2. Truth Be Told
Scarlett’s Roses are a live pop-ska band hailing from South London. With their honest lyrics and catchy melodies, their unique British sound will have you humming and singing along for days.
With their refreshingly truthful tales of London life – whether it’s the longing for what you once had (“Pulling Petals”), the angst of a forbidden relationship (“Nylon”), or the urge to rekindle a flame (“King Of Hearts”) - there truly is something here for everyone.
Guitarist Daniel says, "Essentially we are a pop band, but we show elements of ska and hip-hop with a retro sound. We want to take people on a journey, so they feel they are the person in the song." Singer Ryan adds, “We’re telling stories that people can relate to, whilst making them dance and putting a smile on their face.”
2012 has already seen Scarlett’s Roses opening on the main arena at Manchester Pride, playing Cazfest alongside Ed Drewett and Scouting For Girls, as well as an upcoming headline slot for Oxfam’s Oxjam Festival in London in October.
They also had their song “Lisa” played on the Capital Radio Breakfast Show with Lisa Snowdon, and “Truth Be Told” played on Tom Robinson’s BBC 6 Music Introducing Mixtape.
They are also recording with producer Ben Hillier (Depeche Mode, Blur) this month, after winning music production company Eclectic’s Battle Of The Bands.