Updated: Nov 18, 2014 -- 1:00pm
Hayward Williams makes a return trip to The Neighborhood Watch Studios to talk to Suzanne. In this two part interview, Suzanne and Hayward talk life since his last visit, his new album The Reef, and upcoming travels around the world.
The Reef is out now and is available at haywardwilliams.com and CD Baby.
Updated: Nov 18, 2014 -- 8:03am
Rock and Roll isn’t dead. You just haven’t heard British duo Royal Blood yet. Members Matt Kerr (vocals and bass) and Ben Thatcher (drums) kick more ass as a duo than many four or five piece bands around. Since the bands formation in 2013, they have opened for The Arctic Monkey, and played European festivals such as Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Download Festival and Glastonbury. The band recently made their American debut this past spring, and even made a stop at The Rave in July. All of this happened before the release of their debut self-titled album.
In terms of melody, “Figure It Out” sounds like the distorted guitar riff of Jack White or Dan Auerbach was fused with Queens Of The Stone Age lyrics. Many have done it in the past, few have delivered like Royal Blood. Clocking in just over three minutes, “Figure It Out” doesn’t mess around. There are no frills and it isn’t overly produced. Royal Blood figured it out, and they figured it out early. Here’s to you, guys! Check out their website: www.royalbloodband.com to get in contact with them on all the social media you can handle. The closest they are coming to Milwaukee is Chicago but that show is already sold out.
-- Mark Mileager