American Royalty are band out of L.A. that walk a line between soul-driven rock and electronic/synth elements. Certainly not a new combination, no, but AR combine those sounds in a way not quite done before. Like the music really is soulful, it’s got great feel and you believe these guys when they namecheck a Motown or Stax influence. The electronic bits are complementary, coherent and do give the music, especially here on “Matchstick” an interesting texture. Let us know what you think.
Reviewed by b3