Royal Chant‘s latest release, Sleep Quintet, is one of the most loaded domestic releases we’ve seen in a while, comprised of 12 months worth of odds and ends tracks that the band composed. At the start of the year, the lords of fuzzy punk released Junk Theory, and from then till now, they’ve meticulously and painstakingly pieced together an album that careers almost recklessly yet masterfully through soundscapes.
Throughout the year, Royal Chant has released four releases that all intertwine. Sleep Quintet was pieced together from these releases. Following Junk Theory came Hesitation Kills, Too Much (Is Never Enough) and Irish Eyes as the finale. While the releases are co-dependant on eachother, they are each their own entity entirely, able to stand on their own. The vibes are different but seem to compliment eachother as the sound meanders from the relentless to the mellow, hitting every stop in between.
The release comes just in time for the band’s inaugural USA tour. Teaming up with their pals from NYC The Press, Royal Chant will be making their maiden voyage through the East Coast of America. Once they return, it’s back to the studio as the band preps its follow-up to Sleep Quintet. While the form of the release is not yet known, the band promises fans heavy, heavy guitars combined with enough words to easily consume a gallon of ink.
So come check out the band and their new tunes before they ship off overseas.
Thursday, Aug. 2
Lismore Bowling Club
Friday, Aug. 3
Byron Bay Brewery
Saturday, Aug. 4
X & Y Bar (Brisbane) w/Hunting Grounds + Gung Ho
Saturday, Aug. 25
Kittens @ Spectrum (Darlinghurst/Sydney)