credit: Philip Liljenberg
Rome Is Not A Town, based in Gothenburg, Sweden, released their debut single “Stupid”, on one-sided 7” vinyl, in 2015. More singles and the EP “Careful Like You Cared” followed and their noisy indie rock soon went right into the hearts of everyone with a taste for raw guitars and furiously pounding songs. Since debut album “It’s a Dare” was released on classic Swedish label Startracks, late September 2017, the band’s been on tour while simultaneously being praised by both domestic and international music media. On top of this the band got nominated by leading Swedish music magazine Gaffa in three categories (“Best Live Act” and “Best Band” and “Best Pop/Rock”) at the annual Gaffa Awards. The appearance at SXSW 2018 will be Rome Is Not A Town’s US debut show.
”It’s sorta post-Riot grrrl, post-No Wave, experimental music and completely engaging from beginning to end.” – Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) in NME
"A great showcase for the band’s noisy, chaotic style." – Brooklyn Vegan
“The buzzsaw guitars are matched to wonderfully caustic lyricism” – Clash Magazine
“This will shake you up.” – Nothing But Hope And Passion / Vice
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