Category: Rock/Media

Shuggie Otis Tour & First New Work in 40 Years.

Shuggie Otis Releases New 7″ Single, Announces First Leg Of 2016 European Tour!   Shuggie Otis is preparing a comeback that is sure to make the music world sit up and listen. 2016 will see the release of a brand new solo album from this much revered singer-songwriter-guitarist, his first since the 1974 all-time classic Inspiration/Information. Fans have waited more than 40 years for a new Shuggie album, and now they can get a taste of what awaits them by picking up the Ice Cream Party 7”, which was released on November 27 2015 as part of the Black...

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The Zero Gravity video: OK Go, Upside Down & Inside Out.

THE FIRST-EVER SHOT ENTIRELY IN ZERO GRAVITY OK Go – Upside Down & Inside OutHello, Dear Ones. Please enjoy our new video for “Upside Down & Inside Out”. A million thanks to S7 Airlines. #GravitysJustAHabit Posted by OK Go on Thursday, February 11, 2016 OK Go is celebrating its 10th year of making pioneering music videos by unveiling its most ambitious clip yet. Upside Down & Inside Out – which premiered today on Good Morning America and Facebook – was shot in zero gravity in the skies above Russia. Fans can view Upside Down & Inside Out on OK...

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Vinyl. More Than A Record.

Vinyl: Trailer The new HBO/Sky Atlantic television series, Vinyl, is a about the music industry. Starting in 1973 it is shot with feature film like quality and produced by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger. In fact the first two hour episode is directed by Martin Scorsese and has a Mean Streets, Taxi Driver vibe about it. Songs are played through in their entirety and not just excerpts so it is like listening to records as you watch the film. Starting with the rise of Glam Rock, the series takes in many era’s of music and follows Richie Finestra (Bobby...

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Matthew Logan Vasquez. EveryThing I Do Is Out

If you happen to like indie rock performed by real bands, and you catch yourself listening to a mixture of The Vaccines, Kasabian, Dead Weather and Arctic Monkeys more often than not, you should keep an ear out for Matthew Logan Vasquez, the front man of Delta Spirit and one-third of the super-group Middle Brother’s upcoming new single Everything I Do Is Out.  Inspired by the sonic nonconformity of The Black Keys and The Raconteurs Everything I Do Is Out showcases the lo-fi rock raver-cum-primal stomp-like energy from start to finish. Compromise- what’s that? Take it easy- what for? No no no, this...

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Download Festival Name Main Stage After Lemmy

This year, Download Festival’s Main Stage will be named ‘The Lemmy Stage’ in tribute to a much loved and missed legend. Download Festival, the world’s premier rock and metal event, adds 36 new acts to an already meaty bill, including Jane’s Addiction, NOFX, Sixx:A.M., Alien Ant Farm and Amon Amarth. Download Festival takes place on 10-12 June 2016 in Donington Park. Tickets are on sale now; a special early bird ticket rate is available until 12 February. Joining headliners Rammstein, Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden for three days of unmissable rock are the mighty Jane’s Addiction – Perry Farrell,...

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Rock Media: Jeff Healey. Lost Recordings Never Heard Before.

2016 marks the release of Heal My Soul, the extraordinary lost album from Jeff Healey which has never been heard before by the public. March 25th of this year would have seen Jeff turn 50 years old and this album begins the celebration of a milestone year for a true musical icon. Heal My Soul is the first album of new songs from Jeff in over 15 years. It represents some of the most powerful and impassioned performances he ever committed to record. Under the direct supervision of the Jeff Healey Estate these tracks were painstakingly restored and brought to...

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Rock Media: Def Leppard Cancel Tour & Show @ Mohegan Sun.

Def Leppard Cancel Tour including Huge Show at Mohegan Sun Legendary rock band Def Leppard has announced they’ve had to cancel the remaining dates on their February tour of the United States. It’s an unfortunate end to the tour but the band remains steadfast that this is very much needed for the longevity of the band. Drummer Rick Allen confirmed on his Twitter account to fans: “The doctor basically said that if Joe (Elliott) continues to sing without resting his throat for a month he might do permanent damage.” The postponed shows are as follows: Feb. 5 – Corpus...

