Five Questions With The Royal Volts

Nova Scotia-based band, The Royal Volts will be releasing their album, Hard Landings on March 13, 2020, and will be taking off on a Maritime tour, tickets are on sale today at

Check out their live video for “Shake” below and find out more about The Royal Volts via our Five Questions With segment.

Care to introduce yourself to our readers?

The four of us have been playing as a unit for the last 7 years on the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia. We started in our last year of high school to beat boredom, and as an excuse not to do our homework.

Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.

Our music stems from classic rock tones, but with a modern twist. Tube amps and big drums are our game. Our songs, for the most part, start off with just the riff and tend to develop from there, with lyrics being added last.

Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who has yet to see you live, how would you explain your live performance?

For our album release, we are doing a small Maritime tour, leaving blood and sweat on every stage we step on. If Jeff Goldbloom and The Muppets’ Animal had a baby, it’d be Quenny. Wesley would be Patrick Swayze and the Tasmanian Devil’s love child. “I AM GROOT?” translates to Brady Leights, the glue that keeps the beat rollin. As for me, I’d say a love child of Donkey from Shrek and Adele.

If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?

If I was asked to suggest one song of ours for someone to listen to, it would have to be “Bad Thing”. It’s blues-inspired, and we toss in a few lyrics that suggest some of our influences.

Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?

I think Canadian music is top shelf stuff, you just can’t beat it. My Spotify is made up of Rush, Billy Talent, Danko Jones, and Big Wreck to name a few.

Tour Dates:
Friday, March 13 – Pictou NS – The Highlander
Saturday, March 14 – Sydney NS – Governor’s
Friday, March 20 – Charlottetown PE – Hunter’s Ale House
Saturday, March 21 – Moncton NB – Tide & Boar
Friday, April 3 – Fredericton NB – The Capital
Saturday, April 4 – Halifax NS – Sniggly Wiggly’s

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