There are a lot of great garage bands that have helped make the scene in Australia one of the most vibrant in the world, and out of all of them Sydney's Royal Headache
is my favorite; the four-piece plays a catchy blend of garage, soul, and power-pop, which made for a hell of a self-titled debut album. Late last week the group dropped a two-song single on Bandcamp called "Stand and Stare" b/w "Give it All to Me,"
and I'm quite fond of the B side cut, which is today's 12 O'Clock Track
. Royal Headache ratchets up the pace of its hooky garage rock ever so slightly on "Give it All to Me," and the group keeps its sound grounded in its soulful swagger even as the guitars approach a speed reminiscent of early hardcore. Check it out below, and give the A side
a spin too.