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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 the band who handles everything but drums.

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Jerry Schwanebeck

Interesting…although I can’t say that I like it.

Trey Smith

I really like what this guy does but I have to say I’d pass on this. I never understand why people do a cover version of a song if they don’t have anything to add to the conversation.

Kirk Bolas

Kirk Bolas

Corey, I’ve never heard the kind of overdrive/distortion that the player in this video was using. To me, this is the kind of tone that I’ve been looking for over the last ten years or so, but I’ve yet to find an amp or a pedal or combo of the two that would get me there. Do you have any suggestions?

    Pablo Von Helsing (@ReasonAboveAll)

    I have a photo of their pedal board. It’s a Palmer Triage signal splitter into 3 paths with a pair of EHX POGS and a pair of Boss Harmonist pedals, a ZVex Drive pedal and a Strymonand a Boss LS2 for mixing. It’s not really a new idea. Billy Sheehan was running split signals in the 1980s and Entwhistle was doing it a decade before that.

Michael Sherrer

What is this. S**T? There has to be a law against ‘stupid’.


well if its not Jazz or crazy fusion the NoTreble Readers tend to turn their cheek. I LOVE royal blood. they are great.

Sergio Leonardo

Sergio Leonardo

I agree! We need to be open to everybody’s view on any kind of art form. I honestly love both the original version of this song aswell as this one by Royal Blood. But of course you can’t please everyone,and everyone is entitled to their opinion,and we must respect that. I for one LOVE IT!


Mmm… seems you can make a bass sound like a guitar…but I have to wonder why? is this what is called thinking outside the box?