A raw and energetic live act, The Rooks sold out Glasgow’s King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut in just their second headline gig. They possess an urge for performance, it’s a live sound built to release crowds into aggravated euphoria.
The Rooks found each other through an obsession with vintage rock and roll and beat literature at a formative age. The band have crafted their sound as they have discovered it themselves. Influences range from The Doors and The Rolling Stones and stretch to The Strokes and Stereophonics. The tight, pulsing rhythm that digs out audiences is backed by subtle intricacies and depth of songwriting. A melodic maturity. An ear for a hook. Assertive riff writing. The band delivers consistently, and precisely to increasingly raucous crowds. Having played across many of Glasgow’s independent venues, The Rooks are setting themselves apart from the current Glasgow scene - with the ambition and drive to go further. Work on three singles has commenced with ex-Atlantic Records producer Duncan Cameron as the band plan releases around the second half of the year. The campaigns that follow will be the first steps in The Rooks’ plan to distribute their sound across the nation and front Scottish rock for a new generation. The young band have been praised by stars such as Lewis Capaldi and Blossoms’ frontman Tom Odgen. The Rooks aim to capitalise on burgeoning success, with bigger audiences and electric live performances. This began by supporting Luke La Volpe in SWG3 Galvanizers and then Shambolics in Glasgow Garage