Alright, Roadhouse are the real deal. After listening to their debut single 'The Gutter' (and getting a cheeky listen to their upcoming EP), we highly recommend getting on board with these guys. Releasing their first song today, this tune is a grungey vent, expressing times when we all just feel 'kind of miserable...[and]...can't quite put my finger on why'.
The song begins by setting a scene of dissatisfaction, with the brilliant vocals of Dylan Cooper matching the helpless theme of the song. The song then continues to lift into a nihilistic climax, with wailing guitars reminding us of early Muse. Honestly, this song is masterful and reflects the experience that each of the members bring to the table. With all members also hailing from Raccoon City Police Department, an established Adelaide Post-Hardcore Screamo band, their musical integrity is undeniable.
"We started out as like a side project from raccoon city so I could play songs I'd written as a solo artist as a full band. But then we started spending more time on roadhouse and put raccoon city on the back burner as Levi had a baby etc" - Dylan
Their debut self titled EP set to be released later in September was Recorded by Ben David of The Hard Aches and mastered by Matt Hills. Take it from us, the whole package is an absolute ripper. On top of this, these guys are wasting no time to road test their works live. Having already played the huge Party Party Part Sea festival at the Crown and Anchor with the likes of Camp Cope, The Hard Aches and West Thebarton Brothel Party, they have a number of performances coming up. This weekend on the 10th at the Metro they are supporting Stranger Things Have Happened with local legends Sincerely Grizzly, and Bear the Mammoth (Vic). Later in the month they are playing a show with Burnside Mums, before frontman Dylan plays a solo session at the Melbourne Street Laundromat on the 30th. Therefore there's plenty of opportunities to catch these up and comers, and we highly recommend it. Despite being a new band, their live shows have the energy and intensity of a band that has been around the block.
In terms of new artists to keep an eye on, Roadhouse tick all the boxes. With experience, a killer name and this brilliant debut song, expect to see and hear a lot more of them in the future.
Cover Photo by Elliot Oakes for Extended Family.