The Roshambos are an indie pop outfit from the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane, who have been attracting a large amount of attention throughout the industry in the past 12 months with their catchy songwriting and eclectic vintage sound. The band has supported the likes of Empire of the Sun, Little Red, Mental as Anything, Tin Can Radio and many more, while also taking out the crowd choice award in an Original Selection competition last September, affording them the opportunity to play main stage at Caloundra Music Festival.
Songwriters Nik Fentiman and Kyle Shackleford strive to put a unique spin on modern indie music and have been likened by many to a modern-day Lennon and McCartney. Their songwriting draws influence from such acts as The Kinks, The Beatles, Ween, David Bowie, Bob Dylan and Supergrass as well as some more modern acts like The Strokes, Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys and Ball Park Music. The band formed in 2010 when Nik and Kyle discovered a skilled bassist and crooner by the name of Nathan Burns, who jumped on board with the project. Then after much work to find the missing piece in the puzzle, the band discovered soulful drummer Alex Hoopert, who placed the recipe near completion. The band is now ready to inject their infectious sound into the airwaves of the world. In 2011, The Roshambos set out to record their first studio EP Ballyhoo. After teaming up with Vault producer, Brett Gadenne, the band began a vigorous preparation of pre-production to capture the act’s live reputation in a debut studio release. To sum up an impression of the band’s talent:
‘The Roshambos possess the Holy Grail of musical talents: that ability to compose songs that upon first hearing are instantly memorable and unbelievably infectious. Of all the young musicians that I know, none can I more readily envision playing to packed stadiums of adoring fans than these guys. They are genuine stars in embryo. Do yourself a favour and catch them before the rest of the world finds out about them!’ – Jude Lane, event organiser for ‘Music in the Raw’.
See The Roshambos this friday at the SoundLounge, Currumbin.