Yorkshire’s hotly tipped trio Bang Bang Romeo are excited to get their first physical release this Record Store Day (13th April) with a special vinyl version of ‘Cemetery’. Announcing this week off the back of a completely sold out debut headline tour, the band commented on their love of physical music.
“There’s nothing more satisfying than holding a physical, beautiful, REAL version of the music you love in both hands – that version especially being vinyl – jumping on your bike and peddling back to your house to stick it on your Dad’s record player, and taking in every aspect that listening to music on vinyl has to offer. We each grew up hanging around our favourite music shops as much as we could, and our fondest memories of our favourite artists were all born there. We put as much heart and soul into our artwork as we do the music, for us, the visual experience is almost as important as the music itself, so it’s a real buzz for us to be releasing our own music on Vinyl for the first time.”
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The band will also embark on a mini-tour throughout Record Store Day, playing live sets at four different stores, Record Junkee in Sheffield, Tallbird in Chesterfield, Jumbo in Leeds and Jacaranda in Liverpool on 13th April.
Stars’ love of vinyl stems from going through her Uncle’s Record Collection when she was little, from the feel to the smell of them, to the delicate way you must place the record on the turn table and drop the pin with total respect. From that point on, she was hooked.Ross remembers the buzz around Oasis’s ‘Be Here Now’ being released and just dying for school to finish so he could jump on the bus and fly over to Track Records in Doncaster to grab it.

Rich only discovered Muse because he fell in love with the cover of Showbiz, and spent all his time during school breaks at Jumbo Records in Leeds going through racks of vinyl and CDs.

Record Store Day takes place 13th April, and the band have put together some very apt artwork for the release. The artwork features the band standing in front of a long list of British Independent record stores, including some of the bands personal favourites, Leeds’ own Jumbo and Crash Records and Doncaster’s Track Records.

‘Cemetery’ was written with music shopping in mind, an ode to record stores and finding your place within a music scene, the lyrics capture that excitement of going into a record store: ‘Finally found a place where I feel a part of something more ….in your arms where I found The Smiths & The Flaming Lips’

 The B-side ‘Creep’ is a cover of the Radiohead breakthrough track from their 1993 album ‘Pablo Honey’. Comments front woman Stars:
“We’ve adopted the timeless classic ‘Creep’ as one of our own, and sort of use it as a secret weapon. Radiohead are probably one of our favourite bands, so to play it we’re really just honouring Radiohead. Live, I also change the lyrics “I want a perfect body” to “I’ve got a sexy body” because, well, I have.”

Bang Bang Romeo embarked on their first headline tour in February selling out shows from London to Leeds, the band release their debut album ‘A Heartbreaker’s Guide To The Galaxy’ on 14th June 2019 via Eleven Seven Label Group. They tour stadiums across the UK and Europe supporting Brits winner P!nk in June.

Order the album here:
Full UK Tour dates as follows:
Saturday 6th April – Cro Cro Land Festival, London
Saturday 13th April – RSD mini-tour:
Record Junkee in Sheffield,
Tallbird in Chesterfield,
Jumbo in Leeds
Jacaranda in Liverpool on 13th April.
Sunday 5th May – Teddy Rocks Festival, Dorset
10th -12th May – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton
Saturday 1st June – Camden Rocks Festival, London
Thursday 20 June:  Principality Stadium, Cardiff *supporting P!nk*
Saturday 22 June:  Hampden Park, Glasgow *supporting P!nk*
Tuesday 25 June:  Anfield Stadium, Liverpool *supporting P!nk*
Saturday 29 June:  Wembley Stadium, London *supporting P!nk*
Sunday 30 June: Wembley Stadium, London *supporting P!nk*

Praise for BBR:

“Biggest crowd for an opening act on the main stage in the history of the Isle Of Wight Festival” – John Giddings, Solo Music Agency/Isle of Wight Festival
“They sound just like a Tarantino soundtrack” – Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1
“Gutsy rock and roll collides with Northern Soul” – Steve Lamacq, BBC Radio 6
“Grand, scintillating bar-rock that could open up the heavens based off the magnitude of Anastasia ‘Stars’ Walker’s voice alone” – Billboard
“She is amazing, her voice is next level” – Tom Grennan, Recording Artist
“The most formidable front woman I’ve seen, talk about charisma, presence and a voice to match” – Gordon Smart, Radio X

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