This two piece from Brighton rely only on vocals, bass and drums to make their pounding and powerful sound that has been described as ‘primal whomp’ (The Guardian).
Who Are They: Royal Blood
Where Are They From: Brighton
In A Nutshell: Royal Blood consists of vocalist and bassist, Mike Kerr and drummer, Ben Thatcher. As a rock duo, there have been inevitable links to the White Stripes, however the pair’s riff-heavy, classic sound is seeing them set out on their own path. Already a hit with Arctic Monkey’s drummer, Matt Helders (who wore a Royal Blood t-shirt during one of AM’s sets at Glastonbury last year), this duo will be one to watch.
What The Critics Think: According to Paul Lester, writing in The Guardian, listening to Royal Blood is “like being hit by the hammer of the gods, only wielded with skill”. Writing for Luminous Plectrum, Rory McKeown agrees that “Royal Blood have the knack of exerting the sound and energy of a five-piece band”.
Where You Can Hear Them: You can catch Royal Blood playing live across the UK and Europe throughout May to August. Find out where they're playing here.
Image courtesy of Royal Blood UK twitter.