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"If you haven't yet heard of Royal Blood, wait a couple of months and they will be the talk of every rock music circuit." LA Record
"Royal Blood are an impenetrable force of heavy alt rock to be reckoned with." Grimy Goods
May 20, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA - UK duo Royal Blood (23 year-old vocalist/bassist Mike Kerr and 25 year-old drummer Ben Thatcher) returned to the U.S. last week for three sold out performances in Brookyln, New York City, and Los Angeles. Legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page (who became a fan of the band after catching their Jools Holland performance) turned up to watch the band's sold out gig at Mercury Lounge.
This past Friday, May 16th, the band made their U.S. television debut with a resounding performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Click HERE to watch the band perform the title track to their EP "Out Of The Black".
Last week's U.S. shows follow the band's recent sold out headlining tour in the UK, a slot on the N.M.E. tour with Interpol, a nomination for the BBC Sound of 2014 poll, an appearance at SXSW in Austin, and a thunderous performance last month on Later with Jools Holland (watch HERE). The band will spend the summer playing festivals across Europe and will return to the U.S. in August to perform at Lollapalooza. In the fall, they will support The Pixies on a run of U.S. dates.
Royal Blood is a mixture of anguished vocals, ferocious drumming and bass that provides intricate detail as well as a rumble of rhythm. The duo's sound is a result of a lineage that stretches from present day heroes Queens of the Stone Age to the influential Led Zeppelin, and all the way back to early blues pioneers... yet this huge wall of sound emerges from just two men. In next to no time, the two have earned critical praise following the release of their debut single "Out of the Black" on the band's own label Black Mammoth Records last year. Now signed to Warner Bros. Records in the U.S., the label released Royal Blood's debut EP Out of The Black EP on March 18th.
Royal Blood are putting the finishing touches on their debut full-length album due to be released before the end of the year.
Out Of The Black EP