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Indie-Rock band The Rosecaps release new single ‘Empty Wrappers’

November 2, 2022

The Rosecaps are a three-piece independent rock band from Loughrea, Co. Galway and have been writing music together since 2019. The band released their debut EP ‘Before You Grab Your Cigar’ in early 2021 which amassed over 45,000 Spotify streams and featured their first single ‘1800 Hours’. They later released their second single ‘The Wall’ in mid 2022.

Consisting of Daniel O’Malley on guitar, Shane Fahy on keys and Emmet Feerick on drums, the group began as childhood friends. Realizing that they had a shared love of music, they began writing songs together and playing gigs as a way to fund their nights out. Taking inspiration from bands such as The Killers, Arctic Monkeys and The Cure, they each contribute equally in their songwriting process, whether it be lyrically or musically.

The Rosecaps aim to keep releasing music with plans to record again in the near future, as well as plans to play their original songs in venues all across the country.

They also aim to record a full-length album from their extensive backlog of material.  Some of the group’s most noteworthy live performances include playing the Róisín Dubh on numerous occasions, and opening for Chasing Abbey, Wild Youth, and Hudson Taylor in Shannonbridge at various stages in 2022.

Empty Wrappers stands out amongst previous releases from The Rosecaps as the bands most unique track to date. The song has a much more laid-back feel and is a slight diversion from the usual high-energy tracks that the band put out.

Empty Wrappers is a track written by the band about a hopeless romantic fixating on his ideal soulmate. However, the main character of the song takes every opportunity to cynically question his own originality and reality. He grapples with the age-old clichés surrounding his situation as he tries to separate fact from fiction.

The beginning of the song feels stripped back and bare, with just an acoustic guitar plucking chords and a lead vocal. As the song progresses, more and more layers of instruments are gradually added resulting in a swelling climax that almost sounds unrecognizable when compared to the beginning of the song. The band creates a bitter-sweet feeling and even a sense of nostalgia via the chord progression and the arrangement of instruments.

The Rosecaps release ‘Empty Wrappers’ on 4th November 2022.

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