Leeds based, 2012 Mercury Prize nominated, Roller Trio returned in June 2018 with a new album, a new sound, a new line-up and a new home at Edition Records.
On their previous two albums Roller Trio had stunned audiences and won great critical praise for their mix of high-octane technique and deceptively catchy tunes. Chosen for a BBC Introducing showcase at Band on the Wall in 2011 by tastemakers Gilles Peterson, Mike Chadwick and Kevin LeGendre, they subsequently won the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award and their eponymous debut album was nominated for the 2012 Mercury Prize. That same year they were also nominated for the MOBO Best Jazz Act and Jazz FM Best Newcomer awards.
With their new album Roller Trio moved up a gear. The addition of guitarist Chris Sharkey (TrioVD, Acoustic Ladyland) enabled the band to explore greater use of electronics, blending powerful grooves with processed beats for a much more edgy and raw sound. With their new base at Edition Records Roller Trio confirmed themselves as one of the hippest and most forward-thinking small ensembles in European jazz.