Royal Blood's Ben Thatcher and Mike Kerr.
Over the course of just two years, bass-and-drums British rock duo Royal Blood have gone from performing their very first gig in a small local pub to being hailed as rock's new saviours.
Their debut album Royal Blood entered the UK charts at number one, was named the fastest-selling rock debut in the UK in three years, and went on to be nominated for the Mercury Prize.
Melody Thomas speaks with bassist and singer Mike Kerr ahead of the duo's performance at St Jerome's Laneway Festival in Auckland on Monday.
Royal Blood at Laneway. RNZ Diego Opatowski.