Saw these guys open for MuteMath in Pittsburgh and am now a fan.
Saw these guys open for Mute Math in Charlottesville and they were very cool. I met with them after and bought a CD (very retro) I downloaded it and have been listening to it non-stop! Super awesome music with pop/indie 80s feel. Plus they were very nice and let me take a picture with them!
Saw ROMES open for MUTEMATH in Phoenix. MAN WERE THEY GOOD. Great music, great performance and energy, plus the drummer had biceps the size of watermelons so that was fun to look at. The bassist *HEART EYES EMOJI* *DROOLING EMOJI* had some epic solos that were just almost too much to handle. When they start playing their own shows, I'd definitely go see them again!
Toronto-based electronic indie outfit ROMES have a history dating back to their childhood years. Canadian-born brothers Jacob (vocals) and Nick Bitove (drums) befriended Andrew Keyes (bass) and James Tebbitt (guitar) while attending St. Gerard's School in Bray, Ireland. The four friends formed a band and soon moved to Canada, and when that band split up in 2015, they started ROMES. The quartet's bright, synth-heavy pop sound earned them comparisons to acts like the 1975 and Years & Years. After scoring a deal with Universal-affiliated Eleven Seven Music, they worked with producer Tony Hoffer (Beck, M83, Phoenix) to record their debut EP, Believe, which arrived in the spring of 2016. It was followed a year later by another single, "My Generation." ~ Timothy Monger