Artist info

Genre

Pop, Rock


Tags

#power pop


band members

Alanna Oliver Adam Johnstone Fergus Sinclair Justin ‘Murry’ Tawil Dave Johnstone


Bio

As our collective news fatigue lingers, the frustrations of daily living become amplified. Stubbing your toe on the corner of your bed. Having a single scrape of Vegemite left for the toast you made. Trying to leave the house but forgetting your mask twice and having to clean up a half eaten gecko left by your cat. Romero’s new single, ‘Troublemaker’, is a golden old soul that smoothes out the bumps of at-home frustrations and reassures you on the existential path ahead.

The Melbourne bands’ glam swagger continues to inhibit a demilitarised island; where folks lay down their arms, rejoice around a hook, and stretch their legs in a haven away from the information overload of 2020. This time around, Romero collects restlessness and angst as alms, to be thrown in the air in a serenade of euphoria, as a chimera of positivity and nervous energy emerges.

Mastered by Mikey Young (Total Control, Eddy Current Suppression Ring) and engineered by Andrew Hehir, the song traverses a sonic divorce between the melodic master strokes of both classic & modern age pop records (from Dolly Parton, to Sheer Mag and Royal Headache), while evoking an emotional response of the brill-building soundscapes of the 50s and 60s.

‘Troublemaker’ is a record to sing along to even when the shower runs cold.
It’s harsh out there; have a tantrum and a life crisis. See you on the other side.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

30 Nov 2020

Triple J
40

rock n roll done real good, with none of the fun edges sanded off.

rock n roll done real good, with none of the fun edges sanded off.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

29 Nov 2020

Triple J
40

Rumbling, go getting indie rock that's full of charming hooks and great building energy. Can't wait to hear what else is comin'.

Rumbling, go getting indie rock that's full of charming hooks and great building energy. Can't wait to hear what else is comin'.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

25 Nov 2020

Triple J
40

A band that was made to play. A singer that was destined to sing. This is an instant favourite.

A band that was made to play. A singer that was destined to sing. This is an instant favourite.