The Roolettes

Photo: The Roolettes (
Simon, Ed, Jimmy, Mattias)

Jimmy Lacey
Ed Sonsino
Mattias Hedenborg
Simon Edwards

February EP

May EP



Another Hour With
Bubblegum Slut

Cigarette Breakdown


The Roolettes were formed in May 2002 and kicked off their career with a couple of tantalisingly wild shows in Italy, before returning to their hometown of London to tighten, excite and ignite with their raw rock n' roll sound, drawing on their simple philosophy, determination and single minded desire to be as loud and dangerous as possible. Short, sharp songs littered with riffs and bittersweet lyrics created the buzz which has continued to get stronger and stronger.

The band have now played well over 100 shows throughout the UK, Sweden, Spain, Italy, Holland, Ireland & Germany, aswell as opening for the likes of Dead Kennedys, The Damned, UK Subs, Young Heart Attack, The Parkinsons, Green Hornet, The Wildhearts, Electric Eel Shock, The Misfits & more.

In March 2003 the Roolettes were finalists in the XFM Unsigned competiton, picked from over 1000 bands and recognised as one of the best unsigned bands in the country... but they couldn't stay unsigned forever and in October 2003, The Roolettes signed a deal with Vinyl Japan Records. Their debut album was released in March 2004 across Europe & Japan. In April '04 The Roolettes toured Germany with Danko Jones & The Bronx, and followed that with a successful headline tour of Holland. The band visited Germany three times over the summer of 2004 to coincide with the release of a 7" single, and have also recently toured Holland with The Misfits and Green Hornet.

"The sound of London" - Organ Art 
"Killer rock n roll tunes" - Caught In The Crossfire 
"Charged up, sweat-breaking, high octane rockíníroll... The Roolettes ROCK" - Drowned In Sound

The Roolettes split in 2005


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Photos and articles External Links
ChangesOne Showcase 2, W14, London - March 2nd 2003
Moles, Bath - July 3rd 2003
Beardpower 2 - The Marrs Bar, Worcester - July 31st 2003
Moles, Bath - February 5th 2004

The Official Roolettes Homepage
E-Mail the Roolettes
Roolettes on DrownedInSound

The Roolettes German Fansite

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