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"Songs review by Leslie J. Bialik, USA"

Freak Show review:
"This song had me bouncing right away. I like the energy and drive of the composition and performance. It has enough dynamic variety and natural flow of the verses to chorus to keep it interesting. It also has a catchy sing-along refrain. The singer has his own sound and delivery style that is recognizable. The musicianship is more than adequate across the board. This is a good, driving rock song that grabs the attention right away, and you've got a sound of your own which is a listener recognition factor for you. Keep up the great work!"

But It Smells Like You're Still Here review:
"This is a cool punk tune with a sound of its own. The vocalist has a distinctive voice and a unique delivery style, and the music is dynamically arranged and performed, all of which combine to give the band a signature sound. The composition itself rocks hard from first to last notes, even during the few changes. The musicianship is very good across the board, and the production complements and enhances the punk feel of the composition. You've written, performed and produced a punk song with your own signature sound, making it easy for a listener to recognize you."

Nasty Friend review:
"This is a pretty cool song. It's got an almost primitive feel with its driving and non-stop beat. It has dynamic variety to keep the listener interested. And the chord progressions and vocal mix add a more modern and at the same time a seductive tone to the whole composition. In other words, it feels contemporary while still having a driving and punky beat. I also love the undercurrent of rawness in the overall mix, making it almost seem like I was listening to a live recording. This whole combination of things gives you a sound that a listener would identify as yours." - MusicXray


"Songs review by Leslie J. Bialik, USA"

Freak Show review:
"This song had me bouncing right away. I like the energy and drive of the composition and performance. It has enough dynamic variety and natural flow of the verses to chorus to keep it interesting. It also has a catchy sing-along refrain. The singer has his own sound and delivery style that is recognizable. The musicianship is more than adequate across the board. This is a good, driving rock song that grabs the attention right away, and you've got a sound of your own which is a listener recognition factor for you. Keep up the great work!"

But It Smells Like You're Still Here review:
"This is a cool punk tune with a sound of its own. The vocalist has a distinctive voice and a unique delivery style, and the music is dynamically arranged and performed, all of which combine to give the band a signature sound. The composition itself rocks hard from first to last notes, even during the few changes. The musicianship is very good across the board, and the production complements and enhances the punk feel of the composition. You've written, performed and produced a punk song with your own signature sound, making it easy for a listener to recognize you."

Nasty Friend review:
"This is a pretty cool song. It's got an almost primitive feel with its driving and non-stop beat. It has dynamic variety to keep the listener interested. And the chord progressions and vocal mix add a more modern and at the same time a seductive tone to the whole composition. In other words, it feels contemporary while still having a driving and punky beat. I also love the undercurrent of rawness in the overall mix, making it almost seem like I was listening to a live recording. This whole combination of things gives you a sound that a listener would identify as yours." - MusicXray


"Interview at Punct.com.ua"

