“This alternative group, fronted by the charismatic and gifted Tim Baker, is destined for greatness…” Stuart McLean, CBC Vinyl Cafe
“Newfoundland’s Hey Rosetta!, have established themselves as one of the most exciting indie rock bands…” ChartAttack
Hey Rosetta! is a six-piece Canadian band from St. John’s, Newfoundland. Known for their energised live shows, the band create a massive, layered sound by incorporating piano, violin and cello into the traditional four-piece garage rock sound.
While most bands spend the week celebrating after being short-listed for Canada’s prestigious Polaris Prize (Canada’s equivalent of the Mercury’s). Multiple award winners, Hey Rosetta! began a tour of the Canadian Arctic in the community of Iqahit, Nunavut. A place where bands never venture! The experience of visiting the world above the 60 degree latitude is something they won’t forget in a hurry.
The Newfoundland based sextet will shortly be making their way from the rocky tundra of Canada’s north Atlantic to our shores for some hot shows around the capital. Billboard hailed them as one of the top five bands from Canada to see live, so don’t miss them on their short visit to the city.
Their most recent album, Into Your Lungs (and around in your heart and on through your blood), will be released in the UK next year. Produced by Hawksley Workman and recorded in the dead of Winter in two East coast harbour towns, the album begins with a beautiful naivety and confidence – an “off the stage” feel and vigour reminiscent of the bands powerful live performances.
Into Your Lungs was named Album of the Year at the inaugural Verge Music Awards, held by XM Satellite Radio’s The Verge. They were also nominated for four East Coast Music Awards in 2009 and took home three awards, including Group Recording of the Year, Recording of the Year, and Alternative Recording of the Year.
Thursday 19th November – The Monarch (Club Fandango)
Monday 23rd November – The Windmill, Brixton
Tuesday 24th November – The Queen of Hoxton
Wednesday 25th November – The Luxe, London (Puregroove Presents)
Friday 27th November, The Borderline