Kerrang! Magazine Issue No 1559
Press Release 2015
“ There was a slight unease as the first band on for the night, Birmingham based band Thirteen Shots, took to the stage. But within moments of their first song, their front man Johnny Rose, was interacting with the crowd, who responded with eagerness, shouting and clapping along to the heavy riffs the band were producing. As the set progressed, it was quite easy to see why the band relate themselves to ‘the older type, you know, the good stuff’, with retro guitar styles and vocals to suit alongside. These Brummies are ones to watch out for” Brum Live
Thirteen Shots have come a long way since the humble beginnings in Birmingham 2011, They have revived critical acclaim for their open minded approach to song writing, constantly pushing their genre and letting their music do the talking.
Horror-Punks.com recognised the band in 2012 by nominating them in Four Categories in their annual Horror Music awards. Thirteen Shots was well supported all Four Categories
Best New Band (2nd)
Best Debut Album (2nd)
Best Music Video (3rd)
Best Band (6th)
2013 saw Thirteen Shots make embark on their first full UK tour as well as a short run in Europe to promote the well received second album ‘Tales That Start With A Whisper’ one reviewer stating “ Thirteen Shots are a Raw Exciting band, they just need a little polishing and they could become something very special”
2014 carried on in a similar vein, Full UK tours and two European tours followed as the band took their time working on a new album, Really fine tuning their sound and creating a good reputation as a live band. New single ‘First American Sweetheart’ Feature on a compilation CD for Dynamite Magazine in Germany.
Present day – Thirteen Shots released Black Smiles with a two week European Tour and a string of Festival and UK appearances, Including a sell out show at Birmingham Academy opening for the Fearless Vampire killers. Black Smiles received outstanding reviews including a feature in Kerrang! Magazine
“To describe Thirteen Shots as just a noisy garage style band, would be doing them a discredit. Mixing catchy, dare I say poppy at times, riffs with a punk edge and horror vibe, I do feel that the band address a lot more issues in this, than in their last release. They move away from what is expected of that genre”
As of August 2015 Thirteen Shots have played over 300 shows in over 10 different countries, Supporting some of the leading bands within their genre.
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