RoySeven are a fantastic Irish band who are on the way up - fast! They've been signed by Universal and their first single "Older" is due for release on the 8th September and they are playing Whelans on the 25th August to launch the single. Paul Walsh, their lead singer has a fantastic voice and his lyrics are wonderful.
Hotpress spoke very favourably about them back in June;
"One band to agree are fellow Dubliners Roy Seven, formely known as Jove, who have got their just desserts after playing a string of highly acclaimed shows around the capital. Their place of residence didnt stop them attracting interest from as far east as Universal Germany. "Basically someone tipped off Universal Germany, they came to see us one night in Crawdaddy, put their money where their mouth was, and that was that," explains frontman Paul Walsh. My, he makes it sound so easy. "It's cool because there's a great history of Irish bands who sign thier deal outside of Ireland and then come back, or who have made it somewhere else first. Ourselves, we signed a worldwide deal, so we're not focusing on one country". Being signed by a label as far abeit as Germany, is it diffcult to attact a similiar buzz in Dublin? "I don't think it's difficult," he answers. "The cream will always rise. If you're good, you're good. People will acknowledge that. In Ireland as a whole though, it's much more marketing and TV-Led. If you're frok down the country and you do The Late Late Show, then your famous, no two ways about it",!!! What will be their first step as signed artists? "The best thing about the deal is that we had the album written and ready to go, so it's out in July. We knew what we wanted and they essentially gave us the money and left us to it,". Epic and grandstanding in the vein of Muse, RoySeven's debut album The Art Of Insincerity is released in mainland Europe first to coincide with a festival appeatance at Rock am Ring In Germany. An Irish release will folow in September which, Walsh says, "is prehaps a good thing because it's much more of an autuminal album".
Visit their website http://www.royseven.com, join them on bebo or even better buy the single for only €1.99 on www.cdworld.ie You won't regret it, these guys are going to be big, you heard it here first!