released January 28, 2019
ROYAL DISTORTION INVITED TO BE FIRST HOUSE BAND IN DECADES AT WHISKY A GO-GO
Royal Distortion is a female-fronted rock band formed in 2018 in Los Angeles by Greek singer IQueen, Greek guitarist Pyn Doll, Brazilian bassist Gabe Maska, and American drummer Kevin Tylor.
“Royal Distortion is like a modern cross between Nirvana, Blondie and U2 with edgy Pop-rock anthems that hook you instantly. They have created a unique dreamy rock-solid wall of sound, and there’s is a must-see live show. Royal Distortion are L.A.’s hot band to watch.” - L.A. Artists
Royal Distortion are rapidly creating a major buzz in Los Angeles with stellar songwriting and a new passionate sound that is moving people. By creating sweeping, urgent sonic landscapes with echoed guitars and lush harmonies, Royal Distortion also can drive hard live; giving the band a forceful, powerful edge that's designed for arenas.
“Royal Distortion is ready to break on through in a grand and regal way – especially if their live shows are indicative of greater glories ahead.” - Highwire Daze
The bands' first performances were a monthly residency at The Viper Room and they are performing every Monday (starting May 2018) at Whisky A Go-Go as their house band; this is the first time in decades that the world famous venue has invited a band to headline on a weekly continuous basis. Previous house bands at Whisky A Go-Go include The Doors, Van Halen, and Chicago.
“A new sound” - LA Weekly
“Royal Distortion present their own wondrous take on the pop and grunge movement, delivering a collection of songs that should be played all over the worldwide radio airwaves” - Highwire Daze Online
“This band is definitely on their yellow brick road to a label. Every gesture, every sound, every chorus, and every position was marketable.” - Highwire Daze
“LA’s hottest unsigned band” - LA Artist
"What a fierce performance the band bestowed upon their ardent fans. Arriving on the scene to give pop rock a glorious kick in the behind, IQueen is an absolutely captivating performer – comparisons to iconic superstars such as Debbie Harry may abound, but IQueen maintains a passion and versatility that is infinitely original." - Highwire Daze
"Ballsy Alt rock and I like it!" - LA Music Scene
“Their music feels modern, yet it is inspired by retro aesthetics and timeless rock influences, making for a perfect compromise. On stage, the band knows how to keep the audience on the edge and keep the tension high with electrifying performances.” - Folk N’ Rock
“Royal Distortion melds elements of late ‘70s and ‘80s new wave/first wave alternative with catchy pop-rock sensibilities. Their onstage energy is infectious” - Pure Grain Audio