After years of building a reputation in their Liverpudlian music community and beyond, Trudy and the Romance have finally announced their debut album; it's called Sandman and comes out on May 24th through B3SCI. The trio has always had a knack for creating the cinematic, and that is no different on their new offering 'The Original Doo-Wop Spacemen'. If that evocative title isn't enough, here's what the band has to say to entice you:

“We directed this like a blockbuster, with characters and a story... We worked with a pianist, 1940s Disney choir, county pedal steel guitar player, film score violinist and harpist. It’s heart-warming and gently creeps up on you. It’s not tugging but just kind-of-there; Alligator Rock’n’roll!”

In reading that list of influences and styles, you might think that Trudy and the Romance have bitten off more than they can chew, but years of solidifying their compositional and playing credentials truly pays off when you press play on 'The Original Doo-Wop Spacemen'. Olly Taylor's voice is sopping with emotional weight, and he directs this into vivid metaphorical imagery of love, loss and dreams of escape. Backed by 50s-style rhythms, punched through with brass, 'The Original Doo-Wop Spacemen' conjures a perfect fantasy world where the power of romance truly does have the ability to lift you off your feet and into a magical spell that you could only find in movies. On 'The Original Doo-Wop Spacemen', Trudy and the Romance prove to be intrepid voyagers into a world where dazzling music and romantic storytelling combine - and just by listening they'll take you along with them.

Trudy and the Romance's debut album Sandman is out on May 24th. They've got some live dates in the UK right around that time:

21st May - Oslo (London)
22nd May - Yes Basement (Manchester)
23rd May - Broadcast (Glasgow)
28th May - The Crofters Rights (Bristol)
29th May - Cafe Totem (Sheffield)
30th May - Jacaranda Records (Liverpool)

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