PLAY THE THIS FEELING SHOW AT THE GREAT ESCAPE ON MAY 13TH
“Shimmering guitars, soaring melodies and anthemic chorus lines… 2023 is going to be the year when Rosellas finally step right out into the front line and their spring UK tour is one not to miss.” – Louder Than War
“Tapping into their hometown’s musical legacies they put their own stamp on them, mesmerising and uplifting.” – John Kennedy, Radio X
Rosellas have been on fire with their recent tracks ‘Hideaway’ and ‘Switch Off’ earning support from John Kennedy at Radio X as well as an XS Record of the Week while inspiring positive comparisons with the likes of Inhaler, DMA’s and The View. Their live shows have more than matched that trajectory too, almost completely selling out their March UK headline tour, hitting big venues as special guests to Starsailor, and providing the pre-match entertainment at Manchester City.
But that was just stage one of Rosellas’ big plans for 2023. They will release ‘Somewhere Inbetween’ on May 11th, their first EP under a recent deal with This Feeling Records, which will feature their brand new single ‘Come Alive’. They’re also set to play The Great Escape on May 13th, with an 11pm stage time at the This Feeling show at The Hope and Ruin. Expect further live news to follow shortly.
The single ‘Come Alive’ is Rosellas at their towering, epic best as they strike a balance between edgy attitude and exemplary musicianship. It’s a song which draws upon influences from the all-time greats of the north-west indie/alternative scenes while also showing that the area’s current wave of rock ‘n’ roll bands are poised to add an exciting new era to their storied history.
Rosellas commented, “‘Come Alive’ is our quintessential sound. Its huge soaring chorus melody and blinding guitar solo are enriched with a Mani-esque bass groove locking in with tight, heavy hitting drums. Giving a nod to the bands of the ‘90s northwest who have influenced this side of our sound, we treated the vocals with an early Verve-like atmosphere to match the expanse of the lyrical theme which meanders around the realisation of ambition and dreams through a perpetuated narrative with your own self.”
In addition to ‘Come Alive’, ‘Hideaway’ and ‘Switch Off’, the ‘Somewhere Inbetween’ EP is completed by two other new songs. ‘Bare Your Soul’ is the EP’s slow-burning centrepiece, constantly growing in stature until it erupts into a psych-tinged wall-of-sound. Led by Drew Selby’s restrained, emotive delivery, the concluding ‘Thunderstorming’ is a more sombre, reflective affair yet arguably the EP’s finest demonstration of Rosellas’ command of fiery dynamic contrasts with a touch of Pink Floyd’s expansive instrumental style. The band wrote all five songs on the EP, which was produced by Oliver Shillito.
The band added, “Much of our EP draws similar connotations with lyrics often fixating on the desire to wade through the sludge of the daily monotony of working life, and focus your mind on the key elements that drive a band to success; ambition, passion, determination.”
Rosellas will return to London on May 18th to play John Kennedy’s The Remedy, where they perform alongside labelmates The Native at Signature Brew. Rosellas’ previous shows have included gigs with Planet, The K’s, Andrew Cushin, Black Grape and Starsailor, plus festivals such as Isle of Wight, Truck, Y Not?, Neighbourhood Festival, Liverpool Sound City, Rewired and Stockton Calling. Their upcoming shows are:
13th – The Great Escape – This Feeling show at The Hope and Ruin
18th – London, Signature Brew – John Kennedy’s The Remedy (with The Native)