Roller Genoa – ?????????? ???-?????, ???????? ? 2011 ???? ? ????????. ?????? 2011 ????? ??????? ? ?????????? Best New Unsigned Artist ? Best New Song ? ????????-?????????????? ?????????? ?????????? “We Love Your Songs”. ??? ?????? ????????? ??? ??????? ?? ?????????????? ? ??????????? – ???????? ??????, ??????????, ?? ????? ??????? – ???????? ?????. ??? ????? ????? ??????? ????? ?? Roller Genoa? ?????? ????: ?? ?????-????? ? ????? ? ??? ?? ???? ?????. ? ????? ? ??????? ?????? ? ???????? ?????? ??????? ???????? ????????, ?? ? ??? ?????????? ?????, ? ??????????? ???, ?? ????? ???????. ????????????? ????, ????, ???? ??????? “??”. ? ????? ??? ?? ????????? ?? ?? ??????? – ??????? ???????? ?????? ?? ????. ?? ??? ????? – ???? ????????, ??? ???????? ??? ???????. ??? ???? ??????????????. ?? ??????? ????? ????? ?????? ????: ?? ?????? ??????? ???? ????????? ? ?????? ?????, ????? ??????? ??? ???? ????????? ?????-???. ?? ? ??????? rock-and-roll ????? ????? ????????????, ????????? ?????? ????????? ???????? ???? ?????? ?? sex, drugs, rock-and-roll ? ?????? ????????. ?? ? ??????? ?? ??????-?????? rock-and-roll ???? The Rolling Stones ?? Oasis, ???? ???????? ????, ???? ???????? ???? ?????????, ?????? ? ????????? ???? ????? ?????. ???? ???? ??? ?????????? ????? ?? ???????? ????? ?????? ?? ???, ?? ????????????? ?????? ????: ?????? The Strokes, The Rascals ?? Arctic Monkeys. ?? ? ?? ?????, ???? ????? ???????????? ?????? ???? ???????????? ??????? ? ??????????? ???????. ?? ?? ????’?????? ????????? ??? ????????? ??????? ?????? ????: ????? ???? ?, ????? ?????? ?????? ?? ?????? ??? ?? ????. ? ?? ?????? ?? ?????? ????? ? ????????????? ???? ?? ??????. ?? ????? ????? ??????????? ???????? ???? ????, ??? ?? ??? ???? ?? ?????????, ?? ?? ????????? ???? ??????. ??? ???? ????? ??????????? ?????, ????? ?????? ????: ????? ???????, ?? ?? ?? ???? ?? ????????????? ? ????? ??????, ??????? ???? ?? 20 ??? ??????????????? ?? ?? ??????????. ? ????, ??? ??? ??? ?????????, ? ?? ??????: «?? ????? ???? ????????», «?? ??? ??? ?????????». ????????, ???????? ???????????? ?, ??? ???? ???????? ??? ????. ????? – ?? ?? ????????, ?? ????? ?????-??? ?????????? ?? ??????????? ??????, ?? ??? ?? ?????????? ??????? ????? ??????? ??????????. ??? ?? ?????????? ????? ??????? ?????? ????: ?? ?? ? Roller Genoa, ??? ????, ?????, ????? ????, ? ?? ? ??????. ???? ?? ????????, ????? ?????? ? ??????, ????, ?????? ????????. ? ??? ?? ?? ?????? ????????? ?? ????? ?????? ???? ???????: ?? ? ? ???????????? ???????? ?? ?? The Strokes, ? ?????? – ?? Beady Eye. ???? ???? ? ?? ?? ? ??????? ?????????? ? ???????? ??????????? ? ?????? ?????? ?????? ????: ??? ?????????? «Panda», ???? ???? ???????? ? ????????. ? ?? ?????, ?????????, ??????, «4FILMS». ??? ???? ?????? ?? ???????????, ?? ???? ?????? ????????? ???????????. «???????? ???????» ??? ?????? ???? ????? ?????? ? ?????? ?????. ?? ? ?? ???????? ??????? ??????????? ?????? ????: ??????? ???? ????, ??????? ???? ??, ?? ???????? ??? ?????????????, ??????????? ??? ??????????????. - Punct.com.ua


"Interview at Punct.com.ua"

