Rozi Plain is the fourth act to be announced for Howlin’ Fringe!, a new Lost Map all-day event taking place on Saturday August 8th, at Penicuik Town Hall.
Rozi's Road Songs
In support of her spiffing new album Friend, Rozi Plain and her band have spent a lot of this year on the road touring – in cars, in vans, on trains, on boats, on donkeys (we made one of these up). To stave off madness on these long journeys they’ve been listening to a lot of exciting and exotic and often quite strange music, some of which they’ve opted to share in handy playlist format.
If you put this on repeat it seems like you can get away with playing it about three times before people start to twig.
Quite annoying but really great.
Especially good for rainy / dusky / dawny / mountainous / slowly rolling into town / slowly rolling out of town / escaping after a tough show / rolling off the ferry into a new country.
Me, Kate and Jamie once spent three days driving around France listening to literally nothing else but five Richard Dawson songs including this one. Could have been five days and still wouldn’t have been enough.
The dreamiest of all. Keep an eye on the driver.
This goes on for 11 minutes and is a total vibe out.
Rachael (Dadd) just told me this is a concept album about a robot love story. Is being on tour like being in a robot love story? Maybe. And also this song is just so great. I think it’s ideal for if you’ve got three seats in the front of the van and all those seats are FULL.
Another recently released timeless classic!
I like to spend hours after listening to this song trying to impersonate the great way Julie sings the word "stamina". Yesterday I did this all the way to Victoria coach station. Total tune.
Rozi’s Service Station Tips
Rozi and co have also become masters of the roadside service station, amassing all kinds of useful tips pertaining to things like sauce, German toilets and Dela Veiritta Templum machines, some of which they’d also like to share. They’re generous like that.
FREE HOT WATER!
Feel like a king by bringing our own tea bag and politely asking for a cup of hot water please. No one ever says no ever. Great.
I think it’s really ideal to have a jar in a car. Sealable. Doesn’t go off too quick. Doesn’t melt all over the seat. I bought a jar of korma sauce recently, dipped a bagel in it. You might get a bit of stick from your fellow passengers, but rise above it. Pasta sauce also works very well too.
ARE YOU IN GERMANY?
Hooray! Lets not mind paying the 50 cents to go to the toilet because its great value for money. Watch the toilet seat whizzing around in front of your eyes being cleaned (the first time I saw this happen I thought I was passing out). Then use your 50 cent voucher in the shop to buy a delicious salty bretzel. Yum. What is that special salt? How does it puff up like that? Also a bretzel is very resilient to the bumps and knocks an ordinary bready bun wouldn’t be able to withstand. Sit on it. Chuck it on the floor. Bake it on the dash board. No trouble.
If you can always try and time it so you can have a nice little break here. It’s the only independent service station in the UK, so they say. Actually the same people have just opened another one near Bristol which has just as good quality products, although I think it has a bit of a spooky feeling and also it’s a secret services, as they’ve buried it in a hill so you can’t even see it. But yes Tebay’s great. Way, way quality stuff. Delightful views. Amaury once made himself steak tartare from stuff from Tebay Services (a pile of mince and a pack of raw eggs, yes he did).
Where have all your quids gone? As a musician, always try and think of tomorrow and pile as much stuff you might have in your dressing room into the car for the next day. Take all the water (probably on tour is actually one of the only times when I drink enough water). But also don’t be too hard on yourself pal. Remember to treat yourself every now and again. Buy a hands free toothbrush. Enjoy an entire packet of donuts. Get your fortune told by a Bocca Dela Veiritta Templum machine (“put your hand in my mouth”). Still 20p but very rare these days.