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Access Royale are an alternative indie rock band from Los Angeles and Washington DC. Formed from a mutual love of everything indie, the band discovered each other via music ads in early 2011.
The band’s debut album, “City Of Paradigm” is bursting with uplifting messages of self-discovery and freedom. The opening track transcends genre boundaries, exploding with an intense percussion and guitar attack, before setting the tone for the rest of the album with a masterful counterplay between Charles Maven (backing vocals and keyboards), Vee Styles (lead vocals and guitar) and drummer Art Pacheco that’s reminiscent of the best of Pavement and Foo Fighters. Vee’s vocals cut a razor sharp path through epic walls of sound, distorted low-end grooves, and sweeping melodies that allow the musicians to showcase their expertise at moulding gorgeously atmospheric soundscapes, while vocal harmonies soar high above the music.
The album has had remarkable feedback in the U.K: 405 Magazine calls it “...Very well played, Very Slick, and Well Produced.“ The independent release has garnered similar positive feedback from NME, Panic Dots Magazine, AU Magazine, Spinner Magazine, Who’s Jack Magazine, iSpy Magazine, VPME, ArtRocker Magazine plus many others.
MARMALAKES is a rock band from Austin, TX. Dynamic and lyrically-attentive, their songs carry folk-pop sensibilities. Since 2008, they've released 3 EPs and a 7-inch. They have played with Shearwater, Sondre Lerche, and Black Taxi and have sold out Rockwood Music Hall (NYC) , The Parish and The Mohawk (AUSTIN).