– The 405
Planet Earth progresses Access Royale’s sound further than ever before, elevating the band to another level. Distorted keys, unsettled vocal passages and expert drumming all add a welcome edge to proceedings as the band look to lay a marker down for their sophomore release, due out next year.
You can download Planet Earth below or from the the ABoF Soundcloud page.
The second single Remembrance is due for release in November and offers uplifting chords as they swell throughout taking the listener on a journey back in time and evoking memories of the freedom of youth. The darker minimalist verses on Planet Earth builds tension, aided and abetted by Vee’s distorted vocals, until the chorus sweeps in and bathes the song in sunlight. Both tracks capture the uplifting message of self-discovery and exploration of life conveyed not only by lyrical sentiment but also in the arrangement and production of the music. The Los Angeles/Washington DC based two-piece have also taken the opportunity to explore some of the darker aspects of their past – resulting in the creation of two perfectly balanced singles to coincide with their forthcoming European and UK tour.
Access Royale were originally brought together by a mutual love of Muse, Radiohead, Vampire Weekend and MGMT. Consisting of Vee Styles (vocals, guitar), Charles Maven (keys) and Art Pacheco making a guest appearance on the drums, the band pull on a number of their influences to hone and produce an accomplished sound that is very much their own.
The band have already garnered some remarkable feedback on the back of their debut album release having been picked up by NME, Spinner Magazine, Artrocker and The 405. They are due to set off on a European and UK tour throughout November which will be announced imminently.
Planet Earth is released via ARU Records and is available to download now.