Royal Bangs

ROYAL BANGS at the El Mocambo, Saturday (June 18), 1 am. NXNE. Rating: NNNThe problem with secret shows at NXNE.


ROYAL BANGS at the El Mocambo, Saturday (June 18), 1 am. NXNE. Rating: NNN


The problem with secret shows at NXNE is that if not enough people know about it, a great band might end up playing for a half empty room of non-fans, which can seriously diminish the energy.

If you closed your eyes and just listened, Royal Bangs’ hook-heavy upbeat tunes sounded great, but if you looked around the room there was no indication they were managing to win over crowd.

Their official showcase gig was packed though, so at least they got some of the love they deserve at NXNE.

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