America narrowly avoided falling off the fiscal cliff, Taylor Swift pulled Harry Styles at New Year’s and Noel Gallagher just proclaimed God an Oasis fan – yep, looks like 2013 started exactly as we thought it would. To ease the pain of your first week back to work, Wonderland favourite Romans pulled together a mix.


Romans, the newest hush-hush musical act to hit London, comes enticingly wrapped in a cloak of anonymity. In fact, even though we premiered the man’s first ever video for The Die Is Cast, we still don’t know anything about the guy – other than, as suggested by this mix, his musical taste is as roaringly epic as his own ballsy, blow-out tunes. We do know that badass graphic designer and all around maestro Kate Moross has had a major hand in the Romans look and videos, though – with friends like that, Romans is headed for big things. Tracklisting below.

D’Angelo – Devil’s Pie
Radiohead – No Surprises
Willy Mason – Oxygen
Devendra Banhart & Christopher Marlowe – Carmensita with Dr Faustus’s Death Speech
Robert Johnson – Cross Road Blue
McKay – Take Me Over
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – The Wind Cries Mary
Tune-Yards – Gangsta
The Beatles – Helter Skelter
Jonny Greenwood feat. Rev. Jim Jones and The People’s Temple – Convergence
C.W. Stoneking – The Love Me Or Die
Rodriguez – Inner City Blues
The Stranglers – Golden Brown
The Kinks – Waterloo Sunset
Romans – Ballad Of A Figure 8