man and woman emote over pure pop plus smashed samples. electro, rock, r&b, disco, ballads, traffic, bombs, tube trains and holy chants. ‘ROC are genuinely like nothing at all. And everything all at once.’ (NME) check


ROC are set to release their 3rd album this autumn. Through previous releases they have gained a reputation for unpredictability. They recognise no generic limits, citing artists like The Beatles, Velvet Underground, Prince, Clash, New Order, Pink Floyd and Public Enemy who mixed up apparently conflicting styles. The late John Peel said "they are an unpredictable bunch aren’t they? I’m all in favour of that". Q awards – Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien, accepting Best Album, said “I’d have added ROC to the list.”


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2 albums on Virgin and Setanta/Bar None respectively
3 singles on Virgin
12 singles/EPs on own labels Little Star and rocmusic

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Set List

Hey Nicky
Girl With A Crooked Eye
Ocean & England
I Want You I Need You I Miss You
Just One Thing
Jouney To The Centre of Brixton
Hey You Chick