British melodic rock band The Room have released a video for the track ‘Broken‘.
The track is taken from the band’s upcoming new album, ‘Caught By The Machine‘, which is scheduled for release in February 2019.
The new album will be their first at their new label home White Star Records. S
White Star Records‘ Chris Hillman said, “I’d been aware of The Room for some time and became very impressed with their musicianship, however the thing that really won me over was this huge step up in their melodic, anthemic quality. It feels like The Room are growing and developing with every album, and I find many of their melodies going around in my head after listening – real “ear worms” that I think will resonate with a large audience. Get ready for some quality prog with sticky, memorable moments!”
The Room‘s vocalist Martin Wilson said, “I had to think long and hard about how ‘Broken‘ was to be approached. I’d always wanted to play with the idea that most problems people have are brought on by themselves; Wrong life decisions, bad investments, excessive drink and drugs abuse, mistreatment of others and so on. Often, I have found that people in these positions are the first to complain, but the last to admit fault. With ‘Broken‘, the instrumental backdrop is uplifting, with this jaunty feel to it, but I wanted to find something different – a juxtaposition, if you like – to the lyrics, adding a little more intrigue to the song. So we’ve got this upbeat instrumental backing, while the lyrics offer a slightly darker picture. Spiraling out of control because of one’s own actions, how life can crash over negativity you’ve brought on yourself and so on…and yet you still complain and pass blame.”
The Room will be performing at The Robin 2 on October 23rd, the event being filmed for a live DVD.
The Robin 2 are offering two £10 tickets for the price of one, in advance. Tickets are available here.
The band have teamed up with Fireworks Magazine who will be helping with the promotion for the show. The UK’s leading melodic rock magazine will be carrying a competition to win the opportunity to host an interview with the band that will feature as an extra on the DVD, along with many other prizes.
The DVD is planned for release early in the New Year and orders for unique, signed pre-release copies will be taken at the show.
Bad Elephant Music is delighted to announce that ‘Beyond the Gates of Bedlam’, the new album from UK melodic rock band The Room will be released on 20th November 2015.
Pre-orders will open at the band’s headline appearance at Progtoberfest in Balham on Sunday 25th October. Keep your eyes peeled for further details.
The band have invested major time and energy in this impressive release, taking accepted AOR and melodic rock norms and ripping them up to start afresh with a more focused and intense take on the genre. Progressive rock elements – something of a hallmark for The Room – are still here in abundance, ensuring this release will appeal to old and new fans alike.
The 10-track album, including a remixed version of 2015 single ‘Carrie’, was recorded at Platform Studios in Berkshire under the auspices of Damon Sawyer, with striking artwork designed by The Room’s guitarist, Steve Anderson.
As well as their Progtoberfest appearance the band will be touring to celebrate the release of the new album – check out their website at http://www.theroom.eu/gigs/ for details.
There is a rich musical heritage at the heart of The Room’s progressive tinged rock – a combination of impressive musicianship, catchy hooks and thought-provoking lyrics. Formed late in 2010, the band performed four hugely successful launch shows including a support slot for the legendary Wishbone Ash.
The release of their acclaimed debut album, ‘Open Fire’, followed in December 2012. Steve Anderson (guitar), Steve Checkley (keyboards), Andy Rowe (bass) and Martin Wilson (vocals) were joined by drummer Chris York in 2013, who replaced original sticksman Andrew Rae.
Having joined Bad Elephant Music earlier this year and following the launch of the digital single ‘Carrie’ in June, the guys have since been hard at work on their sophomore release.
The Room, http://www.theroom.eu Official Music Video. Taken from the album Open Fire. the song explains a very personal story about a family living with Childhood Eye Cancer. For more information and to buy the single Screaming Through The Noise in aid of The Childhood Eye Cancer trust (CHECT) or Open Fire the album please check out http://www.theroom.eu
Vocals Martin Wilson
Guitar Steve Anderson
Keys Steve Checkley
Bass Andy Rowe
Drums Andrew Rae
This week we’re kicking off with brand new music from British melodic rock band Moritz, back loud & proud.
3-play is classic Van Halen, new Lordi & new music from Player. The 2-from-1 is from Black Lightning.
Then a great mixture, The Room, The Inner Road, Guru, Giant X, Handful Of Rain & Cinema Sleep.
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British crossover progressive rock band The Room release a single in aid of the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) on March 4th 2013.
The track, Screaming Through The Noise is taken from the band’s critically acclaimed debut album ‘Open Fire’, released late last year.
Vocalist Martin Wilson said “The song is about the intense emotional impact that my son’s battle with retinal cancer had on our family.
With the release of the single, we want to help CHECT increase awareness of this dreadful disease and of course raise money to help fund research and support other families living with retinoblastoma.”
The single will be launched at a one-off show in aid of the trust at the Jagz Club, Ascot, in Berkshire at 8pm on Sunday 3rd March. The show will be the band’s first live performance since the release of Open Fire. “This is a really exciting time for us, and we can’t wait to get out and play live”, explained Wilson. “The show will be free to get in on the night but of course we will be looking for donations from as many people as possible.”
Joy Felgate, chief executive of CHECT said: “We are thrilled that The Room will be supporting us through this single release and launch show. The money raised will help us make a difference by backing our vital campaigns to make sure all parents and health professionals know the signs and symptoms of retinoblastoma.”
Details of how to buy the single via digital download will be announced soon with all proceeds going to CHECT.
The band will be announcing more UK dates in the very near future.
Retinoblastoma (Rb) is a rare form of cancer which affects the retina of children, predominantly under the age of five years and it represents 3% of childhood
cancers in the UK. Children affected by the disease can suffer from loss of vision, removal of their affected eye(s) and, in some cases, total blindness.