Select Page

RockShot Magazine

Live: Highly Suspect @ Night And Day Café, Manchester.

In years to come when people talk about Oasis playing at the Joiners in Southampton, The Arctic Monkeys’ gig at the Frog and Parrot in Sheffield, and Highly Suspect’s Night and Day Café concert, I can say “I was there, man!” One of the traits that...
Read More

Interview: Luke Carey, Acoustic Blueprint Twist.

To prepare for my interview with singer-songwriter and ‘North London cheeky chap’ Luke Carey, I check out his website where he talks about the humble beginnings of his musical odyssey. I learn he was “named after Luke Skywalker (no joke, my brother...
Read More

Festival: Muse Headline Reading & Leeds 2017

Reading & Leeds Festivals announce Muse, in a UK Festival exclusive, as the first headliners for next year’s festival, taking place 25-27 August 2017. Stadium rock royalty, Muse are one of the most influential and revered live bands of modern...
Read More

Live: Hinds @ Academy 2, Manchester.

Saturday evening at the Academy 2 in Manchester was an evening of two halves: the support acts and the headliner. It isn’t often, but on occasions, the support acts outshine the headliners, and Saturday night was one of those occasions. Setting...
Read More

Live: White Lies @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire

White Lies have been away for three years since the release of their last album Big TV, they are back touring with their new album, Friends.  Although a solid, well received album, Big TV did little to expand their fan base past the original...
Read More

Live: Rachael Yamagata @ Kings Arms, Salford.

On the road, promoting her latest album Tightrope Walker, Rachael Yamagata treated a crowd of dedicated music aficionados to a very special night of low-key and introspective musical delights at the King’s Arms Ale House in Salford. Playing a...
Read More

Live: Paradisia @ MOTH Club, London.

After a successful debut with the single Silent Lover, London-based band Paradisia have released their second track Warpaint. The single is scheduled to be released in November and follows up a premiere show at London’s MOTH Club. Edyta K went...
Read More

Live: ‘Roadstars’ @ The Talking Heads Southampton

Wednesday 16th December saw the first of a sixteen-night tour featuring some of the finest young talent that the heavy blues-rock spectrum currently has on offer. ‘Roadstars’, sponsored by Planet Rock, landed at The Talking Heads in Southampton -...
Read More

Festival: Muse Headline Reading & Leeds 2017

Reading & Leeds Festivals announce Muse, in a UK Festival exclusive, as the first headliners for next year’s festival, taking place 25-27 August 2017. Stadium rock royalty, Muse are one of the most influential and revered live bands of modern times. Led by the...

read more

Interviews

Conversations and portraits with musicians, producers, photographers, influencers. Interviews

Interview: Michael Franti, Power To The Peaceful.

Michael Franti walks into the backstage area of London’s Heaven venue with a broad smile on his face and gives me a huge hug. I’m not sure he even realises I’m here to do the interview yet, he just seems genuinely happy to meet everyone. It’s gratifying when, as now,...

read more

Video: Stone Foxes. Locomotion. Album & Tour

San Francisco blues-rock quintet The Stone Foxes have announced their very first UK headline tour. The ten-date February run will kick off at Start The Bus, Bristol on February 3rd and finish at The Gladstone, Brighton on February 13th. The band will play Hoxton...
Read More

Rock Media: Songhoy Blues . Should I Stay Or Should I Go.

Having already had a hugely successful 2015, including a recent nomination in the ‘Best New Band’ category at this year’s Q Awards, Songhoy Blues go into the end of the year by announcing their biggest UK headline show to date and a deluxe version of their...
Read More

Rock Media: Roxanne de Bastion. Seeing You.

Rozanne de Bastion's spellbinding voice has hints of Judy Collins and Sandy Denny wrapped in a modern singer songwriter form. Seeing You was recorded in London and produced by Ben Walker (BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Nominee). The EP contains 4 new tracks of cutting and...
Read More

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,...
Read More

Rock Media: Ron Howard to Direct Beatles Documentary.

Apple Corps Ltd, White Horse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have announced they will produce a new authorized documentary for Apple, based on the first part of The Beatles’ career -- the touring years. The film will be directed by Academy Award-winning director...
Read More

Rock Media: Joel Gion. Yes

Joel Gion the tapper of rhythms for Brian Jonestown Massacre has made his first solo album and this great song, Yes. Its a brilliant merge of percussion and psychedelics resulting in a pretty trippy video. While Gion’s depiction as the side-burned, hep-talking,...
Read More

Vision: Hotei & Iggy Pop, Walking Through The Night.

Hotei & Iggy Pop combine their musical talents and go Walking Through The Night. The video follows a man’s nocturnal journey through the seedy back streets of Tokyo, lured by the bright lights of temptation. Stunningly filmed and featuring shots of Iggy Pop and...

read more

Sound Premiere: James Edge & The Mindstep. Ammonites.

James Edge is a studious musical maestro and a top drawer composer. The Kent-raised musician studied composition to master’s degree level under Joe Duddell (arranger for the likes of Elbow and New Order). After moving to London and starting to gig in 2006, he formed...

read more

Feature

Stories & Articles Features

Bat Out Of Hell, The Musical & Meat Loaf.

In the 1970's Jim Steinman wrote a musical that was presented in workshop in Washington D.C.  Jim had always intended these songs to be theatrical and a larger than life opus. When he met Meat Loaf the opportunity to realise the "rock and roll dream".. came true. Many...

read more

Feature: Joseph @ Radio City Music Hall, New York.

New York based photographer Ebru Yildiz spent time with the band Joseph whose new album, I'm Alone, No Your Not is out now on ATO Records. What follows is Ebru's photo story and a tour diary by Natalie Closner, who along with her sisters Meegan and Allie are the...

read more

Moby: These Systems Are Failing & Circle V.

Moby & The Void Pacific Choir, These Systems Are Failing At Circle V Festival. Electronic music genius Moby has just released a new album entitled These Systems Are Failing as the debut album with his band The Void Pacific Choir. Shirley Ann Williams long time...

read more