Now we are Six

Now we are Six

Documentary? Situationism? Immersive Theatre? Comedy? Tragedy? Last year TheZineUK celebrated five years since first uploading Chapter 1 of the diary story in Spring 2014 (the same year that various grass roots music instigations also arrived - maybe there was something in the air)... So much has happened that this doesn't feel based in reality sometimes. Are we a rock opera movie? Almost, Almost Famous? And as for all the BS in the background that passes as real life... One thing is for sure by collaborating and co promoting our friends have created new futures. Chapter 1 (click and flick) was photographed and created by Rupert Hitchcox, now at Joyzine and the Hard Rock Cafe (among many more achievements). #MusicWomen statement of intent cover with Rhiannon The Nightmare smashing it at…
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BIG IN 2020? You bet.

BIG IN 2020? You bet.

54 of The Best New Bands First playing Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester and London shows. Hourglvss by Jon Mo "Usually way before anyone else, and at the time bands need it most, This Feeling are there: The Struts, Tom Grennan, Blossoms, Gerry Cinnamon, The Amazons, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Yonaka... the list goes on, but you get the idea... trust us, we know what's coming. SO without further ado... here's who should be on your radar 2020..." (This Feeling) This Feeling's massive Big In... annual zonefests that we recently referred to as "The Brits of Buzz". Big up the Zone, Red Stripe, Pirate Studios and all that rock with them! Great to see some artists from our own documentary develop into contenders, here, too! The scariest age ever is…
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Future Picks, 29th January, Islington

Punky Rock show: MOSES, The Rills, Louise Schofield and TheZineUK at Hope And Anchor. Still grinning from our Music People Party, this idea began while dancing to DJ Nineties Mike at the after show: 7-11pm Wednesday 29th January. Hope and Anchor, 207 Upper St, London N1 1RL. 18+! £6 advance Tickets (+bf) via WeGotTickets * Skiddle * Eventbrite. Access; basement venue. FB event for updates. Arresting artists Buzz bands Creative crowd Filmed. Dress up if you wanna. MOSES are a global secret, armed with what sound like greatest hits, and the showmanship to perform them. Seeds of a MOSES choir, Nov.'19, by Mike Rădulescu With over five million streams in eighteen months of seasonal releases, tonight begins a big year which opens with next single, 'Who Needs The Money?' (Anti…
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2020s Roaring New Music Trade

2020s Roaring New Music Trade

A newer wave of entertainment, organically growing by collaboration. So much happening in Britain and Ireland's interdependent rock n roll world that this decade is already flavoured. https://youtu.be/wrKhhkH75zo Enjoyed Cruel Hearts Club at SOMAfestival 2019, Recently on This Feeling TV they're a TF Big In 2020 pick! Talking of SOMA, Modern Age Music are one of the interdependent promoters crossbred with various events, peers and, last year especially, Pistonhead Lager, Indie Central Music, Jack Wood (Radio X) and another riser, Louise Schofield! Couples, Weekend Recovery, Drusila, Galaxy Thief, Record Street, Cafe Aspen, Aerial Salad and Saint Ivy are among stirling London / Manchester Modern Age Ones To Watch 2020: https://modernagemusic.co.uk/ https://youtu.be/nGeDM7YEdjU 'Going Nowhere' Glam-pop stomping ROCK from a band who are going somewhere. Weekend Recovery; Ones To Watch 2020. Situationism…
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The Rezner x Louise Schofield TV

The Rezner graced TheZineUK's 5th birthday in March. We can't them enough for returning to The Music People Party. That is some journey, Cornwall and back! They truly delivered the goods - Big tunes and a confidently engaging show. Louise Schofield caught up with the band. Like she says, here, they're ready for bigger stages... Liam (bass guitar), Sam (vocals/guitar), Red (guitar/vocals), Zé (drums) in conversation... 2019 has been a whirl, absolute scenes on home turf with multiple shows for BBC Introducing, landmark festival slots, a Sum 41 support and much more. A few days after their Spring show for TheZineUK, debut single, 'Mickey', dropped and was greeted like the arse kicking saviour of a tune that it is. Newly released, the follow up, 'For Myself', keeps the ball up…
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#FuturePicks; HÜDS ‘Copicat’

