Author: Rockshot

Video Premiere Of Phil Cosby’s The Days We Were Young

In this Vision premeire of The Days We Were Young, Phil Cosby acts out an aspect of his life on the road and encounters something that could be otherworldly. He tells us more: “This video is about a man who travels the city by night, haunted by the memory of girl, she leads him to an another world where he can finally let go of the past that holds him.” The track is taken from the new EP Blue Daze. Phil has a great London show coming up, in November, at Ryan’s in North London where they have fantastic music...

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Lana Del Rey, White Mustang

Lana Del Rey today shares the official video for White Mustang. Beautifully shot and directed by Rich Lee with LA as a futuristic backdrop. White Mustang is taken from Lana’s number one album Lust For Life, released July of this year on Polydor...

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BUHU Releases The Worlds First SitCom Music Video?

  BUHU is releasing the world’s first music video sitcom, Leave It To BUHU, for their previously released single, La Truth. Now we cannot confirm or deny that this is a first, some of those films used to illustrate songs on the Old Grey Whistle test might well be forerunners to this idea, but hey! they also put in subtitles on this. What is great though, is to make a wonderful discovery of a man influenced by both Jackson Browne and Modest Mouse, who delves deep into electronic songwriting, is based in Austin, Texas and who produces emotive and tuneful work. The song is...

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All Quiet Now: Walter Becker, Donald Fagen Remembers

Walter Becker founder, songwriter and guitarist from the band Steely Dan has died. Donald Fagen his friend, co-founder of the band and songwriting partner has penned this moving tribute. Walter Becker was my friend, my writing partner and my bandmate since we met as students at Bard College in 1967. We started writing nutty little tunes on an upright piano in a small sitting room in the lobby of Ward Manor, a mouldering old mansion on the Hudson River that the college used as a dorm. We liked a lot of the same things: jazz (from the twenties through...

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Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile Are Over Everything In This Great Collaboration

Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, two of the most acclaimed and gifted songwriters of our generation have joined forces to release a collaboration as unique and unusual as their talents, in the form of a brand new album, Lotta Sea Lice. The shared chemistry is immediately apparent in the breathtaking jam of opener and first single Over Everything, with dovetailing vocal lines and intricate, shimmering guitar stylings from the pair. The lyrics play out as a rambling dialogue as they compare notes about song-writing and inspiration. It was the first song written for this project, and comes accompanied by a beautiful black and white video...

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H.E.A.T. Redefined Music Video Premiere

Swedish band H.E.A.T have delivered their new video Redefined from their forthcoming fifth studio album, Into The Great Unknown, to be released on 22nd September 2017. The new album is a rock and roll journey that  delivers everything H.E.A.T is loved for, including frontman Erik Grönwall’s incredible vocal talent and the band’s traditional approach to melodic rock. The album includes Eye Of The Storm, Redefined, and Time On Our Side, all of which embody catchy melodies and fresh ideas, while taking the band’s talent to the next level. After one and a half years of intense songwriting, with guitarist Dave Dalone (aka Sky Davis) back in the...

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Welshly Arms Do A Playlist

US rock band Welshly Arms have made us a great playlist ‘There are six people in our band and with six people come different styles, genres, grooves etc. It’s our diversity of tastes that’s makes us Welshly Arms and we like to lean on that mix of flavors when we make our music. We have compiled a “top ten list” of what we are all currently listening to”. Here is a link to the Spotify playlist https://play.spotify.com/user/rockyrockshot/playlist/54j3yAv7iGm8q7vAAflQjF See the video for new single Legendary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2CZn966cUg The band play at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen on September 12th 2017 http://www.hoxtonsquarebar.com/listings/just-announced/26086/welshly-arms/...

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Robert Plant’s Tour Will Carry Fire

Rock legend Robert Plant returns to one of Britain’s most iconic venues this December for his first Royal Albert Hall show in four years. The electrifying former Led Zeppelin vocalist, now an accomplished solo performer, will be performing songs from his forthcoming album, Carry Fire, along with hits and rarities, at his one-off Hall date on Friday 8 December. His band, The Sensational Space Shifters, will include Seth Lakeman, who features on three of the album’s tracks, playing viola and fiddle. Lucy Noble, Artistic Director at the Royal Albert Hall, said: “Perhaps the most electrifying 15 minutes at the...

