Amidst the social media frenzied obsessive madness we find ourselves in, Gemma Rogers is creating a place of refuge. She values human connection above all else and is on a quest to inspire a good time during our short lives on earth with her poignant lyrics and uniquely crafted indie pop punk sound.
Hailing from West London, Gemma is socially conscious and always curious. She seeks inspiration in people, politics, books, plays and her city, and finds that bad times often spark bursts of creative energy, once the worst has started to lift. Her lyrics and sound are injected with elements of fun and sprinkled with relatable reminders of the everyday, as she navigates towards happier times with her listener’s in tow. She has performed on festival stages at Glastonbury and Latitude, and her music has received radio support from BBC Radio 6 Music, Radio X, Soho Radio and Resonance FM to name a few.
Having signed with Tiny Global Productions, Gemma’s debut studio album No Place Like Home is due for release this summer and leading the charge is new single STOP. The track comes as a powerful reminder to look up from our phone and experience a world of experience that an electronic device could never match the magic of.
A collaboration with Alfie Jackson and Sean Genockey, STOP speaks to the invasive and personal nature of social media with a call to pause, look around and explore the possibilities of the tangible world at our feet. From the minimalist motorik riff that propels the tune, to the unexpected summer smash allure of the chorus and the surprise middle eight which justifiably, it’s as infectious as it is thought-provoking.
“Switching off and returning to those delicate real time lovely spaces without technology clouding our vision is really important. I crave those spaces where it can just be you and those you’ve chosen to spend time with without any of the other noise. I met Alfie Jackson at a gig we were both playing at the old queens head in angel. We watched each other’s sets, went for cider and chips and that was that really. We teamed up with Sean Genockey and wrote STOP in a day.”