Killer year for Roll Over White
Updated: Dec 28, 2019
2019 has been quite the year for Roll Over White (ROW). This rock band from the South Shore of MA, has taken what it means to be a rock band to the next level, with a sound that’s both new and familiar. With their superior musicality combined with gritty, driving vocals and a get up off your seat rhythm section, ROW has developed the right mix of energy and technical synergy that revs up any room.
After releasing their first EP in 2019, playing shows all over New England and being nominated for "Best Rock Act" for the New England Music Awards, ROW has made a name for themselves in their short time on the local Boston music scene. ROW is amping up for 2020 with new music ready to be recorded. The band finished 2019 with an impressive gig resume, local radio airplay and a final show at the iconic NYC venue The Bitter End.
The band is tight on and off the stage, and manages to stay focused and aligned on the band’s goals and priorities despite the ongoing demands of school and college.
On April 1st, ROW released their first single off their EP, Head Down, which was featured on WATD’s 95.9 FM show Almost Famous, WAAF and Indie Scene Radio. With a mighty punch electric guitar, smoking vocal mastery and an intensity to rev up any spot, Head Down captures the listener right off and doesn't let them down easy.
On May 11th, ROW released their full-length EP of five original songs. It was recorded at 37' Productions in Rockland, MA and produced by Sean McLaughlin, three-time New England Music Awards "Producer of the Year” and 2019 Boston Music Awards "Studio Music Producer of the Year". When asked what the influences were for the EP, the band responded, “Royal Blood meets Queens of the Stone Age with a dash of Audioslave”. One of their songs, "Where Is Your God" was chosen for Spotify's All New Rock Playlist with bands Cage The Elephant, Of Monsters and Men, The Black Keys, Blink-182 and more. In seven months, ROW's EP got attention receiving 129.7k streams and 62.7k listeners in 77 countries. They also added monthly listeners surpassing 6,000.
ROW continues to create new opportunities with their live shows and their online marketing. They were recently featured on Boston Emissions and played at the iconic NYC venue The Bitter End, the oldest rock and roll club in NYC, for the second time this year on December 28, 2019, packing the venue with fans from NYC and Boston. In 2019, ROW has played over 30 shows throughout New England and in NYC, including the Middle East Night Club, Thunder Road, The C Note, Loretta's Last Call, UnchARTed, Inclusion Records, Salem Food Truck Festival, BrattRock Festival (Brattleboro Youth Rock Festival), Bennett Farm, Scituate Heritage Days, Norwell Summer Fest and more. This five-member band with male and female vocalists, have their own footing, their love for rock ‘n’ roll is clear in the first minutes of their performances, and they love to push the energy through the roof in every show.
After a stellar year for ROW, the band is gearing up for a bigger 2020. They're back in the studio with award-winning producer Sean McLaughlin recording their 10-song full length album. With new venues and exposure opportunities on the horizon, ROW is revved up for another killer year. Follow @rolloverwhite on Spotify, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, and on their website at www.rolloverwhite.com.
Roll Over White is one of those names you remember, and it is all about the great white’s eyes…. “Sometimes that shark he looks right into ya. Right into your eyes. And, you know, the thing about a shark... he's got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll's eyes. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be living... until he bites ya, and those black eyes roll over white and then... ah then you hear that terrible high-pitched screamin'.” – as in the movie Jaws
"This band achieved impressive visibility in a short amount of time receiving a New England Music award nomination, radio play and industry recognition. Their commitment for forward progress is evident in their EP, hard-driving studio and practice schedule, on stage chemistry, and eagerness to play all over. Venues open opportunities knowing they will deliver with fans, show quality and marketing reach."-Artists on the Move