Reptile Room is an electro-pop trio formed in Atlanta in 2017 by Bill Zimmerman and brother and sister Sean and Sami Michelsen. Their first few independent releases gained local support in Creative Loafing’s “25 Atlanta Summer Jams” and Live Nation’s “Atlanta Culture Award” along with sync placements with MTV, E!, BET, and Red Bull.
In 2019, RR released their debut album ‘Jade’ on Om Records and gained support and premieres from Consequence of Sound, Uproxx, Atwood Magazine, New Noise Magazine, glamglare, Medium Magazine, and beyond. Tracks from Jade have been added to official tastemaker playlists on Amazon Music, Google Play, and YouTube Music and featured by prominent DJ Kaskade on his Kaskade Konnect playlist on Spotify.
Following the album, RR joined forces with Spinnin’ Records / Maxximize Records for a collaboration with producer/DJ ASCO. The collaboration, ‘We Come Alive,’ gathered quick streaming momentum and has been played by DJs such as Tiesto, Afrojack, Nicky Romero, and others.
The three members still do all creative work collectively, be it writing, recording and mixing, or editing photos, shooting videos and designing art. Reptile Room is currently hard at work on new projects and looks forward to seeing you on tour in 2020!
NOTABLE PRESS QUOTES:
“Thrilling, psychedelic visuals, intoxicating music, and powerful performances.” – Audiofemme
“Emotionally naked, confessional blends of electronic bliss.” – Atwood Magazine
“Fans of Grimes and FKA Twigs will gravitate towards Sami Michelsen’s warm vocals, combined with the tasteful beats of Sean Michelsen and Bill Zimmerman.” – Northern Transmission
“Their organic flow is brought out in their thoughtful dynamics, their spiraling sound, and their atmospheric presence.” – New Noise Magazine
“It all fits well together, like alternating phases of resignation and fierce resistance.” – glamglare