New Rock City has their own way of playing Rock n Roll and it's not easy to label their sound. That's exactly what they pretend you to think, don't label it, just listen to it. They evolve towards new different directions in every song. They have an enviable eclecticism in their songwriting and they know how to mix it well. The band put together touches of new wave, punk rock and arena rock to then go back to the rawness of rock n roll melted with moments of smoothness and dream-like pop melodies in the middle of chaotic and psychedelic breakdowns, plus that extra of bizarre textures and character coming from guitarist Kick's signature morse picking and crispy riffs, Tim Kuhl's deep and solid drum beats and Jem Warren's original bass lines mixed with the euphoria of the multi - faceted Rossano's voice which reminds you a young Grace Slick singing 'White Rabbit' at Woodstock. Think Pretenders meets Joan Jett in the mid 80's at Madison Square Garden or Billy Idol meets Patti Smith at CBGB's.
The charismatic 4 piece band formed in NY, cut their teeth in the East Village underground scene and just published their second release in form of a rare and versatile EP series, a rock n roll saga which started in 2018 with a first 3-song EP called 'Emergency Platform 1' produced by Matt Chiaravalle. This work has taken a different feel from our previous album. It has been clearly inspired by various movie characters from retro sci-fi movies and sagas. The imagery and vibe of Flash Gordon, Logan's Run and sagas like Star Trek for example, have influenced the concept behind the visuals and artwork that New Rock City created and designed to promote the EP1 which opens this music saga. The apocalyptic landscapes of Kubrick's '2001: Space Odyssey' and Hitchcock's cinematography also helped to conceptualize this work. Artists and poets like Patti Smith, Joan Jett, Brian May and bands like Queen, Black Sabbath, Beatles ('White Album' era) among many others were on the band's everyday playlist rotation. The 2nd and 3rd parts will be out between 2019 - 20.
New Rock City keeps the ball rolling with their highly energetic music, apotheosic guitar climaxes mixed with the edgy and versatile vocals giving off the whole rock n' roll vibe gritty and valiant attitude. They execute it precisely. These lionhearted spirits know how to carry the songs from the beginning to end. It’s so infectious and contagious where you’re immediately pumped up and slowly just become “drugged out" throughout the whole track giving you the anticipation for the next one. Not only they gain a profound amount of respect for their ability to stick to their style while giving you small moments of bubblegum pop, kick-ass inspirational vigor, and risky atmospheric haze.
'New Rock City released their latest single 'Right Now' on February 26th, 2018 to treat rock aficionados to one of the sultriest rock anthems since Joan Jett was on the scene. I’ve always particularly drawn to a powerful lead female vocal behind a rhythmically eclectic sound, but there’s something extra that New Rock City brings to the rock scene. 'Right Now' is unobtrusive, it’s seamlessly aligned through the palpable sentimentality of the lyrics along with Rossano’s vocals, yet it has all the edge you’d expect from a Rock track. Rossano is the epitome of the natural performer, her energy is timelessly infectious through her raucous attitude and charismatic euphoria which surrounds her. Kick’s guitars are a mix of soaring hooks and crisp melodies which ensure New Rock City its instrumental perfection. The NY 4-piece band have already created quite the buzz around their music and there’s still more to come with the much-anticipated second album due to drop later this year.'
- Amelia Vandergast , A&R Factory UK
'New Rock City is an original and amazing band. Their sounds rock your eardrums like nobody's business! We've had many bands come through our sound studio at Soundtrack New York throughout the 35 years that we have been in business and NRC is truly special. Live and recorded their energy and talent is truly fabulous.'
- Maegan Hayward, Soundtrack New York, C.O.O.
'Their timeless music is euphoric, their catchy lyrics will play on repeat in your head and the electric, crispy and raw guitars combined with the sensual and powerful vocals will grab you at your emotions and the infectious beat will make you sway your hips back and forth'
- Patrick Keenan, Rat Productions
'New Rock City has a Kick Ass Rock n Roll Set...
The crowd loves them!'
- Waste Mag NY
'Kick ass band'
- Genya Ravan, Sirius XM
'Gritty and valiant attitude'
- BuzzMusic L.A.
- A&R Factory UK