American Royalty – Matchstick EP
American Royalty. Where do I start? The Los Angeles native, three-man band, blew me away at a recent show with a contradicting performance – it was both enveloping, and explosive. Their synths tickled my curiosity, their percussions wooed my feet, and their vocals just sealed the whole deal. Yes, they’re that good. Lead vocalists, Billy Scher and Marc Gilfy, seduced me into an enigmatic head-bobbing session with their mad harmonizing skills. They effortlessly bobbed and weaved in between dope guitar riffs and bass drops, and awed the audience with their powerful, yet pleasantly surprising, soulful vocals. They definitely put on an original show with an unusual, quirky stage setup.
I look forward and can’t wait to see what American Royalty has in store for us in their latest EP, “Matchstick”. It’s due to release on vinyl on February 7 through Seaport Records, and will be digitally available on February 14 through Guns In The Sun Records. If you want to pre-order your vinyl copy, head this way. For a list of their upcoming shows, including information about their EP release party in Venice, click here. Meanwhile, since it’s hard to describe American Royalty’s sound, why don’t you take a listen for yourself. If you like what you hear, I totally recommend seeing them live. This is their official video of “Matchstick”, their first track off their forthcoming EP. Enjoy.