Jimmy Page praises Royal Blood for ‘taking the genre up a few serious notches’

November 29, 2014

Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page thinks that Royal Blood are capable of “taking rock into a new realm.”

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Page is a fan of the duo and went to a Royal Blood concert in NYC in May.

“I went to hear them in New York. They were fantastic. Absolutely riveting,” Page says. “They’re such fine musicians. However long the set was, I could have heard twice as much. Their album has taken the genre up a serious few notches. It’s so refreshing to hear, because they play with the spirit of the things that have preceded them, but you can hear they’re going to take rock into a new realm – if they’re not already doing that. It’s music of tremendous quality.”

royal blood Mike Kerr of Royal Blood said the British public are more open to the heavier sounds that he creates with band mate Ben Thatcher at the moment.

“Perhaps it just needed to be reinvented a bit,” says Kerr. “The genre’s always been around, but it doesn’t seem to have received the same attention as other types of music. There’s more capacity for heavier music now and I’m not sure why. The people that come to our shows, they’re not rockers, they’re not goths, it’s a real mix. People are up for things being a bit more left and a bit more heavy and a bit more rocky and creative.”

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