Bosco Rogers announce debut album with True Romance single

June 15, 2016




“Glorious 60s-influenced surf-rockGuardian, Single of the Week“Sounds like all the best bands from the 60s summer of love” – NME

“For those who believe that garage rock, acid punk and freakbeat are more than just handy reference points” – Clash

Following two successful EP releases the garrulous Franco-Anglo partnership of Barthélémy ‘Barth’ Corbelet and Delphinius ‘Del’ Vargas, aka Bosco Rogers, have announced their debut album, Post Exotic will be released on Bleepmachine on July 8th.

The duo have streamed their anthemic new single ‘True Romance’ today, a modern hymn, a state-of-the-world address that features as many of Bosco’s friends that they could cram into a room to sing along with them. It acknowledges sadness while ever succumbing to it. Irony?

“The world is burning and people couldn’t care less as long as the party doesn’t stop,” explains Del. “We are not those kinds of people. ‘True Romance’ is about never losing your sense of curiosity or wonderment at the world.”

Dividing their time between Hastings, UK and Rouen, France, where Barth and Del both run recording studios, Bosco Rogers have crafted a debut album, Post Exotic that is the very antithesis of these uncertain and shadowed times in which we live. It sits partway between the real world and a self-created sphere of escapist, wild abandon; it is a raucous sprint through half a century of wig-flipping rock music and on into the future.

Their two previous releases, Googoo EP (2014) and French Kiss EP (2015) – have pulled people into Planet Bosco Rogers, where sun-drenched harmonies and droll narratives are propelled by an undeniable joie de vivre. The full length is a kaleidoscopic collection of flower punk and joyous psychedelia. It is surf-pop made by urban-dwelling land lubbers, garage rock dragged out into the sunlight.  It is the sound of San Francisco in 1967 and Wigan Casino in 1977. It is LA’s Paisley Underground in 1987, the desert rocking Joshua Tree in 1997 and London in 2017.

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