The Royal Standard Songs From The Old Republic
The Royal Standard is the intriguing new band from Neil Roddy of Kneel fame. Back in May 2016, Kneel impressed us with their fine EP “Tales From the Secret Garden of Cobwebs and Grapevines”. We were so impressed with the EP that we included Kneel in our list of 14 Pop and Rock Artists to Watch in 2017. We’re happy to report this prophesy has come true. Neil Roddy has released four songs from his new band the Royal Standard on Soundcloud.
If the “accidental punk” of Kneel grabbed the attention then there is nothing accidental about the punky material on offer here. Billed as The Royal Standard Songs from the Old Republic, the guitars are turned up loud on four thoroughly enjoyable and highly promising rockers.
Pick of the bunch from the three songs on offer is Times are Changing with its insistent, irresistible riff and clever melody. Listen to it here:
That’s not to say that there’s anything wrong with the other three songs from The Royal Standard Songs From The Old Republic either. Both Everlasting and Freedom song are powerful, expertly executed and stay in the head long enough to warrant repeated listening. Caught in a Lie takes a swipe at the politics of today and yesterday and is no doubt inspired by the messed up world we live in!
A tantalising taster then from a group of talented songwriters and performers. On this evidence, we can’t wait for future Royal Standard releases.
If you liked Times are a Changing, why not listen to all three songs here at The Royal Standard Songs From The Old Republic Soundcloud Page.
The Royal Standard Songs From The Old Republic (2017) Track List
1. Freedom Song
3. Times are Changing
4. Caught in a Lie