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Roya - Roya

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01 The Lords Chirp

02 Rich Kid

03 A Sickness

04 End Times

05 Mailman

06 Scum Rise

07 Beautiful and Evil

08 Allergic Reaction

09 Dr. Death

10 1234

11 Mod With Feelings



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Roya, the poetic persian name of a little girl means an ominous dream, a mind trip, a fantasy. Such was the vision lead singer Rahill Jamalifard first had when hatching the idea for the band. A moody and seductive tone set against a primitive and surreal soundscape. Lending its voice to somber echoes and jangles of post punk and psychedelia. How often we wander to the uncomfortable depths of our darker minds, where unanswered questions live, where they stay carefully tucked away, still existing, unaddressed. In Roya, the exploration begins, confronting the fears and realities we struggle with. The mediocrity of life, complacency, death and its undoings, life and its great fragility, Roya invades the minds and hearts of its listeners greeting them unwavering emotion.

The bands early formation consisting of singer Rahill Jamalifard, guitarist Jay Heislemann and drummer Hamish Kilgour set the foundation for Roya’s deliberately minimal sound. Kilgour, notable as a founding member of New Zealand’s seminal post punk band The Clean, plays shambolic and primitive driving drumbeats that add layers of depth and texture to his boldness. Heislmann’s guitar spills over Kilgour's rhythmic web with deconstructed arabic surf riffs dripping wet with noisy undertones. This melodically demented outfit cradle Jamalifard’s stark and naked vocals that paint over each chorus with grief-stricken and doleful lyrics that are raw but gentle in delivery.  

Joined later by contributing song writer and guitarist Christian Sawyer, who played briefly before moving to the west coast, the band began to record their self titled debut record at the now defunct Death By Audio recording studio. Joining them during this time was bassist Alix Brown, whose spirited gusto added attitude and swagger with her driving grooves. In its current formation Roya is a five piece ensemble with Tyler Love on rhythm guitar and mellotron and Lyla Vander on drums. Their debut record is set to be released by Burger Records in June 2017.

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Track List (use ordered list)

01 The Lords Chirp
02 Rich Kid
03 A Sickness
04 End Times
05 Mailman
06 Scum Rise
07 Beautiful and Evil
08 Allergic Reaction
09 Dr. Death
10 1234
11 Mod With Feelings