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Romero announce debut album ‘Turn It On!’

Check out the title track now.

Set for release on 8th April via Feel It Records / Cool Death Records, Melbourne’s Romero have announced their debut album ‘Turn It On!’. “I guess at the time of writing Turn It On! I was spending a lot of time reminiscing on some of life’s adversity,” singer Alanna Oliver says. “Like.. my Auntie’s life that was coming to an end, some of my past lovers that are now strangers.. What’s important in life? But instead of writing from a place of loss or pain or suffering, more often than not I was writing from a place of power. It was hard not to write from that place when all of a sudden you were singing about all this stuff with four guys who you hardly knew, in a rock’n’roll dungeon in Kew. It was liberating, electrifying and I knew in my heart I was finally where I was supposed to be.” Sharing the title track alongside the news, Alanna continues, “I was watching a Debbie Harry [Blondie] documentary and one of the quotes was ‘she just gets on stage and she turns it on’. As soon as I heard this I paused it and started writing. The lyrics flowed effortlessly. It was such a simple idea to channel that inner power. When I sing this song I am now a woman who knows what she wants and how to get it.” Director Triana Hernandez adds of the accompanying video, “[Turn It On] music video uses classic horror film techniques to create a visual world that’s both eye candy and visceral. It’s a playful representation of their live shows taking you into a fantasy world of shimmery disco and pop , whilst keeping the rock aspect alive on screen through the eyes of your classic uninterested pub punter at the gig. For me it was a pleasure to work with a band that has such minimal and elegant visual references, yet so rich and raw purely through its actual music and synergy on stage.” Check it out below. ‘Turn It On!’ Tracklisting: 1. Talk About It 2. Happy Hour 3. Honey 4. Crossing Lines 5. Turn It On! 6. Halfway Out The Door 7. Troublemaker 8. Petals 9. Neapolitan 10. White Dress 11. Things They Don’t Tell You

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