Listen to Royal Headache’s Blistering New Garage Punk Album, ‘High’
Australia's Royal Headache deliver some of the most refreshing garage punk to come out of the southern hemisphere in the past decade. With their sophomore album High dropping in two weeks, the band has graciously released the disc for early streaming via NPR's First Listen, and you can listen to it in its entirely below.
The Aussie foursome's new album serves as the follow-up to their 2011 self-titled debut, and it displays a certain level of punk rock prowess and emotion achieved thanks to their tireless dedication to their craft -- and frontman Shogun's persistent vocals. They clearly draw from obvious influences like Nirvana while procuring a similar modern grunge fanbase as Thee Oh Sees and Cloud Nothings. They are set to head out on a U.S. tour next week with support from Sheer Mag, the dates of which you can view below.
High is due out on Aug. 21 via What's Your Rupture?; you can pre-order physical copies here.
Royal Headache 2015 U.S. Tour
Aug 10 – Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
Aug 11 – Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
Aug 13 – San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
Aug 14 – Los Angeles, CA - Origami Vinyl
Aug 15 – Los Angeles, CA - Berserktown Festival
Aug 17 – Austin, TX - Red 7
Aug 19 – Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
Aug 20 – Detroit, MI - UFO
Aug 21 – Toronto, ON - Silver Dollar
Aug 22 – Montreal, QC - La Vitrola
Aug 24 – Boston, MA - The Great Scott
Aug 25 – Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade
Aug 27 – Baltimore, MD - Windup Space
Aug 28 – Philadelphia, PA - PhilaMOCA
Aug 29 – Brooklyn, NY - Palisades