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Crosa Rosa

Nottingham, Nottingham, UK | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Nottingham, Nottingham, UK | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Alternative Psychedelic

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"Crosa Rosa Dot to Dot Review"

This grunge psych three-piece have been making waves around Nottingham for a few months now. Debut EP Pantophobia came out last month, encapsulating everything that makes them such a breathtaking live experience. Get there early and see what all the fuss is about. - Dom Gourlay


"Reverb, Delay & Distortion"

Nottingham three-piece Crosa Rosa were only conceived just over a year ago, yet already they've made their presence felt among the city's live music scene. Fusing elements of halcyon era Sub Pop (Superfuzz Bigmuff/Bleach, you get the drift) with psychedelic surges akin to early Spacemen 3 or more recently The Wytches, their new self produced EP Pantophobia is one of the most exciting releases out there at the minute. This is 'Little Leper', the lead track off the record. - Dom Gourlay


"Live Crosa Rosa, Field Studies & Mannequin"

After first seeing Crosa Rosa perform at the 2014 Future Sound of Nottingham at Rock City, I’ve been a fan. The young trio seem to have captured the essence of nineties grunge and alternative rock, which itself borrowed from the sixties and seventies, to create a sound that doesn’t sound like a carbon copy, contrived or tired. Celebrating the release of their debut EP, Pantophobia, they threw themselves in to the night with vigour. Joe W (guitar/vocals) and Joe F (bass) looked like two stags battling it out as they jumped at each other in the heavier moments of their set, heads down – the whole band appearing more comfortable on stage than they’ve ever been.

With tunes rife with fuzzy guitars, pounding drums and catchy hooks, Joe W’s vocals rose above the noise and went from heart breaking to screaming, all the while remaining in tune – no easy feat. They also, notably, more than did justice to a cover of Amy Winehouse’s You Know I’m No Good, reconstructing it to fit their sound in a way that wouldn’t have been out of place on Radio 1’s Live Lounge. If you’re looking for something new to please your ears and stir your soul, you won’t go far wrong investing in a copy of their EP.

Crosa Rosa, Field Studies and Mannequin played at Nottingham Contemporary on Saturday 25 July 2015. - Ali Emm


"The Best Bands Playing Reading & Leeds Festival 2015"

When it comes to fusing styles, Crosa Rosa excel ahead of their contemporaries with relative ease. Drenched in feedback and psychedelic noodling, the trio also exude with the demeanor of whimsical slackers , a scrum of scruffy haircuts and slouched shoulders - an intriguing combination - Lee Wakefield


"Crosa Rosa Nottingham's blistering psych-grungers"

A band we described as "one for fans of The Wytches, Nottingham based trio Crosa Rosa play a culmination of Garage, Psych & Grunge, making music that is simultaneously blistering, loud and melodic. Enrapturing stuff."

Their stripped back sound has it's roots firmly in garage, the scuzzy guitars remain effortlessy melodic except when they descend into chaos, a trait that has them gaining a reputation for their breathtaking live shows.

2015 saw them release their debut EP Pantophobia, which gained fans and radio play off the likes of Huw Stephens and Steve Lamacq. Which itself led to an acclaimed performance on the BBC Introducing stage at Reading & Leeds festival. - Fred Perry Subculture


"Crosa Rosa - Live at Dot to Dot 2016 Exclusive Live Video & Playlist"

Name, Where are you from?
Joe Fisher, Crosa Rosa - Nottingham

What do you do?
Commit heinous voodoo atrocities

Describe your style in three words?
Fuzzy Psuedo Psyche

How should your music be listened to?
In the boot of a sweaty man's 4x4

What do you miss about home when you’re on tour?
Somewhere to sleep

What British music icons inspire your sound today?
The Horrors

What was the first song you played on repeat?
Kegan: David Bowie - Moonage Daydream
Joe W: John Frusciante - Running Away Into You
Joe F: Johnny Cash - Give My Love To Rose

A song from your favourite album?
Kegan: The Dead Weather - 3 Birds
Joe W: Ty Segall - Pretty Baby (You're So Ugly)
Joe F: Arctic Monkeys - Red Light Indicates Doors Are Secured

Song you wish you had written / Music icon that has inspired you?
Kegan: Queens Of The Stone Age - Song For The Dead
Joe W: The Beatles - A Day In the Life
Joe F: John Lennon - Mother - Fred Perry Subculture


