Friday I’m In Love (With These New Releases)

Friday I’m In Love (With These New Releases)

End of the Trail's Kelly Munro brings you the lastest #MustHearFridayTunes. URCHIN / Night Light Super catchy. Funk/indie mixed with Lofi. Hello, goodbye. https://soundcloud.com/bonfirerecords/urchin-night-light/s-fQ8iF RAPT / Girl In Black / https://www.facebook.com/raptfolkEnchanting shoe-gaze. Instantly fell in love with this track. <a href="http://rapt.bandcamp.com/album/within-thrall">Within Thrall by Rapt</a> HEY BULLDOG / Death And Greed https://soundcloud.com/heybulldog/deathandgreed John Kennedy approved grunge/lofi goodness DOOM BLOOM / E.L.K https://soundcloud.com/user-36304984/e-l-k U2 meets slowdive making a brilliant song CALLUM PITT / L.Lane https://soundcloud.com/callum-pitt/l-lane/s-hvMHc Folk riffs with a stunning falsetto voice. Lovely song. DAY AND DREAM / Night Lights https://open.spotify.com/track/5v6XwvnaJAscm12PWKopGS From North Carolina, USA. Excellent dreampop. Don't stop. OPEN ARMS / Spend The Night 1975-esque goodness from these Midlands indiepopsters. Check out what Kelly is repping every Friday by following #FridayZeenLove
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The Rocking Forecast: 3

The Rocking Forecast: 3

Our Rocking week starts tonight (Tuesday), in ol' Camden Town's Zeenger stomping ground The Monarch for Live Circuit featuring; The Family Dog, Rant and Tiffany Twisted. It's FREE ENTRY wth RSVP at Dice.FM. For those of us that have work the next day, you can get your glam/new wave/punk fix by tuning in to that fiiiinne Simon Price on 1btn as he takes over the hairwaves from 6pm-8pm and serving you 80's alt-realness on The Spellbound Radio Show. Then on Wednesday, we hop on t'Overground to Paper Dress Vintage to see our faves Couples play with Civil Partnership and the sublime Useless Cities, who will be launching new single 'How to Feel' on the night. Talking of new releases, we mentioned Amy Studt's stunning new album 'Happist Girl In the…
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MDE:ONE and rising

MDE:ONE and rising

The world is waking up/breaking up NOW. MDE:ONE, the inaugural Music Declares Emergency gathering, graced this year's Harvest time with hopes to Spring. Now That's What I Call Time To Act! Summer 2019: Music Declares a Climate and Ecological Emergency, launched (with Savages, Nadine Shah, Radiohead, Foals and Idles in their ranks). MDE called on governments to reverse bio-diversity loss, reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and Tell The Truth. They said “We acknowledge the impact of music industry practices and commit to taking urgent action.” - and started right away. Come Together for MDE:ONE. WHAT a beautiful community space. Autumn 2019; Grassroots situationists, TheZineUK, rep at MDE:ONE (made notes on a flyer, grabbed a few amateur clips but mainly to involved in how fab it was to…
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The Rocking Forecast: 2

The Rocking Forecast: 2

This week, we are Zeenagers about the town, starting tonight, when we catch ZineUK Darhlings The Velvet Hands at their SOLD OUT This Feeling show at Roadtrip & The Workshop in Old Street. (FYI: This is the first of many all over the UK can check here for when you can see 'em!) Support comes from Stanley Duke & The Kindred Spirits and those other #ZeenageDaydreams The Rezner. If you were lucky enough to get tickets, you're gonna be bragging about this one to your mates for ages. Yeah, talking of This Feeling (Which I am, a lot!*), on Wednesday, we hop up the country for when ALIVE! kicks off in Sheffield with Sugarthief, The Estevans, Hourglvss, Kicklips. You can find more details HERE. If you find yourself London Bound,…
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The Rocking Forecast: 1

The Rocking Forecast: 1

This week is another busy one for us #Zeenagers... There are of course too many adventures to list, but our recommended highlights this week are: Tonight, the gorgeously talented Gabi Garbutt and The Illuminations have their album launch for the intriguingly named ‘The Discredited Language of Angels’ at The Slaughtered Lamb. Gabi always gives an electrical performance, like a London Patti Smith only with shampooed hair. To top it off, the album itself is produced by #Zeenage legend Sean Read. Tickets are £8.50 (+85p Booking fee) in advance from WeGotTickets or £10 otd. Info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/375663569818939/ Thursday sees This Feeling and Pirate Studios teaming up to Present their #PirateProdigies - Starring the Elly Bailey recommended Spilt Milk Society, Crystal, Peeping Drexels at The Water Rats. You can get FREE ENTRY…
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Renegade Psalms – Poetic Punk Power

