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Royal Headache

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Never Again
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Really In Love
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Surprise
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Psychotic Episode
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Girls
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2 Kinds of Love
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Back and Forth
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Down the Lane
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Distant and Vague
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Wilson Street
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Honey Joy
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Pity
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Album Information
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Total Tracks: 12   Total Length: 26:36

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J. Edward Keyes

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Joe Keyes writes about music.

11.29.12
Royal Headache, Royal Headache
2012 | Label: What's Your Rupture?

In the end, it all comes down to Shogun’s voice, a ragged rasp that falls somewhere squarely between young Rod Stewart and sad Otis Redding and infuses every one of the songs on Royal Headache’s roaring debut with a big old battered heart. It’s easy to miss the first few times: The songs whoosh by like vintage funny cars whipping around a red-dirt race track, antic and spitting flames. But look a little closer and… read more »

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80s punk / 60s garage

Cman

Shades of Ted Leo, a little rougher around the edges, but that's OK. Nice garage/punk spirit. Worth your download.

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Royal Headache

EMUSIC-02B1C4F0

One of my favorite albums of 2012. Great job Australia!

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great DIY punk with a distinct RnB powerpop flair

johnnybgoode

I have not enjoyed an album so much in a long time. "Girls" is definitely a top 10 of 2012. If you like the soft pack with a bit more soul you will like this.

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Who Are…Royal Headache

By Austin L. Ray, Contributor

Guitars are at the forefront of much of Royal Headache's self-titled debut, but not the noodling, 14-notes-a-second variety. Instead, these young Aussies specialize in the type of songs led by jangling, major-chord strums laced with just enough distortion to make it interesting. The Sydney foursome cut its teeth in Australia's punk and hardcore scenes before opting for something a little more mod, a little more power pop, a little more R&B. The resulting LP, which… more »