Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock


Sounds like

Guided By Voices, R.E.M., Velvet Underground, The Kinks, The Pogues, The McCoys, Pixies, Idlewild, The Walkmen, Pavement, Violent Soho, Big Star, The Posies, Hüsker Dü, The Foundations, The Wonders, Nirvana, The Bronx, Archers Of Loaf, Superdrag


band members

Mark + Adam + Wade


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

30 Jun

The Lounge Room

Mid North Coast, 2444

Port Macquarie

8:00pm

Gig

Royal Chant

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

21 Jul

The Federal Hotel

Coffs Coast, 2454

Bellingen

8:00pm

Gig

Royal Chant

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

29 Sep

Wildwood Festival

Mid North Coast, 2444

Port Macquarie

11:00am

Bio

Royal Chant get around, except when they're not. Currently working on album #4 (or 7, or 8, depending on how & who's counting these days). Interests include long walks on the beach & bad poetry.

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

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Influences: Guided By Voices, Bob Dylan, Boston Spaceships, 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, 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

Review by Tomatrax Tomatrax

03 May 2018

Super Reviewer
45

latest grungygargepunkrocktuneything from the Poyal Shant. The fuzzie Qatar is goes grovereverververdenerddnerdnerdergrovergverdenerdenerderderdennnn. Gravvelley vocals toujours! C'est un chanson avec beaucoup de énergie et beaucoup de passion! Vous aime le rock et roll? Then listen to the

latest grungygargepunkrocktuneything from the Poyal Shant. The fuzzie Qatar is goes grovereverververdenerddnerdnerdergrovergverdenerdenerderderdennnn. Gravvelley vocals toujours! C'est un chanson avec beaucoup de énergie et beaucoup de passion! Vous aime le rock et roll? Then listen to the

Review

zigwamp

08 Dec 2017

40

Review

Review by Nathan Luke Nathan Luke

10 Sep 2017

40

One of the best ever from the Chant? A real Aussie rock classic, nostalgic, reminiscent of Screaming Jets and Grinspoon, big powerful guitar riff underneath and a journeyman lead pouring his heart out to the audience and will connect with many. Just saw them live at the Lennox Hotel as well, was a great treat.

One of the best ever from the Chant? A real Aussie rock classic, nostalgic, reminiscent of Screaming Jets and Grinspoon, big powerful guitar riff underneath and a journeyman lead pouring his heart out to the audience and will connect with many. Just saw them live at the Lennox Hotel as well, was a great treat.