THE ROYSTON CLUB
HOTLY-TIPPED WREXHAM QUARTET SHARE SOARING NEW TRACK‘SHALLOW TRAGEDY’
TAKEN FROM THE BAND’S DEBUT ALBUM ‘SHAKING HIPS AND CRASHING CARS’
OUT 2ND JUNE 2023
The Royston Club have unveiled their brand new soaring single ‘Shallow Tragedy’,
A solid, searing indie juggernaut that beckons arenas, ‘Shallow Tragedy’ is a slick and saccharine call to arms made for summer sing-a-longs in festival fields. Beneath the upbeat instrumental, it’s also a track that references melancholic themes, and more specifically the end of a relationship.
Elaborating on the track songwriter Ben Matthias says, “It’s a look back at the cracks and faults that never show until the end of the line. Still, despite this, when confronted with the daunting reality of being alone even the most troubled relationship can seem comforting. When grieving the end of something, all the emotion that used to pour into it no longer has a place to go and vagrant love is the saddest kind.”
Following a first play on BBC Radio 1 on Sunday evening, the new track is another exhilarating taste of The Royston Club’s debut album ‘Shaking Hips and Crashing Cars’, landing this summer. Hailing from Wrexham, North Wales, the four piece have fast become one of the country’s most hotly-tipped new acts – selling out UK headline tours and dominating huge festival stages, and now the band will solidify this status with their debut record due for release on 2nd June.
Speaking about the mammoth milestone in their career, The Royston Club explain the record is “A raw, frenetic crowd of songs, through which you can hear the drunken nights spent screaming our favourite songs at the top of our lungs and the consequent hangovers, each bouncing gig and its dormant green room, the freedom of touring along with the panicked inner nag to get a real job. The brotherly love we have for one another and the burning appetite to make music that we cherish and enjoy.”
“A lot of the lyrical meanings and stories told on our album are very melancholic and bitter, yet the accompanying music is very upbeat and ‘danceable’. I really liked this juxtaposition and the idea of people dancing along to a song about depression so tried to encapsulate that in an album title. The album is a collection of stories and feelings from the past three years of our lives. The late teens and early twenties are frantically transformative for everyone, and these are some cherry-picked moments from our experience of those years,” Ben adds.
After a remarkable 2022 that saw them dominate festivals such as Reading & Leeds, Y Not, Neighbourhood and more, this year is undoubtedly theirs for the taking – a sentiment echoed by previous single ‘Blisters’, released earlier this year via Run On Records (The Coral, Rianne Downey, The Dream Machine).
A storming statement of intent, ‘Shaking Hips and Crashing Cars’ is brimming with instant hits that sit in a glorious middle ground between contemporary legends like Arctic Monkeys and Blossoms and modern guitar powerhouses like Inhaler, yet still positions The Royston Club purely in their own lane. And with the likes of BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, Radio X and many more already jumping on board to support the quartet, the future looks very bright for The Royston Club indeed.
My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.