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 member Ben Thatcher chats with Northern Transmissions' Alice Severin

Interview With Ben Thatcher From Royal Blood

Royal Blood have definitely had an interesting summer. Number one album, UK tour sell out in two minutes, nominated for a Mercury Prize, front covers, general fame and glory, that kind of stuff. So Northern Transmissions was very pleased to be able to talk to the extremely affable Ben Thatcher about the crazy ride he’s on and what’s really important:

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Royal Blood's new self-titled full-length reviewed by Northern Transmissions. The album is out 8/26 on Dine Alone/Warner, the new single is "Figure It Out"

Review Of Royal Blood’s NEW Self-Titled LP

It was approximately this time last year when – pardon the pun and reference to Royal Blood’s signature tune – the Brighton duo erupted with ‘Out of the Black’. Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher announced themselves, fully formed with just a bass guitar:

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Royal Blood To Return To The U.S. This May. Royal Blood are playing May 12th at Glasslands in Brooklyn, NY, their debut EP Out Of the black is now out

Royal Blood To Return To The U.S. This May

UK duo Royal Blood (23 year-old vocalist/bassist Mike Kerr and 25 year-old drummer Ben Thatcher) will return to the U.S. in May for live dates in New York and Los Angeles. The trip will follow the band’s recent sold out headline tour in the UK,

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