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Vision: The Moonlandingz, The Rabies Are Back

Fresh from their Glastonbury performance, The Moonlandingz are sharing the video for new single The Rabies Are Back. Discussing the video, which stars frontman Lias Saoudi, a large log, and a razor blade, the band told Rock Shot: “We shot the video on the outskirts of Sheffield in the Peak District. Lias came up with the idea of shaving with a giant log as a representation of the human struggle, so he went into this wood and found the biggest, heaviest trunk he could find – and we attached a razor blade to the bottom of it. “Just holding...

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VISION: CAGE THE ELEPHANT, WHOLE WIDE WORLD

Cage The Elephant reveal a taster of their new Unpeeled album with a video for Whole Wide World. The live performance video gives fans an idea of what to expect on the band’s upcoming first ‘unplugged’ show in the UK. The Grammy Award-winning act will be playing an unusually intimate show in London in July, with a stripped down arrangement, including a string quartet. Unpeeled will be avaiable from 28 July via RCA Records. The new album was recorded live across various US cities. It features 21 tracks, mostly reworkings of previously recorded songs, plus three cover versions, including...

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Rock Show: Queens of the Stone Age

Desert rockers Queens of the Stone Age are back with a bang! The Josh Homme-fronted quintet have just dropped massive new single The Way You Used To Do from forthcoming seventh studio album Villains, due out on 25th August through Matador Records, their first L.P. since 2013’s massive …Like Clockwork. Of course the boys weren’t idling during the intervening years, Homme famously working with icon Iggy Pop on his massive 18th studio record Post Pop Depression, alongside QOTSA guitarist and keyboard man Dean Ferita as well as it’s supporting tour. Guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen also put out another Sweethead...

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Rock Show: Wolf Alice

It’s hard to believe it’s only been two years since London-based alt-rock quartet Wolf Alice made waves before, during and after the release of debut album My Love Is Cool playing stomping shows from tiny rooms and record stores, Shepherd’s Bush Empire and Brixton Academy all the way to Glastonbury for now legendary sets. And while any band might be in need of some time out after such a heavy schedule to get back into the zone to produce the kind of material that propelled them so far so quickly, that seems not to be the case for heavy-hitting Wolf...

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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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Vision: Oumou Sangaré, Kamelemba

Oumou Sangaré is sharing the new video for Kamelemba, lifted from her new album Mogoya. Set in Paris’ 13th arrondissement, the all female Afro-futurist video shot by Chris Saunders references Congolese “La Sape” dandy culture in a deliberately non-gender, European setting. Performances by the female dancers of the Swaggers Group form a retort to the mistreatment of women by the womanisers of Kamelemba, which Sangaré outs in her lyrics. She told us: “It’s about men who show off, who bring women down, about women who fall badly in love. I wrote that song to give advice to our sisters...

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Vision: Placebo, Life’s What You Make It

PLACEBO NEW SINGLE LIFE’S WHAT YOU MAKE IT PLUS NEW UK TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED Placebo have made a stunning video to their brilliant cover version of Talk Talk‘s Life’s What You Make It For a band with such a strong and unmistakable catalogue of original material, Placebo have always had an impeccable way with a cover version. Starting with a take on Syd Barrett’s Dark Globe, way back in 1996, they have freely interpreted the songs of others to complement the originals. Their choice of covers, from Nick Drake to Boney M and Serge Gainsbourg to Depeche Mode, demonstrates Brian Molko and...

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Vision: The Amazons, Junk Food Forever

After a first appearance on Later… with Jools Holland, confirmation of a set at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend later this month and the announcement of a major headline tour, The Amazons have now shared a new video for the track Junk Food Forever. The Junk Food Forever video reflects the track’s themes – “the fear of being left alone in my dead little commuter town” says vocalist/guitarist Matt Thomson. The band power through a performance of the song in an empty living room – much to the consternation of a cleaner who remains on hand to keep the chaos tidy. The...

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Todd Rundgren new album White Knight

Todd Rundgren. the iconic songwriter, recording artist, producer and innovator, will release his newest and 26th solo album White Knight on May 12 via Cleopatra Records. The 15-track collection features a dynamic range of original songs and deft studio work by Rundgren, with an incredible array of guests to match, including Dam Funk, Donald Fagen, Daryl Hall, Bettye Lavette, Robyn, Joe Satriani, Joe Walsh, Trent Reznor and Moe Berg, The songs on White Knight,  all Rundgren originals or co-writes with some of the album guests, range from hip-hop flecked funk and dystopian synth rock to soaring ballads and crisp power pop. “It’s easy to get used...

