Thanks John Shand for a lovely review of Thursday’s launch!!
Sadly, due to social distancing we’ve had to cancel the 8th birthday celebrations and the album launch of Julian Curwin’s ‘Midnight Lullaby’.
However, the Midnight Lullaby band will perform live, streamed by Johnston Street Jazz on May 7 at 8pm! Check it out at the Johnston Street facebook (can be viewed even without an account).
It’s been 8 years since the birth of Romero Records, and to celebrate we’re putting on a massive party – featuring Umlaut’s first Sydney show in years, the album launch of Julian Curwin’s ‘Midnight Lullaby’ (featuring Stu Hunter, Lloyd Swanton and Jess Ciampa) and much more excitement!
All happening May 7 at Lazybones Lounge. Keep updated via the facebook event.
We’re very happy to announce that The Tango Saloon’s next gig will be April 4 at 107 Projects in Redfern. This is the band’s first public performance since releasing ‘Suspicion’ in 2015! They will be playing for the monthly double-bill put on by Art As Catharsis. More info and tickets soon…
Romero Records is excited to announce the release of ‘Crossing’, the new collaboration between classical soprano Jane Sheldon (Pinchgut Opera, The Song Company, Elena Kats-Chernin, John Zorn) and guitarist Julian Curwin (The Tango Saloon, The Mango Balloon, Cannibal Spiders, Monsieur Camembert).
The pair first joined forces in experimental electronic pop band Gauche in the early 2000s (whose back-catalogue has just been re-released by Art As Catharsis). Now, more than a decade later, they bring together all of their intervening musical experiences for ‘Crossing’. Though difficult to neatly categorise, a shared love for western film scores, folk song and early music may give some clues. ‘Crossing’ is music that evokes other lands, sometimes real, often imaginary.
Official album launch June 1st at The Newsagency. Hear a sample here.
That’s right, Romero Records released our first two albums in 2012, on April Fools Day appropriately enough. We’re having a little party to celebrate 5 years, including a launch for The Mango Balloon’s fourth album (featuring keyboardist extraordinaire Matt McMahon) as well as two acts we are hoping to release in the very near future: surf rockers La Tarantella, and Micky Stu’s Magical Polymba Experience (aka Mick Stuart).
April 20th at Lazybones Lounge in Marrickville, join the party!
Very happy to announce that Cannibal Spiders will be doing their first ever performance in a couple of weeks, supporting the great Sex On Toast from Melbourne. For those that have been living under a rock, Cannibal Spiders is the brand new surf/punk powerhouse of Brian Campeau, Abel Cross, Julian Curwin and Danny Heifetz. More info on the gig here.
The debut album from Cannibal Spiders will be released early 2017.
Two weeks from now, Pigeon Laundry finally launch their album officially at Django Bar. Aside from Shenzo Gregorio and Julian Curwin playing a wide array of weird and wonderful instruments, the launch band will feature Jess Ciampa, Sam Golding and John Hibbard. Opening the night is the appropriately named Diamond Duck (Jimmy Daley and Brian Campeau). More info and tickets here.
The band has also been releasing some promotional videos, which you can find in this playlist.