RocketRocketShip is the kind of band that you will drive hours and hours for the chance to see live. Starting out strong, the St. John’s five-piece has only been together since 2009, but has already opened for bands such as Mariana’s Trench and Ten Second Epic, and is gaining fans by the truckload. The band is made up of Paul Brake (lead guitar, vocals), Dave Shears (bass, vocals), Jeremy Kelly (drums), Bryce Smith (guitar),and Kenny Purchase (synth). With each member bringing a different musical background, they collaborate to create their signature power-pop sound. Their skill in delivering pop hooks and energetic arrangements is remarkable and is one of the many reasons they are being noticed by fans, peers and industry professionals. Their never-ending conversation with fans both on and off the stage has created a band known as much for their music as for their overall entertainment value. RocketRocketShip never requires stadium budgets to produce a larger-than-life act and puts on a live show that could compete with any well-established pop-punk band. They use everything from trampolines and confetti bombs to alien mascots and glow sticks as they engage their audience in the performance. If you like to make your way to the front of the crowd and refuse to stop dancing until the final chord has petered out, you’ll like RocketRocketShip. These guys were built for that kind of fan. Even their new record, “Your Best Kept Secret,” keeps live performance in mind and includes catchy gang vocals you know you’ll be memorizing to belt out at their next show. “We wanted to give the album the energy of a live show,” says Jeremy. The project was produced by Ward Pike at Comfort Cove Sound and will be released this spring. The 10 tracks feature their signature pop and punk, but with synth-heavy dance sections and incredibly believable rock vocals. They achieve an often-impossible task of providing diversity without seeming unfocused. “Your Best Kept Secret” is RocketRocketShip’s first full-length album and will surely satisfy fans who have been patiently waiting for some recordings. You can grab your copy at their live shows or on iTunes. To keep track of what the guys of RocketRocketShip are up to, head to their Facebook page or follow @RocketShipBand on Twitter. Chances are, they’ll be announcing some significant tour information soon. Click here to listen to RocketRocketShip .
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