New Rock City have their own way of playing Rock n Roll and it's not easy to label their sound.
The NYC band evolves towards new different directions in every song.
They have an enviable eclecticism in their songwriting and they know how to mix it well.
They put together touches of new wave, punk rock,pop 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 an extra of 80's textures mixed with crispy and fierce riffs coming from guitarist Kick, the euphoria of the multi-faceted Rossano's voice, plus Tim Kuhl and Steve Conroy's solid rhythm section. Think Pretenders meet Joan Jett in the mid 80's/Billy Idol meets Patti Smith at CBGB's. The band was formed by Rossano and Kick in NYC in 2012. Tim Kuhl and Steve Conroy would join later.
New Rock City keeps the ball rolling with their highly energetic music,
melodic guitar arrangements that build up to an exalted climax involving the entire tracks, and 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 songwriting
skills and ability to stick to their style while giving you small
moments of emotional pop, kick-ass inspirational vigor, and risky
Photos by Tommy Krause
‘Recalling the chaos of punk-era CBGBs, and with grand gestures toward new wave, punk, pop, and good old-fashioned rock, NYC’s New Rock City returns with a new single, ‘DA RATMAN!’. This is the third single from their forthcoming album, ‘RADIO 85’, due by the end of 2022. The charismatic rock duo formed in NYC in 2012, cutting their teeth in the East Village underground scene. Kick, the guitarist, displays a fierce love for crispy, powerful riffs; lead singer Rossano channels Joan Jett and Billy Idol.
- Alice Teeple, Post Punk Magazine L.A.
'Flaming with a heat-filled missile that will stir up your mood and get you reaching for that leather jacket to soak onto your body, New Rock City spark up the streets with an incredible inventiveness that is beyond exciting in a mostly original-lacking current world.'
- Llewelyn Screen, A&R Factory Music UK
'A vibrant and gifted duo out of NYC, New Rock City brings remarkable zest into the spotlight with their phenomenal gift for creating music. With steep waves of excellence from Kick's guitar playing, to Rossano's exuberant and lively vocals, audiences get a marvelous blend of top-notch talent in the form of high-tempo,
spirited intensity. Rock and Roll at Its finest'
- Buzz Music Magazine, L.A.
'Charismatic duo with a tremendous star'
- Radio Wigwam UK
'They keep their fanbase guessing what revivalist tones they will deliver next. Based on their latest single 'Da Ratman!', it's safe to say that they know just how to pull different stylistic elements together to energetically complement each other. It’s as hooky as any Misfits track, jangly as Johnny Marr’s licks.'
- 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 Studios NY, 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 NY
'Kick ass band'
- Genya Ravan, Underground Garage (Sirius XM)
'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. 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 has a Kick Ass Rock n Roll Set.
The crowd loves them!'
- Waste Magazine NY