Exclusive: Family Jools ‘Revelations’ video

Exclusive: Family Jools ‘Revelations’ video

29th November - Family Jools, new single, 'Revelations' - pre save / add via https://backl.ink/92259083 22nd November - Family Jools, live at The Water Rats, London. £8 Cash. £5 Advance via We Got Tickets. 'Revelations' is a brilliant, Beatlesque pop groove from Family Jools, a band armed with an internationally appealing guitar sound that is doing them a lot of favours. When better to drop 'Revelations' than in the 21st Century's Apocalyptic hostile environment? "Revelations is about the current state of the nation. Where we are "sipping on information". If you listen to the lyrics, it becomes obvious. Vote Labour" (George Sims, lead singer and songwriter). Exclusive: Video Premiere; https://youtu.be/aA66MJ_klkw 'Revelations' (End Of The Trail Creative) No strangers to TheZineUK story, we're seeing Family Jools steadily bloom in chapters. Fresh…
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The Assist – 2019 WTF!

You may have well seen The Assist previously on TheZineUK pages. What reporting of the under radar happenings, nationwide, wouldn't include their FizzPop banging presence? All images courtesy of The Assist New single 'I Don't Care' is released on 6th December. Live shows are coming up with Rats and Spinn, then they round off supporting The Clause at their long sold out This Feeling extravaganza in Birmingham Academy. It has been an unforgettable year for them. The Assist are faces on the scenes that youth is creating for itself. A movement that is blossoming, against the surreal "real life" odds. When they're not having the time of their lives on stage, they're down the front at gigs, supporting their peers (i.e. at The Magic Garden) gracing festival stages, or winning…
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The Dabhands. Double lives, single minds.

The Dabhands are one of the developing bands who are woven into the fabric of our alternative rock tales. Photography by Rob Blackham Last Spring they graced our Camden Monarch music social. Having signed to Rose Coloured Records this spring, (label for BERRIES and more!), they launched the 'Bad Apple' EP in Summer, picked up BBC Radio support and played various independent festivals (including BBC Introducing Stages). Click here for the soaring title track, 'Bad Apple', on Spotify. TheZineUK invited The Dabhands back to play The Music People Party in December, they kindly said yes! A good time, then, to catch up with lead singer, Katie Campbell, for a quick interview, beforehand. TheZineUK : "For anybody that missed your seminal set at Camden Monarch last year, how would you describe…
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Doc; Spring Part 1

Doc; Spring Part 1

Since Spring 2014, alternative rock has seeded a fresh Entertainment Industry. Despite an Armageddon / Black Mirror austerity feel to modern life, this escapism lights up our dystopian darkness. TheZineUK documents a small facet of positive music movements. Click here to see Spring 2019 - Part 1. Unity. Creativity's Civilisation Blueprint. Argh Kid : "Has it been a great decade for music?" Travellers Tunes: "Its been a criminally under documented one." Discuss? If the last five years alone are anything to go by, it's been an unbelievable, virtual secret. Nowadays "faces" of the DIY punky scenes are not national music press, but the rising subjects, creators and enablers of new media. Mainstream say "print is dead". Music Women like Sahera Walker and Elly Bailey sell out of their printed zines.…
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BUGEYE: ‘Electric’ Power – single/tour.

BUGEYE: ‘Electric’ Power – single/tour.

BUGEYE's hot pop tart single,'Electric', is released 29th November. Produced by Paul Tipler it's available to pre-order October 29th. Pre-save now (DistroKid). They tour from 24th October, supporting She drew the gun. Art by Julia Woolams Angela Martin (vocals, guitar), Paula Snow (bass), Kerrie Smith (drums), Grace Healey (keyboards). Part of counter culture's blooming, grass roots arts movements, Bugeye bring bright songs and good times. Image by Julia Woolams The punchy analogue-x-digital sound created with esteemed producer, Paul Tipler (Elastica, Stereolab, The Tuts etc.) works as a recording and live entertainment to keep feet moving. Rated “The best punk disco band” by BBC's Janice Long, the songs are hooky and dynamic, but that's not all that reels us in. There's musical activism for art and articulation that we can relate…
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MDE:ONE and rising

