Striking out from Belfast on a raft of youthful enthusiasm and with a sound built upon strong founding influences such as Fleetwood Mac and Oceansize through to Opeth and The Mars Volta; instrumental act Kasper Rosa have been moving from strength to strength since the release of their first EP. Packing out the launch night at the Spring & Airbrake and receiving merits from BBC Northern Ireland’s Across The Line and Introducing radio shows. Coming out of the blocks fast they supported Sub Pop Records’ Seattle favourites Earth at just their third ever gig, adding quickly to their growing impact on the circuit with a tour alongside English rockers Alright The Captain. All this whilst still being just a few months free of their creative womb.
From their conception in April 2009 Dave Shannon, James Bruce, John Ryan McCormick and Steven Butler have been increasingly getting involved with various fronts on the music battle zone. Regularly seen out DJing, the band have also taken part in a Nirvana Unplugged tribute and performed at the launch night of the popular Skinny Love club. On the media side of things they have been asked to record live sessions with Rory McConnell’s BBC Introducing and Stephen McAuley’s Electric Mainline; whilst also gaining the attention of compilation releases and pod-casting opportunities over at Bandwidth Films, Live @ Serc Mapa and NIChart.
This coming May, Kasper Rosa are set to perform their most prestigious show to date, adding their particular brand of honed noise to 65daysofstatic’s Mandela Hall show in Belfast on the 14th. Throughout the rest of 2010 Kasper Rosa will be touring their wares extensively along the length and breadth of the UK. Early June sees the band combining their sonic forces with close friends A Plastic Rose to take on the mainland; whilst short Irish tours alongside Axis Of and Ozric Tentacles are pencilled in for late June and October respectively keeping the home audiences well in sight on their radar. October will also see the band take to the stage for another performance at club night Skinny Love in Auntie Annies; pairing up with fellow Field Records‘ act Maybeshewill. Capping off their plans thus far for the year is their participation at and co-organizing of the first mini-festival in a six year running annual celebration called ‘Cosby Fest‘, which is set to kick off in July.