Renegade Psalms – Poetic Punk Power

When Patrick Jones, rightfully described as "the 21st century Dylan Thomas", and John Robb, Britain's Minister Of Counter Culture, unite their multi tasking talents and presence, you know it's going to be powerful. Released on the Magic Mooned Friday The 13th of September 2019, 'Renegade Psalms' (Louder Than War Records), was created over a year and a half during the hopefully peak stupid and cruel reality of this decade. Patrick Jones is a multi literate wordsmith, poet, playwright, orator. His hypnotic Welsh lilt empowers his compassionate and very human lyrics full of community and love with a lone political voice. He has recorded this album, 'Renegade Psalms', with John Robb of The Membranes scoring powerful classical strings to match the dramatic landscapes of the words. The personal is the political.…
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#NEWMUSICSATURDAY WITH ELLY BAILEY: 15

#NEWMUSICSATURDAY WITH ELLY BAILEY: 15

Lady Bird - Shag Tally Tastic Honest, raucous and tongue in cheek from the Kent Punkers. https://open.spotify.com/album/4MNOovI871Ogp0u3FR6o2K?si=wXNn_-FWS1CW00EzW9-N_g Han Bloom - Just Another Girl A smooth, sultry, sensual track from South West London’s Han Bloom. https://open.spotify.com/track/0I7gPwAgJeA5cVfh4Z7Ye1?si=B1sguYaQQ0mY6k-CWvRVog Declan McKenna - British Bombs This FeelingTV fave delivers an angry commentary contrasting with an upbeat melody. https://open.spotify.com/track/4ZdmTNaBTErD8n9AQE0YaX?si=gW7Fsa8aSryUKwkyQ4B_6 Miles Kane - Blame It On The Summertime https://open.spotify.com/track/3ZMtZLiObH3NRxk8FSmiFV?si=h_G0ntczQl-VJpmylrLzGw The Birkenhead bard delivers a warm, happy love song with a catchy hook. Follow #NewMusicSaturdays on Twitter, want to be featured next week? Tweet us @TheZineUK
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Feel the Joy with MOSES!

Feel the Joy with MOSES!

Today #ZeenageFaves MOSES released JOY and what a way to start a weekend. Just when you thought you’d got Findings out your head.... here’s another earworm from the London based indie band. Teaming up with the unstoppable grandwizard of The Magic Garden, Gavin Monaghan (The Blinders, No Hot Ashes, The Twang...) they’ve produced a song that will no doubt have you tapping your feet on the bus home from work tonight. All together now: “Where is my life?I want the dance, the joy and be happy all the time!” The thing with MOSES, is their music is a Xanax® in a chord sequence. As a Music Ed. that moonlights as a psychologist, it would probably be unethical for me to prescribe Victor and Co. as a cure, but all I’m…
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Music People 2019

Music People 2019

The Music People Party returns. A gathering of the mover shaker artists, allies, freelancers and freewheelers. This end of year bash celebrates with exciting, enticing ENTERTAINERS. On 17th December, Couples, The Rezner, The Dabhands sparkle at Camden Monarch. New bands that have had their biggest year to date, laying down strong Ones To Watch foundations for 2020 Vision. Monefa Walker of TheZineUK's Events (Rocklands ArtBeat) has pulled a Moment out of the bag (yet again!) https://youtu.be/HKfpeBEFres If the 21st Century did Old Grey Whistle Test... WHAT a band! Couple have blown crowd after crowd right away. The Music People Party is on and off stage, wall to wall, ones to watch. Since 2014 TheZineUK has developed Expo vibes, co-promotions, festival stages and a genuine, documented music movement story that you…
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Rozzie ‘Spoons it with Static Personality!

Rozzie ‘Spoons it with Static Personality!

The Zine UK's Queen of Quirk Rozzie Manic returns with an interview with Static Personality. In a 'Spoons, of course... L-R: Will, Jan, Filip, Hamish and Harvey. It’s a bright sunny day and I am chilling in Mile End’s favourite (non) smoking area, the Wetherspoons beer garden. Having positioned myself in the seat that gets the most sun, I await the arrival of Static Personality, a freshly graduated and new-to-London indie band bringing ‘sexy party vibes’ (in their own words) to the pub scene. When they arrive they tell me they don’t like pitchers, which I find borderline offensive, but against my better judgement I stay for a chat. Once Will (vocals), Filip (guitar), Hamish (drums) and Harvey (bass) have each ordered a pint instead, we do just that. Don’t worry readers, Jan (tambourine) turns up later. So, you’ve just come from…
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The Albion Rooms open. The Libertines tour.

The Albion Rooms open. The Libertines tour.

"It might be a while before we challenge The Savoy or The Grand Budapest in the hotel stakes, but we’ve put a lot of love into this. Meanwhile it’s a colourful and inspiring home for The Libertines and I look forward to the Albion Rooms becoming our very own Warholian Factory.” ( Carl Barât) Mais, oui! ...do like to be beside the seaside. Just when Britain needs all the best visions of itself possible, THE LIBERTINES unveil the first phase of their vision to convert a five storey, ten room, Victorian building into an ArtBeat central.The Albion Rooms (Two Bars and a Recording Studio) open on 31st August 2019). We say hip hip HOORAY! Kent is home to various of TheZineUK's fave friends/allies (some fave Birds n Fairies included), and…
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#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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