A little battered and certainly bruised from the outrageous fun of Day One at Coachella 2015, we hit the polo fields on Saturday to kick off round two with an adrenaline jolt from UK rock heroes Royal Blood. We couldn’t get away from them, despite having pressing responsibilities across the field. They were just too damn good.
Blasting through the majority of last year’s eponymous crusher LP, the UK rockspaz duo made “Out of The Black” as ferociously seductive as the lustchild of Refused and Japandroids. “Come On Over” and “Figure It Out” took the early-day crowd from a headcount of roughly 200 to roughly ten times as many. Within just a few songs, the most glorious pit of the day was well on its way to some hospital bills.