From time to time, bands send “friend requests” to me through my MySpace profile.
I generally try to take a listen and give everyone a shot, so to speak. There’s been a few that have caught my ear. I thought it would be cool if I started posting some of the bands I think you should be checking out.
The other day, I got a request from Norwich, England-based, drum-n-bass crew, E-Z Rollers (Intercom Recordings). I checked them out and am definitely feeling the track, “Carousel.” Reminds me a bit of Hooverphonic. Smooth with energy and straight ahead, real vocals. It’s all about feeling the warmth, basking in the glow of sunshine. It’s a nice, pick-me-up track for late night set.
On “Rancho Notorious” and the Vocal Mix of “Mousetrap,” E-Z Rollers lay in electric guitars of a punk female vocal. A nice element of rock mixed with drum-n-bass. With that punk feel, it brings and edgy, different energy; upfront and in your your face without being too hard.
Check’em out when you get the chance. Def something interesting to start off the new year.
I especially liked their pic on stage in Talinn, Estonia. The home of Skype and Kazaa is quickly becoming one of the hottest spots to party in the world.
Check out E-Rollers yourself in this YouTube video:
Link to MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/ezrollers
Download Intercom Recordings Tracks from their DJ Download page: http://www.djdownload.com/labels/intercom/345