News Wire: Philadelphia Rockers SORAIA Release New Single "Bang Them Bones"; Appearing at SXSW and on the The Wicked Cool Records Revue, Presented by Hard Rock and Little Steven's The Underground Garage, March 16-22

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Philadelphia Rockers SORAIA Release New Single "Bang Them Bones"

Catch Them on the The Wicked Cool Records Revue, Presented by Hard Rock and Little Steven's The Underground Garage, March 16-22

" ascendant rock ‘n’ roll band on the cusp of its breakthrough moment."- Albany Times-Union

"...Hard-Charging..."- Billboard

"Gritty, raw, passionate and heartfelt....adjectives you use to describe the music of upstart Philly rockers Soraia....”- Loudwire

"Philly rockers Soraia sure know how to write a flawless rock song. Singer ZouZou has one of the most captivating voices you'll hear. Multifaceted it can range from sweet and sensitive to gritty and powerful but never wavering from its stunning soulful tone. The kind of voice you hear and instantly think "wow"."- Click Roll Boom


Philadelphia rock outfit Soraia has released the new standalone single "Bang Them Bones" via Wicked Cool Records.

Frontwoman ZouZou Mansour said, "We love recording while we're touring in Sweden--and have done so every time we go. It always feels like we're just a little more "beat up" mid-way through our tours there, so it's a good time to get some honest representation of ourselves recorded. This one was another song written by Sulo (Sören Karlsson, frontman of Swedish rock band The Diamond Dogs). We immediately love how it reminded us of a 60s/70s rock anthem. The title can be interpreted in so many ways, too--which we love writing our own songs in that style, and often, Sulo's style complements our songwriting in that way. This time, we recorded in a new-to-us recording studio--which keeps things fresh and fun for us."

The perpetually touring band is hitting the road once again, joining the lineup for The Wicked Cool Records Revue, presented by Hard Rock and Little Steven's The Underground Garage. The traveling Rock ‘n’ Roll roadshow will showcase some of the stars from Wicked Cool Records, the groundbreaking label founded in 2007 by the legendary Stevie Van Zandt – a.k.a. Little Steven. The 5-city tour commences on March 16 (during SXSW) at the renowned Continental Club in Austin, TX. Tickets available at Check out the dates below.

Stream "Bang Them Bones" HERE.

"Bang Them Bones" Credits

Artist: Soraia

Producer: Sören "Sulo" Karlsson

Recording Studio: Dog Pound Studio in Stockholm, Sweden

Engineered by: Jonas åhlén

Mixed by Travis Smith

Mastered by Joe Lambert

Cover Art: Brianna Signorovitch

Cover Graphic Design: ZouZou Mansour + Brianna Signorovitch


Lead Vocal, Backing Vocals, Tambourine: ZouZou Mansour

Lead/Rhythm Guitar: Mike Jaffe

Rhythm Guitar: Scott Bradoka

Bass: Travis Smith

Drums: Brianna Signorovitch


Sören Kurt Karlsson


March 16: Austin, TX - Continental Club

March 19: Phoenix, AZ - The Crescent

March 20: Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room Highland Park

March 21: Las Vegas, NV - The Shag Room at Virgin

March 22: San Francisco, CA - Brick & Mortar Music


April 25: Hamden CT - The Cellar on Treadwell (Soraia only)

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Photo: Cassandra Panek


Soraia is:

ZouZou Mansour - Lead Vocals, Tambourine

Travis Smith - Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals

Brianna Sig - Drums, Backing Vocals


Praise for Soraia:

"It seems appropriate that Philly-based rockers Soraia have opened shows for Joan Jett over the years because just like the queen of cool, they play a muscular, guitar-heavy brand of rock, free of all current musical trends and pretentions. The record may be filled with overcoming slights and traumas but healing and triumph have never sounded so cathartic before."- New Noise

”Soraia is an extraordinary, exciting, and ‘sure to make waves’ band who I love and admire” - Joan Jett

"You do not want to miss one of the greatest of the new bands! For those of you who think rock is dead - come to have your faith renewed!" - Steven Van Zandt

"All rise for the fire and euphoria of Soraia...your road to garage-rock salvation." David Fricke, Rolling Stone/Sirius XM Radio

"Soraia do an extremely effective job of recapturing that punk rock spirit and zeal, with lead singer ZouZou Mansour bringing that vintage glam rock appeal with her lively, spirited vocals."- V13

"Soraia are bringing back that 80’s rock sneer – A brilliant riff, thrumming bassline and pure catchiness make up this cracking song."- Love It To Death Reviews

"This is garage rock out of the garage and aiming for arenas. "I Seek Fire" is just pure no nonsense rock 'n' roll with zero pretention."- If It's Too Loud

""I Seek Fire" is an excellent mix of aggressive riffs, high attitude and epic bold vocals. The song is sure to stop you in your tracks."- Click Roll Boom

"Philadelphia rock quartet Soraia really knows how to put together a hypnotic rock song. Frontwoman ZouZou Mansour’s uncanny voice is perfectly pitched to the guitars and holds you close while it beguiles you. This is a put-on-repeat song." - Shutter16



With each new release, Soraia continues to amass experience, momentum, and resilience. They've caught the attention of rock legends in the music industry, including Jon Bon Jovi, Little Steven, and Joan Jett. The core lineup comprises ZouZou Mansour (lead vocals), Travis Smith (bass), and Brianna Sig (drums), a trio with unparalleled chemistry and a profound passion for their music.

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