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The Love Robots are a New Jersey-based, alternative group formed by Jon Vick and Charley Ruegger in 2019 (formerly The Stereo Police; 2005 to 2010).


After producing a handful of originals, Jon and Charley looked for a melodic, reliable bassist and energetic drummer. During quarantine in 2020, they recruited Will Donaway on bass and Ross Medine on drums. Their melodic and driving sound is the unique compromise between four different backgrounds and tastes in music; from Metallica to Coldplay, from the Allman Brothers to Radiohead.


Charley Ruegger - Rhythm Guitar/Vocals Charley is a melodious, chord-factory who will surround you in a warm blanket of sound before cutting you in half with his self-deprecating humor.


Jon Vick - Lead Guitar/Amateur Audio Engineer With golden locks the length of an NYC block, Jon is a mad scientist of sonic magic. Jon can be heard snapping through guitar strings, bloody-knuckled, on the hour of every hour.


Will Donaway - Bass Guitar Will is the pocket master bringing up the low end. In his free time he enjoys getting things off of high shelves for the rest of the band.


Ross Medine - Drums Part sledgehammer and part metronome, Ross has been known to break full drum sets during shows. He became a fireman simply to put out his own fires from how hot his beats are.


So great to have you for our interview today. Tell us about your latest single and the impact it's had on your fans so far?


The third single off of our first record, which we are all very excited about, is "Father McKenna." It’s been a mainstay of a lot of our live performances and is finally getting the attention it deserves. It's one of those songs that keeps the crow moving and the energy high. We hope that this song's driving groove resonates with everyone!


Do you get more attached to songs over others?


We put so much work into all of our songs. Of course, we are going to have different favorites among the four of us, depending on which echo how we're currently feeling. The interesting thing is that for each of us, a song will move in and out of the spotlight. One month, one of our newer songs will keep a constant presence in our setlists, only for us to rediscover our love for an older song. The great thing is that our songs are pretty varied in vibe and theme, so given our mood on a certain day, we always have a song to help us dig into our creative energy.


What makes your single and the time you spent on the music memorable for you?


While collaborating, we learn more things about ourselves and each other than we initially expect. It’s a real bonding experience sharing ideas and being vulnerable around other musicians we respect. Playing the music we built together with each other and our audience empowers us to continue to do more. The "Father McKenna" today is a far cry from the original playthroughs in practice. Seeing it grow into a solid addition to the first album's tracklist has been very rewarding and memorable.


Any tried or true techniques you have when creating the music?


All bands and songwriters have their own approach to writing. Charley writes melodies as they come to him, often when on roadtrips, Jon likes to spend long hours writing guitar riffs and solos, Will likes to do the same with diverse basslines from jazz to hard rock, and Ross likes to help arrange and maximize every song's groove. In general, we spend a great deal of time with our favorite instruments in our hands. For us collectively, we are borderline obsessed with recording ourselves and new ideas; even if they're small. While a good amount of people do this, the secret ingredient for us is to keep listening and relistening to ideas. If you still like an idea, that's a keeper. We bring these babies to the whole band and they evolve naturally from there, akin to watching a child becoming an adult. And if it doesn't work, just take a break, but always come back to smaller ideas and never be close minded. You never know what will happen.


What are you most looking forward to in 2023 with your new music?


As we close out our first full year as a band, we are looking forward to continued growth, new songs, and new challenges. We're super excited to have the first album done and are eager to dig into our next project immediately. We already have about 4 or 5 new songs already written! We are most excited to build on the momentum of 2022, enrich our existing friendships, find more like-minded bands, play bigger gigs, and get our music in the hands of as many people as possible. We are hoping that 2023 is a big year for this band.


Anything in 2022 that you experienced that you're either leaving behind or bringing with you into 2023?


We have met a great community of musicians and fans through our gigs in 2022 and we look forward to building new relationships in the music community and meeting new fans in 2023! We’ve grown a lot as a band and some of the growing pains will be happily left in 2022 as we learn to support each other and overcome new obstacles together. We're also leaving behind a lot of broken strings and cables. People think that elephant polo is an expensive sport - they should try being in a band that practices as much as we do, especially with a guitarist like Jon!


Where can our readers go to learn more about your future projects?!


Find us at https://theloverobots.com/ and please like, follow, and subscribe below (@realloverobots):


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You're rad. Leave us with a word or phrase that will describe what your fans can expect from you NEXT!


We have a lot of new stuff coming and we’re so excited to share it with you guys! We aren’t stopping now!

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