Theatre Royal

The Story Of My Life’ – digital download single

The Preservation Society Presents

‘ poptastic, conjuring up those halcyon days’  John Kennedy XFM x-posure

June 18th 2012


Spring sprung a leak, sunshine was at a premium, but summer has arrived and Theatre Royal brings to you ‘The Story of My Life’. The first single to be taken from the band’s 2nd album ‘at the end of a river, the sea…’, out later this summer, is sparkling pop. This is universal guitar pop, the sort that seems to rear its head every time that a journalist says that it’s dead. The song is a tale of friendship, break up and uncertainty and just like many a relationship it’s equal parts melancholy and euphoria. 

For 3 minutes, all jangling and harmony-drenched, the song piles wave upon wave of hooks atop a solid backbeat and a slab of reverb. Ear candy backing vocals contrast with a deadpan lead, in a call and response that strides from The West Coast to the Mersey via the bands hometown in Medway. The track sees the band: Oliver Burgess (vocals/guitar), Robbie Wilkinson (guitar/vocals), Brendan Esmonde (bass guitar), Jon Gibbs (drums) refine the raw template of their debut and sharpen its gaze.

‘The Story Of My Life’ is backed by two hugely contrasting cuts in the form of ‘Bonechild’ and ‘All I Need’,neither of which is to appear on the forthcoming album. ‘Bonechild’ sets its tone of almost defiant resignation to pounding drums and a blistering, gun slinging guitar solo.  ‘All I Need’ is a simple and tender ode to a loved one, recorded in the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis and featuring a piano once owned by the late great Jerry Lee Lewis.

Theatre Royal - Bonechild by ThePreservationSociety
Theatre Royal - All I Need by ThePreservationSociety

This is just the first taste of an album full of pop gems, to be released later this summer via Rochester based label The Preservation Society Presents. ‘The Story Of My Life’ will be available as part of a digital bundle from all good online retailers from June 18th and will be supported by a number of live dates across the South East.

‘heads straight for the melodic jugular’ – Artrocker Magazine 

June 23rd - The Bandstand, Folkstone

July 7th - The Royal Function Rooms (basement bar), Rochester

July 28th – Music Event One, Main Stage, Rochester Castle w/ PiL and The Wedding Present

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