Royal Headache - Royal Headache
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  • Summary: The self-titled release for the garage punk band from Australia was produced by Mikey Young of Eddy Current Suppression Ring.
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  1. May 29, 2012
    80
    Royal Headache's debut begins in a pounding, pummeling riff-based rampage, all double-timed guitar strumming and frantic one-two drumming. "Never Again," the lead off track, runs as fast and hard and ragged as any punk anthem, taking the corners with two wheels off the ground.
  2. May 25, 2012
    80
    It's the sound of a cooking band truly cooking it in the studio. Everything sounds like it's about to jump the rails at any given moment.
  3. May 25, 2012
    80
    Their version of soul revival captures the sweat and fire of classic soul music better than almost anyone else in 2012.
  4. May 15, 2012
    70
    It'd be a stretch to tag them as soul revivalists, but there's no denying these combustible pop tunes are still 26 of the most promising minutes you'll hear all year.
  5. May 25, 2012
    70
    This is a sugar-spiked head-rush of a record that will undoubtedly rank as one of the best punk releases of 2012 and have people buzzing about this band for quite a while. Royal Headache is an absolute joy to listen to all the way through and hopefully signals the start of great things for the young band.
  6. May 17, 2012
    70
    A very pleasurable, punk-inspired listen. This is no-nonsense, fast-flying garage rock.
  7. 60
    With a handful of infectious hooks and a gem of a vocalist, Royal Headache has the tools to capture an arena audience by the ears.

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