Drum and Bass. Traditionally the two instruments that are associated with dance music, cialis they’re the only two instruments, pilule which are used on British rock band Royal Blood’s debut album. While this gives the album an idiosyncratic groove and a very full sound (for a two piece anyway), ailment Royal Blood quickly veers into very familiar territory.


Similar to how Jack White, of the White Stripes, used effects pedals to make his guitar sound a bass on songs like Seven Nation Army, Mike Kerr of Royal Blood uses effects to make his bass sound like a guitar. This is about as far as the White Stripes comparison goes. Drenge, another two piece for the UK who have emerged in the past year are a more apt comparison to the bluesy experimentation of the White Stripes. Royal Blood, on the other hand, are far more in line with the Black Keys, in the sense that they make mainstream rock music, for a mainstream audience. Not in the sense that it sounds very safe and polite, like Coldpay or the 1975, but in the sense that, like Led Zeppelin or Guns and Roses, its sticks to a well established formula. As such, this isn’t really a bad thing. Mike Kerr’s riffs are inventive enough, and he can actually sing, making the band very easy to listen to.  They’re also smart enough to keep their songs short, with the longest being just over four minutes, making it nearly impossible to get bored. It’s the type of album that’s perfect for a car journey, something that will keep you interested as it plays, but not necessarily something that will be revisited later. Unabashedly commercial, numerous publications have touted this album as first album in a long time by a new rock band that could make real commercial headway. If somebody has to do that, it could be a lot worse than this.