Royal Blood are an English rock duo formed by Mike Kerr (vocals, bass) and Ben Thatcher (drums) in Brighton in 2011. Their sound is anchored by Kerr's unique bass playing technique, in which he uses various effects pedals and multiple amps to make his bass guitar sound like a standard electric guitar and bass at the same time. Their self-titled debut album was released in August 2014, with their second album How Did We Get So Dark? following in June 2017, and their third album Typhoons in April 2021.
I've always loved Royal Blood and the uniqueness of their sound, that heavy beat that makes you air drum when stuck in traffic. They have this innate ability to make you want to mosh and dance at the same time.
The lead single from the album, Troubles Coming was released on 24th September 2020 and gave listeners a taste of what they could expect on the album. In my opinion, this is some of the bands best work, fueling my thought that if the pandemic has given us any positives over the last fourteen months, it's that music thrives even in an apocalypse!
Typhoons earned it's place among many other rock bands who scored a number one album in 2021 with it's toe tapping, air drum beats and head bopping, smile educing albums.
I would assume the guys didn't mean for this album to be uplifting but I can't help that it made me smile and want to dance along in the car. And now that lockdown is lifted in Ireland, I'm looking forward to a long spin and some steering wheel tapping.
Standout tracks for me: ( But this a complete unskippable album)
Trouble's Coming, Oblivion, Typhoons, Who Needs Friends, Limbo, Boilermaker, Mad Visions & All We Have is Now.
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