Roller Genoa – ?????????? ???-?????, ???????? ? 2011 ???? ? ????????. ?????? 2011 ????? ??????? ? ?????????? Best New Unsigned Artist ? Best New Song ? ????????-?????????????? ?????????? ?????????? “We Love Your Songs”. ??? ?????? ????????? ??? ??????? ?? ?????????????? ? ??????????? – ???????? ??????, ??????????, ?? ????? ??????? – ???????? ?????. ??? ????? ????? ??????? ????? ?? Roller Genoa? ?????? ????: ?? ?????-????? ? ????? ? ??? ?? ???? ?????. ? ????? ? ??????? ?????? ? ???????? ?????? ??????? ???????? ????????, ?? ? ??? ?????????? ?????, ? ??????????? ???, ?? ????? ???????. ????????????? ????, ????, ???? ??????? “??”. ? ????? ??? ?? ????????? ?? ?? ??????? – ??????? ???????? ?????? ?? ????. ?? ??? ????? – ???? ????????, ??? ???????? ??? ???????. ??? ???? ??????????????. ?? ??????? ????? ????? ?????? ????: ?? ?????? ??????? ???? ????????? ? ?????? ?????, ????? ??????? ??? ???? ????????? ?????-???. ?? ? ??????? rock-and-roll ????? ????? ????????????, ????????? ?????? ????????? ???????? ???? ?????? ?? sex, drugs, rock-and-roll ? ?????? ????????. ?? ? ??????? ?? ??????-?????? rock-and-roll ???? The Rolling Stones ?? Oasis, ???? ???????? ????, ???? ???????? ???? ?????????, ?????? ? ????????? ???? ????? ?????. ???? ???? ??? ?????????? ????? ?? ???????? ????? ?????? ?? ???, ?? ????????????? ?????? ????: ?????? The Strokes, The Rascals ?? Arctic Monkeys. ?? ? ?? ?????, ???? ????? ???????????? ?????? ???? ???????????? ??????? ? ??????????? ???????. ?? ?? ????’?????? ????????? ??? ????????? ??????? ?????? ????: ????? ???? ?, ????? ?????? ?????? ?? ?????? ??? ?? ????. ? ?? ?????? ?? ?????? ????? ? ????????????? ???? ?? ??????. ?? ????? ????? ??????????? ???????? ???? ????, ??? ?? ??? ???? ?? ?????????, ?? ?? ????????? ???? ??????. ??? ???? ????? ??????????? ?????, ????? ?????? ????: ????? ???????, ?? ?? ?? ???? ?? ????????????? ? ????? ??????, ??????? ???? ?? 20 ??? ??????????????? ?? ?? ??????????. ? ????, ??? ??? ??? ?????????, ? ?? ??????: «?? ????? ???? ????????», «?? ??? ??? ?????????». ????????, ???????? ???????????? ?, ??? ???? ???????? ??? ????. ????? – ?? ?? ????????, ?? ????? ?????-??? ?????????? ?? ??????????? ??????, ?? ??? ?? ?????????? ??????? ????? ??????? ??????????. ??? ?? ?????????? ????? ??????? ?????? ????: ?? ?? ? Roller Genoa, ??? ????, ?????, ????? ????, ? ?? ? ??????. ???? ?? ????????, ????? ?????? ? ??????, ????, ?????? ????????. ? ??? ?? ?? ?????? ????????? ?? ????? ?????? ???? ???????: ?? ? ? ???????????? ???????? ?? ?? The Strokes, ? ?????? – ?? Beady Eye. ???? ???? ? ?? ?? ? ??????? ?????????? ? ???????? ??????????? ? ?????? ?????? ?????? ????: ??? ?????????? «Panda», ???? ???? ???????? ? ????????. ? ?? ?????, ?????????, ??????, «4FILMS». ??? ???? ?????? ?? ???????????, ?? ???? ?????? ????????? ???????????. «???????? ???????» ??? ?????? ???? ????? ?????? ? ?????? ?????. ?? ? ?? ???????? ??????? ??????????? ?????? ????: ??????? ???? ????, ??????? ???? ??, ?? ???????? ??? ?????????????, ??????????? ??? ??????????????. - Punct.com.ua


"Interview at Rock.kiev.ua"



Roller Genoa – ?????????? ???-?????, ???????? ? 2011 ???? ? ????????. ?? ?????? Roller Genoa ???????: ????????/???????? ?????? ????, ?????? ???? ??????? ? ??????? ???? ??????. ????????? ????? ????? ????? ????? ????????? ???? ? ????-?????. ?? ??????? ??????’? ?????????? ?????? ????. ???? ???????, ?? ?????????? ????? ????? ?????? ????????, ?? ?????? ????????. ?????? ???????, ???? ?? ?????? ???????? (?? ???????????) ? ? ????????? ?????. ???????, ???????? ???????? ???? ???????? ????????? ??????. ??? ? ????? ?????, ??? ???? ??? ?? ??????????.

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????? ???? (????????, ?????? – ???? ??? ???? ???? ????????), ?? ????????? ?? ?????? ?????? ????????: ?????? ??????????, ????? ? ?????. ???? – ???, ????????? ??????. ???, ?? ?? ???? ?? ????? ??? ?????? «???-???»? ???????????? ?? ???, ? ????? ??????? ????? ?????? «???????», «????????» ? «???»? ?? ?????? – ?? ?????. ????? ????, ?? ??, ?? ???? ???????? ? ??????? ???????, ?? ????????????? ????? ? ??? ?? ???? ? ??????????? ? ???????? ?????, ??? ?? ????? 50 ????. ? ??? ??? ???????? ????-?? - Rock.kiev.ua


"Interview at Rock.kiev.ua"



Roller Genoa – ?????????? ???-?????, ???????? ? 2011 ???? ? ????????. ?? ?????? Roller Genoa ???????: ????????/???????? ?????? ????, ?????? ???? ??????? ? ??????? ???? ??????. ????????? ????? ????? ????? ????? ????????? ???? ? ????-?????. ?? ??????? ??????’? ?????????? ?????? ????. ???? ???????, ?? ?????????? ????? ????? ?????? ????????, ?? ?????? ????????. ?????? ???????, ???? ?? ?????? ???????? (?? ???????????) ? ? ????????? ?????. ???????, ???????? ???????? ???? ???????? ????????? ??????. ??? ? ????? ?????, ??? ???? ??? ?? ??????????.

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???????? ?????? ?? ? 2011 ? ???????? ??? ?????? «????» - WeLoveYourSongs.com, ?? ??? «?????? ????» ? «????? ?????» ??????? ???? ??????… ? ????? ????? ????? ?????? ??????? ??? AmsterdaMusic (??? ?? ?? ?????? ? ?? ??? ??????????, ? ????? – ???? ??? ??? ??????????). ?? ourstage.com (????? ?????? ???????? ??????, ??? ?????? ????? ?????? ?????) ???? ? ???-40 ?? ?????, ???-10, ? ???-100 ?? ?????? ???-?-???? ?? ????? (?? ???? ?????, ??????). ??? ??? ???? ???? ?????? ???? ? ??????? ???????? ?????????, ??????-????? (????????? ???????????, ? ??? ?????, ????? ???? ?????).

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?? ????, ????? ??? ????? ????, ?? ?? ? ????????? ????? ?????? ??????, ??????? ???? ?????? ??????????-??????????? ? ?????? ????, ??????… «I can’t imagine» - ??? ?????? ????? ???????. ?? ???? ??, ? ????????, ??? ????? ??? ????????, ??? ?? ???????, ? ? ???????-??????-?????????? ???????. ?? ?????????? ?? – ????? ??????. ? ???? ????? ???????? ?????, ?????, ?? ????? ??? ?? ????, ??? ???? ??????? ?????? ???-?????, ??? ? ???? ???? ???-?-???? ????? ?????? ????????, ???, ????????, ? ??????? ? 90-? ? ?? ???? ??????, ?? ????? 2013-?… ? ????? ?????? ? ???????? ????? ??, ? «Waster», ? «Hey, rhythm’n’blues». ??? ??? ?????? ? ??????? ?????? ???????? ?? ????? ???? ? ??????? ??.

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"Interview at Music Xray"

1) You’re about to release an EP, as a follow-up to your first one. Tell us what to expect sound wise and how it’s different from the other one. Also, what are you guys most excited about regarding the EP?

Well, we grew up as musicians and both as personalities - that’s the first thing that you will hear if compare both our works. The sound became more massive, less punky but more based on riffs, because the cirle of the bands that inspire us became much more wider. The thematic of lyrics changed a lot too, it moved closer to some punky-anthemic stile in some songs, but there are pretty much of personal experience behind those simple words. As a matter of fact we were afraid a bit of how would people treat such changes, but both our local fans and few our fans abroad that we have received the EP very warmly.

