Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Guided By Voices, R.E.M., Pixies, Nirvana, Velvet Underground, Idlewild, The Walkmen, Pavement, The Bronx, Violent Soho, The Pogues, Big Star, The Posies, Hüsker Dü


band members

Mark + Adam + Josh + James (on shore leave)


Influences

Guided By Voices, Bob Dylan, sonic youth, The Velvet Underground, Nirvana, The Hold Steady, Lou Reed, R.E.M., Badly Drawn Boy, Nick Drake


Website

royalchant.com/

Gig

Royal Chant

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

18 Aug

The Lass O'Go...

Newcastle, 2293

Wickham

9:00pm

Gig

Royal Chant

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

19 Aug

Town Hall Hotel

Sydney, 2042

Newtown

9:00pm

Gig

Royal Chant

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

31 Aug

Cambridge Hotel

Newcastle, 2302

Newcastle

7:00pm

Bio

Royal Chant get around.

Play it loud. Tell a friend. Rinse. Repeat.

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Influences: Bob Dylan, The Pogues, The Velvet Underground, old R.E.M., new R.E.M., Sonic Youth, Guided By Voices, 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, 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 +++++++++

This review might sum it up best….

"What do you get when you put a band of impassioned Aussies in a van, and send them trekking across the outback and through cities? In the case of Royal Chant, you get something feral and raucous. And, beneath all that, something unexpectedly poetic. Singer Mark Spence is an American expatriate, and his deadpan singing style belies the restlessness just beneath the surface. There’s an edge of discontent that runs through a lot of Royal Chant’s material. The modish “I Remember Crescent City,” with its bopping guitars and thumping rhythm guitars and doodling leads, could be a Strokes song in an instant. On “Shatters Alright,” Spence sings, “It’s not love without the abrasions” while guitars and drums send up torrents of grit. It’s garage rock perfection. Our favorite might have to be “Coughing Fits,” a dark and troubling rocker that unfolds with muffled dread. Sinewy guitars and twinkling keys quicken the pulse, and disturb all the way though the chorus. The abrasions might be psychological here, but either way, it’s love."

-Kate Bredimus editor, Ourstage.com

Review

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Royal Chant

Review by Tomatrax Tomatrax

23 Apr 2017

Super Reviewer
45

Rough and raw garage rock just as we'd expect from the Chant. Once again the band captures the gravelly alt-rock / old school grunge atmosphere held together by catchy guitar riffs. A somewhat calmer affair the track shows off the band's ironic and dark sense of humour.

Rough and raw garage rock just as we'd expect from the Chant. Once again the band captures the gravelly alt-rock / old school grunge atmosphere held together by catchy guitar riffs. A somewhat calmer affair the track shows off the band's ironic and dark sense of humour.

Review

Review by Tomatrax Tomatrax

22 Jan 2017

Super Reviewer
45

Like The Mimp's 'La la la' and the Crash Test Dummie's 'Mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm' this is a song where the chorus is very easy for everyone to remember to sing a long to!

After all this time the Chant are still blasting out with raw energy. Thrashing out with blasting sounds and that rough and ready atmosphere they sound as fresh (and as angry) as ever!

Like The Mimp's 'La la la' and the Crash Test Dummie's 'Mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm' this is a song where the chorus is very easy for everyone to remember to sing a long to!

After all this time the Chant are still blasting out with raw energy. Thrashing out with blasting sounds and that rough and ready atmosphere they sound as fresh (and as angry) as ever!

Review

Review by Tuna Canoe Tuna Canoe

27 Nov 2016

45

sik track from a tight band... dick move went off live.. loose!!

sik track from a tight band... dick move went off live.. loose!!