Drug Store Romeo Dances With Euphoric Sadness In “Frame Of Reference”

Cheerily moody

Photo by Melanie Hyams, collage by Sarah Downey

UK trio Drug Store Romeo introduces us to the art of dancing with sadness but with a cheery, upbeat flair in their new single “Frame of Reference.” It’s a blend of indietronica and rock where the trio (Charlie, Jonny, and Sarah) uses dexterously crafted minimalism to deliver the inexplicable bittersweet mixture of loneliness and pleasure. Enjoy:

“We were really into Spacemen 3’s ‘Big City’, Broadcast, and Algebra Suicide when making this song. It definitely has a dancier feel to our last single. We love dancing at our shows and felt that our set was lacking that. The goal was to make something that felt minimalist whilst being quite full and encompassing. The song is trying to convey a sort of euphoric sadness. ‘Frame Of Reference’ is a song belonging to a feeling, belonging to a change that is yet to be made.”

The trio will be kicking off tour soon, so go see them:

23 Feb | The Victoria, London w/ The Goon Sax

1 March | Chalk, Brighton w/The Orielles

2  March | SWX, Bristol w/The Orielles

4 March | Annie Mac Presents @ Oslo, London

5 March | O2 Rit, Manchesterz w/ The Orielles

26-27 March | ByLarm Festival, Oslo

25 April | Are You Listening Festival, Reading

2 May | Live at Leeds, Leeds

3 May | Stag and Dagger, Glasgow

22-24 May | Dot to Dot, Manchester, Notts, Bristol