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Royal Blood Biography

Royal Blood are an English rock duo formed in Brighton in 2011, consisting of Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher (drums). Their sound is anchored in Kerr's unique bass playing technique, in which he uses various effects pedals to make his electric bass sound like a standard electric guitar. Their self-titled debut album was released in August 2014. Their second album How Did We Get So Dark? followed in June 2017.History 2016–2018: How Did We Get So Dark? On 16 October 2016, a video was uploaded to the band's official Instagram account showing the band in the studio. The video showed Mike Kerr playing the Robbie Williams track "Let Me Entertain You" on piano, with Ben Thatcher recording the vid...
Royal Blood are an English rock duo formed in Brighton in 2011, consisting of Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher (drums). Their sound is anchored in Kerr's unique bass playing technique, in which he uses various effects pedals to make his electric bass sound like a standard electric guitar. Their self-titled debut album was released in August 2014. Their second album How Did We Get So Dark? followed in June 2017.

History

2016–2018: How Did We Get So Dark?

On 16 October 2016, a video was uploaded to the band's official Instagram account showing the band in the studio. The video showed Mike Kerr playing the Robbie Williams track "Let Me Entertain You" on piano, with Ben Thatcher recording the video and singing. The video was captioned "Day 1. Robbie Williams #royalblooddocovers". They then continued these short covers on Instagram, covering songs from Vanessa Carlton, Gloria Gaynor, Spandau Ballet, Elton John, Coldplay and Michael Jackson.

On 29 March 2016, the band released a new track, "Where Are You Now?" inspired by the American TV series Vinyl. The song was later re-recorded during the making of their second album How Did We Get So Dark?

Following its announcement on 11 April 2017, Royal Blood released their second album, How Did We Get So Dark? on 16 June 2017, preceded by the singles "Lights Out", "Hook, Line & Sinker" and "I Only Lie When I Love You." It debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart.

Royal Blood were part of the WayHome Music & Arts Festival 2017 Line-up in Oro-Medonte, Ontario.

In April 2017, Royal Blood announced four UK shows, starting in Cambridge on 17 May and ending in Leicester on 20 May. In June 2017, Royal Blood played at Glastonbury on the Pyramid Stage. In addition, on 5 June, the band announced a tour in Europe on their social media, which took place throughout October and November 2017.

In May 2018, Royal Blood went on a headlining US tour in continued support of their second album, which included more acts alongside Queens of the Stone Age.

Musical style and influences

Kerr has named his vocal influences as Josh Homme, Robert Plant, Jack White, and Jeff Buckley. Thatcher has referred to John Bonham, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Jon Theodore, Roger Taylor, and Chad Smith as the biggest influences on his drumming style. The duo have cited At the Drive-In, The Dead Weather, Muse, Queens of the Stone Age, and The Raconteurs as influences on their overall sound.

Members

Current members
  • Mike Kerr – vocals, bass, keyboards, piano (2011–present)
  • Ben Thatcher – drums, percussion, piano (2013–present)
Former members
  • Matt Swan – drums, percussion (2011–2013)



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Royal Blood Discography

  • 2014SingleHole
  • 2014AlbumRoyal Blood
  • 2017AlbumHow Did We Get So Dark?
  • 2020SingleTrouble’s Coming
  • 2020Singlethe ground below (feat. Royal Blood) [Royal Jewels Mix]
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