The "New Band To Burn One To" today is Half Shot.
Hailing from Dublin and Derry come a North South four-piece mixture of tone that is HALF SHOT. As far as musical influences go, think of any rock band you've ever known that was in anyway good. Think AC/DC, Sex Pistols, Ramones, Thin Lizzy, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, U2, Oasis, Stone Roses, The Rolling Stones, Rory Gallagher, The Charlatans, Iron Maiden, The Yard Birds, Pearl Jam, 22 20's and you may well find their influence pouring from the unrestricted melting pot of tones, blues riffs and melodies bestowed on us by HALF SHOT.
Although their rock range stretches over a wide distance, they sound obviously like no one and every bit like themselves. With rocking riffs, driving bass lines, exciting beats, and instantly catchy melodies, HALF SHOT have grabbed their influences by the throat and without care or caution have unashamedly created great rock'n'roll music.
From the unapologetic thumping riffs of tunes like "You See", "This Town This Time", and "Couldn't Back Down", to the raw blues epic "Last On The List" right through to the clever melodic acoustic pleasures that "What You Don't Know" has to offer not to mention the alternative and amazing "The Breaks", these songs, when heard, instantly demand your attention and stimulate your musical sense. If you are fortunate enough to have already caught them live you'll already know the craic and if you havent been there, one day you most likely will be.
HALF SHOT are most definitely a band for the future, as witnesses to their live shows will testify. They deliver their set with a presence, purpose, style and energy that in such a short space of time has captured so many imaginations. This rock band is the real thing and if you dont believe it then oh dear... oh dearie me!!
HALF SHOT have recently finished recording their debut album "High Walls and Free Falls" in Blast Furnace Studios in Derry with Mik O’Connell and are all set for a late 2010 release of 12 tracks selected from the 16 recorded.
The album is currently being mastered by Jon Astley (The Who, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Judas Priest, Abba, among others) at Close To The Edge mastering in London.
After a year off the road to record and perfect their debut album they have recently started gigging again in the Dublin area, have played some very successful and acclaimed shows at various venues and are gearing up for the release of their excellent debut album "High Walls and Free Falls". They are also lined up to play all over Ireland in the coming months so watch this space for details as they promote their excellent album near you!!!"
Half Shot is a down-right fun rock and roll band. Bringing energy, discipline, hard work and kick-ass classic rock inspired nuggets to your eardrums, the band is on a rampage. Described as AC/DC with Rory Gallagher blues riffs, the band proclaims that they are the best live act you will ever see. Lock up your daughters!