Opening with the album’s titular track, Royal Blood demonstrates that they don’t need to hide behind bluster, as Ben Thatcher’s drums and Mike Kerr’s bass riffs push and pull the listener throughout the compelling three-minute blast. The quite-loud dynamic of I Only Lie When I Love You, the juxtaposition of the uber-fuzzy verses, wah-wah chorus, and droning bridge of She’s Creeping, and the jumps between repetitive and melodic basslines on Where Are You Now? illustrates the pair’s solid grasp of what makes for a well-put together song.

This is an extract from a review originally published on the 25th June 2017. Please visit Renowned For Sound to read the full review.

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