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Peggy Chats With: Drug Store Romeos

Your weekly go-to new music guide brought to you by our London music journo, Peggy as she uncovers the latest ‘bands and artists to watch’ in the post-punk, new wave, jazz and indie communities. This week she discusses BMX's, gigging with Sports Team and hungover recording sessions with dream-pop-trip-hop 3-piece, Drug Store Romeos. 


In your hometown of Fleet, Hampshire, how did your three paths originally cross? 

Jonny: Me and Charlie met when a friend invited him mountain biking with us. He turned up on a half functioning £30 BMX and spent multiple hours riding and pushing it at the back of the pack. The friendship came later and the music not long after. We met Sarah quite a few years later when we advertised for a bassist on our college message board.

Seemingly rooted in electronic alt-pop with enchanting pixie-esque vocals (the mythical creature not the American rock band), how would you best describe your style and influences? 

Sarah: A while ago Charlie came up with the name ’Dream Pop Trip Hop’ to make sense of 'Now You’re Movings' sound when it first came out. We decided that was what we were but our music kept wanting to change and I think we wanted to resist that change. We wanted to be Dream Pop Trip Hop, but by putting ourselves in a box like that we became a little stuck. I call it creative castration, when you’re not letting your music be what it wants to be. I think it’s good to see your sound or style as a world, and there are many places and characters that exist there and all of it is you. I like to think we are still Dream Pop Trip Hop (it’s a great name) but its definition will change as we do. Our musical influences can be very different but also very similar. There are things that we listen to that others of us just hate but I think that’s a really good thing. We can be pretty different in that sense but it just works.