This summer a Wizard (Gavin Monaghan) pointed my ears in the direction of poetic Wolverhampton troubadours, HÜDS. My ears said "more please". Image by Paul Husband Then, a couple of months ago, I found a Vanadian Avenue live music video of the young quartet playing "Coasting" and "Copicat" at a Stourbridge show with superb rockers, The Pagans S.O.H. and Kick The Clown. I discovered that HÜDS and myself share views on The Scum Oozepaper, that the second song was about a piece of recording equipment and that their musicianship thrilled me to watch. I HAVE to see a show. These last couple of years, especially, The Midlands are deconstructing rock and inviting music lovers to come dine at this total feast. This is one of the bands radiating psychedelic sparks.…
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Solidarity. We can do this.

Solidarity. We can do this.

Littler Britain, Winter 2019. The first five years of TheZineUK documenting were under the (S)tory party. Agree to disagree on the results and blames, then we move on. Hopefully together. The songs and gigs will keep coming. The tale will keep evolving. The artists will keep inspiring. Thank you, allies, for every click, "like", artist support and hug so far. TheZineUK instagram posted 10 picture memories, (from thousands!) a few hours before the 12/12 Election results. We hope to create another five years of love, peace, music, unity and hope. Even in a hostile environment. The friends of a #FertileEnvironment inspire it. Onwards. ❤️🎶 ❤️ p.s. below, the cover of Spring 2019 part 1 picture documentary. part 2 is coming soon!
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Stars for The Many

Stars for The Many

"The For the Many Tour is about using our platform to bring people together, influence change and help create a society in which we are a little bit more equal." (The Blinders) It's not just that guitars are back in the forefront of activism, it's also that music still wants to save the world. Good. Big Joanie, Jon McClure (Reverend & The Makers), Grace Petrie - oh so many more, allied with friends/fans at events, on line, wherever, to make the future look brighter. No matter what happens next. Politics -v- dirty tricks. I went off on one, a few weeks ago ('12/12/19: Hate -v- Love?') but am switched on the people powered punky positivity pulsing against the elite establishment's excremental evil. Fckn adore the artists in TheZineUK's story. Taking…
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THE REZNER are coming for ya!

THE REZNER are coming for ya!

Rock has impacted this insane 2019 with some stand out newcomers who are here to soundtrack our most uncertain future yet. Aficionados of credible potential, do get The Rezner on your thrill-radar for 2020. All band images by Mood Foto Above, left to right; Liam Palmer - bass guitar, Jose Barradas - drums, Sam Stone - vocals/guitar and Redley Flowerdew - guitar/vocals. The Rezner have been faves of various team members of TheZineUK since a tip-off a year ago, and they only become even more so, with each release and every time we see them play. Of course, we asked if they could please play The Music People Party 2019 on 17th December - and if we could grab a quick interview? Many thanks for both, lads. The Rezner :…
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12/12/19: Hate -v- Love?

12/12/19: Hate -v- Love?

The most important/divisive General Election of British History. By the 2030's will we be reliving the 1930's horrorism? I hope not (but watch the enablers try). Free downloads;http://spellingmistakescostlives.com Leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbyn has already won in some ways. Socialism is on the agenda of politics. Big time. Being sociable, neighbourly, sharing, having empathy, socialising. What is not to LOVE? (It feels like Billionaires, Capitalism and other Blue Meanies, HATE humanity and it's planet) 2010 onwards. A decade decayed: The repulsively rich stealing from the heart-breakingly poor (unnecessary "Austerity" of the Conservatives / Liberal Democrats #ConDem pact) and the Economic Murder inflicted by Universal (dis)Credit and the DWP (deliberately wicked policies). Boorish Boris Johnson has also already won in many ways. A right wing, fascist coup that deliberately hoodwinks…
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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. PRE-SAVE link is here! Please CLICK IT! 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…
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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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