Posts Tagged ‘Port Macquarie’

Australian favs Royal Chant have consistently been purveyors of 90s injected power pop and they’ve perfected the sound on their new long player ‘Minor Crush‘.

Taking the College Rock torch from names like Dramarama, Guided By Voices, The Church, and The Replacements as well as a hint of Beatlesque psychedelia ‘Minor Crush‘ is a rewarding collection of hook-laden power-chord rockers with both brains and brawn.

Yes we have a new album out and yes we have a bunch of film clips to go along with with it because that’s how we roll. This is “Hearing Voices Movement” and this snazz-tastic clip was done by James Robert Carthew, forever in Royal Chant but blessed/cursed with perpetual shore leave.

Royal Chant is a 2-piece garage band from the sleepy coastal town of Port Macquarie. Fast & fuzzed, slanted & slurred, they have spent the last 10+ 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 duo 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.

Minor Crush is our 6th studio album and is available wherever you get your music kicks these days.