The Roster are a hot new Derby 5 piece that expertly fuse different styles varying from chilled piano to heavy rock and everything in between.
Instantly differing from the usual bog-standard indie being churned out ‘Sewn’ opens with an easy piano reminiscent of Faith No More after which you’re hit with a superb vocal that, the kind of soulful rock growl that comes with years of excessive whisky drinking. ‘Made of lead’ continues with same slow-paced rock where with this time the guitar taking up the melody. ‘Not the Same’ stars much heavier, it significantly ups the pace and changes the vocal to a punchier chat style.
Throughout the three tracks the accompaniment is used sparingly and is very well placed. They haven’t fallen into that trap of over playing every riff and instead giving the melody room to breathe and never overpowers that vocal. Although admittedly overpowering that voice would take some doing.