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Interview: Rozu

So, who are you?

Hey guys, we are Tim Graham (vocals), DJ Sundine (guitar), Henry Navarre (bass), and Brian Roberston (drums) from Rozu.

Where are you from?

We are from Denver, Colorado.

How long have you been together?

We have been together as a band since January of this year so we’re just under a year old.

How long have you been playing music?

Collectively we have all been playing in bands for about 6-7 years now within our hometown.

Why should people listen to your band?

I like to think we write extremely honest music with a lot of diversity thrown in there. We stay very true to our post-hardcore roots, but we really write whatever we are feeling like at the given time. You will never get the same song twice from us and we love to add different elements to every song while keeping that Rozu sound.

What is your ideal touring line-up?

I think going on a tour with our boys in Oceans Ate Alaska, Noble, and Thousand Below would be the perfect lineup. That would honestly be the craziest friendship run of all time.

What does music mean to you?

Music is the world to us, it is our main platform to portray how we are feeling and shit that just needs to get off our chests. It is the greatest form of art and without it, we would all be very lost and even sadder boys.

What was the first record you bought when you were younger?

Oh man, the first record that was ever given to me (Tim) was actually a cassette of Pearl Jam’s Ten (yeah, I’m a little old I guess living when cassettes were a thing). The first album I ever bought with my own money was Tool’s Aenima. My dad was big into Tool and still to this day it’s one of the best albums I have listened to and continue to be amazed by.

What artists first inspired you to start playing music?

We all have a wide scale of inspiration from Cartel to Every Time I Die but seeing Underoath for the first time really flipped the switch on my life and I looked to my best friend and said to him “I’m going to do that shit one day”.

What’s the most aesthetically pleasing album cover that you have in your collection?

When it comes to album covers especially on a career scale I think Dance Gavin Dance completely runs the game. I love how the album covers are literally telling a story from album to album without the music doing the storytelling. So cohesive and aesthetically pleasing.

What kind of movie genre do you think your music would best be the soundtrack for?

A little mixture of horror and romantic comedies. Our heavier stuff would be perfect for big action killing sprees and we have a lot of softer songs we are working on that really will hit you in the romantic feels column.

Recommend us a record, a book, and a movie…

For a movie, I would recommend one of my personal favourites, the original Halloween. It will be perfect for the spooky season. For a record, check out Thousand Below’s The Love You Let Too Close. That album is just full of bangers, and for a book, I recently just read Keith Buckley’s Scale which was remarkable.

Any last words for the readers of Highwire Magazine?

We just want to say thank you guys so much for the undying support at such an early stage in this band. It is truly an amazing feeling to have people connecting with our music and our messages. If you have yet to check out our latest single ‘Faceless’ please do so on any platform you listen to music on. Much love and thank you all!

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