The Last Royals – “Friday Night”
Pairs Well With…OK Go, Death Cab For Cutie, The Killers
The Last Royals kicked off 2013 with the release of their debut LP Twistification, an indie rock record with an overall upbeat demeanor. While there will be plenty of knob turners and laptop musicians on SXSW stages, The Last Royals present themselves as an all-around rock band. Handclaps and hooks are abundant on Twistification – don’t be surprised if there’s a sing-a-long or two as the band gigs through Austin. While this might as sound formulaic per this description, The Last Royals have a really diverse sound, building big pop choruses from a variety of angles including electronic pop and mainstream rock structures. More shiny than raw, the production work should translate to a well-formed set on stage, putting The Last Royals high on the recommendation list.