MDE:ONE and rising

The world is waking up/breaking up NOW. MDE:ONE, the inaugural Music Declares Emergency gathering, graced this year's Harvest time with hopes to Spring. Now That's What I Call Time To Act! Summer 2019: Music Declares a Climate and Ecological Emergency, launched (with Savages, Nadine Shah, Radiohead, Foals and Idles in their ranks). MDE called on governments to reverse bio-diversity loss, reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and Tell The Truth. They said “We acknowledge the impact of music industry practices and commit to taking urgent action.” - and started right away. Come Together for MDE:ONE. WHAT a beautiful community space. Autumn 2019; Grassroots situationists, TheZineUK, rep at MDE:ONE (made notes on a flyer, grabbed a few amateur clips but mainly to involved in how fab it was to…
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Renegade Psalms – Poetic Punk Power

Renegade Psalms – Poetic Punk Power

When Patrick Jones, rightfully described as "the 21st century Dylan Thomas", and John Robb, Britain's Minister Of Counter Culture, unite their multi tasking talents and presence, you know it's going to be powerful. Released on the Magic Mooned Friday The 13th of September 2019, 'Renegade Psalms' (Louder Than War Records), was created over a year and a half during the hopefully peak stupid and cruel reality of this decade. Patrick Jones is a multi literate wordsmith, poet, playwright, orator. His hypnotic Welsh lilt empowers his compassionate and very human lyrics full of community and love with a lone political voice. He has recorded this album, 'Renegade Psalms', with John Robb of The Membranes scoring powerful classical strings to match the dramatic landscapes of the words. The personal is the political.…
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Music People 2019

Music People 2019

The Music People Party returns. A gathering of the mover shaker artists, allies, freelancers and freewheelers. This end of year bash celebrates with exciting, enticing ENTERTAINERS. On 17th December, Couples, The Rezner, The Dabhands sparkle at Camden Monarch. New bands that have had their biggest year to date, laying down strong Ones To Watch foundations for 2020 Vision. Monefa Walker of TheZineUK's Events (Rocklands ArtBeat) has pulled a Moment out of the bag (yet again!) https://youtu.be/HKfpeBEFres If the 21st Century did Old Grey Whistle Test... WHAT a band! Couple have blown crowd after crowd right away. The Music People Party is on and off stage, wall to wall, ones to watch. Since 2014 TheZineUK has developed Expo vibes, co-promotions, festival stages and a genuine, documented music movement story that you…
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The Albion Rooms open. The Libertines tour.

The Albion Rooms open. The Libertines tour.

"It might be a while before we challenge The Savoy or The Grand Budapest in the hotel stakes, but we’ve put a lot of love into this. Meanwhile it’s a colourful and inspiring home for The Libertines and I look forward to the Albion Rooms becoming our very own Warholian Factory.” ( Carl Barât) Mais, oui! ...do like to be beside the seaside. Just when Britain needs all the best visions of itself possible, THE LIBERTINES unveil the first phase of their vision to convert a five storey, ten room, Victorian building into an ArtBeat central.The Albion Rooms (Two Bars and a Recording Studio) open on 31st August 2019). We say hip hip HOORAY! Kent is home to various of TheZineUK's fave friends/allies (some fave Birds n Fairies included), and…
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The Tearaways

The Tearaways return to these shores for their fourteenth consecutive British tour. They are modern day troubadours with an authentic musical heritage running richly through their collective veins. “I remember seeing The Tearaways at Shea Stadium ...great band” -  Tom Hanks  They are Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Drummer, Clem Burke of Blondie playing with singer-songwriters John Finseth, Greg Brallier and David Hekhouse. This tour will be especially poignant. Another member, John Ferriter now Rests In Power. An Entertainment Executive, he launched celebrity talent agency The Alternative, after nineteen years in PR and had recently signed TOWIE diva, Gemma Collins to his rosta. Earlier this year, Gemma continued her rise to fame in Hollywood when she appeared in The Tearaways video for 'Sweet Sounds Of Summer' Watch the video for…
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ALIVE Tour 2019 rocks October

