New Brunswick, NJ
When ROMP vocalist/keyboardist Madison Klarer and guitarist Lucas Dalakian met on Tinder in 2014, they had no idea they might have stumbled onto something better than true love: a perfect musical match.
Since that happenstance meeting, the group have embarked on a quest to “play every New Brunswick basement” possible, seemingly a rite of passage for any New Jersey-based punk band worth their salt. They’ve also delivered their self-proclaimed “angry pop music” in spades on Sorry, Not Sorry, their debut EP. Originally self-released in October 2014, the EP now sees a re-release from Bad Timing Records.
Produced by Jesse Cannon (Man Overboard, TKTKTK), Sorry, Not Sorry has already drawn rave reviews from fans, allowing ROMP to travel as far as New Orleans to win over audiences with their playful, undeniable pop- and punk-flecked sound. It also launched ROMP into a slot opening for fellow New Brunswick band (and personal heroes) Screaming Females in early 2015 — traction that should serve the quartet well as they ready their debut full-length, due out later this year on Bad Timing.