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Vision: Eivør, Into The Mist

Copenhagen-based, Faroese singer songwriter Eivør is sharing the video for Into The Mist, the first track to emerge from her forthcoming new album, Slør.  The release will come just ahead of Eivør’s first UK headline tour, taking in 4 dates including a sold-out show at London The Islington on June 2 2017. Slør is, rather incredibly,  Eivør’s first commercial release here in the UK. It’s one that has been over 2 years in the making- with Slør actually an English-translated re-imagining of her Faroese-sung 2015 album release of the same title. Eivør originally wrote the Faroese version of Slør – which...

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Sound: Joe Perkins, Santa’s Coming.

Joe Perkins is the great new talent on the block.  A superb rock guitarist and music producer, he writes alone but records with his friends in that new chic venue…the dining room.   He describes himself as a 70s throw-back , others have called him an enigmatic genius.  A year ago Joe had a near death experience but he fought back from the brink with his joyful and energetic instrumental album Double Denim. Hot off the press Joe’s Christmas track is an instrumental and in this brief interview  he tells us a little about it. Joe you recently released an...

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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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Vision Premiere: Lit FM, Things Ain’t Been The Same.

London based band Lit FM have created a provocative video to accompany their song Things Ain’t Been The Same. It is a concept piece where Donald Trump has won Presidency, and all these terrible, worst-that-can-happen things have happened. A snapshot from the future, if you will. Lit FM are a 10 piece funk/soul fusion band based in South London and featuring musicians from across the world, half of whom live together in a pokey house in Streatham. Initially a jam band, their sound was influenced by the American jazz-funk and soul of the 60s and 70s, later synergized with elements...

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Vision Premiere: The Breathing Room, Man On Fire.

  Man On Fire is the single spearheading the Man On Fire EP by The Breathing Room, aka Mike Fullarton. The entire project is of his own making, written, played, recorded and produced by himself. His teenage years were occupied busily in bands playing cafes and bars in his local town of Dundee. Such hard work paid off and a keen fanbase was established that encouraged and fuelled his passion for music and to continue writing and recording. Now taking the leap to go solo, his sound mixes genres: Indie-Folk, Americana + Blues and a tad of Scottish Folk (obviously). Playing...

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Vision: Michael Nau, Love Survive.

The sumptuous, Lee Hazlewood-esque track (which is released on 26th August) features backing-vocals from Michael’s wife and bandmate Whitney McGraw and is taken from the Appalachian singer-songwriter’s debut album Mowing, which will be released on 18th November 2016 via Full Time Hobby. The accompanying animated video was created by Robert Wallace who said the following: “Love Survive is a light-hearted summery track, filled with personality and quirks. The video captures this mood, jumping between animated loops that move in time with the music. Set on a fictional island, the video explores the different aspects of nature there. Instead of...

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Vision Premiere: Emotional, Living In XTC.

RockShot Magazine is proud to premiere the video for Living In XTC by Emotional. Their debut album will be released via MÏLK on 9th September 2016. The song (taken from their album) and video work in perfect harmony and the extremely “trippy” feel has been bought to life by innovative London studio Werkflow who made the film. Emotional is an experimental electronic pop duo made up of Sian Dorrer (The Bomber Jackets, PLUG and Ravioli Me Away) and Adam Parkinson (Dane Law and SDF). They formed in 2013 while experimenting with a collection of Sian’s field recordings, ancient Casio keyboards...

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Sound Premiere: iET, Clarity.

Dutch based multi-multi-instumentalist artist iET will release her new full length album Clarity in September. Here we premiere the SoundCloud track title track Clarity. Have a good listen it will give you goosebumps! The album contains 12 mesmerizing songs. The album will be released on vinyl, CD and digitally through Spotify, iTunes and most other streaming media. iET told RockShot Magazine ‘Clarity is about the search for your true self. As we grow up we learn to build walls around ourselves, wear masks, hide what we feel and therefor who we truly are, what we long for and what...

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Sound Premiere: Edward Rogers, Bright Star.

Edward Rogers premieres his track Bright Star on RockShot Magazine. A wonderful folk psychedelia poem echoing Clifford T Ward, Al Stewart and the early Canterbury sound. Born in Birmingham and based in NYC, and a former drummer on the NY punk/garage and psychedelic scene, Edward Rogers used to hang out at CBGBs and Max’s Kansas City with artists such as Joey Ramone and the musicians in the Patti Smith group. An incident in the mid-80s left him without the use of the right arm and leg, leading him to start writing songs, which became his absolute passion. Glass Marbles is...

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Premiere: Track A Lackin’ by Xylaroo

Xylaroo are Holly and Coco Chant, two sisters, two peas in a pod, two harmonious voices cut from the same cloth. They unveil their new single Track A Lackin here on RockShot Magazine. The song is out now on Sunday Best Recordings Track a Lackin is the girls 3rd single from their fantastically fun debut album Sweetooth which was out last month via Sunday Best/ PIAS. The sisters are getting a lot of attention as the previous singles are all over the radio. The album is a beautiful array of harmonies and melodies highlighting the sister’s superb vocal collaborations. The B-side, a cover of Gloria...

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