ALIVE Tour 2019 rocks October

This Feeling has announced its third consecutive Alive Tour in association with Scott's menswear and Red Stripe. Four of the UK’s best new alternative rock bands; Sugarthief, Hourglvss, The Kicklips and The Estevans as a thrilling live music exhibition. Alive is the road show, that celebrates the grassroots scenes every gig, with a massive rock n roll love-in: October 2019 :Wednesday 2nd Record Junkee, Sheffield, Thursday 3rd Broadcast, Glasgow, Friday 4th Night People, Manchester, Saturday 5th Hope & Ruin, Brighton, Wednesday 9th Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Thursday 10th Thousand Island, London, Friday 11th Boileroom Guildford, Saturday 12th The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham If you have ever wanted to be a part of an authentic music movement, grab a ticket for this all top tips tour, affordably. £8 advance for London, £6 elsewhere https://metropolismusic.com/artists/this-feeling-alive/ In the…
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Sick Love

"a high-energy, balls to the wall show that will have you screaming and bopping along" In days like these we need heroically sized distractions. Sick Love go way beyond that. They are a serious proposition with a live set that sounds like a greatest hits, ready-made for huge crowds. Intimately, they're a brilliant riot. No apologetic jingle jangle here - they're part of the rising tide of absolutely addictive punky rock sparklers forging a new music movement. Sick Love have every right to sound and look this ambitious. Fronted by the already iconic Rebecca Geary, they may be your favourite new band. Various members of TheZineUK have been instantly immersed in the Dublin foursome's thrill and found themselves coming back for more! https://youtu.be/iB81CkfNCnw Either get this band on a Music…
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JEKYLL; Monumental Blackpool Rock

"I think the disconnected, unhealthy nature of our social-media/technology-dominated society, and our very messy political climate, has really necessitated the sanctuary and catharsis music can provide." (Joel Foster, JEKYLL) Since 2013, JEKYLL's unrelenting drive to create and perform dramatic music, has has laid the foundations for a dynamic monster of a British alternative rock band to build upon. Image by Hannah Walley Blackpool, illuminated by artful wonders - including John Robb (our Minister Of Counter Culture), Strange Bones and Jekyll - is maintaining the North West of England's central role in alternative music scenes. The latter's cinematic sinister silk is woven from a galaxy of past, present and futuristic inspirations to incense with immense intensity. Over the past five years Jekyll have steadily built a firm reputation from their roaring,…
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The Gulps

The Gulps are an up up up and coming new London band, an international love-in of poetic rockers, a classic, guitar blessed, sound and so much more. Image by Jonathan Hallam Fresh from playing Madrid's Mad Cool Festival (and being featured in various Spanish media) and headlining for scene queen Sahera Walker, The Gulps, already have more landmark events on the horizon. A taster of why, is their Spring 2019 debut EP; 'In The Kings House'. It was produced by song based producer, Youth (the Killing Joke legend who has also worked with Jesus And Mary Chain, Guns'n'Roses) on his Youth Sounds label. It's fair to say that eye and ears are on The Gulps. https://youtu.be/KuqG7er6HhI Get ready to sing along. With this end of town being a call stop…
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Tiger Mimic, Alt-Pop that roars

Tiger Mimic are one of the bands helping to shape 2019. A historic year on so many levels, simultaneously futuristic in it's under radar creative and performance movements. We dig their quirky, glam and dark faceted rocking party sounds... Tiger Mimic are part of the essential line up of tipped bands appearing at Volume 1 of The Deptford Mix Up (Saturday 27th July Rock and Indie all dayer from 3pm in London. Tickets – £8 (total – click here) in advance or only £10 on the door – for a mini festival of top tips. Zeenagers have caught Tiger Mimic appearing at various key events including, recently, The Brighton Mix Up weekend and CroCroLand Festival. They've always been cheered loudly and heartily by the crowd. Next, they're hitting the famed Amersham Arms stage. TheZineUK: "Have…
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Hawxx

