It was a crying shame when Royal Blood didn’t win BBC’s Sound Of 2014. Perhaps it’s a sign that the world isn’t quite ready for a hard rock revival yet. But we certainly are. And so is Jools after giving the duo a slot on his show last week.
‘Little Monster’ is their latest single and continues their unashamedly loud approach to music that has Josh Homme approvingly nodding. The bluesy riffs hook you in with vigour and you’ll just want it to keep hitting you. Despite the two-piece setup, you’re never left wanting an extra dynamic no doubt helped by Ben Thatcher’s potent drumwork.
You really don’t need any imagination to envisage how this sound translates on to a live stage. Royal Blood are playing at The Great Escape this year and believe me; people are going to go wild to the sound of their ears being shattered.