t is not very often that I open a package from one of the major labels and find a great album by a local band. Romanticizer is the January 2, 2020 debut EP by Asheville, North Carolina rock and roll band Ugly Runner released on the Cleopatra Records label. This three-piece band consists of Brett J Kent on bass, Stephen Britt on guitar and vocals, and Russell Walker on drums.
This six-track EP contains such tracks as How Lovely You Are, She Was Your Girl, This Time Of Year and much more. Says the band, “Romanticizer is an EP we wanted to put out as a rock ‘n’ roll showcase. It’s not a concept album in a lyrical sense, but it is a representation of personal growth, addiction, relationships, and the hope for societal awareness all around us.”
This EP was well written, performed and recorded. I hope to eventually hear this band play live in one of our local clubs.
This album is available on CD and digital download from Amazon, Cleopatra Records, and other music outlets as well as on their official website https://uglyrunnermusic.com where you can learn more about their music, their tour schedule and much more.