Rozi Plain: Share ‘Friend City’ video + new postcard single out now feat. remixes by Pete Robertson (The Vaccines) & Boxed In

Rozi Plain: Share ‘Friend City’ video + new postcard single out now feat. remixes by Pete Robertson (The Vaccines) & Boxed In

ROZI PLAIN

FRIEND CITY

THE NEW SINGLE OUT NOW, FEATURING REMIXES BY PETE ROBERTSON (THE VACCINES), BOXED IN, DELIFINGER AND SEAMUS FOGARTY

WATCH + SHARE THE VIDEO FOR ‘FRIEND CITY’ BELOW

TAKEN FROM THE ALBUM FRIEND, OUT NOW ON LOST MAP RECORDS:

Following the release of her spellbinding and critically-acclaimed new albumFriend on Lost Map Records in May, London-based, Winchester-born singer-songwriter Rozi Plain presents her latest single ‘Friend City’. Released inpostcard format as part of Lost Map’s unique PostMap series (snail-mailed physical postcards stamped with a download code and featuring a message from the artist), as well as an iTunes download, the single comes backed with four exclusive remixes by Pete Robertson (The Vaccines), Boxed In, Delifinger andLost Map’s own Seamus Fogarty. Hailed as “a delicious piece of wonky pop… utterly unique” by Clash Magazine, it’s availalable to buy now, while the accompanying video directed by James Hankins is available to view and sharehere.

 

 

Friend features contributions from Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor and members ofFrançois & The Atlas Mountains, Babe and This Is The Kit among others, and has received glowing reviews so far from Uncut (“seductively off-kilter pop… lovely stuff” ⭑⭑⭑⭑), The Skinny (“distinct and sophisticated… feels like the coming of spring” ⭑⭑⭑⭑) and The Herald (“an elliptical, atmospheric and at times mesmeric album”). The lead single from Friend ‘Actually’ won the Rebel Playlist on BBC 6 Music by 76% of the vote, and has been described by DIY Mag as “about the most gorgeous, all-encompassing introduction imaginable for this London-based songwriter.” Rozi will continue to promote the release of Friendwith festival dates throughout the summer including Latitude, Green Man andCloudspotting, and tour dates throughout the year including a new London headline show at St John on Bethnal Green on Wed, Oct 7.

Partly a breakup album, partly a beacon of bad times gotten through if never forgotten, Friend is a deeply meaningful and wonderfully measured ode to memory, place, companionship and music’s remarkable power as an emotional salve. Typical of Rozi’s instinctive sense of compositional freedom and unpredictability, ‘Best Team’ juxtaposes busy percussion with mellow strings and warm breezes of brass, hurrying busily on its way towards no place in particular.‘Jogalong’ – which was released in October 2014 as a split 7” together with Rachael Dadd, and hailed by Jo Whiley as her Favourite Thing of the Week on Whiley’s BBC Radio 2 show – drops into the middle of the album as if from a different cosmos, full of tensely circling guitars, heavenly backing vocals and synth lines that orbit like flying saucers. The gossamer ‘Red Dot’ is Friend’semotional sucker punch, downbeat but somehow uplifting, as Rozi ponders the passing of time and the triviality of marking a date of regrettable significance in the calendar “with a red dot or do you think a green dot?”

Rozi Plain has been making music since her brother taught her a few chords on the guitar aged 13. Raised in Winchester, she spent a few years studying art and painting boats in Bristol, where she began working with long-term collaborators Kate Stables and Rachael Dadd among many others on a thriving local scene. It was there that she made her first two albums, 2008’s Inside Over Here and 2012’s Joined Sometimes Unjoined, each works of deliciously sad and beautiful pop full of heart-wrenching harmonies dotted with unexpected instrumental flourishes. Both records are presently available via Lost Map Records.

