Royal Blood is a British rock duo band originally formed in Brighton in 2012.[3] The band's sound is reminiscent of and rooted in modern garage rock andblues rock.


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The duo, originally composed of singer/bassist Mike Kerr and drummer Matt Swan,[4] [5] formed in Brighton before relocating to Coolangatta, Australia in 2012.[5] The current incarnation of the band, composed of Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher, was formed in Worthing in 2013[6], and played their first gig a mere two days after Kerr's return to England from his "working holiday" in Australia.[7] [8] During the summer of 2013, Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helderswas seen wearing a shirt supporting the band (before the release of their first single) during their Glastonbury Festival concert in July.[1] On 11 November 2013, the duo released their debut single, "Out of the Black",[2] which came with a B-side called "Come On Over".[9]

In November 2013 it was announced that Royal Blood would be supporting Arctic Monkeys for two Finsbury Park shows in May 2014.[10] In December 2013 Royal Blood were nominated for the BBC Sound of 2014.[11]

Royal Blood released their second single, "Little Monster", on 11 February 2014. The band also released a four-track EP, featuring "Out of the Black", "Little Monster", "Come On Over" and "Hole" on 11 March 2014 in North America.[12] Their debut album, Royal Blood, will be released on 25 August 2014.[13]

Royal Blood performed at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas in March 2014;[14] at Liverpool Sound City festival and at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in Glasgow in May; [15] and at Download Festival and Glastonbury Festival in June.[16] They will perform at T in the Park festival in July, and at Reading festival in August 2014.[17]

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Title Album details
Royal Blood


Year Title Peak chart positions Album


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[ US



[ US



[ US






2013 "Out Of The Black" 1[23] 47 31 2 35 Royal Blood
2014 "Little Monster" 74 1[24]
"Come On Over" 68
"Figure It Out" 36
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.


Year EP details
2014 Out Of The Black (US Only)[25]
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