Royal Blood are thundering back with their new album, ‘Back To The Water Below’

Set to arrive on 8th September, they've also shared a first taster from the album, 'Mountains At Midnight'.
Photo credit: Tom Beard

Royal Blood have announced their new album, ‘Back To The Water Below’.

Set to arrive on 8th September, they’ve also shared a first taster from the album, ‘Mountains At Midnight’.

“I think this record was about letting the ideas take us where they needed to go,” the band’s Ben Thatcher explains. “If there was a song that was calling us to do something that wasn’t typically what we’re known for, that’s where we’re going to go. The songs are in charge and if that means having a record that’s quite varied that’s what we’re going to go for, rather than trying to shoehorn everything into the same world. As a result, we’ve made a record that’s a bit of a rollercoaster. It’s everything we could do.”

“No-one saw the years of us playing in loads of bands to no-one, that all gets swept under the carpet because the other story is magical and much more wondrous,” Mike Kerr adds. “Luck is where passion meets opportunity. We got our golden ticket and walked out as tiny ninjas. We were in the right place at the right time, and we have to remember to give ourselves the credit that we didn’t get into this position by winning a quiz show, we put in a serious amount of work. It’s taken us four albums to realise this isn’t luck, we’re good and we’re committed to this.”

You can check out ‘Mountains At Midnight’ below.

The band are set to kick off their live activity this Saturday, when then support Muse at Plymouth’s Home Park. They’ll then hotfoot it up to Dundee for BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend. There’s also appearances at Glastonbury, headline slots at Truck and Y Not? and a massive hometown show on Brighton Beach on the calendar too.

The dates read:

MAY

27th – Plymouth, Home Park (with Muse)
28th – Dundee, BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend

JUNE

20th – Huddersfield, John Smith’s Stadium (with Muse)
21st-25th – Glastonbury
25th – Milton Keynes Bowl (with Muse)

JULY

9th- TRNSMT
23rd – Truck Festival (HEADLINERS)
27th-30th – Kendal Calling (HEADLINERS)
28th-30th – Y NOT? Festival (HEADLINERS)
29th – Brighton Beach (HEADLINE SHOW)

‘Back To The Water Below’ tracklist:

‘Mountains At Midnight’
‘Shiner In The Dark’
‘Pull Me Through’
‘The Firing Line’
‘Tell Me When It’s Too Late’
‘Triggers’
‘How Many More Times’
‘High Waters’
‘There Goes My Cool’
‘Waves’

Deluxe Edition 7” single bonus tracks:

‘Supermodel Avalanches’
‘Everything’s Fine’

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