Royal Blood have definitely had an interesting summer. Number one album, UK tour sell out in two minutes, nominated for a Mercury Prize, front covers, general fame and glory, that kind of stuff. So Northern Transmissions was very pleased to be able to talk to the extremely affable Ben Thatcher about the crazy ride he’s on and what’s really important about playing music. Alice Severin coaxed him away from the beautiful wild creatures he was communing with and got him to share a little taste of what it’s like to be on the road in America when your band is exploding everywhere.
Northern Transmissions – Hi, how are you doing?
Ben Thatcher – I’m very well, having a day off today.
NT – You’re touring the US now. Where were you last night?
BT – (laughs) I don’t even know where I was. Uh, St. Louis last night, tomorrow I’m in Houston.