As suggested by its sleek op-art sleeve and future-shocked title, Interstellar, Rose's next album is as welcome as departures get: an icy blend of buffered beats, cascading chords and steely synths. Don't expect an electro album, however, more like what happens when an indie rock vet spends an extended period of time alongside a proper producer – Fischerspooner collaborator Le Chev.
In other words, if Rose wanted synth lines pulled from the same Kraut-y cosmos as Vangelis and Klaus Schulze, a soundtrack-y slice of Enya or a bass line to sound like the Cure's Seventeen Seconds, it wasn't a question of "How?" so much as "When do you want to get started?"
"It's been exciting finding out what's possible," says Rose. "If I can make something sound huge or epic, why wouldn't I?"
Here's the deal then: aside from a fall tour with Dirty Beaches, Rose plans on putting 12-hour days in at the studio until her widescreen opus is completed for an early 2012 release.
"Often this album is the scene in the film when the main character is reunited with his lost love, or perhaps like a visit to another planet," explains Rose. "I want every song to be like some kind of pop song cinematic adventure."
Splashh began life as the brainchild of Toto Vivian and Sasha Carlson forming in late February 2012. The duo initially bonded over their mutual music tastes and then began plotting their sun drenched musical assault on the UK. Growing up between the South Pacific and the UK they left the beaches behind to record in a small bedroom in Hackney. The result was a myriad of floating, fuzz laden grunge pop tunes with a punk twist. With a number of songs in the can the boys then recruited close friends Thomas Beal on bass and Jacob Moore on drums. The 2 new additions made for a sense of excitement that Splashh were primed and ready to roll as a band.
The carefree attitude within their music transports the listener to the summers of yesteryear kicking back with good friends. Sounds of dreamy fuzz being thrust through the walls of your neighbour’s garage as the “slackers on summer holiday” dream of adventure, fun and the open road. With releases planned through the summer, plenty of gigs and a hungry music loving public awaiting, it seems as if the adventure isn’t too far away.