We are delighted to welcome Drug Store Romeos to Ramsgate on November 19th!
Ethereal psychedelically hazy dream pop, inspired by a collective passion for acts such as Stereolab, Tom Tom Club and Broadcast. We suspect this will feel like a gigantic hug that never ends.
“Realms of inviting familiarity that are ripe for exploration. This could stay in orbit for aeons and still be a place you’ll want to revisit time and time again” – The Line of Best Fit
Drug Store Romeos are a 3 piece from Fleet, Hampshire. For them growing up in a small suburban town inspired escapism and led them to search for music that complimented and romanticised the at times slow-paced and quite isolated existence. They happened to live within 10 minutes of each other and spent their late teens meeting up most days to make music or just to enjoy each others company.
“We always wanted to create our own world,” Sarah Downie explains, “and I think we did.” When the band moved to London they’d still feel part of the bubble they formed at home in Fleet. “As a three we have this force field around us,” Sarah remembers of a time spent buoyed by the tight bonds she’d formed back home. This feeling of otherworldliness is apparent in Drug Store Romeos’ music, a hypnotic and delicate mix of dream pop and synth-led exploration. Their songs have always had a spacey quality to them, romantic yet a little alien.
On debut album ‘The World Within Our Bedrooms’ they wanted to shake things up more than ever, add more weight to their featherlite production and begin looking out through the curtains. Suddenly the walls of the bedroom were looking less protective and more like something to push beyond. “The new songs reflect a more mature side of our personality,” Charlie Henderson says when comparing the album to early single ‘Now You’re Moving’. “The emotional experiences of being a young adult are all in there.”
Submerged in an existence of their own creation, Drug Store Romeos have carved something extraordinary from the mundane. A testament of youth and adventure, ‘The World Within Our Bedrooms’ is an escape from mundanity and proof that art will always open a door for those looking to escape. At a time when reality bites harder than ever, who would deny anyone the pleasure of that?
“A hazy anthology of dozing micro-pop ditties” – NME
“Mesmerising” – DIY
“The sound of a relaxed Sunday afternoon” – DORK