ROXIES, THE - Don't Wanna Dance Because I'm Told To (LP)

ROXIES, THE - Don't Wanna Dance Because I'm Told To (LP)

Dirt Cult Records

  • $19.00

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, Indie, 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.


01. Underdog
02. Scapegoat
03. Down
04. Beat of the Street
05. Bad Parenting
06. Catcaller
07. Filmriss
08. Lovedrunk
09. Stereo
10. Adolescent Depression
11. Blue

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