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Live: Citadel Festival 2016

CITADEL Festival @Victoria Park, London Rising from the ashes of the Lovebox site in Victoria Park, Citadel is a very different kind of festival. Arriving early means you can still see the more...
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Video Premiere: John E Vistic, Welcome Down The Night.

John E Vistic is a singer multi-instrumentalist and internationally award winning songwriter. As well as his guitar and vocal duties with The John E Vistic Rock N Roll Soundsystem, Vistic is known...
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Festival: Afropunk London

With AFROPUNK’s September 24th date edging closer, the festival that celebrates multiculturalism and diversity announces a fresh bill of talent, with one of the most iconic performing artists of all...
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Live: Truck Festival 2016

It would possibly come as a surprise to Truck Festival first timers, that it was in fact celebrating its 19th birthday. A well struck balance between the feel of a small, friendly festival whilst...
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Video: Billy Bragg & Joe Henry, The L&N Don’t Stop Here Anymore.

Billy Bragg & Joe Henry share new video for a cover version of Jean Ritchie song The L&N Don’t Stop Here Anymore Taken from the new album Shine A Light – Field Recordings From...
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Premiere: Track A Lackin’ by Xylaroo

Xylaroo are Holly and Coco Chant, two sisters, two peas in a pod, two harmonious voices cut from the same cloth. They unveil their new single Track A Lackin here on RockShot Magazine. The song is...
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Video: Julia Jacklin, Leadlight.

Julia Jacklin’s debut record Don’t Let The Kids Win is to be released on Transgressive on October 7th 2016. This will be accompanied big time by a North American & European tour...
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Live: Bilbao BBK Live 2016 – Festival Season’s Hidden Gem

For music lovers the world over, festival season is often the best opportunity to catch those elusive acts it is impossible to snap up headline show tickets to while catching the up and comers on...
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Live: 2Cellos @ Greenwich Music Time

Almost everyone has a bucket list. No matter if you are interested in fashion, music, travel, photography or you want to gain some personal goals. Mine contains mostly bands I want to see live for...
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Live: Love Supreme Festival 2016 @ Glynde Place

Jazz, Melody, Sunshine & Far From Average Bands. The UK festival scene has grown considerably over the last few years and become, arguably, a little saturated. Big hitters like Glastonbury shout...
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Live: Citadel Festival 2016

CITADEL Festival @Victoria Park, London Rising from the ashes of the Lovebox site in Victoria Park, Citadel is a very different kind of festival. Arriving early means you can still see the more generic remnants of the previous festival. It may share some of the stalls... read more

Live: Truck Festival 2016

It would possibly come as a surprise to Truck Festival first timers, that it was in fact celebrating its 19th birthday. A well struck balance between the feel of a small, friendly festival whilst attracting big headliners, Truck thrives on avoiding the traps of... read more

Live: 2Cellos @ Greenwich Music Time

Almost everyone has a bucket list. No matter if you are interested in fashion, music, travel, photography or you want to gain some personal goals. Mine contains mostly bands I want to see live for the first time. 2CELLOS has been on top of that list since a friend of... read more

Interview: New Jacobin Club, Theatrical Metal With A Hint Of Fire.

If you are into sounds of 1980s punk and like to keep your mind open to new experiences, then you definitely should check out New Jacobin Club. This six piece band straight from Saskatoon, Canada came to the UK to promote their fifth studio album entitled Soldiers Of...
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Interview: Ray Wilson, The Song Inside.

Ray Wilson is a sublime rock vocalist with a rich Scottish edge. He is the long-time  front man of the post-grunge band Stiltskin, who topped the UK charts in 1994 with their hit Inside.  In the last year Ray has written twenty songs that are personally meaningful to...
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Interview: Band Of Skulls, Church-Inspired Phase 2

Taking a step back from relentless touring, Southampton-based rock trio Band Of Skulls have been squirreled away in Monmouthshire recording the follow-up to their well-received 2014 album Himalayan. With the fruits of their labour – fourth studio album By Default –...
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Interview: Elisabeth Webb, Beyond The Valley.

  Elisabeth Webb is a folk singer-songwriter brought up in The Valleys of South Wales, currently showcasing music from her debut extended play, Fly, which was released in January 2016. Before a run of upcoming gigs, and a performance on BBC Radio Wales. Michael...
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Interview: Jonny Kaplan, Shining Sparkles & The Lazy Stars.

It’s hard to believe that Jonny Kaplan And The Lazy Stars have been around since 1997. Almost three decades of music brought three strong albums and countless shows played all around the globe. Don’t get fooled by the name. They’re not lazy at all. In fact, they are...
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Interview: Teleman, A Streamlined Machine.

A Teleman Interview. Teleman formed in 2012 from the ashes of Reading’s acclaimed Pete and the Pirates. The new band took it’s name from composer Georg Philipp Telemann – signalling a shift to a more refined form of pop from their indie guitar-fest early days....
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Premiere: Track A Lackin’ by Xylaroo

Xylaroo are Holly and Coco Chant, two sisters, two peas in a pod, two harmonious voices cut from the same cloth. They unveil their new single Track A Lackin here on RockShot Magazine. The song is out now on Sunday Best Recordings Track a Lackin is the girls 3rd single...
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Words Of Moby: Porcelain, A Memoir @ Waterstones Piccadilly.

On the last day of May 2016 Moby arrived in Waterstones, Piccadilly, London to talk about his new book Porcelain, a Memoir.  This is a record of his conversation with the audience, including Shirley Ann Williams. Porcelain, a Memoir is set in the ten years preceding...
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Words of Wilko: Don’t You Leave Me Here Book Launch @ Rough Trade East

I’ve documented on these pages once before, that if it wasn’t for Wilko Johnson, I wouldn’t be shooting live music. It was his terminal pancreatic cancer diagnosis early in 2013 that made me consider how sad it was that I had no decent lasting memories of any of the...
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Feature: Lera Lynn, Otherworldly Evocative Americana.

