Hello and welcome to DIY’s new introducing feature, Get To Know… With two new acts a week, the feature pretty much does what it says on the tin: getting you a little bit closer to the buzziest new acts that have been catching our eye as of late, and working out what makes them tick.
The good ship Dirty Hit is providing us with all sorts of buzzy new happenings this year, from Pale Waves revealing details of their debut album to the suitably flamboyant return of The 1975, they’re the go-to place for many things fresh and exciting.
Newest on our radar from the label is No Rome, a Manila-based singer and producer whose silky, hyper-modern beats are as buzzy as they come.
No Rome is set to release his debut EP ‘RIP Indo Hisashi’ later this year, and in advance of the release, we’ve got to know him a little bit better in a new interview, chatting about his musical upbringing, what he’s excited for in the rest of 2018 and more.
We’re also sharing his vibrant new video for ‘Saint Laurent’ - a brilliant world of neon - under the interview.
Get to know No Rome and watch his ‘Saint Laurent’ video below.
Describe your music to us in the form of a Tinder bio.
The next-door neighbour kinda thinks I’m cool.
What’s your earliest musical memory?
Singing ‘Bette Davis Eyes’ off a karaoke machine.
Who were some artists that inspired you when you were just starting out?
My Bloody Valentine, Box Car Racer, Sonic Youth, The-dream.
You’re from Manila - what’s the music scene like there at the moment? Are there other artists breaking through at the same time that you take inspiration from?
There’s a thriving music scene there at the moment. I currently like the track “Moon Moon” by Yurei.
"There’s nothing wrong with a little honesty."
Who would be your dream collaborator?
Young Thug and Thom Yorke.
Musically or otherwise, what are you most looking forward to in 2018?
Mitski’s new album.
More No Rome music xx
If people could take away one thing from your music, what would it be?
There’s nothing wrong with a little honesty.