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Citadel Festival Announce Exclusive Foals.

Foals have been announced as a UK festival exclusive for the great “Sunday in the Park” event that is Citadel. London’s brightest new festival, Citadel has carved out its own, unique place in the music calendar. Aiming to deliver the ultimate summer Sunday with a combination of live music, good quality food and drink and unforgettable experiences, for one day of the year Citadel transforms Victoria Park into a sun-drenched (the weather has been brilliant the last two years) utopia. Marking the beginning of the countdown to 2017’s edition, Citadel has announced a massive headliner and a UK festival...

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Festival: The Killers, Elbow & Tears For Fears @ BST.

British Summer Time Hyde Park is delighted to reveal that the sixth and final headliner for 2017 is… The Killers! The Las Vegas group’s summer return will give fans an early glimpse of material from their hugely anticipated new album, alongside their much-loved classics, all in the unbeatable setting of Hyde Park in what will be a UK Festival exclusive. The Killers stormed into the UK with their 2004 debut, Hot Fuss, which went on to become one of that decade’s biggest selling albums and has since been hailed as one of the greatest debut albums of all time...

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Vision: Pillow Person, On Your Way.

Pillow Person, the solo project of Sarah Jones, has shared a video for her new single, On Your Way. The video, which veers between bubblegum-pop-pretty and fascinatingly gruesome, was filmed by Isaac Eastgate, who has directed videos for Dutch Uncles, LA Priest and Connan Mockasin. Sarah said the following about the video:“After making the video, I realised that I must have been inspired from a memory from many years ago when I saw Mortiis live and the lights were too bright.” On Your Way is the jaunty, effervescent follow-up to Pillow Person’s debut single Go Ahead. The track was written, recorded and produced by Jones and...

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Rock Media: George Harrison, The Vinyl Collection.

The Harrison family is proud to announce the release of George Harrison – The Vinyl Collection box set featuring all of George Harrison’s solo studio albums in one collection for the first time. The vinyl box set includes all twelve of George’s studio albums with exact replicas of the original release track listing and artwork. Also included in the box set are George’s classic live album Live In Japan (2LP), and two 12” single picture discs of When We Was Fab and Got My Mind Set On You. All the discs are 180-gram heavyweight vinyl and are housed in...

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All Quiet Now: William Onyeabor.

Some sad new from the people at Luaka Bop record label that William Onyeabor has died. The people that discovered his music and know his mysterious history have put out this message: It is with incredibly heavy hearts that we have to announce that the great Nigerian business leader and mythic music pioneer William Onyeabor has passed away at the age of 70. He died peacefully in his sleep following a brief illness, at his home in Enugu, Nigeria. An extraordinary artist, businessman and visionary, Mr. Onyeabor composed and self-released 9 brilliant albums of groundbreaking electronic-funk from 1977-1985, which he recorded, pressed...

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Rock Show: Glenn Hughes UK Tour 2017.

Glenn Hughes has announced his UK tour dates for January and February 2017.   Tickets for his UK tour dates can be booked online from www.myticket.com and www.seetickets.com.  Special guests on all UK shows will be Stone Broken. Glenn told us“I’m thrilled to be coming over to tour the UK and Europe this month and February. My band will now be a four piece. On guitar is Søren Andersen, on drums Pontus Engborg, and on keyboards Jay Boe.  Song selections will be a mix from my new album Resonate, and from my well of historic songs through the decades. This tour is...

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Rock Show: Rotten Hill Gang & DJ Don Letts.

On 14th January 2017 West London band Rotten Hill Gang will be playing The Forum at Tunbridge Wells with a DJ set support from the legendary Don Letts.  Amazingly it is the Forums 24th Anniversary and they have asked the RHG to play in a special gig. Their new video, Submission, has just been released and Gary said this: “The video wasn’t planned. We were rehearsing and Paul Cook and Glen Matlock came to the studio. We started jamming and came up with that straightaway. With Reds rapping over the groove. We recorded and videoed it the next day ourselves and...

