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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The Great Escape’s Canadian Blast

The Great Escape’s Canadian Blast

The Green Door Store, Brighton, became Canada House for the weekend of The Great Escape festival. Presenter; Katie O of KG Interviews From the 9th to the 11th of May, some of the finest players of Canada’s thriving independent music scene were showcased at Europe's annual and biggest live music and conference weekend. T. Thomason talks comparisons between the UK and Canadian scenes... https://youtu.be/oSLi2dvs0l4 T. Thomason x KG Interviews #TGE19 A hand-selected crop of Canada’s brightest emerging artists played live to excited new music fans and industry folk on the hunt for fresh talent. Motherhood, for instance, look like so much fun! https://youtu.be/qXTaJl9c6Ug Motherhood x KG Interviews #TGE19 Over the years, The Great Escape (sometimes referred to as Britain's SXSW) has proven a global launch point for emerging Canadian artists.…
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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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Russell Brand’s brilliant community projects 4th Birthday Party!

Russell Brand’s brilliant community projects 4th Birthday Party!

We spoke to the brilliant head of events - Sarah Ward. Tell us what you have planned. Sarah Ward: This will be a beautiful community-based celebration all taking place in Russell Brand’s iconic Trew Era Cafe, Hackney London, now run by The Forward Trust, which Russell is a Patron of. Russell is excited about this event! How did you choose the artists to play such an important gig? S: These two acts were chosen to perform as Russell funded the cafe with his book ‘revolution’ and these artists are revolutionary in their creative fields. It will be a full set from Xander & The Peace Pirates PLUS a Q&A. They are a really inspirational band. Their mantra is ‘The only solution to this soul pollution will be a spiritual revolution’ lead guitarist Keith Xander lodges a…
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‘Canadian Blast’ at Americana Fest UK 2019

‘Canadian Blast’ at Americana Fest UK 2019

The Empire Bar, London, 29th January and interview with Canadian Blast organiser, Trisha Carter. Showcasing a selection of Canada’s Finest Americana Talent, The ‘Canadian Blast’ is a not-for-profit initiative presented by the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA). It is a year-round travelling platform which visits the world’s new music festivals showcasing up and coming independent Canadian bands, one highly-rated handful at a time.  The Canadian Blast often acts as a springboard for new opportunities to help break into new music markets - leading to more gigs, licensing deals and of course, new fans. With a reputation for exhibiting exciting new talent, these shows are keenly attended by those in the know. Their annual three-day residency at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton, is always brimming with buzzing bands. The Zine UK make a point of catching at least a few of…
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New Release || ROBSON ‘The Paths We Take’

New Release || ROBSON ‘The Paths We Take’

TheZineUK Rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ - Slamming tunes with a heart.ROBSONare set to release their debut EP 'The Paths We Take'. The EP was recorded over the last twelve months in Los Angeles, London and their home town of Leicester.  It was mastered at Metropolis Studios by Peter Hewitt-Dutton(Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Public Enemy, Oasis)  Robson On Spotify* Instagram* Twitter* Facebook“That just blew my socks off. Brilliant Stuff.” (Gordan Smart, Radio X).  “One’s To Watch!”(GigSlutz) Lead tracks, ‘The Paths We Take’ and ‘Chemical Rain’  feature Danielle Espinoza (Welfair). Asa Brown (writer, producer and keyboardist) met Danielle in Los Angeles after discovering her on YouTube singing a Amy Winehouse Cover. There are two previously released singles, ‘Lost On You’  and  ‘All The Love In The World (Couldn’t Help You) Ft KAV (Happy Mondays, Zombie Boy, Blitz Vega). The latter was a recent Radio X/This Feeling Track Of The Week…
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Bob Dylan || Mondo Scripto || Halcyon Gallery

