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

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-10-14 Pull Date: 2012-12-16
Week Ending: Dec 16 Dec 9 Dec 2 Nov 25 Nov 18 Nov 11 Nov 4 Oct 28
Airplays: 3 3 5 2 3 4 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 10, 2019: indignant, insecure, in taco bell
Two Kinds Of Love
4. May 28, 2015: A Visit From Drum
Girls, Psychotic Episode
2. Nov 25, 2018: truth to force
5. Mar 12, 2015: The Sunset Life
3. Mar 14, 2017: satin fever
6. Jan 29, 2015: The Sunset Life
Psychotic Episode

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