"Our main goal is to bring metal to the masses and for it to go mainstream again" Hawxx are part of the essential line up of tipped bands appearing at Volume 1 of The Deptford Mix Up (Saturday 27th July Rock and Indie all dayer from 3pm in London. Tickets - £8 (total - click here) in advance or only £10 on the door - for a mini festival of top tips. I'd caught them at the end of last year playing with Bugeye at a Camden Rocks night and been impressed with their authentically analogue sound. The seeds of something. It's going to be great to see them on local turf. Anna Papadimitriou- vocals, guitar, Hannah Staphnill- guitar, backing vocals, Iman Ahmed - bass, backing vocals and Jessica Dann-…
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The Don’t Knows know

"The best way to describe our show in one word would be happiness!" Hastings based new indie popsters, The Don't Knows purvey catchy melodies. These have already got them slots at some cool events around the country. TheZineUK wondered if they had performed these songs to an audience in this part of the capital. TDK : "I’m pretty sure we’ve never bought our live show to New Cross before this gig at The Amersham Arms, however we’ve hit Camden a few times recently and Soho once or twice also." TheZineUK : "Hope you enjoy South East London. How would you sum up the live set that you're bringing to The Deptford Mix Up?" TDK : "The best way to describe our show in one word would be happiness! We really…
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Madlands, The Musical

Madlands, The Musical

Erin Grace of The Cosmics by Psychedelic Eye How are TheZineUK team telling so many tales of DIY's punky secret stars? By excitement from fresh feisty thrills which are zapping the millenium's teen years with artful, youthful, 2020 vision, already. You couldn't invent the ways in which remarkable new talent is being driven to new heights by astronomical ambition and psychedelic imagination. Here's another. The Midlands have interacted with other parts of the country for centuries. Perhaps take the HS2 gravy train budget and give it directly to young talent for better social impact. Why? Well, read on. The Pagans S.O.H. played their debut London gig at SOMAfest and left jaws dropped. A poetic rock force. We don't need fake news to tell so many tales. Despite surviving in an…
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Blackthorn’s Buzz Band bonanza.

Blackthorn’s Buzz Band bonanza.

The family friendly Blackthorn Music Festival returns Friday 19th to Sunday 21st July, 2019. Quality line ups, warm vibes and enthusiastic feedback, being key. The North West's spangly music scene is laser beam bright right now. Click here for BLACKTHORN FESTIVAL 2019 tickets. Scroll down for day split stage times, and just a few of a very healthy amount of new music recommendations playing this year. Blackthorn Music Festival is not just about credible, household name headliners. What works for TheZineUK story of guitary goodness is booking the hot underground and new music as it's warming up. Previous smart bookings included Twisted Wheel, Dirty Laces, No Hot Ashes, Guxti Bibang, The Blinders, Dantevilles, Novatones and The Goa Express who have all gone on to raised profiles. The K's are among…
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This IS the Year Of Rage

This IS the Year Of Rage

deux furieuses are back in our collective face, where they belong. It's a pleasure. Image by Dan Donovan Looking to escape the patriarchy's perv-poisoned prison? Me Too. Their new single, 'Year Of Rage' is a fiercely raw call to arms, for the humans of any gender, who need an "enough is enough" soundtrack. "The year of rage" sang sweetly, but insistent. This single is an anger banger which music guru, John Kennedy of Radio X, rightfully calls; "Magnificent". deux furieuses are newly signed to Xtra Mile Recordings. 'Year Of Rage' is their first release for the label and an appetising taster of the band's new album, 'My War Is Your War' (produced by Rob Ellis, mixed by Mark Freegard). The LP / CD / Download is released 18th October. Pre…
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