Rozi recently moved to London, but she doesn’t see her flat all that oftenPictish Trail. She has appeared at festivals including Glastonbury, End of the Road and Green Man. As a member of This Is The Kit, Rozi has also toured widely, including several dates around Europe last year opening for The National. because she tours a great deal year round. She has taken her joyous live show on the road around Europe, the UK and the USA, in partnership with alt-folk luminaries from Devendra Banhart to James Yorkston and Lost Map’s own The

 

+ LATEST UK TOUR AND FESTIVAL DATES INCLUDING LATITUDE, GREEN MAN & NEW LONDON HEADLINE SHOW:
THU, JUN 11 @ SOUTH STREET ARTS, READING [TICKETS] FRI, JUN 12 @ JOHN PEEL CENTRE, STOWMARKET [TICKETS] SAT, JUN 13 @ LONG DIVISION FESTIVAL, WAKEFIELD [TICKETS] SUN, JUN 14 @ THE PRINCE ALBERT, STROUD [TICKETS] MON, JUN 15 @ THE MAGIC CINEMA, TYWYN [TICKETS] FRI, JUL 3 @ IONA VILLAGE HALL MUSIC FESTIVAL, IONA [TICKETS] SUN, JUL 5 @ KELBURN GARDEN PARTY, LARGS [TICKETS] MON, JUL 6 @ THE LEMON TREE, ABERDEEN [TICKETS] FRI, JUL 17 @ LATITUDE FESTIVAL, SUFFOLK [TICKETS] THU, JUL 23 @ TRADES CLUB, HEBDEN BRIDGE [TICKETS] FRI, JUL 24 @ CLOUDSPOTTING FESTIVAL, SLAIDBURN [TICKETS] SUN, JUL 26 @ THE DEER SHED FESTIVAL, TOPCLIFFE [TICKETS] FRI, JUL 31 @ FARMFEST, SOMERSET [TICKETS] AUG 20-23 @ GREEN MAN FESTIVAL, BRECON BECONS [TICKETS] WED, OCT 7 @ ST JOHN ON BETHNAL GREEN, LONDON [TICKETS]

 

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MEDIA PRAISE SO FAR FOR ROZI PLAIN:
“SEDUCTIVELY OFF-KILTER POP… LOVELY STUFF” (FRIEND)
⭑⭑⭑⭑ – UNCUT
“EXQUISITELY BLISSED-OUT” (FRIEND) ⭑⭑⭑⭑MOJO
“DISTINCT AND SOPHISTICATED… FEELS LIKE THE COMING OF SPRING” (FRIEND)⭑⭑⭑⭑ – THE SKINNY
“AN ELLIPTICAL, ATMOSPHERIC AND AT TIMES MESMERIC ALBUM” (FRIEND) THEHERALD
“A BEGUILING MIX OF FOLK AND ELECTRONICA” (FRIEND) Q
FAVOURITE THING OF THE WEEK (‘JOGALONG’) – JO WHILEY, BBC RADIO 2
“SIMPLE ON THE OUTSIDE BUT PACKING A COMPLEX HEART… ABOUT THE MOST GORGEOUS, ALL-ENCOMPASSING INTRODUCTION IMAGINABLE”
(‘ACTUALLY’) – DIY MAG
“A DELICIOUS PIECE OF WONKY POP… UTTERLY UNIQUE”
(‘FRIEND CITY’) – CLASH
“WORKS ITS WAY UNDER YOUR SKIN GENTLY AND EFFORTLESSLY”
(‘JOGALONG’) – GOLDFLAKEPAINT
TRACK OF THE DAY (‘JOGALONG’) – FOLK RADIO UK
“BRILLIANT… A BIG FAVOURITE OF THE SHOW” – LAUREN LAVERNE, BBC 6 MUSIC
“GORGEOUS, ORIGINAL AND BRIMFUL OF CHARACTER” – THE LIST
“GRACEFUL AND BEGUILING… SUBTLE BUT IMPACTFUL” – THE SKINN

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