Royal Blood – Royal Blood
The Brighton duo’s debut album, Royal Blood, provides a much needed fuse of rock into today’s music scene, becoming the first rock album since Noel Gallagher in 2011 to hit the top of the charts. There is an electric and charismatic vibe throughout, proving why these two are ones to look out for.
Opening track Out of the Black is a fantastic way to kick off such a diverse album. One thing that is evident in this song, as well as others, such as You Can Be So Cruel and Figure It Out, is the bands’ amazing instrumental skill. As a rock band it is expected that this would be on point, and these two do not fail at all. Listeners are guaranteed instant satisfaction with the rip-roaring riffs and the spine-tingling drum solos, which both wonderfully complement the colossal vocals from Mike Kerr.
Little Monster is the brilliant standout from this compilation. The song already shows promise and can easily be imagined performed live, ensuring approval from their fans. There is a sense of intensity throughout that is greatly captivating from the very start; something that is not common within today’s music scene that is much more electronic. Following track, Loose Change, is delightful in its contrast.
Royal Blood’s music influences are evident throughout, which really adds to the piece. It is clear to see why these guys supported the Arctic Monkeys in May 2014, as they have an appeal similar to the Sheffield lads. Yet, despite the similarities, the Royal Blood boys are able to stand on their own and are capable of achieving ultimate success with this album.
Royal Blood was released on 22nd August 2014, for further information or to order the album visit here.
Watch the video for Little Monster here: