Artists

The 1975 – Roland Hybrid Drums with George Daniel

Don’t be fooled by that nostalgic band name. The 1975’s time is now. Since tearing out of the Manchester toilet circuit in 2012 with a volley of buzz EPs, schoolmates Matt Healy, Ross MacDonald, Adam Hann and George Daniel have enjoyed pinch-me moments at every turn. Hearing first single The…

Heaven Shall Burn – Christian Bass Interview

What is your history with Roland? It all started this summer, so I am quite a new member of the Roland family, but I have used Roland products in my set-up for a pretty long time. Everything started with the RT-10K bass drum triggers, they are really robust so eventually…

Jason Bowld – MIDI Triggering with V-Drums

Roland artist and metal-drumming powerhouse Jason Bowld has played V-Drums for a long time – it’s fair to say he knows them inside out. He’s using the Roland TD-30K V-Drums in some pretty inventive ways too. Jason explains how he’s MIDI triggering with V-Drums and playing samples of his acoustic drums, using…

Exclusive interview with session drummer Joe Clegg

Session drummer Joe Clegg talks exclusively with Roland’s own Ryan Jenkinson about touring with Ellie Goulding, living near London and his favourite topic – gear! RJ: Hey Joe, Huge thanks for finding time to sit down with me and the Roland Blog readers. I’ve just got through reading your recent…

The Brits Awards 2014 – guess who’s using Roland and Boss gear

British Breakthrough Act Bastille use of Boss guitar effects pedals including the DA-2, TE-2 and MO-2, along with Roland TD-4KP V-Drums, SPD-SX and a Roland Juno G. Bastille came down to see us last year as their rise to fame was taking hold. Tight drum beats and festival ready chorus’s…