Theatre Royal were formed after a day spent breaking into a derelict Chatham theatre in 2009 with Billy Childish and Lupen Crook (hence the name), they have since released two albums and a number of EPs and singles. Live highlights include supporting PiL, The Wedding Present and Sweet Baboo as well as headlining XFMs John Kennedys The Remedy club night and Death2Disco.
We have started and one day we will finish...
"brilliantly switching between the calm and the storm." 5/5 Artrocker album review
"the paisley-shirted sound of the Medway Towns meets the West-Coast of The States." Steve Lamacq BBC Radio2/6Music
"If you had to define From Rubble Rises in an image, it would be the iconic poster photo for Ken Loach’s Kes: fragile, embattled youthful idealism sticking two crooked fingers to the crushing disappointments of adulthood and its ordinary trappings. It’s either a gesture of defiance in the face of defeat, or a grand statement of victory. Either way it’s an impassioned, beautiful thing to behold." Medway Broadside
“an album that cuts through genres, blending swathes of melodies and anthemic choruses” 9/10 Loud Horizon
"an exceptional debut album compromising of everything that is good about pop music and many of its offshoots from the past forty years." Buzzin Music
“Filled with the small town longing of The Rifles or Doves with the darker leanings of The National if they flipped to poppy delivery.” Best of Myspace 113, Gill Mills
The Velvet Underground, Love, The Beatles, The Smiths, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Buffalo Springfield, Joy Division, Neil Young, The Stone Roses, Bob Dylan, Billy childish etc etc..