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”
Star’s 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.
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 & 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’.
They tour stadiums across the UK and Europe supporting Brits winner P!nk in June.