Ahead of their set with our good friends Deco Records this weekend at The Peer Hat, we spoke to Marnie from Rosa Canina to talk about their music and what to expect this weekend when they hit the stage.
MIMR: Hey and welcome to MIMR, what’s the latest with the band, what plans do you have for the rest of 2019?
Marnie: Hello MIMR, we’re good ta! We’re on with recording a few of our latest batch of songs in Benjamin’s (our dear human metronome) bedroom/practice space/studio. Our new ones are a bit wonkier, abit more melodious. It’s rather pleasing to see how we’re improving and mutating as a band. We’ve got a fair few gigs coming up in the North, in Preston and a good number scattered around Manchester over the next few months. (11th May, Peer Hat, MCR, Deco All Dayer – 15th May, The Castle Hotel, MCR, Degenerate Productions, Fiver, https://www.facebook.com/events/441924223212404/?ti=icl – 23rd May, The Salty Dog, Northwich, https://www.facebook.com/events/320637291778302/?ti=icl – 24/25th May, Fuel, MCR, Bread Records – 22nd June, The Ferret, Preston). There’s plans afoot for a bit of a music video. Currently some ridiculous ideas being floated about but that’ll happen this summer some time. We’re gonna do it with a photographer we’ve worked with a few times (@ashleyhardmanphoto). Ashley’s a talented boy so with any luck we’ll get summat entertaining out of it.
MIMR: Really looking forward to your show with Deco Records in a few weeks, what can we expect from one of your live shows and what’s your favourite part about playing live?
Marnie: Lots of wonk n squeal, a few awkward silences, a lack of eye contact (smirk) and some quality wholesome wonk n roll……
MIMR: With Vinyls becoming more and more popular once again, which records would you play if you wanted to do the perfect DJ set?
Marnie: Pixies – Mr Grieves, Tom Waits – Clap Hands, Fat White Family – Love is the Crack, Bowie – Prettiest Star, a bit of the Sleafords maybe, Jefferson Airplane – White Rabbit, The White Stripes – Jack the Ripper, GZA – Liquid Swords, Timber Timbre – Creep on Creepin on, Iggy Pop – The Passenger, Grinderman – Go tell the women, Eminem – Drug Ballad, The Revels – Comanche, some Dick Dale and end with Zorba the Greek…….it’s gotta end with Zorba the Greek.
MIMR: What are your favourite music venues to play or just to simply hang out at?
Marnie: Soup Kitchen is gloriously grubby, enjoyed Night and Day a lot. Manchester’s got an embarrassment of riches when it comes to gigs and venues. We could solely play in Manchester and we wouldn’t get at all bored. The Pit and Pendlums in Nottingham is a faux goth delight and Vinyl Tap in Preston is a great new spot…
MIMR: Thanks for chatting with us, see you at Deco gig. How can people check your music out and follow you on social media?
Marnie: A pleasure man. Erm we’re all over the show apparently – FB, Instagram and Twitter @RosaCaninaMusic, though we’ve an occasionally scatological presence on our Insta stories. 💩 The demos we’ve made in Ben’s (our dear drummer) bedroom are available on Bandcamp and Soundcloud, (rosacanina.bandcamp.com soundcloud.com/rosacaninamusic). We’re even on YouTube, (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl7vqnrCQT0nNP3tUWns4rw), so yeah, all over.
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