Wednesday, December 30, 2020

HEART ON THE SLEEVE - A 2020 REALITY CHECK

It is amazing for us in Painted Romans to see that our endeavours are making impressions. Over the last decade we (or mostly Mats) has kept a low profile and the output is best described as low key and underground (almost invisible in fact). No surprise really that no dedicated music mags ever took notice.

That certainly changed in September when El Garaje de Frank found it in their hearts to listen to, write about and even recommend our record 'Heart' (pun intended) and its related single, even talking warmly of the back catalogue (and how were we surprised!) as well as naming our music video "video of the week". Inked by the magazine's own François Zappa they have now shared their top musical moments of 2020, and we are in there too! Link below. Thank you for your precious time and kind support 🧑

Over the last four months we have witnessed a growing interest for our sound that we quite frankly find astonishing. Many are you who have discovered us and found your way over to our page. We thank you! πŸ’œ Many are the playlist makers and radio programmers who have taken up our tune 'Formation' and seen to it that it has spread and rung out loud over distant shores - Karl Morten Dahl (aka Antipole), Gothic Bop Music, Zauber, Ana Gomes, Other Voices to name only a few. We thank everyone! πŸ’œ Quite a few are you who have gone ahead and bought some of our sounds from our Bandcamp page. We thank you! πŸ’œ A few are also you who have supported the band over many many years - including Patrick Wray, a singer on 'Heart'. We thank you! πŸ’œ Many are you who have taken notice of our posts on social media. We thank you! πŸ’œ Cool eclectic label Aldora Britain Records who chose to include our tune 'Treat Yourself' on a compilation album: We thank you! πŸ’œ

Well, to round off: We are deeply honoured when we find that you pause time and let yourself drift into our world, if only for a moment. We hug you for that ❤

The band is more active than ever and will be back with a brand new single in January called 'The Cold Delight'. Until then: Dive into El Garaje de Frank's swell best of 2020 bonanza; dig into music that you love; take care, stay safe, and let us all hope for an annus mirabilis.

All best,

Mats, Jan Ottar & Thomas

/painted romans




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