#NEWMUSICSATURDAY WITH ELLY BAILEY: 14

#NEWMUSICSATURDAY WITH ELLY BAILEY: 14

The Jacques – Kiss The Pharaoh The Jacques welcomed return see's them take a darker path with this ethereal, hypnotic track. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKyHAdL08EY&feature=youtu.be Calva Louise – Belicoso A ferocious, punk filled, riotous tune from our #Zeenagers Faves, expect mosh-filled crowds when seeing this live. https://open.spotify.com/track/2miicbSi3pZwm6Jzgw6AjF Sophie and the Giants – Break The Silence Euphoric, rapturous and uplifting single from the Reverend and the Makers' tipped band. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCJ5SKBmEk0 Follow #NewMusicSaturdays on Twitter, want to be featured next week? Tweet us @TheZineUK
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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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New Music Saturday

New Music Saturday

#NewMusicSaturday 13: SPIT – Sky A hypnotic, dynamic, smooth rock tune. https://open.spotify.com/album/0fxewGwjdgMf6VeV83Mhvu October Drift – Losing My Touch A distorted and unique, emotionally rich song. https://open.spotify.com/album/2X8GhGjrYrowKIGEmtjsL3 Feet – Outer Rim This track from indie-punks Feet goes down a treat at live shows.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5eG9uqzYDQ Here It Comes Again – Sports Team This 6-piece band provides a buzzing energy through their fast paced indie fuelled tracks.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiSb0DtcQxw
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Bloc Party – Newcastle 02 Academy, 12 July 2019

Howay the lads! It's Friday Neet, we're in "The Toon" and as always in Newcastle, there's a party going on. It's hammering it down outside, so having wisely rescheduled to the O2 Academy away from an outdoor quayside venue, many are speculating whether the weather was cleverly foreseen. WTF! It's sardines in the O2 and judging by the expectant, over excited crowd, the atmosphere has more static than a kids balloon on a mohair jumper! From the minute Bloc Party stride on stage like conquering heroes, the hairs on my neck set my spider sense tingling with anticipation! The whole audience then erupts bigger than Krakatoa, in one huge unified happy sonic boom! I find myself joining the other 2,000 Zebedee's happily bouncing around like excited teenagers on space hoppers.…
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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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#NEWMUSICSATURDAY WITH ELLY BAILEY: 12

#NEWMUSICSATURDAY WITH ELLY BAILEY: 12

Foxe – Are You Happy? This last release from Foxe before their split hits a poignant note, encapsulates all that Foxe was in just 3 minutes and 18 seconds. https://open.spotify.com/album/4E1cVHfPw8whqro6zIu77m?si=oeVG4gBdRoSendmuG6htxQ Sit Down – Feel It A blend of enigmatic prog-rock, the long instrumentals makes the intricate lyrics hit hard. Listen over on Bandcamp: https://sitdownyeah.bandcamp.com/track/feel-it?fbclid=IwAR1XDVRqDbO8gZGBp_JB0VBhcpMKGZ_3e2jLQnYz2uZ1uSC_LZ1WifpMckI Bright Orange Spectacle – She Could Get Better Vibrant, charming, catchy indie-pop  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeRrWGnfeQo&fbclid=IwAR0DbjBywXJY69ikZ31LMdy9s9js1OIkhZKwkZsNPdmSfEiLVsq1NNJdW4k Sour- Waiting For You An emotionally filled, futuristic track, edgy synths complimenting the smooth beat https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWMovtHkC5o Follow #NewMusicSaturdays on Twitter, want to be featured next week? Tweet us @TheZineUK
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The Deptford Mix Up 27 July, London

The Deptford Mix Up 27 July, London

The Deptford Mix Up, Volume 1; 3pm-3am on Saturday 27th July 2019 at Amersham Arms London. The latest in a series of partying with lava-hot alternative rock bands (that you'll wish you'd seen this close, if you weren't there). Stop Press! Now with Newer Wave rock instigators, Apeman Spaceman playing a very special midnight set! Already faves of TheZineUK, so we're well chuffed. Nice one Kick Out The Jams/Andy Palmer! CLICK HERE FOR AN ADVANCE TICKET. GET IN FOR £8 INCLUDING BOOKING FEE! Event Preview by TheZineUK's classical musician witch and rock promoting writer, Monefa Walker; If someone asked me to find an example,of the underground scene accelerating and evolving faster than the overground scene, I'd highly suggest you come to The Deptford Mix Up on July 27th. https://youtu.be/kVkq9w9Id2o In…
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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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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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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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#NEWMUSICSATURDAY WITH ELLY BAILEY: 11

#NEWMUSICSATURDAY WITH ELLY BAILEY: 11

The Garage Flowers - Red Hot Military Audition A cool and dynamic contemporary anthem from the #Zeenager regulars. https://open.spotify.com/track/3Ntti1MAtmuuQCBCFaxIoA?si=8WJfFPCyS2iSy8dru37dBQ Natural Mystery Museum - If I (Could Lie) A slick track with a catchy guitar rift that hits you with an unexpected heavy, jagged breakdown.  https://open.spotify.com/track/3kEAdAWkOwV6UpMR6eTzkT?si=wkSfZEX7RaOTmoRB218trQ JW Paris - Fly A gritty, classic indie tune with raw blues elements cleverly infused. https://open.spotify.com/track/2CpsuB5zBQciWDygdaZd1o?si=eahR0FyhSHe3pbIvnc2BIw Neverlanded - Brainsane Cue distorted guitars mixed with raging vocals to equal a banging, rocking, song. https://www.soundcloud.com/neverlanded/brainsane-1?in=neverlanded%2Fsets%2Ffluffyunicornsunited Follow #NewMusicSaturdays on Twitter, want to be featured next week? Tweet us @TheZineUK
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This Is Sh!ts!ck

This Is Sh!ts!ck

This Is Sh!ts!ck at Camden People’s Theatre "You’ve done too much, you’re much too young..." sings Quartina Blue, the opening verse of the Specials’ classic single, "...You’re married with a kid, when you could be having fun with me" - she stops. "Hang on, just because I’ve got a kid doesn’t mean I can’t have fun!" Her two band mates agree and launch into their own soon to be classic ska anthem ‘Punk Mums’. Dressed in tartan and PVC, all three sporting fake baby bumps, they dance around the stage and the audience cheer, welcome to ‘This is Sh!ts!ck’ . The band are here at the Camden People’s Theatre for a unique performance as part of the ‘Calm Down, Dear’ feminist festival. Combining their songs with a personal and political…
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Wayne Thomas of Trampolene

Wayne Thomas of Trampolene

For the first time in weeks, the sun was pouring down over London as I headed to Crouch End to meet Trampolene bass player, Wayne Thomas. Having previously decided to meet at a pub in the area, I had just ordered myself a drink before he walked in, greeting me kindly and not hiding his slight surprise at my efficiency of managing to get there before him. Welsh alternative rock band Trampolene - made up of Jack Jones, Wayne Thomas and Rob Steele - is a band that everybody and their sister claims to know, but yet still remain an unknown and intriguing concept to supporters across the world. Since their formation, they have captivated fans with their wild antics on and off stage, but also their absorbing and genuine…
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