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New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
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"Shot -- Shot EP Review"

For their commercial debut New York based exponents of vintage rock ‘n’ roll Shot released this EP digitally Stateside in December 2009, and now in 2010 it’s becoming available further afield. With their strongest sound being heavily reminiscent if Velvet Revolver and other examples of Slash’s post-GN’R riffs, opening brace Don’t Come Round Here and Axegrinder are the EP’s best tracks, although emotive ballad I Won’t Leave You Here runs them close as Hector Marin’s lead guitar is very Slash-influenced throughout. That sound also returns at the end of the disc on In The Streets, but the intervening track, Bodies (In The Trunk), is a short, sharp, punk-rock track which is easily the EP’s weakest link. When they’re writing rock music in the vein of VR, and older influences like Aerosmith, Shot are a strong outfit, already with a glowing live reputation, so glossing over the weaker couple of minutes in the middle, this is a good rock EP that will stand them in good stead for a debut full length album. Not bad after only forming in 2009. - Jukebox: Metal


"Introducing – SHOT ‘Hard Rock’"

‘We wanted a name that matched our style. Something that really screamed to the audience: You’re going someplace. And you’re going through old-fashioned, hardcore rock and roll. Then someone said our music makes them feel like they were shot out of a cannon. And that was it. Perfect.’

That quote belongs to Justin Best, the enigmatic rhythm guitarist and songwriter for SHOT, the best band you haven’t heard of. Yet.

Originally formed in early 2009, Shot honed its musical talents on the mean streets of New York City. With their face-melting guitar solos, huge Neanderthal-style drums, and searing vocals, Shot’s aggressive style harkens back to the elder gods of arena rock and roll. Indeed, Shot draws inspiration from across time and genres to help them on their sacred mission: to thrust hard rock back in to the mainstream. Born from under the underground, the band’s over the top live show and dedication to creating kickass rock n roll has already entertained crowds as large as 800, destroyed guitars, and singlehandedly caused buildings to collapse. The boys have become fixtures on the New York music scene, and the Shot army continues to grow.

One listen to Shot’s first album, released in December 2009, reveals precisely why Shot has earned the admiration of it’s fans and the respect of its critics. With its radio ready sound. Shot is bound to please even the most demanding rock and roll aficionado. Whether it’s the fan favorite rock anthem, “Don’t Come Round Here”, the do-what-I-want “Axegrinder”, the trippy Aerosmtih-on-speed rock jam, “In the Streets”, or the lighter-raising “I Won’t Leave You Here”, the EP is quickly becoming a classic in the resurgence of New York rock n roll.

Shot’s first EP is now available on iTunes, Amazon, and in direct distribution markets. - Hard Rock Nights - http://hardrocknights.wordpress.com


"Shot - 'Self Titled' (Self Released)"

Shot are apparently the best band you haven't heard of. Yet...

Why waste 50 seconds on an intro to a six track EP is my first question here. So given that this really is only a five track EP, I'll get on with the job in hand!

First proper song on offer is the ridiculously catchy 'Don't Come Round Here' which is exactly the kind of sleaze rock that Axl and his appetite for destruction used to deliver with such ease and needs right now. Shot are definitely in the vein of Buckcherry and Hardcore Superstar and the local heroes of the jacks Forever Vendetta. So similar are Shot to FV that it is actually scary...

'Axegrinder' is a slice of rebellious, middle finger waving in the air heaven which, with the vocal stylings of Billy Soux and the guitars of Justin Best and Hector Marin, slay all those other bands around.

Halfway through the six track EP is the raucous 'Bodies (in the truck)' which, with its up-tempo style, is the track that keeps the RAWK rolling. Next up is the penultimate track and the obligatory ballad 'I Won't Leave You Here' which reminded me so much of Skin N Bones and their awesome 'Cover Me With Roses' and Alleycat Scratch's 'Roses On My Grave', so to be held in such high esteem on my behalf of those duo of ballads is something that will keep me listening to this awesome debut release.

