Roja Release Unique Double Single With “Company” and “Bad Romance”
When you think of band’s and music from Liverpool, I know the first thing that comes to your mind: Mariachi! Roja is a wildly unique and refreshing band from Liverpool who is doing things a bit differently. The band recently put together a double single that will certainly catch you by surprise. Drawing inspiration from artists like Ennio Morricone, Scott Walker, Tarantino Soundtracks, Bond Themes, Calexico Roja still find a way to exude their own identity with each song they craft. Comprised of bandmates Simon Bradshaw (Guitar/Vocals), Chris Doherty (Brass), Rachel Brewster (Strings), Aron McGhee (Drums), Claire Swift (Keys/Cello), Edwin Pink (Bass), Roja is a band with quirkiness and artistry to go around.
Departing from the very British post-grunge sound of their previous group, Roja venture far across the ocean to the endless horizons and desert landscapes of Ennio Morricone and Mariachi El Bronx. Soaked in the spirit of Spaghetti Western soundtracks and the more recent homages of one Quentin Tarantino, triumphant brass, sweeping strings and flamenco acoustic guitars from the richly evocative tapestry of their magnum opus, Promises I Should Have Kept.
Following their recent appearance as finalists on the BBC TV show, “UK’s Best Part-Time Band” (where they were mentored by New Order/Joy Division legend Peter Hook) plus radio support from BBC Introducing, Steve Lamacq, Gideon Coe and the Late Junction, Roja are back with a brand new double single. On the A-side, Roja gives us the exuberant and exhilarating lead track “Company” and on the B-side is a Mariachi cover of Lady GaGa’s “Bad Romance“.
You can also check out the band’s video for Company below and don’t forget to connect with Roja on Facebook and Soundcloud!