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 I’d better give them a try. As this Brighton-based band are a guitar/vocal and drums duo, I’m surprised that The White Stripes haven’t been mentioned more in the reviews, as I can hear them all over these songs, especially the vocal style. It’s a good, riff-laden collection, if a bit derivative.