De Rosa Split


There were murmurs all weekend, but now it’s official.

De Rosa announced on their Twitter page that they have indeed split up, giving the following statement : “To all who listened. De Rosa has come to an end. If you liked our music or came to see us play we’d like to thank you all. Goodbye, De Rosa.”

Chemikal Underground added the following through their mailing list: “We hate these announcements but they have to be made nevertheless: De Rosa have decided to call it a day after several years, a legion of amazing live shows and two truly exceptional albums.

We count ‘Mend’ and ‘Prevention’ among some of the very best albums Chemikal Underground has ever released and it’s genuinely sad to know there won’t be a third. De Rosa were a uniquely gifted bunch of songwriters and musicians with songs that provided an object lesson in how to meld complex structures around irresistible melodies. Bands of De Rosa’s quality are few and far between and they will be sorely missed.

We’re very proud that their albums form part of our catalogue and wish them every conceivable success in all their future ventures (musical and otherwise).”

Best of luck to all involved for whatever they do in the future.

Here’s a parting sample of their music – Swell and Under the Stairs from this year’s fantastic second album, Prevention.