Interview: Royal Blood blends wire and wood for desired effect

What makes a “guitar band,” anyway? Much has been made of U.K. rockers Royal Blood consisting of nothing more than a rhythm section. There’s drummer Ben Thatcher and bassist-vocalist Mike Kerr. The fullness of the sound the two create by themselves, a thundering herd of cannonball crashes made with effects but no layering, gets equal notice to the lack of their use of the primary instrument of rock: the guitar. “To me, there’s no difference between a bass and a guitar. I see it for what it is, which is a piece of wood with wires on it,” Kerr said [...]

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