Cover shot – ROLLA
Last year ended on a high for Manchester’s ROLLA as they hit arenas with Kasabian, opened for local legend Shaun Ryder, and were highlighted at #5 on The Sun’s 23 For 23 new artist rundown. Their previous single ‘Ease My Mind’ provided a taste of their immense potential, with the band firing elements of The Verve, The Sex Pistols and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club in a supercharged new sound, leading their first national airplay courtesy of John Kennedy at Radio X as well as a key tastemaker tip from Rolling Stone.
All that’s in the bag, so what’s next for ROLLA? A triple-shot of big moments, starting with the recent release of their new single ‘Hey You’ and their debut EP Nothing Less Than Everything, before they embark upon a UK headline tour the following week.
The debut EP was written by ROLLA – James Gilmore (vocals), Luke McConnell (guitar), Luke Gilmore (bass), Tom Paddon (guitar) and Saul Bardsley (drums) – and was recorded at Rockfield Studios during a week of self-confessed “creative carnage” with production from Nick Brine (Oasis, Stone Roses) and mixing courtesy of Gareth Nuttall (The Lottery Winners, The K’s).
Nothing Less Than Everything is an electrifying powerhouse of rock ‘n’ roll attitude interspersed with a tender ballad. Its lyrics focus on brotherhood, battling against the odds, and striving to achieve your goals regardless of anyone else’s opinion. It’s an EP that puts ROLLA on the first step towards filling arenas in their own right.
April 12th – London, The Lower Third
April 13th – Birmingham, The Rainbow
April 14th – Manchester, Gorilla
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