"New Noise 2016"

CROSA ROSA

Nottingham, UK

Definitely one for fans of The Wytches, Nottingham based trio Crosa Rosa play a culmination of Garage, Psych & Grunge, making music that is simultaneously blistering, loud and melodic. Enrapturing stuff. - Fred Perry Subculture


"A STROLL THROUGH THE PARK WITH CROSA ROSA"

Nestled in the back of The Bodega’s beer garden in Nottingham on a hazy summers afternoon seems like a world away from the last time I saw Crosa Rosa; at their chaos enduring secret 2AM headline set at this years Dot To Dot festival, where the show was almost abandoned after a rouge crowd surfer managed to pour a whole pint over the band’s equipment. Despite the perpetual anarchist atmosphere, being able to fill a room with people who appear to have such an inherent interest in the future of the band in the early hours of a Monday morning just shows the support the trio have gained in the past few years. With a new EP release on the horizon, we spoke about the evolution of their ethereal, psychedelic sound and if being backed by larger companies will have any effect on their D.I.Y ethos. - FOXES Magazine


"11 best live sets by new, under the radar bands in 2017 - ranked"

If you get a kick out of seeing old footage of Nirvana then get yourself down to a Crosa Rosa gig. The Nottingham three–piece rinses every last bit of energy they have on each blistering performance. Their relentless speed, melodicism, and power they put in is implicit of an amphetamine-laden diet. But the paranoiac sound seems to come from something far less temporary. This is a heavy rock séance of sorts; an emotional outpouring of the rawest kind – essential for the emotional survival of the group – and exhilarating to watch. Unsuspecting civilians who just walked in on the off chance to see them were blown away at this show. A booker flew them out to Asia straight of the back of it - a well-deserved compliment for a hard grafting band. (CT) - Cai Trefor, Julian Marszalek, Steven Kline and Ben Willmott


"DIScover: Crosa Rosa"

Nottingham trio Crosa Rosa have been creating a holy racket around the city since bursting onto the scene in the early part of 2014. The three-piece - Joe Weatherall (vocals/guitar), Joe Fisher (bass) and Kegan Clark (drums) - make music that's indebted to both the halcyon days of Sub Pop and the 21st-century evolution of psychedelic rock, yet executed in a style all of their own. - Dom Gourlay


"Korean Opportunities"

This is the story of two bands first visit to South East Asia. Or in one case, their first excursion outside of the UK. The two bands in question - Eyre Llew and Crosa Rosa - both hail from Nottingham, having also formed around the same time during the latter part of 2014. For both bands, the past couple of years has seen them steadily develop into two of the most accomplished outfits to emerge from the East Midlands increasingly vibrant music scene in a very long time. - Dom Gourlay


Discography

Pantophobia (EP) - 2015
Simper Smiler (Single) - 2015 
Candy Eyes (EP) - 2016 


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Bio

Crosa Rosa, a three-piece psychedelic pop/rock outfit hailing from Nottingham UK formed in early 2015, and wasted little time gaining the attention of the music industry across the UK. The band released their debut EP 'Pantophobia' in July 2015, which
gained frequent radio play on the likes of BBC Radio 6 (Steve Lamacq) and Radio 1 (Huw Stephens) as well as Xfm and NPR. They were also featured in Huw Stephen's "Best BBC Introducing Artists" of 2016 on Radio One. Following this Crosa Rosa were confirmed for the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading and Leeds Festival 2015 where they not only performed, but were also in the top 5 most streamed bands over the festival on the BBC website.

The band went on to release their follow up EP 'Candy Eyes' in 2016, which saw them play a number of prestigious events including The Fred Perry Dot To Dot Tour, The Great Escape Festival, FOCUS Wales, and Y Not Festival. After a successful festival session, they were described as the "best-unsigned band in the country" by the website Gigwise.

In August of 2017 Crosa Rosa released their latest single 'Sweety' which amassed 120,000 YouTube views within its first 4 weeks of going live. With all previous successes under their belt, Crosa Rosa 
were hand picked by Sound City Liverpool and The PRS Foundation to perform overseas in South Korea for Zandari Festa 2017, this was backed up by a full tour of the country playing numerous shows to packed out rooms. the band have also been featured on NPR New York with Kara Manning and in South Korea on the Do Indie Radio Show with Patrick Connor. 


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