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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 through the bizarre city of Los Angeles via the oh-so creepy, oh–so delightful Emotional Mugger long-form music video. Yoka has now created six videos for Ty, but this Emotional Mugger long-form (over 14 minutes) video soars to new levels of paranoiac intensity, like nothing before it! Keep the kids away from the laptop when you view it…it is sick! Ty...

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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 of the tracks from our new album, it talks about feeling alive, being free and this track in particular touches upon sexual liberation; specifically about a woman’s carnal imagination. We’re big on making our own music videos, so last month we started collecting footage & finishing the...

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Rick Wakeman Releases Life On Mars. The Piano Version.

Former David Bowie Keys Player Rick Wakeman Releases Piano Version of Life on Mars in Aid of Macmillan “It was obvious from the listeners’ response to Rick playing ‘Life On Mars’ on Radio 2 Drivetime last Monday, that they wanted to own a copy of this beautiful piece of music, as well as make a contribution. With Rick releasing this new recording it’s a perfect way to do that.” Simon Mayo, BBC Radio 2 presenter, told us. Following the overwhelming response to Rick Wakeman’s piano tribute to David Bowie, Rick has recorded new piano versions of both Life On...

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Video: Port Of Est. Valentine In My HeadPhones.

American based duo, Port Of Est. are set to release their debut single on their own Delphinium Music label on 14th of February 2016.Valentine In My Headphones was self-recorded, mixed by Jonathan Wyman at The Halo and mastered by multi Grammy award winner Adam Ayan in the band’s hometown of Portland, Maine. Infectious Electronic Pop at it’s finest, the track is accompanied by a stunning video by Nancy Andrews and her College Of The Atlantic video/animation students. Formed just over two years ago in Portland, Maine, Port Of Est. feature the sublime vocals of Hannah Tarkinson and multi-instrumental talents...

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All Quiet Now: Dale Griffin.

Terence Dale Griffin, who has died aged 67, was an English drummer, record and radio producer and founder member of Mott The Hoople. Born in Ross-on Wye, Herefordshire , Griffin attended Ross Grammar school and played in a number of local bands with his lifelong friend Overend Watts and it was during this time he gained the nickname “Buffin”. Amongst Dales bands were The Silence, Charles Kingsley Creation and with Watts and Mick Ralphs in The Doc Thomas Group. Changes to that line-up occurred in 1968 and keyboard player Verden Allen joined the band and changed its name to...

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All Quiet Now: Glenn Frey

Glenn Frey was an all-American rock star determined to make it and certain he knew how. “He was the first guy to say, ‘If you don’t get the business right and the music right, you’re screwed,'” said Eagles manager Irving Azoff, clearly shaken by the death of his longtime friend on Monday. “Early on he was running around with a T-shirt that said ‘Song Power’ and was saying the Eagles were a team and not everybody can be the running back or the quarterback. He was the quarterback.” Frey, who died at age 67 after battling a variety of...

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Rock Media: Ministry Of Sound Play Oxfam Vinyl.

Three Ministry of Sound DJs and radio presenters completed a cost-conscious and super-cool challenge this week. Armed with a budget of just £20 each, they shopped for vinyl in Oxfam shops. The tunes selected will be streamed in three poverty-busting live mixes this Friday 15 January from 5pm on the Ministry of Sound LIVE app and website. All the money raised from vinyl sales at Oxfam helps fight extreme poverty and suffering across the globe. Lloyd Spring, Programme Controller for Ministry of Sound LIVE, said: “As January is the month of empty pockets, we thought it would be a...

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Video: Lemmy & Finnish Milk.

Lemmy Kilminster stars in an advertisement for Finnish dairy giant Valio that was filmed less than a month before his death last month. In the advert, the Motörhead singer is seen walking out of a bar swearing never to drink milk. The TV commercial is a remake of a 20-year-old ad well-known to viewers in Finland Valio told us “This is offered in celebration of the life of a lovely, exceptional man – a man who celebrated life so vibrantly himself. We were first shooting a remake of an iconic Finnish milk ad. The tone of this ad that...

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Rock Media: Stiff. White Denim Album & Tour.

