Hailing from Cardiff, Rosehip Teahouse, started life back in 2015 as the bedroom-pop project of guitarist and vocalist, Faye Rogers. Now expanded into a full-band, they have impressed with their sparkling take on DIY-pop. The band are about to head out on a headline UK tour, including a launch show at Cardiff’s Clwb Ifor Bach, marking the release of their new single, Growth, which we’re premiering here today.
Discussing the track, Faye has suggested Growth is a track about personal growth, as she explains, “I find myself in patterns of not focusing on troubles I’m having in life and how I tend to try and distract myself with my interactions with other people. ‘Growth’ is about stepping away from that and giving yourself space to breathe.”
Musically, Rosehip Teahouse inhabit a world of melancholic beauty. Recalling the likes of Let’s Buy Happiness or a less frenetic Mothers, Growth walks the tight-rope between emotional impact and technical complexity; as shimmering guitar lines meander, and the rhythms explode into energetic life then dissipate to nothing. At the centre of everything is Faye’s stunning lead vocal, bristling with a steely determination and emotional honesty, as she sings, “I never wanted you to go, but I always tell myself, I want to be alone”.
The latest example of the growing excitement surrounding Rosehip Teahouse, Growth is the sound of a band in that thrilling early stage; full of creativity and fearlessness, simultaneously making you long to hear what comes next and simply enjoy where they already are. They might just be your new favourite band.
Growth is out June 14th via Beth Shalom Records. Click HERE for more information on Rosehip Teahouse.