MeMe Detroit share grungy single ‘Roaring At The Preachers’

Roaring At The Preachers is the latest sonically charged single by Birmingham based band, MeMe Detroit.

The monicker of Birmingham-based multi-instrumentalist, Maria Rodriguez (guitar, vocals), their high octane brand of alternative rock combines the raw, grunge influences to emerge in the mid to late 80s, with the DIY, socially-minded activism associated with the riot grrrr movement of the early 90s.

Roaring At The Preachers is a blazing foot stomping anthem, the track oozing with scuzzy guitar riffs and a sing along hook-laden chorus. The song was inspired by Maria’s experiences with people who impose their beliefs upon others. Recognising the hypocrisy and animosity that surrounds different belief systems, Roaring At The Preachers is just over 3 and a half minutes worth of pure unadulterated anthemic angst. Maria used her writing to highlight the need for people to expel their negativity and, instead, embrace the light by showing love and empathy for others.

Known for their raucous, in-your-face live performances, MeMe Detroit’s unadulterated passion pours out of every note. Having been championed by the likes of BBC IntroducingFresh On The NetKerrang! RadioBBC Radio’s Janice LongClash Magazine and Louder Than War, MeMe Detroit have been described as a force of nature worth reckoning with. 

As well as the aforementioned Maria, Kallum McEwen (drums, backing vocals, guitar) and Joey Strange (bass, backing vocals) also perform on the single.

The band have also performed at the likes of The Isle of Wight Festival and The O2 Academy over the years. The release of Roaring At The Preachers will kickstart a flurry of activity for the band and you can catch them live on the following dates:

  • May 19th – Albert’s Shed – Telford
  • May 26th – Indie Cafe – Scunthorpe (supporting Cosmic Ninja)
  • July 8th – Fuse Fest – Lichfield (performing at 2.40pm)
  • July 8th – Loopfest – Shrewsbury (performing at 8pm)

Roaring At The Preachers is out now.