2) How did you guys find Music Xray and how has your experience been with it thus far?

When we made our first records in 2011, we started to find some ways to gain exposure abroad because there’s nothing to do with the kind of music we play in the Ukraine really. Music Xray was one of the first services that we began to use. We didn’t experience it too much, because we realized that there was nothing big to expect with our early demos; but we submitted our music to a small number of opportunities anyway, and recieved pretty good reviews. That meant a lot for us because from that moment, we understood that we have some future to believe in.

3) How does the band keep in touch with fans? What’s your favorite way of keeping in touch with them?

Personally, I like to talk with our fans just in regular conversations, especially on facebook with some people from all over the world. There isn’t a purpose for doing that, I just like comunicating with different people. For example, I met a guy who is from Genoa, Italy, and he told me that it is a MUST for a band with a name “Roller Genoa” to play in his city. Well, I totally agree with him!

4) We see you’ve been featured in magazines, you’ve been interviewed on TV, you’re gaining traction through local festivals, and your songs have gained notoriety in many music charts. Can you tell us a little more about that? How has that helped your career so far?

Would it be a proper answer if I say that it didn’t help too much? And well, it’s ok, because I realize that it was an extremely difficult task to gain something with just some live demos. We gained attention of some fans abroad - and that is very nice. On that note, it was more important for us to realize that we really should play our music and that it has a future; because here in Ukraine it becomes a very big problem, to be honest. A lot of alternative bands (often more professional than us indeed) just break up because there is no future for such music in this country. So, that’s why we appreciate any online service we can get to, especially Music Xray.

5) Musically, does the band have any notable, or specific influences? We’re talking other artists, art in general, or other forms of inspiration!

To begin with - we started a band because all three of us were big fans of The Arctic Moneys, and The Strokes (I don’t love them today; they broke my heart). In our city, all the new bands played only heavy music at that particular moment. Later, a lot of new bands were added to our list of influences: The White Stripes, Oasis, even Kings of Leon - the brothers influenced a lot, but you won’t hear that influence at all on the new EP for example. As a matter of fact, there is a huge variety of bands with different styles that really influenced us, but you won’t hear their signs.

6) Who does the songwriting in the band? It is a collective or individual effort? Or is there a particular method you all use to collaborate?

I am the author of the lyrics for all the songs and it will never change. Though the majority of the music is mine, I don’t treat them as mine when they are finished; because even if I see a song in my way, the others bring their own exclusive ideas into it - a part of their souls I believe, so the final result should be treated only as a collective effort.

7) What’s your favorite part of being in a band full-time (if it is your full-time career?) Is it playing live shows, recording, traveling, or perhaps something we wouldn’t think of?

No, it’s not full-time and you gotta be REALLY big in Ukraine to be a full-time musician. We just work part-time jobs and play music. The best part of it [being in a band and playing live] is to hear something pleasant from people of different countries every time; that is the most exciting thing ever probably, for me I’m sure. All the people are different, and when you hear some of that stuff from the other part of world, that is pretty inspiring for a small, local band from Ukraine…hell yeah!

8) We’re curious…What’s in the name “Roller Genoa”? Is there a story behind it?

It’s a frequently asked question, and the worst thing - MusicXray


"Interview at Music Xray"

1) You’re about to release an EP, as a follow-up to your first one. Tell us what to expect sound wise and how it’s different from the other one. Also, what are you guys most excited about regarding the EP?

Well, we grew up as musicians and both as personalities - that’s the first thing that you will hear if compare both our works. The sound became more massive, less punky but more based on riffs, because the cirle of the bands that inspire us became much more wider. The thematic of lyrics changed a lot too, it moved closer to some punky-anthemic stile in some songs, but there are pretty much of personal experience behind those simple words. As a matter of fact we were afraid a bit of how would people treat such changes, but both our local fans and few our fans abroad that we have received the EP very warmly.

2) How did you guys find Music Xray and how has your experience been with it thus far?

When we made our first records in 2011, we started to find some ways to gain exposure abroad because there’s nothing to do with the kind of music we play in the Ukraine really. Music Xray was one of the first services that we began to use. We didn’t experience it too much, because we realized that there was nothing big to expect with our early demos; but we submitted our music to a small number of opportunities anyway, and recieved pretty good reviews. That meant a lot for us because from that moment, we understood that we have some future to believe in.

3) How does the band keep in touch with fans? What’s your favorite way of keeping in touch with them?

Personally, I like to talk with our fans just in regular conversations, especially on facebook with some people from all over the world. There isn’t a purpose for doing that, I just like comunicating with different people. For example, I met a guy who is from Genoa, Italy, and he told me that it is a MUST for a band with a name “Roller Genoa” to play in his city. Well, I totally agree with him!

4) We see you’ve been featured in magazines, you’ve been interviewed on TV, you’re gaining traction through local festivals, and your songs have gained notoriety in many music charts. Can you tell us a little more about that? How has that helped your career so far?

Would it be a proper answer if I say that it didn’t help too much? And well, it’s ok, because I realize that it was an extremely difficult task to gain something with just some live demos. We gained attention of some fans abroad - and that is very nice. On that note, it was more important for us to realize that we really should play our music and that it has a future; because here in Ukraine it becomes a very big problem, to be honest. A lot of alternative bands (often more professional than us indeed) just break up because there is no future for such music in this country. So, that’s why we appreciate any online service we can get to, especially Music Xray.

5) Musically, does the band have any notable, or specific influences? We’re talking other artists, art in general, or other forms of inspiration!

To begin with - we started a band because all three of us were big fans of The Arctic Moneys, and The Strokes (I don’t love them today; they broke my heart). In our city, all the new bands played only heavy music at that particular moment. Later, a lot of new bands were added to our list of influences: The White Stripes, Oasis, even Kings of Leon - the brothers influenced a lot, but you won’t hear that influence at all on the new EP for example. As a matter of fact, there is a huge variety of bands with different styles that really influenced us, but you won’t hear their signs.

6) Who does the songwriting in the band? It is a collective or individual effort? Or is there a particular method you all use to collaborate?

I am the author of the lyrics for all the songs and it will never change. Though the majority of the music is mine, I don’t treat them as mine when they are finished; because even if I see a song in my way, the others bring their own exclusive ideas into it - a part of their souls I believe, so the final result should be treated only as a collective effort.

7) What’s your favorite part of being in a band full-time (if it is your full-time career?) Is it playing live shows, recording, traveling, or perhaps something we wouldn’t think of?

No, it’s not full-time and you gotta be REALLY big in Ukraine to be a full-time musician. We just work part-time jobs and play music. The best part of it [being in a band and playing live] is to hear something pleasant from people of different countries every time; that is the most exciting thing ever probably, for me I’m sure. All the people are different, and when you hear some of that stuff from the other part of world, that is pretty inspiring for a small, local band from Ukraine…hell yeah!

8) We’re curious…What’s in the name “Roller Genoa”? Is there a story behind it?

It’s a frequently asked question, and the worst thing - MusicXray


Discography

2011 - Demo EP
2013 - Do It Here, Do It Now EP

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Bio

Roller Genoa is a Ukrainian garage-rock/garage-punk band formed in 2011 in Cherkasy. The band consists of Bohdan Kurch (guitar/vocals), Ilya Begeima (bass) and Dima Petrash (drums).
Inspired by a variety of both classic and modern revival bands Roller Genoa released their 5 tracks Demo EP in 2011, which very soon made them pretty popular on the local music scene. Recognized for playing impudent and unashamed garage rock the band released their debut studio work, Do It Here, Do It Now EP in 2013.