Rozes

PopGun Presents

Rozes

Rodes Rollins, Adam Jensen

Apr 29

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 10:30 pm)

Knitting Factory Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY

$15 / $35 VIP

This event is all ages

Rozes
Rozes
With her pristine vocals, expressive lyrics and seductive look, it's no surprise that everything is coming up ROZES. Born and bred in Philly, ROZES is an artist in full bloom, touching the sky with her infectious brand of alternative, electronic infused pop.

The highly ambitious 23-year-old has come a long way in just a short time; as she prepares to release her latest EP, Burn Wild.

The world officially met ROZES in September of 2014, when she released her debut single, "Everything" to rave reviews. The same year, she was featured on Just a Gent's "Limelight," which shot to #1 on HypeM and has millions of listens on SoundCloud. ROZES' voice is extremely powerful in its unique, light-burning way," described Hilly Dilly. "And when everything comes together a minute or two in, you're hit with a wall of sound that will have you instantly in awe."

Following the success of "Everything," ROZES released two more powerful singles: "In and Out" and "R U Mine," which Idolator called a "soaring synth pop anthem," and "a great track made even better by the sheer quality of her voice."

After ROZES accepted an invitation to play at Neon Gold's legendary Pop Shop at Baby's All Right, the record label heralded ROZES as "falling to earth somewhere amidst the holy trinity of Banks, Lana and Halsey." Perhaps that's because ROZES, as she would affirm, writes what's real, what's true what's almost killed her and what's keeping her alive.

It's clear that others have begun to stop and take notice of ROZES. The hugely successful duo The Chainsmokers handpicked her to co-write and sing on their current Top 40 track "Roses." The decision resulted in a truly infectious sound highlighted by flawless harmonies. Rozes performed with The Chainsmokers at the Billboard Hot 100 Music festival at Jones Beach and on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Look out for ROZES' new EP Burn Wild in early 2016.
Rodes Rollins
Rodes Rollins
Rodes Rollins is a psychedelic rock, Americana-inspired singer-songwriter based out of Brooklyn. Hailing from Colorado, Rollins draws much of her storytelling inspiration from western landscapes and sounds, and likes to refer to her music as “cowgirl poetry”. Rollins released her debut EP Young Adult in early 2017, which quickly put her on the map as an artist to watch.
Adam Jensen
On the surface, a story like Adam Jensen’s seems all too common in the music industry: an aimless, mischievous youth is heading down the wrong path until, almost serendipitously, he picks up an instrument and develops a life-changing fascination with the craft of songwriting. But, dig a little deeper, and you’ll find that Adam Jensen’s story is a stupefying coming-of-age tale, filled with bookies and bar brawls, knives and jail cells, recovery and redemption. It’s a small miracle that Jensen is alive; let alone producing some of the most vibrant and inspiring songs of the last few years.

It’s no surprise that Jensen comes from Boston, given his laughably thick accent that all but disappears when he sings. When asked about his story, Jensen wears his heart on his sleeve. “As for me, I’ll be the first to admit it – I used to get in a lot of trouble.”

Up until his early twenties, Jensen was far from a law abiding citizen. After being kicked out of George Washington University and Northeastern University for fighting and stripped of his soccer scholarship, he made money working for a bookie and selling “a little weed”. Stabbings, assaults, scars, arrests, robberies, weekly supervised check-ins; these were just some of the reasons he decided to make a change. “I finally realized I needed to turn my life around when I flew to LA to record some music,” shares Jensen. “I got back to Boston, and the police were waiting for me as I got off the plane. I was arrested for violating my probation.”

Even during the darkest of days, Jensen always made time for music. “I started playing piano when I was about 9 years old,” he explains. And, I practiced on an old upright piano that I had to keep outside in the garage. Then, when I was 12, I saw Kurt Cobain on MTV and immediately started teaching myself guitar. I used an old acoustic that one of my uncles left behind after he was tossed into rehab.”

At 13 years old, Jensen used a 4-track recorder – a Christmas gift from his mother – to record his first original song. Soon after, he started posting his songs online and making his own CDs. By 15, he was playing at open mics all over New England. “Another uncle of mine would drive me everywhere,” describes Jensen. “We’d even drive down to NYC and back in the same day, just so I could play two songs.”

Influenced heavily by The Beatles and the proud owner of every Beatles pressing in circulation, Jensen also gets inspiration from Kurt Cobain and Third Eye Blind’s Stephan Jenkins. Though Jensen is – in some ways – still finding his footing, he has already made a name for himself with his boyish good looks, buttery voice and astonishingly unique brand of alternative-infused pop. Most impressive, perhaps, is his ability to pair buoyant, upbeat rhythms with dark and thought-provoking lyrics. “Musically, my goal is to keep growing as an artist – never getting stuck in one place. Of course, I also have plans to not die or get arrested again.”

Jensen is set to release “Ritual” and “Sandcastles,” the first two singles from his debut EP this fall.
Venue Information:
Knitting Factory Brooklyn
361 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11211
http://ny.knittingfactory.com