HOW DID YOUR NAME ORIGINATE?
Before The Royal we were called "From Our Perspective" but we didn't like it very much. One day we we're playing a London Olympics game on the PS3 if I remember rightly, and there is one game mode called "The Royal" archery. We talked a little bit about the name and after that we became The Royal.
WHERE WAS YOUR FIRST GIG AND HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE THERE?
Our first gig with a full line-up was in Dynamo Eindhoven. I think there were around 50 to 70 people at our release party.
WHEN WAS YOUR LAST DAY OFF AND WHAT DID YOU DO WITH IT?
Our last day off was on March 8th. We did some sight-seeing in Camden Town, London.
WHAT IS SOMETHING - APART FROM YOUR PHONE OR WALLET - THAT HAS TO BE IN YOUR VICINITY AT ALL TIMES?
My keys. There are 3 main things that I always have to have with me, and that’s phone, wallet, and keys. The next thing after that is usually my backpack.
WHICH SONG BY ANOTHER ARTIST DO YOU WISH YOU'D WRITTEN?
Hmm that’s a difficult one. For me (Sem), I would say "Composure" by August Burns Red.
WHAT'S BEEN THE MOST SURREAL FAN MOMENT?
We played a show in Southampton, and after the set a fan asked me and JD to draw something on his arm. I drew our symbol logo, and JD drew a metal horn hand sign. It looked sick!