Single Review – Royal Blood – I Only Lie When I Love You

A modern blues track with an accompanying video that sees the camera sweep between legs, before rolling around a drum kit – enhancing the singles crunchy percussive punch. No we’re not stepping back to 2003 but embracing all things rock duo with the hypnotically addictive new single from Brighton’s Royal Blood. Yes, there’s more than a little nod to iconic The White Stripes within latest single ‘I Only Lie When I Love You’ and not only within the video, directed by Pascal Teixeira, but some nasal-toned exclamations and a lethal focus on intensifying the simplistic power, and grit, of Mike Kerr’s distorted riffs and Ben Thatcher’s relentless percussion. The third single released ahead of second album ‘How Did We Get So Dark’,June 16 via Warner Bros, which was recorded in Brussels with producer Joylon Thomas and London with co-producer Tom Dalgety, as well as the bands UK tour, set to begin this August, where they’ll be joined by At The Drive In and Black Honey, ‘I Only Lie When I Love You’ is sure to get adrenaline pumping in anticipation.

Hayley Miller

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