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Vision: Playlist January 2017

Dutch Uncles, Nadine Khouri, Israel Nash, Young Romance, Punctual, Migos, Nightlife, Red Faces, Alison Krauss, All Them Witches, Broken Forest, Taos Himm. Alex Maxwell, Parcels, Rotten Hill Gang, Tempers all on the RockShot January You Tube Playlist 2017. +1 Share Tweet Share Pin...

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Vision Premiere: The Luka State. Lies Lies Lies.

Cheshire Alt Rockers, The Luka State, are starting 2017 with a bang with the infectious, anthem  Lies, Lies, Lies.  The four piece band, who already have over three million views on You Tube, ring in the new year with their trademark sound of driving guitars delivered with raw intensity, the perfect backdrop to lead singer Conrad Ellis’s rousing vocal that rallies against us acting like sheep in the face of popular spin. Conrad told us: “I’m looking forward to seeing how people perceive the lyrics and the video. I get a real kick from seeing how people interpret the content...

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Festival: Handmade Festival 2017 with Frightened Rabbit, Honeyblood and British Sea Power.

Handmade Festival will be returning to Leicester’s O2 Academy in 2017 for two days of the finest music, comedy, art, film, performance and photography, hand-picked and carefully curated. The festival will take place on 29th and 30th April 2017. As such, Handmade Festival are very excited to announce the first wave of bands for the 2017 music programme: Twin Atlantic, Frightened Rabbit, British Sea Power, Pulled Apart By Horses, Honeyblood, JAWS, Muncie Girls, Tigercub, Puppy and Idles Plus many more acts performing across multiple stages to be announced. Weekend tickets are on sale from: http://www.handmadefestival.co.uk. Tickets start at £40 for adults and for the first time the...

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Vision: Beachheads. Moment Of Truth.

Beachheads have unveiled the first single from their upcoming debut album. Moment of Truth is an honest and soulful track, perfect for cold days in Oslo, and the rest of the world. Beachheads will release their debut on Fysisk Format on February 3rd. The spark that became Beachheads was first ignited on a tour bus, as Kvelertak members Vidar (guitar) and Marvin (bass) fantasized about the endless potential of fuzzy guitars, energetic drums and strong melodies. The two hard-working Kvelertak musicians had little time off, and Beachheads endured as more of a dream for their days off, rather than...

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Photos Of The Year 2016

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Playlist Of The Year 2016

Meshuggah, Lemon Twigs, Joan As Policewoman, Testament, Black Foxxes, David Bowie, Pixes, Thee Oh Sees, Bob Mould, Leonard Cohen, Anderson Stolt, Alicia Keys, Weezer, Solange and Blossoms. These are just a few of the artists who appear in our Albums Of The Year 2016. Now you can listen to the Playlist Of The Year 2016, it will keep you going for a few days.   Share16 +12 Share2 Stumble1 Pin1...

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Albums Of The Year 2016

At Rockshot Magazine we don’t review albums but we do listen to them and this is our list of Albums Of The Year 2016 chosen by our great team of photographers and writers. The albums are not in number order but the titles at the beginning appeared most in everyones top ten. Slaves. Take Control. Post-punk can be very hit and miss, but Slaves’ Take Control hits the mark perfectly with their defiant anti-establishment and less polished sound. Produced by Beastie Boy Mike D, you can hear slight similarities with License To Ill, if you squint a little. GM David...

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Festival: Cambridge Folk Festival, Bugg, Boden, Hayseeds & Oysterband.

Cambridge Folk Festival is delighted to reveal the first artists for next year’s bill including one of Britain’s most exciting talents Jake Bugg, who the Festival have invited to return to headline Sunday night with an acoustic set. Jake’s progress from performing in 2012 at the Festival’s smallest stage, The Den, to headlining Stage 1 is a feat matched only by one other artist, Passenger. Also confirmed are: folk and roots pioneers Oysterband (Sunday), celebrating their 40th anniversary; multi-award winning, visionary folk trio Lau (Saturday), featuring Kris Drever, Martin Green and Aidan O’Rourke and US ‘rockgrass’ favourites Hayseed Dixie (Sunday).   They join previously announced Guest...

