Rock duo, Royal Blood, will be heading to Dundee’s Caird Hall on Monday 12th August, to play a show coined as one of their most ‘intimate’ gigs to date. The band, known for their heavy and catchy riffs, are switching things up as they take a break from recording their third studio album. Formed in 2011, the pair have created their own space in the pop rock genre, blending modern garage Rock and Blues.
RB’s first album, self-titled, was released in 2014 and their follow up in 2017, “How Did We Get So Dark?” proved to be successful in the winning of four music awards.
In discussions about the making of a new record this year, Mike told The Courier that “the standard has raised and we hit upon a couple of tunes that were better than anything we’d ever done before.”
Vocalist and Bassist, Mike Kerr, uses a notably unique and interesting set up via various effects pedals as a way of creating a fuzzy and distorted standard guitar sound. He has stated in an interview with Bass Player last year that when he began playing, he “never thought about the guitar” because the sound he got from the bass was already interesting enough and added, “everybody plays guitar, so what’s new about that?”.
The UK Tour consists of only the one Scottish date, however the band haven’t played the island for almost two years and so it will definitely be an exciting show to see. This particularly, as most of their recent shows have been sold out arena venues and so these smaller and more personal set of shows will allow for audiences to experience the band in a new light.