NO ROMEO is the hotly anticipated debut album from Indiana, released September 1st via Epic. A scintillating preview comes with new single 'Heart On Fire', the full version now available to hear in its entirety following an unofficial rip of the track when it was first unveiled as Zane Lowe's 'Hottest Record'.
'Heart On Fire' will be released ahead of the album on August 24th, accompanied by a remix package featuring cuts of the track from Bobby Tank,Grum and IYES, as well as a BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge performance of Gorgon City's 'Ready For Your Love'.
Indiana's debut full length follows the Nottingham siren's breakthrough single 'Solo Dancing' which has seen her enter the top 20 single charts,accumulate well over a million plays online and going on the BBC Radio 1 playlist, cementing her position as one of the UK's most hotly tipped and exciting new voices.
A confident and accomplished artistic statement, the 13 tracks on No Romeo explore a captivating spectrum of styles and moods, remaining distinctly individualistic and true to Indiana's idiosyncratic vision throughout. They reassert her as a gifted and intelligent storyteller, with songs of engrossing narrative vividly brought to life by the powerful emotional palette of her voice.
"With each song I immersed myself in to a role and pushed the boundaries I dared not to in real life," says Indiana. "The more I wrote, the more I discovered about myself. What started out as an emotional outlet had turned into my life and with each day I was growing as an artist. The title is a pseudonym I have given to myself. These may appear to be love songs but look closer, chip away their exterior beauty and reveal an inner darkness. I am No Romeo."
Sparkling Scandinavian dance pop ('Heart On Fire', 'Solo Dancing') spellbinding future-addled lullabies ('Shadow Flash', 'New Heart'), visceral, crashing crescendos ('Never Born', 'Mess Around'), slinky future r&b ('Bound', 'Jack') and majestically arching ballads ('Blind As I Am', 'Only The Lonely') coalesce seamlessly in Indian's imaginative and exotic world to form one of this years most compelling and addictive alternative pop propositions.
Indiana will be playing a host of festival and headline performances this summer, with UK tour details to follow.
No Romeo tracklist:
1. Never Born
2. Solo Dancing
3. Play Dead
4. Heart On Fire
5. Blind As I Am
7. New Heart
9. No Romeo
10. Calibrated Love
11. Shadow Flash
12. Only The Lonely
13. Mess Around
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July 6 - Wireless London
August 2-4 - Camp Bestival, Dorset
August 9 - Beacons, Skipton
August 1st - Leopallooza Festival - Cornwall
August 23rd - Reading Festival
August 24th - Leeds Festival
September 4-6 Bestival, Isle Of Wight
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