the royal artillery

the royal artillery

 Brisbane, Queensland, AUS
BandRockBlues

TRA is a marriage of old and new sounds; late 60's prog/blues fattened out with bass heavy riffage from the 90's.

Slick musicianship and a penchant for improv makes for a unique and giving live experience.

Our Philosophy: keep it sweet for the ladies and hard for the gents.

Biography

The Royal Artillery is a heavily blues influenced, stoner-metal outfit. Based in Brisbane, the group has gigged and recorded locally since its inception in 2006. Originally a trio, the line-up has seen some change recently with the original drummer leaving in late 2010.

Having worked with the likes of Dallas Frasca and The Crusty Demons of Dirt, The Royal Artillery is well recognized in Brisbane’s progressive rock scene and has gigged with local bands such as The Kidney Thieves, Pink Bullet, The Moderns, Tijuana Cartel, New Manic Spree, Greenthief, Numbers Radio and Grand Atlantic.

2011 is set to be a big year for TRA; with a live EP and video clip set for release in mid 2011, you can expect to see this band bring their explosive live set to stages everywhere up and down the east coast.

Lyrics

Pony Ride

Written By: Zed Charles

Sit yourself down on the couch,
Shut your pretty mouth if nothing else,
All these times, you've been mine,
You've been someone else's Pony-ride.

If I left you in my home, would you stay there on your own?
I'm about to lose control.

I need some time, to clear my mind,
Please stay somewhere else tonight.

I wish I could, see it the way you do,
I wish I could, be the one you want me to.

It's true, everything's for you.

So good to know ya, x 2
I gotta be going soon, well it hurts me to girl.

So good to know you,
I got to go now,
Count to three baby listen carefully,
I'll be back on your street.

I wish I could, see it the way you do,
I wish I could, be the one you want me to.
All of these games we play,
makes it so hard to stay.

I am such a fool, for you.
It's true, what else can I do?

Sit yourself down on the couch,
Shut your pretty mouth if nothing else,
All these times, you've been mine,
You've been someone else's Pony-ride.

Discography

A mixed bag of reasonably unknown and unobtainable Ep's and Singles!

We recorded our first EP, which was coined 'First EP' in 2006 but never released it. Various tracks have been spread around the www, mainly on myspace.

Our newest EP, called 'New EP' was realeased independently and self distributed in late 2010. It features track, 'Peace of Mine' which got stuck in the Roots top 25 for a month or so.

Then there's the yet to be released 'Live Ep', which was recorded at a familly owned ranch on the Sunshine Coast. Featuring tracks from 'New EP' and a couple newies, 'Blues' and 'Stoner' and a cover 'Sunny'- this some of TRA's best work so far.

Finally there's 'Rollin&Tumblin', an almost 7 minute single that was recorded in 3 x 4 hour sessions at JMC. No bass guitar was ever tracked, instead using a boss octave pedal for the low end. The song was mixed down at Empire Studios before being released exclusively thru TripleJunearthed. Played on numerous TripleJ programs, reviewed by Sarah Howells and reaching #63 overall, this has been TRA's biggest success so far.

Almost all of the above content is available on our Bullet USB. These things will get you kicked off planes and can be purchased right here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/theroyalartillery?sk=app_4949752878