Their website contains the tagline “Real band. Fake Cult.” and it is both of these elements that add so much intrigue and fascination to be drawn to Church of Roswell. The Anglo-American of Brother (Josh) Doyle and Sister Candi (Carpenter) extend the gospel of Super Golden to the congregation with the release of their debut EP “Here Comes Church of Roswell” which is now available. The five track EP had it’s first glimpse of life around four years ago when the duo wrote what would become their second single “Rocketeer” in Carpenter’s living room but at the time was no more than a write. After connecting with the track, the duo spent some time on a retreat and began to collaborate further and released they had something telepathic about the way that they wrote songs together which laid the foundations for this project formally coming to life
Going back to the tagline on their website really emphasises what to expect, there is this light-hearted yet enticing draw that their hilarious social creations endeavour which brings you the warmth to join the congregation but it really is their songwriting and lyrics that really bring you to join their church.
Aided by members of The 400 Unit on tracking it all live, along with production from Alden Witt and Peter Shurkin they created what Candi described when we spoke to her last month (Read that interview HERE) as “an unfiltered representation of where Josh and I were when we wrote it, where we were in our lives and I think we’ve come a long way since we wrote it.” From their debut release “The Witcher” which is the fourth song on the EP you got a real expectation of what to expect, which is this pure and open brand of Americana that brings so much realism and connectivity. The sonic vibe changes through the record through the midtempo tap along of “Werewolf” into the divine nature of “Rocketeer” which is so infectious to hum along to before my personal favourite “Love Is a Killer” which leads into the rockier lead single “The Witcher” then finally ending on the softer note with “The Canary”.
Everything about this EP just really works. It flows so perfectly, it is beautifully written, the aesthetic of the “Real band, fake cult” adds to it perfectly and the tracks together are majestically cohesive to intertwine together so brilliantly, so this is a record that we have been quietly excited about but expect will really be able to connect with people. The debut EP “Here Comes Church of Roswell” is out now and available to stream or download from all of the usual sources. To find the latest news and updates from Josh and Candi, check out their Website and follow them on TwitterFacebookYouTube & Instagram.
True country music is honesty, sincerity, and real life to the hilt. Garth Brooks