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Port Macquarie-based group Royal Chant are one of New South Wales’s most prolific bands.
Fronted by multi-instrumentalist Mark Spence, the band has largely featured an ever revolving cast of musicians coming into the fold – which never really fails to conjure up eclectic yet subtly differing traits of grungy and fuzzy rock n’ roll into their self-described “slanted and slurred” cocktail of Mountain Goats-esque lo-fi bedroom ditties aligned with 90s Violent Femmes themed American college rock, coated with the easy breezy shameless style of fuzzy melodic indie sounds.
Armed with a makeshift, yet formidable home studio and still garnishing the insight of their off-shore bandmate James, the band are now averaging an album every 12 -14 months.
Thanks in mostly to their never ending songbook of nostalgic small town worries.
A welcoming weight off the shoulders from the larger global unrest that is hijacking the much needed evaluation of self care. As Mark himself puts it for their latest single and video accompaniment Plastic Soul “Danceable indie from Australia’s most consistently dishevelled garage band, we keep trying to fuse surreal poetry with the catchiest melody you’ve never heard.”
Royal Chant’s upcoming 7th album Blank Verse drops on July 3rd through Dirty Mab Records.