Premiere: Port Royal reignite a classic sound with That’s How You Want It To Be
The track arrives with a collection of dates that'll take the Brisbane group through to the end of the year.
Over the last year or two, Brisbane-based rock 'n' roll group Port Royal have emerged frontrunners of the Brisbane rock scene, with a consistent stream of singles - and last year's Love Passion Satisfaction EP - positioning them as an act-to-watch if you're a fan of that catchy, old-school rock sound they're reinventing. In turn, they're quickly becoming notorious around their home city (and beyond), selling out some of Brisbane's biggest venues amongst slots at Bluesfest and St Kilda Festival this year. They're not just great in record, but on the live stage too - something they're quickly becoming known for.
In 2019 alone, two singles have tracked their growth and evolution, showcasing just how far they've come in locking down their sound and taking it to the next level. Their latest track That's How You Want It To Be continues this - albeit in a slightly different way - by taking a classic sound of the past and bringing it forward with a modern edge, channelling the glamour-rock of the 70s and 80s and viewing it through a 2019 lens.
Rich with pacing guitar riffs and thick bass rhythms, That's How You Want It To Be is all about the ruckus-y rock of the past, with Port Royal doing a damn good job at reviving the sound and adding new twists upon to bring it up to date. "That’s How You Want it to Be inspires the attitude of playing it your own way; not buying into the fickle social games we all play (romantic or otherwise), and expressing your emotions with confidence and honesty," says vocalist/guitarist Lawson Doyle on the track, before drummer Connor Arnold mentions how it's bringing the band to their next stage.
"That’s How You Want It To Be is another massive step for us as a band," he says. "We have been sitting on this track for a few months now and we are very excited to put out what we believe is our best work to date."
Dive into the track below, and then catch the group at a collection of shows across the next few months that'll take them to the end of the year:
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