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TJ ROBERTS Salute Small Town Rockstars On New Single

30th November 2020

Cardiff, Wales indie/Americana quartet TJ Roberts are pleased to reveal their new single ‘Boy Without A Band’ which is out now and available to stream on all good digital service providers.

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Commenting on the single, front man Thomas J Roberts says: “Boy Without A Band is a rebellion song for the stalwart small-town rockstars, desperately avoiding the inevitability of the suit. A romantic interpretation of an ill-advised defiance, it’s soaked in that just-out-of-the-desert country-rock fused with Welsh neo-glam.”

The track is the latest to be taken from their forthcoming second album, Love, Loss & Other Useless Things, set for release on 8th December 2020 via the band’s own label Rose Parade Recording Co.

The album is available to preorder now: https://www.roseparaderecordingco.com/shop/p/tjrobertslp2

For those yet to meet his acquaintance, TJ Roberts is an artist soaked in transatlantic tradition. Consummate entertainers live, he and the band have a broad spread of classic influences, variously evoking the earworm melodies of Big Star, the mid-west charm of Twin Peaks and Wilco, along with the beautiful drawl of the late, great David Berman

Alongside bandmates Heather, Gavin, and Jasper, since 2018 frontman Tom (aka Thomas John Roberts) has set his sights on pushing their rock-infused ‘indie-cana’ to its limits, employing the talents of respected producer Tom Rees(Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, Do Nothing, Panic Shack) at the controls to bring their latest album to fruition.

The new record will be the follow up to their 2019 debut album Best New Reissue, and though the individual narratives on Love, Loss & Other Useless Things may cover a lot of ground, there is clear connective tissue between these highly crafted songs which makes every step feel deliberate and considered. 

The biggest change on this album though, Roberts admits, is the dynamic of the project itself. When he first moved from the East Midlands to Wales, he was a one-man band with full autonomy over his songwriting. While he still painstakingly lays down the foundations of their work, on the forthcoming new album the process is now given further direction by the rest of the group, something which he explains has become “deeply fulfilling for everyone involved.”

Lead single ‘Passed Out On A Hollywood Star’ was released last month with the band already earning praise from the likes of God Is In The TV ZineYuck Magazine, Circuit SweetBring The NoiseMaximum VolumeLet It Happen, and Music Blog Wales. With a sold-out Rough Trade East show already under their belt, this latest evolution of TJ Roberts is likely to bring on board a slew of new supporters once they are given a chance to clear the cobwebs from the stage. 

New album Love, Loss & Other Useless Things released 8th December 2020

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