After leaving scorchmarks across the earth in promotion of their self-titled 2014 debut album, Royal Blood finally wrapped up what they said was “two years of non-stop touring” back in October. But, judging from drummer Ben Thatcher’s Twitter account, they haven’t given themselves too much of a break from the action.
Thatcher posted a 16-second video earlier this week of the two in the studio indulging in what they’ve termed as “baroque rock”. As bassist Mike Kerr counts Thatcher in (note how his drum skin is emblazoned with the colours of the band’s local team, Brighton & Hove Albion) the two launch into a ridiculous piano-and-drum instrumental that, whilst undoubtedly rather accomplished, probably doesn’t suggest that the next Royal Blood album will showcase an entirely different band to the one we already know and love. Check the clip out for yourself below.
This “update” is a further suggestion that the lads are quite easily distracted in the studio. Just a few days after they posted that end-of-tour message on their official Instagram account, they captured themselves at work in the studio performing a series of 15-second renditions of classic pop hits from the likes of Robbie Williams, Vanessa Carlton and Spandau Ballet.
While these clips also didn’t give much of an indication about what the new album will sound like (unless they’re planning on releasing a covers album), they still serve a pretty humorous purpose for the band’s fans as they eagerly anticipate the new release.