United by a shared love of the attitude, aesthetic, and music of classic rock and roll culture, Brisbane’s Port Royal have been making waves in the local scene since mid-2015 with a mind-melting mix of electric live performances and studio gold. The orgiastic blend of iconic 70s contemporary rock tones and riffage complemented by the lyricism and melodic nature of modern indie rock makes for their unmistakably catchy and unique sound. Their influences include a variety of contemporary rock & roll from the classic such as The Rolling Stones and The Doors through to more recent indie rock phenomenon alike The Strokes and Arctic Monkeys.
Since their debut EP in 2016, recent releases have launched a whirlwind of independent national touring accompanied by larger-scale lineups and festivals across the country. Since their inception, the band have performed in support of international acts such as Dead Kennedys (US), Supersuckers (US) and Aussie highlights such as Wolfmother, The Delta Riggs & The Jungle Giants. Having since recently successfully completed their own independent headline tour of the country, the band are beginning to develop a loyal, passionate and diverse fanbase across the country. Their message is one nostalgic in its origins but timeless in its nature; to influence and encourage self-belief, passion, love and positivity amongst their fanship.
Their 2017 single ‘Get Heavy’ which reached #2 on the Brisbane 4ZZZ Hottest 100, contrasts their high energy, youthful rock & roll sound against the likes more recent releases such as ‘Lucy’ & ‘One of a Kind’ which appear on their 2018 sophomore EP Love, Passion, Satisfaction. A collection of unconventional music videos have also seen the band gain credibility on a national scale after their early 2018 single ‘Rock & Roll is Dead’ received scheduled rage and MTV Australia play over the month of its release. Heading into 2019, the band will release their latest single ‘Don’t You Forget About Me’ and plan to embark on their biggest national tour to date. The song is a summer indie pop tune and somewhat signifies diversity from their traditional song writing roots.