Useless and utterly irrelevant fact number 1: I spent the first 20 or so years of my life living on Rosemary Street. I bet you were all dying to know that, rightâ¦?
Well, letâs get straight to the point. Rosemary might be a great prefix for a residential dwelling in the East Midlands, but it has to be said that itâs a goddamnawful name for a rockânâroll band, and particularly one that has pretensions of being the next Jam, Beatles or Kinks.
You see, while âSuburban Kingsâ isnât strictly bad, it doesnât do or say anything different to what hundreds of other Britpop-inspired bands up and down the land are churning out either, and although the vocal interplay between Tim Hill and Martin Brett is quite endearing, the song itself is instantly forgettable.
Still, if The Fratellis can get a record deal and make a career out of doing stuff that is progressively worse than this, maybe thereâs hope for Rosemary yetâ¦
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.