Arguably Suffolk's hardest working band, the Ipswich five piece play indie rock to make people dance. They performed in front of thousands at the V Festival and now get the chance to record at Maida Vale.
Rosalita formed in 2005 and through an attitude of providing good times for their live audience, as well as themselves, soon built up a dedicated local following.
The band cite Talking Heads and Pete Doherty as influences, and some of their early shows were perhaps as close as Ipswich came to having a band like The Libertines. Albeit slightly later.
2007 saw Rosalita's stock rise considerably. They toured the country heavily, often playing three or four gigs a week, and used MySpace to connect with a bulging fanbase.
Their crowning glory came via a Channel 4 competition to find an unsigned band to open the 2007 V Festival. Rosalita were one of two winners and performed in front of thousands of people at Chelmsford and Staffordshire.
The band appeared on a bill which featured Amy Winehouse, The Kooks and Babyshambles.
A debut single followed soon after. Manga Girl, which had previously appeared on the band's self released demos, was releaed by Norfolk label NR One at the end of 2007.
BBC Suffolk has supported Rosalita since their early days. Stephen Foster recorded a live session which was made available for free at Rosalita's gigs.
In 2008 BBC Introducing at Radio One asked BBC local stations to recommend bands for the inaugural Maida Vale Weekender.
Rosalita were put forward by BBC Suffolk Introducing and a judging panel, including Huw Stephens, selected them as one of the 12 acts to record at the world famous studios on 29 and 30 March 2008.
last updated: 23/04/2008 at 16:59
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