It’s pretty fitting that on the day Royal Blood announced a massive European arena tour, that they’d release a video that harnesses their intense live spirit.
‘Hook, Line & Sinker’ is the latest track to come from their upcoming new album ‘How Did We Get So Dark?’ in June, and it’s another crushing rock number from the pair, with more scuzzy riffs and clashing drums than you can shake a stick at.
Its accompanying video, directed by Ben Lowe for The Firepit, will definitely get you all hyped up for those upcoming tour dates. Shifting between black and white and colour, it shows off the pair in all their (crowning) glory, killing it live. The crowd are pretty darn into it too, getting whipped up into a frenzy by the maelstrom the duo conjure.
Have a watch of the ‘Hook, Line & Sinker’ video, and their arena dates below.
28 Lisbon Campo Pequeno
02 Milan Fabrique
03 Zurich Halle 622
10 Amsterdam AFAS Live
11 Antwerp Lotto Arena
13 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
14 Reading Rivermead
16 Manchester Arena
17 Leeds First Direct Arena
18 Birmingham Barclaycard Arena
20 London Alexandra Palace
24 Glasgow The SSE Hydro
25 Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
26 Dublin 3Arena
28 Bournemouth BIC
29 Brighton Centre
Royal Blood will play Rock Werchter (29th June - 2nd July), and Open’er (28th June - 1st July) where DIY is an official media partner. Tickets are on sale now. Visit diymag.com/presents for more information.
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