“Shake It” with Feral Five

“Shake It” with Feral Five

When we’re excited, pleased or happy, we like to “high five”. When we break from the norms and recondition stimuli we are called a rebel or feral. What about when you have a powerful duo named Feral Five? Expect music that is going to push you out of your comfort zone, in order to re-tune the senses and open up the possibilities required to reach this level of creativity. A level of creativity, that Kat and Drew execute consistently and effortlessly. At least, they make it seem so easy.  Feral Five are back with their latest self-produced single “Shake It” (Which Zine UK Radio Fave John Kennedy recently premiered on his Radio X show!). They’re not just blending the old with the new, they’re seeking unknown places, techniques and ideas…
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#NEWMUSICSATURDAY WITH ELLY BAILEY: 2.

#NEWMUSICSATURDAY WITH ELLY BAILEY: 2.

The Rezner, “Micky” The first single from Cornwall based band The Rezner is a fun, youthful, rock ‘n’ roll track, an easy sing along and very catchy.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scWOR_6-9N4 The Barrats, “Lights Out In London” A warm, classic indie bop, the perfect soundtrack to a late summer night.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny--fmxugGg Novacub, “Wait Up” An upbeat melody, with contrasting dark lyrics, this track from indie pop-rock band Novacub is a perfect look into what is yet to come.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWVtWWK_yks Mister Charming Alarming Professor Alfred The Hitchclock, “Milk Monk” An alt-rock song that features clever lyrics and a catchy guitar riff. This band is making a mark of it’s own. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQVNW9x1jqA
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Fontaines D.C., ‘Dogrel’ does the double.

Fontaines D.C., ‘Dogrel’ does the double.

Fontaines D.C. - now a Top 10 band in various charts - No. 4 on the Official Irish album chart, No. 9 on the Official UK album chart - were on a double bubble with two sold out London shows in one day: A matinee 'Dogrel', debut album, launch gig and signing session at Rough Trade Records in Shoreditch. Below, one of our musician writers, Monefa, who with Fahima and Roger, were right down the front for the live show. It was a sociable occasion, we bumped into more friends there. Hallo Sahera, Michael, Pat... The band had graced Rough Trade West on Record Store Day the previous weekend. Wednesday 17th April was a parallel dimension episode of Eastenders. An intensely involving event, with quality sound that did the performance…
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‘DLP’ by BAIT – Out now, Cool Thing Records

‘DLP’ by BAIT – Out now, Cool Thing Records

For our Darker Ages heavy and harsh, but punchy enough to knock out the hostile environment. Bait landed in 2017 with a hard and hooky presence like Depeche Mode letting off weapons of mass destruction.  2019 is stabbystressed post brexitannia messed shit hole of a Primark garbed apocalypse. Who knew Armageddon would be so compliantly stupid. Greetings from a Hate Island, obsessed by What-Passes-For-Love Island, tits and dragons... "Frustration, anger, high tempers and higher temperature, enough to boil it all away. Understand? Then 'DLP' is for you. BAIT isn't just music, it's ventilation, it's expression through art. We all have a voice and this one speaks from the gut in broken English." Brand new for Spring, 'DLP' (Disney Land Paris) arrives to soundtrack our slide into crapitalism's second world dictatorship.…
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SOMA Festival London Brighton 2019

SOMA Festival London Brighton 2019

SOMA Festival 2019 - line up, times and tickets... Act Fast, Laugh/Dance Hard! In Case You Missed It, Britain Ireland has a swelling new music industry; artist led, DIY supported/documented, diverse, sussed, ambitious and already proven to connect and raise profiles. This Fertile Environment is, most of all, fun. Join in over the Easter Band Holiday, April on Saturday 20th London and Sunday 21st, Brighton. FFO Rock, Indie, Alternative, Britpop and star shaped, anthemic live charisma. After party until 2am. SOMA Festival 2019 - some of the very best and buzziest bands! Modern Age Music hit the ground running at the end of 2017, they've expanded to official festival stages, co-promotions, collaborations and repping major shows in the short while since. Interdependence works. 2018's debut SOMA festival at Chelsea's Finborough…
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CroCroland re-awakens Croydon!

CroCroland re-awakens Croydon!

An overview, of what I witnessed whilst having fun in Croydon. Ten minutes walk from East Croydon station, is The Landsdowne. Not your typical hotel. You won’t find boring small talk in the lobby, or mindless music in the elevator. Instead, a web of creativity is being given a new refreshing layer. On the Saturday 6th April 2019, the hotel began a bubbling hub of loud music, joy, fun and the who’s who of the underground music scene. With lots of new faces, and music enthusiasts.  #AllisWells : No small talk in this lobby! There were three stages, and lots of space to socialise and gander in between sets. Literally, there was something for everyone. I caught Bugeye on the Town Square main stage. Angela Martin is a powerhouse. Not only is she the co-creator and facilitator…
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#NewMusicSaturday with Elly Bailey: 1.

#NewMusicSaturday with Elly Bailey: 1.

