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Indie Rock's New Vanguard: The Rooks Set To Ignite Van Winkle with Debut Single 'Lay Me Down' - May 3rd 2024

Glasgow's The Rooks stand out with their debut single: 'Lay Me Down' promises to inject a dose of raw emotion and unfiltered truth into the indie rock scene

The atmosphere crackles with anticipation as Glasgow's own The Rooks gear up to debut their inaugural single, 'Lay Me Down', at tonight's eagerly awaited launch party.

Hosted at the iconic Van Winkle in Barrowland, the event promises an unforgettable night of music and celebration. Demand for tickets skyrocketed, selling out within a day of release. Due to overwhelming interest, additional tickets were swiftly added, only to disappear in 90 seconds. As the band prepares to take the stage, excitement mounts among fans, eager to witness The Rooks' electrifying performance and the unveiling of their much-anticipated single. This sold-out show marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter for The Rooks, poised to captivate audiences with their raw talent and authentic sound...

Lead vocalist Ross Gardiner elaborates, "Our music is a reflection of our lived experiences and the raw emotions that come with them. 'Lay Me Down' explores the complexities of relationships with a vulnerability that is both cathartic and empowering."

With its blend of guitar-driven melodies, pulsating rhythms, and soul-stirring vocals, 'Lay Me Down' captures the essence of classic British rock while infusing it with a contemporary edge. Drawing inspiration from iconic acts like Stereophonics and The Strokes, The Rooks have crafted a sound that is both timeless and fresh, appealing to fans of all ages and musical tastes.

As they gear up for the release of 'Lay Me Down,' The Rooks are eager to share their music with the world. Bassist Kieran Luddy reflects, "We've poured our hearts and souls into this music, and we can't wait for listeners to experience it for themselves. 'Lay Me Down' is just the beginning of what we have in store."

With their debut single poised to make waves, The Rooks are ready to take the music world by storm. Keep an eye out for 'Lay Me Down' on May 5th, 2024—it's sure to be a game-changer for this talented group of musicians.

“The Rooks left the stage drenched in the sweat of a great night under the lights” - Discovery Music Scotland [Live Review]

Photo Credit: Ellen Quinn


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