Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Romero makes big swaggering power pop. The opening riff of the newly issued track “Turn It On!” surges with a hard rollercoaster turn of guitar-slinging confidence, and then lead singer Alanna Oliver makes her own assertion, snap-cooing the lyrics with a conscious appropriation of Debbie Harry’s onstage spell casting. The cut thumps and thunders, all the while gleaming like fresh neon. It’s rare that rock song can be described as juicy, but that’s the most appropriate term I can draw from thesaurus.
Turn It On!, the first full-length from Romero, is scheduled for release in April.