THE ROXIES ”DON’T WANNA DANCE BECAUSE I’M TOLD TO“
The Roxies are a band from Berlin, their singer Matthew is originally from Yorkshire, England. He met the rest of the band through a flyer at a Kreuzberg dive bar in 2018. Since then they’ve been writing songs and putting their different musical backgrounds together, playing loud from inside an ex-Launderette in one of Berlin’s backyards. Musically drawing influences from ’77 Punk Rock, Garage, Post Punk, Power Pop, … The Roxies are all about spreading the love and playing energetic fun shows.
2019 they self-released their debut single "The Roxies Are Coming". After a mini-tour in Northern England in 2020 they recorded their first full-length album "Don’t Wanna Dance Because I’m Told To". The title quotes the first line of the opening song of the record. The album has a real feel of a band putting down everything that they have: Songs range from a Punk Rock belter to a Pop grower to a New Wave groover. Lyrics that focus on contemporary life, personal demons, social and political problems, whilst also getting ready for a party – what more do you need for a jam-packed introduction of a band?
The record cover shows one of The Roxies’ flyers sticking on a scruffy chewing gum machine. With the inner sleeve featuring drawings and all the song lyrics hand-typed, you get a piece of DIY art that the band loves to create.