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British Summer Time Hyde Park Adds More Stars And More Access

The line-up for the second weekend of this year’s British Summer Time Hyde Park has grown with the announcement of special guests for Michael Bublé (13th July), Bruno Mars (14th July), and Paul Simon (15th July). The annual festival has also introduced new innovations...

Hooverphonic Is A True Celebration Of Genres

It feels like the start of a school performance. The layout of wooden chairs, the fog machine, even the smell of the Islington Assembly Hall are reminiscent of the years when the youthfully talented would perform in front of their overly proud parents - camcorders in...

Tremonti Release Video For New Single Take You With Me

Tremonti have released the first official music video for their fourth full-length album, A Dying Machine, set for release worldwide via Napalm Records on June 8. Take You With Me, the second song released from the album, is now available on all streaming services....

Pixies Celebrating 30 Years Of Surfer Rosa At Roundhouse

Pixies are returning to London to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their first full-length album Surfer Rosa. To mark the occasion, the band are putting on five Come on Pilgrim...It’s Surfer Rosa shows at Roundhouse from 30th October to 3rd November. At each...

2000 Trees Announce 2018 Lineup

2000trees Festival is another of the independent UK festivals that consistently provides an excellent mixture of new and underground rock music. If you're looking for a weekend set the Cotswold Hills to accompany a weekend of cracking music, then look no further....

But Which One Is The Real David Kitt?

It was a triumphant night in Belfast for David Kitt. The room had fed off the music coming from the stage; the artists on stage had reciprocated. Kitt had come to the city with his new album, Yous, but the night had been shared between this latest addition to the...

Arcade Fire Deliver Everything Now At Wembley Arena

Arcade Fire end the second night of their Wembley Arena run with a traditional New Orleans-style second line parade. Joined by that city’s Preservation Hall Jazz Band, they perform David Bowie’s Rebel Rebel while making their way through the crowd. As with everything...

The Sheepdogs Are All Breeds Of Rock N’ Roll

Canadian quintet The Sheepdogs are an eclectic bunch. Visually they sit somewhere between 1970s Lynyrd Skynyrd and a Clint Eastwood western. Musically they offer a fun, modern twist to the classic southern rock of The Allman Bros. Yet, similarities aside, if there’s...

Biffy Clyro Go Acoustic

Scots rock trio Biffy Clyro have announced the release of their first acoustic album in the shape of a live MTV Unplugged session, recorded at London’s fabulous Roundhouse venue last November. The set covered material from across their catalogue from early b-side...

Nils Lofgren Looks Back On 50 Years & Ahead To His Next Album

Nils Lofgren first hit the road as a 17-year-old fronting the band Grin. In the half century since, the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee has worked and toured with everyone from Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band to Neil Young, all the while maintaining a...
But Which One Is The Real David Kitt?

But Which One Is The Real David Kitt?

It was a triumphant night in Belfast for David Kitt. The room had fed off the music coming from the stage; the artists on stage had reciprocated. Kitt had come to the city with his new album, Yous, but the night had been shared between this latest addition to the...

Pixies Celebrating 30 Years Of Surfer Rosa At Roundhouse

Pixies Celebrating 30 Years Of Surfer Rosa At Roundhouse

Pixies are returning to London to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their first full-length album Surfer Rosa. To mark the occasion, the band are putting on five Come on Pilgrim...It’s Surfer Rosa shows at Roundhouse from 30th October to 3rd November. At each...

British Summer Time Hyde Park Adds More Stars And More Access

British Summer Time Hyde Park Adds More Stars And More Access

The line-up for the second weekend of this year’s British Summer Time Hyde Park has grown with the announcement of special guests for Michael Bublé (13th July), Bruno Mars (14th July), and Paul Simon (15th July). The annual festival has also introduced new innovations...

Hooverphonic Is A True Celebration Of Genres

Hooverphonic Is A True Celebration Of Genres

It feels like the start of a school performance. The layout of wooden chairs, the fog machine, even the smell of the Islington Assembly Hall are reminiscent of the years when the youthfully talented would perform in front of their overly proud parents - camcorders in...

Arcade Fire Deliver Everything Now At Wembley Arena

Arcade Fire Deliver Everything Now At Wembley Arena

Arcade Fire end the second night of their Wembley Arena run with a traditional New Orleans-style second line parade. Joined by that city’s Preservation Hall Jazz Band, they perform David Bowie’s Rebel Rebel while making their way through the crowd. As with everything...

The  Sheepdogs Are All Breeds Of Rock N’ Roll

The Sheepdogs Are All Breeds Of Rock N’ Roll

Canadian quintet The Sheepdogs are an eclectic bunch. Visually they sit somewhere between 1970s Lynyrd Skynyrd and a Clint Eastwood western. Musically they offer a fun, modern twist to the classic southern rock of The Allman Bros. Yet, similarities aside, if there’s...

Greta Van Fleet Carry You Back Where You Come From

Greta Van Fleet Carry You Back Where You Come From

Elton John famously buys every new album released each week. So he’s got a pretty good idea of the new music that’s out there. He’s not half bad at spotting fresh talent, either: Ed Sheeran, Rag’n’Bone Man, and next-big-thing Anne-Marie are just some of the artists...

Melancholic Hymns Ring Out From Arcane Roots

Melancholic Hymns Ring Out From Arcane Roots

When Arcane Roots announced that they will be playing at Sheffield’s iconic Leadmill as part of their UK tour, a big fat cross quickly went up in my calendar – this was one show not to miss. And boy, did the trio from London deliver on the night. The perfect...

