Kadeema - Gotta Get It https://youtu.be/wz0wErPJmvE https://www.facebook.com/kadeemamusic/https://www.instagram.com/kadeemamusic/-----52 Hertz Whale - Fish in the Dead Sea https://youtu.be/pyro8NW8Hb8 https://www.facebook.com/52hertzwhalebandhttps://www.instagram.com/52hertzwhale.band-----Caro - Fall Apart https://youtu.be/z4-PYNUDXAo twitter.com/carothebandfacebook.com/carothebandinstagram.com/carotheband-----The Wants - The Motor https://soundcloud.com/councilrecords/the-motorthewants https://www.facebook.com/thewantsband/https://www.instagram.com/the_wants_ #NewMusicFriday tweet @TheZineUK / insta thezine.uk
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