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The Redroom continue to cement themselves into the Manchester music scene as they released their latest single, Coffee (What It’s Like To Fall in love).
Building on the band’s pop sensibilities, ‘Coffee’ follows ear-worming synths and saxophone melodies backing a tale of young love from frontwoman Jess Lewis-Ward. Upbeat and bright in its intentions, Coffee puts a foot forward to be a soundtrack for the summer.
Continuing to mesh together the old with the new, The Redroom have mastered the art of creating their own multi-genre sound backed by Lewis-Ward’s talent for colourful, witty and insightful storytelling. ‘Coffee’ is the band’s first step into a form of new age indie-pop songwriting, combining the likes of layered brass with the band’s signature acoustic sound.
“I actually wrote Coffee when I was 16, during the first lockdown. Left it in a back pocket for a few years then circled back to it when the band started to explore a different style of writing. It went through quite a few phases before the final finished product but I feel like it encapsulates our new sound, alongside my younger self. I guess you could say it’s about young love and feeling love romantically properly for the first time.” – Jess Lewis-Ward
Formed in 2019, the band consists of vocalist and rhythm guitarist Jess Lewis-Ward, Jake Elliott on lead guitar, Bassist Dominic Aldridge, Matthew Dodds on Keys and Synthesisers and Charlie McDonald on Drums. The band saw early success with their debut single Nostalgia and have since amassed over 100,000 Spotify streams, attracting interest from the likes of BBC 6 Music, BBC Introducing, This Feeling and Crack Magazine.
In 2021 The Redroom hit Hardwick Festival’s introducing stage before opening the main stage in 2022 for Stereophonics. The band also headed over to Lindisfarne Festival to join ska-pop giants Madness. In the same year the band made the move from their North East roots to the music hub of Manchester, seeing immediate success selling out their debut headline show at Manchester’s beloved Night and Day Cafe
2023 continues to propel The Redroom forward having established themselves across Manchester venues as well as hitting Hardwick Festival’s main stage again this year opening for ‘The Kooks’ and making their debut at Reading & Leeds Festival this summer.
“The next couple of months are looking pretty good for gigs. Opening the Main Stage of Hardwick for The Kooks, playing the Climate Live stage at Leeds Fest, our headlines in Manchester and Newcastle and Gathering Sounds in Stockton. It definitely feels like we’re back on a roll and to join our Newcastle headline in with the single release feels great!” – Jess Lewis-Ward
Surrounded by buzz and organically built success, it is easy to see why The Redroom have cemented themselves as ones-to-watch for 2023, continuing to grow in popularity across the North and prove themselves to be one of the North West’s brightest talents.
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