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Prog Legends Gentle Giant Release Three Piece Suite, Remixed By Steven Wilson

  Gentle Giant release their first taster from their new Prog compilation album Three Piece Suite remixed by Steven Wilson, out September 29th, the fabulous Peel The Paint is shown in full video above. —Three Piece Suite is a specially curated selection of songs and compositions from the band’s first three albums (Giant, Acquiring The Taste, Three Friends) presented in both 5.1 surround sound and stereo. There are nine tracks from the albums, plus a pre-debut song, remixed by Steven Wilson. The choices were determined by the limited availability of multi-track master tapes from the era. Only a few songs from...

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Vision: Michael Malarkey, Mongrels

Michael Malarkey, the American actor and musician has released the video for his new song Mongrels, it comes from the debut album of the same name to be released in September on Cap on Cat Records / Kobalt Michael told us a little more about the track and video. “Mongrels represents the many-faced animal within us that is here but never quite from here; the dreamer within us, stricken with wanderlust, who is tuned to the frequencies of change; the nomad within us whose roots grow not in the ground, but in the wind. It represents the mystery of our vagrant nature,...

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London Jazz Art Group AlaskAlaska With Groove Laden Video For Bitter Winter

ALASKALASKA is an art-pop 6 piece from London. They make beautiful, groove-laden music that seamlessly blends jazz, disco, funk and R&B into a bold and playful sound uniquely their own; synthetic beats play alongside live drums, delayed guitars and swirling saxophones to create something musically rich and delightfully intricate. Band leader and vocalist Lucinda twists brooding and introspective lyrics, maybe akin to the words of Arthur Russell, into infectious melodies reminiscent of Warpaint, Dirty Projectors or Talk Talk, which demand repeat listens and could as easily soundtrack a wistful evening alone as they could a party. They’ve built a...

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Festival: Slaves Announced As Special Guests For LeeFest

On the eve of the biggest LeeFest ever, they have announced their super secret final headliner, Slaves. This Kent born outfit are set to bring lip-snarling rabble-rousing energy and show stopping energy to John Darlings Farm. LeeFest have a proud history of supporting local up and coming talent and Slaves are safely considered to be part of the LeeFest family. Elsewhere on the already stellar bill Jake Bugg, Annie Mac, and Kate Tempest will lead the charge on what’s set to be an inspired weekend of music and arts. Fellow headliner Jake Bugg is poised for an eclectic performance...

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Vision: Ethan Gruska. Reoccurring Dream

Ethan Gruska’s video for the song Reoccurring Dream perfectly represents the moving lyrics in the song. Someone whom you love and admire does not want you back. You can imagine the hurt and longing and the “punch in the stomach” feeling. Rising US singer/songwriter Ethan Gruska’s deeply personal debut album Slowmotionary will be released July 28th on Sire Records. Alongside the release Ethan will be playing his first ever UK show at The Slaughtered Lamb July 26th. Produced by Tony Berg (Andrew Bird, Aimee Mann), championed by the infamous Lenny Waronker and written by Ethan Gruska, Slowmotionary includes 12 songs mixed...

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Vision: Damian Marley, R.O.A.R

Grammy Award-winning artist Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley’s upcoming album, Stony Hill, which will release on July 21st via Republic Records, is now available for pre-order! Fans who pre-order Stony Hill will instantly receive a download of the single R.O.A.R., as well as recently released songs Nail Pon Cross, Caution, Everybody Wants To Be Somebody and Medication. Exclusive CD + vinyl bundles are also now available at www.damianmarleymusic.com. In support of Stony Hill, Damian announces his Stony Hill Fall US Tour, which kicks off on September 1st in Minneapolis, at Minneapolis Music Hall and continues on to Chicago, Boston, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and many more stops along the way until mid-October. The youngest son of Reggae...

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LeeFest The Neverland: What To Expect 2017

Possibly the most fun you can have in a field and with as much going on, in this smaller festival, as WOMAD or Glastonbury. I have attended many LeeFest weekends and witnessed the growth of the festival from ultra-DIY to beautifully produced sets and backdrops. There is always haybales, glitter, frisbee and powder-paint. LeeFest Presents The Neverland is an immersive world that prides itself on attention to detail and fun. You might discover your home with the Mermaids of Mermaids Lagoon, the Pirates at Skull Ridge or join the Lost Boys in The Neverwoods. You are definitely encouraged to...

