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. The boys have been packing-out gigs and receiving praise from their peers since their inception, so it was no surprise that they soon found themselves supporting 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.
Since their beginnings 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 – from DJ-ing to playing launch nights around their native Belfast. 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.
The band recently performed with 65daysofstatic at Mandela Hall in Belfast. Throughout the rest of 2010 Kasper Rosa will be touring their wares extensively along the length and breadth of the UK, promoting EP2 and spreading the good word, including shows with Maybeshewill.
Kasper Rosa’s latest release - EP2 - is an intricate and epic journey that combines the best of post-rock, prog and rock, which leaves you with something undeniably addictive and beautiful. Songs like “Good Luck With David” are over 11-minutes and convey gorgeous melodic journeys, not far from bands like the legendary Aereogramme and Mogwai. Others like “Team Building Exercise” infuses the band’s love of rock and metal with nods to bands like Tool. These boys are flying the flag for instrumental music with a rockin’ soul and melodic class. EP2 is one of the finest things you’ll hear this year.