R O M A N C E
R O M A N C E are a three-piece post punk band from London. Formed in November 2008, the band have already made waves in the East London music scene. Consisting of David Woods (drums), Joe Eakins (bass) and Jamie Lovatt (guitar / vocals). R O M A N C E have been described as "... a band that are defining themselves with a unique sound and energy that is seriously addictive!" www.thepixzine.co.uk With influences such as Bauhaus, Southern Death Cult and Siouxsie And The Banshees, the band create a fresh reworking of the late seventies goth sound. Featured in the NME as pioneers of the imminent 'gloom-pop' movement, their angular guitars, tribal drumming, creeping bass lines and soulful vocal melodies create crashing tides of dark noise. It is strongly advised to "... see them in a small venue before they go stellar." Beat Happening Magazine. OFFICIAL BIOG
With a cluster of primed, black-ribboned songs already posted on their MySpace page. R O M A N C E craft no-nonsense, moody music but which paradoxically, offers stimulating high-speed blasts that are full of vitality / fervour and are delivered to devastating effect with a point to prove!
Referencing a number of classic post punk and gothic groups, one blogger (This Aint Correct) even called their impetuous, volatile and blitzkrieg rock n roll music: Delay driven, primal noise. Continuing in his live review: "What I love most about R O M A N C E is the SIZE of the sound it's huge. For a three-piece, they create a big noise. As a live band they're as tight as the jeans they wear. Launching into Wire they immediately impress. The looping, swirling guitar intro sucks you into their hypnotic world. The verses are methodical, building in momentum until they peak and launch into great, dark waves of noise that crash over you.
Visually, there are also echoes of the New York Dolls and early Manic Street Preachers in the trios look, with an explosion of glamorous clothing and eyeliner proving that it is possible to have both style and substance when conveying a message through your music. Having just completed a 9 date tour with the like-minded White Rose Movement and Ulterior, R O M A N C E have willingly filled in a R*E*P*E*A*T Questionnaire, in which they cover their origins, music, influences and a whole lot more!
And if youre yet to hear any of the groups unabated and earth-shuddering songs, then when you finally do like their MySpace page address www.myspace.com/isthisromance youll no doubt ask yourself the exact same question, Is this romance? Due to the aftershocks and the feelings the music evokes inside of you. To which your heart will resoundingly scream:
A B S O L U T E L Y T H I S I S R O M A N C E
1.When R O M A N C E first began, did you all have a common goal,
and what was it that you took from the artists / bands that you most
A very special thanks to David and Jamie, for all of their time and help.