words by tom johnson
We described the previous track from Frankie Rose as a “hypnotic swirl of colour and texture“, the Brooklyn-based artist quietly brooding a spell that seemed to solidify and compel further with each passing moment. New track “Red Museum“, which is streaming in full for you today, covers similar ground while letting a little more light in, refining every aspect of her craft with a little extra dash of alluring subtlety.
Taken from Rose’s brand new album, which is released on next month on Slumberland Records and Grey Market, and centred around thoughts of ” broadcaster Art Bell’s paranormal-themed archives”, Red Museum may well be informed by the magic of sci-fi but it balances those more outlying references with a swooning heart which lends the whole piece a swelling majesty that grips throughout. Rose’s voice is suitably charming, those pastel chords drifting through the ether like the softest of galaxies way, way up there, while the instrumentation, stripped-back here somewhat, in comparison to ‘Trouble’, performs a merry dance around the vocal, guiding the whole thing forward but never acting forceful; the most reliable of partners, locked arm-in-arm.
Check it out below right now; the full album arrives on August 11th.
‘Cage Tropical’ is out 11th August on Slumberland Records/Grey Market
UK Tour Dates:
Tuesday 17th October – The Joker, Brighton
Wednesday 18th October – Moth Club, London
Thursday 19th October – Castle. Manchester
Friday 20th October – Sneaky Pete, Edinburgh
Saturday 21st October – Kasbah, Coventry
Sunday 22nd October – Bodega, Nottingham
Tuesday 24th October – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Wednesday 25th October – The Forum, Tunbridge Wells
Saturday 28th October – London Calling, Amsterdam