Pal, I have no idea how to write a lengthy blurb about Royal Blood, because that's the point: their music exorcises excess and leaves us with nothing but the very point of it all.
Heavy and little else, this economical duo have now released two records of stoned, slabbed rock music, doing it a little better than compatriots Slaves and a little less conceptually than touchstones like Queens of the Stone Age. Between their debut, the eponymous Royal Blood, and the mysteriously titled How Did We Get So Dark?, they've changed very little, and I'm sure they have no plans to any time soon.
If you like bands with as few people as possible making as much noise as possible, you'll dig on Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher. They take in inspiration from post-hardcore, hard rock and, well, Muse and make a streamlined version of it all. They thrash and riff in a way that'd make Wolfmother proud to be getting the Led Zep out. They reminded me of Aerosmith when I listened to them. If you wanna get stoned in a well-decorated basement then this is the band for you: heavy and hooking, they'll no doubt be releasing rocking, rollicking records for years.