Here at Brightonsfinest we’re constantly on the lookout for the very best new Brighton bands and with Roma Palace we think we’ve found something very exciting. Formerly known as Riviera, but deciding to reinvent the band as a three-piece, the trio have arrived with their debut single ‘Tell Me’ and we’re delighted to be premiering the track. A tropical delight, it’s one of the most exciting indie-pop debuts we’ve heard in some time.
Based on, “The idea that companionship can be faked just for the sake of having someone, or can be the result of the pressures felt to lead an ordinary life”, the song revolves around its infectious hook of: “Tell me what you want me to be”. Taking influence from the likes of John Mayer, The Strokes, Gorillaz, Phoenix and Parcels, it’s a jangly slice of indie-rock with frontman Pol Mira’s excellent vocals elevating the track.
Additionally, the band will be playing a ‘Tell Me’ release show at The Prince Albert on Wednesday 30th January, a day before the release of the single, alongside fellow Brighton bands DrowningBoy and Isla North. Promoted by Scruff of the Neck, tickets are £6 in advance.