Whether you think Royal Blood are the “saviours of rock” or not, it is undeniable that they create a ferociously huge sound. Their enormous combination of furious bass,, and pummeled drums has been impressing crowds all over the place. So much so, that their self-titled debut album went straight to number 1 in the UK, and was nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize.
This makes their choice to record a cover of The Police’s classic ‘Roxanne’ for BBC’s Live Lounge quite an intriguing one. The Police are a much more abstract, nuanced, and intricate prospect. How would their approach work through Royal Blood’s thunder?
Watch the Royal Blood version of ‘Roxanne’ above, and let us know what you think. Is it any good?