The bands first signed release will be an E.P out April 27th, with lead single Johannesburg debuting on Danielle Perry’s evening show on XFM Wednesday the 25th of March. Pre-order Available from iTunes.
Having already aired on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6, XFM and across the BBC local radio network the band signed with MADCLUBOFTWO Records in December 2014. –gigslutz.co.uk
original post from April 20, 2014
Bang Bang Romeo deliver a dark, atmospheric, full on rock n roll vibe with explosive female vocals and a powerhouse rhythm section which has seen them labeled “A harder edged Fleetwood Mac”.
Early 2014 has seen BANG BANG ROMEO working with internationally acclaimed producer Chris Kimsey (Rolling Stones, INXS) to produce their latest E.P. We Were Born, available digitally through iTunes and all major stores from 4/28/14. Described as “sublime, like a Tarantino soundtrack”, the E.P has already made an impact on BBC Introducing Radio.
The Band have been selected as BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens ‘Pick Of The Week’ and were played on his show on BBC Radio 1 on 27/3/14. Labelled as “The best in new music” and “one of the most exciting new bands in the country.” BANG BANG ROMEO were also featured on Huw Stephens podcast ‘19th March SXSW Special’ available here:
Alongside airplay of “Cemetery (an ode to the IRS)” on BBC Radio 6 Tom Robinson and his BBC Introducing mixtape, and further support with a dozen airing’s on BBC Radio Sheffield Introducing Christian Carlisle show has led to further plays on BBC Shropshire, BBC Northampton and BBC Cumbria.
BANG BANG ROMEO won a JD Roots competition late 2013 which earned them the privilige of recording with producer Tony Platt (AC/DC, Bob Marley) in Parr Street Studio’s Liverpool, to record a single.
Recent live online session feature by Exposed Magazine showcasing BANG BANG ROMEO’s enigmatic live performance, as well as support slots with ‘Dexters’ and ‘Night Engine’ plus shows with This Feeling and Tramlines Festival, have contributed to the bands ever growing reputation as a powerful live force.
Live dates early in 2014 including The Leadmill Sheffield, The Lexington London, Academy 2 Sheffield, The Social Doncaster, Deaf Institute Manchester, Tramlines 2014, dates with THIS FEELING in Aptril & May and a high profile support slot TBC via J.D Roots make it an exciting time for the band. A pre-match gig at The City Square outside The Etihad Stadium on May 7th has also just been confirmed, the band will play before the game between Manchester City v Aston Villa.
Drawing on a wide range influences from the likes of Jefferson Airplane and The Mamas and Papas to The Doors and Fleetwood Mac gives BANG BANG ROMEO a unique melodic 60’s vibe with all the mood of a film score coupled with a gritty and malevolent Rock sound.
“Bang Bang Romeo are a brilliant new band”
–Huw Stephens BBC Radio 1
“Big Songs in the mould of The National and Talking Heads”
– This Feeling
“Great songs and amazing voice”
– EMI Spain
“Like a Tarantino soundtrack’
– Chris Kimsey
Unlike so many young acts Bang Bang Romeo don’t so much sound like four musicians who just happen to be playing the same song simultaneously, but are that rare thing of a fully-realised, properly functioning musical unit with the same sense of balance and dynamics that mark out all truly great rock bands.
Walker is a resplendent and magnetic frontwoman, possessing the type of stage presence that many aspire to, but few ever really achieve. Her voice is a thing of potent wonder, putting me in mind of Curved Air’s Sonja Kristina at her most dramatic, or even Grave Slick. She’s no slouch on the acoustic guitar either, adding the occasional extra layer to an already thrilling cacophony. That’s not to say the three guys are overshadowed though, as all three of them look absolutely at ease on stage and comfortable with the vast amount of musical ability at their disposal. Far too many young bands seem a little overwhelmed when they achieve even the most modest level of success. Not so for Bang Bang Romeo. Philips has a vaguely manic but affable stage presence while Gartland may well be the most polite-looking and relaxed drummer I’ve ever seen on stage, despite his potent kit-thrashing. Cameron is perhaps the band’s secret weapon and one of those guitar players who can seem to flip from subtle rhythm machine to riff monster in the blink of an eye. It’s this blend of four unique and contrasting characters that marks out Bang Bang Romeo as one of those bands that seem so well balanced and such a natural fit with each other.
Link to play Carnival from the E.P.
Link to play reach Out from the E.P.
Link to play Johannesburg from the E.P.
– All images, text and links in this post are reprinted from the Bang Bang Romeo digital press kit