Tennessee based rockers Roses Unread are climbing the music ranks with growing musical talent, thought provoking lyrics and catchy melodies. The fact that the band is led by one fierce female vocalist caught our attention even more. Recently releasing Roses Unread, their third full-length album, we had to find out what these guys are all about. Vocalist Allison Teague tells us all about the beginning and formation of Roses Unread, their musical inspirations, and the story behind the new album.
guys, tell us how Roses Unread came to life?
vision of just one person. For a band,
most of those dreams never become a reality, and those that do form into a
group that plays shows and puts out records most often end up with a big
reality check when they realize exactly how much work goes into having a little
bit of fun.
in different bands and ended up starting a new project together after their old
ties were severed. Vocalist Allison Teague
from Tennessee and guitarist John Purifoy from Arkansas first encountered one
another in Tupelo, Mississippi and hit it off instantly. Fast forward to 2007, they both had a
collective vision: a band that’s not metal or rock, one that doesn’t truly fit
into any of the countless subgenres that bands seem to get lumped into these
days. Their vision was simple: to play
heavy, bouncy music that makes people want to sing along and inspires them to
fight the good fight.
life came together to write some good music and play shows. A few years down the road, they are still at
it. The team consists of: Blake Becton and John Purifoy on guitar, Mitch Harris
on bass, Justin “Caveman” Hester on drums, and vocalist Allison
shows, global airplay, and a worldwide following of dedicated fans behind them,
Roses Unread is something a little bit different that demands a second glance
and a listen. Their plan is simple: to do what they love and urge others to do
sound throughout the years?
and Breaking Benjamin. Those bands have really inspired us a lot!
makes this album different from your previous releases?
grown over the years, and this album shows the true Roses Unread. We have
worked harder than we ever have and believe this album shows that. We have
dedicated members willing to give their all and everything just makes sense
now. That is why we self-titled the album, because this is Roses Unread.
What’s the story behind it?
actually wrote together. The other songs, the guys would just bring a song to
each other and work on it, but this one was a true collaboration. We think
people can really relate to the lyrics because they can go with any situation
anyone could be feeling. To us the chorus is catchy and makes you wanna sing
along. That is why we picked it as the single because its appeals to the
audience as a whole.
TN. We will also be venturing out in to the Mississippi and Missouri area as
well. There will be many more out of state shows so get ready we may be coming
share with your fans?
We wouldn’t be where we are without you. It may be cliché to say that, but to
us it’s the truth and there is no better way to say it. You guys drive us and
have made Roses Unread what it is today. Thank you again, and get ready because
we are just getting started!
Check out the music video for their first single, “Blind Lead the Blind” and download your copy of Roses Unread on iTunes.
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