UK alternative rock band hailing from Brighton, Tall Ships released their debut album Everything Touching in 2012, which saw the band championed by the BBC and NME, selling out shows across the UK including London’s Scala, and headlining the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading and Leeds Festival.
Area 11 are a four piece rock band from Bristol, UK, formed in 2011. Despite existing “under the radar” as far as the mainstream and music media is concerned, the band has amassed the kind of social media following (over 100k subscribers and 10 million plays on their YouTube channel, as an example) that would put artists considered many times bigger to shame, enabling the band to sell out shows, records and merchandise runs in quiet semi-anonymity.
Hawkwind are pioneers of the space rock genre and the psychedelic music scene in the UK. Formed by in 1969 Dave Brock in Ladbroke Grove, London, the band released their self-titled debut in 1970, and came to mainstream attention in 1972 with the No. 3 hit Silver Machine, featuring Lemmy on vocals.
The Jam had amazing chart success with 18 singles and 7 albums to make the top 40 in the United Kingdom from their debut in 1977 to their break up in 1982. Their last 5 albums were all top ten hits and their last 8 singles made it into the top 10. Just Who Is the 5 O’Clock Hero? made the charts at no 8 as an import and remains the best-selling import singles of all time in the UK.
Drones are a four-piece punk rock band originating from the Surrey area. Formed by their love for all that is loud, fast and melodic, ex-guitarist/vocalist Daly George, guitarist Rob King, bassist James Kerr and drummer Mitchell Thomas set out to provide hysteria with socio-political tunes reminiscent of Anti-Flag, Strike Anywhere and Rise Against.
After some fifty years in the making, and 9 months of team development, our range of six hand-wired pedals were released to the market in 2014, on a limited production run. That run has now come to an end making the remaining pedals a sought-after collectable and must-have piece of kit for anyone looking for that vintage 60’s tone.
At Rotosound we pride ourselves on championing emerging talent, and Rebecca Downes certainly fits the bill in that respect. Fast establishing herself as one of the star attractions amongst the new vanguard of blues performers in the UK, her unique and powerful voice draws influence from blues and soul to jazz and rock.
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