Celebrating 11 years of kicking around the motherland saw Royal Chant coping with COVID19 the way they cope with everything: by writing, recording, and releasing new music. Blank Verse is the band’s 7th studio album (according to Spotify) and is sees the band reveling in all of their poetic dishevelled glory. The album is 9 tracks of artistic ambition mixed with a blue-collar work ethic, ranging from the brutal opener of “New Slums” to the slur & drawl of “Meet The Wreck”. It’s a 100% DIY affair, recorded entirely in their basement studio and mixed by James Carthew, who remains in the band band despite being on permanent shore leave in the U S of A. (For those keeping track at home, guitarist/singer/writer Mark Spence is the American living in Australia, while James is the Aussie living in America. Drummer Wade Mobbs rounds out the picture who was born and bred in Port Macquarie and is easily the most sensible member of the group and it’s not even close).
Each track is accompanied by a typical RC low-rent film clip, because of course.
With gigs out for the foreseeable future Royal Chant is kicking on as always, with album #8 (Shoot The Messenger) nearly wrapped and ready for release in 2021.
Play it loud. Tell a friend. Rinse. Repeat.