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This April “Theatre Royal” release their 2nd single from debut album ‘From Rubble Rises…’ in the shape of ‘If You Could Stand Up (you’d walk away). This bitter-sweet slice of soaring alternative pop is featured on “Music Week Presents Vol 8″ and in the words of Artrocker Magazine ‘heads straight for the melodic jugular.
’Theatre Royal”, named after the neglected and dilapidated Victorian theatre that they broke into alongside fellow Medway residents Billy Childish and Lupen Crook, are Oliver Burgess (vocals/guitar), Robert Wilkinson (guitar/vocals), Brendan Esmonde (Bass) and Jonathan Gibbs (drums). The band take the raw DIY spirit of the ‘Medway Sound’ and infuse it with a new sense of ambition and pop sensibilities which has gained them airplay on XFM xposure and BBC 6 music as well as heavy rotation on New York’s WFMU by cult DJ Billy Kelly.
‘If You Could Stand Up (you’d walk away)’, equal parts despair and defiance, is a two-chord stomp with a blue eyed soul that shuns glitzy production in favour of a melodic heartbeat and impassioned vocals.
The song is released on digital download on April 18th and will be celebrated with a hometown performance April 29th alongside labelmates Kids Unique, on Britain’s 2nd oldest stage “The Royal Function Rooms”.
For information and to listen to the single visit: www.soundcloud.com/wearetheatreroyal