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Live: Ty Segall & The Muggers @ The Forum

Since his last outing in UK touring 2014 album Manipulator, Ty Segall’s fan base has grown.  The crowd tonight look fresh from a snap shot of a California beach party circa 1973.  Hip kids, stoners and surf bums ready to rock out, out of place and out of time....
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All Quiet Now: Bernie Worrell, Wizard of Woo.

Bernie Worrell, the ingenious Wizard of Woo whose amazing array of keyboard sounds and textures helped define the Parliament-Funkadelic musical empire and influenced performers of funk, rock, hip-hop and other genres, has died. Worrell, who announced in early 2016...
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Live: Nashville In Concert @ Hammersmith Apollo

Hit US television show Nashville, following the lives of fictional Country musicians living in Tennessee’s Music City, has been a breakthrough hit on both sides of the Atlantic. And while viewing figures may have waivered enough after four seasons for the ABC...
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LIVE: Saint Agnes @ Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

Single or album release events are always one’s to remember. Sometimes they are one big disaster, sometimes they turn into the show that redefines everything. There is one thing for certain, they are not to be missed.  The party, held at Hoxton Square Bar &...
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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....
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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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Festival: FOLD, Freak Out Lets Dance @ Fulham Palace

Grammy-winning composer, producer, arranger, and guitarist Nile Rodgers brings his FOLD Festival to the UK for three days in June. Curated and produced by Nile, Freak Out Lets Dance Festival is a music celebration spanning every genre. The venue is Fulham Palace, a...
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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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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

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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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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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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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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Feature: Andy Shauf The Magician.

Here is the new video for Andy Shauf’s song The Magician. The track is from the Saskatchewan-based singer-songwriter’s forthcoming album The Party which arrives this May 20th. The video for The Magician, like the track, is an intensely evocative affair that’s warmly...
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Rock Media: Bully. Trying.

The last few months has seen Nashville four-piece Bully slowly but surely become the band to watch on everyone’s lips, and after a triumphant showing at SXSW this year which won over the likes of NME, NPR, Pitchfork and more, the buzz has only intensified. Now, the...
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Video: Soulfly. Archangel 360.

Former HAVOK member Mike Leon has joined metal icons, SOULFLY, as the band’s brand new bass player! “SOULFLY fans get ready”, states guitarist/vocalist Max Cavalera. “I’m really excited to announce that Mike Leon is going to be playing...
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Video: Tanita Tikaram. Food On My Table.

Multi million selling British singer-songwriter Tanita Tikaram will be returning with new album Closer To the People on 11th March 2016 through earmusic. Food On My Table is the first song to be released from the album and is an avant garde soul track, backed by an...
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Video: The Joy Formidable. Last Thing On My Mind

Ritzy Bryan front woman of The Joy Formidable wrote about the song and the video: The Last Thing On My Mind was written and recorded in the summer of 2014 at our North Walian studio the Red Brick, just outside of Mold in Clwyd. It has the feel and sentiment of a lot...
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Video: Ty Segall. Emotional Mugger.

Video: Ty Segall. Emotional Mugger. (Not Work Safe..Nor For Kids) Prepare to squirm and squeal!…and we mean that.  The delirious and deranged Emotional Mugger journey continues! Let Ty Segall and his creative co-conspirator, director Matt Yoka, lead the way...
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Rock Media: Sweet Billy Pilgrim. Just Above Midtown.

Mercury Music-Prize-nominated Sweet Billy Pilgrim have revealed the video for their brand new single Just Above Midtown. Filmed in Vienna, London and the Home Counties, the video gives us a wistful and affecting behind-the-scenes insight into the world of the band,...
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Video: M Craft, Chemical Trails.

With his album Blood Moon due for release 17th June on Heavenly Recordings, M. Craft has today unveiled a visually sumptuous video to new single Chemical Trails. Directed by George Byrne and shot around Palm Springs, the video beautifully captures the dreamy, drifty... read more

Video: Micko Westmoreland, Schmescos.

Micko Westmoreland proudly presents the music video for his track Schmescos, with a starring role from comedy legend Kevin Eldon. Kevin, whose list of credits includes The Day Today, Brasseye, Alan Partridge, Big Train, Jam/Bluejam, Fist of Fun, Four Lions, Smack The... read more

Video: Kate Jackson, End Of Reason.

Following the news of her debut solo album, British Road Movies, former Long Blondes frontwoman Kate Jackson has shared the video for new single, The End Of Reason. Kate spoke to RockShot Magazine about the video “The idea behind the video for The End Of Reason... read more

Live Review: Boardmasters. Saturday.

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Feature: Lera Lynn, Otherworldly Evocative Americana.

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Live: Vanessa Carlton @ Scala

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Live: Hunck, Life and Phobophobes @ The Old Fire Station.

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Review: Darwin Deez @ The Empire.

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Live: L7 @ Electric Ballroom.

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Live: Rickie Lee Jones @ Islington Assembly Hall

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Live: Augustines @ Electric Ballroom Camden

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Review: Redfest 2012

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Live: Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown @ Boston Music Rooms

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Interview: Steve Hackett. The Future.

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Interview: Nils Lofgren. Powerful, Intimate & Emotional.

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Live: Suede @ Roundhouse

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Live: The Libertines, O2 Arena, London.

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Live: James Bay @ Hammersmith Apollo

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Live Review: Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls @ O2.

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Interview: Sarah Jarosz – Lone Star in London.

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Live: Tedeschi Trucks Band / Jo Harman @ London BluesFest

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Live: John Garcia @ Islington Academy.

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Live: Blissfields 2015 Review

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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