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What genre would people say this is? It's really quite a mix of sounds going on there.
Good question. Hard rock is a fairly generic description it could fit under. Some of their songs I would almost venture to call Southern rock revival.

Wiki categorizes them as hard rock, punk blues and post-hardcore (some genre descriptions are just beyond me what they are actually supposed to be?).

What's your best guess?
 

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Good question. Hard rock is a fairly generic description it could fit under. Some of their songs I would almost venture to call Southern rock revival.

Wiki categorizes them as hard rock, punk blues and post-hardcore (some genre descriptions are just beyond me what they are actually supposed to be?).

What's your best guess?

There were definite punk elements, and I guess hard rock fits, but it had some rock/rap type sounds along with the punk. Like a more punk version of Aerosmith. I didn’t get any southern rock from that song. Southern rock traditionally did not use the level of distortion these guys have with the guitars. But I just heard the one song.
 

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I didn’t get any southern rock from that song.
Yeah, not the song I posted.

This one kinda sounds like it's a Black Crowes tune w/ a female vocalist.




I've liked pretty much all of their songs I've heard. "Mona Lisa" is pretty sweet, with an...interesting video. "Lemon Scent" is another good one.
 
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I’ve been listening to a lot of Royal Blood’s new album lately.

First heard them in 2016 when they were an opener for the Foo fighters at Fenway. Unique 2-piece where the singer (Mike Kerr) plays a bass & uses a number of different pedals/effects to split the signal to both a bass and guitar amp. The drummer (Ben Thatcher) is rock-solid & flashy when appropriate. They have monster sound and Kerr writes catchy, grooving, in-your-face riffs.

Their new album has a much different feel than their previous two...it has a decidedly English house music beat/Daft Punk-ish theme to it, with layers of classic rock, Black Keys, White Stripes, Killers, etc feels to it.

Here’s one off that album:


Their previous 2 albums are much more in-your-face classic/newer alt rock influenced overall. Here’s a couple of my favorites from those two. The video for “Figure it Out” is pretty great too!

Royal Blood - Figure It Out (Official Video)


Short powerful song with killer riffs live -
Royal Blood - Where Are You Now? - Glastonbury 2017

Hope you enjoy!
 
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Was aware of, but especially over quarantine I got into Phoebe Bridgers. She blew up over the last year, especially in the way she's been able to parlay social distancing into creative ways to get booked on various late night shows and well-trafficked online productions, such as Tiny Desk, attached to the left.

If II had to pick a song of hers I like the most, I'd probably go with:

 

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Was aware of, but especially over quarantine I got into Phoebe Bridgers.
I'd heard the name a while ago, but lately she's been popping up on one of my Pandora stations. She's involved in several group projects as well. She did a team up w/ Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus, and another thing w/ Conor Oberst.

This is her song that jumps out at me the most. This live version has a bit more oomph than the studio version. As an aside, KEXP has a bunch of nice mini concerts w/ indie musicians, a bit like Tiny Desk.

 
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Speaking of KEXP...

This song is featured prominently in a movie I'd seen several times, but it didn't really sink in, until one time it did. Then it was like "whoa, what is that?" Searched thru the end credits, wasn't obvious so I had to do trial and error. Figured it out eventually. Got kind of obsessed w/ the band. Really like most of their songs, but this is the one that drew me in.

 

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I discovered Fickle Friends maybe not quite a year ago, although they'd been around for a while before that. Most of their stuff is good, several songs I really like. They've been busy making new music during the covid stuff. Just listened to several of them tonight, liking what I'm hearing.

 

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Yeah, not the song I posted.

This one kinda sounds like it's a Black Crowes tune w/ a female vocalist.




I've liked pretty much all of their songs I've heard. "Mona Lisa" is pretty sweet, with an...interesting video. "Lemon Scent" is another good one.

I liked that one. This is a pretty cool band. Been around a lone time yet don't seem to have been "discovered". This one has a definite Red Hot Chili Peppers feel to me. Evidently this was their breakthrough song. Very LA. Cover of Heart Shaped Box is very good.

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Also know Van Morrison is controversial but man, some of his songs just blow me away


Another mind boggling Van song.....this one was a real staple back in the days of "free form" FM radio in the 70's:

 
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Last few days digging on this band for now.
I basically only knew their eponymous hit until I came across "Spirit of Eden." I think I'm going to listen to it again today, it's been awhile. Good stuff, thanks.
 
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I'm at the age where I have no idea how well known these guys are....but I just found them and have had them on repeat for a couple weeks.

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I'm probably right there with you on age. I discovered them about 6 months ago and I can not go a week without listing to their album. ;)
 
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I basically only knew their eponymous hit until I came across "Spirit of Eden." I think I'm going to listen to it again today, it's been awhile. Good stuff, thanks.
Any time, yes it's been a while for me too listing to them. I have so much music archived I tend to forget what I have. Lol.
By the way! All their stuff is really good.
 
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Big fan. Love the album and have been playing it a ton. That song in particular gets a lot of airplay and you’ll hear it during ads and going into commercials on TV now too. They were pretty well known before but then they played the Biden inauguration (that song) and really went viral.

If you like them check out Durand Jones and the Indications. I got hooked hearing their awesome cover of Bowie’s “Young Americans” and bought all three of their albums (two studio and one live). All great. Really good energy in the live show too.
8893 I've been a long time lurker on here and have to say you have great varied tastes in music and for the most par
 

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Popped this oldie in the car player earlier. Always loved the engineering on this track. Wish he'd release something new after 20 years.
 
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Popped this oldie in the car player earlier. Always loved the engineering on this track. Wish he'd release something new after 20 years.
Aww Nice! I will have to listen to this one. ( been a long time) If he has not done anything up to know forget it. But would be a treat if he did. Very talented. (Karl Wallinger) great album!
 
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Tremendous cover. Best appreciated at "11" in a car with a good stereo:

Leo Kottke is one of my favorite "check him out whenever he is in the area" shows. His solo show at the Ridgefield Playhouse was the the first concert my wife and I went together when we were first dating.

Him and Gordon make a great pair, too. Their first album, Clone, came out when I was in high school and Phish was a big influence on my band at the time. However, this was during one of Phish hiatuses, so we ate up any Phish side projects: Clone being my favorite still to this date. Two very talented musicians and both with fun, off-beat humor.

Thanks for the post, @8893! It inspired me to check out his tour dates. He's playing the Northeast this autumn, including a show in Hartford and Old Saybrook. If any of you live near Fall River and haven't been to the Narrows Center for the Arts, it's an awesome venue. I just picked up two tickets for his Sunday night show in Mamaroneck, NY, just a half hour from us. I last saw Kottke in Beacon, NY back in 2015 at the new Towne Crier Cafe, so good to see he's still touring at 76!
 

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What genre would people say this is? It's really quite a mix of sounds going on there.
clearly, it's deepska/reggaeton/techno, with a bit of rock and roll, funk, new wave, punk, ragtime, scratch, and incontinent cat noises tossed in. in other words, it falls plainly in the center of the 'never want to hear that again' spectrum.
sorry bud, but you did ask. lol.
polka rules, and u can dance to it, which u can't do with that nuclear waste tune u put up. lol 2x.
get jiggy with it.
 
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