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"Americana is a fluid term in music, covering everything from country to blues, and it’s one that local roots-rockers Cold Roses have embraced and made their own. The group’s evolution over the past few years has been an impressive one. The modest 4-piece expanded to include a horn section, their live show was refined by playing just about every venue in Philly, and late last year the band’s maturation culminated in the release of their first full-length, No Silence In The City—and the title delivers in earnest. On this album, Cold Roses’ retro style is forged with modern attitude to establish their signature Americana blend. The Swollen Fox premiered the track “Someplace To Go” a few months back, and in it you can hear the charm and authenticity that’s threaded throughout the debut LP. When these songs are experienced live, it’s difficult to resist the dance floor."
"Cold Roses rock retro style with modern attitude on No Silence In The City. After years of refining their sound, their signature Americana blend is fully realized with the release of this debut LP. From the explosive introduction of “Got No Lovin’” to the smooth pop-rock aesthetic of the title track, the album showcases the band’s versatility and bluesy charm. In rollicking tunes like “If I Ever Loved A Woman”, horns, keys and guitar solos beckon for a dance; even the quieter moments exude a charismatic energy that cannot be ignored. With No Silence In The City, Cold Roses promise to wake even the most dormant streets of Philadelphia and beyond."
"Philadelphia’s own Cold Roses have released one hell of a rock ‘n’ roll abum, No Silence in the City, a rollicking and raw collection of eleven songs."
"With their formidable debut full-length album, No Silence in the City, Philly rockers Cold Roses demonstrate what it means to live and breathe the essence of rock and roll...This is a soulful, dirty, wickedly fun album; one I’ll be blasting all around this city."
"Though they're from Philly, Cold Roses sound like they're straight out of a Texas roadhouse with their old-style country rock/blues combo."
"Always a pleasure to see these guys play. They have [a] pop, blues, rock vibe. Very practiced, very tight. They’ve grown a lot over the last year or so. Very committed to the sound as a whole...The harmonies are great, great crowd reaction, great set. (on Cold Roses' performance at the 1st Annual Liberty Music Fest)
"Philly’s Cold Roses borrowed their name from a Ryan Adams song, and their sound from country rockers like Neil Young, The Band and Kings of Leon. Robert Clancy, the band’s leader, is not afraid of an incendiary, electro-powered guitar solo, nor does he shy away from the sweetness of close, soaring harmonies. His rhythm section cranks a hard-punching, slow-moving beat that embodies perseverance, blunted longing and a wary acknowledgement of the worst-case scenario. “Let Me Go,” the big crowd pleaser, arouses thirsts that can’t be entirely quenched by a longneck, an aching for true love, a good fistfight and the open road."