We wanted to find out a little bit more about one of our new favourite bands – Rosen, the Brit crossover crew who are set to release their new EP Set Loose on July 27, so we asked them to take on our A-Z challenge!
A song that made you want to make music?
Dr. Dre – Still D.R.E.
Best rider you’ve ever had?
A Polish venue gave us bottomless Zubrowka vodka. Good idea, bad ending.
Craziest thing you’ve experienced in the band?
Listening to the finished version of our debut EP.
Deepest lyric one of your songs features?
Penning polemics opposing the petulant prophets that pray for apocalypse, pissing on politics, picking no party cuz people are petty and ponderous, presenting some populist pitching a promise, the premise is pretty preposterous, a pity the poisonous powers that are plotting to plunder us peasants are paid by the populace.
Easiest song you wrote?
The easiest song to write was Riot, as it was based on a current news story.
Favourite song in your set?
Hallelujah, because the intro is epic and I get to dress up as a priest.
Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?
Skindred or Hacktivist
Hardest thing about being in a band?
Being offered drugs by strangers and having to say yes.
Interesting fact about one of your members?
Matt Ress never smiles. We don’t know why. One photographer claimed to have caught him smiling once, but she disappeared shortly afterward.
Jokes you have in the band?
All jokes are strictly politically incorrect. Imagine the thing that offends you the most, and we’ve joked about it.
Key to writing a song?
It has to have a catchy melody and chorus. Then everything else falls into place.
Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?
Poland. By foot.
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
New band you’d recommend?
Opening for this band would be ideal?
Skindred or Hacktivist.
Place you’d most like to tour?
Quote you’d like to pass on to our readers?
The Alt Corner is the go-to place for the very best new alternative music. Like, Rosen.
Reason for the title of your recent/forthcoming release?
Reverie is our next single, and it named so because it is about retreating into one’s own mind.
See us live at?
The Half Moon in Putney on May 22nd and The Fighting Cocks in Kingston-upon-Thames on May 25th.
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
No. There has never been more amazing music available than today.
Our USBs card EPs isn’t a novel idea, but not a lot of people have seen it before.
Variations you’d like to do of any of your songs?
We are focusing on making new music all the time, so no time for remixes and variations.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. Without them, we would be sectioned for the things we do.
X-rays or any treatments needed for band related injuries?
They keep telling us to break a leg at our shows, but we only recently discovered they meant our own legs.
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?