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Michael Chapman new album produced by Steve Gunn

As a long time admirer of Michael Chapman and indeed Steve Gunn, this album is something we at Rockshot Industries have been waiting for. Michael Chapman’s new record 50, (produced by Gunn) titled to commemorate fifty years of touring—and released four days before Michael’s seventy-sixth birthday—stands as a formidable monument of retrospection and introspection in his adventurous catalog. A return to the gloriously ragged kineticism of Rainmaker (1969), Fully Qualified Survivor (1970), Wrecked Again (1971), and Savage Amusement (1976), Michael’s first “American record”—an elusive goal for decades—embodies his undeniable late career masterpiece. 50 is Chapman’s first album in years with...

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Festival: Slam Dunk Festival 2017

Having firmly established itself as the best alternative festival for pop-punk and rock revellers alike, Slam Dunk Festival 2017 has announced the second-wave of fantastic acts for its biggest year yet. Headlined by the searing electronic masterminds Enter Shikari as they celebrate the 10th anniversary of their monumental debut album ‘Take To The Skies’, the festival welcomes alt-rock men of the moment Don Broco, pop-punk pros Bowling The Soup, ska punk outfit Less Than Jake, Californian ska mob Reel Big Fish, and American east coast pop-rock powerhouses We The Kings and Cute Is What We Aim For. After touring arenas...

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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 commanding presence of frontman Matt Bellamy, the trio have taken to the biggest stages around the world with their interstellar anthems for over 22 years, and their return to Reading & Leeds promises to be yet another landmark moment in their storied career. Muse said: “We’re very excited to be playing Reading and Leeds again. More news...

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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 footage of Hotei, the video is a gloriously evocative taste of Hotei’s homeland that chimes with the snarling lyrics. The track is taken from the album Strangers, which was released last year through Spinefarm Records and is Hotei’s first international release. The album features an array of guests including Emigrate/Rammstein’s Richard Z. Kruspe, Bullet For...

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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 James Edge And The Mindstep and in 2010 the debut album In The Hills, The Cities was recorded. In December 2016 James Edge And The Mindstep release their new eleven track album Machines We Made and we are proud to premiere the song Ammonites. Atmospheric in sound and cinematic in tone, Ammonites is one of James Edge’s...

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Vision Premiere: Con Brio, Money.

Con Brio are back with a new single and music video, Money. Lead singer, Ziek McCarter, says: “It’s been a great year in growth for Con Brio. We’re touring the world internationally and connecting with soo many new fans just off our first album together. The journey so far has provided us many memories and lessons in liberation. It feels pretty good to know we’ve only just begun.” When I wrote the song I was feeling stressed about money and I wanted to be liberated from the weight and the concept of it all. I wanted to create a...

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Vision Premiere: Young Sierra, The Lights.

New hotly tipped alternative “pop” band Young Sierra announce their debut single and video for the song The Lights out 28 October. We were impressed with the quality, vibrancy and direction of the video and by the sound that Young Sierra produce. So we asked a few questions of Ben (Vocals) James (Synths) & Johnny (Drums). Tell us more about the making of the video? We’ve worked really hard on creating a strong visual aesthetic and colour palette for the band. For the video, our aim was to expand on that. The idea of us driving around using rear projection to show...

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Sound Premiere: The Mono LPs, L.O.V.E. & H.A.T.E.

L.O.V.E. & H.A.T.E. is the lead single taken from their new album, State of Decay. It’s a punchy song that makes a poignant statement about how love and hate can be as small as two people in a relationship or as big as two countries at war. Ste Reid, singer, songwriter and guitarist told RockShot Magazine a little more about the song L.O.V.E. & H.A.T.E “There’s a thin line between love & hate and how trust can fall apart when emotions run high. The song was born when a manager, who won’t be named, messed the band around and how...

