Album Review: Royal Blood – How Did We Get So Dark?

Much like their first album, except with half the charm and twice as boring.

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Sophomore slump – a phrase which refers to an instance in which a second effort fails to live up to the first.

British rock band Royal Blood very recently released their second album ‘How Did We Get So Dark?’ on June 16th (via Warner Bros), following on from their incredibly successful debut, the self-titled ‘Royal Blood’, which was released in 2014. The band are known for their quasi-unique drum and (heavily distorted) electric bass sound and after already releasing one album full of that , a lot of people began to wonder if it would sound a little tired and a bit overdone on their second album. And well, it did. Continue reading “Album Review: Royal Blood – How Did We Get So Dark?”

A Look Back At: Angels & Airwaves – I-Empire

Blink 18who?

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This November, it’ll be 10 years since Angels & Airwaves released their sophomore album, ‘I-Empire’.  Continue reading “A Look Back At: Angels & Airwaves – I-Empire”

A Look Back At: The Strokes – Room on Fire

A stroke of genius.

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The Strokes. One of New York’s finest offerings since pizza, Lou Reed and The Godfather trilogy.

The album I’m going to be writing about today is their 2003 sophomore effort ‘Room on Fire’, which is my personal favourite album. This will be the first entry in Soundwash’s ‘A Look Back At’ series. Continue reading “A Look Back At: The Strokes – Room on Fire”