“We’re big fans of each other’s bands”, explains El-P. “A while back, we hung out and played each other songs we love - one of mine was Gang Of Four’s Ether, which I later sampled for ‘The Ground Below’. Mike and I thought it would be cool to get Royal Blood’s take on ‘The Ground Below’ - we sent it off to them and they f*cking killed it.”
Royal Blood add, “Royal Jewels is the ultimate dream come true scenario. It’s an alliance we wish long continues.”
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Lifted from their recent record ‘Typhoons’.
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The songs here may be more melodic, more complex even on paper, but in reality there’s little to grab hold of.
On ‘Typhoons’, twice chart-topping rockers Royal Blood have filled their swaggering riffery with stories born of a time of huge personal change. “There’s no lines to read between,” explains Mike Kerr.