We’ve made a valuable discovery this week. Four-piece ROMES might just blow your mind. This group is good.
Coming to us from Toronto, Jacob Bitove (vocals), Nick Bitove (drums), Andrew Keyes (bass), James Tebbits (guitar) make ROMES. You’d probably think they’re your average boyband, and they might remind you of Years & Years. Don’t let their similarities distract you, this band is no knock off.
Half-Canadian, half-Irish, the group met at school in Wicklow, Ireland. Playing various arrangements over the next 10 years, the four moved to Toronto and became ROMES just last year.
ROMES released their debut EP, “BELIEVE” in April of this year on Five Seven Music. Produced by Grammy-nominated L.A. producer Tony Hoffer, this EP is incredible.
In one listen through their EP, you might struggle to comprehend the absolute verve. You find self-empowerment in these songs through phrases like “I’m gonna be who I wanna be… I’ll do it my way.” Not only are the lyrics powerful, but you can’t help but enjoy Jacob’s soft, powerful vocals.
Talking about the EP, Tony said “We chatted about old and new songs that excited us which led to planning on what to do with the ROMES songs once we entered my studio. I wanted to make sure you could literally ‘feel’ the power of the band as if you’re standing in the same room with them as well as be able to hear the personality of each member’s playing.”
Check out the music video for Believe:
‘Believe’ EP Track Listing:
2) Tryna Be
3) Spend The Night
4) When The Night Comes
Go send ROMES some love: