Royal Bangs are one of our very favorite new bands! - Oh My Rockness

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Royal Bangs are one of our very favorite new bands!

November 10, 2008
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These guys just played the Oh My Rockness CMJ show at Cake Shop in NYC a couple weeks ago, and phew, did they slay! We're in love.

Knoxville's Royal Bangs might be one of my new favorite bands. They're an interesting band which already helps their path towards listenable longevity. Royal Bangs brings a rowdy bar-rock intensity that brims with a kind of punk positivity, but then they'll do some knob-twiddles and drum-machine hits that kind of drift some of their choruses into electro-ethereal territory. It's like a less-jittery Aphex Twin fronting a more garage-y Superchunk or something.

Whatever, it's just boozy riffs and bleeping clicks, and it's good. Royal Bang's debut We Breed Champions was recently re-issued on Patrick Carney's (of The Black Keys) label, Audio Eagle, and they just played Bonnaroo. From the looks of it, the joint was jumping during their set too. But definitely, check them out and maybe you'll hear what I'm saying about infatuation.

BUY TICKETS TO SEE ROYAL BANGS AT THE HIDEOUT!


Royal Bangs play The Hideout, on Friday, November 21st.

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