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No Rome are building an empire

No Rome are building an empire

Posted:Saturday | 3:58 PM

The perfect way to ease yourself into the long day ahead.

Funk-inspired, bubbling synths and spaced-out vocals peered through a haze of soft, fuzzy distortion as No Rome made an early mark on the Festival Republic Stage with their richly crafted poppy dreamscape.

The pulsing of the drum pads could be felt in your chest, while the tracks were adorned by the tinkling ivories that glittered over the low-slung lines of the melody. The swaying rhythms and genuine warmth emanating from the discordant piano notes on‘Saint Laurent’ were met with ethereal harmonising, giving it all the hallmarks of a top-class dreamy pop ballad.

‘Cash Money’ received a rapturous reception from the crowd, whose hands bounced with each ebb and flow of the melody: yet far and away the crowd favourite was closer ‘Narcissist’, which initiated the most unified uprise in dancing to ripple out across the tent!

Soft and gently wavering: No Rome are the perfect way to ease yourself into the long day ahead.