1st place on the Swedish “billboard” chart
Opening up the prestigious Sweden Rock Festival
Invited and played at Borgholms Slottsruin, 300 meter from the Swedish Royal Family´s summer recidence
Recorded live at Sweden Rock festival by Swedish National Radio which bounds for a recording of highest quality.
As this wasn´t enough, the band also had a filmcrew from Germany that did a live-DVD at the same gig.
CD “Bound To Fuck Up”
DVD “Bound To Fuck Up”
1 CD + 1 DVD + 1 sticker + 1 signed bandphoto + 1 patch + 1 pin
11 sep BRESCIA – Black Rose (IT)
12 sep MEPHISTO (IT) Lu Monferrato
13 sep MILANO – Rock n roll (IT)
19 sep ROMA – Jailbreak (IT)
25 sep KLOBENSTEIN – Zentis (IT)
26 sep USTER – Rock City (CH) Uster
30 sep BRIGHTON – Engine Rooms (UK)
02 okt BRADFORD – Gasworks (UK)
03 okt NOTTINGHAM – Seven (Wildside) (UK)
04 okt GRIMSBY – Yardbirds (UK)
05 okt HULL – Sharkeys (UK)
08 okt PETERBOROUGH – Club Revolution (UK)
09 okt BRISTOL – Area 81 (UK)
15 okt TOLOUSE – Le Rex (FR)
16 okt MALAGA – Sin City (ESP) acoustic gig
17 okt T.B.A. (in Malaga) Malaga
23 okt VALENCIA – Hot Rod Sueca (ESP)
24 okt BARCELONA – HELL YEAH FEST – Rocksound (ESP)
25 okt LERIDA – La Boite (ESP)
20 nov LICHTENFELS – Paunchy Cats (DE)
21 nov WEIMAR – Gerber (DE)
27 nov JEVNAKER ROCK FESTIVAL – Glassheim (N)
11 dec COPENHAGEN – The Rock (DK)
Innocent Rosie is one of the most talked about new bands coming out of Sweden today and with the release of their debut “Bad Habit Romance” it is easy to see why. This five piece from Gothenburg, Sweden is made up of Oscar Kaleva (Vocals), Dixxi (Guitars), Joel Eliasson (Rhythm Guitar), Olof Oljelund (Bass), and drummer Benjamin Borang and simply put “Bad Habit Romance” kicks ass. Loaded with some great modern sounding but sleazy, bluesy influenced songs, it’s not hard to say Innocent Rosie may have the best debut of the year on their hands.
“Bitter Cocktail” is a great track to start the album off, heavy but melodic with Kaleva’s whiskey and cigarette flavored voice and some nice bottom end playing from Oljelund, while Dixxi blows the solo way. “Knock Me Out” sound like something L.A. Guns should of had on “Cocked & Loaded” and I personally can never have to much hand claps. “Animal” has a great groove to it, with Borang playing his ass off behind the kit and Dixxi and Eliasson making a great tandem on guitars. “Let A Memory Die” starts out with a great bluesy intro on guitar and harmonica before it kicks in, love the way the band burns through the verses but slow it down and dirty at the chorus and the harmonica solo is awesome. “Bad Habit Romance” starts out acoustic then fires on all cylinders for not only the best song on the album but one of the best songs of the year. “Sextalkin'” sounds like a heavier sleazy version of the Quireboys with some nice honky tonk piano and some great slide guitar. “I’m A Vibe” has a great groove to it and I just can’t get enough of Kaleva’s vocals or Dixxi’s guitar. Great intro from the rhythm section on “Wasteland” before Dixxi takes over on guitar. “Shine, Shine, Shine” is a mid tempo bluesy number with some nice background vocals and foot tapping groove probably my second favorite song on the album. More harmonica and honky tonk piano on the rocking “Don’t Drag Me Down” which should get the crowds singing along in a live setting. “I’ll Get Rich” is another song that reminds me of a heavier version of the Quireboys, one more great song on “Bad Habit Romance”. “Left Alone” would fit nicely on any Backyard Babies or Hardcore Superstar album and is a great way to wrap up “Bad Habit Romance”.
Along with Heaven’s Basement, Innocent Rosie is easily one of the best new bands of the year and given some good record company support Innocent Rosie could have a monster on their hands with this debut. Not just a great debut but a great rock ‘n roll record as a whole, I’m hoping they can make it across the Atlantic to play some live shows here in the states definitely wouldn’t want to miss that show.
You can check out Innocent Rosie at www.myspace.com/innocentrosie and by all means buy a copy of “Bad Habit Romance” or you’ll be missing out.
Rating: Out of 10
01. Bitter Cocktail
02. Knock Me Out
04. Let A Memory Die
05. Bad Habit Romance
07. I’m A Vibe
09. Shine, Shine, Shine
10. Don’t Drag Me Down
11. I’ll Get Rich
12. Left Alone
Oscar Kaleva – vocals
Joel Eliasson – guitar
Olof Oljelund – bass
Benjamin Borang – drums
Innocent Rosie has posted a new teaser of their song “I’m A Vibe”. This will song will appear on the new Innocent Rosie album, Bad Romance. Go here to check it out!
Sweden’s Innocent Rosie has a brand new video, Knock Me Out! Check it out below!!