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Taylor Locke & the Roughs
Formed at the dawn of time in song and rhyme
Sent from above and meant to love
Churning licks and turning tricks
Packing houses and jacking spouses
On a quest for thrills and dressed to kill
Breaking bottles and chasing models
Fill your cup, drink it up
Take a puff, hear The Roughs
A fucking jet plane taking the fuck off……….
Taylor Locke & the Roughs is formed by four friends from LA. These four friends started playing together years ago as a side projects to their various bands etc. Taylor told in an interview that side projects are a very healthy outlet. They casually started writing songs and playing together without having an actual destination for the songs in mind. That combined with not having any pressure from managers, labels, lawyers etc insures that they have a lot of fun and it makes them feel good. The band consists of Taylor Locke from Rooney, Chris Price from Price, Charlotte Froom who was previously in The Like and last but not least Mikey McCormack from Everybody Else.
After having played together a couple of years, Taylor felt like the last batch of lyrics told a story, albeit a story that felt very personal to Taylor, and he felt like he had a handle on how to sing the songs. From there he asked Chris to help co-produce their first album – now known as “Grain and Grape”.
The band has a lot of influences like Beatles, Badfinger, a little Elvis Costello and Zeppelin. Taylor says that fans of “60’s British invasion” and 70’s pop rock will get a lot of pleasure connecting the dots on “Grain and Grape”
The band aren’t trying to please anyone but themselves, but if “Grain an Grape” is well received we might get another album from Taylor Locke & the Roughs within 2010.