The brand new album entitled "Song & Century" is now available as a download-only from the Bandcamp site. Ten songs plus a digital lyric card.
Heads up! Painted Romans will disappear from streaming and mp3 platforms for an unknown period of time. This shouldn’t be much of an inconvenience though because the Internet is a magical place. So in the meantime consider this:
- watch/listen on YouTube
- find every release on Bandcamp where the most popular one (Formation) is free to download, as is the brand new single
- stay informed through the mailing list on this website
- get in touch if you have questions
Thanks to all who have followed and put music in playlists etc. so far.
All best Mats D.
I am very pleased to announce that it's now possible to get Painted Romans band shirts and more. Have a look.
A new full-length has been in the making for quite some time and there have not been any tasters... until now, that is. Sing to the Child reveals a sound and direction that might seem removed from the singles we put out during 2021 and '22. Indeed, the process took a somewhat unexpected turn early on and that led me into eploring other avenues. Artistic vision combines with pragmatism to produce what you hear in Sing to the Child, and this holds true for the album as a whole. To me, however, it sounds like the sum of nearly two decades of Painted Romans, and yet very fresh and unfamiliar.
The single is available to download from Bandcamp today at no cost. Nor is an e-mail address required. But do consider signing up for the mailing list anyway, either here or when you grab the single. E-mails go out only occasionally and it's a great way to stay in the loop.
Lyrics are available here.
Beyond Gates of Reckoning - released today on Bandcamp - holds 4 rare recordings and quite possibly some of the best Romans music available. Read more about them on the Bandcamp page.
'It was 1981, Harry Gration read the news'. In a brand new single long-time collaborator Patrick Wray recalls some of his very early memories of when the Yorkshire Ripper was finally caught in 1981 after spreading terror over the North of England for several years in the late seventies and early eighties. Dark Times in a Yorkshire Landscape was written and sung in London by Patrick; music recorded and mixed in Trondheim. Available now on his Bandcamp and all major streaming services.
Formation (Antipole Remix) released as a single today. Here are a few places to listen, watch, or grab it.
Watch, either here or on YouTube
Plus a host of other regular platforms.
Onyx Music Reviews has this to say: "It was a nice post-punk/darkwave track before the remix, after the remix it has become super shiny and opalescence. It feels bigger, if that makes sense, like going from a nice flat screen to 3D. This just pops and adds extra beauty to this heart felt track".
I agree, the remix is a darkwave feast!
Follow the links to visit the artists behind the remix, ANTIPOLE and IAMTHESHADOW, on Facebook.
A brand new Formation darkwave remix hits all regular platforms on Friday 19th of August, remixed by ANTIPOLE and produced by Pedro Code from IAMTHESHADOW. Spotify users can pre-save it now. Downloaders will find it on Bandcamp. Here's a taster from the video that drops on YouTube the same day.
We'll bring along two CD releases to the shows tomorrow. They are our latest album Heart as well as the last and long deleted Wallpaper Silhouettes album Hollow Earth. Obtain them by contacting us on location (for example after the show). It's an opportunity to save on shipping.
Painted Romans are playing two shows on Musikkfest Trondheim on the 4th of June. They are:
Café 3B at 16:00 local time
Good Omens at 21:30 local time
So if you are in Trondheim you may want to swing by at least one of them. No cover charge as they are part of this year's Musikkfest programme.
Here's Mats' live YouTube performance from 6th of May.
I promised I'd go onto YouTube and perform a song acoustically when our Tube channel hit 100 subscribers. Well, it did, so on I go. But to make it worthwhile for you I doubt I'll stop at one (wink wink)... plus I should really throw in something special as well... I know that time zones might work against many of you, but I really hope you can make it. Time is this Friday May 6 @ 23:00 CEST - that's in Norwegian time! Please see either the Facebook event page or something like timeanddate to find your local time.
We are very to close to reaching the 100 subscribers mark on YouTube. A heartfelt thanks to everyone who subscribe to us. When we hit the mark I will do a nice acoustic version of one of our rockers. Looking forward to it!
Painted Romans YouTube channel
We will be performing at this year's Goths for Sanctuaries online festival.
The festival runs from 14.-19. April (that's the Easter Weekend) and is an around-the-clock event filled to the rim with music from bands, artists, and DJs. It will be possible to donate money that the organizers will distribute to a selection of animal rescues and sanctuaries around the world. This is the second edition of the festival, the first being held in 2020, and we are honoured to be part of this.
Event page: Goths for Sanctuaries event page
Main page: Goths for Sanctuaries main page
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The new single is out now on many a spooky platform. Here's a couple:
The first email (newsletter) has been delivered to everyone who has signed up. If you don't find it in your inbox then please check your spam or contact us. Thank you!
The Heart album marked "a return to roots" for Painted Romans. At the same time it paved the way for the group that came to replace this solo effort. One of the songs, Formation, bred a rising interest in the band. You know, I may have been at this for a relatively long time, but am certainly making the best music now.
But have you heard? Download enthusiasts can grab Heart at a reduced price until the 16th of October. That's 30 per cent off! Just enter this discount code during checkout: heartonthesleeve. You may also want to have a look at the CD, strictly limited to one hundred numbered copies. Wouldn't you want to be among the 0.000000000000000164 per cent in this world to call it yours?
HEART is currently being played in full (over six weeks) on the radio show Academy Alternative on 105.9 Academy FM Folkestone in Kent, UK. An honour indeed!
Memento Mori with live B-side and bonus video available from the Bandcamp store.