Shot are a shot in the arm of today's sleaze scene and deserve to be one of the biggest bands around, let's hope they get the breaks they deserve and prove me right!

www.cdbaby.com/cd/Shot - Uber Rock - http://www.uberrock.co.uk


"BRINGING MUSIC TO THE PEOPLE – SHOT COMPLETES SERIES OF SMALL VENUE CONCERTS"

New York, NY – September 21, 2009 – Shot, a new band founded by guitarists Hector Marin and Besto Best, fixtures on the New York music scene, recently completed a series of concerts designed to bring their refreshing take on rock music to smaller venues. Shot’s small venue tour commenced on August 21, 2009 with a performance at Connoly’s Klub 45. Shot next performed on September 2, 2009, at R-Bar and wrapped its successful series of small venue concerts at Desmonds Tavern on September 19, 2009.

Shot was founded in early 2009 when Hector Marin and Besto Best, formally of Rain of the Rock, took to the studio to create a rock and roll album that harkens back to the days when Led Zeppelin, Guns ‘N Roses and Motley Crue ruled the airways. Hector and Besto brought in David "Roach" Knives to create a thundering drum sound and enlisted newcomer Billy Sioux as lead vocalist. Shot is presently finalizing their first album, which will be released to iTunes and direct distribution markets in early winter. Their first single will be available on iTunes this fall.

Shot’s next performance will be another warm-up gig at R-Bar on October 28, 2009. For more information on Shot’s forthcoming album or it’s next concert, contact Shot at shot@shotnyc.com.
- NYC Music Group


Discography

Shot EP (2009)
Axegrinder single (2010)

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“We wanted a name that matched our style. Something that really screamed to the audience: You’re going someplace. And you’re going through old-fashioned, hardcore rock and roll. Then someone said our music makes them feel like they were shot out of a cannon. That fit perfectly.”

That quote belongs to Justin Best, the enigmatic rhythm guitarist and songwriter for SHOT, the best band you haven’t heard of. Yet.

Originally formed in early 2009, Shot honed its musical talents on the mean streets of New York City. With their face-melting guitar solos, huge Neanderthal-style drums, and searing vocals, Shot’s aggressive style harkens back to the elder gods of arena rock and roll. Indeed, Shot draws inspiration from across time and genres to help them on their sacred mission: to thrust hard rock back in to the mainstream. Born from under the underground, the band’s over the top live show and dedication to creating kickass rock n roll has already entertained crowds as large as 800, destroyed guitars, and singlehandedly caused buildings to collapse. The boys have become fixtures on the New York music scene, and the Shot army continues to grow.

One listen to Shot’s first album, released in December 2009, reveals precisely why Shot has earned the admiration of its fans and the respect of its critics. With its radio ready sound, Shot is bound to please even the most demanding rock and roll aficionado. Whether it’s the fan favorite rock anthem, “Don’t Come Round Here”, the do-what-I-want “Axegrinder”, the trippy Aerosmtih-on-speed rock jam, “In the Streets”, or the lighter-raising “I Won’t Leave You Here”, the EP is quickly becoming a classic in the resurgence of New York rock n roll. Shot’s first EP is now available on iTunes, Amazon, and in direct distribution markets.

Shot, integrado por Héctor Marín (guitarra principal), Besto Best (guitarra rítmica), Roach Knives (batería), Grasebo (bajo), y Chris Keller (Vocalista), evoca los días cuando Led Zeppelin, Guns N’ Roses, y Motley Crue dominaban la radio. Fundada a principios del 2009, la banda ya ha tocado frente a multitudes de hasta 800 personas, han causado que edificios se desplomen, y se han vuelto una constante presencia en la escena musical de Nueva York. Shot recientemente ha finalizado la grabación de su primer álbum, el cual esta disponible en itunes, amazon, y en mercados de distribución directa este invierno.