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  • Royal Blood Announce U.S. Headlining Tour

    Royal Blood Announce U.S. Headlining Tour

    Bass and drum duo Royal Blood have announced they’ll be coming to the U.S. for a headlining tour in 2018. Fronted by bassist/vocalist Mike Kerr, the band will be hitting the road in support of their latest album, How Did We Get This Dark? The tour kicks off in Brooklyn, New York before heading to... »

  • Royal Blood: Lights Out

    Royal Blood: Lights Out

    It has been a while since we’ve featured a video by the duo known as Royal Blood. Bassist Mike Kerr (who also handles keyboards and vocals) and drummer Ben Thatcher have released their video for “Lights Out,” which is appearing on their upcoming album, How Did We Get So Dark?, set to release on June... »

  • Learn More About Playing Like Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr in New Book

    Learn More About Playing Like Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr in New Book

    Hal Leonard’s book, Royal Blood for Guitar and Bass with Tab, provides an insight into how Mike Kerr, bassist/vocalist for the bass/drum duo Royal Blood, creates his sound. His bass setup allows him to use his bass to emulate two guitars, as well as carry its own sound. “Through careful arranging of the riffs and... »

  • Royal Blood: “Figure It Out” Live at Coachella

    Royal Blood: “Figure It Out” Live at Coachella

    Ian Pettersson contacted us with a simple note: “Royal Blood Live… and they sound great live!” It never ceases to amaze how big of a sound these guys create, thanks in large part to everything bassist/vocalist Mike Kerr does in the group. »

  • Royal Blood Covers The Police’s “Roxanne”

    Royal Blood Covers The Police’s “Roxanne”

    Mitch (host of Groove here on NT) sent me this video of Royal Blood performing a cover of The Police’s “Roxanne”. It has been a while since we’ve shared a Royal Blood video, so it was great timing. After the video, be sure to check out our interview with Mike Kerr – the bassist/vocalist in... »

  • Bass and Drum Duo Royal Blood Release Eagerly Awaited Debut Album

    Bass and Drum Duo Royal Blood Release Eagerly Awaited Debut Album

    Royal Blood, which has been generating buzz in the music press and online for almost a year, now has its . The U.K duo creates a massive rock vibe, even though the only instrumentation comes from vocalist Mike Kerr’s bass and Ben Thatcher’s drums. In our interview with Kerr, he said the group’s epic sound... »

  • Out of the Black: An Interview with Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr

    Out of the Black: An Interview with Royal Blood’s Mike Kerr

    Sometimes great things come in small packages. That’s true in the case of Royal Blood, a British rock duo that gets a gargantuan sound that rivals four or five-piece bands. One of the key ingredients to that sound is the massive bass tone delivered by Mike Kerr. Kerr started Royal Blood with drummer Ben Thatcher... »

  • Royal Blood: Little Monster

    Royal Blood: Little Monster

    Our friend Ian Pettersson sent me this note: “Royal Blood. A two piece band. Bass & drums. Sure what more do you need?” That should do it, Ian! Royal Blood might be a two man band, but they have a huge sound thanks to Mike Kerr, who handles the vocals and plays bass while simultaneously... »