The Red Romance
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes of musical ruin, New York band The Red Romance have burst forth from the scraps of the cultishly popular Ambulance LTD. But whereas Ambulance LTD created a dense wall of indie rock, The Red Romance produce catchy, jangly guitar pop – carved from the same piece of granite as The Strokes and with that same sense of familiarity that their music engenders. I’m a big fan, having heard their demos through their MySpace website, and have had one of their tracks – Like I Do – stuck on constant rotation on my mental iPod. Hmmm. Thank god I’m not paying them royalties for it. Anyway, they were touring America with The Killers when I was in New York and are absolutely destined for bigger and better things. As they say in the classics, watch this space.