From London we have Roe Sham Bo with an album that seems to draw nearly all of
it's influence from US rock. The closest I can come to in comparison is like a
rocky Red Hot Chili Peppers. Now I may not know much about bands that sell more
than more than a thousand copies of an album but I do recall that the Peppers
can really play their instruments and Roe Sham Bo share the same trait. They
are a tight band with powerful and skillful guitar and a talent for melodic
rock. Sometimes it just gets too melodic and anthemic for me but mostly it works.
Don't get hung up about the Peppers thing, I could just as well have said Blue
Oyster Cult or even the Eagles and what they do is different but just shares
a few characteristics.
I like the rumbustious approach of the opening track Rupert Lee.
Penny Real has some wonderful vocal touches and just when you get tired of
too much harmony you get a bit of metal guitar. They can work in some Americana moments
as well such as during Crash My World. Overall it isn't really my thing, too
rock, too American - but it is enjoyable and admirable and well executed.