Bob Dylan || Mondo Scripto || Halcyon Gallery

We had the great pleasure to slip into Bob Dylan's world that informs or is born from his music into other mediums. Dive into the mind of this creative genius, through his artwork, lyrics and sculpture.  Now extended until 23rd December 2018  If you can't make it down to see it in all its glory - use the link below to enter his world. https://halcyongallery.com/exhibitions/bob-dylan-mondo-scripto "Dylan has revealed something about why he continues to wield influence so huge as to be almost inconceivable for a living artist" - Vanity Fair "Dylan - who was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 2016 - continues to refuse to be pinned down over interpretation of his work" - Patrick Sawer, The Daily Telegraph "This is an essential show for anyone touched by Dylan" - David Sexton,…
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London Music Conference launches 11-13 October

London Music Conference launches 11-13 October

Educate. Explore. Engage. News on London Music Conference  The city's only conference and showcase festival for electronic music. 11th-13th October launches its very first edition, in various venues across a global capital of music. Plus, an interview with Kathi Longinus, Conference Producer - as well as a 15% discount on 1 or 3 day  All Access tickets, for TheZineUK's readers (and a chance to get involved at ground level). Read on. TheZineUK :  "What was the catalyst for creating the London Music Conference?" Kathi : "The UK is one of the largest and most important markets for music in the world, being the birthplace for numerous great artists and labels in electronic music.  Most labels and music companies have an office in London and it is a must-stop destination for any international artist. Yet, there is no industry event in the…
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NEW! In The Club – MY BABY

NEW! In The Club – MY BABY

Psychedelic Dutch-Kiwi trio MY BABY have returned triumphant from a blistering set at Boomtown and we are delighted to unveil the video for their track ‘In The Club’. It is the first single from the sonic sorcerer’s upcoming fourth album, due for release this autumn – a lysergic mashup of Bluegrass, Disco, Funk and Trance, as if sung by Dolly Parton on mescaline. The kaleidoscopic video is inspired by the 1920s flapper girl aesthetic, merged through frontwoman Cato van Dyck’s hypnotic vocal control: “The club is a place where you escape to, a sort of purgatory”, explains lead guitarist Daniel ‘Da Freez’ Johnston, “it symbolises a faltered version of an ideal”.  Watch the video here: MY BABY’s sound uses live guitars, drums and vocals without the aid of computers or samples, fusing aspects of Shamanic Chants, Blues, ancient Folk, 70s…
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Exclusive in depth Interview – Ben Caplan talks to TheZineUK

Exclusive in depth Interview – Ben Caplan talks to TheZineUK

With a string of awards and nominations to his name as long as his trademark mane-like beard, Ben Caplan’s much-awaited third studio album ‘Old Stock’ is out this week and sees a change in direction from his usual growly songwriting folk & blues to a body of work taken from, and inspired by, his hit off-Broadway play ‘Old Stock; A Refugee Love Story’. In this exclusive long-read interview, the Canadian troubadour reveals the light and shade of an active erudite mind, toiling with historic and modern day humanitarian, political and cultural issues. Listen to Ben Caplan on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5eKwTB9ociIYxmAsVR0kXp TheZineUK :  In comparison with your previous work, ‘Old Stock’ seems more unabashedly topical and political. What’s brought this transition about? Would it be fair to say we are listening to…
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SVENGALI is on Netflix!

SVENGALI is on Netflix!

In 2014, TheZineUK called 'Svengali' "a cult movie before its even released". Graced by our own Heather Minx's informal and insightful interview, our situationism weaves future truths. The film's reputation has swelled from rock and rollcult to public consciousness. It's now on Netflix (along with a movie about another of our own, Bruno Wizard). Fast forward to 2018... Heather Minx (with Playhard Gigs/Gigslutz) had a brilliant chat with the writer, and star of the film,Jonny Owen and co-star legend, Vicky McClure, about the making of the film, embarrassing old music videos and "cwtching’"for the original film launch. Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc4Io_1rar8&feature=youtu.be Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOXH2n8A3lQ#action=share Now you can watch 'Svengali' it all it's glory on Netflix. Click Here. 'Svengali' tells the story of Dixie (Jonny Owen), a small town guy with a big dream. He leaves a humble Welsh mining town for the bright lights of…
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