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“Quick glance at the schedule reveals time to hang on at Walkabout to catch Outside Royalty.”
In The City 2009
ITC: Matt’s Day One

Quick glance at the schedule reveals time to hang on at Walkabout to catch Outside Royalty. We’ve already visited the 1980’s tonight, and we’re time travelling again with Outside Royalty fairly quickly revealing themselves steeped in the seventies. More specifically, with their Eno-ish keyboard stabs and frontman Adam Billing’s Ferry-ish croon, Outside Royalty don’t so much wear their Roxy Music influence on their sleeve as their whole smoking jacket. There’s a strange dichotomy between Billing’s chirpy showman between-song banter and the, at times, rather overwrought performance, but Outside Royalty do have songs that will appeal – single ‘Lightbulb (Turning Off)’ has a nagging hook, ‘Falling’ could come straight from the Roxy songbook (and that’s no criticism) and closer ‘Palladium’ sees them take a turn for the 90’s (yep, it sounds a bit like Pulp).



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