Track of the Day #115: De Rosa – Spectres
Posted by Neil Wilson
‘Cult band’ is a phrase that gets thrown about a lot, and often misused. It’s also probably a term that most to whom it applies would rather it didn’t, as it sums up their massive talent and potential being devotedly appreciated by too few. None the less it’s hard to argue the De Rosa are anything other than a cult band, having gained acclaim in the mid-00’s for their Chemikal Underground released albums Mend and Prevention before splitting in 2009.
That time apart wouldn’t last and since reuniting in 2012 they’ve steadily been working on new material, of which Spectres leads the way. The first single to be taken from their forthcoming album Weem, the track starts with minimal guitar lines, veiled with a atmospheric folk feel. Around Martin John Henry’s voice a storm is circling though as the track twists into strong indie-rock offering while Henry’s emotive lyrics pair up perfectly with the striking piano chords.
Spectres lays the groundwork for the return of De Rosa. 2016 simply can’t come fast enough.