The Bad Romantics

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Los Angeles-based musician Albert Garrett is a busy, busy guy. He has already firmly established himself as a regular on the national touring scene—with over 750 shows under his belt—but, also as a stalwart and reliable backing guitarist and singer opening for bands like Jet, CKY and Fuel. Great credentials for anyone barely 25 years old, but add a slew of co-writing credits with numerous artists—including A-list and up-coming stars such as Bruno Mars (“Talking to the Moon”, Doowops & Hooligans, 2010), and Cobra Starship (“Fool Like Me”, Night Shades, 2011)—and suddenly you have the tantalizing promise of, perhaps, a new Butch Walker… or Vig! Garrett’s work as a songwriter has also been licensed for use in multiple Television shows, including the X Factor, So you think you can dance, and CBS’s Sports spectacular.

Despite having earned legitimate credibility with touring bands, and sitting in as a collaborator with numerous mainstream artists, Garrett spent 2012 focusing efforts on giving teeth to his own songcraft as the leader of his own band, The Bad Romantics. With the release of their debut EP, “Love at First Sight”: iTunes’ Featured Album for the week of November 20th, 2012; and initial radio airplay by Butterflies Radio, KYHY (92.5 FM The Wave), and WMPG (Portland ME 90.9/104.1) Garrett once again has proven himself as a personality to be recognized in the ever changing landscape of modern rock. “Love at First Sight’s” opening track and first single, ‘By the Sea’ (self-proclaimed by Garrett to having been written about a girl he met at a gas station) is a perfect representation of his no nonsense approach to pop songwriting with a rock n’ roll aesthetic: gritty; yet poetic, with a hook that snags you for days. ‘China Doll’ almost hauntingly echoes the mystique of Tom Petty, and ‘Back For More’ features a sultry groove appropriately backed by the vocals of Rolling Stone’s songstress crush, Skyler Stonestreet, rounding out an altogether impressive 5-song set.

“With The Bad Romantics I really wanted to combine literally everything I had done in the past,” says Garrett. “All the angsty punk and rock n’ roll stuff I’d been doing live, combined headfirst with a lot of the real sugary pop that I was learning in the studio from other more experienced songwriters… I’m fortunate enough to have found the perfect group of guys to do it with, and couldn’t be happier with our first EP.”

‘Love at First Sight’ is available on all digital retailers