Bang Bang Romeo – Chemical

Bang Bang Romeo’s single Chemical is a powerhouse track of brash bravado and soulful exuberance which does nothing but favours for the bands rumbling rise. The South Yorkshire four-piece have had a summer of festival appearances at the likes of TRNSMT, Isle of White, Reading and more.

The track begins with the quietly sonorous swagger of a Lana Del Rey track, from the tentatively controlled vocals and ethereal backing tracks, to the certain inflections on words which sound straight from Rey’s album Ultraviolence. However, as the chorus takes over, this sheds completely as Anastasia Walker’s vocals become a display of soulful, epic extravagance. Chemical’s sound is nothing short of orchestral – which is impressive for a four-piece – with the second verse really hitting that avant-garde soul-pop sound that the Mummers so excelled at, and this subdued tonality in the verses really works to compliment the riotous, cannonball chorus.

Whereas the lyrics of Chemical offer nothing nuanced – and my needlessly specific pet peeve about the word ‘tonight’ being used in choruses aside – it is the rollicking soulful force behind the track which makes it such a compelling listen. If you are a fan of classic sounding, soulful Rock and Roll music then this is a must for you, if not just to hear the amazing sound of Anastasia Walker’s immense vocals.

Chemical by Bang Bang Romeo is available now on iTunes, Spotify and Soundcloud, and is definitely worth a listen.

PATRICK CLARKE

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