Tomorrow marks the 10th anniversary of the release of De Rosa’s debut single ‘Camera’. Which is ample reason to flag up the band’s video for the song above.
To mark the occasion, front man Martin Henry is playing a rare De Rosa solo show tomorrow night (Saturday 9th) at Nice’n’Sleazys in Glasgow with Ex-Teens.
It’s funny but it took me a wee while to properly appreciate ‘Camera’ even though it is perhaps the most immediate track on the debut LP ‘Mend’. Initially I thought it was a slightly generic indie rocker which was in the shadow of much of the rest of the record.
However the more that time has passed, the more I’ve appreciated the song and its staying power certainly outlasts anything remotely generic. So enjoy the track and, if you don’t have it, purchase the album from Chemikal Underground.
Looking to the future Martin recently announced on Twitter that recording is complete for the third De Rosa LP. I’d still suspect that we might not see the finished album until early next year (although I’d be delighted if i arrived earlier) but the one gig they’ve played since they reformed suggests that the album will be well worth the wait whenever it appears.
Prior to that though Martin will release an E.P. with the State Broadcasters’ Gillian Fleetwood which he promises is unlike anything he’s done before. That’s being mixed roundabout now and will likely appear later in the year.