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New York City, NYC, USA: the Top 100 albums of the decade list has been published and we are extremely delighted to say that our own JJ McCabe has made it in the Top 100 with his 2013 released album 'Presenting'.
Here is the full list.
Electric Cake Salad release their new album in time for Xmas: entitled 'Live Terremotour', it was recorded live at Tannerfest Festival on July 5th, 2019. It has 14 tracks, including favourites 'Everything', 'Baby Firefly' and 'Dimenticato'. The album covers all of ECS career and in our humble opinion is the best so far.. These are a few of the praises they have received lately:
- 'Grab a slice of this refreshingly aural adventure now!: 9/10' Vive Le Rock
- 'Electric Cake Salad are a band you need in your life: 9/10' Louder Than War
- Awesome sound: a band to watch' Record Collector
From the 1st November 2019, you will be able to pre-order it from our store at the awesome price of £7.00, a bargain at twice the price! So spread the word and pop round our store on 01/11/2019! Mailing of the CDs will start on 15/11/2019….or a bit earlier if possible!
Want a vinyl version? read on to find out how to register your interest!
Original NWOBHM band Blackmayne produced a self-titled album which was released in 1985 on Criminal Response Records. The original album was well received and good reviews followed, but the band had broken up within that first year after just a handful of gigs and any opportunities for touring and promoting were lost at almost the first hurdle. Jump ahead to 2016, and 2 members of the original lineup, Phil McDermott (ex: Straps) and Julian Sackett, got back together to see if they could regenerate the NWOBHM feelings they had 30 years previously. In a very short time they had joined forces with Jay Duke on vocals and Pete Davies (UK Subs) on drums and had written "Chosen Few", "Lionheart" and "Vanishing Point". Scott Edwards joined shortly afterwards on guitar and Pete's drum stool is now shared with Mark Aldam. They have already played the Athens Metal Festival and ended 2017 by playing the iconic NWOBHM Festival at Sheffield O2 where they were asked to jump up the bill and play main stage support to Diamond Head in front of 2000 Metal fans as well as BroFest in Newcastle. In support of new album 'Spat From Hell', 11 brand new tracks, the band will play a series of festival including Mearfest, 4 Sticks Festival and a few more.
'Kent marauders Blackmayne rocked Arena 2 to its core and earned their place among the big boys' - HRH Magazine
'Blackmayne were surely one of the over-looked gems of the NWOBHM movement' - Garry Bushell'
'The fantastic, meaty and hooky riffs of my first Blackmayne experience absolutely spoke to me' - Decibel Geek Magazine (Canada)
'Blackmayne just dropped a bomb on the BroFest stage!' - Newcastle HM Mag
Lastwind have their new album 'High On Life' (SHARPCD19108) released on April 5th. Lastwind are the outfit from former Hawkwind member Paul Hayes, so you know these guys are the real deal! And if it’s a history lesson you’re after, why not check out Paul’s new book? "Sonic Assassin - a life". It’s a gritty, all access, no holds barred tale of Paul’s time in Hawkwind, and so much more. If that sounds like your thing, why not pick it up from the Flicknife store! The book is out March 22nd on New Haven Publishing (A name you loyal Flickers should be familiar with!) . The album is a limited edition CD and digital download, available from all good stores/sites! Now, I probably shouldn’t be telling you this... but if you’re here, it’s because you’re a loyal FLICKER... but we’re working on a special bundle, both the book and album, in one lot at a great price!
The Blue Carpet Band have been nominated in the Vive Le Rock Awards in the 'New Blood' category. If you have not seen them live, go and see them!
Fri 1st March @ The Liars Club, The Flapper, Birmingham
Sat 2nd March @ Elephant & Castle, Ramsgate
Sat 9th March @ Barking Mad Fest, Wakefield
Fri 15th March @ The Black Heart, Camden
Sat 16th March @ Paper Dress Vintage, Hackney
Sun 23rd March @ Broken Arrow Fest, Hastings
Fri 12th Apr @ Garageland, Shacklewell Arms, Hackney
Sat 6th Apr @ The Arches, Coventry
Sat 20th Apr @ Cloggstock, Alfreton, Derbys