Raised On TV – ‘Caroline’

Raised On TV are an authentic garage band. Based in LA, they started in 2015 by brothers Keaton Rogers and Kacey Greenwood, they banded together with their high school friend, Ryan Weiss and soon realised their melodic fuzzed out tunes, which they were banging out in their garage, were really very good.

Fast forward to now, and one EP, one LP, and a few tours later, Raised On TV are set to release the ‘Season 2’ LP.

Knowing they needed someone special for ‘Season 2’, they called on the services of Grammy nominated engineer, Mark Needham, who’s produced for Fleetwood Mc, Imagine Dragons, and Bloc Party. He’s also the one who mixed ‘Mr Brightside’ for The Killers – in 40 minutes flat. Mark liked what he heard, and brought Raised On TV to the Elephant In The Room studio, in Hollywood.

First off the record is ‘Caroline’, a fast paced call to never lose sight of what’s important in your life. The video was directed by Keaton and their sister, actress Victoria Greenwood, and shows the band performing in front of Technicolor projections, in a classic 60s psych visual, which is interspersed with black and white footage. It’s hard rocking, jangling electric guitars, and has that breezy, sunshiney So-Cal sound to it that’s so frequently present in music from the City Of Angels.

Keaton and Kacey had originally been actors, like their sister, having roles in commercials and bit parts in movies. They then saw a Green Day/ blink-182 show, and decided to make the leap to music. There’s plenty of Green Day and blink in their sound – but there’s also hints of Weezer, The Beach Boys, and even The Doors, and The Beatles. Effectively, Raised on TV have blended them all and made a sound which is uniquely theirs.

Find out more about Raised On TV online on their official website, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Stream and download their music on SoundCloud, Bandcamp, Spotify, Amazon, and iTunes. Check out BandsInTown for information about upcoming concert dates.

About the author

Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email lisa@essentiallypop.com


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