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Albums Of The Week: Grande Royale | Carry On

The Swedish garage-rockers get back to basics on their hard-hitting fifth album.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Swedish rockers Grande Royale are back with their fifth studio full-length Carry On.

Carry On contains 11 tracks of high-energy rock ’n’ roll. It reflects a raw, back-to-basics approach, keeping production simple while focusing on strong and catchy material: Orange-fueled electric guitars, crushing bass tones and thundering drums inspired by ’90s rock. Carry On was produced by the band members themselves and mixed by Robert Pehrsson. Vocalist Gustav Wremer sings with more grit than on previous albums, adding a ton of attitude to these new songs. Altogether, Carry On offers a rollicking take on garage rock.

Wremer says, “On our previous record Take it Easy, we experimented a lot with different instruments and sounds to challenge ourselves — to make something that, to us, is a bit unusual and that stands out from our other albums. On Carry On, we’re focusing on what we’re best at: Dirty garage rock ’n’ roll. We’ve basically recorded and produced the entire record ourselves. I think it ended up great. No fuss, no muss, just rock!”