For devotees of HBO’s drama series True Detective, you could be forgiven for thinking Lera Lynn is as dark and melancholy as the mysterious singer she plays so well from The Black Rose, the dive bar featured in the second season which sees its fair share of unsavoury...
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Feature: Ray Wilson, Song For A Friend.

Stiltskin frontman and former Genesis vocalist Ray Wilson is set to release a new album entitled Song For a Friend. It is dedicated to his close friend James Lewis who tragically committed suicide in 2015.  Inspiration also came to Ray from other significant events in...
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Feature: Joseph Arthur. Welcome To The Family.

It’s almost two years since Joseph Arthur’s last concert in the UK so I’m more than happy to be at The Borderline this Sunday evening to witness his long-awaited return. It’s my twenty-sixth time seeing Joseph, although if time-money-distance were no impediment it...
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Interview: Bandini. Nomadic Jazz and Blues.

Bandini is a singer-songwriter born and bred in Italy and based in London, raised on jazz and blues and the art of storytelling and song-writing from an early age. He began showcasing his talent on the London streets before building a presence on the Open Mic circuit...
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Feature: Countdown to BBK Live

Tick, tock … while I would never want to wish my life away, I can only but wait for July to roll around before I pack my bags and jump on a flight to the picturesque Basque city of Bilbao for a few days of sunshine, pintxos and some of the best live music acts in the...
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Rock Media: Dylan. Ironworks.

Halcyon Gallery is to present a major exhibition of new works by artist and musician Bob Dylan, which will open at Halcyon Gallery this November. Building on the success of his first museum exhibition in Chemnitz, Germany in 2007 and several subsequent exhibitions,...
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Video: Help Is Coming. Save The Children.

CROWDED HOUSE HELP IS COMING Text GIVE to 61144 to donate £5 #HELPISCOMING http://helpiscoming.org/ Like the rest of the nation, the broadcasters/writers Caitlin Moran and Pete Paphides were saddened and angered last week by the images of three-year-old Syrian refugee...
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Video: Silverman, Go.

Collapsed under the weight of their own insecurity they walked away from each other 10 years ago. The legendary Stud Brothers writer Dom Wills sets out some words about Silverman below. “Some music has to be made. It cannot be ignored, forgotten, pushed to the back of...
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Video: Courtney Barnett, Elevator Operator

The past few years have seen the steady ascension of Courtney Barnett to the higher echelons of indie rock superstardom. If her debut LP Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit finally heralded the arrival of a truly unique and distinctive songwriting...
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Rock Media: Nick Mulvey & Johnny Flynn. Home.

The new single wraps up an incredible year for Nick which started with him long listed on BBC’s Sound Poll for the year and more recently saw his debut album ‘First Mind’ (from which ‘I Don’t Want To Go Home’ is taken) nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. The b-side...
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Video: Low Cut Connie. Shake It Little Tina

Low Cut Connie feature on President Obama‘s Daytime Playlist next to Aretha Franklin and The Temptations. A handpicked playlist by the President as he joins Spotify. In November 2015, Low Cut Connie will release their third album Hi Honey in the UK. Already...
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Video Premiere: John E Vistic, Welcome Down The Night.

John E Vistic is a singer multi-instrumentalist and internationally award winning songwriter. As well as his guitar and vocal duties with The John E Vistic Rock N Roll Soundsystem, Vistic is known for his work as Creative Director of The Russian Winter show (Old Vic)... read more

Premiere: Track A Lackin’ by Xylaroo

Xylaroo are Holly and Coco Chant, two sisters, two peas in a pod, two harmonious voices cut from the same cloth. They unveil their new single Track A Lackin here on RockShot Magazine. The song is out now on Sunday Best Recordings Track a Lackin is the girls 3rd single... read more

Photography: Joe Satriani @ Indigo. London

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Photography: Saint Etienne

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Interview: Gill Landry. I’m Putting My Own Boots On And Taking A Walk.

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Live: M O T H X R @ The Borderline, London

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Live: OK GO @ KOKO

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Live: Nick Cave @ Hammersmith Apollo

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Live: Jane’s Addiction @ The Forum

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Live: Foals @ O2 Guildhall Southampton

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Live: The Libertines, O2 Arena, London.

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Live: Half Moon Run @ Koko

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Live: Nothing But Thieves @ Trinity Centre, Bristol.

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Live: The Shires @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

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Live: The Unthanks @ Roundhouse.

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Live Review: Warped Tour UK @ Alexandra Palace.

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Words of Wilko: Don’t You Leave Me Here Book Launch @ Rough Trade East

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Live: The Specials @ The Roundhouse

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The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson. London Film Premiere.

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Photography: Tremonti @ Brixton Academy

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Live Review: Awolnation @ Shepherds Bush Empire

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Live Review: Kodo @ Lighthouse.

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Live: Ladyhawke @ Scala

New Zealand synth rock artist Pip Brown, better known to the world as Ladyhawke, a stage name taken from a 1985 Richard Donner fantasy film, has had a colourful time of things between her sophomore record, 2012’s Anxiety, and it’s newly-released follow-up Wild Things.... read more

Live: Garbage @ Troxy

“Twenty years we’ve been coming to London and every time we have, I’ve spent the whole day on the toilet, being so neurotic, because I feel like we come from the United Kingdom.” Now that’s some statement from an ever present and seemingly unflappable frontwoman that... read more