Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Royal Blood unveil new album plans

Royal Blood have unveiled some details regarding the release of their forthcoming second album.

The duo of bassist/singer Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher revealed the title and street date alongside a video featuring a taste of the new music while a pair of artists paint a mural on the side of a building that may be the album’s artwork.

Titled “How Did We Get So Dark?”, the follow-up to the group’s 2014 self-titled debut will be issued on June 16.

“We had a warehouse space in Burbank [in California] and it was great,” said Kerr recently. “We’d party at night and write all day. By that point, we felt the record was coming together and there was a bit of a theme between the songs.”

Royal Blood are scheduled to begin their 2017 live schedule with a May 27 gig at Slane Castle in Dublin, Ireland opening for Guns N’ Roses; they’ll then spend the summer playing festival dates, beginning with a busy June that will see them at The Governors Ball in New York, Bonnaroo in Tennessee, and The UK’s Eden Project and Glastonbury during the last week of the month.

The remainder of the summer will see Kerr and Thatcher on the European festival circuit.

See also:

VIDEO: Royal Blood tease new music
AUDIO: Royal Blood premiere new single from HBO series Vinyl
VIDEO: Royal Blood perform on The Late Late Show with James Corden
Royal Blood to perform on The Late Late Show with James Corden
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