2014Released
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Interesting facts and trivia about Out of the Black. By Songfacts®.

Royal Blood are a two-piece band from Brighton comprising bassist and vocalist Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher. Having known each other for several years in different groups, they finally came together at the beginning of 2013 when Kerr returned from a trip to Australia. Thatcher picked him up from the airport, and they decided to form a band on the journey home. Royal Blood was given an early boost by Arctic Monkeys' drummer Matt Helders, who wore a T-shirt emblazoned with their name during the Sheffield band's televised headline set at Glastonbury that summer.

This is the group's debut single. It was released by Black Mammoth Records prior to Royal Blood's signing to Warner Bros.

Mike Kerr told MTV UK how the song came about: "Ben was doing this rhythm - the beginning of it - when we were in a pub having a pint," he recalled, "and then we were sort of going 'oh wouldn't it be cool if we did that' …We had no idea it would be on the radio or anything." He continued: "We thought it was just really long and sort of our heaviest song…it didn't feel like a single but we thought 'f--- it, let's just put it out and see what happens'."

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Song Analysis

Key, BPM (tempo) and time signature of Out of the Black.
DKey
MajorMode
4/4Time Signature
159BPM

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The album Out of the Black is released on.

Released By

The record label that has released Out of the Black.
Warner Records
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