ROSES KINGS CASTLES (FOLKROCK_UK)

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Roses Kings Castles (aka Adam Ficek, Babyshambles) debut solo single (news)

23/6/08

Adam Ficek, drummer with Babyshambles and one-man multi-talent musical force behind Roses Kings Castles, is unveiling his first solo single; the mercurial gutter-to-stars folk-pop lullaby, ‘Sparkling Bootz’.


ROSES KINGS CASTLES
Sparkling Bootz
Released 30th June

“…‘Sparkling Bootz’ is lovely – all dinky acoustic plinks, shronky Steptoe and Son swagger and Ficek's feather-soft croon…” – NME

While Tokyo-based label Alphaville Records will be releasing the track in Japan, UK fans will have the opportunity to send in an SAE and receive their own-signed copy of ‘Sparkling Bootz’ absolutely free, using information that can be found at www.myspace.com/roseskingscastles. (A limited number of 7” copies will also be available via Rough Trade, Pure Groove and Alphaville Records) Adam intends for this to be the start of a unique musical community that puts band and fan in direct contact, and will serve as the basis for further Roses Kings Castles releases, merchandise, mail-outs and members-only live exclusives.

The concept and music of Roses King Castles has always existed in one form or another, but it is only during the recent period of tabloid-documented Babyshambles inactivity that Mr. Ficek has been able to forge ahead with his ever-evolving musical vision and turn the fragments recorded onto Dictaphone during various sleepless nights into an effortlessly melodious and fully-formed collection of songs.

A wistful, hook-laden slice of jingling cup-and-saucer romanticism, ‘Sparkling Bootz’ is as concise a demonstration as any of why Roses Kings Castles are deserving of every last ounce of rapt attention you can muster. Adam’s is a genuinely fresh and compelling voice that will undoubtedly ensure his time on the Babyshambles drum stool is the least of what he’s remembered for. As the man himself says: “It’s an odd experience releasing a song on your own. I haven’t got anyone to hide behind; it’s total naked exposure. But, all said and done – it’s a summer twinkle of pop. Expect your postman to be whistling it over the next few months.”

Adam’s status as one the world’s most in-demand indie DJs has long since been assured, with deck-spinning duties regularly undertaken across the globe; from club launches in Dubai to exclusive parties in Germany, Ireland, Scotland and throughout England, his notoriously well-crafted sets are finding a place on the tip of every in-the-know tongue out there.