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Room 101

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF

Chicago, Illinois, United States | SELF
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"Room 101- The Gadfly"

Room101 is a Chicago based ElectroPunk band, focusing on high energy anthems of dissatisfaction in new EP "The Gadfly".


"The Gadfly" voices a feeling of unrest, with powerful guitars, live sounding drums and some passionately voiced lyrics which frankly provide a nice contrast to the current trend in mainstream punk bands of the last 5 years.


This is a band with a point to make, and they make it well, with dynamic songs, fairly strong production values and a very energetic and "live" sound, which compliments what they are doing perfectly.


Most importantly, the songs are good with catchy choruses that will have you fist pumping and shouting along to by the time the first track finishes.


My biggest criticism would be that there is very little to the electronic side of the band evident on this EP, other than short bursts of synth activity, or the occasional pad or subdued arpeggiator, and I personally would like to see them try to bring the electronics to the forefront a little more than they currently do.

In terms of similar artists, I would point to bands like Pennywise, Pitchshifter and One Minute Silence at times.


I have been very impressed with this release, and would recommend anyone that enjoys a bit of Punk, to give it a go, especially since it is currently free to download.


8/10 - Recommended Tracks "We Want Blood" and "CCTV"

Reviewer: Steve Fearon - Grave Concerns


"Room 101"

Room 101 ist ein Quartett aus Chicago, das sich nicht nur nach einem Zimmer aus George Orwells Klassiker "1984" benannt hat, sondern sich auch textlich mit Konsumkritik, Überwachung und der Entmenschlichung der Arbeiterklasse befaßt. Musikalisch untermalt werden die Botschaften mit Electropunk und Industrial. Beim Hören wurde ich teilweise an The Cassandra Complex oder Carter USM erinnert, was das Zusammenspiel von Gitarren und Synthesizer betrifft.

Am 13. Juli ist ihre EP "The Gadfly" (Der Störenfried) mit 7 Songs unter CC-by-nc-sa erschienen. Die EP ist als kostenloser Download bei Bandcamp erhältlich. - Musik Klarmachen Zum Aendern


"The Pitch"

"Hey you
You fit my hard luck profile
And you got a soul worth stealin’." - Room 101


"Edge of Nothing"

"That toothless grin is back again and this time I'm letting go..." - Room 101


"Fertile Void"

"Breathe, take it in. This life of impermanence." - Room 101


Discography

The Gadfly: Remixed
-Remix EP featuring Chicago artists
The Gadfly (EP)
-EP featured on www.darkerradio.com
The Pitch (Single)
-Recorded at Electrical Audio by Steve Albini

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Electro-punk industrial rock outfit Room 101 deliberately turn their backs on the corporate machine, the band has focused on giving voice to marginalized dissent, tearing apart issues such as consumerism, domestic surveillance, and the dehumanization of the working class.