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The Royal Savages / Press

“The Royal Savages themselves started out in 2012 as a tribute act called The Wah Wahs. They were dedicated to performing the music of two groups –– Los Angeles-based indie rockers Grouplove and English pop purveyors Alt-J. Both bands were mutual obsessions of White and Dustin Gasser, a drummer-singer-songwriter and co-founder of The Wah Wahs. After the group changed its name to The Royal Savages and recorded an LP of original song demos, Gasser departed for another band, leaving White as the frontman and sole composer. But unlike a lot of musicians who let their sound develop organically, White had a pretty detailed vision of the kind of music he wanted The Royal Savages to make: experimental but accessibly melodic, full of mood and tempo changes yet centered on strong male-female vocal harmonies throughout the songs, not just in the choruses. White began looking for women singers and met vocalist Lauren Moore through a friend. The results have been captured on the Savages’ fir”

"To kick off the show was Ft. Worth’s own Royal Savages. Don’t let the name fool you; they’re not savagely at all, but they do know how to rock. Much like 8mm, the Royal Savages have a potent one-two punch of male and female vocals with Addison White and Lauren Moore. The guitar work is superb and the vocals are pristine. Mix that with a solid drummer and you have a decent indie rock band on the rise. They’re young with some growing pains to go through still; however, their potential is limitless right now. Following up was We the Sea Lions, another Ft. Worth based band that focuses more on heavier rock elements. It was a crowded stage with all the instruments, but having a live keyboardist/synth player really brought out the band’s sound. Both of these local openers were quite impressive and do not fall under the category of “throwaway opening acts.” With some maturity and experience, these bands have promising futures."

"Another cool new band is The Royal Savages. Their brand of rock is pretty straightforward –– poppy and melodic –– but is distinguished by some solid harmony vocal work by Lauren Moore and frontman Addison White. Catch the Savages on Wednesday at Lola’s with Dallas’ Dead Mockingbirds and Arlington’s Panic Volcanic and on Saturday at The Grotto (517 University Dr., 817-882-9331) with moody Fort Worth indie-rockers We The Sea Lions and 8MM, a California mod-rock outfit fronted by the super-model-esque Juliette Beavan. Each show has only a $5 cover."

“The Royal Savages are an experimental Alternative Folk/Rock band from Fort Worth Texas. Their music was good enough to get my attention and feature them on our site and that is the main qualifier to be a weekly featured artist. The had previously provided very little information about who they were however they updated their Reverb Nation page and now listeners can get a better idea of who they are where they are going! They provide 3 demo tracks (listen on sidebar) that sound very good actually and their alt rock-folk style is very contagious. Royal Savages have a bright future if they can continue on the right path and evolve as a band. Currently they are looking for a synth player to flesh out their overall sound. Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck-Founder MuzikReviews.com ”

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