"I went to hear them (Royal Blood) in New York. They were fantastic," stated Led Zeppelin legend Jimmy Page. "Absolutely riveting, they're such fine musicians. Their album has taken the genre up a serious few notches. They play with the spirit of the things that have preceded them, but you can hear they're going to take Rock into a new realm." That's a whole lotta love for the British duo.
Within months of forming in Worthing, bassist/vocalist Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher released their Blues/Garage Rock influenced debut single, "Out Of The Black." Ear-catching was Kerr's bass that sounded more like a four-string guitar.
Following the release of their second single, "Little Monster," Royal Blood unfurled their self-titled debut album. The Official Charts Company said it was the U.K.'s fastest-selling British Rock debut album in three years. The album also went gold in the U.K. selling over 150,000 copies.
Then it was off to North America where Page ran across them. There was also an appearance at South By Southwest (SXSW) in Austin.
At the '15 BRIT Awards Royal Blood performed "Figure It Out" and were given the Best British Group honor. It was presented to them by none other than Jimmy Page.
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