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Royal Blood

Discussion in 'Music Chat' started by MarcPollitt84, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. JDR

    JDR New Member

    Favourite Bands:
    ToolShellacMelvins
    Duo bands are a trend.
    I'd like to think that royal blood's chart success will shed light on other rock bands in the music scenes.
    But rock music in the mainstream is not always a good thing.

    I can't imagine some pretty boy townies throwing on some band t-shirts and start listening to rock bands.
    People don't want to be called out as hipsters, but looking back at other music scenes in the mainstream/pop culture, mass idiots following trends usually end up in the bastardisation of something unique.
     
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  3. ali_valium

    ali_valium New Member

    They're 2 lovely lads who make music that's connected with the mainstream at a point where UK rock music has seldom been in a better place. They've had a fantastic team working around the band for quite some time.

    Good on 'em.
     
  4. batterystudios

    batterystudios New Member

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    yyyy
    Obviously good musicians but the tunes are a yawn fest. Like the post on the last page it sounds like very much diluted Queens of the stone age and White Stripes. Probably something Radio One DJ's have never heard before so they think it sounds new, ha ha.
     
  5. Hanson

    Hanson Member

    Favourite Bands:
    Big Dogs
    They are fucking shit.
     
  6. Hanson

    Hanson Member

    Favourite Bands:
    Big Dogs
    I've never heard them but I know the above to be true.
     
  7. Fezz

    Fezz Member

    Yeah they're wank...
     
  8. Chris

    Chris New Member

    THEY HAVE A FANTASTIC TEAM WORKING AROUND THEM.
     
  9. MarcPollitt84

    MarcPollitt84 Well-Known Member

    Favourite Bands:
    Two Gallants
    Yeah that phrase seemed a bit odd

    Whos success are we celebrating, the band or the teams?
     
  10. batterystudios

    batterystudios New Member

    Favourite Bands:
    yyyy
    It means everyone is making a good wedge out of them so keep schtum yeah, maybe they were once edgy and got told to make their 'rock' as bland as possible so they can appeal to people on their drive home. Just turn that distortion down, sing a bit more sweet, put more gel on your hair, wear more leather, haha
     
  11. dempseyleeds

    dempseyleeds Member

    Check out slaves. Guitar and drums but drummer is stood up for even more of a selling point ;-) they are actually ace though.
     
  12. johnnycasual!

    johnnycasual! Member

    Team? Team? "It's not a game of Monopoly"
     
  13. Hanson

    Hanson Member

    Favourite Bands:
    Big Dogs
    Haha, The UK Music Scene in association with Ali Valium.
     
  14. alfonse

    alfonse Member

    Valium, the love child of Simon Cowell and any HR manager you care to name
     
  15. andyabbott

    andyabbott New Member

    answers on a postcard to nopelads@gmail.com
     
  16. bongobenny

    bongobenny Well-Known Member

    I listened to these Royal Blood efforts last night. Quite liked them. It sounds like they have guitar in their tracks though even though it looks like a bass and drum only set up. Not sure how they've done that. It's a full sound for a two piece though. I did find them far too derivative of other similar acts but they weren't bad by any stretch.
     
  17. MarcPollitt84

    MarcPollitt84 Well-Known Member

    Favourite Bands:
    Two Gallants
    I assume he uses an octave pedal for the guitar style bits. Id be surprised if his bass was in standard tuning too. I think he uses two amps to get a full sound.

    In all their interviews theres always a big thing of the pedalboard being a secret so not sure what gear exactly is being used but its not hard to have a decent guess
     
  18. bongobenny

    bongobenny Well-Known Member

    How daft keeping it a secret. Like if it got out everyone would copy them. Fair play if they did it would further promote them.

    Royal Blood secret recipe like a bloody KFC.
     
  19. Cowl2

    Cowl2 Active Member

    Favourite Bands:
    Fugazi
    Pedal board being a secret = miming to tapes.
     
  20. Tom Russia

    Tom Russia New Member

    It wouldn't surprise me at all if there's an element of this. Nearly every major label band seems to have 8 channels of "tracks" on their channel list these days, even when it's patently unnecessary.
     
  21. MarcPollitt84

    MarcPollitt84 Well-Known Member

    Favourite Bands:
    Two Gallants
    Its just sommat else to generate a bit of a buzz. Plus by making a big thing of it being a secret they can make a big thing of revealing it on a slow news day.

    To be honest, i dont see what the big deal is, he's not creating any effects that i can hear that i have no idea how to reproduce.

    Im not saying i could do what he does, im just saying i reckon i know how he does it. Could be wrong like

    EDIT: Just googled "Royal Blood pedalboard" and managed to find this. Not sure if it really is his but certainly looks like it could be. Almost exactly what i expected to be on there. The Flint is the biggest surprise. Not sure what the big green box is though, maybe an amp control or one of those things that switched numerous pedals on/off at the same time with one tap to save on the ol tap dancing routine

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