ROYAL CHANT IS MARK, JAMES, & RYAN: a garage band originally from the sleepy coastal town of Port Macquarie that now calls Sydney home. Fast & fuzzed, slanted & slurred, they have spent the last 5 years playing shows across Australia on stages big & small. After a handful of singles and a smashing on Triple-J with their single “Somedays”, their debut LP Raise Your Glass & Collapse was named Indie Album of the Week by the Brag amongst a flurry of press, and their raucous live show gained the band some serious attention. Recently returned from their maiden tour of the USA, the trio is back to recording and touring, carving their own strange path out of the spotlight but somehow never far from it. They keep their heads down and the distortion up, creating an alternate world of pounding drums, walls of sound, & songs that speak with the ache and numbness of existence.
The world is rubbish. Let’s get on with it.
Bob Dylan, The Pogues, The Velvet Underground, old R.E.M., new R.E.M., Sonic Youth, Idlewild, Nirvana, Elliot Smith, Neil Young, The Kinks, David Bowie, The Jam, The La's, Dramarama, The Pixies, The Drones, Crazy Horse, Radiohead, Iggy Pop, Beck, Ryan Adams, Folk Implosion, The Shins, Elvin Jones, John Coltrane, Monk, Ronnie Dobbs, Falstaff, Philip Larkin, Stevie Smith, Andy Kaufman, Oscar Wilde, Jack Fairy, Opinions, Fists, Bedwetting Music, Bad Poetry, Bad Dancing, People Who Talk Too Much, Harvest Gypsies, Being Someone's Second Best Friend, A Broken Harmonica You Found In A Public Toilet, A Good Beating, Throwing Up, Running Away, Hanging Around, Getting By