((Young Romance)) Band Profile and Upcoming New York City Concerts - Oh My Rockness

Written by Patrick McNamara

Young Romance are a duo (Claire sings and plays drums + Paolo plays guitar) from London that write extremely catchy fuzz pop. They'll probably be pretty big time someday. Or, not. I've been wrong before. But I'm not wrong when I tell you that Young Romance could be on the radio right now. Maybe they already are. I don't really listen to the radio.

NME says that this band sounds like Kate Bush's vocals meets the guitar(s) of Jesus & Mary Chain. Damn. That's a pretty good description, NME. I wish I could just use that for my music blob instead of coming up with my own band comparisons. Hey look at that I just did.

Since forming, the band have released a 7" and an EP and they're both solid. I've conveniently posted a selection of songs from that output below because I'm a pretty chill dude. You know a debut full length album is coming soon, though, because Young Romance are just too damn accessible to be constricted by the limitations of a 7" and an EP. Not that there's anything wrong with those two formats. Many of my best (only) friends are 7"s and EPs.

As of this writing (4:00 PM in The Year That I'm Writing This) Young Romance are set to come to the States to play the always excellent NYC POPFEST*** with Beverly and Roman a Clef (members of A Sunny Day in Glasgow and please only click that if you're the type that enjoys reading eight-year-old band profiles) and some other bands I have not yet heard but quite possibly might love. You never know. And that's why music rules.

In summation, I love when the drummer is also the singer. Because it's dope.

File Under: Songs I Want To Listen To

RIYL: _________ meets _____________ meets _____________. (take that, NME)

***UPDATE: YOUNG ROMANCE HAD TO CANCEL THE NYC POPFEST SHOW BUT DON'T BE SAD YOU'LL GET TO SEE THEM SOME OTHER TIME LIFE IS FULL OF SECOND CHANCES LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL FOREVER AND EVER AMEN

Published May 19, 2015
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