Based in Suffolk (UK), The Rough Band is a collaboration between O and Merry Grey. Their shared ethos is informed by folk, be it lore, music, or people. Their hands are dirty with the lived experiences of psychedelia and performance, blending the pastoral, the punk and the protest. They make projects of all shapes which invite active participation.
The Rough Band create annual Pyre Parade events in Ipswich; Death Walks, including Mourning Sickness, Ramble, & Strand; and the Rough Radio series. The Rough Band is currently in the studio recording their debut album, Withering Heights, release date to be announced in due course.
They were recently described in the comments section of the East Anglian Daily Times as 'ultra woke, attention seeking, narcissistic new age hippies'. Rumbled. Visit the Rough Band website here
'The Ant and Dec of Death'
Mourning Sickness by The Rough Band Photo: Nigel Ball