Meet The Last Royals
Brooklyn-based duo, The Last Royals, are releasing a self titled three-song teaser EP prior to dropping their debut LP, Twistification, on Ooh La La Records in early 2013. To celebrate the three-song teaser and upcoming LP, the band are premiering their lead track, “Only The Brave,” as a free download today. See below for download details.
In early 2010, writer/singer/producer Eric James and drummer Mason Ingram got together and formed The Last Royals after working on a charity record with producer Mike Beck. Together they seamlessly rounded out their pop sound with rock and roll elements and, with Beck producing, began forging a grander collective that resulted in their self-titled EP and Twistification.”
For Twistification, the group reworked virtually all of James’ original songs to create an album with a narrative flow. “Musicians hold to this idea that people still listen to albums, even though they probably don’t anymore,” James says. “But there’s something beautiful about that ideal, and it drives me as a songwriter. I believe the album has a beginning, middle, and an end. There’s a natural arc of tension, chaos and finally release.”
And it’s not just about the music. James’ original concept of the songs as a “soundtrack for the urban lifestyle” remains the defining core of The Last Royals. Shimmering pop melodies are extorted from and set against real life experiences in NYC – skateboarding for groceries, taking artistic photos on a rooftop, or capturing videos in the park – that help to showcase their secondary passions and become another aesthetic for The Last Royals and their music.