This press release from Rotosound found its way to me today. To be honest I’ve never really settled on a string brand – I’ve used them all over the years and continue to do so – but I actually have a 10 pack of Rotosounds in my music room that I’m currently using on all my 9-42 gauge guitars and I’m very happy with them. Well, when I say 10-pack, it’s down to about 6 now, since 4 sets have found their way onto guitars. So Kudos to Rotosound for stumbling across my blog without knowing I’m a current Rotosound user!
I’m also posting this because articles about British bands make me feel like I’m writing for Guitarist
, one of my favourite magazines. Hehe.
Rotosounds announces new British endorsees
Rotosound’s strings are played by some of the greatest names in the music world. Their reputation continues to grow as they proudly announce some of the cream of Britain’s best bands are now using their strings.
The West London band, White Lies, who won this years MOJO Breakthrough award has just been nominated for best new band in the forthcoming Q awards (to be announced 26th Oct). Guitarist, Harry McVeigh is using Rotosound R10’s and bass player Charles Cave is using Rotosound RB45’s. The band’s debut album To Lose My Life… went in the charts at number one in January 2009 and they are currently supporting Kings of Leon on their US arena tour. The band has announced a headline UK tour November 2009, which includes two shows at the London Brixton Academy.
New British metal band You Me At Six band members are also using Rotosound strings. They were nominated for “Best British Band” at the 2008 and 2009 Kerrang! Awards and have been featured on two front covers of Kerrang! already this year. Both lead Guitarist Chris Miller and Rhythm guitarist Mex Helyer are using RH10 electric strings and JK11 acoustic strings and bass player Matt Barnes is using RS66LD bass strings.
The Scottish rock band Twin Atlantic,from Glasgow, has also been on the road using Rotosound. The band played top festivals over the summer including Download Festival, Guilfest, T in the Park, Sonisphere and Reading. They also supported Taking Back Sunday and will play a full headlining UK tour this month following the release of their new album Vivarium in September. Guitarists Sam McTrusty and Barry McKenna are using Rotosound Electric strings RH10 and R12 and bass player Ross McNae uses RS66LD’s
Wakefield band, The Cribs, described by Q magazine as “The biggest cult band in the UK”, has been on the scene longer. They have just released their fourth studio album Ignore the Ignorant, which charted in the top 10 in September 2009.The brothers Gary and Ryan Jarman were joined last year by the ex-The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr. Ryan Jarman uses Rotosound R10’s and bass player Gary John Jarman uses Rotosound RS66LD’s
For further information on Rotosound endorsee’s and their products see http://www.rotosound.com/
Rotosound is a pioneering force in string manufacturing and celebrated their fiftieth anniversary last year. Their world famous music strings have been the first choice for some of the greatest musicians in the history of music and include Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Rush, Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd and the cream of more recent bands such as Franz Ferdinand and Oasis. They continue to endorsee an ever increasing list of the most respected, innovative and professional musicians, as well as being used by millions of satisfied customers around the planet.