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Royal Headache / Royal Headache
Album:Royal Headache Collection:General
Artist:Royal Headache Added:10/2012
Label:What's Your Rupture? 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-10-14 Pull Date:2012-12-16 
Week Ending:16 Dec9 Dec2 Dec25 Nov18 Nov11 Nov4 Nov28 Oct
Airplays:33523431

Recent Airplay
1.Mon, 10 Jun 19:a.b. en masse
indignant, insecure, in taco bell
4.Thu, 28 May 15:DJ Muscat
A Visit From Drum
2.Sun, 25 Nov 18:a.b. en masse
truth to force
5.Thu, 12 Mar 15:DJ Away
The Sunset Life
3.Tue, 14 Mar 17:a.b. en masse
satin fever
6.Thu, 29 Jan 15:DJ Away
The Sunset Life

Album Review
Wallace Brontoon
Reviewed 2012-10-12 
Think Buzzcocks, but '70s-ish white-guy-pop-soul vocals. From Australia (Sydney). Energetic punk/garage with well-crafted short songs, a nice formula they stick to. You know the drill. Everything's worth a spin, but check out the detailed tracks below.

1 (2:11) ** Kinetic sugar-rush punk, guitar like a guy getting electrocuted. Singer sounds a little '90s-top-40, with shades of blue-eyed soul-- Sudden ending,
2 (1:44) ** Stormy swirl of guitar opening; muddy and minor-key, but the same hooky speed-punk.
3 (1:33) Sunny soul singing, kinda a Van Morrison at-his-sunniest vibe.
4 (2:15) *** Dense thrushing of guitars... yelping soul vocals, harshness cuts in, edgy saw of a guitar solo, and it ends.
5 (1:40) ** Crazy energy, pulsing overlapping guitars, and freak-out punky vocals... just bulging with energy in every axis... Wow, quick.
6 (2:29) Instrumental, at a more determined pace, pretty cool but plodding safely...
7 (2:11) [FCC, apparently. I didn't hear it, but the case warns.] ** Thrippy guitars at all deliberate speed, vocals chug along.
8 (2:42) A lower, blewsier register, but the lack of the wall of punk guitar doesn't do the vocals a favor. Eh, this is a dud, relatively. Skip.
9 (2:25) ** Sensible speed with the guitars, but reverbed-up vocals have pain-- great hooks, and crazy bridge, drives all the way.
10 (2:40) * Surfy strummy instrumental, leisurely but sweet...
11 (2:31) *** Again, relaxed. 'Honey joy; honey joy..." the harsh edge is off, but there's a great energy and great hooks here-- garagey and accelerating all to the end...
12 (2:24) ** More of the Buzzcocks wall of guitar... classic punky soul vocals, against crazy thrumming and drumming and energy... "Take pity on us..."

-Hervey Okkles

Track Listing
1.Never Again 7.Back And Forth
2.Really In Love 8.Down The Lane
3.Surprise 9.Distant And Vague
4.Psychotic Episode 10.Wilson Street
5.Girls 11.Honey Joy
6.Two Kinds Of Love 12.Pity