Roman is the latest musical form of a survivor of many bands. Coming from the Metronomy family – a cousin, if you will, with album collaborations of several of that band's members – the album distills the experience of being young and musical living through the London boom years post-recession.
The news being filled with doom and gloom and yet the parties seemingly never-ending, a re-run of the roaring '20s – and an awareness that what happens next might be worth paying attention to history for lessons.
In this guise, Roman has played art galleries, New York dive bars, comedy venues and Tokyo sake cellars. The live show is an emotion rollercoaster presented by a player of one.