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PREMIERE: The Royales Are Irresistible In New Single “Anybody Else”

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Move over The Killers and Birds of Tokyo, there’s a new rock group ready to cement their claim for the stadium-rock throne. Brisbane-raised (but now Gold Coast-based) quartet The Royales have returned to the rock fray with the lead single from their upcoming sophomore EP, Anybody Else.

Where the band’s previous singles such as Never Look Back and What I Need sounded like a young band on the cusp of greatness, Anybody Else interlocks the best elements of the band to deliver a timeless rock tune.

With instrumentation similar to The Killers’ ‘Hot Fuss’ era and a vocal delivery akin to The Getaway Plan’s Matthew Wright, Anybody Else will win over just about any type of rock fan.

Anybody Else is an irresistible combination of indie-rock dance elements and traditional stadium-sized rock anthems. The subtle synthesiser in the verses keeps everything silky and smooth, whilst the main hook from guitarist Steve de Vin and bassist Tom Passaris is rock ’n’ roll riffage at it’s most delectable.

The song closes powerfully with a gradual crescendo led by Dan O’Connell’s epic combination of crashing cymbals and snare smacks followed by an ol’ school The Killers-esque outro. The strong instrumentation means Jacob Davis’ vocals somewhat take a backseat but the chorus melody is an underrated earworm, as you’ll be humming “I don’t want/I can’t be/ With Anybody Else” well after the song finishes.

The new single is the first taste of The Royales’ sophomore EP ‘Rewind’, the highly anticipated follow-up to their 2013 debut self-titled EP. Over the last three years the band have toured China, supported Wolfmother and The Preatures, and rocked out at Brisbane’s Valley Fiesta and the late Big Day Out.

Davis says even though they perform high-energy rock, the band are quick to dispel they’re just another indie-rock band.

“We’d like to think that we’re expanding the definition [of indie-rock], adding synth, pushing the boundaries of guitar, and focusing on a captivating live show as well as a polished studio sound,” says Davis.

Catch the energetic quartet showcasing their new single Anybody Else as well as material from the new EP this Saturday at NightQuarter on the Gold Coast!

The Royales Live Dates

NightQuarter, Gold Coast