Julez and the Rollerz: The Rise of Garage Rock’s Newest Sensation Thoughts+Photos: Julez and the Rollerz at L.A. Music Scene's Home Concert 7/29/23
SAN DIEGO, CA-
“…The rumblings and murmurs surrounding Julez and the Rollerz reached fever pitch in recent months, turning whispers into full-blown anticipation. So when I found myself with a ticket to witness this enigma firsthand, there was a simmering cocktail of excitement and expectation churning within. If the live act bore even a smidge of the dynamism of their latest EP, “Is This Where The Party Is?”, I was certain the night would be monumental. And boy, did they deliver.
The electric atmosphere in the venue bore testament to the fact that the ‘party’ had, indeed, descended right there. Pounding out those signature garage-rock rhythms, the quintet—despite being one member short with the absence of Emi Borjas—proved their mettle. With Joey Ponchetti jumping into the fray as drummer, there was not a beat skipped; rather, the tempo seemed even more frenzied and intoxicating than one could’ve imagined.
Frontwoman Jules Batterman, with her relentless vigour, seemed hell-bent on making the audience lose their inhibitions. Her fervour was magnificently complemented by the robust basslines from Morgyn Payge, the almost eerie synths courtesy of Shea Carothers, and the utterly bewitching guitar riffs laid down by Hannah Hughes.
Their potent fusion of exuberant energy, coupled with Batterman’s uniquely crafty songwriting, was electric. The crowd became a living entity, pulsating to the band’s anthems, headbanging, dancing, and surrendering to the raw force that was battering them from the stage…”