XFM's Great X-Pectations #1: Royal Blood

Royal Blood are a two-piece band formed in Brighton and comprising Mike Kerr on bass and vocals and Ben Thatcher on drums.

Royal Blood

They are much loved by Arctic Monkeys - Matt Helders was wearing a Royal Blood t-shirt during their 2013 summer festival run, including Glastonbury. They also share management with Arctic Monkeys and are opening their May Finsbury Park dates for them.

They were the subject of one of the biggest music industry bun fights in many years recently and have just signed with Parlophone / Warner.

Their first release was Out Of The Black in November 2013, the same month that they made their live debut in London as part of John Kennedy's X-Posure night.

XFM's Danielle Perry talks to Royal Blood: