Victorious Festival Set To Experience Good Vibrations

  With The Prodigy, Paul Weller, The Libertines and The Kaiser Chiefs already headlining its best line-up to date, Victorious Festival (24-26 August ‘18), the UK’s biggest metropolitan festival, has revealed a new wave of incredible artists including Brian Wilson, Sleaford Mods and The Cribs. Needing no introduction whatsoever is the legendary Brian Wilson. Famed for illuminating the 60’s with an infectious blend of pop, psychedelia, complex melodies and tight harmonies, Brian directed the Beach Boys away from generic surf stalemate to the soaring pop/rock masterpiece that is Pet Sounds – a pivotal moment in pop history. Brian changed the rules...

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Snow Patrol Reveal New Single, Don’t Give In, Plus Intimate Tour Dates

Snow Patrol have released Don’t Give In, the first single from their first studio album in seven years, Wildness. The group, who release the follow up to 2011’s Fallen Empires on 25th May, will also be playing a series of intimate shows in London, Ireland, and Northern Ireland, to coincide with the LP’s arrival.   Tickets for these gigs, taking place at venues like Islington Assembly Hall, go on presale on 29th March if you pre-order Wildness before 5pm on 27th March via the Official Snow Patrol store. General onsale begins here on 30th March. Don’t Give In, which...

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Moon Duo’s Sanae Yamada Introduces Vive Le Void With Red Rider

Moon Duo’s Sanae Yamada has released Red Rider, the first song (and accompanying video) from her debut solo album as Vive Le Void. The keyboard player’s self-titled LP, due on 4th May, strips away the guitars and psychedelia of Moon Duo to focus on an atmospheric haze of synth and vocals “The lyrics were a way of reckoning with my own memories and also of trying to process my reactions to the human situation,” Yamada says of the album’s seven songs. “I wanted the voice to have a kind of ghostly quality, to emerge from and recede back into...

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Summer Series at Somerset House

The Summer Series at Somerset House has been announced. From 5th to 15th 2018 to headliners include, Róisín Murphy, Metronomy, Don Letts, David Rodigan, Mgmt, Sigrid, The Roots, De La Soul, Flight Facilities and Jorja Smith. One of the undisputed highlights of the UK’s festival season, Somerset House Summer Series (with American Express) returns to London from 5 to 15 July 2018. As ever, the Summer Series offers music fans the chance to see both internationally renowned and critically lauded up and coming artists playing in one of the capital’s most remarkable locations, the courtyard of Somerset House. The bill...

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The Nectars Release New Single I Want It

New Jersey scenesters The Nectars have revealed the video for their new single, I Want It, the second track to be taken from their upcoming debut album Sci-Fi Television, out May 25th. The video premiered with leading US publication Sci-Fi Television. The video follows frontwoman Jessica Kenny’s preparations for flying to Jupiter, involving crafting a spaceship out of cardboard and advertising the trip on the streets of New York. It references the mysterious Toynbee Tiles, which promote the idea of creating a human colony on Jupiter and physically resurrecting the dead, creating a man-made heaven inspired by Arnold Toynbee’s...

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Bandini’s Captivating Late Night Show

Singer-songwriter Bandini presents his latest single, Late Night Show. Born and bred in Italy and London-based, Bandini is an exciting contemporary artist who was raised on jazz, blues and the art of storytelling and songwriting from an early age. He began showcasing his talent by busking on the London streets before building a presence on the open mic circuit with his individual blend of acoustic jazz and blues and distinctive vocals. Following the release of his version of the Dr John classic, Such a Night, last year, a full-house Sofar Sounds concert and a sold out launch gig at London’s Jamboree in...

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The Evil Spirits The Damned Release First Album For A Decade

The Damned need no introduction. They were the first punk rock band from the United Kingdom to release a single, New Rose, release an album, Damned Damned Damned , and tour the United States. As well as being one of the first Punk bands, spearheading the Punk movement, along with The Sex Pistols and The Clash, they were one of the first gothic rock bands. David Vanian’s gothic costumes, drawn from Vampire legend, along with his trademark white streak, set them apart from the others. The Grimly Fiendish band return this month with a double A side single available...

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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 photography from the show. With sixteen albums under their belt Dick Valentine and his band have a large enough back catalogue to delve into to ensure the crowd are bouncing along to each one. The two standout songs through the night are probably the two that made them a household name....

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Bay Breathes New Life Live @ The Electric Brixton

He was the UK’s favourite pop artist of 2015. He was adored for his long hair, his sexually alluring voice and (of course) ‘the hat’. But the James Bay that was, was no longer. Adamant to change his identity, Bay has, for the past few years, focused on an evolutionary journey that would allow him to not only remain relevant, but true to himself. This year, he took this notion from concept to reality with the release of his latest album Electric Lights. And so Thursday night was the 27 year old Hertfordshire man’s opportunity to prove himself as a...

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Neverland Tranforms To Neverworld With Bastille As Headliners

Alternative rock-pop band Bastille will headline immersive spectacular Neverworld for a rare festival appearance this summer. After playing LeeFest in 2012, The BRIT Award winners and Grammy nominated four-piece are set to return to the newly evolved Neverworld, tracing a whirlwind six years that have seen the band go from newly discovered artist to global sensation. With a 2018 European tour just around the corner and new album on the horizon, Bastille will bring their alt-indie offering to this perfect setting for an unforgettable performance that is set to include classic songs such as Pompeii, Of the Night, and Good Grief....

