Founded in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2011, Nubian Rose have already made a name for themselves as one of Sweden’s top acts when it comes to energetic, heavy riffing, melody driven, Hard Rock.
Nubian Rose revolves around the magnetic charisma and majestic voice of Sofia Lilja, combined with the unique talent of guitarist Christer Åkerlund, Nubian Rose has made sure that they are a force to be reckoned with. After planning a self-financed, low-key release of their debut album, 'Mountain', in 2012, they were shocked and excited by how the music spread like wildfire worldwide. Within weeks of the Swedish release, they were played on radio stations in the US, the UK, Italy, France and throughout Europe.
Rock fans everywhere immediately recognised their hook-filled brand of Hard Rock with tunes such as; 'Ever See Your Face', 'Reckless', 'Mountain' and the outstanding power ballad 'How Am I'. Soon they were featured in great rock magazines such as Classic Rock and the legendary Japanese publication, Burrn!
The reviews were outstanding, Classic Rock Magazine (8/10), Powerplay (9/10), Rock Hard (8/10), Burrn! (84%), to name a few of the key publications. Long before the European release of 'Mountain', Nubian Rose were also booked to play the main stage at the first Hard Rock Hell AOR festival in Rotherham 2013. This was the band's first European show and their appearance was one of the festivals most talked about with Sofia Lilja sporting a Union Jack cat suit for part of the show to mark the event!
This Autumn it’s time for Nubian Rose to hit the ground running, their sophomore album, 'Mental Revolution', is set for release on Livewire/Cargo Records. The album is armed with even heavier riffs, deeper melodies and a more mature production. Sweden’s master producer and studio wizard, Tobias Lindell, who has produced albums such as 'Tear The Walls Down” and 'Address The Nation' by HEAT,” 'Split Your Lip, from Hardcore Superstar and 'Last Look Of Eden', by Europe, has mixed 'Mental Revolution' and given it an outstanding and impeccable sound. Nubian Rose are planning on taking the next step of their career and aiming to hit the top division.
"Bottom line, for any fans of hard-hitting, up-tempo female fronted rock with tons of attitude, you simply must buy this album. This Nubian Rose is surely going to bloom into something just a bit special before long" - Bruce Mee - Fireworks Magazine.
The band appear live at the Camden Barfly on November 27th 2014
"Swerving to avoid every other soft rock signifier you can find, this is making a play for the big time" 9/10 - Steve Swift - Powerplay
"They are a titanic treat for your ears" - Classic Rock Presents AOR "She¹s (Sofia Lilja) is a powerhouse of a performer" 8/10 - Mik Gaffney - Classic Rock Presents AOR
2. Time Again
3. Illuminated Within
4. The Eye
5. Tough Guys Don’t Dance
6. Break Out
8. You Will Never Walk Alone
9. (Taking This) Further
10. All Of Your Love