Updated: Jun 17, 2019
Words by Abi Whistance
After the release of their debut track Bear Trap in May last year, Rothschild have kept a lid on what they’ve had in the works since then. Gigs here and there debuting new material provided something to consume, but we were left waiting impatiently for anything we can revel in more permanently than what a thirty-minute set can offer.
Revised and re-enthused, new track Halfway House shares none of the tragic brutality of affection we’d seen in their previous release. This time we’re faced with just the belligerence; a weapon in the making, the record evokes a type of intensity unlike what we’ve seen before. The raw feeling and borderline gut-wrenching nature of Bear Trap is now nowhere to be seen, replaced with what seems to be a combination of power, rage and little else.
“There’s something to be said for cutting all the emotional drivel out of what is already is set to be an excellent track without it; misfortune and self-pity as we all know can be an unnecessary evil in the writing process."