Thursday, June 20, 2024

Molly Karloff

Hard-hitting Oxfordshire-based power trio Molly Karloff has just released a video to accompany their new single ‘She Said’ (Romesh Remix) – Good as that sounds for rock music fans is the admirable news that all proceeds from the single will be donated to the UK mental health charity Oxfordshire Mind.

“Lockdowns are bad for mental health,” said Molly Karloff’s guitarist and lead singer, Simon Gee. “We’ve decided to raise money to help those people who are suffering most. Mental health is a serious issue and that’s why the band are showing their support by donating all proceeds from the new single Oxfordshire Mind.

“Mind provides help and support to anyone affected by mental health problems.”

People can donate by pre-saving and ordering the single from here or they can donate via Molly Karloff’s JustGiving here.

“We’re thrilled to hear that the rock band Molly Karloff has chosen to support Oxfordshire Mind by donating the proceeds of their new single,” said Kathryn Pickup, Community Fundraiser at Oxfordshire Mind.

“The pandemic is changing our lives and placing huge amounts of stress on our mental health. The self-isolation and social distancing measures in place, as well as fears about the virus itself, are adding to the pressures of the current situation.”

“Covid-19 has dramatically highlighted the need for services like ours. Our fundraising has been reduced significantly due to cancelled events and activities over the past few months. We are incredibly grateful for supporters like the rock band Molly Karloff.

“We have a range of services available, from our Information Line where people can call or email to get support and advice for themselves or others, to peer support groups which bring together people who have a shared experience with mental health in a safe and welcoming space, and crisis support services like our Oxford and Banbury Safe Havens. We have adapted our services to ensure that anyone who needs us can still get support.

“At Oxfordshire Mind, we firmly believe that everyone who experiences mental health difficulties should have somewhere to turn to for advice and support. By supporting us in this way, Molly Karloff are helping to ensure that we can continue to make that happen.”

‘She Said’ features deep chugging guitars that weave and bob between a hard groove with an upbeat well-minded hooklline chorus that appeals. To coincide with the new single, Molly Karloff has also inked a recording deal with Off Yer Rocka Records who will release the band’s next two studio albums.

Since the release of their Supernaturalation EP in 2020, the band – featuring Dan Podbery (bass) and Jowie Adkins (drums), alongside the aforementioned Gee – has garnered many rave reviews and much online support.

Having already worked with Romesh Dodangoda (Bullet for My Valentine, Funeral For A Friend, Bring Me The Horizon), on the remix of their previous single ‘Do It Again’, the band invited him back to remix ‘She Said’.  

“I originally wrote the opening riff without the wah, which was added by mistake one day in rehearsal,” recalled Gee. “It sounded cool, so we kept it that way. Everything else evolved from there. The chorus is infectious. You can’t get it out of your head.”

The music video was directed by Charlie Smith of Mind Art Visual, and you can watch a trailer for it right here at RAMzine.

You can order your copy of  ‘She Said’.  from here.

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Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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