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“Dreamy ‘60’s soundscapes and doo-wop harmonies with an aggressively talented female front… Like Amy Winehouse went on holiday with Vampire weekend” is MTV’s reflection of the newest indie band to hit the music scene, The Royalty. Best described as soulful, female led indie-pop band, The Royalty’s sound has a retro influence ranging from the 1960’s rock and roll to 1970’s soul music, in the vein of Adele and Sleigh Bells. This close knit band is comprised of singer Nicole Boudreau, guitarist Jesus Apodaca, bassist Will Daugherty, keyboardist Daniel Marin and drummer Joel Quintana.
In November 2011, The Royalty signed to Victory Records and will debut their first full-length album, Lovers, on May 8, 2012. Already receiving high praise for their single “How I Like ‘Em”, The Royalty gives listeners an escape into a breezy indie musical wonderland. “It’s like listening to a mix tape of your favorite bands all in one band… The Royalty channels their inner No Doubt and blend their sound with likes of Arcade Fire and Vampire Weekend. They do that all in the way where they sound original all to themselves. They’re on the same path as Fitz, the Tantrums and Foster the People have trail blazed before them.” explained WGN-TV (America), Music Lounge.
Formed in the desert city of El Paso, Texas in 2005, the band has gone on to perform multiple showcases at the 2012 Austin’s SXSW Festival, previously played the El Paso’s Neon Desert Music Festival, at Hollywood’s famed Knitting Factory and toured throughout the Midwest and West Coast. Their music has been featured in MTV and Spike TV shows and have already gained interest from NBC, ABC, FOX, MTV and the CW for placement. The Royalty will continue to tour throughout the year hitting major markets such as El Paso, Seattle, San Diego and Los Angeles before heading East.