Cosy shine like the sun in your eyes on a hungover morning, it should hurt but it’s the last taste of a well lived night and you want to cling to that feeling for as long as you can. The WA trio have evolved over 10 years of messy side projects, bands, and off-shoot formations. Musical mates Oscar Van Gass (Haircare, Priscilla) and Albert Pritchard (New Nausea, Shit Narnia) came together on drums and bass respectively, around the sounds of songwriter, vocalist & guitarist Sam Rocchi (Noah Dillon, Mung Dahl). Combined they’ve sculpted a delicate balance between drama and love with their textured songwriting and chaotic live show.
Following on from 2020’s single releases: ‘Blue’, January 2020 and ‘Buttons’, October 2020, Cosy are finally here with heir long-awaited EP and first tangible release – ‘Something To Believe In’. The 6-track / 27-minute EP will be available on both vinyl and retro compact disc, as well as streaming worldwide via ‘WA Label of The Year’ – Blue Grey Pink on Friday, August 20. The occasion will be marked with a big rock dog show at Mojos Bar, Fremantle on Friday, August 27 with support from Gia Como and Jewel Owusu. Doors 8pm, $10 or show entry complimentary with pre-order of ‘Something to Believe In’ vinyl via Bandcamp.
‘Something To Believe In’ was written and performed on Whadjuk Noongar Boodjar by Sam Rocchi (Vocals, Guitar, Keys), Oscar van Gass (Drums, Percussion), Albert Pritchard (Bass, Vocals, Acoustic) and recorded at Blackbird Sound Studios (Spacey Jane, Drapht) by Mitch McDonald (The Love Junkies) who also contributes guitar and vocals to the record. Mastered by William Bowden (King Willy Sound). Album art by fellow WA musician and visual artist Luke Kolbusz, the perfect visual representation of the visceral content within.
“There is nothing comfortable about their sound, no cosiness to be found in their rousing rock. Their style is sincere, heart-on-your-sleeve pop-rock…It’s difficult not to get swept up in Cosy’s dramatic storytelling and anthemic rhythm”
Buttons – 8/10 Xpress Magazine
“…driven by the band’s honesty and their sincerity, a trait which is best represented in guitarist and vocalist Sam Rocchi’s lyrics. Aided by his heartfelt delivery…Rocchi’s lyrics sonically fit the tune with a tale of love and loss, while also providing the band with a unique identity without watering down their musical ambitions.”
Happening – 8/10 Xpress Magazine
‘SOMETHING TO BELIEVE IN’ out NOW on Blue Grey Pink