Royal Blood cover The Police’s ‘Roxanne’ for Radio 1’s Live Lounge – watch

The band will perform live at the NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas tonight (February 18)

Royal Blood have covered The Police for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge.

The band, who are nominated for seven awards at this evening’s NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas, joined host Fearne Cotton earlier today for the rendition of ‘Roxanne’, which you can see below.

The duo recently revealed the animated video for their song ‘Out Of The Black’. They worked with Adult Swim’s Christy Karacas on the video as well as illustrator-turned-director David Wilson who has previously worked on videos for Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire, Metronomy and Tame Impala.

In a statement accompanying the video, Karacas said: “The staging of the action was really important to me as I wanted to create a dynamic space filled with fast paced kinetic energy and movement that matched that of the song. I animated much of the action ‘straight ahead’ and let the music dictate the movements and ideas in a stream of consciousness way as opposed to pre-planning everything from the start. The unrelenting rhythm of the bass and drums of this song had everything to do with the animation that seemed to just flow out of my fingertips.”

Royal Blood will perform live at the NME Awards 2015 with Austin, Texas. Run The Jewels and The Vaccines will join them on the bill. The ceremony takes place at the O2 Academy Brixton, London, tonight (February 18).

Bookmakers William Hill has marked Royal Blood out among the favourites to take home the Best New Band award with odds of 7/4. However, they will have competition from Circa Waves (4/1), FKA Twigs (4/1) and Jungle (2/1) on the night.