ABOUT: Based in Toronto, ROMES are 1/2 Canadian (Jacob Alexander, Nicolas Amadeus) and 1/2 Irish (James Tebbitt, Andrew Keyes). They have been friends with Hozier since they met in high school in Bray. The band released their debut EP, Believe, in 2016 and their debut album in early 2017.
(From 2016 and 2017.)
July 10: Billboard Magazine premiered the new self-shot ROMES video for Summer Sound and it’s hilarious, for all the right reasons. July 5: “ROMES are pretty good live“, they’ve “stepped up their lighting game“, were praised for bringing their own lighting and “played a SPECTACULAR show” (review). Bowery Ballroom, New York. July 4: Romes arrived in Montreal to do an acoustic session at Evenko concert promotions before playing their show at Sala Rossa. July 2: Someone gets Australian radio premier. And Summer Sound is on Irish radio. ROMES are done with rehearsals, and the tour began in Toronto at Lee’s Palace. July 1: ROMES announced that they’ve surpassed the 3 million streams milestone on Spotify. June 30: Summer Sound was released across all music platforms. June 29: ROMES showed off their new T-shirts, available at their merch table on tour (it will be online in the future.) June 22: ROMES announced a new single to be released on June 30, along with a series of teasers. June 19: ROMES announced that their Vancouver, Edmonton and Winnipeg shows would be postponed due to laryngitis. June 11: The Aussie Word featured an interview with ROMES. June 8: The band released a behind-the-scenes video for Tryna Be and it’s all about the turtle.
June 2: Someone has been included in a compilation called, Clickbait and the lads featured a puppy in their thanks for it. June 1: ROMES announces a cross-Canada tour and dates in New York and Boston. May 31: ROMES released their official video for Tryna Be and opened for Flor at The Drake Hotel in Toronto. May 29: ROMES gave the folks at Digital Tour Bus a tour of their road machine, Lieutenant Van. May 12: ROMES released a video for a live in-studio performance of Tryna Be. May 5: ROMES released their single In The Wild. May 1: ROMES were on set for a video shoot. Apr 28: ROMES announce new music coming May 5. Apr 23: ROMES played the Mod Club in Toronto (with BARQ watching on.) Apr 20: ROMES released a live-in-studio version of Deja Vu. Apr 10: A solo acoustic performance of Someone was released on Facebook. Apr 6: ROMES had a chat about the making of Someone. Mar 31: ROMES released their latest single and video, Someone. Mar 24: The band released a lyric video for Deja Vu. Mar 15: ROMES took to Facebook live to take us through the production of their new single Deja Vu. Mar 2: ROMES played The Velvet Underground in Toronto with The Griswolds and Dreamers. Mar 1: The band got a boost from their friend Hozier with a Tweet about their new single. Feb 26: ROMES announced a support show in Toronto in support of The Griswolds and Dreamers. Feb 24: ROMES released their new single Deja Vu on SoundCloud. Feb 22 ROMES played Waiting Room, Buffalo supporting Coin. Feb 21: ROMES performed at Velvet Underground in Toronto, supporting Coin. Setlist, review, photos. Feb 15: ROMES performed a short acoustic set live on Facebook at the YouTube Space in Toronto. Feb 6: ROMES announced that they will release new music from their first album on Feb 24. Feb 1: ROMES announced two gigs for Feb 21 & 22 in Toronto and Buffalo, supporting Coin. Jan 20: ROMES released the video for their cover version of The Who’s My Generation. Jan 16: ROMES announced a new song, My Generation, will be released on Jan 20. Jan 8: The band was picked as artists to watch in 2017 by Alternative Press. Dec 29: Their song, Tryna Be, was selected in the 100 best songs of 2016 by Modern Vinyl. Dec 19: ROMES covered Drake’s One Dance.