Royal Teeth is an American indie pop band from formed in 2010. They released their debut EP Act Naturally in 2011 and debut LP Glow in 2013. The full-length record featured the hit Wild, a spirited anthem driven by the sparkling vocal chemistry between singers Nora Patterson and Gary Larsen, that propelled the band to multiple TV, film, commercials, ads and video game placements, guest appearances on Last Call with Carson Daly and American Idol (at the personal invitation of fellow Louisiana native Harry Connick, Jr.) and slots at festivals, including Austin City Limits, and SXSW,.
Royal Teeth's new EP is released today, November 18, on Round Hill Records. It is called Amateurs, despite the fact that, after five years, three cities, two albums, various personnel changes, and hundreds of days on the road, the Louisiana quartet is definitely an ensemble of well-seasoned pros. The title is a literal etymological reading of the word: the French amateur from the Latin verb "to love", applied in this case as a mission statement and a reminder of why they do what they do.
Both the sounds and the overarching themes on Amateurs are tougher, more mature and more surehanded than Royal Teeth's previous outings. They play like a band that's honed itself down to its core chemistry, musicians who know what they want to do and how to do it. But they also play with pure joy, ease, and love of what they're doing - like amateurs.
Anthemic indie pop lovers and everybody with a spot on a feel-good melody, should stream Amateurs on SoundCloud or on Spotify now.