Hanging On A Wire is a genre-spanning debut EP from Scottish duo, The Romanas, which was released earlier in the month. Recorded over lockdown in different ends of the country, Scots duo and longtime friends, The Romanas (aka Rory O’B & Rhianna McMahon), have released their debut EP, Hanging On a Wire. With poignant lyrics and a sound that refuses to be categorised into one genre, the five-track release showcases their diverse sonic abilities. The duo spoke with The Fountain about where they met and the new music as well as their own solo projects.
TF: You have a new EP out, what has the reception been like to Hanging on a Wire?
The reception has been great! We’re really pleased with how well received it’s been. It’s our first EP as a duo and it’s such a wide range of style mixed together, so we really didn’t know how people would take it.
TF: How would you sum up the record in one sentence?
That’s tricky but I’ll try! “Indie, pop, hip hop, folk and electronic music all mixed together in a big bowl then baked in the oven till it sets the house on fire”
TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year, after this release?
We’re looking forward to playing actual gigs together! We’ve never played live as The Romanas before. We also can’t wait to jam together again and get some new tracks on the go. I (Rory) also have a solo EP, which I’ll release in the next couple of months some times and Rhianna’s working on some solo material too!
TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?
We always say O’Donnells when we get asked this cause it’s where we met, it was a tiny wee pub in Oban, but it’s been closed for years now. I bet they’re gutted that all this free publicity came so late! We’re both looking forward to playing in Oban somewhere as a starting point I think then hopefully going to some other towns and cities across the country!