Royal Blood - Lights Out

Royal Blood is a two-piece rock band hailing from Brighton, UK, comprised by just a drummer (Ben Thatcher) and bassist/lead singer (Mike Kerr).  We've been a fan of theirs since their first album, Out Of The Black, but their new album, How Did We Get So Dark?, has turned us into super-fans.  Every single song gives an ample amount of groove, with just the right amount of heaviness, and is accompanied by Mike's attitude-drenched vocals.  Although they're a two-piece, through the innovative use of equipment, Mike gets his bass to sound like both a guitar and bass at the same time.  Hear this for yourself in their new single, "Lights Out." 

How do they sound live?  Amazing.  Check out a live performance here.

Sharay Reed - Bass Groove Guru

The first time we saw this, we may have watched it three or four times in a row.  Everything about this video (except for the potato video quality) is mind-blowing.  The vibe of the choir singing over such an incredible groove is truly uplifting.  It really shows how music can be such a uniting and healing element for all who are a part of making it, let alone those who were fortunate enough to experience this in the audience first-hand.