18 May ROA Release Debut Overseas Album and Head to USA and UK
Exciting times ahead for shamisen rockers ROA as they release their debut overseas album next week followed by shows in the U.S.A. and U.K. Pre-order it now or get it from JPU Records directly at MCM London Comic Con between 25-7 May 2018.
The independent outfit, who record, produce, design and film all their own material, will release their first CD overseas via JPU Records on Friday 25 May 2018. To celebrate, the band will head to America in June, followed by London in July for HYPER JAPAN and a headline show at The Underworld, Camden.
ROA’s unique sound juxtaposes western punk-rock spirit with traditional eastern melody, a concept they’ve dubbed “和洋折衷/ Wayo Settyu” –literally meaning “the blending of Japanese and western styles”. Formed by the drummer of Japan’s legendary chart-topping ska-punk outfit SNAIL RAMP, ROA manage to propel their country’s three-stringed traditional instrument, the Tsugaru-shamisen, into the 21st century by implementing its iconic sound in new and exciting ways.