This week I spoke with lead singer of The Royal Concept, David Larson, about their upcoming shows, almost being arrested for a video and why their energy is so up there! Please check them out at The Roxy this week! Sadly, I will not be there to check it out, but I will be there in spirit from the road! When I talked to David, he pas particularly excited about coming to The Roxy. "It's an iconic stage, you know, everyone has played there. Last time we were in LA we played the Troubadour and that was great! We're excited this time though to have the curtain. We can set up an no one will see us till the curtain goes up at The Roxy. We haven't had that yet this tour." It's the little things that make the biggest impact. Their tour has been a blast and they are now working their way down the west coast for their Roxy curtain raise that they are so looking forward to.
We talked about their video for On Our Way (Below) and they may or may not have run into a little bit of trouble when sending off the lit balloons. If you read about people thinking there were UFO's over Los Angeles, rest without worry, it was just them making their video on a rooftop downtown.
While the band has been together for some time, David was for a while the one that was the head lyricist for the band but he recently discovered that bandmate, Filip Bekic "is a genius. I didn't know it. He is a very shy person and I have known him for a long time, but I didn't know that he wanted to write and could like this. On our way was written by Filip on the tour bus when we were stranded in Pittsburgh. " With a but of a dynamic change in the band's writing technique I am sure some new things will be on the way shortly. I asked David about the shows and he promised high energy. "We play each show like it's our last one you know? We die up on stage each night." While I hope everyone makes it out alive, they are geared up to give everyone a great time.
The Royal Concept have been described as having a sound that "joyfully melds an array of diverse influences such as Simon & Garfunkel, Daft Punk, and The Strokes. The band has also amassed thunderous word of mouth from their irresistible singles (and 2012’s self-titled debut EP), and from those lucky enough to catch them live. The group has been buzzing in the U.S. for the past year, 2012's "D-D-Dance" hit #2 on Hype Machine, while "Gimme Twice" reached #3. Meanwhile, their cover of Daft Punk's "Digital Love" turned quite a few heads as well."
Upcoming tour dates include Thursday night in LA at The Roxy
12/11 - San Diego, CA - 5th Avenue Side Stage
12/12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
12/14 - Scottsdale, AZ - Pub Rock Live
12/17 - Tulsa, OK - The Vanguard
12/18 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
12/19 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird
If you are able to make the show, Say "hi" for me.