Royal Blood – Come on over (Leaping Ahead #228)

Leaping Ahead Project 2016 #228: 160815

[a song for the 2010’s (8)]

Just a few years back and very few had heard of Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher. But then, the drummer from Artic Monkeys wore a ‘Royal Blood’ T-shirt during their 2013 Glastonbury set and things went from the proverbial sublime to the ridiculous. From humble West Sussex roots, rehearsals in my daughter’s bands’ studio and very few local pub gigs, the two were signed to Warner, commissioned for an album and out on sell-out European and then American tour.

I was extremely fortunate to get a couple of tickets to see them at Brighton Dome in December 2014 as a part of the first UK tour. ‘Come on Over’ was the B-side of their first single, released in April 2014.


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