Crooked Royals Drop Blistering Single 'Glass Hands', Announce New Album & Record Deal

  • Crooked Royals Drop Blistering Single 'Glass Hands', Announce New Album & Record Deal
    POSTED 4 Aug 2022

    crooked royalsCrooked Royals are today celebrating a triple serving of very good news.

    The New Zealand metal merchants have dropped the blistering new single Glass Hands, pairing that rager with the news that they've signed to 3DOT Recordings who will release their debut full-length  Quarter Life Daydream on Friday, October 31st.

    Crooked Royals initially bulldozed a path for Quarter Life Daydream with the single Copacetic generating over half a million Spotify streams and counting. Meanwhile, brand new single Glass Hands storms out of the gate on a flurry of double bass and fret-searing lead guitar as the melodic vocals ring out.

    Recorded and mixed by Zorran Mendonsa (Coridian) and mastered by George Lever (Sleep Token, Loathe, Thornhill), the single is about unmitigated passion towards a figure, whether that is a higher power, celebrity, or political figurehead. The narrative of the lyrics are sung by a person who is in absolute certainty that they are doing and acting in the interest of themselves, and in favour of the figure they are appeasing.

    The song is about a person who wants to believe in something so hard that they’ll do anything for it,” clean vocalist Christian Carstensen goes on. “We want listeners to be critical of this voice though.”

    “It’s similar to when people get news from a headline on social media," adds Carstensen's raw vocal counterpart Lee Mackley. “They’ll spout the headline, but they don’t read the actual article. They just believe in it without understanding it". Ultimately, Crooked Royals ask listeners to think about why they follow this person to the letter — sometimes to a fault. 

    Crooked Royals unearth harmony from unpredictability. The quintet is Christian Carstensen (clean vocals), Lee Mackley (heavy vocals), Jake Andrews (guitar), Keane Gilles (drums), and Conor Lawson (bass). Infusing metalcore with moments of head-spinning off-kilter prog, alternative melodies, and even nocturnal trap R&B, the band switch lanes seamlessly and smoothly.

    They bob and weave past boundaries with a deft and dynamic approach. After racking up millions of streams independently and touring with various genre heavyweights, they look to perfect this vision on Quarter Life Daydream.

    3DOT Recordings is the record label founded and curated by seminal heavy band Periphery. Formed in 2018, it is not only the outlet through which Periphery released its last album, Periphery IV: Hail Stan, but also the members' various side projects including Haunted ShoresBulbKing MothershipJake Bowen and Four Seconds Ago.

    On top of Crooked Royals, the label has also built a diverse roster of heavy bands including DestrageAstronoid and Infinity Shred
     

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    Quarter Life Daydream wil be released on Friday, Octbober 31st via 3Dot Recordings. Pre-orders are available now

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crooked royalsCrooked Royals are today celebrating a triple serving of very good news.

The New Zealand metal merchants have dropped the blistering new single Glass Hands, pairing that rager with the news that they've signed to 3DOT Recordings who will release their debut full-length  Quarter Life Daydream on Friday, October 31st.

Crooked Royals initially bulldozed a path for Quarter Life Daydream with the single Copacetic generating over half a million Spotify streams and counting. Meanwhile, brand new single Glass Hands storms out of the gate on a flurry of double bass and fret-searing lead guitar as the melodic vocals ring out.

Recorded and mixed by Zorran Mendonsa (Coridian) and mastered by George Lever (Sleep Token, Loathe, Thornhill), the single is about unmitigated passion towards a figure, whether that is a higher power, celebrity, or political figurehead. The narrative of the lyrics are sung by a person who is in absolute certainty that they are doing and acting in the interest of themselves, and in favour of the figure they are appeasing.

The song is about a person who wants to believe in something so hard that they’ll do anything for it,” clean vocalist Christian Carstensen goes on. “We want listeners to be critical of this voice though.”

“It’s similar to when people get news from a headline on social media," adds Carstensen's raw vocal counterpart Lee Mackley. “They’ll spout the headline, but they don’t read the actual article. They just believe in it without understanding it". Ultimately, Crooked Royals ask listeners to think about why they follow this person to the letter — sometimes to a fault. 

Crooked Royals unearth harmony from unpredictability. The quintet is Christian Carstensen (clean vocals), Lee Mackley (heavy vocals), Jake Andrews (guitar), Keane Gilles (drums), and Conor Lawson (bass). Infusing metalcore with moments of head-spinning off-kilter prog, alternative melodies, and even nocturnal trap R&B, the band switch lanes seamlessly and smoothly.

They bob and weave past boundaries with a deft and dynamic approach. After racking up millions of streams independently and touring with various genre heavyweights, they look to perfect this vision on Quarter Life Daydream.

3DOT Recordings is the record label founded and curated by seminal heavy band Periphery. Formed in 2018, it is not only the outlet through which Periphery released its last album, Periphery IV: Hail Stan, but also the members' various side projects including Haunted ShoresBulbKing MothershipJake Bowen and Four Seconds Ago.

On top of Crooked Royals, the label has also built a diverse roster of heavy bands including DestrageAstronoid and Infinity Shred
 

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Quarter Life Daydream wil be released on Friday, Octbober 31st via 3Dot Recordings. Pre-orders are available now

Listen To Crooked Royals 

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