The last preview track from English trio Drug Store Romeos’ debut album offered a pretty much on-the-nose job of letting you know what to expect from The world within our bedrooms when it finally came out last Friday: Hazy pop given form by Broadcast-y keyboards and personality by singer Sarah Downie’s wispy vocals, reminiscent of Emmerdale-era Nina Persson.
In the same way, the album title sounds impressionistic but could also be taken very literally, given they hail from a small town 50 miles outside London and making music together was a way to put their dreams of escaping into action. Signed to legendary indie Fiction Records, they’re well on their way.
Dork had the band on their radar last year, putting them on their “Hype List 2021” docket:
The Fader also rated the band enough to include them in their Gen F series on upcoming artists back in April:
Drug Store Romeos’ Dadaist dream pop @ The Fader
DIY and NME both ran features interviews with the band last month as a lead-up to their debut’s release, which ended up being delayed a couple weeks until last Friday. Clash, meanwhile, held onto their profile until this week.
The Great Escape: Drug Store Romeos @ DIY