Music Women : Carol Van Hemelrijck

Music Women : Carol Van Hemelrijck

Hum Hum Production are increasingly a fixture of attention and screenings. Their short film, Vaarheim recently won the Best Belgian Documentary Award at Viewpoint Film Festival and having made music videos with Ten Tonnes and MOSES is another side of their art. Thank you to director, Carol Van Hemelrijck, for telling us more; Hum Hum Production TheZineUK : "How did you come to be Hum Hum Production from starting to choose this path?" Carol : "I always wanted to be a director. A few years ago I met Jeanne Scahaise and together we created a director / producer duo : Hum Hum Production.Initially, we were both producing but after a couple of years, my first love for directing came back to life. Now we found a perfect balance with me…
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#NEWMUSICSATURDAY WITH ELLY BAILEY: 9

#NEWMUSICSATURDAY WITH ELLY BAILEY: 9

Honey Moon – Magic Slacker rock meets jangly pop, a perfect summer tune.  https://soundcloud.com/honeymoonuk/magic Lovelace – Fade Out A catchy, indie-rock hit, you’ll be singing it’s repeating chorus for days.  Arliston – I Have No Honour  A hypnotic and captivating track featuring haunting vocals.  https://soundcloud.com/arlistonmusic/i-have-no-honour Oliver Tree – Hurt Not quite new music as it was released last December but giving this track and honourable mention for it’s alternative, electronic music style and edgy vocals. Plus a very funny person to follow on socials, don’t take anything he says too seriously.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqpnbSFprB4 Follow #NewMusicSaturdays on Twitter, want to be featured next week? Tweet us @TheZineUK
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Long may The Bluetones reign

Long may The Bluetones reign

York Fibbers, June 2019 - by Northern Jon Hurrah and Thrice Nonny Nonny! It's Cats and Dogs outside but TGIF! The Real Boys in Blue are Back In Town….and they bring with them, lashings of hearty cheer, Quality tunes and a sackful of merry banter…to liven up a rainy night in a packed "Ye Olde Yorke Fibbers. Longevity in music is where the truth will out and since humble beginnings in 1993 these boys have never failed to deliver. Their set tonight was testament to their musical talents as well as Mark's quick wit and repartee which wouldn't go amiss on any stage at Edinburgh Festival. As true entertainers they span the decades, as does their adoring crowd tonight, which ranges from "The Grey Haired Parker Wearing Indie Old Guard"…
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The Velvet Hands – “Don’t Be Nice To Me” single review

The Velvet Hands – “Don’t Be Nice To Me” single review

What do you get, when you put The Velvet Hands, live music and music lovers together? A guaranteed party every time, where dancing is the currency, and everyone leaves their gigs feeling uplifted and jazzed for the week. Which is why I’m happy to announce, our avid dose of Cornish fever continues to shine brightly. Toby, Dan, Louis and Sam are gracing our hearts and souls with their new single “Don’t Be Nice To Me”. A little taster from their second studio album and if this single is anything to go by, these lads are well on their way. Their consistent brilliance, has produced a song full of sass, fun and assertion. In a short space of time, they have evolved dramatically, and you can hear that in this single. The signature Velvet…
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This is My Truth… A Manics Love Letter.

This is My Truth… A Manics Love Letter.

28 years ago, I fell in love with 4 beautiful boys from South Wales. All white skinny jeans, spray painted frilly shirts and eyeliner, they sang about Culture, Alienation, Boredom and Despair, had an opinion on just about everything and to me, they were utterly fabulous. As a shy and awkward teenager, they spoke to me in a way no-one had ever done before. The fact I had never met them, and our relationship existed through the pages of the weekly music press made no difference, I hung on their every word. Their influence affected almost everything I did, the books I read, the films I watched, my conversation and even the clothes I wore. They were the Manic Street Preachers and they would forever be ‘My Band’. We’ve had…
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#NEWMUSICSATURDAY WITH ELLY BAILEY: 8

#NEWMUSICSATURDAY WITH ELLY BAILEY: 8

Stupid Heavy Metal Broken Hearted Loser Punk – Dinosaur Pile Up (Parlophone) A catchy, clever, banger of a song from brand new album Celebrity Mansions, Out now! https://open.spotify.com/track/0GqdnBuiNOIqMd8R4RDWEx?si=6-KaNMoRThqIt7zS-Mjbsg 7 – Avalanche Party #ZineFave's Avalanche Party bring an eerie and heavy tune, this song will send shivers down your spine.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhivCVwdO_8&t=11s I Won’t Wait – Spector Lyrically crafty, with a lively chorus, a classic Spector tune.  https://open.spotify.com/album/31GVtJ9XAVemu07MnPNM7u I’m Trash – Bexatron (Zube Records) An edgy, old school, 80’s inspired hit. #Glamtastic. From Last year's Hey You! https://soundcloud.com/bexatron_london/im-trash Follow #NewMusicSaturdays on Twitter, want to be featured next week? Tweet us @TheZineUK
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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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Garorock Festival June 27-29, 2019

