Milk Wood
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Milk Wood

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Dec
23
Milk Wood @ 12 Bar

London, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

London, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

Dec
05
Milk Wood @ The Relentles Garage

London, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

London, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

Nov
15
Milk Wood @ Paradise

London, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

London, Not Applicable, United Kingdom

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In recent months the lead singer of Red Room, a band formerly of the name, Marbles, traveled to New York. Here, he ended up recording an EP of demos with a different lineup of musicians to his band back in London. With the input of drummer, Chris Michaels, Cloud Room guitarist, John Petrow and renowned producer, Robert Khozouri, who worked with punk bands in the 1970s at CBGB; Otis Black has reinvented Marbles' ever changing sound as the almost finalized, better suited form of Red Room.

Each track on Scratch is a raw, un-manufactured piece that captures Red Room's naturally dark, blues rock tones that have been influenced by the melancholic musicians of the early years such as the Doors and the Velvet Underground. Combined with Otis Black's lyrics, which show so much thought and experience for a young songwriter, the recordings provide an engaging listen and unlike all of Red Room's previous recordings as Marbles, do great justice to Frankl as a musician and performer.

While some may dwell on the past, pioneering the rough, frantic sound of 60s and 70s garage rock, Red Rooms music can certainly be applied to this, but songs like 'Calmness In The Chaos' and 'Make Up' bring the music up to date, catering for all eras and maintaining the unspoiled live sound that so many musicians try to pull off.
- The Four Oh Five


Discography

EP: Scratch
Tracklisting:
Calmness in the Chaos
Punch the Clock
Make Up
Where I lie

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Bio

Red Room formed in June 2009. The lovechild of sleep deprivation and substance abuse, they began rehearsing during this hectic summer. Lead singer, Otis Black had been in New York since April. Here he met Mack Black, the legendary journeyman, hailing from Memphis. In Mack is the soul of the band, in his sweeping, unflinchingly rhythmic words. Speaking only in rhyme, Mack introduced Otis to "the Hofner guitar, the spoken word and the late Allen Ginsberg." Guitarist, Jerome Shapiro, first caught Otis' eye in the mosquito bar, drinking til the early hours. "He flat refuses to order any of his drinks himself, insisting that talking to bartenders disagrees with him, on a moral level." - Ed Gein, maitre'd at Canal Bar Charlie Rutter and Robert Hervais-Andelman, bassist and drummer respectively have not been on speaking terms for a number of years. They communicate purely through eye contact, no-one can remember what argument caused the schism, but both are too stubborn to end it. Partly through this mutual disdain they have developed the darker side of the band's sound into a snarling industrial power house in songs such as "Ode to the goldmine," "Revolver," and more recently Third Lane and Conclude. Guy Bartlett the keyboardist of the group has been missing for several weeks, if you have any information regarding his whereabouts please call: 07703308372. If rumors are to be believed he is working on the restoration of Oscar Wilde's summer house.