IL DUO DREAM-POP TEDESCO
ROSEMARY & GARLIC
FIRMANO CON LA RINOMATA ETICHETTA NETTWERK RECORDS
E ANNUNCIANO L’OMONIMO ALBUM DI DEBUTTO IN USCITA IL 12 GENNAIO VIA NETTWERK/BERTUS
1. Birds, 2. I’m Here, 3. Julia, 4. Blue Boy, 5.Take His Hand, 6. The Tempest, 7.Fireflies,
8.Wintering, 9. Shine, 10. Dreamer
Ascolta e condividi “Take This Hand”, primo singolo
Ascolta il primo estratto “I’m Here” che ha già raggiunto e superato 1 milione e mezzo di stream su Spotify! https://open.spotify.com/
Guarada il video ufficiale per il brano “I’m Here” (official video): https://youtu.be/GnDf1iPzSIQ
Nettwerk è orgogliosa di annunciare l’ingresso nel suo roster di ROSEMARY &GARLIC, la band dream-pop di base in Olanda composta da Anne Van Den Hoogen (voce, chitarra acustica) e Dolf Smolenaers (pianoforte, tastiere, chitarra elettrica e cori). Con il loro sound, i due hanno subito conquistato il CEO e co-fondatore di Nettwerk, Terry McBride, che li ha firmati personalmente.
“We are honored to start working with Nettwerk Music Group. Nettwerk attaches great importance to authenticity, quality and emotion within music and so do we. At the same time the label is very dynamic and takes the lead in this digital age. Nettwerk was responsible for Coldplay’s Parachutes, an album that left a great impression to both of us in our teens. And still one of the most beautiful albums in the world. ” – Rosemary and Garlic.
L’omonimo album di debutto del duo Rosemary and Garlic è in uscita il 12 gennaio 2018.
L’artista Gregory Euclide, già acclamato dalla critica e apprezzato da musicisti come Bon Iver, ha creato per l’occasione il suggestivo art-work.
Guarda e condividi il video di “The Tempest” (Live @ Paradiso): https://youtu.be/rK291ZeA000
After the wintry The Kingfischer EP (2015), the album effectively captures the emotions of all four seasons. Nature is a major theme in the album’s sound and lyrics. During her study of literary history, Anne fell in love with Romanticism – an 18th century artistic, literary, and intellectual movement, in which nature was used as a metaphor for emotions and main characters sought authenticity.
The cover artwork was created by American artist Gregory Euclide, who also designed some of Bon Iver’s album covers. His style is characterized by a surreal combination of visual arts and paintings. His work is reminiscent of an 18th century diorama. The mood of the music on the album is reflected perfectly by the fairy-tale-like image of the water surrounded by vegetation, in which the grimness of the city is reflected.
In line with the artwork, Rosemary & Garlic’s songs are not part of a specific genre, adding layers of paint from an electronic and vintage palette, whether it’s a subtle change of chords (a la Nick Drake), distancing sounds and rhythms or experiments with echoing electric guitars (like Sufjan Stevens). But always done with a melancholic heart, in which some may recognize the old Sandy Denny.
The duo discovered a common love for this kind of music and its artists when they met during a singer-songwriter competition. At first Anne joined Dolfs’ band as a background singer. “After a while I realized it would make more sense to switch roles and put Anne’s vocals and lyrics upfront, with me taking care of the music. Rosemary & Garlic was born out of that ambition,” remembers Dolf.
One year later, they released the The Kingfisher EP. The London based Folk Radio was the first to take notice, “Once you’ve crossed paths with this bird, you keep it very close to your heart.” Folk icon Laura Marling added Rosemary & Garlic to her favorite playlist and Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins / Bella Union) played the band on Amazing Radio (“It’s absolutely beautiful”). In the meantime, the band sold out all its EPs and became the best-selling folk act on Bandcamp. The duo toured extensively in Holland and abroad.
The statistics are impressive. The song “Old Now” has been streamed 7 million+ times and with 700,000 unique listeners, Rosemary & Garlic can be regarded as one of Holland’s most popular bands. The ever-growing international recognition resulted in a label deal with Nettwerk Music Group that will release the album worldwide. On tour, Rosemary & Garlic will be joined by Dionne Nijsten (cello) and Tim Vermulst (drums, Moog).
With its tranquil vocals and the layered framework of Dolf’s piano and subtle electronics, the album sets the duo for a stellar debut and a rising future.
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