Track Of The Day – Bang Bang Romeo – Chemical

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 Sheffield-based Bang Bang Romeo who were something of a revelation for us at this year’s Liverpool Sound City unveil their soaring debut single ‘Chemical.’ Lead singer Anastasia Walker’s dramatic powerhouse blues-drenched vocal takes centre stage amid crashing guitar riffs and driving percussion. We’ve already described her vocals as “timeless, untamed and utterly authentic – at times reminiscent of Nancy Sinatra meets Amy Winehouse meets Grace Slick on a Tarantino soundtrack.” and ‘Chemical’ has done nothing to disabuse us of that view, indeed it simply reconfirms the feeling that we are witnessing the arrival of a major new talent.

Written by the band’s guitarist, Ross, when he was just 17, ‘Chemical’ challenge’s the notion that love can simply be explained as a chemical reaction. “Love is the one sure thing that can rise above all else. Bigger than a hurricane. Bigger than war. It’s been a real rollercoaster trying to convey the emotion and drama that the song has live, but we finally feel we’ve been able to capture that magic on this record.”

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ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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