The Royston Club
Welsh indie quartet THE ROYSTON CLUB release their new single ‘Blisters’ via Run On Records/Modern Sky UK on 26.1.23
THE ROYSTON CLUB are a young four-piece indie band from Wrexham, North Wales. Tipped by Gigwise as “The new band from Wales most likely to do a Catfish”, Despite only being active for two years, the young four-piece have already completed two UK headline tours totalling 30 dates, selling around 8,000 tickets in the process. Their early releases have been supported by BBC 6 Music (Steve Lamacq, Chris Hawkins, Tom Robinson), Radio X and BBC Wales (BBC Wales playlisting and Janice Long live session), among others. They've amassed almost 10 million streams on Spotify alone, with monthly listeners
consistently about 100,000, all with virtually no editorial playlist support. They were among the first acts to be announced for SXSW 2022 in Austin, Texas and spent the summer showcasing at festivals such as Leeds, Y Not and Neighbourhood.
Debut album ‘Shaking Hips and Crashing Cars’ was recently recorded at the famous Chapel Studios in Lincolnshire, where the band spent two weeks with fast-rising producer Alex Quinn (The Lottery Winners, The Wedding Present, She Drew The Gun and The Blinders). The band describe the album as “a raw, frenetic crowd of songs, through which you can hear the drunken nights spent screaming our favourite songs at the top of our lungs and the consequent hangovers, each bouncing gig and its dormant green room, the freedom of touring along with the panicked inner nag to get a real job. The brotherly love we have for one another and the burning appetite to make music that we cherish and enjoy.” Songwriter Ben Matthias added: “A lot of the lyrical meanings and stories told on our album are very melancholic and bitter, yet the accompanying music is very upbeat and ‘danceable’. I really liked this juxtaposition and the idea of people dancing along to a song about depression so tried to encapsulate that in an album title. The album is a collection of stories and feelings from the past three years of our lives. The late teens and early twenties are frantically transformative for everyone, and these are some cherry-picked moments from our experience of those years.”
THE ROYSTON CLUB are singer and guitarist Tom Faithfull, guitarist Ben Matthias, bassist Dave Tute and drummer Sam Jones. ‘Blisters’ was Produced by Alex Quinn, mixed by Tom Longworth and mastered by Robin Schmidt.