Regal hail from Lyon, France and were formed from the embers of the less than pleasently named Last Rapes of Mr Teach, and current members of Le PÃÂªcheur ”â this four piece 60’s garage infused outfit fronted by Caelan O’Flaherty, who in a nod to his Irish heritage has brought with him a folk element. Combine this with the bands declared love of all things Back From The Grave and Garage Punk Unknowns plus overdosing on Black Lips ”â result, a heady psychedelic Seeds infused wig out !!
With their first album ”ËPossible Endings’ having just been jointly released by Brussells based Frantic City Records and Frances AzBin Records ”â vinyl only ; hey this lot love the 60’s !!
Regal have just begun a pan European tour ”â sadly no dates in the UK are scheduled ; however once the tour concludes Regal are upping sticks and relocating to the UK.
‘Possible Endings’ is full of trashy bouncy garage pop gems, the vocals (in English) are delivered straight from the bar ”â shot through with cheap whiskey, add to this a deep understanding of the importance of a decent melody or two, and you end up with a rabble rousing after hours lock in ”â you can just imagine the patrons shimmying to the fuzzed out guitars!!.
Feb 1 : Marseille, La Machine ÃÂ coudre
Feb 2 : Annecy, Comptoir de la Folie Ordinaire
Feb 3 : Lyon, Tostaki – TBC
Feb 4 : La chaux de fond, Le Centraf’
Feb 6 : Strasbourg, Mudd Club
Feb 7 : Tubingen, Epplehaus
Feb 8 : Brussels, DNA LP Release Party!!
Feb 9 : Tournai, Watermoulin
Feb 10 : Lille
Feb 11 : NL
Feb 13 : Berlin, White Trash
Feb 14 : Hamburg
Feb 15 : Berlin, Wowsville (acoustic show)
Feb 16 : Varsovie
Feb 17 : Krakow
Feb 18 : Szolnok, Tomi pub
Feb 19 : Budapest, Trafik club
Feb 21 : TBC
Feb 22 : Zagreb, Spunk
Feb 23 : Northern Itlay
Feb 24 : Lucarno, Canetti
Feb 25 : Briancon – TBC