This piece originally appeared in Issue 9 of The Thin Air
Hailing from the Oak Leaf County, Rosseau are a two piece indie rock combo made up of Colm Hinds on vocals and guitar, with Daniel Kerr partnering up on drums. The duo formed just 12 months ago following some admittedly “shitty circumstances”, and have just released their debut six track EP.
The emotionally charged self-titled release at times echoes the likes of US stalwarts Pinback and Minus the Bear, while also containing elements of former Irish act Giveamanakick (‘Traces’) and El Ten Eleven (‘Interlude’), due to the at times aggressive nature of playing that is prevalent throughout the EP.
Hinds’ clearly wears his heart on his sleeve when it comes to lyrical content as is particularly apparent during ‘Smothered’, with its delicately plucked opening chords accompaning his initial calm vocal delivery, yet when Hinds gets down to the nitty gritty, his scream-like propensity is there for all to hear.
Check out ‘Traces’ below: