Red Wine Roses are an eclectic band that have been described as “five different cats with five different record stacks”. After some time of doing the rounds in the touring scene, supporting great acts such as The Angels, The Preatures, The Troggs, DZ Deathrays and Wild Honey, the boys have spent the last two years branching out and tweaking their sound. Swapping their blues roots for something a little funkier, they’ve been gradually coming up with what will eventually become their first full-length album, due out in March.
After releasing their singles ‘Dakashan’ and ‘Lousy Beatnik’ early in 2018, the band began to formulate the album in the environment that suits them best: holed up in the woods, writing tunes all day and recording ideas all night, where the stresses of everyday routines don’t apply.
The songs that have come out of these sessions are all rooted in funk, soul and rock, but every track has a flavour of its own that tells a different story from a different place. The identity of the band is captured in every aspect of the record as they write and record the whole thing themselves, bringing new challenges around every turn.
2019 is sure to be an exciting year for the Roses; after the impending release of their debut album, the group plans to show off their new material with an expansive tour and who knows? Maybe some sneaky B-sides will make their way into the world too. Don’t take your eyes off Red Wine Roses this year or you’re bound to miss something great.