Brion Starr Brion Starr, ‘The Heart Is A Loaded Gun’ Originating from New York City, Brion Starr has recently finished recording his debut album ‘Global Identity’ and his latest single ‘The Heart Is A Loaded Gun’ is a classic rock’n’roll track, taking huge inspirations from the 60s.  Listen here Tadgh Daly Tadgh Daly, ‘Hit The Ground’ Emotional and inspirational, this song from newcomer Tadgh Daly is an indie-ballad with heart.  Listen here Fossway Fossway, ‘No Heart In The Heart Of The City’ An alterative rock song with a political message, Fossway have been likend to The Blinders and Slaves.  Listen here Follow #NewMusicSaturdays on Twitter, want to be featured next week? Tweet us @TheZineUK
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Monefa Meets… The Mysterines.

Monefa Meets… The Mysterines.

There’s no doubt at all, that this island has always been a hot bed for musical talent. From Cornwall, to Bristol, to Essex and even London. I think it’d also be fair to say, that Manchester is considered in some ways the musical epicentre, in terms of how many artists and bands have come out of that one city alone. However, let’s not forget a city less than a couple of hours away that has also cemented this island into the musical hall of fame: Liverpool. Time and time again, the Merseyside have also brought forth knockout music for all genres. Just to name a few off the top of my head: Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Teardrop Explodes, OMD, Echo & the Bunnymen, Dead or Alive, Space, The Coral and…
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CroCroLand 6 April: a MOMENT of music heritage

CroCroLand 6 April: a MOMENT of music heritage

Half a dozen things about CroCroLand; one of this year's must-experience moments; This DIY Independent Rock Music Festival underlines a truly creative movement. Croydon's punk heritage is celebrated in a very 21st century way, reflecting modern, diverse Britain / Ireland's rising underground scenes and genre fusions. Dystopian villain ruled times need poetic souled revolt. The impact grows as art finds it's voice in political rant, visuals, DIY chic, youth 4 climate, extinction rebellion and pure pop star graced escapism. An amazing young wives tale highlights that a new-music industrious (r)evolution is highly effective through social inclusion. 0% low blow tokenism. 100% high quality merit. Info/any remaining tickets;  https://crocroland.co.uk/  1/6 : Stage Times - Saturday 6th April. Treasure this entire line up, culture and counter culture, alike. 2/6 - Great sets and cause. LOADS of ART! Local community, youth power, education and community are involved. £1 of every (high…
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Live Review: Hot Sauce Pony, Aces & Eights

Live Review: Hot Sauce Pony, Aces & Eights

Hot Sauce Pony A Wednesday night is sometimes a tall order when invited to visit a peripheral venue to observe a group that frankly is completely unknown to you. The group in question is Hot Sauce Pony, and on discovering that said act had recently journeyed across the pond to record under the watch of the legendary US noise mechanic Steve Albini one’s reticence is immediately overturned. Shoes on then.. Brixton based Hot Sauce Pony are a peculiar assortment of individuals and on closer assessment, peering through the expectant air of a busy Aces & Eights basement room, the assorted members are no spring chickens either. This only adds to the mystique and your correspondent (no spring chicken either, Ed!) is soon enamoured amidst a swirl of guitar layers, and live loops, steadied by the hand of back facing guitarist Ross Davies. And…
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The Rezner. We LIKE them!

The Rezner. We LIKE them!

The Rezner are lava-hot punk upstarts. Their debut single, 'Micky' lands on 29th March. This hooky, swagger-pop tuned BANGER, sounds like Brexit can do one 'cos we'd rather party together. Turn it UP! These lads were at school when TheZineUK began five years ago. Since then, they've formed a band and we've all found ourselves in the midst of a new music industrial (r)evolution going forward together. During Independent Venue Week, we witnessed the double riot at a busy buzzy Kick Out The Jams when they supported fellow Cornish rockers, The Velvet Hands. We immediately snapped The Rezner up for our Spring uprising at Camden Monarch (26th March - scroll down for more tour dates) Early public and media reactions to 'Micky' are equally excited, with international praise, and both UK and USA music site premieres for this video. "dripping with confidence" (GigSlutz):
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Parallel Dimension New Music Industry!

Parallel Dimension New Music Industry!

Under radar, industrial (r)evolution still swells.  2019 has a high percentage of Independent Venue Week and SXSWtalents from TheZineUK's story. Much daily conversation is with fellow grassroots fanatics. My mate Bill in Cardiff invited me to a London gig of Welsh bands on St David's Day. Days later, another friend Darrenkindly put The Pitchforks, in touch. We nattered music passions. Praise was sang for lovely Lottie/Let It Happen and Susan Hansen, who TheZineUK recently recommended. We chatted Hoyfest and Merthyr Rising (that evening Smiley & The Underclass played one of their events at Nambucca) and I recommended Bill (whose alumni include Al Moses and The Sherlocks) might be a possible PR for the future, as The Pitchforks had played above mentioned show. Degrees of separation... On the 7th Day (of March)  some mates gig at BBC Introducing's Calva Louise & guests, some at Benumu with MOSES, Couples (pictured) & Lion Machine 23.  Both events…
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JuiceBox; ‘The Golden Age of Television’