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Dhani Harrison, All About Waiting & New Album IN///PARALLEL

Grammy Award winning musician Dhani Harrison’s first solo album  IN///PARALLEL will be released on October 6 through BMG. Today, he also shares the first single from the album All About Waiting and on first (and second) listening it sounds amazing! Dhani Harrison has been busy since the release of his last album with his collective thenewno2. In the past four years Harrison has scored a handful of feature films, marking his big screen debut as a composer on Warner Bros.’s Beautiful Creatures, which the LA Times praised for its “cool alt-rock sound thanks to the haunting music of Harrison”, as well...

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Vision: Alison Moyet, The Rarest Birds

Alison Moyet unveils the video for The Rarest Birds, the second single to be taken from her much-praised album Other. Filmed in her beloved hometown of Brighton and directed by award-winning photographer and videographer Steve Gullick, the video explores themes of diversity and acceptance. “The Rarest Birds is a paean to LGBTQ, to Brighton, to coming out after the darkest nights into the arms of those that delight in your flight. From me to you,” Alison told Rockshot Magazine A long-time advocate of Equal Rights and a patron of the charity, Diversity Role Models, Alison celebrates her LGBTQ friends,...

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Vision: Grizzly Bear, Neighbors

Grizzly Bear has released Neighbors, the fourth new song from their forthcoming fifth album Painted Ruins (out August 18th on Columbia Records). Neighbors follows the release of three other tracks from Painted Ruins, including Three Rings, Mourning Sound and Four Cypresses. Grizzly Bear began as a moniker for songwriter Ed Droste in the early 2000s. The band has grown to be four peice in the studio using electronic sounds as the centrepiece but now taking more risks with traditional and more established instruments.   GRIZZLY BEAR TOUR DATES Aug 14 – Portland, ME – State Theatre Aug 15 – Kingston, NY – BSP...

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Sound: Samantha Urbani, Hints & Implications. New EP, Policies Of Power

Samantha Urbani may be best known as the front-woman for conceptual punk pop chart crashers Friends but, now with her long awaited solo project, she is about to cut her own unique swathe through the music landscape all over again. Until now, Samantha Urbani has been teasing us with sporadic drops of tantalising pop gems – from the urban strut of U Know I Know, to the sparkling, irresistible rush of 1 2 3 4 and, most recently, the RnB infused Go Deeper. Now, Urbani is about to unleash the full scale of her brilliantly skewed pop vision with her...

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Vision: Dinosaur Jr, Knocked Around

The new album, Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not is out now on JagJaguwar, the new video for Knocked Around is above. In keeping with the ongoing plethora of activity in the Dinosaur Jr. camp off the back of last year’s widely acclaimed Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not LP, today J, Lou and Murph are pleased to announce a further run of UK dates this December alongside their already-announced headline show at Camden’s historic Roundhouse on December 13th. The mighty Cloud Nothings, fresh from releasing their acclaimed fourth album Life Without Sound early this year via Wichita...

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Sound Premiere: M1LDL1FE, How You Forget

How You Forget is a new song from the band M1LDL1FE (pronounced Mildlife)  about how we treat memories of the people we love. The track is a slow burner where the instrumental parts meet almost David Sylvian-esque vocals. Pulsing to a steady beat, the song is driven by a looping, almost ennui-like 4-note arpeggio, sitting in-between chiming, verb-drenched guitars. Paddy Ong from the band told us a little more “The idea for the song came about when I found myself not being able to remember some my moments with an ex-lover. It was as if those moments never existed. And I found it...

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Vision: Felix Hagan & The Family, Delirium Tremendous

The song is an electro rock stomper with a glitter-smacked take on its dark troubled themes about substance withdrawal, which is inspired by Felix’s own journey out of addiction. Directed by photographer Andrew AB the video perfectly matches the song and envelopes Felix Hagan & The Family ethos, capturing their theatrical and musical side and giving the impression that they are a large group..a seven piece no less. Delirium Tremendous is the first taste of the band’s forthcoming album due later this year. It follows the release of 2015’s Kiss The Misfits EP, which saw the band achieve high profile...

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Rock Show: Foo Fighters To Play O2 10th Birthday Show

Following a massive Pyramid Stage headline show at Glastonbury Festival on Saturday, Foo Fighters, who thank the UK for making them the band they are with frontman Dave Grohl stating that this is where they cut their teeth, show no signs of slowing down. With the rest of festival season still ahead of them, huge shows in Madrid at Mad Cool Festival and Poland’s Open’er still to come, The Foos have announced a massive one-off show on September 19th at East London’s O2 Arena as part of the venue’s 10th birthday celebrations, which kicked off last week with a...

