Royals are a five piece pop punk based out of Southampton. Formed in 2019, the band got off to a quick start releasing several singles and music videos followed by their debut EP ‘Painted Gold’. The band began to build a decent following in their hometown and online which was aided by the release of their cover of Taylor Swift’s ‘Me!’.
The band headed into the studio in late 2019 with Neck Deep's Seb Barlow to record a line of singles ready for release in 2020. The first of those singles was 'Out Of Reach' which was released to an amazing reception. The song was featured in Spotify's 'New Punk Tracks' playlist and added to Idobi Radio's rotation. Other single 'Fair-Weather Friend' was also featured on Spotify's 'New Punk Tracks' playlist as well as 'Pop Punk's Not Dead' and it also earned them a place on Alt Press' 'Top 10 Rising UK Pop Punk Bands' list,
The five piece entered 2021 with the release of new single 'Worldwide Catastrophe'. Despite not receiving any Spotify editorial playlisting, the song still broke over 25,000 streams within its first month of release and received an incredible reception. The single garnered heavy radio play from the likes of Kerrang Radio, Idobi Radio and Voice FM, where it featured as their 'Homegrown Hit'. Shortly after the band followed up with their single Jaded which was themed around raising mental health awareness and really seemed to connect with listeners. The song has just broke 20,000 streams and still going strong.
Vocalist Luke Smithson had this to say about the bands new single: 'Gone' is the final single taken from our brand new EP ‘A Spark To Ignite’ which is out June 11th. This song was written whilst in a state of anger and I had feelings of being let down by a close friend time and time again. The lyrical concept is based around the deterioration of that friendship and how I just felt I'd be better off alone, with them 'gone'. I feel this is going to be very relatable to listeners as we all meet people like these at some point in our lives. Musically this song is quite a bit different to some of our previous releases, being a little experimental with new sounds such as more synths and auto-tuned vocals to give off that hip hop/nu-punk sound, so we’re really excited to see what the response from our listeners is like. It’s definitely a step towards where we would like our sound to be as a band. We hope you all like it and can’t wait to show you what’s next.