With passion for WORLD
THE ROOP: a musical story from Europe's centre
The band members are four guys from Lithuania, a country sitting right at Europe's geographical centre. Musical style: rock / pop rock / soft rock/ dance rock / indie
THE ROOP certainly take their work seriously. This new, fresh-sounding pop rock band released their video for debut single "Be Mine" with international actress and social message in November of 2014. But don't be mistaken – they're far from being inexperienced. All members of the band have been previously active in other music-related projects and the lead singer is also known as a TV host and an actor.
They spent almost four years in the studio looking for that perfect sound - writing 50 songs in the process before finally deciding on 10 good enough for their debut album "To Whom It May Concern". You can listen to the album on Spotify or buy it on Bandcamp. Record came out on November 30th, 2015; and CD came out on March 25th, 2016.
An extra touch was added by Australian Leon Zervos – top mastering engineer from Studios 301 (Sydney) who has worked with INXS, Aerosmith, Muse, Coldplay and many other music's biggest names.
The newest album "Ghosts" came on 16th of October, 2017. Fans can already listen to it on the band’s official Spotify page or buy the CD online. Band members openly confess that the recording period was a real challenge – theband was on the verge of splitting up.
THE ROOP‘s new album consists of 9 songs, among them several already known tunes: the dreamy „Dream On“, open and intimate „Keista Draugystė“ and „Hello“ – the latter is famous for its bold video picturing real people and their life stories.
“We named the album “Ghosts,” because to us they are the symbols of our inner fears.
We release them in our new songs, releasing our doubts as well. We encourage to look at
your own ghosts, don’t be afraid to dream, don’t fear to live your own way, show
yourselves, take your masks off,” – tells the band.
The author of the cover photo is a well known photographer Audrius Solominas. The
picture was taken in Cannes, France. It pictures random people moving in the crowd at the Cannes Film Festival, waiting for appreciation, wanting to show off and look at others.
THE ROOP music is being played in different countries all around the globe: Lithuania, Belgium, Germany, France, Australia, Columbia, Romania, Serbia, Brazil, Portugal, USA and etc.
The video of “Not Too Late”, which came out in the late October of 2015, contains the latest technologies in video shooting and allows the viewer to undergo a whole new experience in video watching.
What they did is a combination of two complex technologies in one music video – 360 degree shooting and animates characters. Therefore, today THE ROOP can be proud of becoming the first ones in the whole world to have this type of music video with their song “Not Too Late”.
THE ROOP concerts are a mix of energy and feel. Listeners never remain indifferent and bravely get immersed in the musical storytelling of the band. Live shows are characterized as lively, honest and having strong relationship with the audience.
THE ROOP appeared in all of the largest Lithuania's music festival, such as Granatos Live, Karklė, Galapagai, etc. As well, played in the biggest festival in the Baltic States - Positivus (Latvia). Also THE ROOP played in Riga (Latvia), Bonn (Germany), Gdansk and Warsaw (Poland) as an opening act for a sold-out Polish band COMA show in Stodola Club.
Music with a message, delivered with the right set of skills and ambition. What else could we ask for?
"Dream On" video shot with 8mm camera: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6G_GsUO8yZ4
Video for "Hello" about people who dared to be happy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vk70-_V_xHk
Video for “Not Too Late” 360 degree: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFXyN9t8Znc
Video for “Be Mine” with international actress and social message: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4233oh2g_lY
Live performance at LRT TV studio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETklQDDRmIg
Video with live footage for “Come Back”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUrZmFJYOGE
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