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Guns N’ Roses Reunion Tour: Everything You Need to Know

Guns N’ Roses Reunion Tour: Everything You Need to Know We thought it would never happen, but Guns N’ Roses is not only back together but they’re keeping busy taking the world by storm. That’s right: Axl Rose, Duff McKagan, and Slash are on speaking terms again and blowing minds of fans spanning the globe. UK fans can finally get a load of all the action at the band’s two shows in London Stadium this month. Here’s a bit of what you can expect from the aptly named Not In This Lifetime tour this year. Not In This Lifetime: The...

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Vision: Wildwood Kin, Run

Having recently signed to the newly re-launched Sony imprint Silvertone, acclaimed indie alt folk band Wildwood Kin will release their much-anticipated debut album Turning Tides August 18th. In the meantime here is their new single and video Run. Wildwood Kin, a family trio formed in Exeter, borrow heavily from early folk influences, but their extraordinary debut album delves deeply in to other genres, featuring both electric and acoustic instruments. It boasts inventive sonics and spectral atmospherics alongside their sublime three-part harmonies. Guitarist Emillie Key, her bouzouki/keyboard-playing sister Beth and their drumming cousin Meghann Loney all sing, swapping leads on original songs,...

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Sound Premiere: Guide Dog, I Am The Daddy

“I Am The Daddy is the perfect representative soundbite to introduce Guide Dog and our debut album.”  Guide Dog told us “It’s a sprawling rambling reflection on parenthood, being in your mid thirties and working in accounts in the construction industry, set to a sleazy rumpy pumpy wedge of indie three piece rock”.   Guide Dog are Pete Roberts (vocals/ guitar), John Maloney (drums) and Ian Russell (bass). So, Pete and John met in school and were part of the band Robot’s In The Sky, which first put out a red double A-Side 7″ in 1999 on the Cardiff Council funded...

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Sound: Glassmaps (Joel Stein), Summer Rain

Glassmaps, the solo project of Howling Bells’ guitarist Joel Stein, release their debut single, the cinematic garage rock gem Summer Rain. This would fit right in with anything from Twin Peaks or Stranger Things soundtracks, a real cheese-grater of a song, imagine! Like an organic Black Lips given a symphonic pop sheen, ‘Summer Rain’ crowns a pugilistic blues-rock stomp with the sunny psych harmonics of its dreamy chorus and the insouciant twang of surf guitar. Joel Stein’s swooping vocals muse on the concept of wanting to be saved from oneself, of blaming others for one’s own demons. “It’s about the...

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Festival: Love Supreme Jazz Festival 2017

Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Gregory Porter, Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington, Laura Mvula And The Jacksons Amongst Star Acts Set To Descend On East Sussex For Love Supreme Jazz Festival 2017 Just three weeks remain until this year’s Love Supreme Jazz Festival returns to Glynde Place in East Sussex for a three-day event jam packed with performances from a diverse cross section of jazz, soul and pop talent. Celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, the festival will run from June 30th – July 2nd and will present performances from over fifty acts across five stages including Herbie Hancock, Gregory Porter,...

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Vision: Tricky, The Only Way

Tricky is back with new material in the form of The Only Way, an orchestrated song in which we hear him bare his soul, with more than a nod to his Maxinquaye era and featuring his own trademark vocals taking centre-stage over a smoke-filled melodic backdrop. Recorded in Moscow late last year and described by Tricky himself as Hell Is Round The Corner Part 2, The Only Way is a beautifully rare glimpse into the now Berlin-based Tricky’s future, released on his own label imprint False Idols (via !K7 Music) on 9th June He told us that “A few years ago...

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Vision: Amplifier, Kosmos

Amplifier return with their sixth and most definitive album to date, Trippin’ With Dr Faustus, due for release via Rockosmos this June 30th. First track Kosmos instantly delivers Amplifier’s calling cards of massive riffs with lyrical sentiments that reach far beyond space, time and the limitations of ones, zeros and polycarbonate manufacturing. The story of Faust is more relevant than ever in the 21st century. In stark contrast to the compact kidney punch that was 2014’s Mystoria – ‘Trippin’ With Dr Faustus’, like all epic journeys, is in no rush to let the plot unfold and spill out its secrets. “Each...

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