7 inch vinyl –
A2. End Can Come
B1. Humans (Rocketnumbernine remix)
with download card for all three tracks
Humans (Rome Pays Off remix)
download from iTunes, amazon, play.com etc.
2. End Can Come
3. Humans (Rocketnumbernine Remix)
4. Humans (Rome Pays Off Remix)
Bristol-based indie-folk mastermind Rozi Plain was born Rosalind Leyden in Winchester 25 years ago. The unassuming charm of Rozi’s live show has led to tours across Europe, the UK & USA. Notable tours include supporting Devendra Banhart (who fell for her debut album “Inside Over Here” – on King Creosote’s Fence Records – and named it one of his albums of last year), James Yorkston and Viking Moses, as well as appearances at festivals such as Green Man, End Of The Road and Fence Record’s flagship event Homegame. Whether performing alone or joined by an assembly of her regular musical allies (including François & The Atlas Mountains, This Is The Kit, Rachael Dadd and Sleeping States) her songs possess both fragility and a sense of plucky charisma in one fell swoop.
Recordings have recently been finished for her second album, due for release later this year, from which this single is taken.
For Humans, Rozi is ably assisted by a backing band of François Marry of François & The Atlas Mountains, and Jesse D Vernon & Kate Stables of This Is The Kit fame. Already a live favourite with fans, it’s a fast-paced attack of indie-pop, a great taster for what’s to come on Rozi’s new album, and fantastic introduction for anyone new to her sound.
End Can Come, which is exclusive to this release, finds Rozi in a meditative mood, a perfect soundtrack for a warm summers evening with it’s union of atmospheric keys, sparse drums and subtle layers of harmonic vocals, arranged by Markland Starkie of Sleeping States.
Rocketnumbernine are possibly best known for their recent single on Four Tet’s Text Records. They’ve been touring with Four Tet, playing alongside him as part of his own live set as well as providing support. With fans including Giles Peterson who they recorded a session for last year, Rocketnumbernine are set to make a lot of noise this year, and their remix of Humans is a perfect example of their free-flowing, jazz inflected sound via keyboards, electronics and drums, and this excellent remix has already garnered fans in Four Tet and Caribou among others.
Rome Pays Off is a new group formed by original Rothko members Mark Beazley and Crawford Blair. Their debut album, There’s No Simple Explanation, was released earlier this year to critical acclaim and here they provide a perfectly off-kilter, frankly quite frightening remix of Humans.
As ever with Need No Water releases, the 7” is beautifully presented, available on white vinyl with Humans, End Can Come and Humans (Rocketnumbernine remix), packaged with a download code for all three tracks PLUS the Rome Pays Off remix (all tracks will also be available simply as a download for those without record players).
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