Garorock Festival June 27-29, 2019

Music Festival preview by AP Childs At the end of this month, TheZineUK is excited to be travelling to the Burgundy region in southern France to experience its very first Garorock Festival. The symbol of this year, the 23rd edition of Garorock, is a winged horse - we believe that implies a little bit of magic might well be on offer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXpt06kGpsw Situated on La Plaine De La Filhole near to the city of Marmande, Garorock takes place from Thursday 27th June to Sunday 30th June. Each year features an eclectic line-up from across all genres of the musical spectrum; from Hip Hop to Pop and from Folk to Metal. We do indeed spy a magical line-up which we believe promises something very special. Here is half a dozen of…
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Rock Festival (r)Evolution

Music lovers help to shape new futures. DIY Promoters (and a Newer Wave community vibed audience, high in creators) uniting for extending family tales. A Tiger Mimic / MOSES / Bang Bang Romeo / Bugeye supergroup at CroCroLand Festival, a historic, beautiful day for music/arts. In TheZineUK's first year, 2014, we were humbled to earn official fest stages at The Alternative Escape & Camden Crawl. We rep annually at various events, and appreciate being part of a growing charitably minded positivity. For instance, check out half a minute of an intimate Kick Out The Jams Mix-Up special over the Camden Rocks weekend. https://youtu.be/dsx_9AwWzzA #DIY Summer Of Love wavelengths, sussed photographers KNOW where to be... #KOTJmixup gatherings! Starting small. Presenting tall. With friends from our story growing in profile, each year…
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TV – starring Louise, please.

Louise Schofield TV fizzes with the essence of an Entertainment Supergrrrrl. You know you're probably at the right event, if her friendly energy is helping to light it up. Louise Schofield, creator/presenter, is part of the newer wave's army of women who give the next arts industries fresh possibilities. TheZineUK recently turned the camera back on her, for an informative interview. Louise talks Britain and Ireland's incredible rising alternative rock scenes, getting from passion to the reality of her rapidly growing channel and even how daunting this path in life can be. There is so much more and it's a feel good thing. https://youtu.be/-L8ezbWUKzw Like all stars in our story, it seems, Louise is a fun loving multi talent: Writer, Actress, Comedian and technician, Louise hosts hosts Lullaby Sessions and…
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#NEWMUSICSATURDAY WITH ELLY BAILEY: 7

#NEWMUSICSATURDAY WITH ELLY BAILEY: 7

Mr Hudson (ft. Vic Mensa) – Chicago Mr Hudson is back, with his powerful voice combined with electronic haunting melodies. Drool – Junkyard An eerie, cutting, grunge like track with rock vocals and distorted guitars.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIAX8syY1iY&feature=youtu.be Llovers – Coming Loose Shimmering, fuzzy indie-pop from the North East. https://soundcloud.com/wearellovers/coming-loose Cuco – Bossa No Sé A smooth modern pop, bop.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXQ3lzLq1S0 Follow #NewMusicSaturdays on Twitter, want to be featured next week? Tweet us @TheZineUK
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#TGE19 adventures and interviews

Zeenagers have represented at The Great Escape Festival with live music stages and reports, annually, since we began in 2014. Nowadays our superbly soundtracked team are also blessed with some of the most exciting creators, performers, presenters, documentarians and tech stars. Take up and comers, KG Interviews, rising reputations and dear hearts. Katie O and Heather Minx at Canada House #TGE19 Green Door Store, where we had a blast conducting interviews all weekend of the festival. Pic: Kate Hickok Feldman TheZineUK's multi talents - including Heather and Katie - have been documenting extra special features this Spring. There is a season's worth of in depth conversational goodness to come, hinted at in our Spring 2019 picture spread https://issuu.com/thezineuk/docs/sexit/44, so stay tuned. Recently, they were in Brighton (South Coast of England)…
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The Amazons; ‘Future Dust’

New Album 24th May and headline UK tour in November. The Amazons are the most rocking thing about the town of Reading since it's famous festival. Their story, especially the last few years, is already unreal; "The goalposts always change", they note. Two of the band were recently telling all to Gordon Smart and Laura Whitmore, hosts of Red Stripe Presents: This Feeling TV, over a game of pool. image by Will Ireland It's how This Feeling rolls. The influential music show, with over a million viewers so far, is a port of call for key rising rock n roll names and music's cultural icons, alike. The Amazons straddle both levels. With widespread acclaim (including appearing on BBC TV's Later With Jools Holland and last weekend they were on Channel…
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The Minx meets… John Giddings

The Minx meets… John Giddings

John Giddings is a genuine British Music Industry legend with whom Heather Minx was recently in candid conversation with, at his HQ. HM: Hello John and welcome to your office! 😉JG: Thanks for inviting me. 😅 HM: You have a festival that’s a legacy festival as it were. JG: It was the Woodstock of Europe in the 1970s what people don’t realize, is that it was banned for 32 years by an act of parliament. HM: Was it Actually banned? JG: Yeah, it started in ‘68 with Jefferson Airplane and in ‘69 they had Bob Dylan, then ‘70 and they had The Doors and Jimi Hendrix they had 600,000 people, brought the island to a standstill and some clown MP got an act of parliament banning it. In 2001 the…
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Music Stars Mix-Up

