Artist: The Roly Mo
Label: 7 West Music
Gallus: A sense or arrogance and style, swagger, braggish attitude and (mis)behaviour. Only a few can lay claim to being gallus but to that list you can add The Roly Mo on the evidence of their debut EP TRM. Containing 6 songs where the band’s confidence is positively brimming over the edge, they are the latest in a steady supply of Glaswegian bands and artists who are reinventing and revitalising the local music scene.
Recent single Diamond Doll is a heart on the sleeve rock and roll gem, scuzzy guitars, brash drums and bold vocals evoking a 70s glam rock feel.
Lead singer Joe Morton said about the EP “The sound we were going for was heavy & loud”. We just wanted to make massive songs that people could be buzzing about.. just straight down the middle bangers”.
The 4 piece band, established in 2016 have already supported a number of bigger acts and cut their teeth on the festival circuit and the new release should further augment their growing reputation and following. Previous single I’ll Be Happy When You Die has already been played on the likes of Radio One and showcases the band at their finest. Coming in at just over 2 minutes, it’s an in-your-face frantic explosion of anger and paranoia. Forthcoming single Control Yourself is another belter, shut your eyes and this could easily be early The Strokes. Another gallus tune.
TRM by The Roly Mo is released via 7 West Music on 11 September 2020 and is available to buy here.