Royal Blood say their tourbus was a ‘writing den’ for album two

'It’s very hard to write when everything keeps falling over because the driver’s taken a massive corner'

Royal Blood have spoken to NME about the follow-up to their self-titled debut, describing how they turned their tourbus into a temporary studio.

“I built a studio in the back of our bus,” frontman Mike Kerr told NME. “It’s very hard to write when everything keeps falling over because the driver’s taken a massive corner. It was our writing den – we’d have Clint Eastwood movies playing with the volume down.”

The band have also talked about writing a similar album to the debut, telling Mark Beaumont that they “don’t need to reinvent the wheel”, adding that they’ll be operating on a similar budget and with similar instruments to the debut release.

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It might be a little while before the album sees the light of day, though, with Kerr explaining that the next album will be released “when it sounds amazing”, rather than on any particular timeline.

The duo debuted a likely track from the new album when they played newbie ‘Hook, Line And Sinker’ at Reading Festival in late August. Singer Mike Kerr talked about the scale of their successes at the same show, saying: “There is not a single person here who understands how ridiculous it is for us to be up here. There are a lot of people. I’m gonna shit myself.”

The pair also played with Metallica man Lars Ulrich recently, as well as confirming that they wouldn’t be looking at adding new members to the group, and don’t feel the need to use guitar.

They’re currently on tour in the US.
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