Wednesday, February 5, 2014

First/Last-The Royal Streets

"Although all four members of The Royal Streets have gone to school and been friends with each other for the majority of their lives, it wasn’t until after high school that they decided to combine their efforts musically. They are based out of Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario and over the past several months a lot has happened for the young band. Since forming in November 2012, The Royal Streets have put together an exciting and energetic collection of folk-rock tunes, and have been busy performing these songs across Ontario and Eastern Canada for the past 8 months."

Check out the band on Facebook, SoundCloud, Twitter and BandCamp. The 'acoustic-folk rock' band just released the "Pillowcase Suitcase" EP as they continue readying their debut full-length, set for an early March release. I want to thank Michael Demsey (Guitar) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

The first album you ever bought?
The White Stripes “Get Behind Me Satan”.

Your last album bought?
July Talk “July Talk”.

Favorite album of all time?
Arkells “Jackson Square”.

Least favorite/most disappointing album?
John Mayer “Battle Studies”. I love John Mayer, but I think I expected too much after “Continuum”. A few good tracks but I was hoping for much more.

First concert attended?
Barenaked Ladies at The Air Canada Centre.

Last concert?
Said The Whale at Brass Taps in Guelph.

Favorite concert ever?
A tie between John Mayer at John Labatt Centre in London(2010) / Arkells at Starlight in Waterloo (2010).

Least favorite concert?
Eric Clapton at Molson Amphitheatre.

Any thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
Unfortunately have never been, but have only heard good things. Was heavily into early Mac Miller & Wiz, they rep the city pretty hard.

Thanks, Michael. Really diggin' the EP and look forward to the record proper in March. If the tour hits Pittsburgh by chance, be sure to drop a line. Have to say, I am surprised that Clapton could put on a bad show, unless you were a toddler and caught him in his 'drug-daze' during the 70s?

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