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Vision: On-The-Go , In The Morning.

Russian indie-pop band On-The-Go consists of a group of talented musicians who strive to make music of the best quality. Having their first LP on the top of the Russian Charts led to performing alongside the likes of She Wants Revenge, Foster The People and The Horrors– impressive, right? Not only this, but the contemporary and element to their music has left them compared to cool artists like Wild Beasts and The XX.  Their music is sumptuous and all embracing with many different strands of influence from jazz to prog being demonstrated. We love In The Morning! Their new captivating film for In The Morning feels more like a blockbuster movie than a...

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Bob Dylan The Nobel Prize in Literature 2016.

Bob Dylan now has a Nobel Prize to go along with his Oscar, as he has now been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016. Bob Dylan was born on May 24, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota. He grew up in a Jewish middle- class family in the city of Hibbing. As a teenager he played in various bands and with time his interest in music deepened, with a particular passion for American folk music and blues. One of his idols was the folk singer Woody Guthrie. He was also influenced by the early authors of the Beat Generation,...

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Festival: Morocco Oasis Festival 2017

Morocco’s Oasis Festival unveils the 2016 aftermovie and sets out the dates for 2017, releasing a limited number of pre-sale tickets! Take a look at some of the best moments from summer’s most talked about music festival and discover why this North African destination event should be top of your bucket list for 2017. Oasis Festival unveils the 2016 aftermovie and sets out the dates for 2017, announcing a limited number of pre-sale tickets on sale from 2pm on Wednesday 12th October. The second edition of Oasis took place from 16-18 September 2016, welcoming over 3200 guests a day to luxurious music resort The...

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Vision: Hope Sandoval & Kurt Vile, Let Me Get There.

Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions, comprising Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval and My Bloody Valentine’s Colm O’Coisog, have released the official video for Let Me Get There featuring singer songwriter Kurt Vile. What a brilliant combination they are, this has to be one of the finest collaborations of year. See and hear for yourself in the video below. Directed by Hope Sandoval herself, the video for Let Me Get There is a simple yet surreal dreamscape that perfectly encapsulates the brooding melodies of Hope Sandoval and Kurt Vile. Kurt Vile told us “It was a total honour to sing along to a beautifully hypnotic...

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Rock Show: RockShot Magazine Presents Blogtober

 RockShot Music Magazine is curating it’s own night of live music for the #BLOGTOBER FESTIVAL on Monday October 10th 2016 at The Finsbury in North London. When we were first asked to do this,  we thought wow! What an honour to be included in the same company as The Line Of Best Fit, Louder Than War, Artrocker and GigSlutz. Then we pondered how on earth do we select a line up….luckily we know a few people and with the help of our journalists and feature writers we whittled down thirty or so acts that became a short list of Luna Bay,...

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Vision: Megaflora, Anxious

London’s Megaflora go bird watching in Peckham in their new music video for Anxious, a song which appears on the band’s forthcoming mini album Redwoods. The track is about singer/guitarist Max’s struggle to get out of a job that gave him anxiety; it’s a relatable topic much like the rest of the release. Redwoods is four punks’ take on indie-pop, led by emotive harmonies and wonderfully jangling guitars. It will be released by London-based independent punk label Everything Sucks on 28th October. The seven-track collection of songs also features the previously released We’re Not There. Megaflora are Christina (Bass), Frank...

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Live: Half Moon Run @ Roundhouse
Live: Half Moon Run @ Roundhouse
Published On: March 26, 2016
Playing their biggest headline show to date, Montréal-based indie rockers Half Moon Run returned to Camden, albeit the Chalk Farm end, just a few months after their explosive Koko show following the release of their second studio album Sun Leads Me On. Yes, I went along to their Koko show (read all about that one here) and immediately went out Continue Reading

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