HOW DID WE GET SO DARK?
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English rock band Royal Blood scored big with its self-titled debut album in 2014 on the back of the hit single ‘Figure It Out’. Now comes the difficult second album. However, the band (basically the duo of Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher) has delivered on its promise, releasing the impressive 10-track album How Did We Get So
Dark?. Kerr has captured the Jimmy Page style of grinding repetitive riffs, notably on ‘Lights Out’, a breakup song of sorts. Royal Blood improves on that formula with the spiteful ‘She’s Creeping’, although the powerful ‘Hook, Line & Sinker’ is arguably the album’s best track. The introduction of keyboards to ‘Hole In Your Heart’ adds another dimension to the band’s sound, with Kerr’s wide-ranging vocals in full cry. Royal Blood will be touring Australia in May next year.