| White Rose Movement |
Love Is A Number
Release Date: July 4th
If you have already heard 'Love Is A Number', the debut single from London's White Rose Movement, then this introduction is unnecessary. The attitude, the groove, the hooks, and the spiky pop sensibility, speak louder than any press release. But if you're looking to fill the next 30 seconds while you cue up the record, read on….
| White Rose Movement are Finn Vine (vocals, guitar) Jasper Milton (guitar) Owen Dyke (bass) Taxxi (keys) and Ed Harper (drums). They formed in the winter of 2002, blinking out into the first politically charged year of the decade, taking their name from the noble, yet naive, 1930's German anti-fascist movement. Inspired by a collective love affair with '80s pioneers such as The Sound, Depeche Mode and DAF, and driven by a desire to create pop music with a real depth and passion, they began to lay down the foundations of the White Rose Movement sound. |
In between sessions in dingy rehearsal studios, WRM found time to throw the odd party or two. Their secret session, The Dazzle!, in an out of the way corner of London's East End, has been the scene of much creative debauchery over the last 12 months, with the likes of M.I.A. performing, Chris Cunningham DJing and WRM rising to the role of house band. A surreal and brazen playground for London's brave young lions, The Dazzle! relishes the faded and dubious glamour of a venue that it is rumoured to have inspired Morrissey's 'National Front Disco', and that retains many of the fittings from a previous incarnation as an S&M club.
After signing to Independiente in 2004, following a series of incendiary live shows, recording began in earnest. A hook up with producer du jour Paul Epworth proved instantly productive, and within days WRM had completed their debut single 'Love Is A Number'. A few white labels were pressed, and the buzz on White Rose Movement spread like a vicious rumour. Erol Alkan championed the single at T.R.A.S.H and booked the band for a gig on 11 April. The band have recently finished touring with The Kills and have played a series on NME nights with The Rakes gaining support from Radio 1’s Zane Lowe and Xfm’s Lauren Laverne.
WHITE ROSE MOVEMENT LIVE
June 17th - York, Fibbers (support Infidels)
June 18th - Hull, Silhouette Club (support Infidels)
June 19th - Middlesbrough, Music Live free festival
June 21st - London, Bar Fly (support Idiot Pilot)
August 24th - London, Islington Carling Academy XFM night (support Bloc Party)