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Interview: Royal Blood

Interview: Royal Blood

Friday 16th January, 2015 12:48PM

Friends and bandmates since their mid-teens, bassist Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher struck a magical formula when they decided to work together as a duo under the name Royal Blood. The pair started gaining attention from Britain's mainstream music media back in 2013, with singles 'Out Of The Black' and 'Come On Over'. Those early releases proved that despite just being a two-piece they could conjure up an impressive wall of noise, thanks to Kerr's huge bass sound accompanied by Thatcher's punishing drum strokes. The eventual release of their self-titled album last August opened up a global audience for the pair, who have seen a meteoric rise and now spend most of their time on the road. UnderTheRadar caught up with Ben mid-tour to talk about how life has changed since he stopped working as a music teacher and made Royal Blood his full time job...

Click here to read the interview with Ben of Royal Blood, and watch the video for 'Little Monster' below...

Royal Blood are playing at Laneway Festival 2015 on Monday 26th January in Auckland. Head over here for details.


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Mon 26th Jan
Silo Park, Auckland