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The Royal Concept Tour Dates + Lyric Video For “Fashion”

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“I dress like shit, call it fashion — but your fashion’s the shit”

The Royal Concept have announced dates for their upcoming fall headline tour exclusively. The Swedish alternative pop quartet will perform in major markets across North America in support of their brand new EP, Smile —available at all digital retailers now. You can see the full itinerary below.

Just last week, the boys premiered the lyric video for their latest single “Fashion.” Merging together retro-style performance footage and a striking color scheme, the clip visually complements the song’s distinct musical strut. Watch it HERE!

The band consistently garners acclaim from critics. LA Music Blog wrote, “The group continues to blend funk, indie, and pop, tying it all together with uplifting choruses that are perfect for the end of summer.”

To record Smile, The Royal Concept — David Larson [vocals], Filip Bekic [guitar], Magnus Robert [bass], and Frans Povel [drums]—entered a Los Angeles studio with producer Tony Hoffer [M83, Phoenix, Depeche Mode, The Kooks] behind the board. The EP’s five tracks bristle with an unshakable energy and swaggering charm. First single “Fashion” straddles the lines between funk, indie, and pop, converging on an anthemic refrain.

The Royal Concept ignited an international buzz with their 2013 smash “D-D-Dance.” It soared to #2 on Hype Machine, as follow-up songs “Gimme Twice” and “World on Fire” landed at #3 on #1. Their debut The Royal EP also saw them receive coverage from Rolling Stone, Billboard, FILTER Magazine, Alternative Addiction!, and more. Meanwhile, Examiner predicted, “there are big things ahead of this group” and Glamour proclaimed “Gimme Twice” “one of this summer’s big hit songs.”  “On Our Way” became their biggest hit, landing over 25 syncs including Glee, FIFA 14, and more.

TOUR DATES

Wed, Oct. 21, 2015 Costa Mesa, CA The Wayfarer
Thur, Oct. 22, 2015 Los Angeles, CA Club Bahia
Fri, Oct. 23, 2015 San Francisco, CA Neck of the Woods
Sun, Oct. 25, 2015 San Diego, CA The Irenic
Mon, Oct. 26, 2015 Scottsdale, AZ Pub Rock
Tues, Oct. 28, 2015 San Antonio, TX Paper Tiger
Thur, Oct.30, 2015 Dallas, TX Dada
Sun, Nov. 01, 2015 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits
Tues, Nov. 03, 2015 Atlanta, GA The Vinyl
Sat, Nov. 07, 2015 Pittsburgh, PA Cattivo
Sun, Nov. 08, 2015 Washington, DC Black Cat
Mon, Nov. 09, 2015 Boston, MA Café 939
Tues, Nov. 10, 2015 New York, NY The Studio @ Webster Hall

TRACKLISTING
1.       Smile
2.       Fashion
3.       Higher Than Love
4.       Hurricane
5.       Just Wanna Be Loved By U

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Newest Love: The Royal Concept – “Fashion”

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The Royal Concept’s highly anticipated new EP, Smile is available today! (Click here to get it!)

Check out the first single Fashion from the critically acclaimed Swedish alternative pop outfit. The track shimmies back and forth from bright synths into a robust pop hook.

To record the EP, the quartet— David Larson [vocals], Filip Bekic [guitar], Magnus Robert [bass], and Frans Povel [drums]—hit a Los Angeles studio earlier this year with producer Tony Hoffer [M83, Phoenix, Depeche Mode, The Kooks] behind the board. Now, the collection’s five tracks bristle with an unshakable energy and swaggering charm.

The Royal Concept ignited an international buzz with their 2013 smash D-D-Dance.” It soared to #2 on Hype Machine, as follow-up songs “Gimme Twice” and “World on Fire” landed at #3 on #1. Their debut The Royal EP also saw them receive coverage from Rolling StoneBillboardFILTER MagazineAlternative Addiction!, and more. Meanwhile, Examiner predicted, “there are big things ahead of this group” and Glamour proclaimed “Gimme Twice” “one of this summer’s big hit songs.”  “On Our Way” became their biggest hit, landing over 25 syncs including GleeFIFA 14, and more. Online, combined video views exceed 10.5 million.

TRACKLISTING
1.       Smile
2.       Fashion
3.       Higher Than Love
4.       Hurricane
5.       Just Wanna Be Loved By U

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New Video: Smile – “Eat Dirt”

Smile’s debut album, A Flash in the Night, is available now!

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New Collaboration: SMILE

The brainchildren behind two of Sweden’s most beloved musical projects have combined to form one artistic force, the result being an infectious pop revolution. Smile is the collaboration of Björn Yttling, world-renowned writer, producer and bassist of international indie-pop powerhouse Peter Bjorn and John, and Joakim Åhlund of bear-masked electro outfit Teddybears. The duo is excited to announce the May 29th release of their debut LP, A Flash in the Night, as the first artist album from the Swedish artist collective, Ingrid.  The recording is fully loaded with electro-focused pop tracks, many instrumental and constructed around addictive synth. The vocals that are offered are artfully sparse. The album features the single “Clean Gloves, Dirty Hands,” a standout instrumental track that The Fader has deemed, “excellent”, set amongst the hazy and nostalgic “Jean Michel,” complete with retro future-synth and the dream-pop gems “Crooked” and “Satellite Blues”

Ingrid made it’s official debut on Record Store Day, April 21st. with a 15-track compilation aptly titled Ingrid Volym I . The release features new original tracks from Nordic musicians and label founders Lykke Li, Joakim Ahlund of Teddybears, Miike Snow and Björn Yttling of Peter Björn and John.  In addition to solo music projects by members of Peter Björn and John, Teddybears and Miike Snow, additional artists on the compilation include Andrew Wyatt, The Chinamen, Coco Morier, Electrocute, Hortlax Cobra, Little Majorette, Max Von Sydow, Peter Moren and Starlight Serenaders. The story behind the Swedish powerhouse label is anything but ordinary. Now they have all joined forces to record music as a single sonic entity highlighting Sweden’s eclectic music scene, ranging from dark, lush cosmic pop to psychedelic minimalism to melodic kraut.

A FLASH IN THE NIGHT TRACKLISTING

  1. Jeans Team
  2. Satellite Blues
  3. Clean Gloves, Dirty Hands
  4. Jean Michel
  5. Eating Dirt
  6. Med Hopp Om Battring
  7. Second Hand Smoke
  8. From Time To Time
  9. School. Work. Dead
  10. Have Some Fun Tonight
  11. Crooked
  12. Rescue Dog
  13. A Flash In The Night

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