Episode 344. Anemic Royalty- Garage Rock Band-Louder Than Life
Anemic Royalty is a garage rock band from Louisville, Kentucky. Since their formation in 2014, these guys have been hanging out in basements, backyards, dismantled minivans, music festivals, and rock clubs, writing and performing loud, melodic hook-laden rock songs.
In 2013 two shaggy-haired weirdos from Highland Middle school, Jeremy Rochman (Vox/guitar) and Seamus Coyle (Guitar/vox), who didn’t know much about anything, discovered a mutual unconditional love for guitars and Green Day. That was enough because, after a couple of out-of-tune jam sessions in the basement, they decided to start their first band, Sucker Punch. After playing a couple of birthday parties and lock-ins worth of Nirvana and Foo Fighters covers, Jeremy’s buddy Oden rang up and said: “yo, I just got this bass for Christmas can a come jam?” And then there were three. Miles was the last to join. It was weird because he didn’t practice; he just somehow could play the drums one day…. and that became Anemic Royalty.
Their first year, they played shows wherever they could. Street festivals, birthday parties, the basement, and about a year or so in, they went into the studio to record their first demo, “Baby Fang.” After that release, they began playing more shows, writing more songs, hanging out in more basements and minivans, and finally, it was time to start their new project. They started working with musician and producer Extraordinaire Scott Carney and beast behind the mixing board Dave Chale to do this the way they wanted. The essential tracks came quickly… then, after months of work, more tracking, raising funds, mixing, and tweaking, they released their first single, “Better Hands,” and a little while later, the second “Fire + Ice.” The record, Anemic Royalty, was released on March 31st, 2018.
Where are they now? They are playing among us, a-lot, as much as they can… see you at the show!