Romans are a 4piece midlands based band soon to explode over your radar if you haven’t already picked them up.
Consisting of Tom Sivell- Vocals/Guitar. Russ Milton- Bass, Denny Connolly- Dums/Vocals and Ben Winnington- Guitar (Master of the Shred)
“Something Biblical” immediately pursues the Romans experience by rapidly opening the EP with an underlying feedback sound and offset of belting beats fused with fiery vocals and driven riffs. This track offers that deep sound with an added stop start appeal and a strong captivating phat riff.
“Coffee” then follows with a more melodic composition, lighter than the previous track but still offering that deep sonic texture.
The atmosphere created takes a slower sense as third track titled “Barriers” delievers a more meaningful and intense approach, this said forceful fervent riffs are present throughout pushing above the lucid and consistant beats.
The vocals throughout each of the tracks are balanced between the one pair of lungs offering a harmonious deliverance, tweaked with the second income of vocals offering a more abrasive and straining approach. Together the vocals bounce of one another resulting in a band confident to captivate in both their vocal abilities and their musical liberation.
Overall the EP offers and can pride itself on its sheer crushing effort. Nothing short of feroucious throughout. It’s melodic, tight and catchy offering a lasting listen and providing the band its first solid effort on their behalf.
We were also very lucky enough to find out about the EP, the recording process and everything within Romans following a chat with the band.
- For everyone to familiarise themselves with the band, tell us of the background of Romans, how did you all get to being in this band?
- Is there a story behind the band name?
- What’s each of your inspiration behind your work?
- How would you best describe your sound in 5 words?
- Supringsingly and respectfully you’ve only been gigging live for 10 months, but for people wanting to see you live, what do your live shows capture?
- How did your involvement with pornography for cowards arise? And how has it helped?
It all came about a bit accidentally really: we sent our first Demo off to Richard (@PFC) for review at the back end of last year, and kept in touch. From then on, we got talking, and once we’d recorded the EP, it snowballed from there. Richard has helped us no end, and without his input, the EP would scarcely exist. He’s helped us with everything from contacts to design to printing, and he’s bloody efficient too, so it’s been good fun to work alongside him. We’d definitely suggest him to anyone looking for assistance with a release.
- This feature is on your EP release which you have just finished recording, is this your first official release?
- As mentioned above the EP was recorded with Chris Coulter of Stakeout Studios. How did you get involved with producer Chris come about and has his expertise assisted your work more?
- Have all 4 tracks on the EP perfected what you wanted to express?
- Describe your recording process for the EP. What Gear was used and why?
The E.P was recorded in such a way as to get as close to our live performance as possible, and we spent a long time talking with Chris about things within the E.P being achievable live. There’s nothing worse than going to watch a band live, and the band not being able to re-create what you hear on their record. We added small things in at the studio that we didn’t originally have, so we have spent the time before the E.P’s release working hard on getting those small things together so we can do them live.
- What are you guys looking forward to the most with this release?
- How do you want your EP/your work to be recieved, what do you want to get out of it from listeners?
- Finally what does the future hold for you?
You can listen to a few demos of whats shortly to be offered as a little taster via their bandcamp below.