GIG REVIEW: Royal Blood @ Portsmouth Guildhall on 2 Mar. 2015


I have struggled to get Royal Blood tickets for London/ Brighton dates for 2 tours now, so opted for their Portsmouth show, 80 miles from home, to not miss out for a 3rd time.

The Guildhall is a spectacular venue- scenic, historic, intimate with amazing acoustics. I had side circle view of the show and it was incredible. The duo are super talented, creating so much noise and atmosphere with a base guitar and a drum kit. 


(Photo taken by myself) 

Their show was a 14 song set which kicked off with Hole from their EP ‘Out of the Black’.  Noisy. Full on. Energetic. Exhilarating. Heavy.

My favourite songs of the night included: Figure It Out, Little Monster, Careless and Out Of The Black. All of which are from their debut album ‘Royal Blood’. Throughout their show I was fixated on drummer, Ben Thatcher, admiring his talent and ability. As a drummer myself, it was so enjoyable to watch the performance. Bassist & Singer, Mike Kerr was sensational too. I was blown away by the speed in which in fingers moved up and down the neck of his bass guitar, especially throughout Figure It Out. 

The night was an earsplitting explosion of rock.

Royal Blood are probably the most talented performers I have witnessed & I am beyond excited to see them for the fourth time at Reading Festival 2015. 

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