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Rolls Bayce Release Self-titled Debut EP

Rolls Bayce Release Self-titled Debut EP

| On 27, Nov 2014

Being the result of a drunken conversation that took place two years ago in Brisbane’s breeding ground for quality indie music, The Fortitude Valley, Rolls Bayce is a band that will make you grateful for the combination of alcohol and musicians.

Dean McGrath, James Wright and Neal Apel make up the three-piece Brisbane-based outfit Rolls Bayce. In their short existence the band have already been invited to share stages with household names such as Bluejuice, John Steel Singers, Holy Holy and Jeremy Neale, as well as maintained a residency at the valley’s infamous Black Bear Lodge and appeared on the bills of both BIGSOUND and The Blurst of Times Festival earlier this year.

The first taste of their definitive style was given when they released their musical debut, their official single Don’t Get Me Wrong, which resulted in being sent straight to high rotation on the j’s. Having previously hailed from especially successful bands, McGrath from the late Hungry Kids of Hungary and Wright formerly of Millions, these three possess talent for musical composition that is gained via experience. Creating a particular sound that can only be described as a hybrid of 60s soul and psychedelic rock, Rolls Bayce have released their self-titled debut EP and it’s not something you should simply want to hear, but NEED to!

Rolls Bayce EP Cover

Their four-track slice of heaven was released on November 7th, and features their already triple j loved single Don’t Get Me Wrong. The first tune off the EP Arrow has been embraced by triple j’s radio waves also, being featured previously on the popular segment Home and Hosed. Arrow starts out psychedelically slow and leads into an infectiously groovy bass line; when the lyrics kick in you’re already in a trance. McGrath’s airy vocals inflict the same hypnotic effect throughout the remaining songs off the EP as well. Mutate favours percussive elements, while On My Own brings the guitar riff to the forefront of the listener’s ears.

Rolls Bayce’s November release pays tribute to an archaic era that favours heavy percussion and bass, laconic guitar chords, all topped off with a dreamy voice. If you enjoy the sounds of Tame Impala and POND, you are guaranteed to relish this funkily animalistic masterpiece that is available for you to listen to and love now!

Rolls Bayce

Image credits: Rolls Bayce’s official Facebook page