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This Life, Coasts’ New Album and Tour Announced

On 18 August 2017, Coasts will release their eagerly anticipated new album This Life via High Time Records. Available to pre-order worldwide from 23 June, this record is the follow up to their self-titled debut chart album in 2016. First single from the new record, accompanied by its tongue in cheek political video is Take Me Back Home. With a powerful four-to-the-floor chorus, vocalist Chris Caines croons to the listener: “Take me back home, where the sky is glittering gold”, embodying the joys of the success the boys have had whilst touring the world. Following a sell-out UK club tour in May...

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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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Festival: Community Festival Adds Fresh New Artists in 2017

Just two weeks remain until this year’s Community Festival arrives to knock our socks off in North London. For those of you who haven’t heard, Community Festival, which started its days as multi-venue event in Shoreditch has relocated up North. Describing itself as a one-day celebration of the best things in music, this year’s event will continue to knock your socks off at London’s Finsbury Park on July 1st. If that wasn’t enough to wet your appetite, feast your eyes on the solid lineup that has been extended this week to include six exciting new acts, Kicking off the new lineup...

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Rock Show: Lorde, Return Of The Lorde

Global pop superstar and music world darling Lorde is back with sophomore album Melodrama, out on June 16th through Universal Music. Lead single Green Light was released on March 2nd to whet our collective appetites. A final preview of Melodrama is due to surface at midnight tonight. (Hint, it might be new cut Sober!) In 2013, a 16-year-old Lorde quietly, yet confidently asserted herself as the voice of a generation with her full-length debut, Pure Heroine. The album would go triple-platinum, win two GRAMMY® Awards, and spawn the seven-times platinum record-breaking international juggernaut single, Royals, and quadruple-platinum follow up Team. The former cemented Lorde as...

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Rock Show: Benjamin Clementine

London-born, Paris-based singer, songwriter and poet Benjamin Clementine has today unveiled his first new music since being awarded 2015’s Mercury Music Prize for his debut album At Least For Now. Entitled Phantom Of Aleppoville the track was written, recorded and produced by Clementine and follows his recent collaboration with Gorillaz on Hallelujah Money. Clementine has also announced a series of UK & European headline dates for November and December 2017, including a massive show at London’s Brixton Academy on December 5th. A New York show at the city’s prestigious Carnegie Hall has already been announced for October 5th. Accompanied by a video...

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Rock Show: Cheap Trick

Iconic US-rockers Cheap Trick have announced a special three date UK tour, with the band visiting London, Manchester and Bristol in June 2017. The Illinois quartet, who originally formed in 1973, will delight fans with their huge back catalogue of rock classics, including hits Surrender, I Want You To Want Me, Dream Police and The Flame. The tour comes on the back of their most recent 2016 album, Bang, Zoom, Crazy… Hello, their 17th studio release and first for 7 years, which includes the single ‘When I Wake Up Tomorrow’. Now an indisputable institution, Cheap Trick have amassed a huge worldwide following over...

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Rock Show: Public Service Broadcasting Announce Autumn Tour

Public Service Broadcasting today announced details of a major UK tour in October in support of new album, Every Valley, released on 7th July. Stopping in twelve cities – including their biggest headline to date at London’s Eventim Apollo, plus a selection of some of the best live rooms across the country – the tour will be the first chance for fans across the UK to experience the band’s new album, the first single release of which was Progress. Every Valley is set against a backdrop of industrial decline and neglected and abandoned communities across the western world, but focuses on the history of...

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Feature: Marianas Trench, Out Of The Abyss

The punk/emo rock band from Vancouver – Marianas Trench is hitting road. “EUROPE! Guess who’s coming back this May? It’s us. Returning to your glorious continent on “The Final Countdown” tour, we’re back at full strength and ready to finish what we started, and then some. New dates, makeup dates, new cities, old cities – stoking! Can’t wait to see everyone soon. Bring your squirrelin’ pail cuz this is gonna get furry!” the band has declared. Last year Canadian band toured Europe for the very first time and they took it by the storm. Now, they’re back, kicking off...

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Vision: Gurr, #1985.

When two best friends start a band, songs get filled with inside jokes. Released last October, Gurr’s debut full-length In My Head took the listener on a journey of Andreya Casablanca and Laura Lee‘s friendship, their life, and a step further into their own world. Having met in an American Studies class in Berlin, and after spending time in the US together, the US West coast sound was an obvious influence on their music, but Andreya and Laura draw from a wide set of pop culture references and personal experiences for their debut album Andreya Casablanca told Rockshot Magazine that “#1985...

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Announcing Thee Oh Sees: UK & Europe Tour 2017

Phenomenal live band Thee Oh Sees make a riotous return to the UK in Spring 2017 to present tracks from An Odd Entrances album. The follow up, and perhaps companion, to last year’s A Weird Exits, An Odd Entrances creates a balance which promises to thrill audiences.  Thee Oh Sees are quite simply one of the best live bands you will ever experience.  Book one of the UK dates below or catch them as they continue their tour on the continent. THEE OH SEES UK TOUR ’17 DATES & VENUES 16th May – NOTTINGHAM – Rock City  www.alttickets.com/thee-oh-sees-tickets 17th May – BRIGHTON –...

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Vision: KT Tunstall, Maybe Its A Good Thing.

KT Tunstall has unveiled the video for Maybe It’s A Good Thing, the new single from her latest album KIN released September 9th on Virgin EMI. The track shows KT in top form: a moment in life captured in a bright, powerful pop song with an irresistible and unforgettable melody which is echoed by this striking, vibrant video. Produced by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Belle and Sebastian), and written by KT in LA, KIN exemplifies the very best of guitar pop. The diverse collection also includes a duet called Two Way with KT fan James Bay. KT had considered stopping producing album...

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Video: Julia Jacklin, Leadlight.

Julia Jacklin’s debut record Don’t Let The Kids Win is to be released on Transgressive on October 7th 2016. This will be accompanied big time by a North American & European tour including lives dates with Whitney. The song Leadlight is filmed and directed by Julia and she told RockShot Magazine; “I filmed this in my old High School hall in the Blue Mountains. A lot of the shots focus on the stage where I performed in the chorus for Grease and Fiddler on the Roof and the unfortunate time I chose to sing Wonderwall to a backing CD for a senior...

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Rock Media: The Sessions. Re-Staging The Beatles Live.

The Sessions. Re-Staging The Beatles Live. Following an open-doors charity preview in The Beatles’ home city, Liverpool, and the show’s already-sold-out world premiere at the Royal Albert Hall on April 1st, the production, part blockbuster stage show, part access-all-areas musical documentary – will then travel to arenas in Brighton, Cardiff, Nottingham, Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, Aberdeen, Leeds and Birmingham, before returning to London for performances at Wembley Arena and the O2. Set in a state-of-the-art reproduction of the iconic Abbey Road Studio 2, The Sessions will stage breath-taking, musically spectacular new live renditions of the timeless albums recorded there by...

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Rock Show: Gordon Lightfoot. May 2016.

The legendary Canadian singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot will return to Europe in May 2016 for his first UK dates since 1985. After 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it’s safe to say that the esteemed performer resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats. His song catalogue is vast and includes such immortals as Early Morning Rain, If You Could Read My Mind, Carefree Highway, Sundown, (That’s What You Get) For Lovin Me, The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald, Cold On The Shoulder, Canadian Railroad Trilogy,...

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Rock Show: Treetop Flyers Announce UK Tour

Treetop Flyers return in March with a brand new album Palomino, the follow up to 2013’s acclaimed debut The Mountain Moves. In April, the band will tour the UK and Europe, appearing in the following cities: April 10 The Hope & Ruin, Brighton, UK 14 Night & Day, Manchester,UK 15 Leaf, Liverpool, UK 16 Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, UK 18 Joiners, Southampton, UK 19 The Cookie, Leicester, UK 21 The Boileroom, Guildford, UK 23 Charlatan, Ghent, BE 24 Nochtspeicher, Hamburg, DE 25 Gruner Salon, Berlin, DE 26 Studio 672, Cologne, DE 27 Hafenkneipe, Zurich, SW 28 Orangehouse, Munich, DE...

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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 evocative black and white video directed by Natacha Horn, where Tanita tells of an aresting love story. Tanita’s distincitve voice and superlative songwriting saw her rise to worldwide acclaim in 1988 when she released debut album Ancient Heart, which included hits such as Twist In My Sobreity and Good Tradition. With new...

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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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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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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: Bob Mould. Voices In My Head.

“Bob Mould made an impression on me — a sort of Pete Townshend and Richard Thompson all rolled into one, for a new era”. says Scott Devendorf from the band The National Extending a prolific run that kicked off with the 2012 release of Silver Age and intensified with 2014’s Beauty & Ruin, Bob Mould has confirmed the release of his latest album Patch The Sky, out March 25th on Merge Records. For the first preview of the album, Bob presents the video for Voices In My Head directed by Alicia J. Rose. Once again featuring his stalwart band...

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