Toronto-based electronic indie outfit ROMES have a history dating back to their childhood years. Canadian-born brothers Jacob (vocals) and Nick Bitove (drums) befriended Andrew Keyes (bass) and James Tebbitt (guitar) while attending St. Gerard's School in Bray, Ireland. The four friends formed a band and soon moved to Canada, and when that band split up in 2015, they started ROMES. The quartet's bright, synth-heavy pop sound earned them comparisons to acts like the 1975 and Years & Years. After scoring a deal with Universal-affiliated Eleven Seven Music, they worked with producer Tony Hoffer (Beck, M83, Phoenix) to record their debut EP, Believe, which arrived in the spring of 2016. It was followed a year later by another single, "My Generation." ~ Timothy Monger

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