I don’t often tip bands for big things as you can make yourself look like an idiot very quickly (And I don’t need any help doing that) but I’m going to go out on a limb here; The Rooz are destined for much bigger and better things.
I’ll explain why in a minute but I think it’s only polite to introduce you first, so hailing from Telford The Rooz are Louis Coupe (Lead vocals, piano, guitar) Ralph Porret (Lead guitar, backing vocals) Peter Davis (Bass) and Tom Russell (Drums).
It’s not just me who has a high opinion of these guys either; they have already played the Royal Albert Hall as well as London’s Indigo2 at the O2 Arena while picking up a host of awards along the way.
Violins + Animals is the lead single taken from the band’s brand new record the Fairweather EP and it is a beauty. The main thing that I love about the track is that it manages to cover a shed load of bases without compromising the song as a whole. You want a bigger ‘rock’ section? Yup, got that. Want some melody? Tick. Looking for a big anthemic chorus? Hell, they’ve got you covered there too. Nothing sounds forced but everything you could possibly want is in there.
The track has also got undoubted commercial appeal which is a never a bad thing either. It seems to strange to say this about a song, but it’s just inherently likeable.
I said straight from the jump that I really rate this band and Violins + Animals is a huge part of the reason why. Throw into the mix that not one member of the band is over 20 years old and you really have to say that the sky is the limit. They’re a cracking band now but their potential is frightening.
Violins + Animals is a quite brilliant way to introduce your new EP as well as being just a fantastic track. I just do not see a downside for this band; they’ve certainly gained a new fan in me, that’s for sure. Now onwards to mainstream success gentlemen, don’t make me look an idiot!
Violins + Animals and the Fairweather EP are both out now.