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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.
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RELEASE NEW SINGLE “SHOW YOU WHAT I CAN DO” FEATURING TUNDE OLANIRAN
MUSIC VIDEO FILMED AT MUSIC CITY RACEWAY NASHVILLE
OOZES POWERFUL FEMININE ENERGY
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“Royal Teeth has an undeniable energy.”
– Nell Snow, Baeble
“Raw, invigorated, defiant, and self-empowered…Royal Teeth [is] as a pop/rock force making music that is as freeing as it is fun.”
– Mitch Mosk, Atwood Magazine
“Royal Teeth’s distinctive personality, infectious energy and adaptability shine through in their tight arrangements, stunning harmonies, and distinctive vocals. It’s great to see them back again.”
– Karla Harris, When The Horn Blows
“The band has never sounded bigger or bolder.”
– Matthew Eaton, RIFF Magazine
February 26, 2019 – In the summer of 2018, Royal Teeth had a major comeback with their dance rock single “Never Gonna Quit“, which featured Ellen DeGeneres’ favorite viral sensation Valerie Sassyfrass in the music video. The anthem that “radiates resilience and perseverance” according toAtwood Magazine, spurred a new start for the indie rockers, and the track was synced internationally, including an Australian rugby commercial. A fresh buzz ignited around Royal Teeth, best known for their 2013 hit “Wild“, with fans asking for more music, and the band promising a new full length album on the horizon. The group continued to turn it up with their second release “It’s Just The Start” in the fall, which Earmilk premiered, saying “Royal Teeth are back and better than ever, showing off their evolved musical style.”
Now, following a succession of select radio shows and festivals across the US, Royal Teeth return with their latest single “Show You What I Can Do“, featuring the sensational NPR darling Tunde Olaniran, a Flint-native who brings his signature flavor to the song.
Singer and guitarist Gary Larsen of Royal Teeth shares, “The song is about showing the world what you’re made of. We tend to hide pieces of ourselves because we are afraid of negativity, and I’ve noticed from my own experiences that it only holds me back from truly being myself and achieving my goals in life. This song is saying that it’s time to be brave and be yourself.”
“Show You What I Can Do” comes with a badass music video filmed at Music City Raceway in Nashville. In the video, singer Nora Patterson owns the raceway in her feminine glory as the male bandmates cheer her on from the sidelines.
Larsen adds, “My Dad is a race car driver and I used to go a lot as a kid. When we started thinking of ideas for the music video, I became obsessed with using the race track as the location, and from there, we brought the idea to life with the help of Solar Cabin, Tunde Olaniran, and the Whitlow family. My dad is even in the video as Nora’s coach, and Nora is driving his car “Underdog”. A fitting name for the song and for this band.”
With “Show You What I Can Do”, Royal Teeth continue to break boundaries in their genre and are always evolving to offer audiences a fresh, new sound. Fans can anticipate the full-length album dropping later this year. In the meantime, Royal Teeth can be seen on the road supporting the new music at School Night @ Bardot in Los Angeles next week on February 25, then French Quarter and the Jazz & Heritage festivals in New Orleans in April.
Royal Teeth is composed of singer and guitarist Gary Larsen, singer Nora Patterson, guitarist Thomas Onebane, and drummer Josh Hefner. For more information visit royalteethmusic.com and follow the band on social media.
4.13 New Orleans, LA – French Quarter Festival
4.28 New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival