Hampshire trio Drug Store Romeos have today released their critically acclaimed debut album The world within our bedrooms via Fiction Records. The world within our bedrooms has already been the subject of glowing praise from the likes of NME (4*) The Line Of Best Fit (8/10), Dork (4*), and more. Drug Store Romeos will embark on an in-store and headline tour, will play their biggest headline show to date at London’s Scala on 17 November – tickets are available HERE – and will support Black Country, New Road across Europe later this year.

Recorded at London’s Eastcote Studios with regular producer George Murphy, The world within our bedrooms is a testament to youth and adventure; an escape from mundanity and proof that art will always open a door for those looking to escape. The band explain: “The album is a journey of emotions and colour schemes. A lot of bands have a consistent emotion across their whole album but we wanted to reflect the ever changing nature of someone’s mental state over a period of time. We always wanted to create our own world, and as a three we have this force field around us.”

With their beloved Stereolab, Broadcast, and Mild High Club acting as guiding lights, the band sought to shake things up and push beyond the walls of their bedroom. Vocalist Sarah scoured vintage magazines for lyrical inspiration –  inspired by Dadaist poet Hugo Ball – and hung a print of transcendentalist artist Agnes Pelton’s 1934 piece ‘Orbits’ in the vocal booth. “When I look at that painting it’s where I want my voice to exist,” she says of the work by an artist renowned for her abstract approach to depicting stillness, “I would sing and try to immerse myself in that.”

Across the album’s singles ‘What’s On Your Mind’ and ‘Secret Plan’, Drug Store Romeos have been continuously lauded by the likes of The Line Of Best Fit (where ‘What’s On Your Mind’ was crowned Song Of The Day), So Young, Dork, and Gigwise as well as being playlisted at the Independent, Notion, NME, and Coup de Main. Drug Store Romeos were also recently tipped in The FADER’s longstanding tastemaker series GEN F and by blog icons Pigeons & Planes as one of their 15 New and Rising Bands You Should Listen to in 2021. Drug Store Romeos have also been consistently celebrated across national radio by Jack Saunders, Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart, and Sian Eleri at BBC Radio 1, Lauren Laverne and Shaun Keaveny at 6 Music, John Kennedy at Radio X, Apple Music’s Matt Wilkinson and more.

See Drug Store Romeos live in 2021: 

*supporting Black Country, New Road

29 July | SET, London (SOLD OUT)
9 Aug (afternoon) | Vinilo, Southampton
9 Aug (evening) | Vinilo, Bournemouth
10 Aug (afternoon) | Pie and Vinyl, Southsea
10 Aug (evening) | Resident, Brighton
11 Aug | Rough Trade, Nottingham
12 Aug | Rough Trade, Bristol

2-5 Sep | End Of The Road Festival
25-26 Sep | Dot to Dot Festival
9 Oct | Are You Listening? Festival

12 Nov | Cobalt, Newcastle
13 Nov | Stag & Dagger Festival, Glasgow
14 Nov | Stag & Dagger Festival, Edinburgh
15 Nov | Deaf Institute, Manchester
17 Nov | Scala, London
19 Nov | Music Hall, Ramsgate
20 Nov | Blue Moon, Cambridge
21 Nov | Waterfront, Norwich
23 Nov | Heartbreakers, Southampton
24 Nov | Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff

Drug Store Romeos – The world within our bedrooms – out 09/07/2021 via Fiction

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