If you google Luna Rosa the first thing that comes up is a Spanish-Italian restaurant on the outskirts of Birmingham. "A vibrant dining option", it states. Though Third Outing is yet to venture into the world of culinary blogging, there is a Luna Rosa we do want to talk about. Making the most vibrant musical concoctions instead, the group from Corby, Northamptonshire, have released one of the best British Indie EPs of recent times; the Luna Rosa EP.
Luna Rosa certainly make a noise. Throwing together all of the best things from the world of the Indie, Punk, and Pop music, Luna Rosa have stumbled across a recipe for music that is refreshing and reinvigorating the 'Indie EP' release. Across 6 tracks the band show a variation which is not normally found on such formats. They bring their live sound to the recording studio. That's the difference. It allows for a certain energy to come across, both in the thrash and the relax of the record. To be honest, we're only annoyed that we've come to the party so late, with the Luna Rosa EP being released this time last year.
"We're all factory youth which is invigorating. We make a noise, we don't know what it is exactly but it's certainly noise"
In terms of the EP it's difficult to know where to start describing it, there are too many details. Rest assured it's cool. In fact that's exactly what Luna Rosa are; cool. If you want proof look at the video for the band's first single FEVER and note the appearance of the old CR Smith Celtic shirt; now that's cool. But of course the music is too. Starting with fearsome Fire Inside and ending with the reflective Coming Up, Luna Rosa showcase many sides of song writing skills on the EP, all underpinned by an undoubted feeling of cool.
"God knows how it came about, we just lock ourselves away and see what happens. I think for all of us Spread My Ashes and This One are our favourites to play"
We can see why the band state their stand-out song to play live is This One (High On The Groove), it's probably the stand-out on the EP too. From the moment we hear the Punk inspired Intro, we're hooked. The verse begs for singalong. The chorus guarantees it. It's proof that Luna Rosa have all of the ingredients, where else could you find such an energetic song being resolved with the sweet words "you're so beautiful"?