The Penny Black Remedy A Tonic For The Times

The Penny Black Remedy A Tonic For The Times

On a chill, wintry afternoon, Keith M Thomson and Marijana Hajdarhodzic of The Penny Black Remedy, meet me in the illustrious Groucho Club, in Soho, central London. Over coffee, they discuss their obsession with making death funny and how Imelda May might just be...

But Which One Is The Real David Kitt?

It was a triumphant night in Belfast for David Kitt. The room had fed off the music coming from the stage; the artists on stage had reciprocated. Kitt had come to the city with his new album, Yous, but the night had been shared between this latest addition to the...

Abi Wade Releases Reasonable Doubt

Abi Wade is a musical collaboration between limbs, strings and vocal chords. The cello is the backbone to her songs, however, the Brighton based musician is no ordinary solo act and uses her instrument in a unique way; using it as a percussive instrument; hitting it...

Indoor Pets Are Escaping Into The Outside World

Bands change their names for all sorts of reasons: different lineup, new sound, copyright infringement lawsuits, or somebody else has already nabbed it. For Indoor Pets it was none of the above. Known as Get Inuit until late last year, the quartet made the change...

Fontaines D.C. Boys In The Better Land

Fontaines D.C. comprise Grian Chatten (Vocals), Conor Deegan III (Bass), Carlos O'Connell and Conor Curley (Guitars) and Tom Coll (Drums). They met as a quintet in Dublin, influenced and driven in equal measure by the rich history of their hometown’s counter-culture,...

Laura Marling And Mike Lindsay Introduce LUMP With Curse Of The Contemporary

LUMP, an album created by Laura Marling and Mike Lindsay, is due for release on 1 June and will be supported by several live shows on the days thereafter. The LP has been preceded by the song Curse...

Tremonti Release Video For New Single Take You With Me

Tremonti have released the first official music video for their fourth full-length album, A Dying Machine, set for release worldwide via Napalm Records on June 8. Take You With Me, the second song...

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever Release Talking Straight

Melbourne’s Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever have announced that their highly-anticipated debut album, Hope Downs, will be released on 15th June via Sub Pop. To coincide with this news, they have...

Goblin Celebrate Dawn of the Dead And Suspiria

Dawn of the Dead (1978) by George A. Romero and Suspiria (1977) by Dario Argento are among the most famous soundtracks composed and produced by Goblin. The music by Claudio Simonetti’s band is known...

Daphne Guinness Releases Riot & The Golden Chord

Daphne Guinness has many strings to her bow. Not only as her name implies, is she an heir by direct descent of the 18th century Irish brewer Arthur Guinness but she is a successful fashion designer,...

The Damned Release Procastination

British punk rock icons The Damned have given the world another fresh taste of their new material with the release of  Procrastination for download/stream on Spotify. Procrastination is  the third...

Buckle Up For Arthur Buck, New Band & Video

Singer/songwriter Joseph Arthur and former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck form spontaneous new band, Arthur Buck. Joseph Arthur and Peter Buck. Both names conjure up a wealth of stand-out...

Holy Moly & The Crackers Premiere Gravel Rag

Holy Moly & The Crackers fly the battle flag of intent with the new release of Gravel Rag. Rockshot Mag premiere the video. The high-octane six piece return with smoking new single Gravel Rag....

Louis Berry Shares His Stumbling Video

One the best talents to emerge from Liverpool in recent years, Kirkby native Louis Berry shares the new video for his most personal single yet in the form of gospel-tinged, slow mover Stumbling....

Abi Wade Releases Reasonable Doubt

Abi Wade is a musical collaboration between limbs, strings and vocal chords. The cello is the backbone to her songs, however, the Brighton based musician is no ordinary solo act and uses her...

Photography

Electric Six Fire Up @ Academy Islington

Electric Six Fire Up @ Academy Islington

  The Beast from the East wasn’t going to stop this already rearranged show from going ahead. Electric Six had sold this one out months in advance and the snow didn’t seem to stop anyone’s journey as they packed out the Academy Islington, London. Here is the concert...

Synth Metal Aerobics With Carpenter Brut

Synth Metal Aerobics With Carpenter Brut

If you’re a synthesizer, wailing guitar, thundering drums, 80s horror movie music obsessed type human then you’ve gotta go listen to Carpenter Brut right now! Carpenter Brut is French synthwave artist Franck Hueso who’s currently on tour with latest release Leather...

The Fratellis Have A Sweet Time @ Kentish Town Forum

The Fratellis Have A Sweet Time @ Kentish Town Forum

The Fratellis have been a band I’ve always admired. They seem to have released album after album and I can honestly say I’ve enjoyed every one of those songs. Their upbeat tempo can get you out of a rut and leave you feeling in a great mood. Whistle For The Choir was...

Rock Show & Festivals

Pixies Celebrating 30 Years Of Surfer Rosa At Roundhouse

Pixies Celebrating 30 Years Of Surfer Rosa At Roundhouse

Pixies are returning to London to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their first full-length album Surfer Rosa. To mark the occasion, the band are putting on five Come on Pilgrim...It’s Surfer Rosa shows at Roundhouse from 30th October to 3rd November. At each...

2000 Trees Announce 2018 Lineup

2000 Trees Announce 2018 Lineup

2000trees Festival is another of the independent UK festivals that consistently provides an excellent mixture of new and underground rock music. If you're looking for a weekend set the Cotswold Hills to accompany a weekend of cracking music, then look no further....

Biffy Clyro Go Acoustic

Biffy Clyro Go Acoustic

Scots rock trio Biffy Clyro have announced the release of their first acoustic album in the shape of a live MTV Unplugged session, recorded at London’s fabulous Roundhouse venue last November. The set covered material from across their catalogue from early b-side...