This week’s Music Matters has a distinctly Warwickshire look to it. First up are Warwick’s Rosetta Fire, currently making huge waves on the local scene and beyond, and a big favourite and former “Artists of the Month” on BBC’s Introducing, hosted by Brody Swain. The band are Anthony Gliddon (vocals) ,Jimmy Lapworth (guitar, vocals) Matt Ball (keyboards/guitar), Andy Wheeler (drums) and Emily Knight (bass).
The song “Mr. Telephone” (taken from the current EP “On The Line”)” is a superb track, with top-class musicianship dovetailing perfectly with some incredible vocal delivery. The EP was produced and engineered by George Shilling (who has worked with Primal Scream and Paul Weller). I have to mention the accompanying video for “Mr Telephone”, as it’s a work of art in itself, and I worked the twist ending out about half-way through: it’s very clever.
Many have cited this five piece to be the next big thing out of our region, and in truth it’s hard to argue with that, as there doesn’t seem to be any major element missing from this unit that could possibly hold them back. More information can be found here: https://rosettafire.com/
Also Warwick based are The Peas, here’s a band that never take themselves too seriously, but are always guaranteed to put a smiles on faces. You simply can’t watch their cut-down skiffle/folk version of Duran Duran’s “Rio” without breaking into a grin, and if you thought that was funny then try their take on “Firestarter”, which is pure genius.
Like all bands that bring a comedic element to their music, you know instantly that these guys can play, otherwise the humour just wouldn’t hold up. Kelvin and Kelly are top musicians, and their impressive fan-base would certainly agree. So if you would like to see them play live, and you are probably saying; “Peas, peas tell me now”, well tonight (Oct 26th) the duo are playing in Kenilworth, at The Virgin & Castle October Beer Festival.
Moving now to Rugby, one of my favourite local bands are Go Primitive. Killer tracks (and videos) like “Breathe In, Bleed Out” and “In a Band” and “The Sun Will Rise” (both from the 100 Ways E.P.) have helped put the band on the music map.
Their current single “I Want More”, is undoubtedly a defining moment in their career. The band said the song was about getting their voices heard no matter what it takes. That single was a big statement, and another example of why this band are getting so much positive feedback. It is yet another peak on a career that has seen the band play all over the country including the Introducing Stage at Glastonbury, and opening for the likes of Mallory Knox, We Are The Ocean, Lonely The Brave and Fort Hope. On December 8th they play a very special Xmas gig at Leamington’s Zephyr Lounge, and it’s a chance to see what all the fuss is about.
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