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Royal Blood Band

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by LuigiPeppercorn, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. LuigiPeppercorn

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    Royal Blood are an English rock duo formed in Brighton, East Sussex, in 2013. The band's sound is reminiscent of and rooted in modern blues rock, hard rock, garage rock and psychedelic rock. Their first album Royal Blood was released in August 2014.

    I've been listening to their record and other singles a lot lately. I find it amazing how they got the record to sound the way they did with just a bass and drums. Really fascinating stuff
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  3. StoJa9


    New single SHREDS
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  4. StoJa9


    It makes me irrationally upset that this thread is four posts deep and there's ZERO stories of them on the main page.
  5. I thought they were much bigger/popular than the attention they get around here. They are - right?
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  6. StoJa9


    For sure they are. They sell out arena and stadiums and headline festivals all over the world.
  7. MFA

    See you in hell, or see you when I see you. Prestigious

    Didn't even realise these guys had an album out next month, jeez. Well excited for this, new single is pretty good.
  8. Elder Lightning

    A lightning bolt without a cloud in the sky Supporter

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  9. MFA

    See you in hell, or see you when I see you. Prestigious

    That song rips, peng ting and all that
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  10. StoJa9


    God forbid this makes it to the main news page, for fuck's sake.
  11. Fox83


    Have you submitted it as news at all? Serious question.

    Anyway, great band. I had no idea they were finally releasing some new tunes.
  12. earthlight

    Trusted Supporter

    Both of these songs are awesome
  13. Meh, their gimmick is already holding them back. I've heard these kind of riffs a million times before. Just because they're a bass / drums duo doesn't mean they should be praised like they were in 2014. Idk, I just don't get the hype around them.
  14. Elder Lightning

    A lightning bolt without a cloud in the sky Supporter

    They write good, fun rock songs. And, frankly, there's not a whole lot of that going on these days.
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  15. What

    Sorry I just can't agree at all. Just look at's news, at these forums. I can't take seriously any comments that use the expression "these days". We live in an unprecedented age for music. There is an infinite amount of incredible stuff being released every single day. In any genre. Some innovative, some more nostalgic (like Royal Blood, their influences are too obvious), I realize that it depends on your music tastes, but please, how can you say these words ? Not trying to be mean, I just don't get it, I'm trying my best not to end up feeling the same one day as an older music listener.
  16. StoJa9


    We like them, you don't. Move the fuck on.
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  17. Elder Lightning

    A lightning bolt without a cloud in the sky Supporter

    There just aren't many bands making good, fun, straight-up rock music. If there's some I'm missing, more than happy to check them out, but this band scratches an itch that others don't.
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  18. I'll send you recommandations if you want. There's still a market for this kind of alt or blues-y or straightforward rock. I have so many names in mind, I think I'll make a thread instead. It'll be easier, especially since some of those bands aren't well known at all. Maybe that's what you mean with your post, there aren't that many mainstream rock bands of that kind anymore I guess ? Biffy Clyro changed up their sound once again by toning down their straight up rock side, Nothing But Thieves' style differ on their full lenght but their new single is hinting at a more aggressive direction that may suit your tastes better, then Foo Fighters are putting out a new album this year right ? Can't think of anyone else at the moment
  19. Passive aggressivity is ruining music discussions, thanks for perpetuating it.
  20. MFA

    See you in hell, or see you when I see you. Prestigious

    '68's new album is a bare-ass headbanger all the way through, also not heard Nothing But Thieves before, really like that new single so cheers for that!

    I think the thing with Royal Blood is that they're a inoffensive feel good band with a lot of great riffs. They're not something people absolutely love, but more something that a lot of people like.
  21. Ooooh I forgot about '68, Josh is such a genius both on record and live. I have to get it asap because the debut was absolutely good.

    Cool about Nothing But Thieves. They're incredible songwriters for their age, and their singer is so impressive with his Jeff Buckley and Thom Yorke influences, while keeping that edge needed in the genre. It makes me wonder how awesome it'd be if Dallas Green would play similar stuff... but then this is what We Are The Ocean, another post hardcore turned alt rock band, were doing before they broke up !

    Yep I agree with your take. I admit I didn't get into their new songs (not only the one premiered here). It feels like their second album is going to be more of the same, and I'm not sure this is going to work both critically and commercially.
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  22. beachdude

    I'm not brave Prestigious

    I never really got around to checking Nothing But Thieves, but you sold me with that one description lol. I'm a sucker for singers with that style.
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  23. He's really someone to watch for. I can't remember the last time I was impressed by a singer that much.

    He just nails this song for example, I don't know how to explain that well lol. Such a good singer.
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  24. On an unrelated subject, imagine how improved pop punk would sound with a singer like that. We need more musicians like him in that genre.
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  25. MFA

    See you in hell, or see you when I see you. Prestigious

    Yeah do it with new '68 it's just way too fucking good, it simultaneously satisfied my big boisterous riff and getting weird needs

    Definitely keen to see this new album from NBT, as you said that singer is fiiiiiine, great voice

    And yeh I like the new Royal Blood songs but it still feels like there's sommat missing there. Probably, like you said, that it's "more of the same". Hopefully they'll just get real weird or go down the Death From Above 1979 route on the next album. Still need to hear this one though I guess haha