Stockport indie rock/alt The Rolling People have unleashed their new single “I’ll Be There“, alongside an accompanying video.
The band mark their signing to LAB Records with this unapologetic, turned-up-to-eleven, surging track. Studied musicianship meets the euphoric abandon of live performance as the 18-year-olds capitalise on their barely-controlled popularity as a sought-after live band by releasing the first single from their upcoming, debut EP.
The band started as an entirely independent outfit, their self-release of fan-favourite, Better Man, hit No. 1 on the iTunes Rock Chart and No. 14 on the iTunes Official Chart, affecting a catapult start to their lives as recording artists. I’ll Be There now captures a sense of advanced confidence and recording nous having felt that first wave of warmth from a rapidly expanding family of fans.
Speaking about it, frontman Charlie McNichol says:
“I’ll Be There is a song that we wrote out of a desire for a modern rock anthem in a time where there are few in sight. We wanted to harness punk rock but with more light hearted lyrics reminiscent of a love song.
“Most of the tune revolves around the feeling of having someone’s back in all circumstances whether that be a friend or a lover, but also the anger and entrapment of selling out to live a life you truly don’t want to live.”
Get the track here and watch the video below.
The Rolling People Upcoming Live Shows
Fri 16 Feb – Birmingham, Institute 2 w/Luka State
Sun 3 Mar – Bristol, Strange Brew w/Luka State
Thu 4 Apr – Nottingham, The Bodega
Fri 5 Apr – London, Water Rats
Sat 6 Apr – Glasgow, King Tuts
Sat 4 May – Liverpool, Sound City
Photography by Sharyn Bellemakers