White Denim have announced Stiff, their sixth studio record that sees the Austin quartet return to their frenetic rock band roots and is described by frontman James Petralli as a “high heat, high energy, good times record.” Out 25th March 2016 via Downtown / Sony Red, Stiff is both a jubilant thrill ride and joyous celebration of their past ten years – two qualities that lay at the heart of the outrageously shredding first single ‘Holda You (I’m Psycho)’. The band also return to the UK next month, where they’ll headline London’s Islington Assembly Hall and Manchester’s Deaf Institute....

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All Quiet Now: Natalie Cole. Unpredictable..Unforgettable.

Legendary singer Natalie Marie Cole died on Thursday night, 31st December 2015, in Los Angeles, just as we were preparing to ring in 2016. And as Natalie’s life is being remembered on news and social media outlets around the world, the legendary singer’s musical mark is one that I’d be remiss without reflecting upon it here. In this article, I (DJ Rob*) pay tribute to one of the greatest, yet most troubled singers of our time – a singer who overcame the huge burden of having to follow in her legendary father’s footsteps, and who overcame drug addiction and...

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Rock Show & Album: The Temperance Movement.

The Temperance Movement. Tour, Album & Tender.   British band The Temperance Movement are pleased to reveal their soulful cover of the classic Blur song ‘Tender’. The video was recorded at the iconic Abbey Road Studios and perfectly captures the open-minded spirit of the band that was inspired by the musical history steeped in the venue that surrounded them. RockShot asked guitarist Paul Sayer about the video “The main reason for particularly wanting to cover Blur was that they’re a band that was really of our childhood. As great as it is when you’re growing up to discover all...

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Rock Show: Nahko & Medicine For The People

US sensations Nahko And Medicine For The People will be making their breakout album Dark As Night available in the UK for the first time on December 11th. The release comes ahead of their January tour and the eagerly anticipated new album, recorded with Grammy Award winning producer Ted Hutt (The Gaslight Anthem, Flogging Molly), which is due in spring 2016 via Side One Dummy. The US word-of-mouth sensations first came to prominence with their song Aloha Ke Akua which has gained over a whopping 4.7million views to date. Lead by Nahko, the musical collective are on a musical...

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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 Square Bar & Kitchen on February 12th. The Stone Foxes will be touring in support of their latest album Twelve Spells, which will be getting a full UK physical release on March 18th and is available digitally now. From the fuzzy stomp of album opener Eye For Love, the tarnished-distortion and raucous kicks sees The...

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Festival: Bilbao BBK Live 2016

Back for it’s 11th year, Bilbao BBK Live returns in 2016 to welcome 40,000 revellers to the picturesque Basque Country for a weekend of incredible music. Taking place from 7 – 9 July the festival places an amazing lineup in front of a stunning backdrop of green mountains and scenic views across the city. Today the festival proudly announces its first wave of artists for next year with Pixies, New Order, M83, Hot Chip, Jose Gonzalez, Father John Misty, Courtney Barnett and We Are Standard all set to take the stage. With a legacy that speaks for itself, Pixies...

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Rock Show: Wilko Johnson & Joanne Shaw Taylor

WILKO JOHNSON ANNOUNCES UK HEADLINE TOUR FEATURING BLUES-ROCK ARTIST JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR AS SPECIAL GUEST Two UK talents announce they will hook up for the very first time for six unique shows R&B legend Wilko Johnson has announced his first UK headline shows since his sensational appearance with Roger Daltrey at Shepherds Bush Empire last year. Blues singer-songwriter & guitarist Joanne Shaw Taylor joins him as special guest on these six unique shows, taking place throughout April 2016. Tickets are on general sale and are available at www.thegigcartel.com / 0844 478 0898. 14 April Glasgow O2 ABC 15 April Newcastle...

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Best Of 2015: Albums of The Year.

Even though we do not review albums at RockShot Magazine we do listen to them and here are the top fifty albums of the year listened to by RockShot writer’s, photographer’s and contributor’s. Foals What Went Down Courtney Barnett – Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. Gaz Coombes – Matador Kurt Vile – b’lieve i’m goin down Wolf Alice – My Love is Cool Heartless Bastards – Restless Ones Sufjan Stevens – Carrie & Lowell Bop English – Constant Bop Half Moon Run – Sun Leads Me On Destroyer – Poison Season Florence + The Machine...

