| What doesn’t kill us takes a long time to make us stronger. It’s a statement that the four individuals from the mid-north coast of New South Wales who comprise ROYAL CHANT bid you consider well, through the ten tracks of their debut album RAISE YOUR GLASS & COLLAPSE.
‘Ghosts’ is the first track from the their debut album RAISE YOUR GLASS & COLLAPSE – Listen to the first track ‘GHOSTS’ here
The album has been a labour of love for Royal Chant. Like a fine wine, the songs (and sometimes the band) required a lot of beating, stomping-on and being kept in the dark to mature, but the result is an impressive collection of tracks, indicative of the human condition – barbaric, sometimes chaotic, but mostly beautiful. Though framed in intelligent and skillful sounds, the songs are subtle and simple in substance. They are an invitation to be vulnerable; to share love, doubt, anger, loss, resignation, being human, and being less-than human – as complicated or straightforward as you want them to be.
The first track from the album is ‘Ghosts’. Indicative of the band’s exceptional indie rock sensibilities, the song is sharp and to the point, driven by writer/lead vocalist Mark Spence’s raspy vocals and arcane lyrics. Shot at THE VANGUARD in Newtown, Sydney, on a limited budget with a whole lot of imagination, the video for ‘Ghosts’ is a triumph of creativity over tight wallets and a testament to the band’s determination to deliver substance with style.
Following a string of East Coast dates throughout January including a support slot with You Am I, Royal Chant will hit the road this February to a number of shows in Melbourne, Sydney and Port Macquarie, including a 3 week residency at Sydney’s Oxford Arts Factory.
Listen to Royal Chant now! And see them live in February.
Video service for ‘GHOSTS’ early February
Debut album RAISE YOUR GLASS & COLLAPSE – out mid 2011
FEBRUARY TOUR DATES
Friday Feb 11. Pony (2am slot). Melbourne.
Satruday Feb 12. Oxford Arts Factory. Sydney.
Saturday Feb 19. Oxford Arts Factory. Sydney.
Wednesday Feb 23. Yada Yada @ Pier 1, Port Panthers. Port
Sat Feb 26. Oxford Arts Factory. Sydney.