JuiceBox; ‘The Golden Age of Television’

Wembley’s favourite foursome, JuiceBox have just released their second single, “The Golden Age of Television.” This track shows rapid growth from the alt-indie band, both in lyricism and musical style, taking on a heavier approach than can be heard in their previous release 'Perfume'. Although there has been a wait for fans between the first single and second, it is clear that the boys have taken this time to work on their musicianship and take their sound in a new direction, as well as adding a new guitarist to the band to help create a more dynamic sound, both recorded and live. 'The Golden Age of Television' is a raw and even angry look into how TV and social media set unrealistic and false standards, depicting the ‘perfect life’ or ‘perfect person’ and how this affects…
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Unsung Heroes Exhibition – 9th March London

Unsung Heroes Exhibition – 9th March London

Saturday 9th March 2019, Exhibition, Print Sale and DJs from 8pm until late at Nambucca, Holloway Road, London. Fullest info at the FB Event. One of the Biggest Music Stories is not bankable-singing-bankers and the blandification of popular music, it's the Rock n Roll Rollercoaster in the smaller venues of Dystopia. Walk into a gig. Welcome to civilisation's potential escapist blueprint for the future. Affordably. Take another look at the new guitar gig images of the last few years -v- the world on the news. We could not tell the tale of this punky, DIY, stage style art movement without the music, or visualise it without imagery. The audience x the artists immortalised for posterity by the unsung heroes of photography. Respect is due, also, to a key component of the still growing…
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Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres – single, LP, UK/EU tour

Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres – single, LP, UK/EU tour

PETER DOHERTY & THE PUTA MADRES debut album Having just completed a sold out tour of the UK, Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres have announced a UK and European tour to coincide with the release of their eponymous debut LP on Friday 26th April through Strap Originals/Cargo Records. A single, mixed by Cenzo Townshend, ‘Who’s Been Having You Over’, is available now when you pre order the album from:   Pete Doherty & The Puta Madres Formats; Vinyl in a gatefold sleeve (SOLP1), CD (SOCD1), Cassette (SOCASS1), Deluxe CD (SOCD1X) and Deluxe Vinyl (SOLP1X) (including live album and film) and digital download. The video for the single was filmed in Margate and directed by Roger Sargent and is a collaboration with Art Collective; Worship the Ground (Chu & Dr. D).  “We believe the act of creating public artworks is…
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ZINE UK EXCLUSIVE: MY Baby Announce Tour Dates and New Single ‘Super Natural’

ZINE UK EXCLUSIVE: MY Baby Announce Tour Dates and New Single ‘Super Natural’

They’re back! Globe-dancing supersonic Dutch-Kiwi sorcerers MY BABY have announced UK tour dates as part of their European tour this spring. And as if that wasn’t enough…. They’ve launched a new single today to celebrate their latest album ‘Mounaiki - By the Bright of Night’ winning an Edison Award (the Dutch Grammies) last week! - it’s all go in the MY BABY camp!  New single stream an exclusive interview below! Supernatural Aid is the third single from the band’s 4th studio album ‘Mounaiki’ and takes its inspiration from the band’s greatest musical inspiration; Sly Stone. As one of the funkier more frenetic tracks from the album and audience favourite during their hypnotic live shows, Supernatural Aid smashes out MY BABY’s trademark cosmic hooks and delectable vocals of MY BABY in delightful…
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Live Review: Strange Bones + Rascalton win The Lexington

Live Review: Strange Bones + Rascalton win The Lexington

London, 21/02/19. Strange Bones and Rascalton took over The Lexington during their joint headline tour; their astounding and raucous performances ripping straight through the centre of the venue, inciting a riotous audience. First up were Rascalton, whose punk-esque swagger and stylish musicianship lead to a packed out room with audience members pushing their way through to try and make it to the front. Effortless and unruly, Jack Wyles smooth Glaswegian accent could be heard through his lead vocals as he yelled into the microphone, throwing his guitar around and at one point losing his guitar strap (resulting in a crew member running onstage to fix it). Rascalton were met with an onslaught of applause as they thanked the audience at the end of their set, strolling offstage, and disappearing into the night. Half an hour later…
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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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26 March – Deux Furieuses, The Rezner, Peggy From Earth

26 March – Deux Furieuses, The Rezner, Peggy From Earth

26th March 2019 Deux Furieuses and The Rezner play TheZineUK party Free entry love/laughs at Camden Monarch Hosted by Peggy From Earth (Boogaloo Radio/Peggy’s World) There is a reason that Deux Furieuses are one of TheZineUK story’s cover stars. Pioneers of the burgeoning equity for equality, their first LP - ‘Tracks Of Wire’ - is a British Rock Music Classic. "An accomplished debut" -(Q Magazine). "Sometimes an album comes along that just grips you by the throat on the first listen and won’t let go, Tracks Of Wire is one such album. It sets the bar very high in terms of modern day punk"  -(10/10 Louder Than War). Their live performance is thunderous, and sounded as at home on a giant stage (The Roundhouse) as it does, an intense experience, on a smaller stage. "Deux Furieuses blew me away live even more than on…
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