"Garage rock salvation"
Soraia epitomizes raw power, unrelenting energy, chaos, and freedom. Their live show - frenetic and intensely interactive. The band's chemistry cut over several years of fierce, relentless touring, from the dingiest dive bar to the most massive amphitheater, and attracting a worldwide fanbase.
"All rise for the fire and euphoria of Soraia: Dig Your Roots is your road to garage-rock salvation"
-David Fricke, Rolling Stone / Sirius XM Radio
"I adore confidence. I live a passionate life. I am most comfortable around it. That, for me, describes rock ‘n’ roll:
Abandonment, commitment, feral fury, danger, and great songs. Another word to describe the above would be Soraia.
The head of this magic monster is its charismatic vocalist. A voice of seduction and anger. Romance & revenge.
The band in step & in control, an unbeatable combination. Listen & watch, sweat & smile. Rock ‘n’ roll is alive right here."
- Michael Des Barres, singer/actor // Sirius XM Radio DJ
"Searing guitars, burning soul, and true CBGB grit. Soraia is the rock you need in your face now."
- David Fricke, Rolling Stone Magazine / Sirius XM Radio (quote from our "Dead Reckoning" album 2017)
"In their raw songwriting and passionate relationships with their fans, Soraia – whose name means “bright guiding star” in Arabic – strive to set an example of how personal struggles can be overcome to inspire life-changing art. “Quicksand” channels this resonant message of empowerment and healing by way of rolling guitars and lead singer ZouZou Mansour’s captivating howl..." - Leah Brungardt, All Access Music
"...It's unlikely you'll hear any album in the next year whose rock and soul architecture sounds this fresh....“
Anthony Kuzminski , music reviewer, Antimusic.com
"it's a gutsy rocker seeping in attitude and low-slung guitar swagger. It's 70's rock feel...think Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix....ZouZou's voice brings back memories of the golden greats, like early Tina Turner and Janis Joplin...that soulful, powerful quality...."
Shari, Black Velvet Magazine UK
"Soraia feel like a wonderful vinyl find, from hours spent picking through crates of records. Something I’m lucky enough to be able to discover, and as I listen, stare in disbelief at my good fortune, not sure I can fully believe everything the speakers are telling me...."
-Alberto Rivera - IndieMusic.co
"At the heart of the album is Soraia's voice — a powerhouse instrument in its own right. Her throaty vocals are alternately sultry, angry and, occasionally, even a bit tender, but are always passionate and commanding. This is a voice you have no choice but to pay heed to….”
-Andy Vineberg, PhillyBurbs.com
Featured in Rolling Stone Magazine's Year in Rock 2017 as one of the best live shows that year, the band now has eight singles and three studio albums in heavy rotation on SiriusXM - as well as international commercial radio success. They've opened for Rock n' Roll Hall-of-Famers Bon Jovi, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Marky Ramone, as well as Wolfmother, Sixx A.M., Tyler Bryant and The Shakedown, and more. They've co-written songs with Jon Bon Jovi and Little Steven Van Zandt. They've opened festivals, including Summerfest, 93.3 MMR-B-Q, and less prominent festivals worldwide.
Their next album Dig Your Roots releases in March 2020 under the Wicked Cool Records/The Orchard label partnership, and already is being called the "road to garage-rock salvation" by David Fricke of Rolling Stone Magazine.
See you on the road!
Soraia - "Tight-Lipped" [Official Video]