Poor Norwich, a city in East Anglia that has done not much wrong, but suffers having Alan Partridge as its most famous resident. He doesn’t even exist. At least they’ve got Delia Smith, never will I forget Let’s Be Having You. Bless.
Blissfully, music is in a much better state in Norwich than celebrity chefs, football and awkward comedy. The Maglia Rosa Group are fronted by Daisy Lawrence and brother Sam. Together with Owen Cox and Matthew Gad they’re creating mellifluous experimental folk pop.
Make sure when you meet them you hold back on airs and graces – here’s a quick note on how you pronounce their name from Facebook:
“We’re from East Anglia so tend to say ‘Maglia’ with a hard ‘g.’ However, if you’re of a continental persuasion, or just feeling a bit fancy, by all means go for the Italian ‘Maaahhhlia’”
Their EP, Nighthawks, was released last December and you can choose your price for it on Bandcamp.
The title track is definitely the strongest on the EP. Nighthawks has a Foals edge with plucked guitar lines and touches of synths, but Daisy introspectively sings over the angular arrangement:
Fallen Daughter is another sweet little number from the EP: