"It's like a big foot has been put on the acceleration pedal" - Royal Blood speak after being crowned as winners of hmv's Album Of The Year
Earlier today (December 16th) we revealed that Royal Blood have been crowned as the winner of hmv's album of the year as voted for by our staff. The Brighton twosome have had an incredible year and sat down to chat to us about it, their non-stop touring and their plans for their follow-up to their stunning debut album.
You’ve been voted hmv album of the year! Congratulations. How does it feel?
"It's great! It's been a momentous year for us, and it's great to receive such an accolade."
Can you sum up your 2014 for us? Has it surpassed all expectations?
"Absolutely, it's been a rollercoaster. It's been non-stop, like a big foot has been put on the acceleration pedal and we're still going. We always say to expect the unexpected when it comes to our band, and that's kind of been a mantra for both of us this year."
You’ve pretty much been touring non-stop since the album came out, is that going to continue throughout 2015?
"Lots of touring planned for 2015 - we love being out on the road, it's great to be able to travel internationally and go to places where there is a party waiting there for us."
Do you think you’ll start work on the follow-up next year? Or are you already working on new stuff?
"Definitely, we've got a few new ideas already that we're running through in soundchecks. We don't want to stop really, we're keen to begin work on new material and get some demos down."