Rosamojo & The White Rabbit - Powered By Absinthe, Ruined By Daylight
Rosamojo & The White Rabbit are a Camden town three-piece embarking on their first excursion into London's indie scene and boy, are they doing it with attitude. Citing influences from the Beatles and Billie Holiday to T.Rex and Patti Smith, Maria Rosa Young (vocals), Simz (six-foot killer bassist) and Sickboy (drums) have made what melodic, sleazy rock outfits like the Gossip could have been - better. Much, much better.
'Girl on a Motorcycle' is apparently a tribute to the free-falling Marianne Faithful, and rolls and heaves along with the grace of a swan. Big rock sound carried very lightly, and it's very well-instrumented for just three players. I have found myself singing bits it for days. Then there's the enigmatic and disgustingly cool 'Sex, It Rocks' featuring the brasher guitars and bluesy passionata sotto voce of Young that I'm sure will become their trademark, and if it doesn't, it should. "Can you handle if I call the shots?" She purrs, with more 'sex kitten' than Kylie. The song swings between the musical equivalent of robbing a convenience store and then shuffling it's feet innocently, batting it's eyelashes and saying "Oh no, officer, not us."
I'm addicted. It's not even out yet, on iTunes and Spotify on June 14th, but I've fully and completely fell in love with this breathy, insouciant, wonderful noise. They are planning a second EP release in August and are clearly looking to get their noses into the proper music industry - we all owe it to our inner child, the one that would flip the bird and stick out it's tongue at policemen, to give them a leg-up.
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on 2010-06-29 hstisgod Said:
Exciting review Emmy! I enjoyed their myspace jukebox. Nice gem find!