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Live Gig Video: Caitlin Rose plays on a Brooklyn rooftop ‘Spare Me’ for Duke Street

By on Wednesday, 7th December 2011 at 4:00 pm

Nashville songstress Caitlin Rose was recently filmed smoking, joking around and playing an acoustic version of her song ‘Spare Me’, with the bleak Brooklyn skyline as her backdrop. You can watch it all unfold below.



Video of the Moment #387: Caitlin Rose

By on Wednesday, 19th January 2011 at 6:00 pm

For her latest video for the forthcoming single ‘Own Side’, Caitlin Rose worked with director Michael Carter on this slice of Americana. Not really sure how wrestling figures into the song, but it features the very lovely Rose herself, so it’s win-win really.


‘Own Side’ will be released as a single on 21 February on Names Records.


Caitlin Rose / March 2011 UK Tour

By on Thursday, 6th January 2011 at 9:30 am

Caitlin Rose will be touring the UK in March. Additionally, she will be appearing at a London HMV Next Big Thing show on 11 February (sold out already, unfortunately).

Friday 11th February 2011 – London Barfly (HMV Next Big Thing)
Monday 7 March 2011 – London Borderline
Tuesday 8 March 2011 – Oxford Jericho
Wednesday 9 March 2011 – Exeter Phoenix
Friday 11 March 2011 – Glasgow Stereo
Saturday 12 March 2011 – Manchester University
Sunday 13 March 2011 – Birmingham Glee


Caitlin Rose / November 2010 English Tour

By on Tuesday, 9th November 2010 at 1:15 pm

The pretty and talented Caitlin Rose will be playing several dates in England this month. The Twisted Folk tour begins next Monday (15 November) at Brighton’s Komedia.

Monday 15th November 2010 – Brighton Komedia
Tuesday 16th November 2010 – London XOYO
Wednesday 17th November 2010 – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Thursday 18th November 2010 – Reading South Street
Friday 19th November 2010 – Bristol Fleece
Sunday 21st November 2010 – Newcastle Cluny
Monday 22nd November 2010 – Leicester Musician


Interview: Caitlin Rose

By on Monday, 12th July 2010 at 2:00 pm

Jess introduced the rather lovely Caitlin Rose back in January, and we jumped at the chance to sit down and have a chat…

Hello Caitlin, what are you up to today?
I’m cleaning my house and checking for floodwater damage on my old brown couch to see if it’s still useable.

You’re the same age as me, yet you’ve got the amazing songs of someone twice or triple your age. Did you grow up with lots of music in your house? Or have you just stumbled across things and made your own sound as you’ve gone along?
I grew up with all sorts of stuff, but even as an 8 year old I was looking for my favorite music. As a kid I got really into songs from the 1950’s and ’60’s. Oldies 96.3 was my favorite radio station and me and my sister would call in a bunch of times requesting the same Patsy Cline song with different voices. Clever girls.

So many of your songs seem to be great stories (like Shotgun Wedding), where do you get the ideas for the stories?
I don’t really make anything up. It’s mostly real life aside from obvious allusions or beastial comparisons. Real life is interesting enough, I just make it rhyme.

So far, have you preferred recording the music or playing it live more?
I play a lot more than I record. I never quite figured out self recording. I’d probably end up smashing a 4-track if you left one in front of me for too long, but in the studio it’s different. I love to make an album.

Before you go on stage do you have any weird and wonderful rituals?
Other than only rehearsing the day of a show? Nope.

What would be a cool location you’d like to do a gig at?
I want to play on a stage at the Parthenon in Nashville. Like Ronee Blakely in the final scene of Altman’s “Nashville” without the gun violence. I’d also love to play at the Ryman and on the Conan’O’Brien show. It’s really more about who I get to play with than where, but a show at Gruene Hall In New Braunfels, TX would make my mama proud.
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In The Post #46: Caitlin Rose – Dead Flowers

By on Wednesday, 27th January 2010 at 12:00 pm

Caitlin Rose is a 22 year old country-folk star hailing all the way from Nashville, who chooses to cite Buddy Holly and Bob Dylan as just two of many influences upon her dreamily nostalgic music. Armed with a beautiful voice and an acoustic to go with it, TGTF were terribly excited to be handed Rose’s brand new EP, ‘Dead Flowers’, earlier on this week.

The EP kicks off with ‘Shotgun Wedding’. Said track proves to be a perfect foot-stomper of an opener, led by excitably picked acoustics and Rose’s falsetto twang which often echoes the wide-eyed vocals of Joanna Newsom. ‘Answer In One of These Bottles’, meanwhile, is a catchy Carter Family-esque ditty – the lyrics taking on a noticeably darker demeanour to the Virginia band, however, as it tells tales of alcohol and it’s ability to temporarily pass the pain.

Rose chooses to showcase her inner Patsy Cline while covering the legend’s ‘Three Cigarettes in an Astray’. Admittedly, Cline’s voice will be forever unbeatable, but you truly hear the power of Rose’s lungs here, as she belts out this woozy track with an equal amount of passion as Patsy did back in the 50s.

‘Docket’ is perhaps one of the more light hearted tracks on the EP, especially with it’s unexpected lyrics ala “The surgeon general can suck on my dick”. Intriguing! ‘Gorilla Man’, meanwhile, is similarly playful, with Caitlin’s hick vox jumping joyfully over a tap-tapping tambourine. Still these two tracks are perhaps the least compelling-bodied among the EP, proving that Rose still has time to grow in strength as an artist.

Caitlin drops a second cover among the EP as she takes on The Rolling Stones’ ‘Dead Flowers’. The rock is stripped from the country, with Rose taking the upbeat pace of the original track down a significant notch. This is not to say she doesn’t do the song justice, far beyond it. Rose in fact recites the poignant lyrics near perfectly, her rounded voice buttering over the acoustic calypso wails with pure ease. It’s a truly stunning homage, one which I’m sure Jagger and Richards would be beyond proud of.

The EP ultimately draws to a close, however, with ‘T-Shirt’, the second track on ‘Dead Flowers’ to feature Rose merely reciting over a clapping tambourine. Spouting lyrics of lost love, it’s a whole lot more emotional than ‘Gorilla Man’, and, as she drops the tambourine to the floor at the last breath of the track, ‘T-Shirt’ closes the EP on a stripped back, restrained note, certainly leaving the listener craving more from the wonderful upcoming star that is Caitlin Rose.

Lucky for us, Caitlin is set to release a full-length album later this 2010, so keep your eyes peeled for more music from Miss. Rose very soon.

MP3: Caitlin Rose – Shotgun Wedding


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