Out Of The Black
ROYAL BLOOD Royal Blood (Warner Bros)
I never really took much notice of Royal Blood until they unexpectedly topped the mainstream album chart, so I thought Id better give them a try. As this Brighton-based band are a guitar/vocal and drums duo, Im surprised that The White Stripes havent been mentioned more in the reviews, as I can hear them all over these songs, especially the vocal style. Its a good, riff-laden collection, if a bit derivative.