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Get behind Roger the Mascot this summer

26 May 2014

Local band aim to achieve World Cup glory with new anthem.

If this year’s World Cup is to be any different for England compared to past years, then Roy Hodgson's boys are going to need something to really get them going.

Therefore, ‘Roger the Mascot’, a four-piece energetic indie band from Nottinghamshire and Sheffield, have got just the ticket.

The song is an energetic, upbeat look at the life of Bad Boi; a die-hard and relatable football fan who’s getting ready to cheer on England at the World Cup. The ska-infused sound underpinning the track ensures an enthusiastic bounce throughout, which perfectly complements the witty lyrics; the product of some very clever song-writing.”... Luc, Mansfield 103.2 FM.

The stripped back acoustic version of the song was written and performed by ‘Roger the Mascot’s’ frontman Daniel Vardy, at a house party. The video was uploaded onto Facebook and was an instant online hit with fans. 

With the World Cup just around the corner, ‘Roger the Mascot’ decided that the chant-like chorus was the perfect upbeat track for fans; breaking out of the clichéd ‘slow and inspirational’ style, which takes itself too seriously and recreating the fun era of ‘motivationally upbeat’ England football songs, alongside artists such as Fat Les and The Lightning Seeds.

With a few tweaks to the lyrics and a full band arrangement, ‘Roger The Mascot’ travelled to Glasgow to work with legendary producer Joe Foster - (Creation Records & Poppy Productions).

You can hear their new World Cup anthem by clicking here

Since hitting the music circuit in the dawn of 2012, their relentless passion has seen them make waves in the music scene on a nationwide scale! 

Branded ‘The Indie, Funk, Ska, Mix-Masters’ these crazy rockers found themselves sharing the stage with the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Bloc Party, NOFX, Iggy Pop, Editors and many more, at Croatia's IN-Music Festival 2013, after winning the ‘All About The Music’ competition, held by Eufest.

Their quirky lyrics and comedic style quickly propelled them to the forefront of their local music scene. They have played venues & festivals up and down the country; building a large fan base of loyal ‘Rogers’. 

Raw, authentic and energetic describe these crazy characters. With influences coming from Madness, Dexys Midnight Runners, The Stranglers, The Who, Johnny Cash, Arctic Monkeys, Two Door Cinema Club, Kings Of Leon and many more.

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