News: PORT ROYAL champion the idea of doing things your own way on new single THAT’S HOW YOU WANT IT TO BE

Brisbane rock band Port Royal have put in the hard yards and made a name for themselves through honing their craft of live performance and sweating it out on stages all across the country. Sold out shows at venues including The Zoo and Lefty’s Music Hall in Brisbane are a testament to the band’s live chops. They’ve also appeared at Bluesfest 2019, St Kilda Festival 2019, and will later in the year will be performing a headlining spot at the Caloundra Music Festival. They have supported international heavyweights Dead Kennedys (US), Supersuckers (US), and Australian favourites The Delta Riggs and The Jungle Giants.

The band has two EP’s to date. Their first, The Express was released in 2016 and Love, Passion, Satisfaction in 2018. Amongst both EPs were a collection of catchy singles, including fan favourite “Rock & Roll is Dead”, which reached #3 on the 4ZZZ Hottest 100 in 2018 and a month long feature on Rage. 

Port Royal’s January 2019 single “Don’t You Forget About Me” received enthusiastic support from their fans and met critical acclaim, scoring airplay on Triple j. The band hit the road for a 17 date tour up and down the East Coast earlier this year in support of the single, selling several hundred tickets.

Their sound makes for a musical flavour that evokes a joyous celebration of song and dance. Recently the band bunkered down in their Brisbane studio and have now emerged victorious with new single “That’s How You Want It To Be”.

“‘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.”
- Lawson Doyle (vocals, rhythm guitar)

“‘That’s How You Want It To Be’ is another massive step for us as a band. 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.”
- Connor Arnold (drums, backing vocals)

Formed over a shared passion of classic rock n roll culture, Brisbane’s Port Royal are fast spreading their message of self belief and unity through their music.

The single is taken from Port Royal’s forthcoming EP Golden Years scheduled for release in 2020



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