Welcome to Flicknife Records
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
ELECTRIC CAKE SALAD get a 9/10 review in the new Vive Le Rock magazine #59 for new album 'Terremoto'. Go to our store to buy this fantastic new CD: it's a future classic so make sure you got your copy!!
A while back, we decided to create a new label to accommodate Wills & The Willing. This was due to the fact that their music didn’t fit with Flicknife, so we created FNG (FlickNife Group) and we are pleased to announce that our second release with the band, a track called ‘Villa’, is now at #14 in the Music Week commercial pop charts. Who says you can’t be indie and in the charts?!
Why not check out Wills & The Willing's album Dream In Colour in our store?
Mama likes to make your life easier so here's your summer sorted! Put some sunscreen on and write these dates down.
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09/06 . UNPLUGGED at SOUNDS OF THE SUBURBS RECORD STORE