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Royal Teeth’s forthcoming sophomore record marks the band’s long overdue comeback to indie rock, with a progression in their sound that exudes energy and conviction. No stranger to the ups and downs of the music industry, they’re signed to their third label in just over six years. “There were days where I just accepted that this was probably going to be over soon,” vocalist Gary Larsen recalls. “Something finally switched inside of me. I decided that if we are going down, then we are going down swinging.” Feeling inspired to create new songs with a new fresh sound, the quartet whole-heartedly decided it was worth a return to the music scene.
Royal Teeth are also no strangers to success. Their 2012 debut EP Act Naturally and their first LP, Glow, in 2013 spawned the hit single “Wild” , followed by their 2016 EP Amateurs. They’ve turned heads at major tastemakers including Consequence of Sound and MTV and have been featured in SiriusXM Alt Nation’s Advanced Placement, as well as appearing on Last Call With Carson Daly and American Idol. They’ve played major festivals such as Austin City Limits, JazzFest, Bonnaroo, and Firefly; and racked in nearly 15 million streams on Spotify to date. Over the course of the last six years, they’ve supported acts such as The Wombats, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Mowgli’s, and ended their last national tour in 2016 supporting Rooney.
In 2017, the group began recording from their homes in New Orleans and Nashville, and the result was the new record. Unlike their previous releases, the new album is rough around the edges. “We didn’t want to reference anything we had done before. We needed to move on and figure out what we are today,” Gary continues.
“Never Gonna Quit,” the first single, serves as a mission statement for the album, boasting loudly the ability to take a shot to the chin and continue pushing forward. Thrashing, punk-inspired “The Best” takes on a tongue-in-cheek response to the cutthroat nature of the industry, and “Rivalry” shows a deep seeded desire for both self-discovery and acceptance, stating “I just want to feel like I belong to myself, to anyone.”
“It is easy for me to lose confidence in myself,” Gary states. “This line of work can be difficult. It requires you to be vulnerable and put yourself out there to be judged by others. It’s hard to get used to. We are using this album as a platform to face our fears, and to focus on the love we find through the music we create and those who connect along the way. I hope that this album gives strength to anyone who has a hard time putting themselves out there for the world to see.”
Hope can be found through struggle on their sophomore album because Royal Teeth’s message is quite clear: they are never gonna quit. The band will be on tour during the second half of 2018, and the first single, “Never Gonna Quit,” is available now to stream or download online.
ROYAL TEETH RETURN WITH NEW SINGLE
“NEVER GONNA QUIT”
SHARE PUMPED-UP ANTI-AGEISM MUSIC VIDEO STARING ELLEN FAVORITE VALERIE SASSYFRASS
PREMIERED VIA BAEBLE
BAND ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR NEW ALBUM
“”Never Gonna Quit” by the Royal Teeth has an undeniable energy.”
– Nell Snow, Baeble
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July 27, 2018 – Royal Teeth have announced their return with the anthemic new single “Never Gonna Quit” along with an accompanying music video that features Valerie Sassyfrass of the viral sensation “Girl’s Night Out” performance showcased previously on Ellen (as seen on TV here). The band has also shared that fans can expect touring later in 2018 and more music leading up to a new album from the band.
The forthcoming record marks Royal Teeth’s long overdue comeback to indie rock, with a progression in their sound that exudes energy and conviction. Taking it back to 2013, their bubbly hit single “Wild” was riding alternative radio waves across the nation and getting tons of clicks with their slow-burning, electrified music video. Now,five years later, things have changed for the band – everyone has situated into lifestyles and careers outside of the music industry. Recently though, a spark of inspiration caused grounds for discussion of a Royal Teeth comeback – and the whole band is on board.
“There were days where I just accepted that this was probably going to be over soon,” vocalist Gary Larsen recalls. “Something finally switched inside of me. I decided that if we are going down, then we are going down swinging.” Feeling inspired to create new songs with a new fresh sound, the quartet whole-heartedly decided it was worth banding together for this project.
“Never Gonna Quit”, which premiered via Baeble yesterday, is the trademark motto for the band.
“It became the mission statement for the whole album,” explains Larsen. “It felt like we just hit restart. We didn’t want to compare anything we were doing to anything we had done. We love that you can feel the aggression and the sense of urgency but it never loses its purpose or joy.”
In the video, Sassyfrass roams around town on a personal mission to spread music and radiate positivity. Initially, her unsuspecting audiences are stunned by the performance and not sure how to react. By the end though, due to Sassyfrass’s resilient nature, everyone takes heed to the notion and joins in on the party. “Never Gonna Quit” is available now to stream at http://bit.ly/NVRGNAQT or see the video on YouTube, and fans can connect on socials via the hash-tag #NVRGNAQT. Nell Snow at Baeble writes “between Valarie Sassyfrass’s dancing, the infectious beat, and… a mysterious blow up dinosaur costume? I dare you to watch this video without smiling.”
Royal Teeth is composed of singer and guitarist Gary Larsen, singer Nora Patterson, guitarist Thomas Onebane, and drummer Josh Hefner. For more information visitroyalteethmusic.com.
Photo Credit: Jakob Wandel
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