With their unique combination of small-town roots and big city sound, Winnipeg alt-rockers Northern Royals have come to conquer your radio, your streaming service, and your local stage.
After years of putting in work as critically-acclaimed rock foursome The Autopilots, a change of name and a perfected lineup have given Northern Royals a fresh new outlook and a new mission: to rise to the top of the thriving western Canada rock scene. Not bad for an act with its origins in tiny Arborg, Manitoba -- a town better known for the World's Largest Curling Rock than anything with guitars.
Drawing from influences that range from post-grunge to metal to pop, the band’s in-your-face rock n’ roll assault is as much at home on mainstream rock radio as it is with the more discerning campus/community FM crowd.
After making the rounds of the Manitoba club scene and festival circuit, sharing the stage with the iconic likes of Jet Set Satellite, Northern Royals are ready to take things to the next level in 2019 and beyond.
"Northern Royals are one of the more motivated and hard-working bands in the Winnipeg music scene” said CJ Loane, frontman for Indigenous Music Award-nominated Manitoba rockers The Bloodshots and organizer of Toba Rock Fest.
“The attention to detail in their songwriting has grown over the past five years and I see them only going up from here. The work ethic is definitely there for this band to exceed their potential.”
With a new crop of hard-hitting, thought-provoking songs and an upcoming EP produced by industry legend GGGarth Richardson (Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chili Peppers), the band has its sights set on mainstream success.
Winnipeg has a proud, storied history of genre-defining rock artists, and Northern Royals have their sights firmly set on joining the pantheon.