I won’t lie: after hearing the first track, I had to double-check that I hadn’t accidentally been listening to a latter-day Wire album. If you’re familiar with Wire (which you should be), you’ll be aware of how big a compliment that opening statement truly is.
And the Wire comparisons go further than Rojor’s unbelievable vocal resemblance to Colin Newman as there are strokes of eclectic compositional brilliance all over ‘Blood & Bones’.
Rojor has been recording music for more than twenty years, and that becomes abundantly clear when you’re a few songs into the EP. The relaxing synth wash/smooth bass combo of ‘I’d Luv 2 Talk 2 U Again’ recalls classic 90’s Prince jams and ‘Voodoo Dolly’ is a borderline silly classic rock take – but good luck digging that chorus out of your skull.
‘Blood & Bones’ feels like a step in the right direction for indie music because, despite all of its homages, this record certainly feels inventive.
For further information about ‘Blood & Bones’, head to rojor.com.