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Artist: Richard Orofino
Label: Downtown Music Services
Impact date: Out now
ROTD featured date: Monday 25 July 2022

We say

There is something distinctly hypnotising about this latest release from Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter and producer Richard Orofino, and we love it. Having impressed us over the past year with his string of 90s alternative-inspired releases, Richard takes a more minimalistic approach on Superstar that recalls echoes of Jane’s Addiction and Smashing Pumpkins. It's a stonking listen and has already attracted praise from Notion, Earmilk and Illustrate Mag. With its sadcore elements, glistening electronics and woozy hooks, the track wouldn’t sound out of place on moody/tranquil alternative playlists and deserves airplay on 6 Music, Radio 1 (Jack Saunders) and Radio X. Previous tastemaker support has come from Clash, Clout, Wonderland and Atwood magazine, plus his music has appeared on CW’s Walker TV series. A hauntingly mesmerising dose of alt-pop rock.     


Label: unsigned
Distribution: Ben Patterson, Downtown Music
Sync/Publishing: Lynn Grossman, Secret Road
National Radio: US - Adam Lewis, Planetary 
Regional Radio: UK - Jo Hart, Hart Media
Online & Press: Joe Ramsey, Liberty PR
Live: available
Management: Anthony Liberatore & Michael Dixon, Sodarock Music

Submit your music

We are always looking for future hits and stars - signed and unsigned. To submit music for consideration please send an email with a link to one track and some info to Kevin Marston.

Unfortunately we can't respond personally to all submissions, but we do listen to everything.

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