It's time to Kick Out The Jams... 25th May, The Kings Cross Mix Up stars JEKYLL + The Garage Flowers + The Trusted + Rubber Jaw with DJ Peggy's World - £7 Entry on the door or click here: Advance £5 (+ £1 booking fee). Scroll down for info on 20th June's launch of The Camden Mix Up at it's new home, the Dublin Castle. Guitar band fans, if you've not experienced a #KOTJmixup yet, then you'll enjoy their assortment of rising, rocking, Punk and Indie shakers. 7pm until 2am. Last Entry 10pm. 18+ event. Click for FB Event. On Saturday 25th May, catch increasingly festival-sought punky quartet, The Garage Flowers before they hit Camden Rocks. Essex's The Trusted fuse The Clash and The 1975 with a showy and confident…
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#NEWMUSICSATURDAY WITH ELLY BAILEY: 6

#NEWMUSICSATURDAY WITH ELLY BAILEY: 6

No Hot Ashes – W.Y.N.A (Modern Sky) Modern age indie beats, and a sing-along tune off upcoming album Hardship Starship (Preorder here.) https://soundcloud.com/modernsky-uk/no-hot-ashes-wyna Floodhounds – Taking It Too Far Lead single from upcoming 4 track EP Always in Sight. Taking it Too Far is a fusion of bluesesque punk, smooth, cool and catchy ... https://soundcloud.com/floodhounds/takeittoofar Company Ink - Young Milk (Propeller Recordings) Punk meets a shoegazing hypnotic melody. Released May 16th. https://soundcloud.com/propellerrecordings/company-ink-young-milk-1 Grace Gillespie – I’m Your Man (Kaleidoscope) Fuzzy guitar rifts compliment this sweet psych-pop song by the London based multi-talent. https://soundcloud.com/grace-gillespie-music/im-your-man-3 Follow #NewMusicSaturdays on Twitter, want to be featured next week? Tweet us @TheZineUK
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May’s Music Moment

Music Venue Trust and The Arts Council change the future. "When our grassroots music venues thrive,the whole industry benefits.” (Mark Davyd, MVT). The Great Escape is Europe’s biggest music festival and convention, annually mid May. One event this year was co-hosted by Arts Council England (ACE) and Ticketmaster. There, it was announced by Music Venue Trust (MVT)  that a fund of £1.5 million pounds from ACE’s National Lottery Project Grants were available for the grassroots music world. Tangible improvements include sound, lighting, facilities and apprenticeships. This changes so much for the “star-breaker” circuit. Mark Davyd continues; “We want to ensure that venues across the UK are able to access the support they need to become real centres of excellence. Britain’s artists and audiences deserve a world class, industry leading, grassroots…
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Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres O2 Kentish Town Forum – Review

Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres O2 Kentish Town Forum – Review

It'll take more than a hedgehog to stop Mr. Doherty... Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres took over the O2 Kentish Town Forum last Sunday for a stand out performance, showing Peter at his best.  With a bandage wrapped around one hand, a indicator of the infected hedgehog wound that Peter had suffered with, and a fedora that remained on his head throughout the show, shadowing his face, he delivered a perfect performance, remaining collected and in control the whole way through. The crowd was a booze filled mass, chanting their love for Peter Doherty and dancing around the room, and as popular as the new album is, it was clear that they were going particularly mad for the old favourites such as, ‘Last Of The English Roses’ and ‘Fuck…
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Bang Bang Romeo Rock the Hanwell Hootie!

Bang Bang Romeo Rock the Hanwell Hootie!

The Hanwell Hootie Festival gets bigger every year, with thousands of music fans descending on the West London suburb hoping to see just some of over 100 bands performing. Why Hanwell? Back in 1962, a certain Jim Marshall opened a shop on Hanwell High Street to sell his guitar amplifiers. The Marshall amp quickly became an icon of rock and pop music. When a plaque was unveiled to honour Jim ‘The Father of Loud’ in 2013, the Hanwell Hootie was born. By the time I arrive the streets of Hanwell are packed with revellers, spilling out from some of the 17 pubs and venues hosting today’s festivities. I make my way to the outdoor Sandy Park stage, in search of headliners and Zine UK favourites, Bang Bang Romeo. The Doncaster…
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#NewMusicSaturday with Elly Bailey: 5

#NewMusicSaturday with Elly Bailey: 5

Harry Mockett – Into Night A smooth track with a funky beat and groovy melody.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PZPdf8IZ7w J.S Ondara – Saying Goodbye Beautiful, haunting vocals mix perfectly with this old-style blues track.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WchPdy7jHZ4 Jeph – Lola 90s female punk mixed with modern day indie –rock. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfPvcZIZ1YM Apre – Come Down Apre’s newest track shows the talented duo take on a more humbling and deeper message, melancholy instruments echoing throughout the song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khrcKltmbjs Follow #NewMusicSaturdays on Twitter, want to be featured next week? Tweet us @TheZineUK
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