FILE PHOTO: Royal Blood carry out on the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm in Somerset throughout the Glastonbury Competition in Britain, June 23, 2017. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez/File Photograph
Might 28, 2021
By Sarah Mills
LONDON (Reuters) – British rock band Royal Blood say they’ll’t wait to tour their newest chart-topping album even when proper now the idea of enjoying for audiences appears “alien” after the COVID-19 pandemic shut down dwell music reveals for greater than a yr.
The duo, who shaped in 2011, had been half-way by means of recording their third album “Typhoons” when Britain went into its first nationwide lockdown in March 2020 and so they needed to abandon the periods.
However this hiatus turned out to be a great factor as they relocated to a studio near the place they grew up within the southern English metropolis of Brighton and ended up writing extra tracks.
“The world falling aside round you … it gave us … extra bravery … to go even additional into this idea of the album we had been making,” frontman and bass participant Mike Kerr instructed Reuters. “Trying again, it was the very best factor that might have actually occurred to us.”
Kerr mentioned the album explores the thought of “being in a sort of damaging cycle …(a) seemingly infinite loop of unhealthy behaviour and self sabotage.”
Whereas the lyrics on tracks corresponding to “Typhoons” and “Limbo” are fairly darkish, the music isn’t, he mentioned.
“My principle is that as a result of on the time it was so bleak and wet and chilly and depressing, it’s virtually like we needed to make music that was the other of that.”
“And in addition after we come again to enjoying these songs, we don’t wish to be reminded of this time a lot. We wish to exit and play these in large venues and have a celebration and nobody needs to celebration about COVID,” drummer Ben Thatcher added.
“Typhoons” was launched in late April and topped the UK music charts.
“Now we’ve received music out once more, we simply wish to be on that stage enjoying to our followers,” Thatcher mentioned.
Royal Blood are set to play some festivals in the summertime and have a UK area tour beginning in March 2022. Particulars for his or her upcoming world tour are but to be introduced.
“It’s bizarre. It doesn’t appear actual. The concept of being in entrance of individuals, once more, it’s sort of alien,” mentioned Kerr.
(Reporting by Sarah Mills. Enhancing by Jane Merriman)