Rotosound players Rainbreakers release their striking new single ‘Ashes’, taken from the band’s forthcoming new album to be released this year. The Midlands-based, four-piece band, brimming with creativity, talent, not to mention’s Charlie’s award-nominated guitar mastery — have been consistently pleasing ears and firing up fans’ hearts and minds during their remarkable rise over recent years.
We always suspected that George Harrison’s guitar strings of choice were made by Rotosound during his Beatles period – the company being the main supplier in Britain at the time and McCartney choosing to string his Hofner violin bass up with Rotosound Tru Bass strings. However, with the emergence of George’s “Blondie” Hofner at a Sotherby’s auction, and with the contents of the case included, the evidence was clear the Harrison was indeed a Rotosound player.
The Living: 1982 features unreleased material from a 17-year old Duff McKagan on guitar. This raw punk blast is an exciting insight into the life-long Rotosound player’s career and we are privileged to get a sneak peak before its April release.
Last summer we sat down with two of the most prominent session bassists in the UK, Steve Walters and Evander Swaby. The conversation went deep into everything from tone tips to getting lessons from Jaco Pastorius.
With travel restrictions in place across the globe and events on hold, we took to Zoom to meet up with some of our favourite Rotosound players who tell rock n’ roll tales and unveil plans for future releases from lockdown sessions.
Yesterday we embarked on our first artist session since the Coronavirus pandemic first made its cruel mark on the UK. With equipment sanitised and distances kept safe, we managed to film a tremendous amount of footage which we will be releasing over the next few months.
Exciting, fresh new band, Blaenavon, is making big waves in the UK with the help of the Rotosound strings. Working their way from a group of schoolmates to having worked with topArtic Monkeys and Bombay Bicycle Club producer, Jim Abbiss, the band have their sights set for big things.
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