After acclaimed sold out concerts in 2014, the Brighton bass-and-drum duo are back to perform an exclusive one-off headline show at Sydney’s Metro Theatre on Thursday 20 July before headlining this year’s epic and already sold out Splendour In The Grass.
Since forming in 2013, the two-man band of Mike Kerr (bass guitar/vocals) and Ben Thatcher (drums) have taken their unique bluesy-psychedelic rock sound across the globe playing iconic festival stages at SXSW, Coachella, Reading and Leeds, and T in The Park as well as support slots for rock legends Foo Fighters and Guns N’ Roses. Their 2014 self-titled debut became the fastest-selling British rock debut in three years and hit #1 in the UK and #3 in Australia, as well as top 20 in 12 countries, including the USA.
In November 2016, Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher, along with producer Jolyon Thomas, spent six weeks in a studio in Brussels that was decked out like a New York diner and featured a warehouse of antique gear. How Did We Get So Dark?(out 16 June through Warner) was subsequently completed after a final session in London with their debut album’s co-producer Tom Dalgety.
Renowned for their unpredictable kinetic energy and captivating live chemistry, Sydney fans will need to get in fast to secure tickets for this night of glorious rock!
‘Kerr and Thatcher treat every distorted bass lick and each resounding drumbeat with the respective authority of a studio musician hell bent on being both perfect and soulful.’ – Consequence of Sound
Supporting Royal Blood for their exclusive show is Brisbane’s Concrete Surfers. The garage skate-rock quartet released their debut EP No More last year and has received plenty of love from triple j unearthed. Listen to the punk-infused title track here.
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