ROYAL TRUX – Legendary Underground Trash Blues Duo Is Back… ALIVE

ROYAL TRUX – DOK, Ghent, Belgium – 7 June 2017


After 17 years chaotic blues rock duo ROYAL TRUXNeil Hagerty and Jennifer Herrema – is back with a ‘new’ album. PLATINUM TIPS + ICE CREAM is actually a live album with recent recordings of old songs from a concert in New York and one in Los Angeles . It will be out 16 June via Drag City. Here’s a sludgy taste…


And in support of that fresh record the ex-junkies & ex-lovers, with a lot of noisy help from a cracking guitarist and a smashing drummer, are back on the road. Last Wednesday they landed in my hometown Ghent. Definitely hefty to see them alive (they look pretty healthy after all these years) and back on stage again. What we got was what we wanted. Forty-five minutes of anarchic and trashy blues garbage. No special effects and perfectly out of tune. Raw, destructive and gloriously crude. Like a mix of filthy Stooges, some deranged Captain Beefheart havoc and Herrema growling and snarling like a tortured reincarnation of Janis Joplin with a ‘who the fuck cares‘ attitude. Hell yeah! Something like this (but much louder)…

Picture this…


A smoke, a drink and lots of roars…


So happy together again…


Fans in trance…


Nice boots, Jennifer…


ROYAL TRUX: Label ‘Drag City’ – Bandcamp – Discography

(concert pics: by JL)

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