Out Now on Soul Kitchen Recordings

Emerging from a year which saw rising talent Luke Royalty question where his journey in music was taking him, the young and exciting artist is back with the release of his brilliant new EP 9INE. Listen to 9INE EP HERE.


“This project was very close to never seeing the light of day,” Luke said. “This is me not giving up, proving to myself that I don’t need to be anything or become anything. I’ve always tried to make music that’s innovative and I hope people see that. I’m putting this out for myself, for the love of music, not for anyone else.”


Self-produced and taking Influence from the likes of Frank Ocean, Tirzah and Tame Impala and mixed by longtime collaborator Bob MacKenzie, 9INE follows Luke’s debut EP My Blue Room. Merging lo-fi beats, with Luke’s raw, easy-going tones, the collection of seven tracks intertwine through hazy vibes to breezy pop hooks. “9INE is a messy pop project about love, hope and fear,” Luke said of the EP. “I really wanted to try and make something that sounded different to the other music that’s being released right now and separate myself from any labels or genres that people might expect when listening to Luke Royalty. I want to create something that’s fresh, exciting, and rough around the edges.”


Hailing from Darlington in the North East of England, Luke came from a creative family of artists and musicians. He, however, avoided dabbling in music until his late teens, preferring to spend his time playing Sunday League football and following his beloved Darlington FC. Upon finding influence in the likes of Mac Miller, Amy Winehouse and Bill Withers, Luke got drawn into the culture of turning his words to music and the rest is history in the making.


Without doubt one of the most exciting emerging acts around and having already garnered support from key players including BBC Radio 1 (Jack Saunders’ ‘Future Artists Next Wave Pick’), BBC 6 Music, BBC Introducing, NME, Clash Magazine, Far Out Magazine, Notion, The Line Of Best Fit, The Independent and Amazing Radio, Luke Royalty continues to be an artist we should all be watching.


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