“…classic rock ‘n’ roll sound with just the right amount of a gravelly punk edge.” – VICE/ NOISEY 

“Like a heartland version of Rancid, The Hold Steady with less lyrics and more balls, or Bruce Springsteen if he’d grown up getting loaded behind the pool hall with Mike Ness…”  – ALTERNATIVE PRESS 

“A modern classic…” -ROCKSOUND

NASHVILLE, TN – Nashville’s own, Blacklist Royals are thrilled to announce they will be performing at South By Southwest 2014! Top tier music outlets such as Alternative Press Magazine and RockSound Magazine have both praised the band for their unique and inspiring sound.

Working their way up from the dingiest of clubs and barrooms sprawling in and across North America’s borders to the stages of European festivals performing in front of thousands, Blacklist Royals have spent the last three years on the road supporting their debut full length Semper Liberi… chasing the often fleeting rock-n-roll dreams of youth like a siren song, and finding their own voice along the way.

Their long awaited follow-up album, Die Young With Me, is a testament to that. There was a very deliberate change in the writing process as twin brothers and founding members Nat and Rob Rufus entered the studio to begin going through new material with the band, and the record went on to take shape as a truly autobiographical collection of songs. Topically revolving around the personal account of a childhood spent battling cancer, the album unfolds as a fluid thing, exploring new directions both sonically and lyrically with candor and heart like never before. Die Young With Me, produced by Ted Hutt (Old Crow Medicine Show, Flogging Molly, Lucero, The Gaslight Anthem)will see release in June via Krian Music Group/ UMG.

Watch the band’s lyric video for “Righteous Child” here:


Blacklist Royals SXSW 2014 Showcases:

WED. March 12th – 7:00pm – SXSW Official Showcase @ Headhunters – 720 Red River St.

THUR. March 13th – 3:45PM – LIL Big Fest Party @ Tiniest Bar in Texas – 817 W. 5th St.

FRI. March 14th – 5:15PM – Big Picture Media Showcase @ Blind Pig Rooftop – 317 E. 6th St. 

SAT. March 15th – 11:00AM – Quantum Collective Southwest Invasion Party @ Whole Foods Roof Top Plaza – 525 N Lamar Blvd.

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