Royal Headache - Royal Headache mp3 album
Where Royal Headache blasted by in a rush of furious noise and thrilling clatter, this album has just the right amount of restraint to help it sink in a little more, to cut a little deeper. There were certainly no songs on that album that sounded like an outtake from Izzy Stradlin's solo work. Carolina," with its layered acoustic and electric guitars and easy riding backbeat, kind of does, but that's not a bad thing.
When Royal Headache started playing shows in Sydney around 2009, they made rock music in the city feel vital again. It’s rare for Sydney’s underground scene to birth bands as widely palatable as Royal Headache, and it’s even rarer for those bands to transcend the small pubs and warehouses they play in. Royal Headache felt like magic in 2009. They were a phenomenon. Sydney’s underground could not contain them. Royal Headache are Australia’s best rock band because everything they do strikes a chord of import. This second album, High, skips abruptly between joy and sadness, despair and resignation, abandon and calm, in a manner that feels eternally pressing, but especially now. It is anxious, crestfallen and incapable of peace. It’s what an Australian rock record, at least one made by four men, should sound like in 2015. Any less is a waste of time. This is not a didactic or complicated band.
While the lairy garage rock of 2012’s self-titled debut had all the appeal of a weekend stroll through Temple Bar at 2am, there is a marked change for the better here. High’s 10 tracks still roll along with no small amount of clatter, but this time around there’s more focus on getting from A to Z in a relatively straight line. This said, it’s sometimes difficult to ignore such obvious nods to the class of UK punk rock, circa ’77-’79
But Royal Headache’s unwillingness (or was it inability?) to get it together as a unit – they neither signed a conventional record deal or toured the record properly – meant that by 2013, it looked as though the group had ground to a halt completely; another guitar act with huge potential who’d missed their big chance. It feels like a real fluke, then, to even be holding a copy of their second album, ‘High’. And let’s just take a breath there, because when, exactly, was the last time you could actually say that about a guitar album? Reference points on ‘High’ are mostly British. While it will still please those who’ve stuck with the band since the start, we also get everything from latter-period Jam (the keys on opener ‘My Own Fantasy’ recall those on ‘Town Called Malice’) to early, pre-‘Definitely Maybe’ Oasis (‘Love Her If I Tried’ and ‘Little Star’ both sound unflinchingly positive and heavy – they are pure Gallagher as a result).
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I fucking love this album. 1- My Own Fantasy 0:00 2- Need You 3:06 3- High 5:30 4- Another World 7:46 5- Wouldn't You Know 10:08 6- Garbage 14:25 7- Love Her If I Tried 18:27 8- Carolina 21:31 9- Little Star 24:46 10- Electric Shock 27:21. been listening to this album on repeat for about a week now. Ron V. What a glorious gem youtube sent my way.
How about this to stick a finger up at Monday morning? Blow away the Monday blues with some Bluesy and soulful rock by streaming the self-titled debut album by Aussie outfit Royal Headache. The album isn't out until May 8th (missing a trick not being released a month later on the Queens jubilee if you ask me) but you can listen to it in full below and see for yourselves why The Black Keys have chosen the quartet to support them on tour this Autumn.
|A2||Really In Love||1:43|
|A6||Two Kinds Of Love||2:27|
|B1||Back And Forth||2:09|
|B2||Down The Lane||2:41|
|B3||Distant And Vague||2:24|
- Mastered By – CJIII*
- Recorded By, Mixed By – Mikey Young, Owen Penglis
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