Sheffield outfit The Rosadocs have spent the last two years building a local following that appears to expand with every release. Such work has not gone unnoticed, evident in their busy schedule of festival bookings & headline gigs further afield. We speak to them ahead of Tramlines Festival on July 19th in association with Scott’s & This Feeling.
Now that we’re at the very height of the festival season, how’s your Summer been so far?
It’s been great, our sold-out headline at the O2 Academy in Sheffield only seems like 2 minutes ago but it’s two months ago now and we feel that really set us up for a brilliant summer. We’ve been keeping busy, writing new tunes and playing shows, but this is our first major festival of the summer so it’s great to start in our home city and play such a massive festival.
If you could ask for absolutely anything in your festival rider, what would it be?
Would one of every Rickenbacker ever made be too much to ask for? Haha. In all seriousness, we’re a pretty easily appeased set of lads, a couple of crates of beer and a McDonalds or Nando’s each and we’d be happy. Maybe even a Wetherspoons? – push the boat out a bit?
What are you currently up to? Anything exciting in the pipeline that you can discuss?
The question should be what aren’t we up to? Haha. Obviously, we have Tramlines and YNOT but that’s just the start, we’re heading back into the studio next month and have a new tune scheduled for release in September. Got a few little festivals throughout August and have a nice acoustic set at 110 Above festival in Leicester to play, as well as playing a show with Alan McGee at the end of August. We have a couple of support shows lined up as well as another headline – should keep an eye on our socials over the weekend to hear about that!
Any upcoming shows that we need to be attending?
The obvious being Tramlines and YNOT but definitely our acoustic set at 110 Above Festival, it’s something a little different to what you usually get with us, you’ll see a different side to our music, it should be good. We have a festival in Leicester too at the end of August called AshFest, playing alongside Oddity Road and Jack Fletcher Band, to name a few, it’s an amazing lineup, should definitely check that out!
What film or tv series would your latest release be the soundtrack to?
Probably something like inbetweeners, there’s definitely this recurring theme of youth throughout the song – Oak Tree.
As every artist has an image to go with the music that they make, what would you say are the stylistic links between your music and how you look?
We’d say there’s definitely something different about all of us, we all dress similar but we all have our differences too, it’s like our music, we all have similar underlying influences but at the same time we’ve all got different taste in music, that’s what makes our sound unique to other bands out there at the minute and we’d definitely say that about our image too.
Are there any fellow artists that you’re looking forward to playing alongside at Tramlines?
Obviously, it’s amazing to be on a lineup alongside artists such as Courteeners, Rev, Two Door Cinema, Johnny Marr etc but it’s great to be on a lineup with fellow Sheffield bands as well, especially ones that are doing really well at the minute, Oddity Road, The Reytons and The Wired.
The Rosadocs fly the flag for Sheffield on the Tramlines’ Library Stage on Friday 19th July at 15.45pm.
EXPLORE… THE ROSADOCS
Keelan Graney – Vocals/Guitar
Joe Egan – Guitar
Adam Sleight – Bass
Callum Raynor – Drums