How do Royal Blood get their unique sound?

24 July 2021, 20:00 | Updated: 6 July 2022, 12:22

The Brighton duo have revealed the secrets behind their simple rig to Radio X...

Royal Blood have revealed the secret behind their early rig.

The Brighton duo - who are made up of frontman and bassist Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher - spoke to Radio X's George Godfrey about everything from their new music to how they came up with their sound.

Asked how difficult it was to build their first rig, Kerr revealed:  "I made out it was so complex from day one, ‘cause I thought it would be funny... and it isn’t complex.

"It’s been a joy for me to watch people plug 30 pedals and these made videos where someone’s going like ‘I’ve got the Royal Blood sound’ and the truth is that it really is two pedals and one of them’s a tuner."

The Out Of The Black singer added: “It’s evolved obviously from that point onwards, but that first record. That’s essentially what we recorded it on".

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On how easy it was to develop their sound altogether, the rocker revealed: "It was just so simple. There was almost no development. That first record is sort of the audible handshake of me and Ben coming together with no one else around us.

"Our sound is when we don’t add anything on top of that. It was very very simple and it was born out of a live setting”.

Royal Blood released their long-awaited third album, Typhoons, in April which followed 2014's self-titled debut and 2017's How Did We Get So Dark?

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