Royal Headache Meet Pitchfork … Again
News posted Sunday, May 13 2012 at 01:00 PM.
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Royal Headache have received an 8.0 from notorious US rag Pitchfork – not bad for a band whose drummer Shortty had never even heard of them when publisher Ryan Schreiber contacted him three years ago.
Coinciding with the US release of the band’s self-titled debut on What’s Your Rupture? this month (it came out locally in 2011 on your label of the year R.I.P Society), the band received some glowing praise from writer Paul Thompson. Here’s a snippet:
The review caps off an eventful few months for the Sydney four-piece, including a polarising show at the Gasometer in Melbourne, well-received performances at Dig It Up! in Melbourne and Sydney, some overseas buzz courtesy of Spin and being announced as main support for The Black Keys’ upcoming arena shows.
In a an interview with M+N late last year, bassist Joe Sukit said he had mixed feelings about a Pitchfork endorsement. “For me, Pitchfork is just really confusing and foreign. I don’t understand it. I never read it anyway. It’s weird to me that people think it’s still a thing … If you’re going to take that word as gospel, you’re probably not going to like our band anyway. I don’t know why people think it’s a big thing.”
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