The Roques, five-piece Indie band from Dundee, release new single, Fear Me on 1st February. Brandyn (vocals), Jamie (lead guitar), Theo (rhythm guitar), Cammy (bass) and Blair (drums) spoke with The Fountain about their new indie track, which is out for release on 1st February 2019.
TF: A new single, how exciting, what can we expect from that?
Brandyn: From our next single Fear Me, you should expect an in your face tune with a serious amount of attitude. The track has a much more melodic and memorable chorus than our previous single and it flows with absolute passion. It will be huge.
TF: And what should we fear?
Theo: We’re not particularly scary people, so probably not us. You should definitely fear brexit though. We debated the lyric fear me for ages. It was originally ‘feel’ but we thought ‘fear’ had more attitude so we went with that. It goes well with the vibe of the song.
TF: And are you promoting this with a tour, can we expect you performing anytime soon?
Blair: At the moment, we have an Edinburgh gig lined up on the date of release for Fear Me, which coincides as part of Independent Venue Week, at Sneaky Pete’s and a hometown gig in March alongside the likes of Parliamo and Pleasure Heads which should be class. We’re keen to get a few Glasgow dates booked in as well as the scene over there is full of bands that we’re enjoying listening to a lot such as Lucia and Alligator so we’re eager to build a bigger name for ourselves over there and elsewhere around the country over the course of the year.
TF: And how did you all meet, you formed in Dundee?
Jamie: Originally, we all went to the same school together so we’ve all known each other for a long time but in terms of the band, I personally remember Theo and Cammy making a few demos together years ago now and I remember playing a lead guitar line over one of their tracks which they genuinely couldn’t get enough of, so it all stemmed from there really. I’d been playing with Brandyn since I was around sixteen and I’d seen Blair loads of times on drums through music at school, so it was just natural to have us all come together and start to come up with our own material as a band.
TF: What has been your favourite gig to date, do you have one?
Cammy: Our debut gig at Conroy’s last year is definitely a highlight. Also, our debut single launch gig for What Do You See? back in June and our gig at Broadcast in October with This Feeling were stand-outs. We’re looking forward to making more favourites this year on a bigger scale.