Royal Blood have branded their gig in Preston as ‘the worst they’ve ever played.’Advertisement
The duo, consisting of Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher, have gone on to become one of the biggest bands in the country.
They played a show at The Ferret, in Fylde Road, back in October 2013 and, while being interviewed on Gordon Smart’s Radio X show ahead of Glastonbury, they described it as the worst they have done.
Ben Thatcher, drummer of Royal Blood, said when asked: “I know exactly which one it is: ‘Depreston’.
He continued: “It was early Royal Blood days. We were in a venue in Preston. It was pretty miserable, it was raining.
Mike Kerr, frontman, added: “Hang on, I don’t know if we can call it a venue, can we?
“It was more of a restaurant. We were interrupting people’s dinner.
Ben concluded: “The sound guy wasn’t there. He was turning up pretty much as we played.
“And there was about three people that came to see us. And the rest were trying to enjoy their dinner.”
The band discovered mainstream popularity shortly after the gig thanks to the release of their breakthrough track Out of the Black.
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Royal Blood were still relatively unknown when they played The Ferret.They only had Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders wearing a Royal Blood t-shirt during their Glastonbury headline set to identify them to most fans.
We had previously asked Ben Thatcher about the show during an interview in October 2014.
He said at the time: “You were at Preston?! Oh my word, that show goes down in the history of Royal Blood. That show was an interesting one.”
“You were there. It was just a very funny time. We were loving it because we were on tour, but those very first few shows for any band can be interesting.”