Prize - Regular Black Vinyl
- Memphis Industries
The music of Rozi Plain has always felt like a freeze-frame. A colourful and graceful snapshot of the world, paused, suspended in time, and then gently toyed with, like stepping out of the linear world as we know it.
Whether from the days spent in Bristol’s DIY scene, rubbing shoulders with the equally innovative Kate Stables of This is the Kit and Rachael Dadd, or to London’s epicentre, Rozi Plain has maintained a certain vibe across all four of her albums to date. She has an unmistakable vocal which sounds convincingly at home when peeling off staccato Haiku-length verses over her self-built electric guitar.
Her arrangements are often loose, jazz-like, stripped-back and nuanced, with space for singular instruments to weave and play. She creates an appealing canvas for the cast of musicians who have joined her in the past – Rachael Dadd, Marcus Hamblett, Sam Amidon, Kate Stables, Joel Wästberg (sir Was), Aidan O’Rourke, Darren Hayman, Alexis Taylor, Serafina Steer and many more.
With her new album PRIZE (13 January 2023 on Memphis Industries), Rozi has assembled her most expansive cast of players to date, including Jamie Whitby Coles, Kate Stables, Amaury Ranger, Gerard Black, Cole Pulice, Bas Jan’s Serafina Steer, Danalogue (Comet Is Coming / Soccer 96), Yoshino Shigihara of Yama Warashi, Emma Smith and Alabaster dePlume. It promises to be quite the trip.