Loving Out Loud Charting on Sound Cloud!

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Loving Out Loud Charting on Sound Cloud!

It's only been a week and my single Loving Out Loud (The Game of Love) is already charting on Souncloud!  It peaked at #11 on the "New and Hot Indie Chart" and is ALSO now #37 on the "Top 50 Indie Chart"!!!

Thanks for all the love and support!

xoAlyssa

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Chameleon premieres on TV series

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Chameleon premieres on TV series

Rome Will Burn's single "Chameleon" recently made it's debut on television!  The song was featured on the TV series Douglas Family Gold.  

A big shout out to the crew at the Oxygen channel for using our song!  We were excited to see it.

xoAlyssa

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Collaboration with Goshfather

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Collaboration with Goshfather

I'm stoked to announce the release of a new song collaboration I did with the extremely talented Goshfather!!!  

It may have been one of the fastest, most fun song writing sessions I've been involved in.  

Youredm.com gave it a nice shout out as well.  You can check the link at YOUREDM

And give the song a listen HERE

Cheers! xoAlyssa

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sold out at the El Rey

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sold out at the El Rey

We had so much fun opening for O Town at the El Rey.  It ended up being completely sold out!  Of course we had to take a selfie to commemorate the moment

If you missed the show, several fans captured parts of the show and you can find them on YouTube.  Here's one of the longer videos of the show :)

Thanks again to everyone for making the night so AWESOME!!!  Looking forward to the next one

xoRWB

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RWB at The El Rey

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RWB at The El Rey

We're looking forward to our first show at the El Rey Theater!  This is a favorite venue of ours, and we feel privileged to be playing on its stage!!!

We will be opening for O-Town at this performance.  See you there LA!

xoRWB

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THANKS FOR A GREAT 2015!

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THANKS FOR A GREAT 2015!

We had a great 2015 and hope you did too!

We got to play lots of gigs around the greater LA area and our first out of state gig in Arizona.

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We shot our debut music video for Chameleon which has close to 100,000 views on VEVO!

We got signed to our badass indie label Blue Mask Records!

We released our self titled debut EP which now has close to 2 millions plays on Spotify (shout out to our fans!!! We love u)!

Got an awesome shout out on our single Chameleon from Perez Hilton

All in all, it was a very productive year. Can't wait to see what we accomplish in 2016!

Thanks again for all the love and support

xoRWB

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We're featured on PerezHilton.com!

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We're featured on PerezHilton.com!

Today is a wonderful day.  Not only did we get our Facebook page verified with that lovely blue badge (feeling very official), but Perez Hilton posted our music video "Chameleon" on his site!  Huge shout out!

QUOTE FROM PEREZ:

"We instantly love a duo where one half is a violinist!!!

Rome Will Burn features a badass female vocalist and the twosome is making some edgy pop!

Totally our sweet spot!!!

If you like Perezcious fave Bebe Rexha, then you will love this L.A. duo's Chameleon!"

 Thanks for all of the love and support!!!!!

xoRWB

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Rome Will Burn has a finesse that makes their music addictive - Review Indie

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Rome Will Burn has a finesse that makes their music addictive - Review Indie

Received another great review from Peter Burns over at Review Indie today!  Click on link or read below:

Rome Will Burn has a finesse that makes their music addictive

Why on earth would an aggressive rollerblade competitor, together with a figure skater, who trained with an Olympic coach, make a trendy and meticulously creative, electro-pop duo? Well, he the rollerblader, isCarlton Moody aka Manifesto, international DJ, producer and violin virtuoso. She, the figure skater, is singer-songwriter, Alyssa Suede. Together they are known as “Rome Will Burn”, and they boldly state that, “Their experiences made extreme discipline and performing for large audiences the norm.” That and the fact that they broke a lot of bones, admits Suede.

Rome Will Burn has recently released their self-titled 6- track EP. This was the year of electro-pop disappointments. Many well-known bands failed miserably with their latest releases. I’m starting to notice a pattern wherein bands driven by electronic and synthesized sounds tend to hit the sophomore slump a lot harder than most bands. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that this synth and string (violin) gem, Rome Will Burn, is a debut.

The hidden gem here is obviously the lead single, “Chameleon”, which has 2 versions on the EP – ‘Clean’ and ‘Dirty’.Manifesto’s restrained synth bass and violin drives the song patiently along until about after the first chorus, and then it lashes out and surprises you in the same way that a roller-coaster does, but then it retreats gently back into its shell only to emerge with a heartbeat breakdown-build-up that requires you to dance. All the while Suede’s vocals shine, shimmer and soar through the verses and choruses. In fact, in thinking about it, that’s what they do so well. Rome Will Burn can take a good song and figure out exactly what delicate bridge of finesse they need to add to make it addictive – you go back and listen again for that bridge, even if you don’t realize that’s why you’re doing it.