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Nine Inch Nails Set To Storm Royal Albert Hall

Nine Inch Nails are extending their London visit with a debut appearance at the Royal Albert Hall. The industrial rock band fronted by Trent Reznor perform at the historic venue on 24th June 2018, just two days after their appearance at Robert Smith’s Meltdown. “We’re delighted to announce the Hall debut of one of the most innovative, influential and important rock acts of recent decades, the incomparable Nine Inch Nails,” says Lucy Noble, Artistic Director at the Royal Albert Hall. “This career-spanning show will showcase the singular genius of Trent Reznor in a suitably iconic setting.” Experimental electronic act...

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Bruce ‘Mississippi’ Johnson is The Real Deal, Baby

With a striking stage presence and undeniably soulful bass baritone voice, you should already be listening to contemporary blues vocalist, songwriter and bandleader Bruce ‘Mississippi’ Johnson. Born Bruce Lester Johnson in Starksville, Mississippi and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, Bruce received a musical education most people can only dream about. As a child in his grandfather’s church choir and surrounded by his father’s soul and R&B influenced record collection that included Al Green, Jackie Wilson (his mum’s first cousin), Lou Rawls and Gil Scott-Heron, Bruce discovered he could sing. His life story to date is fascinating, replete with vivid and...

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Arcade Fire’s Money + Love Teases Infinite Content UK Tour

Arcade Fire have released Money + Love, a “double video” starring the band and Hollywood actress Toni Collette. Directed by David Wilson, who also co-wrote the narrative with the group, the short film plays out over full performances of Put Your Money on Me and We Don’t Deserve Love. Both songs are taken from Arcade Fire’s Grammy-nominated 2017 album Everything Now. Frontman Win Butler explains: “The concept of a double video really appealed to us, we’d always loved songs being put together as A and B sides… and these songs seemed perfect together. “David has been a great collaborator...

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Pearl Jam Can’t Be Denied On New Single

Pearl Jam have released a new single, Can’t Deny Me, which is the first taste of the band’s upcoming 11th studio album. The track, which Pearl Jam’s fan club members received as a surprise on Saturday, was written by singer Eddie Vedder (lyrics) and guitarist Mike McCready (music). Co-produced by the band and long-time collaborator Brendan O’Brien, the protest song, which seems to take aim at US President Donald Trump, was recorded in Seattle in February 2018. Featuring artwork by bass player Jeff Ament and Pearl Jam’s longtime videographer Kevin Shuss, the wide release of Can’t Deny Me coincides...

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27 Gone Too Soon Film Investigates Lost Icons

  A captivating new film about the ‘27 Club’ is set for release on March 26th. The film is distributed by Bulldog Film Distribution and is directed by Simon Napier-Bell. He will be familiar to a many, having managed artists such as The Yardbirds, with Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page, Ultravox, T Rex, Japan, Asia, Sinéad O’Connor, and George Michael. The film investigates the notion that 27 is the Burmuda Triangle for music artists even though artists have died at 26, 28 and other ages for that matter. Although notable artists have died at the age of 27, such...

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The Hold Steady Show London A Really Good Time

The Hold Steady wanted to do something special to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their breakout album Boys And Girls In America. So, in December 2016, they played a run of four shows at an intimate Brooklyn venue. Fans travelled from as far afield as New Zealand to see the band up close and hear a different set each night. The residency was such a success that last year the group took it to Chicago and back to New York City. Now they’ve brought it to London, a city that, frontman Craig Finn acknowledges, has welcomed them with open...

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Elbow Fill The O2 With Warmth And Joy

Arenas like The O2 are built for one purpose: to pack in as many people as safely possible. Comfort, atmosphere, and certainly a sense of intimacy aren’t exactly high on the checklist. So musicians capable of selling a small town’s worth of tickets a night have to work extra hard to create the sense of community that live shows are really all about. Some, like Imagine Dragons, throw money (and confetti) at lavish productions. A few, most notably Nick Cave, spend much of their time clambering on barriers to reach out into various parts of the audience, eventually inviting...

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IAMEVE’s All Seeing Eye

IAMEVE has been described by the Huffington Post as “if Alice took Ziggy Stardust’s hand and followed him down the rabbit hole to a world guided by the twists and turns of ethereal and colorful vocals”. She is a singer, songwriter and storyteller who is deeply committed to the age of the heroine and awakening the balance of masculine-feminine in the universe. Her music catapults us into another world with an unusual mix of sacred geometry and surrealism in a kaleidoscope of fantastical inspiration sparked by Geiger, Bowie, Kate Bush and Lewis Carroll, to name a few. She lists...

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Snow Patrol Scratch Their Seven Year Itch

Seven years is a long time in the music world. Aspiring children have grown up and stormed the charts. Whole new genres of music have evolved and created their own categories. And Gary Lightbody-led quintet Snow Patrol have (finally) produced album number seven – Wildness. The Chasing Cars hit makers never officially broke up, or went on hiatus following 2011’s Fallen Empires, going on to put out a greatest hits collection in 2013 with some supporting shows and so were always expected to return. Even with Lightbody putting out two records with his Tired Pony outfit, a collaboration with...

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Henryetta Premiere Bite Your Tongue Video

Electro-rock newcomers Henryetta are all about free expression and embracing one’s true self. Fittingly that’s the theme of their debut video Bite Your Tongue, which premieres on RockShot Mag today. The London duo told us exclusively: “‘Breathe your demons out.’ The video and song are an expression based on this action. ‘Breathe your demons out’ and land in a space that allows you to be who you actually are. “Express who you truly are, not who you’ve been told you should be.” It’s clearly all about being comfortable in your own skin. So their debut single combines the visceral...

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