Royal Blood Announce Debut Album, Streaming New Single 'Figure It Out'

Self titled record will drop in August.

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Speaking backstage at Glastonbury with NME, Royal Blood has been discussing details of their upcoming album.

As frontman Mike Kerr notes, the record was not recorded in one go, but has been built up over the past year and a half:

"Our album has kind of built itself up over a year and a half. It almost feels like a collection of songs over that time. We didn't go and and write and record all in one. We did about three or four tracks at a time. We're really happy with it. It was totally worth all the hard work. We're just eager to get it out and show everyone."

When asked if there were any surprises on the album, Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher offered a tongue-in-cheek hint regarding a special guest:

"There wouldn't be surprises if I told everyone, but there might be."

"Sting features on track three," added Thatcher to be backed up by Kerr, saying "We got Sting in."

The band has recently posted the debut single from the album, which will be titled "Royal Blood," on Soundcloud. "Figure It Out" can be streamed at the following location:

"Royal Blood" will be released on August 25th.

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    Saw their ep for 5 bucks at a record store and just bought it on a whim. Next day I ran around town trying to find a record store that had it on CD. My new favorite rock band right now. Definitely give all the stuff they have out a listen.
    Caught them at Glastonbury; one of the best sets of the weekend by far. Really can't wait for this now!
    sounds great, but i like their dark sounding songs better, but this is still very groovy
    Best new band. Who knew a rhythm section could sound so good by themselves. Mike Kerr is going to change how people see the bass, completely changes typical playing style. Sick pipes on him as well