From the moment of Royal Blood’s self-titled debut seven years ago, the Bristolian duo’s rise was meteoric. Their music is simple, brutal, and effective – taking inspiration from Queens of the Stone Age and The White Stripes and combining big hooks, tasty riffs, and volume to full effect. This beefed-up take on indie rock can only take you so far though, so on the new album Typhoons (Warner Records), they looked toward Dance and Disco to broaden their sound. Continue reading
Jack White (The Raconteurs, The White Stripes, Third Man Records) was the last-minute musical guest on Saturday Night Live last night and used it to pay tribute to Eddie Van Halen, who died last week at age 65. Not only did White play an EVH model guitar, his solo during the song “Lazaretto” featured two-hand tapping, which Eddie made famous the world over.
While spending much of 2018 woodshedding and recording, the previously dormant supergroup The Raconteurs (The White Stripes, Greenhornes, The Dead Weather) has been working on their new album for a 2019 release. The band had not released any new music in over a decade. Now check out not one, but two brand new songs, streaming at the link below. ‘Sunday Driver’ and ‘Now That You’re Gone.’Continue reading