Single of the Week: “Loose Lip’s” by Roosevelt Room


Roosevelt  Room are an alternative rock band from Blackburn whose robust sound strobelights from the darkness and shines through the shimmering riffs. They are a great band whose distinctive vocals antagonise against the assault of riffs and ghostly drones. Not a one-trick pony, Roosevelt Room are also purveyors of folk-rock, whose stripped down acoustics delineates their nimble-fingered skills. With Ben on vocal/guitar, Alex on bass, Jordon on guitar and Mick on drums, Roosevelt Room sound like distant cousins of Gomez and The Kooks, whose dirty riffs reside in murkier waters. With a host of gigs in May and June, Roosevelt  Room have been busy working on their debut EP and whose single “Loose Lips” has been selected as my “Single of the Week”.

With the gravelly vocals and weather beaten lyrics,  “Loose Lips” wistfully ponders from its rugged soundscape. It’s a melancholic number, which is drenched in sorrow and whose acoustic and jangly riffs reverberate against the plodding bass. Along with quivering and spectral backing vocals, “Loose Lips” creates an eerie backdrop that is abandoned through the crashing cymbals and glockenspiel beats. It’s a great song which speaks from the soul, and without a doubt places “Roosevelt  Room” on the list of bands to check out live.

Loose Lips is availbel to download free via I Tunes and to download from Soundcloud

You can catch  Roosevelt Room at the following gigs:

May 28th – The Three Minute Theatre, Manchester
May 29th – (Acoustic set) Bar 39, Darwen
May 29th – The Belgrave, Darwen
May 30th – The Crown, Darwen
May 30th – Sunbird Records Venue, Darwen

June 3rd – O2 Ritz, Manchester
June 4th – (PAC Weekender) Forts Arms, Clayton Le Moors

July 2nd – Testifest, Tosside, Skipton
July 9th – Moofest, Darwen