Watch #BalconyOnLineFest

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 from MOSES, Americana from RtN Makes Music, presented by Louise Schofield creating with TheZineUK and friends at Islington's legendary 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, Busy, buzzy, Creative crowd, Filmed. Dress up if you wanna. Ad lib future making. 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…
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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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