FOSCA PRESS MATERIAL

Press release for The Painted Side of the Rocket

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FOSCA BIOGRAPHY

Fosca is the eccentric UK pop band fronted by Highgate-based dandy and wordsmith Dickon Edwards. Since forming in 1998, they've released four singles and three albums, toured several times across Europe, received radio play by John Peel, and found their lyrics quoted in a Swedish novel (Martina Lowden's Allt).

After leaving the slightly acclaimed group Orlando, Mr Edwards started Fosca with a revolving line-up of London musicians, recruited partly down to their musical prowess, but mostly on what he thought of their dress sense at the time (Mr Edwards still has a strict 'no trainers' rule, believing running shoes are for running in, not for playing guitar in). However, some members have managed to stick around for the duration, notably Rachel Stevenson (keyboards / vocals).

From 2000 to 2002, Fosca were signed to Shinkansen Records, recording two albums with Saint Etienne producer Ian Catt. The results won fans all over the world, with NYC label Secret Crush Records taking their name from the Fosca single Secret Crush On Third Trombone. Two unofficial videos were made by separate groups of fans - both from
Sweden - for Secret Crush and for the obscure b-side Confused And Proud. Given its curious popularity beyond its status, this latter song has now been reworked and re-recorded for the third album.

After much idling, bouts of ill health and general misfortune, the third Fosca album was finally completed in a Hackney basement in summer 2007, with Tom Edwards (guitar / programming) and Kate Dornan (keyboards, recorder, vocals). As Shinkansen had by this time wound down, Sweden's But Is It Art? Records stepped in to release the album. ’The Painted Side of the Rocket’ is released on the 5th March 2008 in Sweden and the 28th April in the UK. Also available as digital download worldwide via iTunes.

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FOSCA DISCOGRAPHY

Nervous London
CD EP

Something Velvet Records, 1999

The Agony Without The Ecstasy
CD EP
Shinkansen, 2000

On Earth To Make The Numbers Up
CD album
Shinkansen, 2000

Supine On The Astroturf
CD EP
Shinkansen, 2001

Secret Crush On Third Trombone
CD EP
Shinkansen, 2002

Diary Of An Antibody
CD album
Shinkansen, 2002

Confused & Live - Fosca In Concert
limited edition CDR
But is it Art?, 2007

The Painted Side Of The Rocket
CD album
But is it Art?, 2008