LISTEN: Bare Roots share new track ‘Ride The Wave’

Hailing from the working-class suburbs of Newcastle, Bare Roots combine 80s soundscapes with 90s soulful rock and roll. The band was formed by school mates Anthony Francis (vocals, guitar), Joe Anderson (bass) and Martin Corkhill (drums) who later joined forces with Ollie Petrie (guitar).

The band set out to make a statement with ‘Ride The Wave’ which draws influences from bands like Pearl Jam and The War On Drugs, with a firm emphasis placed on home grown values and the importance of self-worth.

Singer-songwriter Anthony Francis, explains: “We don’t conform to the idea of appealing to a particular scene. The best acts transcend genres. We just want our music to reach an audience. Who they are, doesn’t matter.

“Ride The Wave is our introduction to the world. There’s nothing better than hearing a tune for the first time and feeling like you have to keep pressing play.

“Three of us have been making music together for 11 years now. We love to write tunes and we feel like we’ve found our own process. We write and record all of our own material. I believe we’re equipped to offer the world something.

The track is due for release worldwide and independently across all good digital stockists on Friday, March 15th and the band will take the festival circuit this season in promotion of the single.


19 April // THINK TANK UNDERGROUND, Newcastle (LAUNCH SHOW) plus special guests
20 April // STOCKTON CALLING, Stockton on Tees
5 May // HIT THE NORTH FESTIVAL, Newcastle