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Royal Blood        

British Alternative Rock Duo Known for "Little Monster"

Royal Blood is a British rock duo band originally formed in Brighton in 2012. The band's sound is reminiscent of and rooted in modern garage rock and blues rock.

The current incarnation of the duo rock band was formed in Worthing in 2013, composed of friends Mike Kerr (Vocals, Bass) and Ben Thatcher (Drums). A previous incarnation of the band incorporating Australian drummer Matthew Swan was formed in Brighton before relocating to Coolangatta, Australia in 2012. During the summer of 2013, Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders was seen wearing a shirt supporting the band (before the release of their first single) during their Glastonbury Festival concert in July. The duo released their debut single, "Out of the Black," which came with a B-side called "Come On Over."

In November 2013 it was announced that Royal Blood would be supporting Arctic Monkeys for two Finsbury Park shows in May 2014. In December 2013 Royal Blood were nominated for the BBC Sound of 2014.

Royal Blood released their second single, "Little Monster," in February 2014. The band also released a four-track EP, featuring "Out of the Black," "Little Monster," "Come On Over" and "Hole" in 2014 in North America. Their debut album, Royal Blood, was released in 2014.

Royal Blood performed at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas in March 2014; at Liverpool Sound City festival and at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in Glasgow in May; and at Download Festival and Glastonbury Festival in June.


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