TAYLOR LOCKE AND THE ROUGHS Grain and Grape (Self-released)
Press release information about Taylor Locke and the Roughs –
Front-man Taylor Locke is the lead guitarist in the powerpop band Rooney, bassist Charlotte Froom (daughter of celebrated producer Mitchell Froom) was formerly in the band The Like, drummer Mike McCormack is in the popular Los Angeles indie band Everyone Else and guitarist/keyboardist Chris Price has a band called Price who has recorded their debut album for Geffen Records which has not yet been released.
Perhaps then that it’s no surprise that this debut album – Grain and Grape – is decidedly “old school” in that it evokes 70s classic sensibilities filtered through a 90s alt-rock agenda. So you might discern the influences of the Raspberries, Big Star, Cheap Trick, Tom Petty, Jellyfish and Wanderlust in fine tracks like Hourglass, Reach for the Sky, What Have I Done and Joy.
An accomplished debut.