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Jazz-rockers Roller Trio return!
“Dark, menacing, bass heavy – the new sound of UK jazz!" - Gilles Peterson
Leeds based Roller Trio returned in June 2018 with a new album, a new sound, a new line-up and a new home at Edition Records. On their previous two albums Roller Trio have stunned audiences and won great critical praise for their mix of high-octane technique and deceptively catchy tunes.
Their eponymous debut album was nominated for the 2012 Mercury Prize. That same year they were also nominated for the MOBO Best Jazz Act and Jazz FM Best Newcomer awards. Their influences are as diverse as Tim Berne and Queens of the Stone Age.
With their new album the trio have moved up a gear. The addition of guitarist Chris Sharkey (TrioVD, Acoustic Ladyland) has enabled the band to explore greater use of electronics, blending powerful grooves with processed beats for a much more edgy and raw sound.
Saxophonist James Mainwaring explains: “It’s an exciting time for Roller Trio. We’ve reformed with guitarist Chris Sharkey who also brings his bass and electronics wizardry to the mix. We’re releasing a new album on Edition Records and I’m looking forward to joining the outstanding Edition family who I’ve followed since the label started. I’ve had the pleasure of playing with some of the label’s fine roster in the past, and I think it will be a great next step for Roller’s new driving electronic sound.”