Kill Your Romeo

Kill Your Romeo

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An explosive array of melodic instrumentals mixed with firey lead lines dramatic drum fills and strong emotional vocals.

Biography

In the veins of so many band that are just shadows of an even bigger band. Most genres of music have become photocopies of themselves. Retelling the same stories of heartbreak, revenge and pain. Luckily we are infact different from the pack. With flair and style that screams individual.

Kill Your Romeo

Kill Your Romeo will kill your thirst for gripping, original music. This band blends post-hardcore indie defiance with pop-friendly accessibility, energy with melody, to craft a sound that is bristling with electricity and charming with its songwriting sensibilities. Standing as the natural convergence of the direction of music, drawing on its history and moving ahead as the next step of artistic evolution, Kill Your Romeo has arrived – with a vengeance.

Personal

For Kill Your Romeo, making great music means making it personal. This band draws from the innermost truths within the members’ souls and psyches to create songs that are deeply personal yet able to reach out to people with messages the audience can understand. “It needs to draw on personal feelings and thoughts,” says Mike Sullivan of Kill Your Romeo. The irony is that by finding the most individual voice inside one’s self, one is tapping into a universal vibe to which everybody can relate. This is a truth demonstrated with clarity and musical accomplishment in the music of Kill Your Romeo. “To relate to your music is to not be the only one who feels the way that you do,” Sullivan declares.

Journey

“It’s a CD based on a personal journey,” Sullivan says of the new album “Pleasant Point.” And by “personal journey,” Sullivan means the steps of one who follows his own path rather than succumbs to mediocrity. “I do find some distaste in people feeling the need to bend and form into what everyone else is,” he says. “This isn’t me saying, ‘Hey, be completely off-the-wall for attention, but be what you feel is right.’” The album draws on a number of conceptual sources to share its message of individuality and it’s a CD that will truly reach the masses and teach each listener how to be him- or herself within that mass.

The Artist at Work

Kill Your Romeo prides itself on writing and performing tight music. The group put much effort into the songs on their new album, honing them to near perfection before even hitting the studio. “We had much of the album written and rehearsed before we went in to record, with minimal changes in the studio.” The group is set to perform with Four Years Strong of Surrender Records in June. A tour is in the works for the summer, as well. Kill Your Romeo is working with A&R Select, the leading A&R firm in Hollywood, CA.

Review

“Kill Your Romeo is killing more than Romeos. This band has skewered the spirit of blasé mainstream musical boredom.” – A&R Select

Lyrics

The Scenes She Dreams

Written By: Kill Your Romeo

There is that black cat, crossing your path. Cue the dramatic music. Begin running,
HEY
This is acting, says the crowd from their seats. The actress looks so real. But if they only knew, (That You’re) You’re just too good at lying. You’re just too so.

Drink the, drink the holy water, as if its your favorite liquor. (Liquor) Wear the cross around your neck, wear the cross around your neck.

The camera rolls, the set is hot.
The camera rolls, the set is hot.

Orchestra give me drama, lighting make it dark, make up show me some bruises. There’s no need for fake tears (fake tears) The actress looks so real. But if they only knew, (That You’re) You’re just too good at lying. You’re just too so.

Drink the, drink the holy water, as if its your favorite liquor. (Liquor) Wear the cross around your neck, wear the cross around your neck.

Drink the water. Drink the water, the water (2x)
The camera rolls, the set is hot.

Orchestra give me drama. Lighting make it dark. Make up show me some bruises. (2x)

Orchestra give me drama. Lighting make it dark. Make up show me some bruises
(Orchestra give me drama)

We Make The Countryside Beautiful

Written By: Kill Your Romeo

This time I’ll hold the match, as I learn to burn slow. This time I feel nothing, but this revenge and no remorse. So hold your breath and take a chance. I’ll let the fire burn this sweet romance.

So take your time. I’ve learned to burn slow. And now it’s your turn. Breathe in the smoke and taste the ash. Slowly burning the sweet romance.

So now we stall, the curtain call. Match to the floor, to burn it all. As the skin starts to peel back, leaving the skin black. The smile appears that will end this final act.

So take your time. I’ve learned to burn slow. And now it’s your turn. Breathe in the smoke and taste the ash. Slowly burning the sweet romance.

Slowly burning, im slowly burning. Im holding on to the match, im holding on to the match.

To let go im so afraid. Ill let the flames climb up the wall.

City By The River

Written By: Kill Your Romeo

It’s a disgrace as a goodbye. And I will not waste my time tonight.
Your stories filling up my life, your stories nothing more then lies.
Because your stories were meant for other eyes.
These cut marks and abrasions. Are just signs of desperation.
These goodbyes are a loners wish and now im

This is a war against the raging tides, holding my breathe to save my life.
Goodbye to all the stars, the ones we wished on they were ours.
(Now wish, upon your broken star.)

This is a game of sink or swim, but in this game you sink to win.

You see the water, coming through the cracks in the window.
This wont hurt too long to sleep in the river.

Lay on the floor one last time

Discography

2005- Released a four track EP entitled "A Fond Farewell" Which included our show closing single "The Heart and Dagger Club"

2006/7- Released our follow up 11 track full length album entitled "Pleasant Point" with improved versions of 3 old songs. Exploding off the cd was our single "The Scenes She Dreams"

Set List

Typical set is 7 songs due to time restraints of local shows which gives us about 30 minutes.

Set List:
- Scenes She Dreams
- The Encore
- City By The River
- Saints of Spades
- Royalty Meet Tranquility
- Pleasant Point
- We Make The Country-Side Beautiful