A State of Romance
School friends, Darren Rodgers & Dean Lilley formed a band back in 1999 called ‘Littlecrazy’ with Jamie Pringle, they went on to tour Europe & UK with the Australian Band “Tracer”
The band released an album named ‘Lost Poison’ & Ep self-named after the track ‘End with You’, and highlights included MTV playlisting, radio airplay, and an interview in the famous NME magazine.
After playing numerous headline concerts and selling out several 02 Academy venues, the band did a UK tour with “Last Carnival’ playing Sheffield Arena and the last band ever to play ‘Don Valley Stadium’ in their hometown Sheffield, before it was knocked down, the band split in 2013 and went their separate ways.
Darren later to become the artist known now as ‘Damon Hess’ went on to pursue his DJ Career, signing to many major labels including, Warner, Sony & Finally landing a deal with Ultra Records & Blackrock Publishing (Sentric).
Over the lockdown of 2020, Darren & Dean decided to form a new band, something very different and more current, with styles from such bands as ‘Linkin Park, Bring me the Horizon, Pitchshifter as influences to name a few, they created a metal electronic-infused rock band with a mixture of dance, drum & bass and sampled sounds.
Darren aka ‘Damon Hess’ with his production skills of the House music genre, started to create the sound that is to be ‘A State of Romance’.
Bringing also Dean Lilley’s touch on production & searching for the vocalist which they later found in Jamie Wiltshire – which created the beginning of the band.
After spending days & nights for around 6 months, they created a 10-track album, sourced the rest of the members, and recorded and finalised the sound that was to become A State Of Romance.
22nd Oct 2021 sees the release of their 1st single from the upcoming album Self-titled “A State Of Romance’, on their own record label “Romance Records’
The single is called “Reality” a track that Darren & Dean & Jamie wrote about past confrontations of ex-girlfriends, and when you hear the lyrics they are so very carefully mastered.
The 3:37 second (Radio Edit) is set to explode your ears, with a later version, which is the Original 4 Min 17 version will be available on the forthcoming album sometime in 2022.
Get ready for ‘A State Of Romance’ to be hitting a town or city near you very soon, they are expected to be massive within the next 12 months,