Rome Will Burn is doing their best to stand out in a sea of electro-pop. And on their debut, they do in fact stand out in the best of ways. Accessible and fun yet with an underlying aggression and angst paired with strong beats, the uncannily appropriate violin sounds, and a full bodied vocal, Rome Will Burn has created a recording that many established pop stars don’t seem to be capable of making.

Lead vocalist Suede deserves much of the credit for the success of this EP. A lot of similar bands have girl vocals that are thin and whimsical, but Suede has a fuller sound, better range and an uncanny skill at building layers of drama and emotion through tiny tone changes. She can casually get away with quite dark lyrics at times and still have the music sound very danceable and light given her sweet clear tone.

Rome Will Burn’s lyrics have an intelligence and layer of complexity that is unusual, considering their candid clarity, “These Three Words” and“Waging Romance” are particularly engaging in this respect, besides being my favorite songs on the EP. Musically, this EP  breaks new ground, with the superb introduction of the violin and when playing the EP through; the songs do stand out from each other which I find is the most common problem with synth based music. The music is also refreshingly straightforward and yet, with Alyssa Suede’svocals, it has the ability to stomp out major anthems for intense highs. “Live By The Beat” is mind numbingly catchy with a chorus that’s going to wreak havoc with your subconscious. “Body Language”has an almost movie score quality to it while being suitably shiny and bright.

Rome Will Burn explodes natural high energy with an infectious enthusiasm. They are musically brilliant, while this EP just entices and draws you in. You just can’t help yourself but to follow. And listen or dance!

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Rome Will Burn EP Review

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Rome Will Burn EP Review

Sleeping Bag Studios had some nice things to say about our debut EP Rome Will Burn.  Click on the link or read below.  And if you haven't already, be sure to check it out

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Rome Will Burn EP Review

Rome Will Burn – Rome Will Burn – EP Review

A glamorous and glitzy electro-pop sound is emanating out of Los Angeles, CA – all stemming from the wild & exotic rhythms and melodies from the duo behind the music in Rome Will Burn. They’ve just released their debut self-titled EP, and as soon as it starts you’ll have a great understanding as to why this band is already creating a solid-buzz out there in music-land…these are single-worthy tunes all throughout the record.

No kidding – they’ve already surpassed 17,000 fans on the Facebook page, which is incredible. What’s also incredible is their bio! I wasn’t kidding before, and I’m not now either; I’ve written some-hundreds of bios myself – but I think this one takes the cake – that’s a novel. I know a novel when I read one. Their story is one that would take a tree’s worth of paper to fill for sure…a story of two souls born to make music on long roads that eventually weave together permanently to now create the music in Rome Will Burn. It’s a long story – but it’s a good read and really gives you the history behind how this music, band and EP have all come together at long last.

They’ve made a solid choice in combining their talents. The dynamic, pulsing rhythm of the opening rhythm in the music of “Chameleon” already puts a spotlight on Carlton Moody’s ability to put together a killer beat & melody; equally impressive is how lead-singer Alyssa Suede has fit her vocals into the flow. Smartly matching the energy in the music, her voice snaps quickly to the beat & music…she’s part angel, part Rihanna, part robot…and don’t get me wrong, I mean Rihanna in a good way…and yes, robot too. What I’m saying is she has the excellent ability to really get technical with her approach and get right in there on “Chameleon” like she’s another element of the music and really carries a lot of the rhythm through the vocals on this opening tune. Incidentally, it’s also the closing-tune in a “(Clean Version)” – so rest assured good people – if you’re already loving the tune, you’ll get yourself a double-dose of this wild-electro-ride.

I knew right away in listening to “These Three Words” that there would be almost no hope in me finding a track I’d like better on this record – that’s how powerful this song is when you hear it upon impact. The electro-assembly from Moody is MASSIVE…the swells in low-end sound through the chorus are gigantic…and there is NO DOUBT that were it not for the incredible music that this track could not do all of the amazing things that it ends up doing…I want that on record. And I want that on record BECAUSE…I gotta admit…I almost feel like Moody could be overlooked as the truly equal-half he is in this music of Rome Will Burn…because when you hear a performance like what Suede puts in on “These Three Words” – it’s nearly impossible not to fade away into the background of everyone’s mind. She is beyond beautiful on this song…the emotional content in the lyrics is so well-delivered through her singing…perfect as perfect gets. She’s got a fantastic sound to her voice that is close to someone like Ellie Goulding,…but there is something very similar in how smart their instincts are in the writing and where they place the energy, emotion and added emphasis in just the rights spots of the music. Spot-on performance from both these two entities, proving that the sum-total of their talents is paramount to that of which any of their possible individual efforts could be.

