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15 June 2024

Royal Blood On 10th Anniversary Of Debut Album: ‘We’re Still Very Proud’

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Royal Blood have spoken to NME about the 10th anniversary of their debut album ahead of the upcoming deluxe edition.

pre-order ‘Royal Blood – 10th Anniversary Edition” here

Bassist and singer Mike Kerr said, “It’s been good looking back. We’ve been prepping for these anniversary shows coming up but to be honest, there are only two or three songs off the debut record that we don’t play live pretty regularly. It really is still an album that we live and breathe every day. I think we’re just stoked that we still get to do this every day. That’s been the biggest take we’ve got from reminiscing about a decade ago.”

He went on, “I think the album feels very similar to how it did back then. But it’s everything around it that’s changed very dramatically. I think going from the age of 22 and moving a decade on, that’s a transformative time in any human being’s life anyway! Let alone to be in this band and to have been on the road since the beginning. It’s weird seeing how so much has changed, but when it comes to the music, nothing has.”

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The upcoming 10th Anniversary Edition, out 16 August, will include a wealth of bonus material. The package features four B-sides from the era, including fan favourites One Trick Pony and Hole, plus the previously unreleased Sleeptalker and producer Tom Dalgety’s original mix of Ten Tonne Skeleton. It is completed by five live recordings from 2015, including three songs from their first main stage set at the Reading Festival.

The band will also play a series of shows celebrating their debut album. Remaining tickets are available at their official website.

Royal Blood 10th Anniversary shows:

18 – London, O2 Academy Brixton
19 – London, O2 Academy Brixton

10 – Germany, Berlin, Tempodrom
15 – Spain, Barcelona, Razzmatazz
16 – Spain, Madrid, La Riviera

pre-order ‘Royal Blood – 10th Anniversary Edition” here

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