Rosalie Cunningham: If Beatles and Kate Bush have a baby!

Rosalie Cunningham - Two Piece Puzzle

Today some very, very good psychedelic prog from Rosie Cunningham! Statements,  «If Beatles and Kate Bush have a baby it would be Rosie Cunningham! ». «The songs display a new sense of freedom as they skitter between psychedelia, prog and playful avant-pop».«Fabulous stuff that by rights should earn Cunningham the stardom she deserves».

Two Piece Puzzle is Rosie Cunninham`s new album and on her Homepage we could read this;

«Like so many of her contemporaries, moving forward for Cunningham will be all about adapting to the post-pandemic landscape. She said: «I started writing material for my second solo album well before the first one came out, but we had to push back the sessions by several months until the studios opened up again. We booked Soup Studios in London’s Docklands to lay down the drum tracks when we could and, since then, Rosco and I have been back and forth, often locked away in our studio at home to progress these new tracks».

«Creatively, we did a lot of bouncing off each other during the writing period, and that was a very interesting and rewarding way of working for me, because that has usually been quite a lonely process. The creative couple also embraced video during lockdown when they made their own charming promo clip for the single Number 149. Backed with Fossil Song for its March 12th 2021 release, the 45 was the first product from these sessions to reach the public.

In closing, Cunningham brought her story up to date: «It’s been a long journey but as I speak [in late August 2021], we are very close to the finish line with this second album».

«It will be titled Two Piece Puzzle and its release is planned for February 2022. What can fans expect from this forthcoming long player? “Being so close to its creation, it’s really difficult for me to explain, other than say that I’m constantly refining my approaches to songs and the way they are voiced on record. Those who know my work may spot some familiar themes but I think the production sounds more focused, intimate and confident this time».

Ahead of the album, Cunningham is looking forward to returning to the road with a September and October ’21 UK tour featuring Levee on guitars and bassist Alpha Michelle, along with new band members Bo Walsh on drums, and Fi & Dave Dulake from Tuppenny Bunters on keyboards. Post-release, the line-up is scheduled to tour Europe in February-March 2022, followed by a more extensive British tour and a raft of exciting festival appearances such as Cropredy and Sweden Rock.


1 Start With The Corners

2 Donovan Ellington

3 Donny Pt. Two

4 The War

5 Duet

6 Tristitia Amnesia

7 Scared of the Dark

8 God Is A Verb

9 Suck Push Bang Blow

10 The Liner Notes Bonus tracks

11 Number 149

12 Fossil Song


Rosalie Cunningham (Purson) – vocals, instruments


Ric Sanders (Fairport Convention) – violin


Om Ulf Backstrøm (6828 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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