Auckland’s five-piece Crooked Royals is set to release their EP Rumination on Friday, April 19 and they’ve just dropped first single of the same name with a video in the lead up.
Rumination is Crooked Royals’ sophomore release since their debut EP Intertwine in 2018. This first single is entitled “Rumination”- which means to be in deep considered thought. The EP itself is about analyzing aspects of day to day life and how it takes a toll on people based on their own experiences. The single of the same name is a song about paranoia, control and the anxiety of how other people perceive you.
In almost two years, Crooked Royals have already made waves in the heavy scene. The band hit the ground running last year when five friends and musicians living in Auckland came together to form the metal core outfit that is Crooked Royals. In just the first year as an aspiring collective of musicians, the band were signed to Lukas Magyar’s (Veil of Maya) management label, New Industry, and later recorded their debut EP, Intertwine, with the man himself in the USA.
Crooked Royals ability to craft songs with a combination of heavy and clean vocals mixed in with huge crushing riffs earned them a spot opening for London prog rock monsters Monuments in Auckland earlier this year. The band also frequent the live room at Auckland’s premier rock bar, Ding Dong Lounge.