Monday, May 28, 2007

Band of the Week: The Rrrs

The Rrrs:


The Rrrs (pronounced with a tongue roll, 'rrrrrrrrrrs') were formed in November 2004 and are made up of a Singaporean sex-pot singer Sharliza R aka Maxima Moog (vocals, rhythm guitar) and her three male bitches. They are Les Woods on bass, Rowan Gifted on lead guitar and the third, Felix Faltin (drums) has just escaped to Austria. The band can be found usually at Warwick Uni or at a pub.

Their music can be described as "madcap guitar pop" with "orgasmic scream-a-longs". Sharliza says they play "fun and happy music". To celebrate this the Rrrs will be launching their new EP "Look Good, Feel Great" at Coventry's Colosseum Nightclub on Saturday June 23rd, 2007.

The Rrrs in action

1.How did the Rrrs form?

We formed over a shared love for tongue rolling and tigers.

2. Which artists have influenced your lives?

Sharliza: Radiohead, Suede, Duran Duran, Frank Zappa

Les: Joy Division, Jack Kerouac

Rowan: Mr Oizo, Broken Social Scene, Bob Marley, Dr Hendrix

3. What's the best thing about COV?

Sharliza: The upcoming IKEA! And Nandos.

Les: The plastic monks under the cathedral.

Rowan: The varied architecture.

4. Name your favourite albums of all time?

Sharliza: Thom Yorke - The Eraser, Stereolab - Fab Four Suture, Madlib - Shades of Blue

Les: New Order - Technique, The Clash - London Calling

Rowan: Zeppelin I, II, III, Dark Side of the Moon, Soil And Pimp Sessions - Pimp of the Year, Supertramp - Best of

5. What do you think about the Cov music scene at the moment?

Les: It's thriving - too much competition! :)

Sharliza: Really really good, it houses anything from Jamsons Nook to DbMA - the outside world ought ta pay more attention.

6. What has been your favourite gig venue?

All: Le Phoenix (Coventry), especially on Kapow nights!

Sharliza: Though Workhouse Festival in Wales is blinking great too.

7. Which is better - Costa Del Sol or Costa Del COV?

All: Nah, we all live together on Costa del Rrrrrs - all are welcome to bask on its shores!

8. There has been talk of a Hollywood style "Stars of Coventry" in Priory Place - What one person would you put there first??

All: Patch Ripps, we think.

9. Who would you duet with, if you had the opportunity?

Les: Peter Hook, to absorb his genius.

Rowan: Koji Kondo, made the music to Super Mario. The man's a genius.

Sharliza: Thom Yorke, so I can also get away with wearing a swan dress. Maybe a tiger catsuit, hmm? He's also a genius.

10. What's the craziest thing that has happened in the band?

All: It's ongoing....the fact that we always lose our drummers - we've gone through seven so far! No gardening incidents needed. We've got 3 lined up at the mo but looking for more!!! Please get in touch, we'll treat you very well.

11. Who's your favourite superhero?

Les: Super Ted!

Sharliza: Donnie Darko - is he?

Rowan: Captain Planet. Obviously.

12. If you had unlimited power, what would be the first thing you would do ?

Les: Go to Japan, resurrect Sega and force everyone to play Dreamcast.

Sharliza: Bring my parents back to life.

Rowan: Sleep in.

13. Where would you like to be in a years time?

Les: On the cover of something, even if it's Angling Weekly.

Rowan: Editor of Angling Weekly.

Sharliza: On ya telly! Propagating the happy happy sound.

14. Give us your 'Tip of the Year'

Sharliza & Les: Put coriander in every dish you make!

Rowan: Put milk in with coffee before hot (not boiling) water. Tea bags to brew for three minutes, no more, no less.

15. What plans lie ahead for the band?

Sharliza: We're launching our Look Good, Feel Great! EP on Saturday June 23rd at the Colloseum, with some belly dancing involved - and a mission to offend the fringe ma-ssive.

The Rrrs - set to get your tongue rolling!

Coming Up:

The Rrrs gig dates:

June 23rd - Look Good, Feel Great! EP launch, with Carter Manouevre and tbc, Colloseum Nightclub.

July 30th - with DbMA and Paris Riots, Golden Cross, Coventry.

They are currently looking for a new drummer and a budding director to shoot a video for 'Is That Your Underwear on the Floor?' - Contact them on any of the links below.


Rrrs MySpace Page

Rrrs Official Website

Rrrs on Facebook

"The Rrrs make me wanna touch myself" where you can request a tiger face in your honour.

Are you a local Coventry band and would like to be featured in a forthcoming "Band of the Week"?

Contact: Whats on in Cov or robmacca and it could be your band we are promoting.

1 comment:

  1. lol it's "grrrreat" you have found a new local band mate, it's also nice to know Cov has a varied architecture :D


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