And WHAT? Rome Will Burn…NICE TRY. I can totally understand that you’d assume a bearded-guy like me that sits in a chair writing about music all day long wouldn’t get up and dance to “Waging Romance.” I’m not offended…I get why you’d assume that….BUT YOU’RE WRONG. I’m all-over this beat; some of the most innovative twists through what Moody is creating…wicked combinations of beats & strings – and once again Alyssa Suede is smooth as silk in her delivery and creates one of the most insatiable vocal-rhythms I’ve heard on record this year. “Waging Romance” is catchy as all-hell and a pure delight to listen to…and much the same is true of the following tune, “Live By The Beat.” On the latter-tune, I was a little mixed at times when it came to the lyrics…I think examples like in the second verse are standout highlights of the best, while at other-times were a little more implied through the rhythm of the music and somewhat redundant through the words added…if that makes any sense. I suppose you could just as easily argue that they were ‘fitting,’ – and they do…just comparatively I thought there were more interesting lines throughout the other tunes. Besides…it’s all about having a great-time…and I get that; it’s only because I’m a writer of these word-things myself that I’m always listening for a little more and looking for the lyricism to shine – not all songs are about that. “Live By The Beat” and “Body Language” aren’t about that – they truly ARE about fitting the vibe and really bringing in that extra melody to the overall rhythm in their combination. “Body Language” especially – the wordage here is truly minimal, yet Suede is no-less busy that Moody is…the words become a hypnotic-rhythm and their repetition really plays a part in how this combination works – for the record, I do ‘get it.’ BUT…that being said…I think there’s shining examples of lyricism on “These Three Words” and “Waging Romance” that will satisfy the people like me that crave that – and I think it’s a solid-move on the part of Rome Will Burn that they’ve made accessible music from many angles that can appeal to many people out there throughout the playback of this record.

Rome Will Burn is definitely on the right path…the tone, performances, sounds, composition and flow…it’s all here and even though when you read the history, you know it didn’t happen overnight…but if you’re anything like me you’ll be glad that it eventually DID. It’s a sparkling effort in production and an EP full of vibrant & versatile performances with something that’s bound to audibly-appeal to most everyone out there looking for a solid new rhythm & groove in their music accompanied by the confident sound of a singer that brings it all to that next-level through the combination of talent, hard-work, dedication…and the pure-love for making incredible music to share with you all.

Find out more about Rome Will Burn through their official website:http://www.romewillburn.com/

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RWB HOLLWEEN SHOW AT BOGIE'S OCT 29!

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RWB HOLLWEEN SHOW AT BOGIE'S OCT 29!

It's that time of year again where we all get to dress up crazy style (or scary style) and dance the night away!  So come out to Bogie's Thursday, Oct 29!  We're on at 10pm.  Come dressed as the crazies you are (we sure as hell will be!).

See you there!

xoRWB

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GET OUR EP HERE!!!!

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GET OUR EP HERE!!!!

Our debut EP is officially OUT!!!!  iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and all those other places!!!  

BUY IT HERE

Find it, buy it, share it, review it!  And please follow us on SPOTIFY

We couldn't be happier….. :)

lots of love!

xoRWB

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OUR MUSIC VIDEO "CHAMELEON" IS OUT ON VEVO

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OUR MUSIC VIDEO "CHAMELEON" IS OUT ON VEVO

After 4 months of prepping, shooting and editing, it's finally October 13 and our debut music video for our single "Chameleon" is out for the world to see!

We're so grateful to have gotten to work with such an incredible team.  Thanks to our director/editor Gavin Michael Booth, our incredible cinematographer Ryan Wood, our makeup artist Mara Rouse, hair stylist Tayler Tanaka and the amazing team at Celebrity Centre!  Couldn't have done it without y'all!  And everyone else who came out on the day of the shoot and helped out.  

And in exactly one week from today, our self titled EP will be out! Which means you get to watch the video over and over, get the song stuck in your head, then go and buy it on iTunes and get the song even more stuck in your head and your friend's heads! Good plan. Love it.

So go check it out! And if you like it (which we hope you will) please like it, comment on it, share it and repost it! 
 

xoRWB

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DEBUT EP COMING OCT 20

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DEBUT EP COMING OCT 20

"We're excited to announce that our debut EP is being released on Blue Mask Records on Oct 20 worldwide!

You'll be able to get it on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Beat Port etc."

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RWB AT THE VIPER ROOM

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RWB AT THE VIPER ROOM

"- Massive angel wings will be worn
- This is a high cardio concert and calories will be burned
- Alyssa and Manifesto will hug each and every one of you who are in attendance"

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We are officially a SIGNED BAND!

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We are officially a SIGNED BAND!

"...we're going to take a moment here and announce that we are officially a SIGNED BAND! That felt good to say :) We just signed with Blue Mask Records which is the sister label to Pocket Kid Records (Dead Sara)"

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new music and vidssss

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new music and vidssss

"We're here at Duck Noir studios making some new music. 

Also getting to preview the first edit of our debut music video "Chameleon". Stoked to see it!!!! Coming out soon so stay tuned"

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