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Roller Trio

Monday 10th December 2012

Physics House Band + DJ Cheesemaster


Doors 8:00 pm

Price £7.50 / £8.50

We are thrilled to announce that this year’s Mercury Music Prize nominee’s Roller Trio play an intimate show this December!

Roller Trio is the latest band to explode out of the fertile Leeds music scene where experimental jazz rubs shoulders with DIY alt rock and electronica. Their music is a fresh, visceral stew of conventional and experimental sounds that features stonking riffs, thrashy noise, evocative songs and electronic soundscapes. Little wonder then that they have already snaffled the 2011 Peter Whittingham Jazz Award for 2011 as well as causing a real stir amongst local club promoters who have hailed their powerhouse live shows. With one smitten promoter declaring “I have NEVER seen a jazz act appeal so vehemently to a non-jazz audience in my life” and another hailing them as ‘My New favourite band of 2012… Killing!” Not bad for a band that have only been together for just over a year and their fast-paced rise is set to accelerate with the release of the breathtaking debut album on F-IRE Presents this year.

Roller Trio are James Mainwairing tenor sax and electronics, Luke Wynter guitar and Luke Reddin-Williams on drums, still in their early ‘20s they met whilst studying at Leeds College of Music. Influenced by a wide range of music from Tim Berne, Chris Potter and Anthony Braxton to Queens of the Stone Age, Soundgarden, Slum Village, J Dilla and Flying Lotus as well as the vibrant Leeds scene they also name check contemporary bands such as Heernt, Trio VD, Animals as Leaders and Siriusmo. But their invigorating mix of rock riffs, angular drums, electronic loops and James powerful tone and use of circular breathing and multiphonics mark them out as a powerful new band in their own right and their use of electronics gives their music a muscular sonic edge and febrile funkiness that makes this music for the heart, head and feet!

Don’t miss this opportunity to see them this December at Komedia, tickets on sale now!

“Dark, menacing, bass heavy – the new sound of UK jazzzzzzz!” Gilles Peterson BBC 6 Music

“With musicianship, dynamics, bravado and focus well beyond their years, The Roller Trio’s debut album has taken this listeners breath away. Catch their powerful live performance for further proof of a band destined for greatness

Mike Chadwick Jazz FM