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All Quiet Now: John ‘Brad’ Bradbury The Specials Drummer.

Jerry Dammers remembers John ‘Brad’ Bradbury, drummer with The Specials, who sadly died on Monday 28th December 2015. Hearing of Brad’s death has been a great shock to me and it is a very sad day indeed. I was friends with Brad and the two of us shared a house some time before the Specials . He was highly intelligent, had a very mischievous sense of humour which could be very funny, and he played the drums with an incredible amount of energy which was a very important part of the Specials’ sound and live shows. We had some...

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Rock Media: PJ Harvey. New Album 2016.

PJ Harvey returns next year with a new record documenting a unique artistic journey, which took her to Kosovo, Afghanistan and Washington, D.C. The album was recorded during her month long residency at Somerset House, Recording in Progress, in which audiences were given the opportunity to see Harvey at work with her band and producers in a purpose-built studio. Following on from the Mercury Prize winning album Let England Shake, this film clip directed by Seamus Murphy provides a glimpse of what’s to come from PJ Harvey’s ninth long player....

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Video: Hugh. Learn To Fall.

London quartet Hugh round off a incredible few months with the release of beautifully choreographed, monochrome visual for Learn To Fall. As premiered on Nylon Magazine who described it as one of the best videos they’d seen this year, it’s the perfect accompaniment to the sophisticated electronic pop of the track, with light and dark, movement and stillness weaving in and out as the track swells and oscillates. It’s a further showcase of the bands talent , cementing their status as one of the brightest new talents on the musical landscape. Comprising the quartet of vocalists Joshua Idehen and...

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Video: Emilie & Ogden. Go Home.

Emilie & Ogden have unveiled the official video for Go Home from the acclaimed debut album 10 000 which is out now on Secret City Records. Directed by Yani Clarke and Kevin Costain, the video focuses around a concept where “Emilie plays a deranged maid working at an old hotel. Emilie becomes infatuated with one of the residents and makes it her mission to make him notice her, which leads to her breaking into his room, destroying his belongings and eventually drowning in a bathtub. This is all terribly ambiguous, of course,” explains Yani Clarke. Of the track’s subject...

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Feature: The Long Road with Robert Plant. The Blanket Of Night.

The British Red Cross today announced that iconic vocalist Robert Plant and Grammy Award-winning group Tinariwen have recorded exclusive tracks for The Long Road. A ground-breaking concept record created with world renowned artists, The Long Road, will spotlight real-life experiences of refugees and asylum seekers in the UK and across the world. Brit Award winner Ethan Johns, who has worked with the Kings of Leon, Laura Marling and The Vaccines, is producing the record. The record will be released 4 March 2016 and is available to pre-order today. To pre-order, please visit: http://smarturl.it/LongRoad Robert Plant, who recorded a version...

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Festival: Download. Black Sabbath, Tremonti, Architects.

Download Festival, in one of its biggest announcements yet confirms 33 new additions for 2016 including Shinedown, Killswitch Engage, Down, Don Broco, Architects, Neck Deep, Tremonti and more. Download Festival takes place 10-12 June 2016 in Donington Park and tickets are on sale now. Download Festival, the world’s premier rock and metal festival, returns for 2016 with one of its biggest lineups to date. Joining headliners Rammstein, Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden for a weekend of incredible rock music are Shinedown, who played an unforgettable set at the festival in 2012. The band’s latest album Threat To Survival shot...

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Video: Paves. Dancing ’til The End Of Time.

  London four-piece Paves have unveiled the video for their neo-psychedelic debut single The video sees the band in an extravagant townhouse mansion. Greeted by a mysterious masked lady, she escorts them around the striking dwelling where they perform and lounge amongst seductive dancers in this masqueraded exploit. Dancing ‘Til The End Of Time is a smoky, blues-driven track with vocalist Luke Shield alongside chic wah-wah guitar lines and a funky 60’s inspired groove, creating a striking and sharp blend of rock ‘n’ roll. Yet their vintage influences stand proudly alongside a youthful, modern take on indie rock that...

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