MeMe Detroit is the moniker 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 their latest, sonically charged single. A blazing foot stomping anthem, the track is oozing with scuzzy guitar riffs and a sing along hook-laden chorus. The track 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.