Access Royale

Access Royale


"Very well played indeed."
- The 405

Following 2012's acclaimed debut album, City of Paradigm, Access Royale returned with the stunning single, Planet Earth, via ARU Records.

Planet Earth progressed Access Royale’s sound further than ever before, elevating the band to another level. Distorted keys, unsettled vocal passages and expert drumming all add a welcome edge to proceedings as the band look to lay a marker down for their sophomore release, due out this year.

The second single Remembrance, offered uplifting chords swelling throughout, taking the listener on a journey back in time and evoking memories of the freedom of youth. The darker minimalist verses on Planet Earth build tension, aided and abetted by Vee’s distorted vocals, until the chorus sweeps in and bathes the song in sunlight. Both tracks capture the uplifting message of self-discovery and exploration of life conveyed not only by lyrical sentiment but also in the arrangement and production of the music. The Los Angeles/Washington DC based two-piece also took the opportunity to explore some of the darker aspects of their past - resulting in the creation of two perfectly balanced singles.

Access Royale were originally brought together by a mutual love of Muse, Radiohead, Vampire Weekend and MGMT. Consisting of Vee Styles (vocals, guitar), Charles Maven (keys) and Art Pacheco making a guest appearance on the drums, the band pull on a number of their influences to hone and produce an accomplished sound that is very much their own.

The band have already garnered some remarkable feedback on the back of their debut album release having been picked up by NME, Spinner Magazine, Artrocker and The 405.

Planet Earth was released via ARU Records.

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